Spring Decorating with Antiques

decorating with antiques

I started to do some spring decorating and while I know I'm late to the party I'm glad that I at least got started.  So far I've done a dresser in my living room that I consider my mantel {I don't have a mantel so this is as close I can get for now} and I decorated one corner in my living room.  I started with an antique soda pop crate {I have books stored in it to hold it down and to double up on its use}. … [Read more...]

Spring Peat Pots and Succulents ~ Shabby Chic

Peat Pot Succulents and Shabby Chic Spring

Spring is a week away and I can hardly wait for it to arrive.  The other day it was almost 70 degrees and I could barely contain myself.  I threw the kids in the car {not really...they got in willingly}, tossed my husband in there as well {him, I really had to toss} and we headed out to run some errands, windows down on the highway, hair blowing in the breeze {the boys desperately needed haircuts so their hair … [Read more...]

How to Upcycle a Basket with Old Leather Belts

Upscale a Basket with Leather Belts

 How to Upcycle a Basket with Old Leather Belts If you know me you know that I have a bit of an addiction.  Okay....a bunch of addictions.    A few of my addictions listed in no particular order........ Baskets ~ almost any size, any type, any style...I love them and always have.   Books and magazines ~ I could start my own Book Mobile and be a Heroine to an entire generation of … [Read more...]

Family is Forever Burlap Art

Family is Forever Art Board #MPinterestParty from Cupcakes and Crinoline

Today I am so excited to share with you the Family is Forever Burlap Art I created for the Michaels Stores and Hometalk Pinterest Party going on this Sunday, February 16th, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at ALL Michaels Stores. I wasn't sure what I was going to make but then I went to my local Michaels Store and was inspired by all of the Pinterest End Caps ~ I wanted to make everything!  I decided to make something … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Apothecary Jar

Make Your Own Apothecary Jar

  Dollar Store Challenge I have a thing for jars.  Not just Mason Jars....any jar.  I have a big box in my garage full of spaghetti sauce jars, jam jars, iced coffee jars....just about any jars you can think of.  I love them and can't bear to get rid of a good jar.   For this little apothecary jar I started with two items from the Dollar Tree ~ a candleholder and a small, decorative … [Read more...]

How To Make an Easy Pom Pom Garland

Easy Pom Pom Garland from Cupcakes and Crinoline

Easy to Make Pom Pom Garland I am so gaga {not to be confused with Lady Gaga} over Pom Poms.   They are so cute and fuzzy and bring a smile to my face.  For Christmas I wanted to make a Pom Pom Garland....but I didn't.  I have seen all of the awesome tutorials on how to make them but I would need to actually MAKE them and that's something I won't do.  I'll buy the yarn....I'll get out a fork … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Printables ~ The Language of Love

I Love You Free Printable

Have some Fun with these Free Valentine's Day Printables!  Love is love no matter what the language.  Make some memories with your Valentine by saying {or at least trying to say} I love you in a few different languages. These printables are 8 x 10's but you can resize them easily.  Print them out to hang on the wall or make a small one and leave it on your loved one's nightstand or pillow with some … [Read more...]

EASY Built In Shelf Redo Using Milk Paint

Built in Shelf Redo using Milk Paint

Many moons ago I purchased milk paint powder and mixed it according to the label {I think I had to add water} and liked it...a lot...but then I forgot about it.  I have been painting a lot lately...small furniture pieces, accent walls, and a fabric chair, and had forgotten about Milk Paint.  I used the very expensive well known Chalk Paint that everyone loves and while I don't dislike it, it sort of didn't like … [Read more...]

My Christmas Tree Tour

Christmas Tree Tour16

Christmas Tree Tour Today, I wanted to share with you my Christmas Trees.  They aren't big and lavish but they suit me.  I have a small house that I love and a big tree just doesn't fit.  It used to....back in the old days before three boys became a part of my life and a television and a desk went in to the living room....now...there's just one little corner for a tree so I disperse small trees throughout … [Read more...]

Velvet Cone Trees ~ 5-Minute Fancy Schmancy Decor

Make Elegant Velvet Cone Trees in Just MinutesCupcakes and Crinoline #MakeItFunCrafts

This post is sponsored by Make it Fun: Crafts and Crafts ‘n Coffee and as always, all opinions are my own.   The Gift That's Too Dreadful to Use Did you ever get a gift that was just to dreadful....too awful....too YUCK to use?  We did.  Last year we went to a breakfast with friends before Christmas and we had a white elephant exchange...you know...the gift exchange where you bring … [Read more...]