Monday, November 26, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Ok, now this top panel is a pale green satin bow that when I got my vintage flowers from Heather Bullard she wrapped this ribbon around the box, it's just gorgeous and I am sure vintage, and I loved it so much I knew I had to use it on something. I added some more of the tiny pink rick rack (vintage too) and a vintage rhinestone pin in the middle. Yes it's the same as the pin on my wedding topper bow, I had two of them. I think the touch of green does the same as the touch of red and breaks up the pink and blue and compliments those colors as well. It could be the bow for the brides dress or the bridesmaids, or in the hair or whatever you could imagine!
The middle panel is a dove with gold glitter on the edges. It was a part of a vintage Christmas pick (had greenery and stuff) And I used it to signify the Holy Spirit.
The bottom panel is the same as the bottom panel on the right that I talked about above. Another rhinestone frame with vintage forget me nots , the bridesmaids bouquet. I made those two panels the same because I liked to have a little symmetry to the collage, I am funny like that, I like things casual, but I always have to have a tiny touch of symmetry in my decorating.
So that's my vintage wedding collage! I think it turned out ok for my first collage ever! :O)
Well I have a lot to post about in the coming posts. The next post as I said I will do my tag from Britt as soon as possible. I also want to post about two shops (they also have blogs) that I have bought things from, I had a great experience at both and want to recommend them to you. I went to the flea market for the first time last month and again last weekend and HAVE to show you guys all the beautiful goodies I got at such cheap prices! Also my online (and real life, even though we've only talked on the phone) Friend Elaine sent me some VERY beautiful goodies, she goes to thrift stores to find goodies and found some that she thought I would love and sent them to me! She is a sweet thoughtful person, and I need to show you the stuff.
Lastly a lot is going on with me decorating wise, we are going to paint our living and dining room and up the stairs a robin's egg blue, I think it will be gorgeous and I can't wait to do it! The white trim and doors, and all my accesories, afghan, etc will just pop against that color and pull it all together. We got the turquoise and white vintage light up in the dining room, and will be bringing the 50's dining set up soon, and hope to recover it next month. We also are changing all the curtains to white ruffled cafe curtains, and replacing two chair in the living room with vintage 1914 mission chairs with 1948 upholstery, and changing the coffee and end tables too with mission tables, putting the tv on a tv stand for more room,and rearranging all the furniture! Wow! Is that all???!!! It's going to look awesome when we are done I can't wait, I think it will really capture the 40's/50's look with a Shabby Chic touch! It just takes time to buy and do it all but everything will look much better and be the way we really want it to look.
Ok, are you tired yet from reading this long ass post??? LOL! See you soon with I think it is 7 weird things about me! (only 7?? yikes, I could do more! heehee )
Thanks everyone and have a great day!
PS hey, if you click on the pics they show up bigger so you can see detail!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Above is my corner shelf, I painted it white of course, years ago, I have family pictures on it in those little rhinestone frames that I got of all places the dollar store! The little box on the bottom I covered with paper from the inside of Cath Kidston's Vintage Style book, it is a picture of her fabric, I just ripped out the two pages and hot glued them on the box. On the top is a painting of red roses I painted, a close up is on another post below, as you can see I changed a few things there, always moving things around, lol! Love the jar of rickrack and ribbons.
Below is a close up of my scrolly mirror, has a shelf to match you will see in a pic below. Love my Holy cards and little umbrellas, flowers and butterfly, I put those everywhere I am obsessed with them! The mirror and shelf originally were painted gold but I painted them white. I have a habit of doing that. ;O)
Here below is a close up of that corner, this pic was supposed to be first, but I screwed up, Doh!
The entertainment center is realllllly old, I painted that white too because it was just that paper fake wood laminate, really ugly, looks better white. And I put on the clear vintage glass look handles on the bottom to make it look a little spiffier (is that a word? Well it is now!) They are also on that table below the mirror, which is actually a nightstand, uh, yes...painted white. :OP
Ok, moving right along, and we're walking, we're walking....lol..... Here is a close up of the top of the entertainment center.....
