Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Glue and stack!! It's as easy as that!!

Gather some of your favorite vintage dishes and hit the dollar store ladies!! This is fun and easy!! I used some old vases and a candle holder purchased from the dollar store and a couple spare dishes that I had. I also added a glass cheese ball cloche with a nested bird tucked inside and I topped it off with the cover to a sugar dish! Now, because I am super lazy and very impatient, I fired up my glue gun and used my best friend "hot glue." What you are actually supposed to use is a waterproof marine glue. It will hold nicely and keep the glass from fogging up. So, let your creative juices flow and give this a try!! I would love to see what you come up with!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Listed today in my etsy shop
I call it the little cottage in the country. It's an original signed painting and I just love the frame!!
I also listed this vintage blue floral jewelry box.

I also finished up a few more lunch totes.

They are not listed in my etsy shop, but if anyone is interested just let me know and I will list it reserved in your name.
They are $15

They are headed into town to the Cottage porch.

The big festival is coming up and the store will get lots of traffic!! It's always exciting and fun for the kids too!!

Have a great night!!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009


What happens when your twelve year old challenges you to a race??? You say...Let's go kid! I'm a real fast runner! I'm gonna kick some preteen butt!!You have Hubby grab the camera to photograph your victory.
and of course he must take unflattering photos of your dairy aire!
Show me what you got number 7!
On your mark!

Get set!


I can't believe it ! He kicked my butt!! Not once, but twice!!

Now I'm sitting here typing feeling like a washed up old lady with very sore thighs and a bruised ego!!! LOL

Congratulations number 7!


Thank you all for such fabulous advice!! I moved things around just a wee bit and I loved the idea of hanging a wreath on the window!! Ooooh, that will look real pretty at Christmas time!! Now if you all could just lend me some cash to buy that wreath?!? LOL !
Thanks gals!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Yes, trying to figure out what to do with this mantle has turned into a big pain in my butt!!
I need a neutral eye here people!! Send some advice my way pleeeeease!! You see, this mantle is very long and the space between it and the ceiling is very short. I have a hard time finding much that will fit!! So, I came across this old window that fits perfectly, but I feel like the length of it just draws attention to the fact that the mantle is way long and the space between it and the ceiling is way short. Yes, I'm rambling I know!!

Here are a few pictures of what I have thrown up there.

Take a looksie

and give me some of your best rearranging advice!

I know I can count on you!!


A whole bunch!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009


Verde Antique!!My new favorite shade!! My pretty little bench needed a real coat of paint to protect her from the elements.
She has been wearing only a worn coat of primer for way to long!! I had been putting it off because I didn't want to spend the money on paint. This week, while browsing the clearance section at Walmart, I found a can of gloss paint in a light base for only $2. Hmmm....I quickly headed over to see if I could find a color that I liked and there it was VERDE ANTIQUE!! I brought my $2 can of paint on up to the mixer man and asked if he could mix me up this here color with this here $2 light base. Sure thing he said!!
Now, she just needs to be flipped so I can slap a coat on her underside!!
Isn't it a delightful shade!?!!
Hope everyone is well!! Tracey and Amy, I especially hope you and your family feel better soon!! Summer is flying by for us!! It's been unusually cold for the month of July! We haven't even been out to the big lake as the water temps are way to cold!! Stinkin Michigan weather anyway!! Night Night everyone!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Sunshine yellow pyrex mixing bowl$8
at my etsy


over at my etsy

Monday, July 13, 2009


Head over to my etsy if your interested.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Strawberry rhubarbA summer time favorite at our placeI tell ya...the heartburn is sooo worth it!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Well, not really but this sure makes it more fun than it used to be!! Take a peak into our itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny laundry room!!
Our old washing machine took a dump on us, so I now have a new, energy efficient front loader and boy can I loader up!! I can't believe how much laundry I can stuff in this thing!!

And to top it all off hubby put up a clothes line for me. I added these finials to the top, but thought they looked to small or just goofy?? Something seemed off.I'm going to add some cute brackets and maybe look for some larger finials and see if that looks better to me. I also can't decide if I want to paint the posts or just leave them. What do yall think?? I know it's just a stinkin clothesline, but these are the things that drive me crazy!

Of course I had to sew up a clothespin bag too. I added the hooks to the post so I had a nice spot to hang it.
Ya know, I have never really been to crazy about the smell of line dried clothes, but to know that we're saving a wod of cash on propane... I'll certainly live with it!! And I love to see the clothes blowin in the breeze!!

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Like Joan says....I'm a winner winner chicken dinner!!
Look at all the goodies she sent me!

and the whole box smelled heavenly.

Thank you so much Joan!!

Be sure and check out Joan's fabulous blog http://decoratortothestars.blogspot.com/! Be sure and check out her post on the charming greenhouse that she made from old windows!
I'm recouping from a busy couple of weeks. Be back soon!