Sunday, November 22, 2015

More Shabby Angels

 I managed to get two more shabby angels done! They are now in my Etsy shop!
 I can't believe how quickly this season is going... I thought I had plenty of time to work on my angels and some how time got away from me.... And with all the Thanksgiving preparations I'm super busy!!! 
 All I feel like doing lately is working on Christmas things for my shop ! Not getting ready for Thanksgiving.... lol   And I'm baby sitting my 6 month old Grandson 2 days a week now so no crafting gets done on those days... lol That's why I said I "managed" to get these two dolls done... ;)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Shabby Vintage Style Angel

 My first shabby angel of the season is finally done and up in my Etsy shop!! With more in the works! Each one will be different....
 These angels will all be made using vintage linens, crocheted doilies and embellished with shabby junk corsage/flower and mother of pearl buttons. Even their halos are made of wire and vintage mother of pearl buttons! I love them!!

Have a great day,

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fall China Hutch

I started out decorating with the 2 turquoise sweater pumpkins I made, I had planned on just adding aqua/turquoise and cream but then I decided to add some orange pumpkins and pretty soon the hutch was full of color... lol I usually don't like that much color, I prefer neutrals, but I think I like the way it's turning out... I tried to use things I already have around the house.

I think... I'm almost done decorating my China hutch for Fall ( I just need to do the very top of the hutch). I want to change that up a bit... This is the hutch I got on Craigslist 2 years ago. I tried to live with it brown for a while... I thought maybe having it dark would make all the white and cream things pop but I just couldn't do it..... lol I'm always happier with a piece after I chalk paint it white or off white! And I'm so glad I painted this hutch!!! I love it white!!!

As you can see below, The very top is not decorated for Fall yet.... It takes me forever to get things finished... I have to think about it and keep changing it around... lol  Hope you enjoyed seeing the beginnings of my Fall hutch...

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Starting to decorate for Fall

I'm finally starting to decorate for Fall around here.... I've been so busy with other things and I keep thinking I have plenty of time but time is flying and it's already Oct so I have to get on the ball and get things decorated before it's time to decorate for Christmas....
 I thought I would start with the mantle shelf above the sofa and then work on decorating my china hutch later today... I'll share pics as soon as I get it done... I got the little leaf vase at the thrift store last month for 68 cents and I put some twigs from outside in it and I love it!!

I made myself the little cream sweater pumpkin and the leaf garland is from Target dollar spot. I love those Target dollar bins for seasonal decorations.
Found these cute vintage squirrel salt and pepper shakers at an estate sale this summer and the owl ones are from Walmart. I wanted to keep it simple.... I might add some vintage doilies though.... I think it needs a little something.... Now off to get started on decorating my china hutch... I painted it white last Fall and I love it! Very Farmhouse style....

Have a great day,

Saturday, September 26, 2015

More Sweater Pumpkins

 Still having fun creating sweater pumpkins!! Just added this grey set to my Etsy shop! I'm really into Greys right now especially Grey and Cream so I couldn't wait to make some Grey pumpkins this year...

It's a beautiful Fall day here in Chicago. Loving the cooler breeze coming in the windows....
Have a great day,