The birdie runner/tea towl is vintage, I added the rick rack to it. I am going to make a new embroidered runner for there (with rick rack of course) I just haven't decided what pattern to embroider yet.
And this is the photo frame I redid. It was plain wood and I painted it light turquoise and put pink baby rick rack (love) around the center, and then a bouquet of vintage flowers (love too sigh) with a rick rack bow. I just love how it turned out, in it is a picture of my Hubby and I dancing at our wedding, so romantic, we both loved that moment and remember it, this is our favorite picture. And yes, I am actually a brunette, shhhhh don't tell anyone! ;O)
Ok, here is a good close up below (click on the pics) you can see my little pink birdie with flowers, a vintage sugar cup with an umbrella, the blue frame and a red teapot/cup ~ the top is a teapot and the bottom is a cup, my Hubby's Aunt made that, isn't it cute?! The painting above is another one I painted. The lamp was originally gold and of course that got painted white too.
Okey dokey, now we have my Shabby Chic venetian glass frame from target below with another wedding pic, love this frame it's so vintage looking, love that style. Then another one of those umbrellas, and an old pink candle votive holder, then the flowers I tied a blue bow with some pink rick rack and there is a little pink butterfly in them you can see when you click on the pic, and another birdie, and the leaf shaped pink candle holder at the end was my Grandmother's from the 50's, it has a dish to match that is on my coffee table that I loooove, it will be in another post soon. And lastly, the mirror above next to the painting is from Michaels got it real cheap, but loved it, has the beveled ruffled glass edging and I replaced the ugly bow it came with, with some pretty blue with white polka dot ribbon, much better.
So there ya go, that is the corner of my living room that I stare at all day (my couch is directly across the corner) I change things around sometimes but like it how it is decorated now. Next time I may show you the other side of my living room, and soon I will have pics of an afghan update (moving more slowly than I would like) I also hope to start on some embroidery projects I have in mind soon. I hope you enjoyed the tour and have a great day! :O)
Edit: Sorry was just rereading what I posted, I didn't mean to keep saying that I "love" this and "love" that over and over, lol, I really do though! Oh well!
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Friday, June 1, 2007
I have so many things I want to post, I have managed to do a little decorating, and some projects that I need to take pictures of, and some upcoming embroidery projects (my new hobby) that I want to tell you about.
I also was thinking of doing a book review now and then, I have several decorating type books I would like to let you know about and show you some pics of.
So I have a lot of ideas for this blog, and to make and hopefully sell someday, if I can get myself together!
I just wanted to say, hang in there, I'll be back!
I also want to thank Liz for tagging me, I promise I will do that next week!!! Sorry!!!!
Here is her blog here: http://fluffyknitting.blogspot.com/
See you all soon!!! :O)
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
So here is what I have done so far, still quite a ways to go, but I am getting there.
It was hard to start all over again after having so much done on the other one, but I wanted to be perfectly happy with it, so it was worth it!
I made this afghan wider than the other one, I like that better. Plus, being a first time crocheter, I noticed my other afghan was getting wider as I went on, oops, a rookie mistake, so I am being careful with this one that it doesn't do that, so far so good!
Also, I made the stripes on this one two rows of double crochet instead of three, I like that better. I am really happy with it, I just smile when I see those colors together!
So on to the hot pink, green and turquoise pig, LOL! This pig is a piggy bank, my Mom said she thinks it was mine as a kid, but she can't remember! It does look like it's from the 70's about. I love it so much, it's such a cute happy pig, and she even has eyelashes! She has one ear broken off, but hey, we all have had a hard life right?? ;O)
Here is a close up of her, isn't she pretty?! What a happy piggy! She reminds me of my childhood, the 70's, and summer.
That candle, the Our Lady of Guadelupe candle, I got that at Big Lots believe it or not!
So that's what's been going on with me, sorry I haven't posted in a while, I have some medical and chronic pain problems, so sometimes I just am not up to posting, but I will always be back to post later!
Coming up soon, some kitty pictures for my friend Elaine, a dish of pretty goodies I am working on, and a photo frame I am going to decorate ~ but not sure how yet ~ paint, rick rack and vintage flowers? Ribbons? Shells? Hmmm.......
