Monday, December 31, 2012

So long 2012

A few days prior to Christmas I decided to make my own little version of a "junk" Christmas tree using a very old blue step ladder.

It's dressed up with vintage pieces of whozits and whatnots.....

and some dried oranges and a vintage grocery basket filled with old baseballs

3.....our number

I love it.....

and it will last longer than a Christmas tree.  :)
Happy New Year Friends!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sprucing up ordinary decor into extraordinary decor!

Finding little ways here and there where I can take ordinary pieces around my home and giving them a little more attention. 

More sprucing. 

More detail.

Once again being inspired by Donna and noticing I have some glass pillar candles that I could add some pizazz too,like she did, I immediately decided to do some sprucing.

I also found a very cheap name brand large glass candle at a thrift shop, but it had the wrong lid on it. So, I grabbed the candle, pitched the lid, and added some citrus and vintage Christmas hymnal music.


Along with jute I added my most favorite herb....Rosemary! It smells incredible and the bush remains beautiful year round!

I also added some scrabble tiles to the pillars, adds a little bit of character to them, don't ya think?
To make the whole display work together beautifully I added some of my dried hydrangeas and some gears to honor Donna!

Are you still sprucing?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Chalkboard Ornaments!

Ok, so I have ANOTHER DIY for ya.

Guess what.  This one also includes a little bit of, I'll warn ya again: My handwriting is not's weird.

Again my inspiration came from pinterest and other blogs which I don't even know where it was originally from anymore...

Lots of options for fun messages....

Yes, these are just small rectangular wooden pieces found at Michael's, then painted with a few coats of chalkboard paint.  Super, duper easy, right?

The fun part....writing with chalk MARKERS!
My new favorite tools!  :)

Are you singing along to any certain song yet?  ;)

But these were so fun and sooooo easy.  I had to share. 


Friday, December 7, 2012

Recipe Towels....DIY Christmas gift

Have you been seeing the recipe towels with the hand written recipe imprinted on them.  Pinterest, blogs, they're out there...go ahead....give it a google!

Well, I came across some others where you could make them SUPER easy.  There's actually nothing DIY about just write.  YEP, you write the recipe.  On a flour sac towel.  With a sharpie.  Yep, told ya it was easy.  Stupidly easy.

Wanna see?

But's the thing.  My handwriting can be very wonky at times.  I will start to write in cursive and then in the middle of that word, I will print the rest.  I told you, its very wonky...NOT PRETTY BY ANY MEANS....

But I will let you look anyway....

Do you see what I mean....yeah, not so perfect AT ALL!

But, I am learning to LOVE the perfectly imperfectness.  :)

Wickedly EASY

These took very little time, and are the perfect wrapping for exactly what the recipe is for......
So, I have a stack here know for guests, that come for coffee (hopefully someone will read this, call me up, and ask if they can come over for coffee).  :)  And if no one wants them....the kids each get one so they some favorite family recipes in their mama's handwriting. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Little Baubles....

Lots of these!
A few pictures of items that were here for the open house, and more are being made!

And lots of these

With a couple of these

And these too.

Tons of these

And even more of these!
 Now, stay tuned for a FUN, EASY, DIY Christmas gift coming real soon!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Pottery Open House this weekend!

~Just a few photos to whet your pottery appetite!~