Monday, January 30, 2012

~ Thank You ~ Finding Inspiration ~

Hi friends
THANK YOU all so much for your comments of  love and encouragement on my last post in regards to my aunt Jenny passing from Cancer.
You all  touched my heart and I thank you so much.

I woke up to my house filled with beautiful light this morning and I was inspired to take some photos...

I moved my antique shoe rack to my dining room and changed things up a bit this past weekend.
It was helpful to do some rearranging to take my mind off losing my precious aunt.

Fresh flowers always help brighten my day..
My little Claire on her favourite perch watching me..

I love collecting antique white ironstone pieces.
I find most of them at thriftshops and they are very inexpensive.

( Enamel pitchers from Ikea )

My french bottle carrier is perfect for flowers

~ Have a beautiful day ~

Thursday, January 26, 2012

~ Checking in ~


Hi friends
I wanted to check in with you and let you know why Ive been so absent from blogging recently.
I lost my beautiful aunt Jenny.
Thank you to my blog/facebook friends for all of the love and supportive comments in regards to my aunt Jenny passing away from cancer last week.
I was with her when she passed after a 2 year battle with cancer.
She was only 48
She was not only beautiful on the outside but she was even more beautiful on the inside
She was the kindest and most caring person
She was a true angel on earth
now she is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
and that gives my family comfort.


Be sure to take the time to let your family and friends know how much you love them.
Life is too short.
(  This song by U2 reminds me of my aunt )

I've been finding it hard to get inspired to blog about antiques, finds etc. when going through this loss.
I'm hoping to be inspired and creative again soon.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

~ Shabby Chic Console ~ Change ~

Hi friends
I hope you're having a great week so far.

In case you noticed a little change here..I went back to my original blog name.It fits where I've been going with my design style.I debated about it for a while and felt that it needed to change back.Thats all. :)

I want to share with you my new favourite piece...

My good friend had her talented husband make me a console very similar to the one that Rachel Ashwell sells on her site  HERE .
I am in LOVE..

He did such an amazing job.
I didn't realize what a substantial size it would be.He made it slightly taller than the dimensions of the RA piece.
His craftsmanship is amazing and he stained it to match my antique wooden shoe rack. (previous post)
I had wanted the RA piece for a long time..but I couldn't afford it. 

He can create similar versions of Rachel Ashwells furniture pieces on her site. ( very affordable)
 I asked if he would be willing to create custom pieces for my  friends / readers of my blog and he agreed.
(If you don't live in WA, then shipping the piece is always an option if interested)

**If you are interested in having a custom Shabby Chic piece made for yourself **

He also makes farm tables that we all love..
We are going to have him create a very large farm table to fit all our family and guests.
I will be sure to share it with you when its finished.

Monday, January 9, 2012

~ Finds ~

Hi friends
I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend
I did a little antique shopping this weekend at my favourite antique shop

Kathy and Kris always keep their shop stocked with the best unique and beautiful finds.
I found these beautiful millinery flowers and an antique light dusty lavender silk sewing box.
I love the lavender and purple tones in the sewing box and flowers.
I actually do keep my little sewing kit in the box just incase I need it.

The sewing box even has a little bit of millinery attached to the lid.
I found a few more treasures which I will share with you in a later post.
They are very shabby chic and perfect for the way I am going in my home decor.
I have been more attracted to Shabby Chic decor than farmhouse style nowadays.
I may need to change my blog name..uh oh. lol  :)

I put two large bundles of millinery flowers in my mercury glass vase and love how they turned out.
I enjoy them more than real flowers to be honest.
Have you found anything new that you are loving? I always love to hear from you.
I recently noticed I have some new blog followers and I want to say HELLO and THANK YOU so much for visiting my blog! :)

Have a wonderful week friends

Sunday, January 1, 2012

~ New Years Roses ~ Thank You ~

Happy New Year everyone!!
I hope you all had a wonderful New Years Eve.

When I went grocery shopping I picked up these roses.I love the coulours and the lightly tattered edges.  My husband thought they looked like they were wilting but I think they are beautiful just as they are.
And for only $5 I couldn't resist. (Safeway)
I put them in an antique white ironstone pitcher I found at a thriftstore for a few dollars.

I started my after Christmas deep cleaning yesterday and was decluttering and moving things around so I sat the roses on my farmhouse table in the living room.
 I was walking past this space with the sun streaming thru today and thought it would be a pretty photo. lol.

Today I am finishing up housework and spending time with my family.
Just thought I would do a quick post and share the photos I took today. :)

~ And I wanted to say THANK YOU so much friends for your wonderful and thoughtful comments on my blog this past year. I am so thankful for you all. ~
Have a wonderful new week!