October 15, 2016

Enjoying first fire of the fall. Love the cooler weather....

March 19, 2014

Architectural salvage

I'm a big fan of architectural pieces.  This piece would be great as a focal point in a great room.  Sadly I don't have one nor a big enough car to bring this baby home...

June 14, 2013

Great ChiPPy SHaBBy table

Love the chippy shabby white table.  Do you think the legs were cut off?  I can't decide, hmmm.  Needless to say I did not bring this treasure home with me.

June 12, 2013

My garden

Flea market find

A couple weeks ago found this beautiful chair at my local flea market.... My cat has decided to sleep in it.  Every morning this is where I find him....

My gardening obsession

I admit I love to play in the dirt....and, yes, I love to pull weeds!   I love the outdoors working and enjoy spending my free time in my garden.

January 23, 2011

Fabulous Finds

Sometimes I wonder if Cyn and I are not a little nutty??? After all who is crazy enough to stand in line outside in this bitter, cold Midwest winter just to scrounge for treasures at a local estate sale.  Although growing up, I had always wondered what the inside of this Georgian home looked like.  We endured the cold and three hours digging inside the house produced many thrifty chic purchases.  Needless to say, we were not disappointed. 

January 9, 2011

Grandma's Pumpkin Torte

When we think of pumpkin, we think of pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving.  I have had this dessert at a bridal shower (Cyn's shower in fact) and it is to die for.  A dessert so yummy you can serve it anytime of the year.  Enjoy!

Fabulous Finds

Cyn and I never did make it to Ikea this past weekend.  We will save that trip for another day.  Cyn and I have become so thrifty we have a hard time justifying each and every purchase these days.  We blame it on all the fabulous finds we score at our local thrift stores.  Such treasures to be had just waiting for us to find them.  The chandelier by far was the highlight of the day.  Not only did I grab that baby fast, I had not only Cyn but another shopper loathing my fabulous find.  

Looking forward to the next fabulous find......Jules

Much love for Jules

So I cannot tell you all what an inspiration my SIL, Jules, is to me.  Her house is PHENOMENAL.  Seriously, It is worthy of publication.  Anyhow.  I have been lucky enough to be on the receiving end of much advice and guidance on turning our house into a home.  I cannot tell you how grateful I am.  She has been kind enough to drive up here several weekends in a row to help me hang pictures, rearrange furniture and donate several treasures to my house beautifying.  I am falling in love with our house all over again!  I can see her potential again!  The icing on the cake is that my sweet hubby installed a chandelier I have had sitting in a box for five years, yup you read that right, five years.  So here are a few before and after pics of our work in progress.  Enjoy!

Dinning Room
I say ALMOST completed because I am still searching for more artwork and drapery.  Also the door frame to the kitchen needs to be painted and quarter round installation completed.  Oh and I am planning to have hubby install crown moulding in the Spring.

Family Room
Drapery coming soon!  Hoping to get a sofa, have our chairs reupholstered and build a mantel in the Spring.