Tuesday, December 30, 2008

welcome to sheazzie loo's

Welcome to Sheazzie Loo's! It's a beautiful store in the town of Fairport. I teamed up with the owner, Mary, and is now selling my creations!! I am so excited to have my things in her wonderful store. Mary takes old furniture, paints and distresses it, and they are masterpieces! Just take a look around...

By the front counter, some of my handmade tags are displayed in the drawers. I just love how she displays items.

If my husband and I ever re-do our bedroom, I would love to get this matching set.

The "black and white room" as she calls it, wonderful French inspired things. Love the color of the walls!

Another shot of the dresser set. She doesn't have much Christmas decorations, just beautiful feather trees around the shop. Every time I go in, things are rearranged, keeping things fresh looking.

Picture of the front counter. See my pink feather wreath and photo cards?!? Yay!

Another pic of the "black and white room", see my shabby wreath? Yay again!

This is one of her newest creations, a antique dresser, she painted it and distressed it, just beautiful! Love the detailing! Another one of my photographs displayed! Do you see that pink wire dress form? Love it!

If your in the area, it is a must see! All kinds of pretty and shabby chic looking things!


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

vintage christmas bulbs

The past couple of years I have been picking up vintage Christmas ornaments where ever I saw them. Some I got crazy deals on them, and paid next to nothing.
Taking them out this year I realized just how many I had...

The cloches I won at an auction back in September came to be very handy with displaying the bulbs. I decided to color coordinate them in each container. The very large on in the middle was pretty tricky to fill. I had to slide a book underneath when putting it on the coffee table. The one on the right with all the pastel colors is my favorite!

Aren't the colors just amazing?! When ever I see some out and about I try not to buy anymore, only if they are pink, I am hoping to making a wreath out of them for next year!
Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

decorating the outdoors

For the past couple of years, my Father-in-law has given us a fresh Christmas tree for our house. He grows them on their family's 400 acre property. My Hubby's Grandmother also makes wreaths like this beautiful one every year for the whole family.

I wanted to do something different in my large window box, and couldn't really think of anything too exciting. When I was putting these fresh Christmas greens in them, I stuck a couple of strands of lights and put these old ice skating skates and a big plaid bow. I wasn't really the look I was going for but I'm liking how it turned out.

One of my absolutely favorite things about Christmas is the smell of cedar, pine, noble, any of the Christmas greens!

Here is the front of the house, I made up some red velvet bows for the posts. I am thinking next year of changing over to burgundy.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

decorating the hutch

This weekend I finished up decorating my hutch for the Christmas season. I was excited to use my new holiday plates that I got at Home Goods. Last year I got a set of plates that I used at the Dollar store, but they weren't cutting it. :) And the new ones only cost $12.

The colors in the plates are a really nice red and green, not too bright of colors. I used the same dinner plates behind them as I used when I decorated for Fall. The sparkly snowflakes are napkin holder I bought at Pottery Barn a couple of years ago when they went on clearance.

I used some of my lace trees around the house for decorating. The white tree on top was another Home Goods find, the same day I got the plates.

I also addded some glittery leaf picks here and there to give the hutch some glamour.

I wasn't sure what to do with the counter, so I used a holiday placemat and added some leaf stems and more glittery ornaments.
I don't know if mine is as nice as my parents, but I am happy with how it turned out! :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

decorating for the holidays

I went over my parents to visit on Friday and my Mom had most of her holiday decorating done. I always love seeing how she decorates the house. Seeing things from my childhood and seeing new items she has put together.

I absolutely loved how she decorated her hutch this year. Leaving the blue mixed in with the red and green looks really great I think!

Simple touch to the mirror in the dinning room, adding a little greenery to it adds a lot of character.

A sign of Christmas in the household is my Mom's glittery Santa collection. Over the years the Santa family has grown and grown. I used to be on the look out for glittery Santa's when I was Christmas shopping for her. Now she says that she has too many :) I have actually started a collection of them myself, I think I only have 4 though. lol.

