Thursday, May 19, 2016
I have been changing some things around in my office/tv/everything room.
You can get a little sneak peek to see what's going on in here. I have been
on the hunt at garage sales, estate sales, thrift shops. I'm getting there piece,
by piece. You could say i'm decorating on a budget!!! Finding things dirt
cheap, and giving them new life. I'm not finished yet, but i'm getting there.
Needs some love. Don't you think??
Oh yes.....This is better.
What a little paint can do:))))
Have a good day!!
Thursday, May 5, 2016
I'm always drawn to vintage linens, and i find it hard to say no to vintage linens.
They are all so original, and hardly being made anymore. As soon as i see one my
mind is thinking of ways to re purpose them. If they have a few stains on them, i
still buy them. I'm sure they have been used for a lot of family dinners. I soak my
linens in oxi clean, and that usually does the trick. I work around stubborn stains.
If you don't sew you can use fabric glue. A $2.00 tablecloth makes a beautiful table runner.
I love a ruffle.
Pretty cut outs
I like my table runners wide. So i'm going to cut this 24 inches wide.
24 inches wide.
An inch hem on each side. Now i have my 22 inch wide table runner.
Now it's time to sew on a pretty ruffle! Then some ironing! Don't pass up those pretty linens:)))
Have a great day!
Saturday, April 30, 2016
I love this time of year when all the flowers are starting to bloom! Well, lilacs are my very
favorite. The beautiful colors, and the wonderful aroma! I just wish they would bloom all
summer long. When they start flowering i bring a big basket of them inside. They are not
only beautiful, but so easy to arrange.
They make a wonderful centerpiece. I put them in a big ironstone pitcher.
They make my heart skip a beat!!!
I set the table with all mismatched china, and mismatched old silver flatware. I think it makes it
more interesting. I'm going out and cut more and just enjoy all the beauty!
Have a beautiful day!!
Friday, April 22, 2016
I love when i find vintage linens. I find a lot of them for a few bucks, at garage sales, thrift
stores, and estate sales. I always find ways to re-use them. I found this beautiful piece of
vintage fabric at a second hand store that i could make some pillows with. I also found some
pretty linen dresser scarfs/table runners. Here is what i did with it.
The fabric is a really pretty lavender and purple. I just made two simple envelope pillows. They
would look nice in my bedroom too.
This pillow i used the linen dresser scarf. It was just the right size, I tied this with grosgrain ribbon.
This piece of vintage fabric was well worth the price.....$6.00... The linen scarf was $2.00
Have a great day!!!