Tuesday, August 25, 2015

One Man's Junk...

Hi, everyone!

I hope that you're having a great week!

I recently got 2 'new' treasures at the flea market and wanted to share them with you.

The first thing is this sweet concrete garden statue.

It's rough and shabby, but I fell in love with it!  And at all of $5, how could I resist?

I set it on a chippy old column base to add a little height, and it has a new home on a small bench in the back area of my living room.

On the bottom shelf of the bench I placed my other 'new' treasure, this old metal tool chest.

This thing is big and HEAVY!  (I struggled carrying it to my car!)

Again, it's shabby, and full of the rusty, crusty goodness that I love!

I had this spot in mind for it, and was happy that it fit perfectly!

So in this case, one man's junk is MY treasure! :)

I still have my little barnwood cabinet hanging above the bench, filled with white goodies.

So here's the complete new vignette...

All thanks to some 'good junk'!

I appreciate you stopping by!

Have a wonderful day!  :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Renewed Patch of Backyard

Hi, everyone!

We have a little patio in our backyard-a patch really-that we don't use, and I've never done anything with it.

I decided I wanted it to look pretty, since our sunporch overlooks it, so I set about finding an inexpensive way to jazz it up!

I found this little iron table and the 2 chairs at 2 different shops, but thought their chippy white and rusty finishes matched up nicely!  The whole set only cost me $35!

The sweet little garden angel came from the flea market, and she has a new home on the table.

Keith and I went to a sale years ago at the home of a popular Country Living magazine contributor. We got this huge (and heavy!) old shabby birdhouse from him, and I've never really had a good spot for it.

 I added it beside the seating area, and I love the visual punch it gives!

I've had the concrete urn out here for awhile, so I added a pretty fern to make it complete.

The little red birdhouse was a gift from Keith a couple months ago, and he attached it to the tree for me.

The whole area has kind of a shabby, overgrown look, but of course that's just my style! :)

And now I enjoy the view instead of looking at a barren patch of patio!

Thanks so much for stopping by...

...and have a fantastic day!

Monday, August 10, 2015

My Etsy Shop

Hi, everyone!  Hope that you had a great weekend!

I recently reopened my Etsy shop (here) and thought I'd share some of the goodies that are available.

And there's lots more!

 I'm adding items daily, so please check it out, here.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a fantastic day!  :)

Monday, August 3, 2015

Super Simple Summer Mantel 2015

Hi, everyone!
Hope you had a great weekend!

I thought I'd share my current mantel vignette with you.

I wanted to keep it simple, light, and airy.

Just an old window...

...some candles...

...and a grapevine wreath...

Super simple!

Of course I left up my burlap and rhinestone banner.

On the hearth are 2 new finds.

I love old architectural salvage pieces; this chippy column caught my eye at a local antique shop!

I topped it with an ironstone pitcher filled with dried lavender.

This vintage wicker basket was at the flea, and had to come home with me, too!

It's perfect for holding some of my favorite mags, and a pillow made by a friend.

So there you have it!

My summer mantel, and 2 new found treasures!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a fabulous day!  :)

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Last of the Sunroom Tour

Good morning, everyone!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Today I'm showing you the last of my sunroom.

This is the 'comfy chair' that Keith uses when we're out here.  (I had the slipcover made for it last year.)

On the one side of the chair is this old chippy wood and enamel topped table.

I placed a large birdcage and watering can on top of it...

...and my no. 3 army trunk underneath it...

...and my large Mother Mary statue beside it.  (She was the catalyst to add touches of blue to this room!)

On the other side of the chair is this little bookcase.

It fits the narrow space perfectly.

I've topped it and filled it with some of my favorite things...

...like ironstone tureens, an old shabby lunch box, and this adorable cherub statue that my mom recently gifted me with!

Above it I hung a chippy vintage frame...

So, there you have it!  Now you've seen all of my updated vintage sunroom!

To refresh your memory, or in case you missed it, here's the rest:

I showed you this area here...

And this area here...

I hope that you enjoyed the little tour!

Thanks for stopping, and have a wonderful day!  :)