Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pretty in Pink




I loved my pink tree from last Christmas, but  this year I did the Breakfast at Tiffany's theme..  I missed my PINK.  So we went to town to buy another white tree to decorate in pink, since the other white tree is now Tiffany themed.. got the  3 1/2 tree home.. and it was fiber optic multi color light.. OH NO..that won't do.. so took it back on the way to Fort Smith to the Michael's.. YES.they had a  small white  tree with clear light..so I put this precious tree in our master bedroom. I enjoy seeing it as I lay in bed at the end of the day to read myself to slumber land.. I  also come up to the master room to read if  foot ball is on.. some relax time. I can see the lake on the dreary winter day..and seeing  water always cheers me up.. I used the white dominos that have pink crystals for dots..made them into ornaments.. some boa feathers tucked in the branches.. there;s even a PINK flamingo made from blown glass and  pink feathers.. Pink polka dot bows.. tiny pink strings of pearls.. so girly.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Noahs Ark



I bought this primitive Ark set from Sam's Club about 6 years ago. The animals entering the ark 2x2 always bring a smile to my face.

Tifany table setting












I found plenty of bling for the tablescape at Hobby Lobby.. SPARKLE !!! The window garland I made with odd shaped  sequins and fish line. I used more of the tiara and engagement ring napkin rings, to go with the other bling.  The top and runner is all finished now.  Time for the Holidays !! Hope you all are getting in the mood.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mantle decorated for Christmas





I don't decorate our house nearly as heavy as I used to for the holidays.. I keep it simple.. It is so time consuming, and I get claustrophobic with too much clutter... thanks to watching Hoarders.. Plus we  get up and go sometimes for the winter months..and  I don't want to come back a few months later to put it all away. Plus my mood and taste in decor tends to change a lot...so i go with what has my interest. This year I put my Jim Shore Collectibles on the mantle , and added some fresh pine boughs. Then I took OLD OLD ornaments that were on our tree when I was a child.. one thing I was so happy my late Mother gave to me years ago... These were my late Fathers  favorites too. They are so old and fragile.. I know my favorite one is the red one with Silent night and a church on it in white. But the shapes are also unique to that era. As many times as we moved when I was growing up, and we really didn't  have a lot of  stuff we moved.. I really am amazed these survived. Maybe you recognize some of these  too.

Tray with candles.. LOVE IT !!



I got the tray done and on the table.. CANDLES.. ohhh the glow of candles.  I love this blue and cream, and its in the Tiffany Box blue room.   I out pearls on the tray, to go with the  Christmas at Tiffanys theme in the room.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas at Tiffanys... tree theme 2011







I planned to have pink and blue ornaments this year. Only because I could not  find enough small blue ornaments in the color I wanted.. I knew I could use some things to MAKE ornaments in blue..I started to decorate and knew I needed MORE things or I was going to have to use pink also,since I had them from last year. So I went to my studio and started  poking around for more ornies.. then it hit me.. I grabbed tiara napkin rings, a full size  tiara. some Tiffany boxes I had.  Even had a piece of soft blue fabric for the tree skirt. I set the tree up in front of the blue framed mirror. I had bought a tri-colored blue plant poke, with beads and sequins on it..I cut it apart, put some for the topper, and tucked others in the branches. used a large "diamond ring" napkin ring for the Topper.  I had bought some large  blue sequins with the holes off set, knowing i would string them in garland, some see thru blue snoflakes and some larger ones in jewel box  blue, and JOY letters also. I added my suede Tiffany jewelry bags, and some miniture  tiara napkin rings, and strings of "pearl" beads.. it is dripping with Pearls !! Under the tree, the blue fabric, some Tiffany gift boxes, and bags, more pearls, a LARGE loose "diamond", alas, it is only glass, a tiara  headband. It was amazing how many things  I already had in my studio, since it is decorated "girly" I scavanged that room.  I still have more decorating to do.. but loving the tree with my Tiffany Box blue walls. I love my PINK.. but this year I love this look !

Friday, November 25, 2011

Kindle Cover

I wanted a cover for my Kindle that would protect it when I put it in my purse or over night bag,, or computer bag..or just carried it to the car or  the beach, it tucks in my beach bag perfectly.. I didn't want a hard case..just something to keep it clean and semi-protected.. Love it..and it also fits my new Kindle Fire.. Amazing what a little fabric, and NEED to have  can accomplish !

