Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Goodwill find

Happy Saturday everyone!! This morning I went to my local Goodwill store, and look what was waiting just for me to take home :) Yup, this wonderful Vintage chair ~ the price was $13, which I didn't think was too bad ~ In order to get it into my car (which is a Sunfire Convertible), I had to put the top down, and place the chair in the back seat, then put the top back up ~ good thing it's a nice day out today, lol :) As soon as I brought it into the house, and after taking the before shot, I removed the seat, removed the vinyl ( yes vinyl!!) seat cover; used it as my template to cut out the fabric for the new covering. I'm sure many of you can recognize this gorgeous Reproduction rose barkcloth fabric, which is exclusive to Urbangardens, and sadly, out of print :( It's called Falling Roses, and is my Favorite!! I have 3 yards of this fabric, and have been waiting for the RIGHT project to use some of it for, and this chair "fits the bill" ~ the next thing I will be doing to the chair is giving it a new paint color....I was thinking white, which would be the obvious choice, but I am REALLY leaning towards painting it a very soft pale pink. I think that with the fabric color background being a cottage white, and with the soft pale pink roses it has, a pale pink color for the chair would really make the fabric really stand out quite nicely. This endeaver will have to wait until later next week when I am out doing my weekly "shopping", which at that time I can purchase the paint. Don't worry my bloggie friends, I will keep you posted once I have it all painted up and ready for you all to see :)

Just a reminder that I am still having my "Spring Cleaning" sale going on in my Esty Shoppe ~ remember to type in SPRINGCLEAN30 for the coupon code at the checkout so that you can receive 30% off your purchase (s). Have a great weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Hello everyone!! Just a little announcement to share with you all, I'm doing a little "Spring Cleaning" in my Etsy shoppe ~ need to move some of the inventory that I currently have in my Etsy shoppe so that I can get started on making some new pretties to offer up there, so I am having a little sale ~ you will receive 30% off your total purchase, or purchases, when you use coupon code: SPRINGCLEAN30. So I hope you will help spread the word, as like myself, I LOVE a good sale!! I have several pretties listed that would make wonderful gifts for Mother's Day, or for a Birthday, or for just about any special occasion that you may have coming up :)

You can click HERE to take you to my shoppe, or you can also find a link over on my right sidebar to wisk you away.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Etsy Cottage Style Cottage Color Party

Good Monday morning everyone!! It's that time again for the Etsy Cottage Style's Cottage Color Party, and for the month of April the color is PINK!! Whoot! Whoot! Of course I had to join this month's party, as I have a ton of pink in my home....I've chosen just a few photos, so as not to overwhelm anyone, lol :) Don't want to put anyone into pink overload :)

First up is one of my Vintage rose hat's that I collect; this one is my favorite...

Next up is a couple of vintage rose teacups, from another one of my little collections...

A vintage bird cage that I purchased at a nearby Antique store a few years was originally brown, but I spray painted it pink, and added some pretty pink faux roses inside....

I also collect vintage rose plates, and this is one of my favorites.....

I just love vintage rose fabrics, and I created a lovely pillow out of this vintage Barkcloth era the pink roses and other cottage florals ~ I framed it with some sweet vintage chenille fringe trim......

Okay, not this isn't anything old or daughter and I went shopping last Friday, and I have been wanted to buy a pink purse, and so when we were at Kohl's I went straight to the purse section of the store and came across this gorgeous Sienna Ricchi bag, and snatched it right up! I am IN LOVE with this bag :) And it was half off!! Ahhh, I'm in heaven :)

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my pink's for this months Party ~ be sure to stop by HERE to visit all the other ladies showing us all their pretty pinks for the Party!! Have a great week everyone!!!

Until next time ladies!! Warmest hugs, Brenda

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter Wishes

Wishing ALL my sweet Blogging Friends a wonderful Easter

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Embellished Vintage Glass Shakers & Beautiful Giveaway I Won

Good Tuesday morning everyone!! The sun is shining today here in Michigan, after the cloudy and in some areas, snowy day yesterday. Most of the snow fell in the southern part of the state, from just north of Grand Rapids to the south. Here in Grant we did see a few flakes fall, but nothing that stuck...thank goodness!! The weather is saying that we could see a snow/rain mix tomorrow...ugghh!! It's spring for goodness sakes; it's suppose to be sunny and warm. Eventually winter will get the hint and finally go away, lol :)

Yesterday I embellished some vintage glass shakers with new and vintage millinery roses and ribbon trims, and will be listing them soon on both Ebay and Etsy. Each has their silver tops painted a pretty pink ~ these would be sweet to give as a gift for Mother's Day, Birthdays, Anniversary, or simply "just because".

A while back I entered a Giveaway at Brenda's blog,COZY LITTLE HOUSE, which was a chance to win this gorgeous handmade bag by Jana, whose blog is COLLECTED TREASURES for the HOME, HEART and SOUL, and I was the lucky winner!! This bag is 2DIE4!! It is created with lots of gorgeous vintage laces and a huge vintage millinery rose ~ I've chosen to display it on my Manny...she's stylin' now ladies :) Thank you Brenda for hosting this wonderful and generous giveaway, and Thank you Jana, for creating such a beautiful, gorgeous bag... I LOVE IT!!!

