Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas 2011

Well I have finally uploaded my pictures I have everything that is going to get decorated for this year just moving out here in September to the farm boxes are everywhere in the basement and well digging thru them just to find this stuff was a chore.  We still have alot of work to do in the house like all the flooriing and painting the walls I am not real fond of the 2 walls that are painted some orange color then my ugly marlite bathroom which I may decorate up a lil for Christmas also!
Hope you enjoy my home it may not be all sparkly and glamorous like allot of homes at Christmas but is what I enjoy and to me it is warm and cozy!
Don't those speaker wires look just wonderful grr but he has to have the surround system
I keep her out all year around hope to find time to finish making my jello mold ones to hang on the tree as well to match her!

Vintage scale I picked up at the antique mall a long time ago and a friend gave me this beautiful bowl I hand dipped all my pine cones in cinnamon an vanilla wax they smell so lovely

My wrought iron sleigh I picked up at a yard sale over the summer

Love my santa's but don't have enough room to display them hopefully I will get the rest of my decor hung then I can display them next Christmas

My make do mantel oh how I would love to have a fireplace again but have to settle with a wood burner in the basement and it keeps us warm and cozy

Love my star

Old bucket I found at my sisters neighbors when they moved wanted my tree in it but the regular tree was too big and my small one did not look right so I thru some burlap down on the bottom added some pine garland and voila may need to add some berries if I can find more

Kissing Mr and Mrs Clause had to come out
Last but not least I decorated my kitchen island I use my plate rack stand to display my vintage strainers just filled them with pine and berries a few old ornaments and pine cones I collected thru the yard
Thank you for visiting and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Christmas Misfits left at GW

These are my little treasures I found while out thrifting at the GW just could not leave them on the shelf!

I actually had to argue with my son on the way home because he thought I bought him the lil red car NOT I told him it was my toy but had to let him know he could play with it after Christmas!!!
Using it to hold my Christmas cards

Elf and Santa were each a $1
Last thing I found was a bag of those not so pretty gold angels that are plastic there were 18 in the bag and I only paid $2 so they also came home with me gave them a coat of white paint glittered them added some tinsel for a halo and a little pink rose now those misfit angels I think turned out pretty!  And will each hang off a plate of homemade cookies and candy as gifts!

Hope you enjoyed my thrifting as much as I did if I could I would go everyday...

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Snowflake Wreath

I was bored this evening so I decided to make a wreath for my sister for Christmas when I was visiting her the other day she had this ugly poinsettia swag thing on her door I was like that has to go her porch looks so adorable with the wooden snowman and the light pole I made her ages ago she loves when I make her things that no one else has!!!
I used one large snowflake from the dollar store, 3 packs of smaller snowflakes a package of doilies and 2 packs of Jolee.s snowflake stickers so it cost about $10 to make it I want to give it to her early but I shall wait!
If you have any questions how I made it drop me a line I hot glued everything in layers
Thank you for looking and Hugs from Ohio...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Recycled Snowglobe

Well I finally got a few snow globes made for the holidays everything I used was things I picked up at thrift stores my friend loved hers I gave it to her early so she could enjoy it...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thrifting treasure for today...

I have been eyeing this vanity for a couple of weeks and well today blue was 1/2 off so she came home with me  it is in wonderful shape it also has the  bench but did not get picture of it the mirror is missing but that is ok I am going to make it into a bench hall tree hopefully will get to work on it this week think it will be painted black and distressed and i know some where I have some old hooks I can use to hang coats and the draws for hats scarves and mittens!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Recycled Home interior frames

Well I am still busy trying to make everything to decorate my daughters living room for Christmas it is what she asked for so here goes bought each frame for a $1 and all I did is paint them up added burlap to both on the long skinny one I had stamped it and added buttons that I found at Joann's painted them black and adhered and the other frame I found the decal at Joann s $2.50 by the way they have some neat Paris items also bought her coasters and playing cards


Thursday, December 1, 2011

The UGLY coffee table from Hospice

This little table has been sitting for months at the Hospice Browse and Buy and well with everyone re-doing tables I wanted to give it a try pretty proud of the way it turned out it only cost me $3 had the paint and I used my Making Memories and Stampin Up stamps to decorate it
Sorry for the bad pics but I use my phone because I have misplaced my camera since the move
Thank you for stopping by...


I have also linked up to
Would you buy it?
@ junker Newbie...


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Up-cycled Kitchen Canisters and Cutting board

Well after this big move I am still putting things in places but decided I better start making my daughters Christmas presents.  She finally decided to go to college and get her own place, and she wants a theme of Coffee on her kitchen.
I bought the canisters at the GW ended up being a $1 and the cutting board I found and the general dollar store for 70 cents so I scored big time.  I also picked up a tin coffee mug it is huge and a candle holder and salt and pepper shakers they are in the works now
I found the images by using google was actually wallpaper border I decoupaged them and voila this is what I came up with may tie some burlap around them for accent.
Thank you for visiting and HUGS from Ohio

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chocolate walnut whoopie pies

Sorry its been so long since I posted but with the huge move and still sorting thru things and putting away I found time to make some whoopie pies for my baby he loves them and they are so easy to make!!!

