Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Oooooooohhhh....I love my new scale! I have always wanted one and I found this one a couple of weeks ago at a garage sale for (drum roll)  $2!!!!!!
Matt hung it for me and it's just perfect in the kitchen! Only 3 more days till the next auction and more yard sales!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Hand hewn dough bowls and an auction...

I got so lucky at the auction a few weeks ago. They had 6 of these hand hewn dough bowls up for sale! I have always wanted a large one. Let's just say that  I got one heck of a deal. Matt stained all of them for me. And of course then it was time to fill it with pumpkins and gourds, candles and foliage. I love the finished product! The other bowls are at our booth in Jeffersonville for $19.99 a piece!  I wonder what I'll  find at the auction tonight...

Have a great Friday!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Porch decorating for the fall...

I placed a repurposed  dresser on our side porch and used these beautiful glass knobs in green. The yard sale mirror reflects light and gives the space a feeling of inside.

 Tiny pumpkins set inside china plates bring in that beautiful orange fall color. And a wagon full of pumpkins in a yard sale find wagon wait by the door to greet guests.
 A half table mounted to the side porch wall and a screen door propped on top (both side of the road finds) are a perfect spot to display a metal toolbox filled with fall foliage. A mason jar full of fall colors on a pewter cake stand surrounded by gourds rounds out the display.The side porch is the first place that our guests see and I love to dress it up for each season!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Pumpkins and gourds and vintage~Oh MY!

I have loved decorating the house for Fall this past week. I thought that I'd start with showing you part of the family room. It's so easy to enhance pieces that you already have for fall. Tiny pumpkins and gourds are 25 cents at my local farmer's market and bigger pumpkins range from $1.50-$6.00

I also save my bittersweet each year that my father-in-law picks for me. It adds such beautiful color to any arrangement. I also love the inexpensive fabric type leaves that you can get at the dollar store. I put them everywhere! I use wreaths to hold large candle holders. It gives them more substance then on there own. I use candles in oranges and browns, Scents like warm cinnamon pumpkin and spiced nut bread fill the air of my home and I love it!! Filling your home with wonderful scents is so important. Treat yourself to a wonderful candle today. 2 of my favorite kinds are Celebrating Home and Candleberry! If you love to decorate as much as I do please let me know! I'd love to see pictures and trade ideas!!
Happy Monday

Monday, September 19, 2011

~I love Ball/Mason Jars~

I love Ball Jars~Especially blue ones! When I saw something similar to this in Romantic Country Magazine I knew I had to make one for myself! You need one insert from an old canner and 7 canning jars to fit into the spots.Leave the lid off the middle one to put seasonal flowers in! I just love this look. It cost me $16 to make this! I hope it inspires you to make something you love...
Have a great night...


Sunday, September 18, 2011

~Fall mantle reveal~

Well-I am finely happy with my Fall mantle! It 
happened yesterday when Matt found the perfect mirror at a yard sale for $2.
It was a dark slate color that would have been lost against the stone if left that color.
So-when I woke from my afternoon nap he had painted it white and mounted it for me!

Along with our other yard sale finds I am so happy with it. I have 2 antique books next to the urn with the fall flowers that I love, The Pilgrims's Progress from 1895 and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe from 1914.
All together this mantle display cost less than $40!!(and that's including the Longaberger basket!) And it makes me smile when I walk into the living room~priceless! What does your mantle look like for fall?? Share with me!!
Enjoy the rest of  your Sunday...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hoosier Cabinet ready for Fall...

 I am so looking forward to cooler weather! So I thought I would go ahead and start decorating for Fall. (I usually wait until September 1) My husband found this Longaberger basket filled with resin apples for $1 at a yard sale last weekend! He's the best! I decided to nestle it in the doll carriage.

I added sunflowers to the basket of dried grasses and switched the fabric on the doors with muted oranges and browns. Underneath the carriage is a hooked rug with a primitive scene that I found last week for a dollar. I'll have to take a better pic!

So-get a jump start on all that decorating-I can't wait to keep posting pictures and idea for you!!


Sunday, August 14, 2011


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Peach Preserves...

