Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Wishing everyone a Very Merry & Blessed Christmas
and a Happy & Joyous New Year !

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Christmas Trees

Just a really quick little post to show you my 2 new Christmas trees that I purchased this year. A sweet perfectly pink flocked 4 1/2 ft tree, and a Vintage white 6 foot tree. I've decided to decorate very simply this year, and only using mostly vintage items (except for the lights!)

I finally purchased a Rachel Ashwell Couture Blush pink petticoat Euro Sham! I've been wanting one for soo long, and I finally have one :) Also made myself a couple of pink rose crowns.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Yes, I'm still here

Hello everyone, yes, I am still here. As I mentioned in my previous post, I now take care of my 2 year old, and now 4 month old Grandson's for our daughter while she works 4 days at the Preschool. They do keep me pretty busy, but I am loving spending the time with them. And the other 3 days I am spending time working away in my little sewing room creating new Holdiay Stockings and pillows for listing on Ebay. I have so much fun creating my Stockings, and it helps to use up the smaller pieces of fabric and laces that don't quite work on pillows.

The photo below is of a couple of great finds that I purchased on Ebay. First, and the one thing I have been wanting to get for a looong time, is Rachel Ashwell's Couture Pink Petticoat pillow. Love the soft blush pink color, and the layers of ruffles and lace. The other, a Euro sham, though not made by Rachel Ashwell, but created with her beautiful Primrose fabric

Thought I would share with you some of the new Holiday stockings and pillows that I've created so far and listed on Ebay. The ones that are still available are the last stocking and the 2 pillows. I've also listed and sold 3 of the 4 Stockings that I made for myself last year. If you'd like to see what's available for purchase, just click on the link near the top on my sidebar.

Thanks so much for coming by. I'll try not to take quite so long to do a new post, as I have with this one. So much to do, and never enough time to get it all done, lol.

Until next time !!

Monday, September 30, 2013

New Items to Ebay

So sorry it's been such a long time between posts, I've been busy as of late. 4 days out of the week I watch my 2 year old and 2 month old grandson's for our daughter, as she is now the 2nd Aide at the Preschool, so they keep me pretty busy. So, just popping in really quick to say "HI", and to show you a couple of things that I have managed to create and list on Ebay.

First up are these 2 sweet Christmas Stockings....I know, Halloween is the holiday coming up first, but I just love making these, and wanted to get a head start this year, since my time is very limited to do any sewing.

I also managed to create another cottage pillow using this beautiful Vintage Waverly fabric, with a gorgeous rose bouquet on the perfect Robin's Egg blue background!

And lastly, here is a photo of our youngest son, Austin, wearing his Football Uniform for the Oakland University Football Club. Oakland had never had a Football team EVER in it's history, until finally this year, and Austin is a member of this team. We're going over to the east side of the state (Michigan) this Saturday to watch him and his fellow teammates play their first Home game. Can't wait to see him!! We live on the West side of Michigan, and it's a 3 hour drive to get there!

1 more photo, this is our 2 grandson's, taken a few weeks ago. I'll try to post a newer picture of the 2 of them soon for you to see.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me ~ Don't know when I will post again, hopefully not so long as last time.

Until next time sweet friends!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Living Room Makeover

Hello everyone!! I know, I know, it's been quite a while since my last post. Again, I'm such a bad blogger, lol! I've been really busy as of late, and one reason why, as you can see from the photos below, I've given our Living room a bit of a Shabby chic makeover. Now, I've loved how the room look before, but to tell you the truth, hubby was never really happy with so much PINK in the house. So, I decided to purchase some wallpaper that looks and feels just like actual bead board, and began the task of doing the makeover. First, of course, was ripping down all the old wallpaper, which, can be a bit difficult, lol. Then the fun part of putting up the new. This paper is soooo easy to put up as there are no matching up to do, as with patterned papers. Since this paper is heavier than regular wallpaper, I used a heavy duty wall paper adhesive to the back, even though this paper is pre-pasted. It's stuck on those walls REALLY well, lol.

And just to remind you how the room looked before, here is a photo taken a couple months or so ago.

This room now has that Shabby Chic feel to it, that I am so loving!! I'm really thinking of putting this same paper in our Dining room.
What do you all think of the makeover?

Sharing this post with Shabbilicious Friday

Until next time sweet friends !!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Vintage Farmhouse Table makeover

As promised in my previous post, here are the photos of my Vintage farmhouse table-turned-coffee table makeover.

Here is the table as it was when I purchased it. Nice and chippy, like we all love, but it was just too chippy for my tastes, not to mention, a lot of the paint was literally falling off when you touched it. So, out to the Pole barn it went, and had hubby cut a few inches off the legs, and then used hubby's electric hand sander, and sanded away all the really loose paint. Then, out came my can of my very favorite soft shabby pale pink paint, and applied it on in a thin single layer, to give it a new look.....

.....and here it is! I am so in love with how it turned out! This is exactly what I had envisioned for a coffee table for our living room, and am over-the-moon thrilled with it!!

Love the little drawer on it.

The view from the couch.

And here is the top of the table. See how you can still see the outlines of the old paint! So very Shabby Chic!

Thanks for stopping by to see my Vintage Farmhouse table makeover! Hope you love it!!

Sharing this post with Shabby Art Boutiques' Shabbilious Friday.

Until next time sweet friends!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Treasures at the Allegan Antique Market

Hello everyone! As promised, I am showing you photos of the treasures I found at the Allegan Antique Market yesterday, as well as a sweet little Antique Mall in downtown Allegan.

