Friday, April 29, 2011

~ Photo Feature Friday @ A ROSY NOTE ~ PiNk

Hello friends
My sweet friend Tricia is having her 3rd Photo Feature Friday
The theme this week is PiNk
So I decided to take some photo of the pink flowers I have left over from Easter

The photos were taken in my kitchen nook where we love to sit and have coffee and talk about our day

It is  a cozy space that I immediately fell in love with when we bought our house

My friends and I love to visit in here and browse thru our favorite decorating magazines

Maybe someday I will have you over for coffee ;)
 ~ Have a beautiful day ~

I don't have a very fancy camera,just a basic point and shoot,so I really love using Picnik to enhance my photos
Hopefully one day I will get a better camera,but until then I do what I can with what I have ;)

I used to edit my photos
1. I lightened the exposure
2. Used HDR-ish
3. Used Matte
4. Used the 1960's feature and adjusted the shade

I love using Picnik and it is free unless you want to upgrade

I am linking this post to
A Rosy Note 


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

~ After Easter ~ The Table ~

This is what our house looked like the day after Easter

Easter eggs that my sons made still on display on our mantel
Our chalkboard with an Easter message

Flowers that I clipped from my yard and sprinkled them in various little pots and vases around our house
Everything looks so pretty from Easter that I dont want to put away the eggs or flowers just yet

We had a wonderful Easter at our house
Lots of friends and family (22+)
Luckily my husband made another table
We had alot of compliments on the table my husband made out of our old fence (previous post)

My sister in law and a family friend have already requested a table
My husband was surprised by how many of you contacted me in regards to him making a table for you too
Thank you for all of the nice comments
I hope your Easter was just as wonderful surrounded by friends and family
Have a great week! :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

~ Happy Easter ~

I'm preparing my table for our Easter dinner

I clipped some flowers from my yard

And then just put them in simple mason jars

The  antique silverware is a family heirloom passed down to me

The white scalloped plates and serving ware are my everyday dishes from TJ Maxx

I think everything is coming together nicely
Simple yet pretty
Now I just need to set the table with napkins etc and put some more flowers in old jars
I will also be adding some tea light candles for a soft glow

My sons made these adorable Easter cupcakes today

They are delicious ;)

I hope you have a beautiful day

An Easter Prayer

by Helen Steiner Rice
God, give us eyes to see
the beauty of the Spring,
And to behold Your majesty
in every living thing -

And may we see in lacy leaves
and every budding flower
The Hand that rules the universe
with gentleness and power -

And may this Easter grandeur
that Spring lavishly imparts
Awaken faded flowers of faith
lying dormant in our hearts,

And give us ears to hear, dear God,
the Springtime song of birds
With messages more meaningful
than man's often empty words

Telling harried human beings
who are lost in dark despair -
'Be like us and do not worry
for God has you in His care'.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

~ My Farmhouse (Fence) Easter Table ~

My husband surprised me by making this chippy white farm table

When I was gone antique shopping with a friend he was busy working on this table
I had no idea he was making it
We had discussed that we really needed another table for Easter Sunday
Since our pine farm table is too small

I was completely at a loss for words when he showed it to me
 He made it out of our old chippy white fence that he tore down last year
I still can't believe how sweet and creative it was for him to make it
And it was FREE except for some nails and etc.
I had no idea my husband could be so "green" ;)
It isn't perfect which makes it perfect to me and really special
Now we have more space for our guests on Sunday

~ I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Easter ~

Friday, April 22, 2011

~ Easter Postcards ~ Peeps ~ Photo Feature Friday @ A ROSY NOTE ~

I went to my favorite antique shop Whimsical Whites today
I purchased a few Antique Easter postcards and some peeps

I love antique postcards
Especially pretty Easter ones

I love the farmhouse feel of this Easter postcard

These daffodils were a gift from a sweet friend of mine
Thanks Marie ;)
Daffodils make wonderful Easter arrangements

To you and your "peeps" ;)


* I am linking this post to Photo Feature Friday at A ROSY NOTE *

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

~ Flora Doora ~ Spring Mantel ~ White Wednesday

A few days ago I received a special surprise in the mail

My new friend Jane sent me a lovely  antique white french linen
Jane has a beautiful blog  and a wonderful etsy shop
where she sells her handmade Flora Dooras in a variety of french tickings,french linens and vintage fabrics
Her Flora Dooras even sell in a shop in France 
( Flora Doora)

I LOVE my Flora Doora
I love the simplicity of the antique french white linen
It is lined for waterproofing so you can put fresh cut flowers and water inside
THANK YOU so much Jane for such a beautiful Flora Doora
I can't wait to fill it with seasonal flowers

I just filled mine with some babys breath and some coffee berries
I love the bright pop of color from the coffee berries
And they are inexpensive which I like too

I added a little pop of color to my mantel vignette with just a little snip of the coffee berries
I like the simplicity
(fyi: white enamel pitchers are from IKEA) ;)

Here is what my mantel looks like right now
Simple and white with a little bit of color from the babys breath and coffee berries
I like to write the different seasons on my chalkboard .I made the chalkboard a few years ago out of a vintage framed print I found at Goodwill for a few dollars.
I just painted right over the print with the chalkboard paint ;)

Be sure to stop by Jane's lovely blog Flora Doora and check out her wonderful etsy shop!

 ~ I am linking this post to Kathleen at Faded Charm and White Wednesday ~
(White Flora Doora and White Enamel Pitchers)


Monday, April 18, 2011

Sleepy Time at 425 ~ And a Romantic Farmhouse Vignette

Hi friends
I hope you had a wonderful weekend
I just had to share with you what my furry babies looked like when I went downstairs this morning
How cute are they?! lol
Cash was snoring so loud that I was surprised Claire could stand being so close to him ;)
I just love animals
On another note:

I decided to add a glass cloche and cake stand (fyi: purchased at Target) to my romantic farmhouse vignette that I posted about on Friday

( Fridays post)

I think having the cloche and cake stand really balances it out
I love displaying antique ironstone pieces with a little greenery

 ~ Happy Monday everyone! ~

Friday, April 15, 2011

~ Romantic Farmhouse Inspiration ~ And Photo Feature Friday @ A ROSY NOTE

I went to Target with my sister today and found the new Issue of Romantic Homes Magazine

I have to say this is probably my favorite issue
and I have seen alot of issues ;)

It is full of romantic farmhouse inspiration

 I just wanted to mention that Laura from the blog 52Flea had her beautiful blog feautured in this issue And also Rozmeen from the lovely blog Pastels and Whites was featured
Congrats Laura and Rozmeen! :)

I got inspired to change up my vignette on my farm table

A little zinc flower pot from White Flower Farmhouse and my favorite etched glass and ironstone pieces
also a lavender sachet from Dreamy Whites
I like my decor to be romantic yet simple and farmhouse inspired

My dining room reflected through an old mirror in my living room
I love the chandelier in the reflection
a little rustic with a little romantic

I hope you are having a wonderful week friends
I recommend you buy the new issue of Romantic Homes
 I'm sure you will be inspired too
On another note
My sweet friend Tricia has just started her first Photo Feature Friday Link Party today
I am linking this post to her photo party
come join in if you can :)