Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring Rag Wreath

 

Well as I was changing everything sprucing up a bit for spring, I decided that the wreath that we had on our mirror in the living room that I love, was just to wintery ( it may or may not have been up since Christmas).

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So I hit up my stash of fabric that would look good in my living room and that would have the colors and feel of spring.

 

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First up a small vintage piece of broad cloth with pretty flowers.

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Next a solid light weight knit that I believe my mom used back in the 70’s…….yes I come from a long line of fabric hoarders!

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A white on white pin dot, this is a curtain that I bought for .50 cents from an estate sale.

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A  pretty blue, yellow and piece with small pink flowers and butterflies.  This was .25 cents at a garage sale.

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Lastly a shirt that did not fit right but I just love the color of, originally it was .50 cents at a yard sale.

After assembling my fabric I went to the closet and dug out a wire hanger.

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Then while watching fashion star, I just kept tying on strips and tying on strips till………….

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I had this!!!

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I think that is much better, don’t you?

Linking up to:

Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Decorating………Finally

 

I am like a month late getting my spring posts up………….but better late than never right?

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On the entry table I still had my Valentine’s Day flowers out……and let’s just say they were looking a little dead sad.  I however still loved the color.  So I got out the scissors and……….

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I felt a little like Morticia!

 

 

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It looked like this for a moment, but I couldn’t find the plate that I wanted to put on the plate stand and the little statue wasn’t doing it for me.  So this is how it looks now.

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I added a medallion that I made last year and added it to my wreath that is made out of coffee filters.

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I used vintage sheet music, scrapbook paper and an image from the Graphic's Fairy!

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My roses, the flowers that  my daughter Miss A received after a singing competition, thrifted vintage milk glass, a vintage picture from my living room previously from a garage sale, the window I found on the side of the road and a thrifted egg.

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To the right of that is my bird cage from the salvation army and the sweet little angel my son made for me at Christmas time, I can not pack it away it is much to sweet!  A couple of vintage clocks from my collection a bird I got from my kid’s school rummage sale (I think that it may be a Christmas ornament), I made the book bird house and the flowers were from the Salvation Army they are actually a bride’s bouquet (the kind that they toss!).

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This vintage paper mache rabbit was actually my mom’s when she was a kid.  I love it even though Miss T who is five says “it gives me the creeps!” and  “Keep your creepy rabbit with the red eyes away from me!!!

Lastly I hung the vintage Italian tole sconce that my husband and I picked up a couple of weeks ago at an auction.  It was all of $5 and is so fitting for spring!

So what do you think?  Better late than never? 

The Cost Breakdown:

bird cage $2.99

bird, flowers, book .25 cents each

clock face $5

clocks $2-$3 each, there are 4

vintage books .25-.50 cents each

tole sconce $5

lamp $2.99

picture .25 cents

milk glass .25-.99 cents each

welcome sign $1

egg .25 cents

wreath holder 2.99

table runner, bunny, window free

Nothing is new, it is all stuff that I have had…………since at least Christmas Smile

Linking up to:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorodo Lady

Under $100 party at beyond the picket fence

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Rearranging

 

Yesterday I spent the day rearranging and spring cleaning my entryway after a complete overhaul of our living room over the weekend.  That post will come since I am still playing around in there Smile

 

Well when you walk in the door to our house you were greeted by this.

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Not horrible, but the scale is so wrong for the space and it is not very useful.

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So I wanted to get something that would have a little more height to it.

After the living room was rearranged and the big pieces of furniture put back I had a small bookcase leftover.  I decided that it would be just what I needed for the space.

So here is the after with the “new” bookcase all in place.

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I just love how it turned out!!  Everything on there I already had.

Here are a few close-ups of the shelves.

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The black is the bottom of a calendar corner that I glued on that fell off when I was moving it and have yet to glue back on Smile  I am such a kid when it comes to getting things done!!!!

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Now I am off to clean off the kids bulletin boards!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

So Many Interests

I find it so hard to post sometimes.  For many reasons, I am so super busy and have a lot of different things on my plate, I can’t take pictures because I lost my battery charger and don’t have batteries for my point and shoot, I lack focus and don’t know where to start, and I am bummed because who will want to read this anyway?  Well no more excuses!  I have now decided no matter what I can post something to make this a document of who I am and where I am at.

So today I am going to just list ten favorite things that  from around the web.

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Here is my favorite local consignment shop Eco Chic located in Syracuse, New York.  A fabulous place to find unique high quality fashions.

 

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I am saving my pennies in hopes to have these by summer! 

Etsy is always a favorite.  Like this black and white mod beauty from Let's Gab about Vintage

 

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After seeing this really cool inspiration photo from one of my favorite blogs Off Of Broadway.  I just had to try it and I love how it looks!

 

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When I saw this idea on pintrest I just knew I would like to try it.

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Speaking of Pintrest check me out over there!

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I can just see this cute outfit on my little princess.

 

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I am in love with my LL Bean boat and tote bags and am still amazed that I was able to find the large and the small for .25 cents each!

 

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I am currently contemplating this hairs style and color.

 

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And lastly I have just lost 2o pounds!!!  I did it by using a valuable online resource my calorie counter by Everyday Health

 

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