Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mingling*Moving*Mixing*...All White, I mean just Right!

I've added a couple more pieces to my (newly started)
I promised
to show you what I'd
found last week while out thrifting,
but my MacGiver's in the
middle of wiring my
beautiful new chandelier
and run into quite a snag, so
without lights in the dining room
(just a minor inconvenience)
I thought I'd show you my sweet little
corner cupboard instead ...
(we just switched it out
There use to be another
corner cupboard in it's place,
but this one's a bit roomier.
It's the traveling cupboard, it had been
in the living room forever,
then in the bedroom,
but it had never quite made it into the
dining room before, until now!
Here it is, covered in beautiful WHITE!

You've seen this platter, but the adorable ' frog prince' is new!

As soon as I walked into the craft store and saw him, I knew I
had to have him!


I also just found the sweet little creamer & sugar!
(thrift store finds)

this adorable teapot and salt & pepper shakers too!
(thrift store finds)

My friend Karen gave me these darling little cherubs several
years ago for Christmas!

They look wonderful
on this corner cupboard,
don't you agree?

I'm linking to Faded*Charm for 'White Wednesday',
 My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday
and Finding Fabulous for Fugaliciou$ Friday  
please visit as many participants that you can,
they're such a CrEaTiVe group!


  I enjoy reading all of your comments
and I'd looove it if you'd Follow Me!
Always, Debbie~


Monday, March 22, 2010

Check Out This Fabulous Giveaway at Marley & Lockyer!

It's giveaway time!!

The prize is this -

ANY 2 of her covers from Ness' Store and 1 set of her mini clay tags. You get to choose.

If you want to have a look at the covers from her shop click HERE. Make sure to have a look in her sold orders as well as not every one is listed at the moment.

The rules -

1. Visit the shop and go back to her blog and leave a comment telling her which 2 covers and set of 1 tags you would choose.

2. Join as a follower of her blog to get an extra entry.

3. Blog about this on your blog for another entry.

4. Add the giveaway to your blog sidebar with a link to M&L for another entry

Good luck!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Last Week I Got Lucky~

I looove thrift stores especially when I leave with a little
something something that brings a smile to my lips!
I began looking for 'White Dishes' for everyday use,
and I was truly lucky enough to find four dinner plates


~Oh and this~

~this little pretty~

~looove it~

~and this~

~Oh how I looove White~

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Have I mentioned how much I looove thrift stores?
These pretty whites were found at two different stores, a couple of
days apart last week, but wait until I show you what
I found this week!!!

I'm linking this to Faded*Charm's 'White Wednesday',
Cindy's blog 'My Romantic Home' for
Show & Tell Friday and over at Jane's
Finding Fabulous for 'Frugaliciou$ Friday'

Please visit the participants of
 'WW' & 'S&T' and 'FF'
they're such fun CrEaTiVe gals!


Thank YOU sooo much for stopping by,
I looove reading your comments and
it would mean the world to me if
you'd ~follow me~!

Always, Debbie~

Stormy Weather Veggies

We have this quite often, and looove it, I make enough for two
to three meals at a time, which is fabulous, because these days,
cooking's NOT at the top of my list of favorite 'to do's'! We
love veggie's so I throw in anything we happen to have at the
time, my MacGiver loves sweet potatoes so that's a must
for him and I love peppers, so that's a must for me, other than
that, anything's fair game, and if you notice we even like


brussel sprouts,


'I know what you're thinking'

try them, they're really wonderful roasted, you may find
you like them too!

Here's all I do, Wash the veggies, cut them (fairly large sized)
they shrink down while roasting.
Pour olive oil over them and add the secret ingredient
of Costco's (Kirkland brand) Organic No-Salt
it's fabulous and perfect with the veggies, a little
salt and  pepper and add a few cut up
Costco dogs (you know, the kind from the cart),
and it's Mmmm Mmmm Good!

They've been in for about half an hour and already smell divine!
Roast aprox. an hour at 350 degrees!

I enjoy reading ALL of your comments
 and would looove it if you'd

Always, Debbie~

Friday, March 12, 2010

T-Shirt to Tote! Reuse~Reduce~Repurpose!

Great idea for a fave t-shirt that's seen better days!
 My friend Karen
raises these adorable dogs,
this was one of her old

'side one' is original t-shirt front

So I made this for her,
an adorable repurposed tote,
twas one of her fave t's
AND of course,
I personalized it for her!

'side two' stenciled letters

This is a very easy project, I made these with my students
last year, they had a blast decorating their own totes. Your
kiddos or grandkiddos would love this project too! I finished
this one off with a loop over a vintage button, but like a
plastic bag, it really doesn't even need a closure!

Check out Cindy's blog, 'My Romantic Home'

Jane's Finding Fabulous

and see what everyone's up too this week,
they're 'ALL' such a CrEaTiVe bunch!

I enjoy all your comments and I'd looove it
if Y'all would follow me!

Always, Debbie~

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Peeking Through my Garden Gate!

I love this white clematis, it's the beautiful 'Greeter'at my garden,
it's so inviting, I can't help but want to go through the garden gate to
see what awaits me!

Don't forget to stop over at Kathleens at Faded*Charms,
 you'll love her fantastic vintage window collection and check out what all the participants of
'White Wednesday'
are up too, they're so

I really enjoy reading all your comments and I'd looove it, if you'd
follow me~
Thanky YOU from the bottom of my heart!

Always, Debbie~

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Inspired by Garbo Interiors

               These vintage inspired items let me DREAM beyond Spring
into Summer!

I would love one of these lrg. buckets, (don't you just love the handles)?

We live about 30 miles from the tulip fields and these pictures
have me already dreaming of how many dozens of tulips I want,
it's always such a treat to see the glorious fields
in living color,
I'll definitely take lots of pictures to share with my blogging friends!

I love the simplicity of this room,
it's so pretty
and the bucket of cut flowers 

~Simply Beautiful~

How pretty in red stripes
~light and airy~

photo inspirations ALL found at Garbo Interiors

Delightful window display!

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
Always, Debbie~

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Chandelier Envy has had me hunting near & far and...

I'm happy to say, I finally found a
white Chandelier
that's caught

For a long while, I've been looking for the
perfect Chandelier for my dining room.
 I'd hoped for a vintage one, even though it might 
need some TLC and repairs, but everytime I found one,
it seemed to need more than a little work and I 
wasn't sure my MacGiver would looove it as much
as I did, especially, if it needed too many repairs!
So when I saw this chandelier, I knew it was the one!
I know I should wait until we have it up and everything
 else in the dining room's done before I show it to you, but I just
can't wait, I looove it!

chandelier found here

As soon as it's up and everything's all
'Cottage Cozy' 
(moved around for about the bazillionth time), I'll show the reveal
pic's of my humble little dining room!

Please take a few minutes and visit Kathleen's Faded*Charm 
blog for
'White Wednesday'
 and try to visit as many of the participants that you can!

I'm also linking up to Cindy's
'Show and Tell
Go check out her NEW look and visit as many of her 
participants that you can, 
you'll be amazed at how clever and CrEaTiVe all these folks are!

I'm really look forward to all your wonderful comments,
but I also would looove to have you
 follow my blog too,
thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Always, Debbie~

Monday, March 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday~

Visit other Wordless Wednesday participants here!