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Showing posts from April 29, 2012

A Pinteresting Love Affair with a Living Room

I am a little embarrassed to admit this, but it's taken me a couple of months to figure out how to install the Pin It button to my toolbar, and if I'm really honest then I should tell you that I didn't figure it out at all.  Shawn figured it out and then taught me in slow mode so I'd catch on.  And I have, boy have I.   For someone who earns her living online and writes a blog, you'd think I'd be a wee bit more tech savvy.  I am SO dependent on Shawn for computer stuff.  Thank you Shawn for the Pin It button.   Pinterest.  Talk about something you can go wild doing and that is pinning.  I've pinned quite a bit since learning how to utilize my new obsession and last night when I came across this room I was so, So, SO happy to find it online.  I have the Traditional Home issue this was featured in some years back and  I have saved it ever since because it is one of my favorite rooms.  I will pull it out at night, in bed, and just stare....stare...sta

Under My Umbrella Tablescape

Do you remember loving to play with umbrellas when you were little?  I do.  I also remember how my kids would play with them to.  They'd gather up every umbrella in the house and take them  outside, twirling around in the yard, making forts with them (yes, my boys made umbrella forts) and usually ruining them at the same time.  But it's not ruined umbrellas I remember the most.  It's what fun they had playing with them.  When I came across this statue I thought it would be the cutest centerpiece for a Spring table. ~Under My Umbrella~ The table is set with vintage plates and linens, and vintage inspired items. The tablecloth is an antique heirloom that belonged to Shawn's Great-Great Grandma.  Shawn's Mom, my Mother in law gave this to us last September when she and my sister-n-law threw us a surprise party for our 25th anniversary.   It is in pristine condition and is so beautiful. Around the base of the centerpiece I wrapped this garlan

Red Transferware Topiaries

This is a quick post to show you all this custom set of transferware topiaries for one of my customers that I finished up a few days ago.  She wanted a trio of them set in red transferware to display collectively as a vignette.  I think they came out nice...what do you think? I've really enjoyed making the topiaries for my online shop and making some custom ones as well.  I think I'm going to make a few for myself.  Of course I say that and then I wind up selling them!    Gotta run to eat some yummy stuffed bell peppers that Shawn has in the oven!  See you all with a tablescape tomorrow. joining Wow Us Wednesday , Cowgirl Up , What's Up Wednesday