Saturday, April 30, 2016

Beautiful Lilacs

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!!

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Sewing Using Vintage Linens

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!!!
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Friday, April 15, 2016

In The Kitchen....Baking

Happy weekend!!
I am doing some baking. A simple butter pound cake with fresh strawberries. This is 
my husbands favorite dessert. Since it's still chilly outside, and i can't work in the yard
why not bake!!!

I love being in the kitchen!!  

A little sugar please...

Can you smell the rosemary??? 
                                                                Have a great weekend!

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Diy Drop Cloth Slipcovers

The weather here has been cold, and gloomy. I wanted to get outside and start cleaning
the yard, but it has been too cold. So, i went galavanting around. My favorite antique
shop had these two old chairs sitting out front. They were pretty worn, but otherwise in
good shape. I knew they would look great with some slipcovers. There were two of them.
The price was two for $50.00. I donated my club chairs i had in my bedroom, and was
on the hunt for a different style. I went to home depot bought two 6x9 drop cloths, and
started my slipcovers. First thing i did was wash the slipcovers, and let them soak. Then
they went in the dryer. They came out nice, and soft. I'm not a seamstress, i just learn
as i go along. 

I made each one a little different. This one has all the pretty ruffles.

This one is a little different with just a little ruffle.

I love the back with the ribbon closure. It's easy to get on and off this way.

Oh boy!!! It's worn but very sturdy, and the seat is soft and comfortable.

                                                               Have a great day!!

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