Saturday, April 30, 2011

Eastward Travels - Third Stop

Our final stop on Friday was Pandora's Box Antiques in Frankston, TX.

This store has something for everyone.  They had lots of windows, doors, columns, mantels and corbels - all of which I love. 

This was my favorite purchase from Pandora's Box - I hung it above the door leading to the master bathroom.
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Eastward Travels - Second Stop

We left Canton and headed towards Frankston.  Along the way, on a small two-lane road, we came upon this:

And it was here:
Gorgeous home and our hearts were racing over what treasures we might find!

I got all of these great architectural pieces:
The small pillars came off of a balcony.  I love the large column section - I'm picturing a huge fern in there.  And mom got some awesome shutters and a great antique chair.  My little car was loaded up! 

More on Stop 3 coming soon!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Eastward Travels - First Stop

Happy Friday!  I had the day off so we hit the road and headed East.  Our first stop was Laurie Anna's in Canton.  Laurie Anna's never disappoints - see my previous post about her shoppe here - I took more photos of her gorgeous shoppe today.  ENJOY!




You may have noticed that 5 of the 6 photos feature beautiful and unique light fixtures - her shoppe offers tons of gorgeous lighting!

Stay tuned for Stop 2 and Stop 3 of our Eastward Travels!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Garden Cherub

Today my lunch errand was to get Hubby coffee for his Keurig at Bed Bath & Beyond.  As a side note, I usually get 4 boxes and get to use two $5 off coupons - this is the way to go!  So, that store just happens to be right next to TJ Maxx and I just happened to have a gift card.  A quick look at my watch - yep there is time if I sprint.

I passed the bright Spring handbags, covered my eyes as I went by the shoes and skidded into the home section.  I grabbed this darling concrete cherub for $7.99!
And look at that cute little cherub butt.

I thought he looked comfy in my little bed with knockout roses.  I planted these to help hide the meter.  And who knows - maybe the meter reader will feel blessed now.

And since I was outside I took another picture of these flowers - look how much they have grown!
Have I mentioned lately that I love Spring & Summer?!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring has sprung!

Hi friends! We've been having some crazy Spring storms - three hail storms in the last two weeks!  My flowers love the rain but could do without the hail.  Here are a few more Spring flower pictures from around our home.
Our patriotic petunias.  My 13-year-old loves to point out that these are purple rather than blue.

Our biggie-size geraniums.  Wouldn't it be awesome if they had drive-thru flower barns - like the drive-thru beverage barns?  You could just place your order, pop your trunk and be on your way.


This old chair is more impressive than the pot of flowers sitting in it.

And more petunias - my youngest son's baseball team sold flats of flowers this Spring - I have never planted so many petunias - ha!
Hope the weather is nice where you are!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thrift Store Makeovers

I hit some thrift stores on a couple of my lunch hours this week.  First up, I found this large framed picture at Goodwill.
It's large - measuring approximately 21x29 including the frame.  I had already done some painting on the frame when I took this picture.

I dediced my authentic potato sack would be more fun than the sunflower canvas.
Next, I found these five mini terra cotta pots.  They were stacked up, taped and sold all together.  I added some green paint around the rims and then added a small piece of light green burlap stamped with a flower.  I think they are sweet and Springy.

Hope it's been a great week so far - the weekend is almost here!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Antique Mirror Love

I love antique mirrors and I've come across some great ones recently.

These mirrors are hanging in the guest bedroom.  I've had the upper one for awhile but I found the lower one just last week - and get this - it was only $7.00!!  They are both backed with felt and I hung them using a plate hanger.

Here is another look from a distance.

This mirror rests on the garden tub in the master bath.  I assume it came off an old dresser.

This antique mirror was also purchased last week and it hangs in our water closet.  I had a different mirror hanging here but it was on loan from my mom.  I love this one and it fits the space perfectly.

How about you - do you love antique mirrrors too?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The last couple of benches

I finished the last two benches for my client.  I painted a dozen of these and I really enjoyed making them all different.

You can see the other benches I painted here.  I think my favorites were the Texas flag and this Seaside bench.
I'm off to baseball - hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, April 15, 2011

New Rug!

As a follow-up to this post - I ordered the Dash and Albert rug for my breakfast area!  I just loved the idea of having one rug for Fall/Winter and another for Spring/Summer.  My Fall/Winter rug is roughly 5x8 and the new rug is 6x9.  I like the larger size because the chairs stay on the rug even when pulled out.  Take a look:

It brings a feeling of change to the kitchen and I like it! 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Signs of Spring

I love Spring & Summer!  The past two weekends I've done yard work and planted flowers. Here are a few signs of Spring from our home.

Check out the patina on that pot!

I got two of these large hanging baskets from a roadside farmer's market in Oklahoma.

These great concrete urns were a garage sale find last year.

It's a good thing I took these pictures before the Spring storm we had last night.  Right now our entire yard is covered in oak leaves and even a few large branches - it was a doozie.  Hopefully my flowers will survive the hail.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A pinch of this and a smidge of that

No, I haven't been baking - that title is just a hint that this post is random.  See, I've mentioned that it's baseball season and our schedule gets...well, pretty CRAZY for a few months.  I still want to be creative, but with little time it ends up being a quick project here and there.

I found this homemade wooden tool box at a thrift store and turned it in to this:

I did kind of a reverse stencil and then wiped stain on after the paint dried.

I updated these topiaries with a simple swatch of stamped burlap:

And I changed the look of my old sugar mold (purchased in Canton years ago) by adding burlap ribbon and a fleur dis lis magnet:

Lastly, I turned this fence board into a cute sign:

I've also been doing lots of yard work and planting.  I'll share some signs of Spring soon.  Hope you are all having a great week!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A few more benches

I shared pictures of several benches I had painted for a client in this post.  Here are a few more:

I have several large items waiting to be painted but it's been crazy around here with baseball season!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Snug as a bug in a rug

The majority of our home is difficult to place into any certain "style" category.  The kitchen is the exception - it is very much French Country.  Here is a picture of our breakfast area - notice the current rug.

I've been thinking I might like to lighten things up a bit and get a rug that looks like French ticking.  I found this Dash and Albert rug:
Dash and Albert Rugs - RDA049 - Woven Birmingham Red Cotton Contemporary Rug
If purchased from CSN Stores I can get free shipping.  What do you think?