Monday, October 31, 2011

Vintage Cupcake Picks

So I have a confession to make.. I have a thing for vintage cupcake picks!

These are just a "FEW"

I had a ton of cakes when I was little with these little ballerina's on them.

Valentine's Day

A few of my Christmas ones

Baseball ones too.. and bowling and a few other ones


Yes, more Ballerina's

Even a few freaky Clowns

Tons of holders for the candles too..

More Halloween

And Beer Cans..

It is a strange collection.. but one I love and a cheap one.. I go through drawers and cabinets at estate sales and flea markets too..

I have them stored in plastic to keep them clean and damage free

And I have talked myself into actually "using" them.. I used a few at Christmas one year and made it very clear they were NOT to be thrown away, lol.. I had a bowl on the dessert table for them to be placed in, so I could use them again!  I'm hoping these 4th graders understand Mrs. Hyatt's crazy obsession with these today and obey the rules, lol.. Just Kidding...

Here is Macy's list she left me of things to "Remember".. I love the last one... to give Sampson a treat.. She loves that dog.

Here is an awesome idea.. I found this at a local shop in Milford and loved it.. It's an old window with "Give Thanks" on it.. It will be around till after Thanksgiving..

Found this adorable little light up ghost there too.. I mean how flippin cute is this and easy to make too!

And my FAVORITE for last.. my new light from Pottery Barn.. thanks to my Mom! I love it.. It is beautiful in my livingroom.. which I am still tweaking..
Well I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween.  I am super excited about seeing all the little kids in their costumes..It is one of my favorite holidays of the year!
Have a great day!

Friday, October 28, 2011

New furniture before and after

This is what my livingroom looked like before, well one end..

And this is after.. SO far.. We have out grown one sofa and one chair, so we needed a sectional.. We foundt his at IKEA, my favorite place!  Last night it was delivered.. We had it all the way against the wall, my husbands idea, but it was like a bowling alley in there.. So I pulled it out.. I am NO where near done.. and you will see why...

This is without the flash.. I am still working on moving pictures.. but I wanted to give a sneak peak.. SO far I love it! Trust me my husband will HATE that I moved it away from the wall.. Why do MEN think all furniture has to be against the wall? And yes.. Sampson does approve of the new sofa :) Still need more pillows.. that is LAST on my list.

Then I turn around and WHAM, look what I see.. The other end of the room.. YES that TV is my husbands new toy.. It is going on the white stand in the front.. I feel it is TOO big for the room, but he wants it.. I think I am going to move the curtain rods up near the ceiling and more to the sides to make the window look big and the TV smaller (is that possible) and not like a black hole in my livingroom!  Well back to getting it done.. I will take finished photos soon! This is a LOT of work, but a lot of fun.. Give me your opinions.. I want to hear them.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Girl Scout Picture Wall

Our Girl Scout Leaders are the BEST.. Look at his WALL, it is a side of a building here in Madeira. All there pictures were taken, and then pasted to the building as works of art.

That is my sweet girl in the middle...

All the photos were done in black and white.. And I LOVE them all!

The girls learned about a famous artist who would take photos of people and then paste them on the sides of buidlings.. Which artist? good question.. I have NO that was the one detail I forget to get for this post.. sorry!

But look how neat this is!  WE have had cars drive by and stop.. classmate stop to take a peek.. Everyone loves it!

Macy's best friend, Bella!  What a beautiful picture and Beautiful girl!

The coolest thing I have ever seen!

And my childhood life long best Friend Diann (aka Boo) had her first baby.. Jack..I am in love!  He is so sweet, has that sweet baby smell and I just loved holding him! My friend and her husband are just glowing and so happy. 

My Carly holding and Hogging Jack!  Congrats Boo.. He is beautiful and has the most Beautiful mom in the world!  How blessed he is!
Hope you all are having a great week.. Our Harvest Fest was a HUGE success and I am so glad it is over!  Now I am getting my house back in order.. and getting ready for my new sofa on Thursday.
Have a great day!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Amazing Before and Afters

This week is a crazy week for me.. Our Annual Harvest Festival at the elementary school.. I have been super busy getting stuff done for this event, but in my "me" time, I found the best ever "Before and Afters" on pinterest.. They will make you think.. "why didn't I think to do that?" 

OK, we all come across these dressers.. I have one in my garage right now. and one I just finished.. but I wish I had doen this to it..

You can bet no more will pass one up that has the drawers missing.. LOVE this!!!! Want this!!!!!

And wait till you see this.. I mean who would of thought of doing this?

AMAZING! My Dog would LOVE this bed.. That is the coolest dog bed I have ever seen!

And you remember this wonderful bedding?  I am almost finished with it.. I am LOVING it too..
I just made my first batch of Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats and they are super yummy... It won't be my last.. Go to pinterest and type in Cake Batter Rice Krispie, you will LOVE them too!
Have a great weekend.. More interesting stuff once I get this Harvest Festival over with.. It is my final year.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Shop Pictures

OK, so I have been missing for a bit, and this is why.. I expanded a little in one shop and I have been busy sewing and re-doing furniture.. Here are some pictures of the shop spaces.
Here are the chairs I did not the before of.. They were just dark brown and scratched up.. but the cane is in excellent shape!

The mirror is not mine and I think I may move it.. and expand my aprons with the holidays coming up.

I need to put my rug in, hang up more stuff and take the rest of my inventory down.. It will be packed in about two weeks!

This is the other shop I have things at, right next store.. We are the same shop, but I put more of my "sewing" stuff in one and more furniture in the other one.. The pretty white furniture is the handy work on my awesome husband who helps me do it all!

I figured out how to make these prints.. I will so a tutorial on this in about two weeks.

My girls favorite office chair.. which if it does not sell, will come back home with me.  We are in the middle of switching out our furniture and re-doing our basement.. It is a huge MESS in short.

No sooner did I get these pictures done, the bookcases sold and I helped the lady take them out.. Then I had to redo the booth again :)  I'm not complaining at all!

This was my husbands idea!  I love it, not that anyone in my house would actually obey this :)

My favorite saying..

A few Burlap wine bags..

A collection of sheet music framed. .The best cheapest art you can find!

Don't ask me why, but I just love these old bottles.. Maybe because they remind me of my childhood, or just the graphics.  I know a few are about to become a birthday gift for a dear old friend who will Just love these!

This actually rolls up and is the coolest little thing.. I have had it for years and really just don't use it..
If you see anything you like, shoot me a comment or email and I will be happy to ship anything you see.. except the LARGE furniture of coarse, lol.. Have a great day.