This first photo shows all my sweet finds....

Found these 2 sweet vintage millinery floral hats....the blue one was found at the Market, and the cute little pink one at the Mall.

A fab vintage wallpaper covered box, a vintage Italian tole candlestick, and 2 pretty vintage linens were found at the market, and the beautiful Vintage floral barkcloth was found at the Mall.

A vintage tole can/wastebasket. Love this one with it's raised detailing!

Vintage Prayer picture....the roses are actually handpainted on the paper, and signed by the artist!

And my best and most favorite find at the Market was this wonderful shabby chippy vintage farmhouse table! This is what I was on the hunt for, and was super excited to come upon it. I've been wanting to find one of these to use as a coffee table, and it is just perfect....well, almost....I've given it a shabby chic makeover to it. Hubby cut down the legs to put it at a good height, and I've sanded it a bit to get rid of the really loose paint chips, and painted it. I'll show you the finished transformation of it in my next post, so stay tuned!

If you live in Michigan, or in a nearby neighboring state, I highly recommend going to the Allegan Antique Market! Their next date is August 25th, and the last one is September 29th. I won't be able to make the August one, but am hoping to attend the September show.

Until next time sweet friends !!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Wishing all my Blog friends a wonderful weekend. Going to the Allegan Antique Market tomorrow. My first time going and am super excited! I'm on the hunt for a shabby chipping table I can use as a coffee table. Preferably with some chippy pink paint. I'll be sure to post pics of any treasures that I find and bring home with me.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Some Vintage Treasures

Hello everyone! Today I thought I would share with you some of my recent vintage treasures that I have found.

First are these two fabulous Vintage tole cans/hampers. The one on the left I found on Etsy, and the other was purchased on Ebay. Aren't they gorgeous!

Next are these lovely set of 4 vintage Limoges Haviland plates that I found at a local Goodwill store. I just love the sweet little pink roses.

At another Goodwill store I found these vintage Haviland bowls. I got these for a steal!!

This is the sweetest little vintage pitcher that my husband bought me at a little Antique store. I just love the pretty roses!

This last photo is a couple of pretty Vintage OOAK pillows that I created using a Vintage pillowcase, that has the most gorgeous Lavender colored roses. Both of these are available for purchase on Ebay. You can click the link on my sidebar to take you there to see these and other sweet pretties that I currently have available :)

And finally, here is a photo my daughter took of our 2 Grandsons, Seth, who will be 2 in September, and his baby brother Derek. Love these guys sooo much !!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Introducing my newest Grandson!!

Hello everyone, got some very exciting news to share with all of you. I would like to introduce to you my newest Grandson, Derek Russell McKinlay! He was born July 12th, 2013, at 3:35 p.m. ~ He weighed in at 8 pounds 12 ounces, and 19 1/2 inches long! The photo below is of me holding him on Saturday, almost a day old!

It is so funny, he has dark hair, with a more dark complextion, whereas his older brother Seth is more fair skinned with strawberry blonde/reddish hair. Total opposites :)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Newest Pillow Creations

Hello everyone! Just a quick little post to show you some of my newest pillow creations that I've worked on the last few days. Hope you like them :) You can check these out in my Ebay by clicking on the link over on my sidebar.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Vintage Hat Rack

Hello Everyone! Yes I know, it's been quite some time since I last posted, I'm such a bad blogger. Honestly, I've just been really busy with things around the house, and we're getting things ready for our youngest son, Austin's, Graduation Open House next Saturday. This Monday is his Orientation at Oakland University, where he will be attending Collage in the Fall, and there is also a Parent's orientation that we will be attending.

What I wanted to show you all today is this wonderful Vintage hat rack that I purchased on Ebay not long ago. I've been on the hunt for one of these since seeing one that Stephanie, over at The Spanish Dahlia, had shown on her Facebook page. It needed a little bit of TLC, just a quick little spray paint on the metal parts with my favorite Heirloom White spray paint, and for the wooden base, I painted it my favorite soft pale shabby pink, and tah dah! I am so loving how it turned out! And my little vintage hat collection now has the perfect place to be displayed.

Here is a photo of Austin, myself, and my husband Brian, after the Graduation Ceremony. So proud of our baby boy!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, always LOVE having you visit!! Have a lovely weekend my friends!!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Newest Treasures

Hello everyone! Today, I wanted to share with you some of my newest treasures I found over the past weekend.

First up is this wonderful, LARGE Vintage mirror we found at a tag sale we had stopped at while helping our oldest son move some things into his new apartment. Originally a shiny gold, I painted it my favorite shabby white, and love it! And it only cost $20

Next is this fab Vintage frame. It too was originally gold, but again, painted it my fav shabby white. This was found at a local thrift shoppe for just $8

I found this the other day at a local GW store, for just $8. Again, another item originally gold, but looking perfectly chic and shabby all painted white!

Lastly, I've had this sweet little table for a few months, but finally got around to painting it now that the weather was perfect for doing so. I chose to paint this a soft pale shabby pink, and it's perfect! I love the way the shelf on the bottom is designed for placing books in.

I'm hoping to do some more Thrift shopping this Saturday, and if I do, I'll be sure to post pics of any treasures that just happen to come home with me :)

Once again, linking up for Kerryanne's wonderful Blog Party, Shabbilicious Friday, so be sure to stop on over and see all the wonderful and shabby inspiration :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing all of you a wonderful Weekend!


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