Friday, May 27, 2011

~ Photo Feature Friday @ A ROSY NOTE ~ Flowers

The theme for Photo Feature Friday this week is flowers
I love antique millinery flowers

I took some photos of an antique dusty pink millinery rose 
I love the faded and worn petals
Such simple beauty

My family and I are headed to our ocean house for this memorial day weekend!!! :)
We are really looking forward to a long relaxing weekend at the ocean
Our sons love going to the beach (even in the rain) ;)
I hope you have a wonderful weekend friends

Linking this post to:

* I edited my photos with Picnik *

Thursday, May 26, 2011

~ A ROSY NOTE ~ Giveaway!!! ~

 My friend Tricia is having her 1st giveaway and it is fabulous!!!

White Anthropologie cafe au lait bowls ( LOVE them!!)an antique skeleton key and a few more special goodies ~ Tricia's photography is gorgeous and she is a genuine sweet person and a dear friend~
Be sure to check out her beautiful blog A ROSY NOTE and enter~
Just click on the image below...

( all photos from this post by Tricia @ A Rosy Note )


Sunday, May 22, 2011

~ French Farmhouse Giveaway ~

I wanted to let you know that one of my favorite blogs called Evelyn and Rose is having a lovely French Farmhouse Giveaway!
Be sure to click on the picture and enter
Hope you had a wonderful weekend friends

Friday, May 20, 2011

~ Photo Feature Friday @ A ROSY NOTE ~ WHITE

 This weeks theme for Photo Feature Friday at A Rosy Note  is white
Unfortunately my old camera is having issues.. so I uploaded a few older photos of whites used in previous posts. 
I edited them thru Picnik 
Linking this post to :

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

~ 100th White Wednesday ~

I love antique white ironstone pieces
I've found many of them at thriftshops and a few at some antique shops
Once you start collecting them it's hard to pass any up when you spot them
They are perfect for displaying and entertaining

~ I am linking this post to Kathleen at Faded Charm and her 100th White Wednesday ~

I hope you're all having a wonderful week so far

Friday, May 13, 2011

~ Photo Feature Friday @ A ROSY NOTE ~ SpRiNg

This week for Photo Feature Friday at A Rosy Note the theme is SpRiNg!
Another Spring vignette on my mantel
(I hope you're not getting tired of my mantel photos by now )
I use Picnik to edit my photos

On another note:
I have to mention that my friend Tricia from A Rosy Note has her beautiful blog featured in this months Romantic Homes magazine
I am so thrilled for her ;)

I am loving the weather here in Seattle today
It finally feels like Spring has sprung!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend friends

~ The CSI Project ~ Spring Mantel and Vignette ~

I am linking this post to The CSI Project
The theme this week is Spring Mantels and Vignettes



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

~ French Bistro Chairs ~ { And Cash's first White Wednesday} ~ A Repost

*(this is a repost of one of my favourite White Wednesday posts)

This past weekend I was able to find and purchase six antique french bistro chairs

I found them on Craigslist for a fair price *(since some of you ladies have emailed me and asked, I paid $300 for six,which ends up being $50 a chair~I have seen new ones without the character and charm for alot more) and the seller was very nice which helped ;)

I posted an ad on craigslist asking anyone who was interested in selling their french bistro chairs to contact me and the seller contacted me within 3 days. { Just be sure if you meet up with sellers thru craigslist to meet in a safe location like a coffee shop etc to keep yourself safe. Never invite them to your home unless someone else is with you or you have all of their info. (just my motherly instinct to let you know) lol }

I LOVE the old chippy patina on this one
It is a chippy mint green color

These two have the original owners name on the back of them

I think that gives them so much character

I think Cash agrees ;)

*( I just had to repost this pic of him)

I am going to have to seal them so the paint doesnt keep flaking off

I think they add a nice french farmhouse touch to my dining room

*(update: this pic was taken before my husband made me the wonderful chippy white farm table out of our old fence, so here is a pic of the new table with the chairs)

I love how the chairs look against the chippy white table

I have two more in my entry way

Perfect for my husband and sons to sit and take off/put on shoes
Practical and pretty with a chippy green patina
I have a chippy black one that I am going to put in my sons room

Perfect spot for one of my lavender pillows from Maria at Dreamy Whites

I am linking this post to Faded Charm's White Wednesday
Cash is my WHITE this week
Isnt he precious?! And he fits in so well with my decor ;)

Hope you are having a wonderful week

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

~ Pretty Lilacs ~ A simple way to display photos

I was rearranging and fluffing my nest today
 I decided to fill my enamel pitcher with lilacs from my front yard
I love their beautiful smell and color

I took a favorite old photo of my grandfather and simply tucked it under some twine on one of my lavender sachets from Dreamy Whites
 Another photo of him I just casually placed on the plate next to the bowl
It's a simple way to display old photos
I think it makes a pretty and personal vignette

I put another old photo inside a petite white frame made from reclaimed wood
I love the chippy patina

Overall I am very happy with how it all came together
Simple and pretty

Thank you so much for your sweet Mothers Day comments
I hope you all had a wonderful day

Sunday, May 8, 2011

~ Happy Mothers Day ~

~ Happy Mothers Day ~
Becoming a mom is such a blessing from God
I cherish every moment I have with my two sons
I love them so much

Friday, May 6, 2011

~ Photo Feature Friday @ A ROSY NOTE ~ Vintage ~

This week for Photo Feature Friday I decided to use some of my photos I did for my Etsy shop
The theme this week is Vintage

For all of my photos I used my basic point and shoot camera and edited the photos with Picnik

 I hope you have a wonderful weekend friends
My baby has his 12th birthday party tomorrow so it will be a fun and busy weekend for sure ;)