Thursday, June 26, 2014

Inspiration Day

 I love grey zinc tops on bell jars.  I took my river glass and added it my vintage jar and candle holder.  Every time I look at them, I remember the joy my grandsons and I had collecting them at the French Board River.

Some of my favorite grey projects

 Don't you just love this trophy "Georgey Girl"
 I grew up in the era of Georgey Girl and flipped when I saw this at the antique mall!!

Have you ever had a Grey Day and had it turn in to a Wonderful Day?

You receive a beautiful package from one of your most favorite people.  First, I won a giveaway from Petite Michelle Louise.  She showcased

and I Love, Love ST's style!!  The minute I got my package I whooped with JOY.  My sweet daughter was gifted for her birthday with the small package and I kept the bigger beautiful slate one.  Give ST a shout out from me and go to her Etsy site 

 I so love beautiful whites and greys mixed with blue

 I so love ironstone with that beautiful stamp!!

A cup of blissful joy to you!
Fabulously creative friday linky party

Porch Projects continue

Paint, Paint and more Paint
We had to clean the deck, I had little helpers: puppies and Paddy

Big Brother decided to help.  Oh my does it need some extra loving care.

A leap for joy we are finished and ready for Pappy to scrub it and fix the supports.  Grannon will clean and paint the chairs.  This wrought iron set is from the 60's and I found it at my favorite antique mall in Winter Park Florida.  They were blue underneath, green when I bought it and now a black.  I went to Lowes and bought a rust proof glossey black.  All this cost us $99 and alot of work!

See those cushions, I can't believe I never recovered them.  So that is on my to do list too!

Fast Forward, while I worked on the chairs, hubby painted the deck.  Mine took an hour but the porch took a day and a half.  I helped hubby the next morning and finished it off.  We moved like bent over people for the rest of the week!

Next I placed the table on the porch, the black on the deck was a great contrast.

I worked on my cushions, I had never recovered seat cushions before.  I cut my fabric (fabric I bought last year!) and use a staple gun for the first time.  What a great feeling to accomplish that.

I added my earlier project of the Rabbit Foot Fern!  I can't wait to show you the rest of the porch...more to come.
Joining these fabulous people.  Di

Fun in the Sun Blog Hop A Stroll Thru Life Photobucket
Rooted In Thyme 
 Thrifty Life Thursday
Beyond The Picket Fence
Woods of Bell Trees

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer Centerpiece

A summer centerpiece for my deck makeover was on my agenda today!  I started with a bags of shells.

I grew up in Florida and after I was married vacationed in Pawleys Island with my husband's family.  So collecting shells is something that is calming and fun.  I have lots of shells and out they came.

I had this great glass bowl and some ferns.

 I started layering the shells in the bottom of the bowl and up the sides.
 Next came the Rabbit's Foot Fern

Next came this sweet varigated tears

And yay a centerpiece for my table.  I can't wait to show you the deck.  I am going to share at the end of the week.  My projects to complete!
Di, Joining some fun friends

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