Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I'm Dreaming of White Buttons

 Winter White Button Book Swap was so much fun.  I participated with some great creaters

Laurie Jackson @ Button Floozies hosted this wonderful button swap.  I have collected buttons for years and it was fun to create something for someone else

Button Floozies Button Book Swap 2014

My book was filled with lace, paper and buttons
I built a snowman!

I found so much joy in creating.  I spent time selecting each piece.  My grandson helped me build the snowman on a snow day!  How appropriate...
We watched frozen the night before to get ready for the snow!  It only lasted one day but gave us inspiration.

 Pieces of lace and buttons repupose in such a meaningful way.  Who knows what function they performed before this.  I love creamy white and used a vintage baby sock as well.

I used my favorite papers and quotes.  I incorporated a vintage handkerchief and many secret pockets

I stuffed this pocket with small buttons
I did put a touch of color in on my last page.  I used a page out of an old cook book and added some vintage petite candy canes!
imageTerri at The Junque Seeker is my swap partner and you will not believe what I received
I am thankful for my blogger friends.  I hope you all have a great week and a Happy Thanksgiving.   joining so fun people now

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Visual Shopping Trip

I am ready for my house, it just can't be built fast enough!  I saw this at The Screen Door Antique Shop and went on a visual shopping spree!  Would't my Christmas be wonderful.
I saw this set-up and loved it.  I sure could see the dough bowl on my dining room table, the lamp on my desk and the metal spoke half wheel on my mantle.

 A few holiday decorations to brighten up my room.  Do you see that brown transferware.  Be still my heart.  Our house has the subfloor laid and exterior walls up.  I can see it coming along and it is making me dream about putting my furniture in.  I have planned on the computer but afraid not everything is going to fit.  We are downsizing to 1500 sq. feet.
I am going to do a little Christmas decorating in our rental this upcoming week but saw these at the antique store!

And then I rounded the corner and this caught my eye...
Could I just transport all this to my new house?  Oh good golly.  My cottage set is just as beautiful as this but green.  I can't wait to get it up in our new house. Here is the front of the house

We hope to move in January

Thank you for joining me on my visual shopping spree...I will share with you tomorrow what I brought home!  Can't wait to start decorating.


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Thursday, November 13, 2014

What is your chair crush?

CHAIRS...YES I LOVE CHAIRS.  AT one point my husband threatened, yes threatened that if I brought one more home, he would have to throw one out!
All the ones in this collage are mine, except the top left one!  Of course, there are many more in the house.


So, when One Kings Lane asked me what my chair crush was, I didn't have one moment of hesitation!  I went to their accent chairs page  and found so many that I loved!  Do you see a theme going on here!  I love a wing back chair and a club chair.

I do love a wing back chair!
This is one of my favorites because it reminds me of my love seat

So What is your Chair Crush?

Di, Sharing with these lovely ladies!

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