Thursday, January 28, 2010

Show & Tell Friday!

Stop over at Cindy's to see her beautiful birdhouse over at
My Romanic Home. Please take a few minutes and stop by as many of the Show & Tell participants that you can, they've all got a lot of wonderful things to share with YOU!!!

I bought this finial several years ago, and just today decided
to dig it out of my 'things to do' items and paint it, I looove it,
a much better fit for my cottage decor, don't ya think?

The painted version of my finial! I thinned my white paint
down, painted over about 1/3 of the finial and rubbed it
out and repeated the steps, leaving it with a worn and aged
looking patina! I think those sweet little Paperwhites are
'welcoming' the new & improved finial!

Always, Debbie~

Monday, January 25, 2010

It's a Wonderful Life

Last Saturday I was excited to go to a huge
antique & Collectible show at The Puyallup Fair
grounds! Lucky for me, my guy had agreed to take me
(he just loooves antique shows) Just kidding! :) I
think he actually enjoyed himself, but he would NEVA
EVA let on that it was so! Anyway~

We saw a lot of things we actually have and had
fun looking at what the dealers had them priced
at and we also saw a few things we(okay that I)wanted,
but I was good, and kept in mind, that I'm trying
to de-clutter and simplify my life...
I only bought a few items and a couple of them
were things I really needed.

We were getting to the end of our day when we saw
a fabulous display from 'It's a Wonderful Life'!
Jerry commented to the fellow behind the counter
on how they had cornered the market on just about
any memorabilia item from the movie and the gentleman
smiled and shared that the beautiful women beside him in
the booth, (busy talking with people) was actually the
little girl Zuzu from the movie!!!

I've always looved 'It's a Wonderful Life', so this was
a real treat to meet Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu Baily) in real life,
and listen to her talk about the movie I'd grown up with!
For a recap of the film, it came out in 1946 and was
directed by Frank Capra, starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed,
and Lionel Barrymore to name a few! It was nominated for
5 Oscars that year! If you've somehow missed this wonderful
movie, please rent it or watch it next Christmas, it's such
a wonderful classic! Karolyn was very kind and let me take
a picture of her and was sweet enough to let me post it on
my blog! Thank YOU Karolyn, you're a classy lady!

Always, Debbie~

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Show & Tell Friday!

Please go visit Cindy's blog over at My Romantic Home, you'll
just love her mirror makeovers, visit as many of the
other wonderful Show & Tell participants as you can,
it's so much fun seeing what every one's up to!

My pyrex cupboard, I see similarity's in this cupboard and
Lulu's,(below)! Do you agree? :)

This is my Granddaughter Lulu's beloved kitchen cupboard,
that she loves to play with when she visits her Nana(Me)!!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I'd love it if
you leave me a message and please feel free to follow!

Always, Debbie~

Monday, January 18, 2010

Highlights of a Blessed Year!

My son & daughter-in-law's beautiful garden

Truly a lovely Garden Wedding on a perfect Pacific Northwest day
for this beautiful family!!!

Yeah, I got a new car, (my first NEW car) not just any car,
but my dream car, my little 'White Prius' that I've named
'Pearl', don't you think that's a perfect name for someone
that makes jewelry??? I do! :)

I taught myself how to make jewelry by using beautiful
vintage jewelry, buttons & baubles I'd been collecting
for years, just waiting for a perfect time in my life to
create something with all my treasures and that time
has finally came! I love it! I even taught myself how
to solder, I'll share that with you later!

Goin' Green was never so beautiful! Reduce~Reuse~Recycle

I looove repurposing my vintage buttons with vintage
jewelry into my wearable art!

I adore vintage 'moon glow beads'!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Show and Tell Friday

Today is Show & Tell Friday over
at Cindy's blog, 'My Romantic Home', be sure and
stop by and see her fabulous 'Show & Tell'!!!

This year I went with SpArKlE for our holiday
centerpiece! After getting a cold Christmas Day
and then...catching the flu, it's long over due
to come down, I thought it would be perfect to
share for my first "Show and Tell Friday"!

This is also a wonderful start to this blog,
it's been my family blog, but I'm switching
it over to share my loooove of everything 'Cottage'
follow me on my thrifty treasure hunts and I'll share
how I incorporate a bit of 'hannmade' craft to my humble
little cottage! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

HomeGoods StyleScope Quiz for the Home Decorator in all of us!

Have you ever wondered what style YOU really are? I know
what I love (and want), but I've never tested my sensability
of decorating with the professionals!

I went to HomeGoods Styles and took their quiz and found
out that I'm a 'Country Classic'!!! For a lot of fun go check
out your style, they'll give you some fabulous tips you may
or may not have already thought about, it really is easy, fast
and fun and FREE! If for no other reason than to build your
confidence while expressing yourself with your own decorating
style! Go see for yourself!

HomeStyle Quiz

HomeGoods has some great deals. Go check out their
departments and gift ideas, they may have just the item you've
been looking for!

Come back and share what your decorating style is!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Changes in the Wind~

I've had this blog for family & friends, I usually just
post pictures of what's going on in our lives that
I like to share, but I realized I may be the only one
seeing them??? Family & friends are too busy these days to
check a blog and a lot of people prefer just gabbing
on face book, so I've decided to have this space as my blogging
spot for whomever would like to check in... I'll still post
some of my family pics here, but mostly I'll have them on
drop shots for family!


I have a lot of changes going on in my home too, so I
think this will be a wonderful place to share ideas, some
how to's and of course a lot of cottage finds!

Please leave a message now and then so I know I have
readers, I would very much enjoy hearing from YOU!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas Day with Family

There is nothing more magical than seeing Christmas through the
eyes of a child!

Lulu's just arrived and I caught this magical moment!

We were just sitting down for dinner, Uncle David is welcoming us to the table!

Uncle David reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' how wonderful!

Total concentration of a 13 year old with her 'Mostest Favoritist Gift'!

Seeing the magic of Christmas through the eyes of a 3 year old is
what it's all about!

Lulu with her 'new baby'!