Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Vintage toolbox and birdhouses

 Good morning ! Thanks for visiting .. I found this vintage tool box at a flea market last year for $10.00 .. I wanted a little bit of spring in it and found these wooden birdhouses at Joann fabrics.. They were in those dollar bins. I painted them off white and found some wood to stack them on in the toolbox.
 The greenery is a garland from Hobby Lobby and the daisies I had left over from the porch pillow and wreath. I had to add some of that black and white check burlap ribbon.

It just makes a cute springy addition to the foyer.

 I still haven't filled up the top of the china cabinet , I have put things in and taken them back out :) I think I want either off white or aqua dishes in there but haven't found the right ones yet. Hopefully I can get some dishes and fill it up soon !! We still also need a chandelier..Thats another decision !
 It makes the kitchen and dining room seem so much bigger with the wider doorway... So glad we lived through that mess to do it.
 I used this metal basket for a little vignette on the server top... I found the aqua bird at Michaels, the brown bird on the metal at Hobby Lobby.. Used some of my Grandmothers china to stack the bird on and added some greenery.I still need something on the wall here too.. It all takes time :)

 We celebrated 2 birthdays on Saturday , My oldest son turned 33 in April and we just haven't had the whole family together til Saturday .. The second to youngest son turned 19 on Friday ..
 The youngest grandson got his first haircut on Saturday .. We were all there to watch ! He is just Mr. Adorable :) He didn't cry or fuss , just got the job done.
 Saturday was also Prom for my middle childs girlfriend.. I took ALOT of pictures ! His girlfriend is 2 years younger and this was their second prom.. He has been to 5 proms ! I should have bought a tux instead of renting them every year :)
Hope you all have a great week!
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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful family photos! Love your tool box arrangement. It came out so cute and you can change it around for the seasons!

Carol said...

Such a cute idea with the toolbox, Priscilla--I just may have one of those up in my attic that my kids built in shop class :) With a little paint and distressing, I'll bet I could have it looking like an antique in no time (not really--but, I could try :)

Love the prom photos--that is a lot of proms for your son!! He must be a pro by now :) Happy Birthday to your other sons and yes, your littlest grandson is definitely Mr. Adorable--so sweet!

Kris said...

Such great things going on in your world Priscilla! Love the birdhouses in the tool box. Love the pic of the two boys on their birthdays. I have to admit...when I saw the prom photos...I thought it was flashback photos of your beautiful girl! Your son's girlfriend looks very much like Chelsea? No?
At any rate....great shots! And little one, with his sweet face underneath his wet hair getting cut....so precious!
Love the new furniture, and it all takes time to pull it together...but it is coming along great!!!
xo Kris

Barb said...

The bird houses look wonderful.
What a good idea. Great family pictures!! The little guy was so cute. My Grandson cried like crazy at his first haircut!! The Prom photos are lovely!

Astri said...

Birdhouses!!! Oh man as you can see from my blog banner I love them, and yours are adorable in that tool box with daisies! Oh daisies, I love daisies too!

What a beautiful family...FUN birthday! My oldest son is 33 as well. :-)

An Oasis in the Desert said...

That's a great Summer look for your cute tool chest!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Priscilla, your birdhouse creation is so fun for Spring. Happy Birthday to your two handsome sons. Fun to see some pics of your children. Thanks for sharing with SYC.