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

Gilded-Mason-Jars-with Roses at cupcakesandcrinoline.com_

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

Lavender-sachet-vintage-doily cupcakes-and-crinoline

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...]

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...]

Shabby Chic Tie Back

Shabby Chic Tie Back2a

I wanted some tie backs for some window sheers....nothing too heavy, something inexpensive and something I could make in less than 30 minutes. I gathered together my supplies: Ribbons Flowers Drawer pulls Wooden mount {I didn't want to put a hole in the wall to accommodate the drawer pulls so I used a wooden mount with a nail instead....a nail hole is much easier to cover than a bigger … [Read more...]

Shabby Chic Decorating

original-maria-carr_shabby-chic-bedroom-distressed-door-headboard_s3x4_lg

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 Chic...pink, … [Read more...]