Thursday, December 22, 2011

my around the house favs..

this is my most favorite piece in our bedroom.
i paid $5 for it while traveling with my momma this summer.
i love it!:)

these babies are in what i call the "brown bathroom".
the horses were painted by shea's aunt and grandmother forever ago.
i love them, they are a paint by numbers on velvet.
amazing and perfect for the "brown bathroom".

this is my favorite idea.
when we moved into our new place there was only one towel holder
in the "brown bathroom". our great friend had five beautiful antique ladders
that needed a new home. so i placed one as a towel holder in
the "brown bathroom". the others are in my craft room with my
fabric hung on them.[it helps display them, eeppp love]

this table cloth is from my mothers stash.
i love it.
it may stay on my table for stinking ever!!

readers i'd like to introduce you to my beautiful mother.
well my mother way back in the day.
isn't she amazingly gorgeous??
i found this picture and the frame, it now hangs in our family wall
where it belongs!:)
i hope you enjoyed seeing my favorite things.
i will one day get around to doing a grand tour of our new place.
i just haven't gotten everything just right.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

a christmas find..

this week i had a half day of work.
so i went out antiquing w/shea which was such a fun adventure.
this is my best find.
this baby was a little more expensive than my normal finds, i felt it was worth it.
it can hold lots of ornaments.
i already owned these small ornaments and i love the way
they look on this cute tree.
i am such a sucker for christmas decor.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

our christmas card for 2011...

from our family to yours.

Friday, December 16, 2011

ornament love..

i mentioned in my other post how much i love vintage christmas.
well the ornament below is without a doubt my favorite find ornament wise.
she is so pretty and looks amazing on our tree.
she reminds me of the angels that were on my grandmaw & grandpaws piano.
i love this ornament she is my current favorite.

in close second is this ornament i found with my sister in franklin, tn
i love it bc it's so witty and cute the back of it has the toomers trees on it.
and in third place of my favorite ornament is the clay hedgehog.
i got him from handmade arcade and he is just adorable.

i love christmas a lot, mostly the decorations, lights,
getting dressed up, the music & the fellowship it brings.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

saving amazing chairs..

So at the end of the summer I bought three metal chairs
for our backyard. they weren't the best colors but
they are just my style.
for all three chairs i paid $25 then found out for the price
of one new one at lowes it was $25.
being crafty sure does cut down on costs.:)
this picture is of all three chairs.
the non matching chair had the most rust and i am still working on
getting into better looking condition.
however the other two got a wipe down some sanding and
a new vibrant coat of spray paint.
i love mixing crazy colors for backyard decor so that is what is happening.

this is chair number one which is a bright teal!:)
this color makes our whole backyard a brighter spot to hang.
this color covered the hunter green really easily and with paint left over.
[please forgive the ugly yellow paper in the teal chair picture]

i really wanted a yellow chair so i bit the bullet of many coats with this chair.
it was worth it. i love these colors together.
the third chair will be a bright green and creme color.

i hope this post encourages you to try and find something old
and reuse it rather than just going out and buying something new bc its easy.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

our christmas decor..

well christmas in my house growing up was always TONs
of decorations and i won't lie in my home now it is just as bad.
i try to stick to homemade or vintage items but a few newbies get thru
the cracks every now and again.
so here we go a sneak peek into our festive home.

first is one of my most prize possessions.
this christmas tree was my grandmaw's.
she passed away this year and i inherited it.
i love this tree.

this is how i chose to display our christmas cards this year.
here is a fact about me...i LOVE christmas cards.
our first one was from our dear friends the "betterman's" back in AL.
i have a feeling every year in this house our cards will be in a different place.

this is our 6.5 foot frasier fir christmas tree.
i love everything about them their smell and their look, amazing!
i am also parcial to an angel being on the top, not a bow or a star.
i am sure one day we will have two trees one fakey one real.
that day has not arrived yet so our lovely ornaments will rock this baby.

this to me was the perfect place for our stockings.
back in alabama our stockings are on a mantel but this is the best i've got.
also the first three stockings were made by my amazingly crafty momma.
my stocking was from when i was a baby.
mom made shea a stocking during our first christmas
and kristin got a mommy made stocking this year to match ours.:)

this tree is towel rolls cut to size made by my Gran.
i love this so much.
it was made with love, my Gran is an amazing lady.

this tree was made by our roomie kristin.
it is made from a wine bottle, old book pages, a knitting needle and an angel.
it turned out beautiful and makes a great centerpiece on our table.

i hope you enjoyed this peek.
what are your favorite decorations for christmas?