Have a great day! :O)
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
My afghan is getting bigger, I don't have as much time as I would like to work on it!
And here below that same Shabby Chic fabric again, lol, used as a tablecloth, over my blue roses Shabby Chic cloth, more red! Plus in the background, it's a little hard to see and washed out, but the curtains have pinky red too.
And lastly below, more, yes more, Shabby Chic pillows with red!
Also, if you scroll down a few posts to my paintings (and you can see the one at the very top of this post) you will see there is a lot of red and pinky red in my floral paintings, I even have an all red floral painting I didn't post, and need to find a place to put!
I was surprised when I realized how much red I have in things around me, and that it was the perfect accent color, especially with the turquoise and blue, and when I paint my walls blue, it will pop even more, I can't wait!
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I have to first of all before I go on, thank Alicia Paulson for her inspiration! It was her ripple afghan you can see it here ~ http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/posie_gets_cozy/2007/02/ripple_finale.html#comments
that gave me inspiration to do my own! I acutally went out and got yarn and started it, no, "oh I want to do that" but never actually do it, I really did it!
Also Alicia inspired me with her gorgeous granny square afghan she is working on here ~
isn't that beautiful too! You must read her blog, it is awesome!
Anyhow so I chose colors that I love and are in my decorating, I think that the green and brown tone down all the pastels so it doesn't look like a baby blanket, and for some reason it makes it look more vintage to me. I am loving it, I love the stripes with all the florals, and the multi color is so pretty, plus it makes it more fun to work on, to see how it develops.
I did end up making a pattern as you can see, I can't help it, I am anal, lol!
The colors are, in order, brown, light pink, turquoise, white, medium bright pink, green, cream and light blue.
I am just doing a double crochet, three rows of each color. Yes, the second row of brown is a little bigger than the others, I kinda screwed that one up a little, for some reason I decided to add an extra loop and stitch, kinda like a double and half crochet, except for that doesn't exist, duh! Oops, oh well, handmade imperfections give it character, right? RIGHT?? LOL!
In the above picture I have the afghan on the couch with my comforter I made out of vintage sheets and on the other side, Shabby Chic brand fabric, and the little pillow is made from fabric from JoAnn's, and the big pillow with blue flowers is vintage sheets too.
And below is where it will reside when it is done. I am so happy with it!
The pillows on the left are the JoAnn fabric, and the blue with pink flowers is Shabby Chic you can buy it here ~ http://www.shabbychic.com/merchandise/bedding/sc_bed_pllw_poplin.htm
it is the boudoir pillow sham in bella rose blue, I am in love with Shabby Chic fabrics and pillows, and have tons of their stuff, in pillow shams alone, I have 17 or 18 of them! Oh my! If Hubby counted them all he would cut me off! :O0 But more about that in another post.
Can you spot the peeps below in the dish?! Aren't they adorable! I have them scattered throughout my decorating. I bought them, and the birdies, and butterflies and eggs at the craft store, the butterflies came in a big pack of several, so I had to buy 2 of them, lol, if I love something I have to buy 2 of them if I can! I am obsessed with those little umbrellas too, and scatter them around as well as the butterflies.
The pink long dish was my Grandmother's from the 50's, love that pink!
Oh, and in the picure above, on the couch is my vintage stripey afghan I am working on, more about that soon!
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
My name is Erin and I am 36, happily married 13 years with 3 cats. I am a happy housewife :O)
I love decorating and crafty stuff, and on this blog I will show creations, I am working on a vintage stripey afghan, and my decorating, which has a shabby chic vintage vibe, and my paintings, mostly florals in acrylic, and any other decorating adventures I go on I will share with you!
Please feel free to comment or ask questions, even if the post is older, I will check them and keep in touch. I love discussing decorating with others.
Yes, this is a picture of me! :O0 This was taken this past Christmas of 06, when my Hubby and I were about to go out to his company Christmas party. Um, don't ask if the blonde is natural, heehee. I am very fair and pale, but the flash makes it look even paler oh my! That is my favorite painting I did in the background, I will show them to you on another post.
I hope you all enjoy my decorating adventures!