Thanks so much for your visit, and as always, I LOVE reading each and every comment that you all leave for me :) I have something very exciting that is in the works right now, but I cannot yet tell you about it...soon though :) It is REALLY, REALLY, exciting!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pretty Pink & Rose Sachets

Hello Everyone :) Just a quick little post to show you all the pretty and heavenly scented Sachets that I recently created ~ These would be perfect for Gift giving this Mother's Day, or perhaps for yourself :) I have them now listed over in my EBAY, and I hope you will get a chance to check them out. I plan to create a couple more in a few days.

Until next time sweet friends ~ Have a great evening!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dining Room Photos ~ Just because

Hello everyone! I hope you all have been having a wonderful weekend ~ It has been GORGEOUS here in Michigan ~ yesterday it got in the low to mid 60's, and today it's even better, almost mid 70's...Whoot Whoot!! But, there is the threat of severe weather for later tonight and into tomorrow :( Yesterday, the sun was shining so brightly and so, for no apparent reason, I decided to take some photos of my Dining room..don't know why...just because, lol :) I have to tell you, my Dining room is my favorite room in the house...followed by our Living room. It's just so bright and light in there, with the pretty mini pink and white striped wallpaper and soft mauve colored carpet. Not to mention I love all the pretty things I have displayed on the I thought I would do a post showing you the photos....most of you have seen pictures of this room before, but I've got several new followers who've signed on recently, and thought they might want to see this room. Like so many of you I love being able to see other peoples homes; how they decorate and how I can incorporate some of what I see into my own home. Hope you enjoy the photos :)....feel free to click and enlarge any of them to get a better look :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Winner of my Blog Anniversary Giveaway

Yes ladies, today is the day that I am announcing the winner of my 1 year Blog Anniversary Giveaway!! YIPPEE!!! First, I want to say Thank you to all of you who entered and left your sweet comments ~ I am so honored and blessed by you :) I wish I could give each and every one of you something! But don't be discouraged, you know I will be doing more Giveaways!

But before I announce the winner, I wanted to remind everyone of the Special that I am having in my Etsy Shoppe right now ~ you have the chance to receive 20% off ANY item in my shoppe by using the coupon code: EASTER20 at the checkout ~ you can click HERE to check out the items that are for sale...below are 2 items that I currently have in my Ebay shoppe, but will be "moving" them over to my Etsy shoppe so that you can take advantage of the 20% discount for them over there.

And now for the winner of my 1 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway is..........Roselle over at Seaside Rose Creations Congratulations Roselle!!! Please email with your address so that I can get all these sweet goodies mailed out to you. Just go to my Profile page to email me :)

Wishing everyone a wonderful & fun weekend!!! Until next time sweet bloggie friends :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easter Sale in my Etsy Shoppe ~ Last Day to Enter Giveaway

Hello everyone!! Today is such a gloomy and rainy day here in Michigan. I miss that beautiful bright sunshine we had here yesterday :( Got my hair done yesterday more of that nasty grey stuff showing thru anymore, YIPPEE!!! My husband tells me I should just let it go grey...I'm like, NO WAY!! I'll keep coloring my hair until there is no more hair to color, lol :) He's pretty much all grey now, though he calls it "blonde"...yea, right!! I always tell him to keep livin' in his little fantasy world, LOL :)

I wanted to let you all know that I am having a little Easter Sale over in my Etsy shoppe ~ you will receive 20% off your purhase at the checkout when you use coupon code: EASTER20. This special will run from today, April 6th, thru April 23rd. You can click on the link at the top right sidebar to take you to my shoppe, or you can do so HERE.

And today is the last day to be able to enter my Blog Anniversary Giveaway. If you haven't entered yet, you still have time to do so....just click HERE to take you to that post and leave your comment (or comments), as that is where the lucky winner will be drawn from. I'll be announcing the winner within a couple of days or so after it ends.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Some Pinks for Pink Saturday ~ Giveaway Reminder

Hello Everyone, and Happy Pink Saturday, and Happy April! I'm so glad that March is all done with as it was such a snowy & icy month for us here in Michigan ~ this coming week is Spring Break for my son, so that means some sleepin' in days, Yeah!!

It's been a little while since I've participated in Pink Saturday, and thought it was high time that I did again, lol:) I want to give a big shout out to our hostess with the mostess, Miss Beverly, at How Sweet the Sound, for putting on this fabulously pinkalicious party each and every Saturday.

First up is....yes ladies....there is Pink Dishwashing liquid!!! Whoot Whoot!! I had to run an errand this morning to the store, and while walking down the cleaning aisle, this caught my eye, and even though I don't NEED any more dishwashing liquid for some time, I JUST HAD TO bring one home with me ~ I was just so guiddy when I spotted this, but not to worry, I contained my extreme excitement until AFTER I got back home, lol :)

Next up...I won some wonderfully shabby pink Damask curtains over on Ebay, and hung one pair of them in my dining room ~ they are the perfect shade of pink, and I love them (sorry the picture isn't the greatest, but the lighting today is not so good.)

And next is my newest creation that I made today, and will be listing it over on Ebay sometime tomorrow (Saturday)...I just love the fabric in the center, with it's rich black background and gorgeous pink roses ~ gives it a kind of French feel to it :) It also comes with a large vintage glass shaker that has been embellished with pretty roses and fluers and pink ribbon bow.

And just another reminder about my Blog Anniversary Giveaway; you have just a few days left to enter, which you can do by leaving a comment on the Giveaway Post ~ you have 3 chances to enter ~ There is a link to that post over on my right sidebar.

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with me for Pink Saturday ~ Please do check out all the other ladies who are participating ~ Lots of wonderfully Pinkalicious things to see :)


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