Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bee Mine Chalkboard

 Good Morning and happy Saturday!
I did a new chalkboard on the seasonal chalkboard for Valentine's Day ..
As always I hated to erase this last one.. He was such a cute snowman..
 I don't do much decorating for Valentines day ..Just this chalkboard and a few stitched pieces.

 Roses ..daisies..bees and hearts are the showcased parts of this Valentine chalkboard..


 All the trees are down and all the rest of the Winter decor is going to come down this week ( I know as soon as I take down the rest of the Winter decor it will snow big time :)..
I am ready to add some Spring to the house ..hoping we have an early one!
Have a great weekend!


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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Spring.. Seasons in Chalk

Good morning! 
Spring has sprung! Okay not really but it has in the April 2016 Just Cross Stitch Magazine!
Here is the 2nd edition of the Seasons In Chalk Series with Hands On Design..

My chalkboard in the wider frame and Cathy's ( Hands On Design) stitching in the smaller frame..Hard to tell the difference! Cathy did an amazing job charting the design!

 I did mine on 28 count black Monaco ..Her stitching is on the called for fabric ..


 Mine is mounted again on a chalkboard inside an Estate sale find paint by number frame ..I use magnets on the chalkboard and small pieces of sheet metal on the back of the stitching ..So easy to change it out..

The first in the series Winter ..



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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Winter Stitchy Vignette Tour




Good morning! 
Since it's the last day of January I thought I would give you a winter stitchy tour :)
So last year I was all about the Year in Chalk from Hands On Design ..I could not wait to stitch it (me and chalkboards) :) I didn't receive the chart until January was over so this is the first time it has been on display for the month of January..It is in a pedestal frame from Michael's..mounted on black gingham..and sits in the foyer..
With Thy Needle and Threads January wordplay..Country Cottage Needleworks January cottage..and Lizzie Kate's 4 seasons Winter all are on display in the family room on the side table.. A vintage scale ..stack of coverless books.. greenery and white lights ..Tress snowflakes ..pine cones and a few cute deer round out the vignette

The deer came from Cracker Barrel this year ..they are ornaments and I just tucked the string to hang them behind them..
Little house Needleworks Woodland Sampler

Prairie Schooler Prairie Seasons Winter added to a grapevine wreath ..Love this wreath so much hanging on the kitchen hutch ..It doesn't hurt that I love everything in the cabinet behind the wreath either!



 In the galvanized tiered tray there is a little ornament from a Just Cross Stitch older ornament issue .. not sure if its Little House or Country Cottage Needleworks..And the Seasons in Chalk Winter (Hands On Design and Me from the current Just Cross Stitch Magazine) hangs on the dining room wall ..

Another piece in the foyer is Snow Sampler from Country Cottage Needleworks..

So right now I am stitching the 6th Seasons in Chalk ( hands on Design and me Just Cross Stitch Magazine)  wish I could show you :) but at least you get to see the colors! ( and a whole lot of dog hair on my fabric !)
and I have also started Santa's Village as one piece .. hoping to do one a month ..and I am also going to start Frosty Forest from Country Cottage Needleworks but that one will be done each chart separate . I have really fun finishing ideas for them both that I hope work out ...
Pretty soon it will be time to bring out the Spring stitching!
So that's it for today ..Ronnie and Reagan say Hi !
 Have a great day!

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

A New Kitchen Table!

 Good morning!
So ..I didn't get an new table but it sure looks like one!
I decided to paint it grey ..
we usually make homemade chalk paint with plaster of Paris but I saw this Rust-o-leum paint at Home Depot and it was pretty inexpensive..and I wanted to give it a try..
It worked great ..my daughter came over yesterday to help me paint and she ended up painting the whole thing herself because the little grandsons were over so I watched them while she painted.
here is the table in all its oak glory .. just wasn't loving it!

 I should have painted the table 2 years ago when I got it ..such a difference it made!
 When I painted the hutch I painted the inside ( that is a mirror in the back with chalk paint on it) grey ..so that's why I did the table in grey.
 The ice skate tree ( in the dining room) and the snowman tree in the family room are going to be coming down this week .. I am sure going to miss those happy white  lights! It has been so gloomy here !

 So I am now loving  my Craig's list table .. I still want to distress it a little and add some dark wax especially to the pedestal..  Thanks so much for coming by to see my "new" table!

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Winter In the Kitchen 2016


 Good morning!
Hope you are all having a great week!
I have shown you bits and pieces of the kitchen decorated for Winter ..and I am putting all those together here..
 Of course the seasonal chalkboard ..one of my favorite decorations!
 I have a couple wintery vignettes on the counter .. the lantern is a light up wax melter from Walmart ..Love it ! a snowman plate from Goodwill and a cow creamer ( also from Goodwill !) sit on top of a white pedestal cake plate.. next to that is a wrought iron basket filled with white greenery ,a little tree,a plaid lined basket with a pedestal inside holding a glass jar with a winter scene ..( epsom salt , a truck ornament and a bottle brush tree)
 This vignette has a couple vintage chickens in a cloche ..mason jars, another cow creamer snowflakes, greenery and bottle brush trees in a wooden tray..
There is a winter chalkboard on top of the hutch with a flock of chickens and greenery ..
I keep moving the galvanized tiered tray between the table and the counter .. which do you like best? Two years ago when we did a little remodel I painted my kitchen hutch ( after I tried to  sell it on Craig's list and had no takers !) My kids didn't even want it for free :) A little homemade chalk paint and I love it ! It is another of my favorite places to decorate for the seasons! I am going to paint my kitchen table ..not liking the oak at all .. trying to decide the same cream as the hutch or the grey I used inside the hutch .. Hoping to get that done in the next week! So what do you think ? Grey or cream ?

 This was it in all its oak glory :)

 Much better now! I filled it with snowman ..snowman plates , transferware with a winter scene and of course some chickens ..Those Little snowman cups were 99 cents at the Goodwill .. I also keep moving that Winter stitchy wreath between the hutch and the wall ..



The galvanized tiered tray ..another favorite seasonal decoration spot..okay all the decorations are my favorites!
Love all the cute snowmen! For the past couple years the snowmen have not come out with the Christmas decorations ..I save them for January and February ..
 This vignette has one of my vintage scales , a snowman plate and cookie jar ..another cow creamer ( they keep multiplying !), bottle brush trees, plaid ribbon, faux cotton branches and snowy greenery ..I still have 3 trees up ..the ice skate tree that you can see here is in the dining room..the snowman tree in the family room and a little tree in the foyer..still loving all the Winter decorations!The Winter Seasons in Chalk hangs on the dining room wall connected to the kitchen ..
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Winter In The Foyer 2016


 Good morning!
The foyer is filled with all things winter and I will take you on a little tour!

 I took the red ticking garland off this little tree and added some glittery silver snowflakes , silvery glitter branches , and black check  ribbon..
 The January Year in Chalk cross stitch sits on the green cabinet on top of a white pedestal cake plate. white and frosty evergreen branches , white lights and pine cones fill up the cabinet top..
 The stairs have white lights , burlap , black check ribbon and faux cotton branches..A DIY coffee filter wreath hangs over the cabinet..
 Country Cottage Needleworks Snow sampler sits by the front door in a flea market  basket surrounded by winter greens and berries with a big burlap bow..

 A vintage galvanized watering can sits on a wooden stool ..filled with faux cotton branches and evergreen picks.. A stack of thrift store picnic hampers holds this lit Putz type house..
 It's so nice on dreary winter days to have a little light :)

Happy Winter!
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