Cake mix any flavor
Block of cream cheese (softened)
3 medium eggs
1 TBL vanilla 
approx 1/2 c water
I did add a cup of crushed walnuts because he loves them so they are optional

Mix ingredients well may have to add or decrease water just make sure it has a thick consistency that you can drop by spoon full on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 6 to 8 min
Let cool and and spread frosting on bottom of cookie and put together or you can just frost like a regular cookie!!!
I have tried many different cake mixes and they have all turned out yummy!!!
Hope you all have a great week HUGS...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

1/2 off day at Hospice Store

Well I ended up venturing out to the Hospice Store the  last Thursday of the month is half off the entire store hard to resist not going in...
While looking around I discovered this up on the top shelf  it is and old wood candle sconce scored for a buck!
Gave it a lil sanding and painted it black had some berries left over from another project and had the candle and up on the wall it went!!
Thank you for stopping by and hope you all have a great weekend will be heading out to the farm to get some more things moved and put away hopefully will remember the camera this weekend!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Would you Buy it Wednesday!!!! WK 14

Was searching the GW and come across this old wood mirror and another bust think that is what they are called they were $2 bucks a piece gonna give my mirror a white wash maybe  make a rosebud out of some burlap and for my bust will just sit with a pretty piece of vintage jelwery around his neck.
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Sorry not the greatest photo but I was using my phone!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lil ladder rack with baskets!

Picked this cute ladder rack  up yard sailing for $7 she was asking $10 but it would not stay together I knew all it needed was a screw!!!  LOL  
Brought it home gave it a good sanding and a coat of black Kyron satin spray  paint love how it turned out now put it in my new kitchen out at the farm when we move and fill it with vintage cookie cutters and old jello molds I have been collecting for years!

Cherry shinny finish had to go!

Now country primitive just how I like things...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Would you Buy it Wednesday!!!!

Love Wednesdays when Junker Newbie has her Would you buy it?
I had been waiting since Saturday to post this wow did it seem like forever!!!

Shoe shine box and brushes...
Was out doing my normal weekly thrifting and seen this shoe shine box at the goodwill $4 passed it up and went on to some yard sales came across all these lil shoe shine brushes most of them were a buck and the small ones were 50 cents the wood shoe thing was $2.  So I raced back to the goodwill and it was still there thik I am going to give it a coat of stain or would it look right if I painted it black?  Let me know what you would have done with it!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July...

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday this weekend were off to the farm so no blogging for me but hopefully to return with some recycled treasures that I have been wanting to finish!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Old Farm Table

I salvaged this from my grandparents basement they were gonna toss it in the dumpster after they passed away, I was told the wood is hickory but I have no idea and the top has some rust debating on taking the old metal top off and using it as a scrap-booking table or would you repaint the top back to original look?
The only bummer is the drawer was missing but I am thinking of just making it look like a draw since I really don't have the tools to make one!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Would you buy it? ~Vintage Baby Bed

Found this great treasure out thrifting for $10 should I leave it alone or repaint her up??  I have no clue of the history of it so if any one knows I would like to know about what year it is if it was just called a crib or what?
Still have to find a foam mattress for it and I want to make a pretty bedding set to go inside once I decide on the colors I want the spare bedroom done in!!!
I linked up to the Wednesday Would you buy it...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Toot for me...

Okay blondy here just figured out how to change my blog thank you to The Background Fairy site i tried and tried to change it to something other then what you had to choose from and yipeee I did it!!!!
Now just to figure out how to grab buttons on blogs and add them off to do some research!
Then may go thrifting today is half off day at the Hospice Browse and Buy have a great day...

Sunday, May 22, 2011

JUNKWILD necklace giveaway...

If you have never checked out JUNKWILD your have to get over there she has a wonderful blog and I love her Key necklaces!!!  Also she is giving away one to one lucky gal crossing my fingers its me!!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Vignette on table

Was digging in the basement and decided to spruce up the kitchen table a lil, I found the big round turn about at the goodwill for $2 gave it a quick sanding and sprayed it white sanded again and used some dark stain, then took all my scrapping scissors out of the lil basket I had and sprayed it black.    Diggin thru some more I come across  the salt and pepper shakers that were grandmas and the grater added a candle and viola.  Now to keep the table clean instead of crafting!!!!!
Hope you all have a wonderful week here in Ohio rain and cold, was lovin last week warm and sunny been painting treasures from thrifting hope to get a few pics uploaded!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Goodwill find...

Wow did I ever score today at the goodwill I bought her for $4 bucks, brought her home gave her a quick spray of paint because it didn't have any paint or sealer, so then mixed up some raw umber paint and a little water gave her a quick coat let her sit for a few minutes then wiped her off!!
Oh I just love her want to decorate her up with some of my grandmas old jewelry and enjoy her sitting on my dresser.

Rose pins...

Okay I finally figured out how to add a picture there are so many tutorials out there on the flowers so I am just adding some pics of what I did for the Red Hat Ladies 13yrs of gatherings.  Made 70 of them for less then $10.00
What you will need is napkins of any color, glitter glue, hot glue gun, leaf punch and circle punch and pin backs.
All I did was cut the napkins in half then in half again so I ended up getting 4 roses out of 1 napkin, I then took 2 pieces and glued them together to make one long piece.
Start rolling I glued the center then started twisting rolling and pinching and gluing every inch or so.  Was pretty simple and made a great little gift for each of the ladies.
You can use crepe paper, ribbon, material scraps just about anything you have really!
Now I know I have to get better on my pics but until I figure out everything  hope you can not laugh too much!!! LOL