Tuesday, September 30, 2008

shabby wreaths

I created these wreaths yesterday, these will be available in my Etsy shop. I just loved how they turned out!!

I'm putting one in my mud room and my bathroom!

Close up of all the beautiful fabrics that make up this "shabby chic" wreath.

A neutral version. SOLD- more coming soon!!

Slight variations in fabrics and colors.

A larger version.

If your interested please check out my Etsy shop for them!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

things i've been working on

I finished up these pillows today. Most of the items are already in my Etsy shop. And others will be added soon! I have had so much fun picking out fabric and making these fun pillows.

This little cutie I made out of a vintage needlepoint of a stork. I added vintage baby fabric on the back of it. Perfect for a baby's room. $9

Pretty floral fabric pillow that is very chic looking. Will be available in many different sizes.

Set of 2 quilted pillows. $13

Patchwork pillow made with two coordinating fabrics. Floral pattern and a pretty toile pattern. Accented with a lace rose corsage. $9

Another vintage lace bundle. Set of 6 different laces in varying sizes and colors. Total of 17 yards. $6.50

I also created my new banner today. I wanted to change things up for the fall season. Hope you all have a good week, and thank you for all your comments!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

fall telephone hutch

Yes thats right, MORE fall decorating!! :) I have been busy changing over my whole house, giving it that autumn feel.
Another spot I decorate seasonally is my telephone hutch; another piece I bought from Pottery Barn. I got 4 of these cute little Halloween decorations at Michaels, the faces on them are too stinkin' cute!!

A couple of weeks ago my Mom and I went to a little shop and the woman was selling beautiful dried hydrangeas. They are the gorgeous shade of green. I used an old dresser drawer for the base container for the arrangement.

After going to the Haunted Mansion in Disney and seeing the spooky decorations there, I wanted to dress up the lighting fixture over our dining room table. I bought a bag of fake spider webbing and attached small little dangling spiders to finish the look. The funny thing is that I HATE spiders with a passion but I decorate with them all over the house...hmmm.... kinda funny huh? My hubby asked if I was going to be able to sit and eat at the table every night with them hanging down in my face...we'll see!!

Now I'm off to decorate the outside of my house!! Pumpkin, leave and gourds.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

fall glass

I found all these glass pieces last week. The two smaller pieces found at a thrift store for 69 cents each! After leaving the store I found out that there was an auction going on across the street, I HAD to see what was going on over there!

I found so many goodies, included where four glass cloches. The HUGE one on the left and also the tall round one. I think I'm already hooked on the auction scene, I'll be looking for more to go to in the future!

Underneath the large cloche I place a large pumpkin candle from PB, the smaller cloche I put a couple of fall leaf branches, and the two glass canisters I filled with faux acorns and fall leaves. I dressed up the coffee table with black crepe paper and lace.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

beginning to look like fall

Today I changed over my hutch for a fall look. Before I had pinks and blues, and I need to change it to fall colors. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

Close up of the top . I just love the fall colors!

Working at Pottery Barn influenced how I decorated the plates. I dressed the hutches there when I managed the table top department, so it all came back to me. I bought the green dinner plates and the white pumpkins at the Christmas Tree store. The two tone napkins are from Pottery Barn.

Some other accents I used were mini pumpkin candles, berries clusters, David Winter cottages and leaf plates from PB.

One of my favorite movies is Little Women, and I found an old version of the book by Louisa May Alcott at a barn sale over the summer. The illustrations are beautiful. My husband got the plate with one of our wedding photos made for our anniversary.

Well I hope you enjoyed checking out my fall hutch, stay tuned for more fall decorating!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

some new creations

SOLD- thanks Penny!!
I created these cute corsages out of vintage lace pieces. Each have a pin backing to attach to a purse, a pillow, or a lapel of a jacket.

Another style of a corsage, with feathers.

Also in the shop is this vintage button bracelet I made. Two kinds available.

And a bundle of 10 yards of this pretty vintage lace, wrapped with seam binding.
Seam binding is also available in yardage: soft pink, light blue, turquoise, white, and ivory.

These new items added to my etsy and boutique online!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

there's no place like home...

My husband and two of our friends went on a little va-ca to the happiest place in the world. We arrived back home on Sunday and it felt good to be back at our house. We had a really great time at Walt Disney World. It was so nice to feel like a kid again, going on the Teacups and seeing Cinderella's castle.

Here's some of my favorite photos on our trip. See the Mickey ears in the above picture on the Epcot sphere?? :)
I loved going to Epcot and seeing the World Showcase.

Cinderella's castle was just beautiful!

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse

The four of us decided to have lunch in Cinderella's castle, so I went up to the hostess and gave her our name and how many, she then asked us if we had a reservation, (and of course we did not) because there is a 4-6 month waiting list to have lunch with Cinderella! Boy did we feel dumb!! So just as an FYI: if your going to Disney and want to eat there make sure you plan AHEAD!! ;)

Hope you enjoyed seeing some photos of our vacation!!