Sunday, December 11, 2011

My new Pedestal....I'm in love!

Before I joined the world of blogging I never had any pedestals...or thought much of them for that matter! Now I have seen so many pretty pedestals and neat ideas for making pedestals that I am loving the whole pedestal thing. I have used cake plates and I recently bought a metal pedestal that I painted white...but I wanted something more. I had seen this pedestal on a blog...I can't remember which one...but it was the second time I saw it and I loved it. I was on the look out for one...they were made by Southern Living...which is now Willow house, either way it was a retired piece. So to ebay I went...and found a couple. They were priced kind of high but one was not too bad. I bid on it in the last 8 seconds and won! I am loving it...and so happy that I got it! I just say it's an early Christmas present ;)

I got another pretty find from Willow House, it's in my dining room and I will be sharing that soon!

Hope you all have a warm and cozy night,

Till next time,

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas at night in the Living room

These last two weeks have kept me busy with Christmas shopping and Christmas decorating along with other things, and so I have not posted anything. I have been doing a lot of decorating but nothing was getting finished, it seems like I start on 3 rooms at once and then it takes me forever to get them all done. So I think I finally have the living room area done and wanted to share some pics of it at night time. That is my favorite time to sit on the couch, with all the Christmas lights lit and the candles looks so pretty and magical! For Christmas I have always loved to decorate with reds, greens, golds and silvers. I prefer the classic/traditional Christmas look...even though I love the natural look at Christmas time, I just can't go without my red and green!  What are your favorite colors to use at Christmas time?

All of our stockings are hung with care in hopes that St. Nick will put presents there. I don't have a fireplace to hang them by so they hang on the staircase. I got these at Pottery Barn a couple years back, and added the babies last year when we found out it was going to be a boy. 
 The entryway. My new red and white checked rug that I picked up at Ikea last weekend. I love it for Christmas time!
 Don't mind the top of the baby swing has been bumped into the hallway since putting the tree up...that is how small the living room is!
 My entry hall table. I love these topiaries. I got them years ago in Germany and just added the lights today. It makes such a difference to them and adds lots more light to the hall way. The table and mirror are from JCPenny years back. I love how the tree can be seen in the mirror.
 This is my Ski coat rack. I picked this up at a flea market in Germany when we first moved there. They are red so I could not pass them up and I love how they were re purposed.
 Some German ornaments adorn the banister.
 More mirrors to reflect all the pretty lights
 The front porch getting decorated and a glimpse of the tree for passersby.
 Our house...can you spy someone in my window?? The hubby was still hanging some lights on the roof!
 I moved the picture that was hanging over the couch and put up this mirror that used to hang in my bedroom. It reflects the tree and candles so beautifully! It adds more depth to the room and is a great place to hang the new "believe" banner I made. I really like having the mirror there!
 This is a hand blown glass ball luminary.  It is from Czechoslovakia where they sell so many beautiful ornaments like this! It has a snowy village church on it that is hand painted. By far one of my favorite decorations. It did loose a little crescent shaped piece out of it when we moved stateside from Germany, but I am just glad it was still intact!

 Another mirror shot.
 A shot of the room...with my hubby on the couch...I was only able to kick him out of the room for so long.
 The tree! I love Sitting and looking at the tree.
 Candle light adds a nice warm glow to the room...and they smell nice too :)

 There is even a nice reflection on the TV.
 I hang up this wreath each year and this year I made the JOY banner to add to it.

That is the night tour of my living room @ Christmas time. Stay tuned for the dinning room tour coming soon! 
Thanks for stopping by...I love to hear your comments and hope you'll come back soon.

 Till next time,

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. I wanted to share a quick post with you of my Thanksgiving table. My family and I had a really nice Thanksgiving together and even though we are not near the rest of my family we were able to have some Skype time with them. We also got to set up the Christmas tree..minus the decorations, I still need to pull them all out! Now I am so ready to go to bed but I wanted to get this post up before I crashed. So here are some pictures of our Thanksgiving!
I made the table runners last minute out of burlap and muslin.
I painted my little orange pumpkins a gray blue color to match the big pumpkin better and then painted the letters on them followed by some wax.
The white pedestal below is another project I just did. The pedestal was a silver aluminum so I painted it with ASCP in old white followed by some brown glaze. I love it now! The lanterns are a new purchase from Willow house..I really like those too.
Here is my thrifty find pitcher and feathers. My Grandmother loved peacock feathers, they were always scattered about her this a little reminder of her :)
I painted the white pumpkin with more ASCP and added glaze to that as well. Not bad for a buck! 
Here we all are...there is always someone who has to make a silly face, it wouldn't be a family pic without it! 
Happy Thanksgiving from our Family to Yours~


