Sunday, November 20, 2016

Starting to Look Like Christmas!


 


I woke up to some gorgeous weather this morning! Old man winter brought in some cooler temps this  weekend, and the cooler temps made me ready for Christmas. My excuse for decorating for Christmas during Thanksgiving week?  I justified the change of decorating from Fall to Christmas with the thought that I am spending Thanksgiving at my parents, so I decided it would be fun to change my decorations from Fall to Christmas and enjoy this upcoming weekend with family!



I added in a little Italian Biscotti to this cute glass jar.



I still like to add a little bit of red. I picked up this cute candy dish at Old Time Pottery this weekend. I just need to add some Christmas candy in to make it complete.



I love a little Old World Christmas decor added throughout my house. 


 

I am currently into gold and white Christmas decor. I added this fun garland to my gold sleigh for a little whimsical fun.


I thought I would share a picture of what really went down while I was decorating my halls! I know none of you have misplaced furniture and had stuff strung all over the place when your decorating for Christmas. I'm loving that I accidentally captured this moment. 

Until next time,



Friday, September 18, 2015

My Kitchen Island

I found this antique table recently at a local antique shop. I have been searching for an old furniture piece to make a kitchen island. 





My hubby took some free pallet wood and made me a base for the table to sit on. He then added the $2.99 table leg extensions under the base. This brought the table to standard counter height.



I did a dry stain with some Annie Sloan Graphite Chalk paint.  This gave me the rustic look I wanted.
















I am super happy with my new kitchen island! Adding this piece of antique furniture to my kitchen was a perfect mix! 







Saturday, April 11, 2015

French Provincial End Table Makeover

I found these cute French Provincial end tables at a thrift store last weekend. I fell in love with the granite top. I knew I could chalk paint these cute tables to give them a whole new look. I used Old White by Annie Sloan. I just love how they turned out. Here are some pics of the makeover. Have a happy Saturday!




































Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Sunday! I enjoyed spending time with my church family celebrating the Resurrection! I then spent my afternoon enjoying time spent with my family. Here are a few pics from my Easter weekend!

My lilies bloomed Saturday afternoon, just in time for Easter! 










All of creation bares witness of His Resurrection! I took this pic on a walk yesterday. Those blooms are in the shape of a cross! 



Monday, March 23, 2015

French Country Ladder Back Dining Chairs

I have been on a search for over a year now for dining room chairs. I refused to pay the price of what one new chair costs, so I've searched thrift stores and antique shops for awhile hoping to score a deal. Well, the persistence finally paid off! I walked in one of my favorite antique shops this weekend, and there sat six french country ladder back chairs! I chalk painted a 'new to me' dining room table and chairs a little over a year ago...you can read about it here . I wasn't crazy about the chairs but the solid wood eight seater table was priced perfect. I knew I would add my style chairs to complete the set at a later date. I am excited to now have my 'new to me' dining room set complete. Here are some pics of the chairs and table.
















Friday, March 20, 2015

My Easter Decor

I have been really busy with a lot of projects this spring. I decided for Easter, I wanted to keep it really simple this year. I honestly used a lot of decor items I had around my home. I used this cute garden bunny, and placed him on my front porch with a simple green plant.


I had this cute Easter chalk board sign that I placed in my white photo frame to use. 





Then I added my spring wreath to my front door and added this cute sign with its Easter colors.


 I added some yellow roses to my table and that is my Easter decor this year!




 I know it's very simple. I think a carrot cake and some flowers the day of will look wonderful!



Have a great day!
Nicole