Friday, May 17, 2013
Hi, everyone! I hope that you've entered my blogiversary giveaway (you can win 4 great prizes!) If not, there's still time! Just go here-it's quick and easy to enter.
Last week I showed you the one side of my sunroom here that I've recently freshened up for spring. (Btw, Debra at Common Ground just graciously featured that post!)
Now here's the other side of the room...this couch is such a perfect spot for reading or a taking a nap.
This factory cart is the real deal-and it's extra special because it came out of the company that my dad worked at for 40+ years!
We wanted more privacy from a close neighbor, so these room dividers/screens are my solution.
One of my favorite finds is this old set of lockers-a portion of my huge collection of decor magazines are stashed away in here!
At the front of the room is some extra seating, along with a heavy wooden drawer unit.
I just added this tray and some goodies to the top.
Well, it looks like I'm not the only one that enjoys taking a 'catnap' in this room! :)
Until next time...have a fantastic day!
I'm linking up to these great parties: The Farm Blog Hop
Rooted in Thyme
Monday, May 13, 2013
Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day Weekend!
In celebration of my 1 year blog anniversary, I'm having an extra special giveaway, with some prizes that I'm really excited about!
My friend Melissa recently gifted me with this adorable redwork charm that she made-isn't it the cutest? If you win, you'll receive one of these with the initial(s) of your choice! She just opened a new Etsy shop Recycled Chick, where you can order this, along with many other of her fun creations!
This sweet little bottle was made by a talented local artist named Tina. It has a dandelion in the tiny jar to make a wish on-love this! If you win, this will be yours!
You can order her fabulous decorated bottles through her Facebook Page, TABAS Designs. (Check out this gorgeous 'blinged out' one that my mom got me!)
I've also thrown in the new Summer issue of Cottage Journal magazine for your reading pleasure...
...and a set of 5 little stamped butterfly tags.
So to recap...if you win this giveaway you'll get a redwork initial charm, a decorated 'wish' bottle, a magazine, and a set of tags...I hope you're as excited about all these fun gifts as I am!
This will be open for 1 week, and to U.S. residents only (sorry to all my friends in Canada and elsewhere!) I hope you'll share this-good luck and have a wonderful day! :)
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
One year ago a girl with a small dream sat down at her computer, logged into Blogspot, wrote a few words and added one (yes, one!) picture, called it 'must love junk' and hit publish.
I had been stalking many decorating blogs for awhile before I had the nerve to start one myself. Although I had many doubts and insecurities, finally my overwhelming desire to share my home, my style, and my life prompted me to ask myself "If they can do it, why can't I?" I had zero computer skills (even now they're marginal at best) but one day I just sat down on a whim, muddled through the mechanics of setting up a blog and jumped right in. It happened so fast that I didn't really have a chance to second guess myself or my decision-I had committed.
I didn't really think many people would find me or care what I had to say; I just hoped that someone might enjoy pictures of my home and 'get' me and my love of junk. And I figured that I would just teach myself along the way and have fun with it.
I have been amazed and overwhelmed by the support of fellow bloggers! I've 'met' so many inspirational women who have been through so many challenges in their lives, yet take the time to stop by my blog and leave a kind word. Some bloggers this past year have even asked me to guest post or have featured my blog and my home, and I am so humbled by this!
Whether you have a blog or not, I am so grateful to you who follow along and keep on coming back to my little corner of the world.
I cannot believe that a whole year has gone by since I first embarked on this blogging journey! It has been such a year of change and growth. I have learned SO much, and continue to learn all the time. Blogging has opened the door to some great opportunities, and more exciting things are on the horizon! I feel incredibly blessed and I hope that you will continue on this journey with me.
Please stay tuned for a fun giveaway and more surprises that I have coming up! :)
Friday, May 3, 2013
(A BIG thank you to Debra at Common Ground for featuring this post! :)
Hello, everyone! I'm so happy that it's FINALLY getting warmer out so that I can spend time in one of my favorite rooms again-our sunroom! Every winter all of the furniture gets pushed aside or brought in, and the room is used to store firewood. When I can finally give the room a good cleaning and put it back together again, that says 'Spring' to me!
I decided to showcase some of my favorite silver pieces on a gorgeous silver tray that I just purchased.
Even though I'm into cows lately, not sheep, I just couldn't resist this little wreath-he's too cute! (It seems that farm animals are taking over my house-yikes!)
I moved the table and chair from the office back in here. (I'll be showing you what I've done in there eventually!) I just feel like they fill the space better than anything else I've tried so far.
I'll be sharing more of the sunroom later.
Hope you're getting some sunshine your way! Have a wonderful day :)
I'm linking to these fun parties: Rooted in Thyme
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen
i should be mopping the floor
Knick of Time
Lavender Garden Cottage
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Hi, everyone! Hope you're having a great weekend! Remember this post when I shared my new cow obsession and my latest cow acquisitions? Well, recently my mom and I had a day of junking in Amish Country and we found all of these sweet cow creamers in one day! (Plus an extra one that we posted on our Etsy site :)
Anyway, back to the cows...I've seen the medium sized creamer before, but never the 'huge' size or the little tiny size. I thought they just made the cutest trio!
I decided to put them on one of the shelves in our kitchen.
I think they look at home with the rest of my black and white goodies here.
Last week my friend Lori (who has a fantastic shop, by the way) surprised me with this little guy-so sweet! Love him! (he's so tiny and adorable)
I brought home this little frame yesterday, and my hubby said "Why don't you put that little cow in that frame?" Brilliant! (Now you know why I keep him around :)
Next, I just might have to bring this girlie home from our shop...don't you think she'd be a fun addition?
Ok, well, gotta run...I have another new collection I'm working on that I'll share with you soon (I see my mom shaking her head...) Have a wonderful day! :)
I'm linking to these great parties: i should be mopping the floor
Knick of Time
Lavender Garden Cottage
Ivy and Elephants
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Hi, everyone! My mom and I really enjoy our little shop, and we feel so blessed to stay busy weekend after weekend (we're just open Fridays and Saturdays which works out great for us!) We're always on the hunt to bring in fun, 'new' things every week to keep the store fresh. I thought I'd show you what we've been working on lately...enjoy!
On the subject of business, we just ordered new business cards, and I'm so pleased with them! We used Vistaprint, and the cards are cute, professional looking and very reasonable. You can get great deals on Vistaprint products (even business cards for free!) They have anything that you might need to promote your business or blog.
Well, I hope you enjoyed the little shop tour! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day :)
I'm linking to these fantastic blogs: Have a Daily Cup of Mrs.Olsen
Rooted in Thyme