Gilded Mason Jar Vase ~ Fun in the Sun Blog Hop and Giveaway

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Gilded Mason Jar Vases ~ an Easy to Make and Elegant Way to Display Your Summer Flowers It's that time of year again ~ time to celebrate summer with the Fun in the Sun Blog Hop!  Where I live there's only a limited time that flowers are growing and blooming in my yard and I like to make the most of it.  I {really} like Mason Jars and Jars in general and often use them as vases.  Rather than just … [Read more...]

Fresh Lavender Sachet Made From a Vintage Doily

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Lavender Sachet Made from a Vintage Doily One of my loves is vintage linens and lavender.  When I was growing up my Grandma's drawers always smelled fresh and wonderful.  I'm not sure if she used sachets but I seem to remember little paper packages in each drawer that I believe contained a scented powder of some sort.  Grandma also had drawers and drawers of linens.  I think that must have been when I … [Read more...]

Top 10 Posts of 2013 Blog Hop and Link Party

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I've never done an end of the year wrap up {facepalm} but this year I've joined a group of 11 other bloggers to do just that.  We're each sharing our Top 10 Posts of 2013 and YOU have the chance to share your Top 10 Posts or Top Post of the year in the link party below.   My Top Post of the Year was this Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole.  It is so easy to make and my family and I love it.  It … [Read more...]

Burlap and Vintage Linen Tablecloth

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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...]

DIY Shabby Chic Fabric Shoelaces

DIY Shabby Chic Fabric Shoelaces

I have a pair of pink tennis shoes that I have had for years.  I honestly don't remember when I got them. I don't wear them every day.  As a matter of fact I forgot I even had them until the rack in my closet broke {again....3rd time ~ too many clothes perhaps?}.  I saw the sweet pink shoes amid a heap of clothes and pulled them out to wear them again.  The only problem...they seemed a bit bland to me.  I had seen some … [Read more...]

Shabby Chic Pumpkin

Shabby Chic Pumpkin @ Cupcakes and Crinoline

I am smitten, I tell ya, smitten with pumpkins. I wanted to make some pumpkins this year for decor and didn't want the traditional orange...not that they aren't cute but I was in the mood for something a little different. I was over at the Freckled Laundry's Textile Party and spotted something from 20 North Ora that more than caught my eye.... be still my heart....Muslin Pumpkins by Judy and she has a wonderful … [Read more...]

Shabby Chic Christmas

Think out of the box and let the non-traditional side of you run wild.  Pick up a box of vintage ornaments, crepe paper, glitter, and create something that is one a kind!  Here are some ideas to inspire you. Crepe paper Christmas tree with tutorial!!!! via Creative Chaos via Velvet Strawberries Vintage Christmas In~the~Pink via BHG {three above} via Georgia Peachez Wreath Blog Papier mache showman via … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pumpkin Pumpkin {Patch}

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It’s not really a pumpkin patch but a batch of pumpkins for you to enjoy…all gleaned from the internet and so creative and lovely! First up: Framed Book Page Pumpkins via The Scrap Shoppe Blog ~ I fell hard for this and think I may try my hand at it…the only problem…I know I will never find a frame this awesome! This pumpkin is so chic, dare I say “shabby chic”? …glitter, ribbon, tags and vintage fobs….what’s not … [Read more...]

Shabby Chic Decorating


via Dreamy Whites Lovely chandelier ~old doors for the headboard /repurposed furniture at its best ~ all of the elements of this room come together so well. via Karla's Cottage Such a lovely covering for this chair via French Larkspur Love the music sheets as a backdrop   via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Modern Shabby Chic - such clean lines. via Vintage Rose Collection Traditional Shabby, … [Read more...]

Dollar Store Princess

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I was at the Dollar Store a few weeks ago and saw the cutest small white frames with glass and white ribbons {to hang them} and thought they could be used for I bought three. I was at Michael's and saw a really cute rub-on ~ It's Not Easy Being A Princess....I bought this having no idea what I would use it for...I mean I have all boys...can't make anything for them with this...but it was cute...sooo...I … [Read more...]