Reflections of a great find

Found the three frames at Canton Trade Days.  Two I had mirrored and one frame is bent so I hung grand kids pics on a holder.  The metal frames are a Frenchy blue color.

Great Grandma's Brown Transferware

My Mom gave the dishes to me a few years ago.  I didn't know anything about transferware until a friend  explained to me the value of the dishes.  Lucky me.

Christmas Wreath

So much fun making this wreath from old and new glass ornaments.  Mom gave me some of the ornaments.  Dirty Hands (local garden group) made these two years ago.

Christmas Mantel

I got this mantel idea from Karen who owns Smitten Antique Mall in downtown McKinney.  Love the quirky look of using triple plate and silver serving pieces!!!

~ love this saying ~

~ cabbages and roses giveaway ~

There is a fabric giveaway at Cabbage and Roses.  I hope you take a look.

~ collage at its best ~

Love this site....www.pastesf.com.  Denise Fielder is an interior decorator who lives in San Francisco.  She does wonderful art...take a look.

~ covering a lamp shade ~

I'm going to recover this shade in linen.  Trying to get the old hot glued fabric off the frame has proven to be quiet a challenge.  I have a romance with lamps.

~ another paint project ~

This table has been passed around between my daughter and me.  Nat. used it for awhile and now it returns to me.  I'm painting every piece of furniture in the house white these days.  This one is next.... just the top will be white.  I'll show you a pic when finished.  Painting is part of my genetic makeup...my Father loves to paint.  Mr. Sweetie is wondering when cooking will be in my blood?  Mr. Sweetie and I celebrated our first year together this week.  I use to fix him steak and potatoes...now he is eating box mac and cheese on a good day.  Does that mean the honeymoon is over?  How I love this man!!!!

~ gone crazy painting furniture white ~

 This piece I bought from an older lady who was moving up north to live with her son.
This piece was my maternal grandmother's sewing cabinet.  She gave it to me because I love to sew and I'm a Home Economics teacher.

~ great estate sale find ~


~ the mantel gets a dressing ~






Our local metal craftsman applied the zinc top with the copper trim to the mantel we made out of two sheets of plywood. After mounting it to the existing mantel we broke out the embellishments. The large octagonal metal piece is off a vintage chicken coup picked up at a local antique mall. The deer head was in storage and the tall planters I bought at Round Top Antique Show earlier this year. Just goes to show you buy what you like when you see it...you never know when you might be able to mix and match for the look you want.

~ brick by the chick ~


So I'm no Mr. Sweetie when it comes to detail/perfection and building a brick patio. This is my way of building a quickie area for storage behind the greenhouse with leftover bricks.

~ patio progress ~





Each day we try to accomplish more on the patio area. It is really taking shape.
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