$300 Gift Card Giveaway ~ Let the Fall Celebration Begin

Bark Bowl with Mini Gourds from World Market

Hello dear friends ~ today is officially the first day of fall and to help Celebrate a group of bloggers {groups are so awesome} and I got together to offer you a $300.00 Gift Card Giveaway! I love Autumn ~ it is one of my favorite seasons of the year.  I just started to do some decorating  {my dining room table so far} but I haven’t made anything new yet or gotten out my massive bin of Autumn Decor ~ {Read More}

Burlap and Vintage Linen Tablecloth

Burlap and Vintage Linen Tablecloth |cupcakesandcrinoline.com

I love anything versatile….if I can use something for more than one purpose it makes my day and that’s what I love about burlap.  I usually have a burlap table runner on my dining room table no matter the time of year.  It’s the perfect backdrop for any setting and can easily be washed and reused. I also love vintage linens and laces and I have a drawer filled with them.  The only problem with that is that I don’t {Read More}

Sensational Folding Furniture Ideas

Folding furniture Ideas @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Folding Furniture ~think grandma’s card table and chairs, ironing boards and step stools just to name a few.  You can find folding furniture for a steal at yard sales and thrift stores and take it up a few notches for next to nothing $$$$ cash-wise. I have a board filled with inspiration at Hometalk. I included my burlap, spray paint and iron on transfer folding chair on the board but found so many other great ideas ~ a chalkboard wooden {Read More}

Getting Creative at Home Blog Tour

creative at home party

I love blog tours ~ meeting new people and getting a glimpse into their creative world ~ that’s what started me blogging. The last few days there has been a blogger’s conference going on called Haven.  I have never been to a blogger’s conference (I went to a one for the medical profession a few years ago ~ I was ready to pass out from the boredom) but Haven is a fun one (I’ve seen pictures….you meet, greet, mingle with {Read More}

My Trash to Treasure Garden Bench

Garden Bench ~ Trash to Treasure @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Garden Bench/Weight bench redo ~ less than $15.00 ~ trash to treasure  Years ago I worked out with weights {when I say years I means y-e-a-r-s}.  I loved it but soon there was no time in my life for that so I gave away all of the weights and kept the bench ~ I’m a semi-hoarder.  I covered the weight bench with a red gingham fabric and wrapped the legs in a country cow fabric ~ stick with me here….country {Read More}

Easy Spray Paint Redos for Your Home

Painted Plastic Trash Can and Painted Floor Register @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Last week I took a look at my house…you know…one of those looks where you think, “Why in the world didn’t I notice how ugly {fill in the blank} is?”  I like to update the little things and sometimes just one little update can change the whole feel of a room or view. Two years ago I upgraded my bathroom by swapping out a cracked sink basin for a new granite and porcelain one {which is now cracked…yep, that’s the {Read More}

The 99 Cent Upscaled Tote Bag

99 cent Upscaled Tote Bag

Did you ever have an idea that just kept evolving?  I bought several tote bags at a local craft store {Pat Catan’s} last year for only 99 cents each.  I like to use them for yard-sale and flea market shopping but they were just so plain I wanted to perk at least one of them up a bit and I like how it turned out so much that I’ve been using it as my spring purse.  The natural color was {Read More}

8 Great Wreaths To Welcome Spring

8 Great Spring Wreaths @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

1.  Paper Twist Door Flower from Little Miss Celebration 2.  Spring Pinwheel Wreath by The Cards We Drew 3.  Spring Paper Flower Wreath ~ A Pumpkin and  Princess 4.  Caterpillar Kitchen Spring Wreath ~ Just Dip It in Chocolate 5.  Spring Garden Hose Wreath ~ The Comfy Crafter 6.  Easy Burlap Bow Basket ~ Daisy Mae Belle 7.  Spring Book Page Wreath ~ An Oasis in the Desert 8.  Spring Moss Wreath ~ A Diamond in the Stuff Are you starting to {Read More}

It’s a Spring Thing Blog Hop Recap and One BIG Linky Party

It's a Spring Thing Blog Hop 2013

Do you love a party?  The kind of party where everyone gets to see you swirling and twirling in your finest?  If you do then this is the party for you.  Link up at ANY of the 13 Blogs participating and your link will be seen on all 13 blogs.  We’ll be pinning links daily to our It’s a Spring Thing pinterest board and we’ll also be doing a feature post with our party favorites. Before this party begins, here is {Read More}

Chalkboard Coffee Table Redo

Chalkboard Coffee Table @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Are you ready for a fun and functional makeover?  My niece and her husband moved and asked me if I wanted their old coffee table….heck yes!  The coffee table I had in my living room was a BIG square gallery table with glass and drawers which at one time was perfect for the room but now it was just too big so my niece’s coffee table was perfect and I could put baskets underneath to hold the kid’s school books {Read More}

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