Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Shabby HALLOWEEN!















A Shabby Halloween

Can you believe it's Halloween already!!!
It starting to feel like Fall.  The leaves have turned and it's cool and wet outside.  Go figure.....  it was almost 80 degrees and sunny last week.  It almost always rains on Halloween here.
I don't know where the time has gone but I did manage to get several handmade Fall projects done this year.
My decor is a little softer and a bit more shabby.
Here is a re-cap of some of my fav's.  

Wishing everyone a Happy Halloween!
Elizabeth

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sew Shabby Chic!











 
 



   
 





 
Shabby Chic Pillows & Vintage Flower Basket

Spent the weekend sewing throw pillows.
  They all coordinate with each other so I can mix and match for different looks.  Made from scraps of fabric and embellished with bits of lace, ribbon and buttons.
Isn't it wonderful when you can turn a bunch of "this and that" into something so pretty!

I found the fabulous vintage basket from the thrift store last week for $2.  So shabby chic with it's soft pink paint and old paper flowers.  I love how the flowers have turned yellow with age.
So perfectly imperfect.

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The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Painted Mason Jar Vases




 








 Painted Mason Jar Vases

I have seen a number of painted Mason Jar vases as of late.
I've seen them painted in array of colors for weddings, parties and events. 
I just love them!  
I wanted a set for myself......  so off to the thrift store I went.
I not only found several old Mason Jars....  but also found a wire basket and an antique tole tray.
I purchased a hand full of cheap acrylic paints (.79 from Michael's) in cream, harvest gold, pumpkin, spice and brown.  I cleaned the jars and wiped them down with alcohol (so the paint will stick).  I painted each jar a different color.  Two coats did the trick.  After drying completely.....  I took fine sandpaper and distressed them a little.  To finish.....  I embellished them with bits of vintage lace, flowers and rusty metal leaves. 
They just happened to fit perfectly in the old wire basket.  I adorned the basket with a piece of tea dyed fringe from an old chenille bedspread.
A bit of this and little of that......  and you have a wonderful Fall display.
Total cost.......  about $12.

Blessings to all.
Elizabeth

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Nifty Thrifty Things for Nifty Thrifty Sunday
The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
The Farmhouse Porch for The Scoop Link Party
TIMEWASHED for Blissful Whites Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday's
Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
No Minimalist Here for Open House Party
My Fashion Forward Blog for All Things Pretty
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday
Rooted In Thyme for Simple & Sweet Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday!