Friday, June 15, 2012
I've just started working on this spot. It is my window seat! I want to make it all soft and cozy so I will have a reading nook. I added a nice black and white print that I've had forever. I found this cute magazine rack at Goodwill for $2. A quick coat of white paint for the magazine holder and it looks like brand new. It will be the perfect place to store my book until I get back to my reading nook!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
My father made a set of quilting frames for me when I was about 11 years old. I actually made quilts way back then but that is another post!! When I decorated my old family home, I didn't have a place to store the 4 long frames, so I tried to think outside the box! I used the frames to border the ceiling of the guest room and on one side I hung old family photos from the curtain tiebacks that match the room decor. Next I will use the frames in some way to hang curtains from the windows. Cross your fingers that will turn out well!!
Monday, June 11, 2012
Knick Knacks add a whimsical touch to my sister's kitchen. She loves the vintage look and creatively displays her unique vintage treasures. I love the antique coffee grinder and the spoon wind chime hanging above it. The soft color of the tiny display cabinet is the perfect back drop for these tiny pitchers, bowls and what nots!! I think I would really enjoy cooking here!
Friday, June 8, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
My sister has a green thumb anyway, but I love the idea of her salad bowl on the porch. She simply planted her lettuce in the first container that she found which is a bright red colander. Placed in on the porch on an old bench and TA DAHHHH!!! Salad bowl at your fingertips. Be creative!!!
Monday, June 4, 2012
My sister doesn't like her odd assortment of chairs on the front porch, but I love it. A child's school chair, a rocking chair that she reconstructed from two broken rockers, rescued chairs from long ago, and a couple of metal new/vintage look chairs that I snagged at a yard sale. She wants all matching chairs, but I love the variety of her seating. I love the idea of reusing what was thought to be too far gone! I love this porch and the way it invites you to sit down, relax and enjoy the moment. But I have a surprise for her, the next time that she needs new chairs, I have 4 brightly painted ladder back chairs, just waiting for her!! But until then, her chairs remain the most inviting of all.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Our Pinterest Party night was a success. Ideas were already being born during the creative storm for the next pinterest party. These are just a few of the finished projects. We worked on Stepping stones, magnets, jewelry and chalkboards. Everyone was exhausted and everyone had fun.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
What a great idea to have a Pinterest Inspired Craft Night!! This is our third party and one of the busiest! It took a little planning, but that is my favorite part! With access to Pinterest, planning anything is easy. I searched for ideas for a party theme, and then ideas for our projects. I chose a pink/orange/black food table theme and chose magnets, chalkboards, stepping stones and jewelry for our projects. We started at 6pm and finished around 10pm. We were exhausted and happy. Projects are almost complete, just need a few finishing touches to make them perfect.
Clear florist stones and scrapbook paper make beautiful magnets.
Washers (from the hardware store), scrapbook paper and diamond glaze were our tools for the Jewelry
Mini Fruit pizzas were my favorite. Using individual cookies, cream cheese mixed with a smidge of lemon juice made the white cover, then add your favorite fruit. TIP - the cookies get soft pretty quickly, so use a really hard cookie, or serve them with a spatula. Next time, I'll put each cookie on a flattened cup cake holder.
Raspberries stuffed with white chocolate chips were the simpliest thing to make. Soooo easy.
These napkins say it all
Life is a bowl of cherries
http://www.etsy.com/shop/YadkinValleyCookies Thanks Tammy, they were gone before the night was over.
Posted by Sally at 11:38 AM
Friday, June 1, 2012
How do you make a front porch inviting?? Ask my sister! I've tried so hard to make my front porch inviting, but I'm usually swatting at wasps or mosquitoes. And my chairs never quite seem comfortable so I've never been able to achieve this look, but I won't give up I promise. My sister, however, has a knack for it. Everyone wants to sit on her porch. Everyone feels welcome there. The family pets find it to be the perfect retreat. Neighbors drop by for a visit and never reach the inside of the house, because the porch is so inviting. Plenty of chairs provide seating for everyone. Some chairs are castoffs, some are hand me downs and the mixture works well together. Can't you just see yourself sitting there with a hot cup of coffee? Maybe I should get her to decorate my porch for me!!