Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Vintage Patina ~ Farmhouse Style Project











 


 
 Farmhouse Kitchen ~ Decoupage Project

As neat and as organized as I am......  I always seem to have this annoying pile of paperwork, bills, receipts, etc that ends up on my kitchen counter.  I love stuff but hate clutter!  Tired of looking at it.....  I needed something to contain it.
I found this wonderful old box a long time ago at a local flea market.  It was missing it's original knob but had great patina and nice old hinges.  It's been sitting in the basement ever since.  I thought it was a great piece and knew that some day I would do "something" with it.
It cleaned up nicely but was still very plain.  It needed some personality.
I decided to decoupage it!  I used pages and artwork from an old 1950's cookbook.  I love the vintage graphics and how the pages have yellowed with age.  The book was already falling apart so I didn't feel guilty about cutting it up.  I decoupaged a fabulous "measurement conversion scale" to the inside of the lid.  That will surely come in handy!  
Several coats of Mod Podge, a new "old" knob and a few hours later......  I have a wonderful farmhouse style addition to my kitchen. 

Have a wonderful week!
Elizabeth


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Vintage Roses









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There is nothing so lovely as the "rose".........  
except more roses!
I love roses......  especially vintage and hand painted roses.
Hope you enjoy your week.
Liz


Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy..... JULY 4th!






 



Happy 4th of July!

It's the 4th of July and I want everything to look pretty and festive.
There's no better way to greet guests than with a lovely wreath on the front door.  It's not only welcoming but it sets the mood for the day.  I made one for the front door and one for the porch.
The weather has been wonderful this year.  Still hot and humid.....   but we've had a lot more rain.  That's a good thing.  It is un-seasonably cool today.....  only 70 degrees.  70 degrees on the 4th of July???  Wow!
It's sunny and such a beautiful day.

God bless America!
Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday.
Elizabeth

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

God Bless America!
















GOD BLESS AMERICA!

I don't usually decorate for the 4th of July.....  but, this year I have something wonderful to celebrate.
Some of you may know my mother has been ill and in the hospital.  She was diagnosed with possible bladder cancer and we have been waiting for biopsy results.  
We got the news today.......  no cancer!!!  Happy tears!
Her infection is finally gone and hopefully with phys therapy and regular follow ups she will continue to improve.
We will be getting together this weekend and I wanted everything to look pretty and festive.
Only having a few days to pull things together.....  I got out my craft supplies.... including my trusty hot glue gun and got busy.  With a few Goodwill finds (the old Mason Jars and silver tray), scraps of fabric and a little paint I created some wonderful (and cheap) decorations.
I love anything handmade!  With no real plan....  I think everything came out great.

Happy 4th of July!
and God Bless
Elizabeth

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