Baby Gift

Just wanted to share this little pillow I painted and sewed for a friends new arrival.  I have made this several times for different babies, and it always brings a smile to my face.. imagine how many mothers  know how true the saying is... Motherhood is not for Wimps....

I so needed a tray !


I needed a  tray to put on top of a small table I had painted. I found this too GOLD tray at Hobby for 50%.. regular price $10.. perfect ! It has some style to it and I just wanted it to group a bunch of different size candles on.  Robin from Candy Creek  blog had sent me some very nice white chunky candles for my birthday MONTHS ago.. and now I want them all on a tray. SO got out my fav.  blue and cream paint..now its antiqued and ready to go.. SO I plan to start my Christmas decorating  in the next  few days... This tray will be used and ohh so chic !

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Ready to get with it !

Finally back home. have been away most of the year it seems..Things in the art studio really looked a mess from all the hit and run home trips.. I think it became a dumping  ground to unpack and repack and leave again. I spent 3  days cleaning every bon, drawer, cabinet, file , and It  feels  great.. Nothing like watching a few shows of Hoarders to get you motivated. NOW I am ready to get back to my list of projects. With  so many new ideas in my brain.... I need to start..like yesterday.  This  year flew by, but I can hear thunder and rain is on the way.. that will send me to the studio to huddle up and get with it.  Hope everyone else is feeling  creative.. The Holidays are fast approaching , time to meet it headon !!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

MORE FUN stuff to come !

It has been a crazy year.. We have had many trips to Colorado and Florida. We have been gone soo much..! I am missing my stuff..but right now I will soak up every last bit of beach days. I was so happy when my friend Robin from Candycreek.blogspot.com came to visit again this summer.. OHHH the fun we had.. We dished up bowls full of giggles and spoons full of smiles..  Hope you all have not gave up on my blog.. as I HAVE projects in my head..just to far from home to do them and blog much.. I hope to add some recipes this fall and winter.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Antique bed is redone !!







So I jumped in to get this  bed done before Robin comes..I am happy happy how it turned out, and happy to have a bed back in the room again. I lightly sanded it, primed it with one coat of Killz, then used colonial cream, two coats, then two coats of freshwater blue.. next i lightly sanded some edges  and flat areas for a "worn" look.. I mixed  faux glaze  medium, with acrylic craft paint color Asphaltum, 50/50.. and a  little water.. I then brushed the mixture on , working  quickly, and wiped off the excess.. the more u take off the less antique it looks.. You can always add some more glaze to make it darker..I then use the same antique mixture and a toothbrush dipped in it..and run the bristles across my  finger to make it spatter onto the wood.. Always wear gloves for antique and spatter.. Once the spatter and antique is set up, you can add a clear coat of polycrylic . I normally brush it on..but it does come in spray cans.   I had the  chair in another room,  I  kinda get too many chairs.. I just like painting them too much.. then I  had the little  table in another room.. sometimes things need to be moved around a few times until they find "their spot". Soon robin will be here.. all new bedding, a mattress in a box  from walmart,.. it actually has coils in it, was pretty comfy, but we added another comfort memory foam 2 " pad on top.. JUST for extra "ahhh" factor.. Robin and I like a cushy  bed.
   Another project marked off my list.  We leave for the  beach for 2 months  this  fall..One of  our most favorite places to relax.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Antique spoon carved bed


My neighbor just gave me an antique spoon carved  headboard and foot board with side rails from the 1800's. I am so thrilled. We had gotten rid of a queen size bed and wanted a double to fit in the space we had . I think double..perfect.. we usually have one  guest at a time.. rarely more.. so if its a couple.. this bed will be COZY.  I ordered a new  10" memory foam mattress for it. reviews for that mattress sound divine ! Tomorrow I start sanding and  getting  it ready to paint.. YES.. u know me. I MUST paint.. I am not a stained wood kind of  gal.   I want this done and the room all ready by Aug. 16th when  dear Robin comes to visit from TN.  Last  year her visit here was so wonderful.. this time..many more memories.. Hope she gets great sleep at night to have energy for daytime fun.. Check back soon,,, !