Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This and That..

that is what I've been up to....nothing exciting, but just this and that. :) And in between this and that, I've been a little under the weather. It seems that the cold season finally caught up with all of us here at the Millers. It had me laid up for an entire day, but I am slowly getting my feet back on the ground.

During my time on the couch, it got the wheels spinning once again, and yesterday morning I pulled out some wool, my sewing machine, more wool, and a few needles and thread! Time to get crafting again and getting things ready for spring.

I've also been working on our basement....'member I was talking about using my barnwood cabinet down there? Well, I decided NOT to use it down there. I do like it where it's at, and I have it chock full of antique pottery, and like my good friend Pearl suggested...."do you really want it down there where the kids will run around and plus no one would see it down there as much." So, it stayed there and now I will constantly be on the hunt for exciting new flea market finds and tag sale treasures. (thank you Miss Becky) ;)
I did happen to find an interesting piece to house all our tv gadgets,games, and remotes....will share that with you all soon.
BUT, I will share some NASTY, NASTY pictures of what it looked like before we got carpet and repainted.

Please DO NOT leave after you've seen this horrendous picture....I promise, it will get better.

YIKES!!! EWWWW!!!! I know, I know......let me explain....

The floors are dark red because they have a dry-lock sealer on the cement and it was colored that awful color of red. The walls were actually a nice spice color with khaki trim color, but it was way too dark for this area that gets very little natural light.

Now, I promise to show some updated basement pictures....but I can't at this moment. I don't really have any good pics yet, and it is still a work in progress. Currently we are getting some tile laid at our door!!! YAY!!! So excited for that step to be done so we can move on to the next step. Ah, who am I kidding...I just can't wait to decorate! I have done a little, I just couldn't hold back! ;)

It is going to be a different look compared to the rest of my won't be near as prim but it will be vintage! Lots of white, chippy pieces mixed with old wood, a little girlie/romantic flare, but still comforting/cozzy and a place that we created together....sooo much fun to hunt and find! I'll be sharing some pics that have given me my inspiration soon too! Stay tuned....

Now, time to make some's just what the doc ordered! :) What are you doing today?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pitcher For Sale!

WELCOME! To all of my newest followers and friends. So glad to see you here, and hope you are having a fantastic week.

This weeks pottery piece is a shiny Robin's Egg Pitcher.

This pitcher measures 6.5" high, the base is 5.25", and the top measures 4" across.

The price for this beauty is $28 plus shipping.
Thanks for me if interested:

Talk with you all soon....

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thinking Spring...

Ok, so we're just a few hours past Valentine's Day, but I am ready to move forward.....with the decorating that is. I am ready to lighten and brighten things up around here now that the sun is shining and skies are bright and blue!

Shades of greens against the white snow make it hard to not thing spring and all the buds, blooms, and blossoms waiting to push through the soil.

I am selling the shades of green acorn ornies again for a baker's dozen (13) for $24. These are perfect for spring/summer and for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day! Email me at
Have a great Tuesday!!!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Pottery!

Hi friends! Is everyone staying warm? I hear that sunny skies and warmer temps are headed our way for the weekend. :)

I wanted to share some very exciting new pieces of pottery with you that just came out of the kiln this week. The first one is an 8 lb crock done in a shiny Robin's Egg. It is such a nice size! My husband threw this and we watched it and babied it and gave it lots of TLC. We gave it plenty of time to allow it to dry perfectly....AND it did......

So, are you ready to see it?

We were very excited for the way it turned out...this was his largest piece that he ever threw..

After he made this one, he threw an even larger one and we are giving that one the same loving, we'll have to wait and see.

He also wanted to try out some new shapes for some pitchers...again in a shiny Robin's Egg.

I can't wait to run out and get some white tulips for this piece!

And now, to make a whole bunch of these in lots of colors!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Need Some Input....

Ok ladies,I need some input on a decor dilemma.....

We are in the process of finishing off our basement and this will be a real change for us since we have been living here 7 years and we never really finished it off the way we wanted...we were just so unsure of what we wanted or needed to do down there....

Well, we put it into 4th gear and we are now moving along steadily (let's hope it continues to stay on pace).

I am decorating it a little bit differently though...I am going with lots of whites....yep, I needed to get away from the browns for atleast a small portion of the house, plus there isn't hardly any natural light downstairs, so in order to make it appear larger and much brighter...I went with a light raffia color (which looks like a slight off white).

I'm taking the more vintage farmhouse look with it...or so I plan to. :)
*This is a vintage pie safe currently sitting on an antique tavern table.

Well, I'm itching like crazy to get a little piece of it decorated since we are no where near being done with it I can't do much. But the wheels started spinning and one thing lead to another and now I am ready to pull my old barnwood cabinet from my main floor down there to the basement since it already has the chippy white wood, whites, and blues....

Here is the cabinet...

This cabinet holds lots of white ironstone and old eclectic white pieces along with some blue accents, making me think this would look better downstairs....

.....decisions, decisions....

What do you think? Please let me know your input....of course if I move that cabinet down there, then I will need to find a different piece of furniture for that space! ;)

Friday, February 4, 2011

My favorite corner and some Love acorns....

One of my favorite little corners in my bedroom re-do. An old chippy blue painted chair with a locker basket filled with zinc topped Ball jars...

...and I kept my favorite wreath out too...atleast till Easter! ;)

A mix of red and pink acorns just in time for LOVE day!

Have a great weekend!

*I joined in on Cindy's show and tell Friday....check out her beautiful blog and all the other great blogs linked up today!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Carmel Bell Bowl

Up for your consideration is this Carmel Bell bowl with handles.

It measures 9 1/2" across and stands about 3" tall.

....adorned with handles on each side.....
This makes a great piece for holding fruit on your kitchen table or a terrific serving bowl.

The price is $34. This bowl is microwave and dishwasher safe, although with our larger pieces I handwash them just to prevent breaking in the dishwasher. Handmade here in our home in Central Pennsylvania from Indian Trail Pottery. Please email me at if interested!

Have a great day!