 Hello Sunday blog readers!!
What a beautiful few days we've had here in Southern Indiana! A real relief after all those 100 degree days. Last week I made Peach Preserves and they turned out delicious. It was a little bit of work slicing and dicing all those peaches from the farmer's market but it was all worth it! We have had them not only on toast but on vanilla ice cream and in a milkshake! So-I encourage you to find your grandma's recipe and get to cooking! Enjoy the pics and this beautiful weather! School starts here tomorrow~so it's back to work for me. Have a safe and fun school year!!


Saturday, August 6, 2011

It's a Sign~

I found this great sign today at a yard sale.
"He is happiest who finds peace in his home!"

I think that sums it up~don't you?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Ephemera and silver...

Happy Friday everyone!
I thought I'd share this idea that I threw together last night! I have had these pieces of ephemera scattered on this silver handled tray for awhile now. Then I had a spot on my bedroom wall that I wanted to fill. So I picked up a roll of double sided tape and attached the pieces together to stay on the tray. Then my talented handy hubby placed a plate hanger on the back and hung it up for me! It turned out great. Now I can enjoy looking at the pictures and little love notes all the time!

Share with me your ideas for using trays!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

~Dreaming of Fall decorating~

It's so hot out! I'm dreaming of FALL and cool, crisp weather. Not to mention decorating! Bonfires, trick-or-treating and apple cider. (I think my body temp just went down a few degrees!)
This is a centerpiece that I did last fall. I had 3 containers of various sizes. You can use anything that you have or pick something up at Goodwill or a yard sale.  Fill about half way with candy corn and nestle in a real or as I did a battery operated candle. I bought a roll of rusty orange colored tulle at a yard sale and made bows for all 3 holders.
TIP:  Candy corn can be frozen in freezer bags and used for decorating the next year to keep costs down.

So~even though it's too hot to venture outside~grad those decorating magazines and look through all those great blogs out there for Fall decorating ideas. October will be here in 8 weeks!!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

~Freshened Up Front Porch~

 A fresh coat of paint on the front porch did wonders for the curb appeal of my home. Now the front door really pops. When we put in a new front door last year we had to patch the spot where there had been a side light. It was one of those projects that needed finishing! Now with salvaged trim that my hubby had in the garage I couldn't be happier.Uncle Sam (a $1 garage sale find years ago) will stay in his place until after Labor Day. (When I'll be ITCHING to decorate for FALL!) The green box filled with geraniums was found in the trash! And my urns (I'm really proud of them this year!) look wonderful against the new grey paint!

Thanks for stopping by! Knock on my door and we'll have some sweet tea with an orange slice and talk about all out great finds!


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Monday, July 25, 2011

Kabob Krazy...

Saturday we had family over and I went Kabob crazy!
I have been wanting to make them for awhile now. Boy was it more work then I had planned on! I made Shrimp,Chicken and Vegetable kabobs and Fruit ones as well! The presentation turned out beautifully along with some Red Sangria in my beautiful Beverage Server. I will definitely do this again but I'm going to enlist some help from my husband and daughter next time so I'll have time to freshen up before the guests arrive. I used a garlic and herb marinade for the shrimp and a teryaki marinade for the chicken. I used olive oil and salt and pepper for the vegetable kabobs. We had a Caramel cake from the Sweet Stuff Bakery for dessert! YUM!!

Here is a pic of our finished walkway! We began the project a couple of weeks ago. I love it! An inexpensive do it yourself project! We are finishing the landscaping today and some much needed painting. This weekend we are putting pea gravel down around our fire pit area. I can't wait until Fall weather comes and we can enjoy a glass of wine with a roaring fire. My daughter's Sweet 16 party will be in November and she wants to have a bonfire. I am already planning the menu and decorations!! More on that later...

Have a wonderful week...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Saturday and Sunday were work days around here! We put in a new pea gravel and stepping stone walkway! A lot of hard work but it's beautiful!

All of the stepping stones were "found" by my husband on his trashing finds!

I love cake plates! This milk glass one was from the auction a couple of weeks ago for a $1. The little watering can with geraniums was a gift from my cousin,Christine, when she visited a few weeks ago...

Have a terrific Tuesday!