Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Will It Snow?

With the forecast of snow looming on the horizon, muffins sounded wonderful today!

And since one of my boys had already put an order in for chocolate cake, why not make a batch of muffins too.

If you're in the mood for blueberry muffins here's a recipe you might like.

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup butter

2 eggs

2-1/2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

2-1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1-1/2 cups blueberries

Bake @ 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

So while I watch and wait in anticipation for the snow tonight I'll enjoy a warm blueberry muffin and a cup of hot coffee.

A big "thank you" to everyone that stopped by and left me a sweet comment on my dining room.

Your comments gave me a big smile!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It's Finished!

(Well, I probably shouldn't say finished as it's never really finished!)

Yesterday was a very productive day!

Being that it was President's Day, I had the day off from work.

Boy, did I use every minute.

I was determined to find my house!

I'm sure many of you can relate to looking for treasures... putting some in your mall space and saving more for upcoming shows.

I'm saying all this to say, I tackled my storage room!

Everything that was scattered throughout the living room and dining room found a new place in the storage room!

I threw away...went to Goodwill and marked items and took them to the shop!


Because of that I was able to take some pictures of my newly painted dining room.

So hold onto your seat I've got quite a few pictures.

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to find a couple of hutches at a barn sale.

I had been looking for one for my dining room so I was very pleased when I spotted this one.

It has all the chippy goodness one wants in a vintage piece.

The old window was found at an estate sale.

I needed something to put it on, as it needed to be brought up a little higher.

So, up came the dresser from the entryway.

It will work until I find something else, maybe something iron with chippy paint also.

I didn't get that Italian chandelier put up in my dining room but I really like the looks of it displayed above the cabinet, along with a few of my favorite old frames.

I decided to hang my curtains higher this time.

But that left an empty spot between the window and the rod.

I wanted an old weathered sign there but was unable to find what I wanted.

One day while shopping I came across this decal.

I loved everything about it so I decided to put it above the window.

My #1 thinks I'll probably get tired of it, he maybe right but for now I'm enjoying it.

The cabinet displays my favorite ironstone pieces really well.

When I was on the search for a cabinet I wanted a piece with the old weathered white paint on the outside but the natural wood on the inside.

That's what I found!

Isn't God good, He cares about even the little things that are important to us.

This is a favorite old hanger.

It folds in half, I thought it was pretty unusual.

The drawers are perfect to store my old silverware.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed putting everything together.

I'm linking up with Kathleen of Faded Charm for White Wednesday.

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Still Painting...and Decorating...

Still painting!

I'm just about finished.

If I could stop decorating and just finished painting I would have been done days ago.

But, as you know, decorating is the funnest part!

And I'm having so much fun!

I'm joining up with Kathleen of Faded Charm and the other wonderful ladies for White Wednesday!

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

White Paint And Tulips

The house is a mess ...

things all over the place!

Why, well this week I started to paint the kitchen.

My poor #1 wanted me to wait until summer as he said thought things would slow down.

He is so funny!

I reminded him, things never slow down...we're always in the midddle of project.

He agreed!

I decided to paint it "marshmallow", I love the color, it feels so clean and fresh.

Painting is not my favorite thing to do, but, I love the results.

Have you noticed how once you paint the walls all of a sudden the ceiling looks like it needs paint and then the trim...

As soon as everything is in order and finished, I'll show more photos.

I went to Safeway today...they have tulips!

Spring it's on it's way.

I couldn't resist bringing a little of that Spring into kitchen.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mixing It Up A Little!

I'm not big into change.

I'm talking about decorating changes...vignettes to be exact.

But while searching the blog world....

and looking through the newest Pottery Barn catalog, I found some great ideas.

I decided to change out my "original" vignette of wedding toppers, in this cloche, and add these sweet little books and photo.

Pretty simple but it was fun to mix things up a little.

I had a wonderful old book measuring about 18"x24" which I added underneath the cloche.

One great thing about changing things around, you get a lot of dusting done!

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a great week-end!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Canvas White

I love heavy canvas items.

Recently I bought a large old canvas bag.

I loved everything about it.

My #1 thought I was a little nuts but...Oh Well!

UPDATE: To those of you that ask where I found this canvas bag. This was an estate sale find. Sorry, I would have loved to have told you that a particular store carried this fun bag!

I like the vintage writing....

As well as the stiffness of the fabric.

Another canvas bag!

Love it!

A big old bag!

One of the things I found this week-end was a great old piece of heavy canvas.

Perfect for the two chairs I also picked up while out treasure hunting.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

A big thanks to Kathleen of Faded Charm for hosting the event!