And my parents little but beautiful Christmas tree. I have given her grief over the past 2 or 3 years of putting a small tree up since my brother and I aren't living there anymore. But I have to say that it always turns out adorable!

Stay tuned for photos of my decorating coming up in the next couple of days! :)
Hope you enjoyed another tour of my parents beautiful house!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

another craft show

I was in another craft show last Saturday. I gotta a call on Friday evening if I wanted to take part in a craft show the next day. I had no real plans for the day so I said way not?!?

The the rush was on to get everything together for the show, pricing new items and making more things.

The set up was pretty similar to my last craft show set up. I was happy with the results of the show, and I learn more and more what people are looking for.

I'm hoping to get into more shows coming up. Hope you enjoyed seeing my table set up, I'll be posting about my Christmas decorations soon!
Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

happy turkey day!

Happy Thanksgiving to all you,
hope you enjoy your day with your family and loved ones!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

shabby suitcase

I've been working on this little cutie for a little bit now. And just finished her the other day. I hot glued vintage white and ivory buttons to the outside of the suitcase. Then I used a white tassel trim.

I love how the white buttons look on the grey background.

Good thing I still have LOTS of buttons left over to use fr future projects!

For the top I painted it white then mod podged ivory floral scrapbook paper over it. I then used old French book paper and used vintage inspired bird illustrations.

I used it in a craft show I was in on Saturday as part as a display piece. A lot of people commented on it, liking it a lot! :)

I am going to finish the inside off and I'll share the final product with you with hopefully better pictures of it!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I've been a big fan of lavender lately; the color and especially the herb. When my best friend and I were little I was always the pink girl, having to have everything and anything pink, and she was always the purple gal. Am I changing over to purple?? Well, probably not, but for right now I'm seeing lavender fields.

The scent of lavender is such a soothing and clean. I wanted to make some lavender sachets to put in closets and clothing drawers and to hang them.

So I have been making these sweet little sachets. Some made from vintage fabrics, some new, but all are filled with lavender.

Some are in my Etsy shop :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

granger homestead

Last Friday my Mother and I traveled to local town for a Artisan craft show. The shows entrance fee's benefited the Granger Homestead. It 's a beautiful old mansion built in the early 1800's. Just look at this house!

The craft show took place in front of the mansion in a huge white tent. It was filled with many many vendors who were all so talented. There was painter there that many years ago my parents bought her beautiful paintings and I have always loved them through out the years, so when I saw her I knew I had to get one of her works of art. She even remembered me when I visited her studio almost 15 years ago! Make sure you check out her website and her painting "Annie's Dream".

The mansion was decorated in Christmas decor. Inside the house, there was the Festival of the trees. Many different decorated Christmas trees done up in Patriotic, Victorian, etc themes. Usually the homestead is a museum and attracts around 15,000 people a year.

Windows were decorated with Christmas wreath. Gorgeous fall leaves provided a backdrop.

There was even horse buggie rides for kids and their parents. Even though it was a beautiful sight, wouldn't it even be better with snow?? :)

After visiting the homestead we went into town to do some shopping. We even went to Home Goods. I've heard so much about this store, it was so much fun! I found some goodies that I will share with you soon!

Thanks for going along with me on my field trip! :)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

sun room workings

This week I have been working on more sun room pillows and decorations. I've always wanted a white feather wreath, so yesterday I made one for the room. I used a sea foam green ribbon to hang it up.

This was the first thing I wanted to get done, is the comfy seating area. I wanted a very miss-matching but coordinating pillows. This love seat I also picked up for free a couple of years ago. I will eventually change it out for the white wicker set.

I used mostly vintage fabrics that I have been hording, the "too pretty to use" fabrics. But I decided to go for it and use them as pillows that I would enjoy and see often. :) Some of the fabrics were vintage napkins and runners.

This couch is directly across from the other. Still a work in progress.... I started a patchwork quilt awhile ago and still needs batting, but for now works well on the back of the couch.

More to come on the sunroom soon!