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Some weekend Shopping

As Thanksgiving approaches it becomes crunch time for me to figure out what I am doing for Thanksgiving! I know I know...I should already have all that figured out, but I am a last minute kind of person. So I was running around looking for some things to use for my table setting. I hit up Hobby Lobby...which was packed with people who were snatching up Christmas decor...but  no one was in the tiny aisle of fall decor. I might add that the fall decor was 80% OFF!! I was kinda bummed that there was such a little bit of fall decor left, but thrilled that no one else was even looking at it. So I grabbed up a bunch of pumpkins, gourds, candles, and whatever else I could find. I also picked up some burlap fabric and muslin for table runners that I am in the process of making. When I have them both done I will show them to you!

My next trip took me to one of my Favorite Junk shops here in town. I picked up a couple of things there...I always find so many neat things that I would love to bring home with me. I picked out a small white pitcher, I plan on using that for Thanksgiving. Then I found a small bundle of Peacock feathers...actually my daughter found them..for a dollar...those will be on my table this week as well!

My favorite thing though was a large metal tray with two sweet bunny rabbits on it. I LOVE it for spring time and Easter, for $5.00 I had to have it!
  Last of all I had to run into Walmart to grab some bread and while I was there I figured I would take a gander at some home stuff. I was grabbing some candles when my hubby came to me with a box that had salt and pepper shakers in it. They were little brown acorns. I had told him that I had wanted to find little turkey salt and pepper shakers so he was looking for me. They didn't have any...neither did anywhere else I had looked, but when he saw the acorn ones he knew I would like them, and I did :) 
On the way to the check out aisles I took a detour at the kitchen section and found all their fall dishes from Better Homes and Gardens were on sale. I found a Turkey platter and some plates that I really liked....grabbed them up!
These are napkin rings that I found as well...everything was marked down!
I could have grabbed up all the cute pumpkin dishes they had too....but I thought it best not too.  Now I am excited about putting together my table for Thanksgiving. I still have one more table runner to make, then I can start playing with all my goodies to see how I like them most!

I hope you all had a good weekend...I know I am looking forward to this week. I love Thanksgiving and I am also excited to break out the Christmas decor shortly there after!

Wish you all a happy week with family and friends,

Friday, November 18, 2011

6 months old

Today my little man Cullen turned 6 months old! I love spending everyday with him...he can always bring a smile to my face :)  The time goes by so fast when they are little, and it seems to go by faster with each child I have. He is our last baby so I am trying to enjoy it all while I can, before I know it he will be a big boy! Just wanted to share some recent pics of him. He is a little love bug, so happy and smiley. Cullen is such a joy to our family. We weren't expecting to have another baby when he came along, now I can't imagine a life without him.
Love You Cullen!! 
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Hope you all have a great weekend,

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hot pink Bedroom! My daughters bedroom project

Do you ever feel like you have so many decorating projects going on at once that you get scatterbrained?? Well that is how I feel right now! I have so many little things here and there that I want to get done that I am having a hard time doing any of them. I keep a mental check list but I am starting to think I need to make a real check list so I have a visual of all the projects I want to do. Anyway here is a glimpse at one of my on going projects that has taken me entirely too long just to get it to the point that it's at now! My eldest daughters room. We started working on it last year, and then it came to a stand still. Being pregnant at the time not much seemed to get done around here, so now I am making up for about 7 months of doing nothing! LOL...oh well. Here are some pics of her room now.

This is a mirror I bought at Gina's Junk last year for around $28.00 It's hard to see all the detail in it because it was dark out when I took the pics, but it's a great mirror!
I got this lamp on sale at TJ was the only one there and it just so happened to have an A on it. My daughters name is Autumn so it was perfect! 
Here is a little someone who loves to go in her sisters room...
The Chandy is from Lowes...I loved it, perfect fit for her room! I will have to get a better pic of it when it's light out.
So that is Autumn's room as of now. There are still some more little things here and there I want to add to it. Who knows when that will happen...but when it does I will be sure to share it with you all! 
Thanks for stopping by!
Till next time,