Lately, I’ve found that there is too much purple in my craft room. Geez, I never thought I’d ever say that. I’ve found that by having color in the room, it distracts me when I’m creating. I’ve been slowly changing the items that are colored & replacing them with white. Here’s one of the first projects that I changed.
Back in October, my husband & I went to the cemetery to visit my Mama’s grave on her birthday. It’s hard for me to go there, I miss her so, but I always try to go on her birthday & my birthday. I’d felt her presence all day long. On the way home, we decided to stop at a thrift store. I could still feel Mama close by. When I got over to the dish section, I found these dishes. Mama would have loved the pattern. She loved the color pink & roses. I’m dedicating this tablescape to my best friend, My Mama.
I found a sweet little 2′ white pre-lit Christmas tree at Walmart for only $10.00. I fell in love with it, but I really didn’t have many small ornaments to fit it. By now, you know me… if I don’t have it, or can’t find it, I’ll make it. This is how I made some little jeweled ornaments for the little tree.
I apologize for not posting last week. I really wanted to get this post up, but I managed to sprain my wrist, and typing with a sprained wrist is not easy. So, I’m ‘hunting & pecking’ this post.
With the Christmas season upon us, I’ve been working on some new items for the home, gifts & some more orders. This is the first centerpiece for the season. It’s so easy to make, using items available at any craft store or the Dollar Tree.
Walmart has gotten in some of the prettiest ornaments this year. I feel like a kid in a candy store when I go to the Christmas section. When I found this little dove in a bird cage, I saw so many possibilities, besides hanging it on the tree.
This is how I changed an ornament into what will be the focal point for a vignette or a centerpiece.
Well, it’s still Fall, there are only a few weeks left until Thanksgiving, so pumpkins are still in order. When I found this china, I knew the tablescape had to be done in pinks. And, I think you’ll enjoy the surprise at the end.
You’ve got to love the after holiday sales. Items are marked down 50% to 90% off. Many of the items are marked down because they did sell. Why? Because sometimes, they’re down right ugly. But as a crafter, you see things in another light. Nothing is ever as it is meant to be. So was the case for this ugly Easter decoration. But I saw more.
I’m usually drawn to a more modern decor, but there is a ‘girly’ side of me that loves Shabby Chic. I wanted to do a new Christmas Village vignette this year, and since my favorite color is lilac, I decided to go with that color. Here’s how I turned Dollar Tree houses into a Shabby Chic Lilac Village.
You might remember when I did the Lacy Table. I’m at it again, but this time I’ve painted vases. They have a delicate, feminine, Shabby Chic look to them. I’m using it as a centerpiece, but it would be perfect in a bedroom too.
I painted them the same way that I did the table, and this time I experimented a bit, too.
I’ve had a little brass & glass table since the 80’s. It’s one of those pieces that is small enough to be used almost anywhere. I’ve used it in the den, the bedroom, the bathroom & even outside. When I first got it, it was brass. Since then it has been brass, black, charcoal, white & silver. It needed a little makeover. But this time, instead of just painting the legs, I did something a little different.