Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Rick rack on a photo frame and a pretty corner

Hi, I am taking you on a tour of one corner of my living room, the other corner is for another time! :O)
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 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

I have been tagged! :O)

Liz tagged me, and like her this is my first tagging ever, cool! :O)

Here you can see Liz's blog and her random facts and pretty stuff!

Rules:1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.

2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules.

3. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names.

4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment to tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

It is strange to have to think about yourself and come up with 8 things, that is a lot!

But here it goes!

1. Like Liz, I am a perfectionist and control freak, and it drives my Hubby crazy too, I am not spontaneous at all, LOL, and like a plan and make lists for everything. He teases me about my lists, I bought 2 notebooks and showed him saying "these are for my lists" and he said, "that is like giving a knife sharpener to an axe murderer!" LMAO !! Mr. Smarty pants he is!!!

2. This goes with my strange #1, I am picky about food, I want my food cooked etc. a certain way, and when I eat my Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches I need to eat them peanut butter side down, so the peanut butter part is what you taste first, and other weird things like that! I am crazy I know.

3. I was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (still here) the best city on the planet! :O)

4. I won my 6th grade science fair, got a trophy and everything! I must admit my Mom helped me, but I still did the work!

5. I broke my arm twice in grade school, first time I was riding a pony, and something scared it, the girl let go of the reigns and the horse threw me off, I was scared because all I could see was the horse jumping up and down over top of me. I broke the lower part of my right arm and it was not fun, have never been on a horse since. The second time, a year later, I was being nosy, my parents had company coming, I was in my room and I stood on a little chair to look out the window, lost my balance and fell off on my arm, broke it again, same arm, same place, but 2 bones this time!

6. I am left handed!

7. I love action/war/guy type movies, both old and new. But they have to be good ones, not stupid no plot ones like those Jean claude Van damme movies or something with just violence, I like a good submarine movie!

8. I Love Football! As long as the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing. They are the best team ever!

Okey dokey, now for the tagging heeheehee! I hope they don't mind! :o0

I am tagging: (I noticed people were tagging 4 people, so I dunno, I will just do that)

Yvonne of Yvestown : (sorry again Yvonne, I'm a dork!)

Babette of Mother of purl :

Cherry of Tales from Pixie Wood :
Go visit their blogs, they are all lovely! I will be adding more blog links soon, I have quite a few more you will love!
Oh, and are you wondering what the picture at the top is? Well I had to post a pretty picture, that is the light we are going to put up in our dining room, it is from the 50's and was my grandparents, LOVE it! That turquoise is awesome. It has a big globe that goes on it.
See we don't have an eat in kitchen, just dining room, so we are making that our vintage 40's 50's type eat in space. I have a vintage china cabinet (and a new vintage looking one) painted white of course, and we are adding the light and our old 50's kitchen table, it is round white top, chrome legs, and the chairs are chrome legs and we are going to recover them in white and light aqua blue naugahyde, it will be so awesome!
The table and chairs aren't the typical you see from that era, but they are really cute. Add a little red and white gingham table cloth, cherry napkins, embroidered table runner with rick rack trim and pink and red flowers, and ahhhhh what a cozy vintage dining room we will have! :O)
Take care everyone!

Friday, June 1, 2007

More posting to come.....

I am sorry I haven't posted much lately, like I said before I have chronic sciatica pain, and other medical problems (gastroparesis, endometriosis, hypoglycemia..) and I am not here to complain about them, but to let you know that I haven't posted lately because they have been acting up and I haven't felt well for quite a while, so I hope things will ease up soon so I can post more frequently. Hoping to make a new post next week!

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:
The picture above is a bit of decorating I did, a corner shelf, more pics of it later! I painted that rose painting! :O) And the rest is just pretties I put with it, the wedding favor was from a recent wedding my inlaws went to and my MIL gave it to me, I thought it was so pretty! Those little umbrellas I am addicted to! And the birdies (and butterflies as you will later see!) Oh, and shells, LOL! And the jar is just full of pretty rick rack (sigh) and ribbons!

See you all soon!!! :O)
P.S. did you know if you click on the pictures they will come up full size? I just realized that, duh! LOL! You can see the detail in my paintings more that way!