Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Day With Reed

I spent the long weekend working in the garden and washing down the front porch , everything is beginning to look pretty nice outside , I'll take some pictures when I'm all done.

Today I watched my grandson Reed ,He was having allergy problems, making him all congested and running a little fever so he couldn't go to daycare. So of course Nanaw had to take some pictures while he was playing,Being a Downs Syndrome child we thought he might be a little slower , but so far he is right on schedule with most everything , he will be 17 mo. in 10 days.

Look out here he comes , moving targets tend to blur !

Having fun with the drum...

Playing tug of war with Bubba...

Thinking about what to do next ...

This one is a little blurred , but I love it !

I'm tired Nanaw , can I take a nap ?

( yeah , like that would happen .)

We had fun , but I hope he feels better tomorrow !

I love this little boy so much !

But he sure can wear Nanaw out !

I'll leave you with some pictures of my Hollyhocks , they are so pretty this year .

I almost always have something white for White Wednesday at Faded Charm.

This week I don't , and she featured me from last week !

Wouldn't you know it !

I am so , so honored that chose me to feature this week !

I'm going to link this up just so she knows , and I want you all to go visit her and take a look at everyone's wonderful whites.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Pink Door , Pink Saturday Birthday

Happy 3rd Birthday Pink Saturday !

DO you remember this first picture ?

I showed you this awhile back and talked about how much I loved it , But wasn't sure I had enough nerve to paint my front door pink .(Gay Bumgarner Images )

Then I saw this . Oh I love this too !

Wish I had those flowering trees out front of my porch !

(Bella Rose Cottage)

Well I did it !

My door is not as impressive as those above , but boy do I love it pink !

I made a flower box for my garage window , but haven't bought the brackets to put it up yet , so I'm just letting those pink flowers keep my front door company.

I decided I needed something else pink out there so I painted my wooden step ladder pink too.

Then added what plants I already had on hand to it.

I'm gonna have to plant some pots with some brighter pinks in them.

I am real pleased with how it's coming together.

Now it just needs a few nice days strung together so I can wash down the porch , and paint the decking and rails.

The weather just won't cooperate

Hope everyone is enjoying Beverly's 3rd Pink Saturday Birthday.

Go over and take a look . She is having a giveaway !

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More Totes

I never did find any more white table cloths like the one I made those first totes from .

But I did find some drop cloths .

These first 2 are an oatmeal color drop cloth that I got at Home Depot'

I started adding pockets to the outside , so it's a little easier to find your keys or your cell phone.I like the ruffles on this one.

This one is a canvas drop cloth that I got at Walmart.
I'm wondering if some of the other paint stores have different kinds of drop cloth too.
I guess I'll have to check that out .

The next one is from some canvas like fabric I had in my stash.
It has 3 pockets on one side and 2 on the other, a burlap strap ,closure and rosette

I have been having fun making these , no two are alike.

If anyone is interested in one of them , email me.

They are $25.00 and that includes shipping in the US.

And since they are in shades of white or have a little white on them , I am going to link up with

I can't wait to get over there and see what other White wonderfulness

has been added.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Pink and Green Doily Collection

After our monthly " Girls Lunch Day " Wednesday we hit a few resale shops before we came home , and I found these two matching doilies. $2.00 each.

I started this pink green and white doily collection two years ago while on a trip out east.

I didn't even have much pink in my house back then , I just thought they were pretty.

So from that time on I have been snatching them up whenever I see them. Which really isn't all that often.Here they are with another one that my friend gave me the other day. She found it in a bag of old doilies she found while cleaning.

This is one of the original ones I found ...

This is a larger one that matches the last one , only this one has white roses on it too...

Then I have this pair on the mantel...

And then this one .

That's all I have , for now .

It's fun , easy , and cheap to collect , I don't think I payed over $4.00 for any of them.

And they spread that little pop of pink that I love around the room.

I'm going to link this with Common Ground , Vintage Inspiration Friday,

My Romantic Home ,Show and Tell Friday ,

And How Sweet The Sound , Pink Saturday.

Go take a look at Debra's, Cindy's and Beverly's posts , you will find lots of wonderful things !

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rearrangeing the Living Room

I finally cleaned out my garage enough to have some storage space out there , so I moved out a few pieces of furniture , giving me a little room to rearrange.

The sofa was on this wall under the shelf , now I have it floating at an angle in front of the fireplace. Now I can lay on it and watch TV without getting a creak in my neck .

I had a big round table in front of the windows . That didn't leave much room for anything else there . It made a great place to put the Christmas last year, but after I made the new table I didn't have anyplace else to put it. It lives in the garage now .

If you are standing by the hall door this is what you see.

Bubba likes the sofa here cause he can look out the front door window in comfort .

Have a wonderful White Wednesday !

Head on over to Faded Charm and see all that wonderful white !

100 White Wednesday posts ! Wow !

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Giveaway Winner !

Thanks to all 14 of you who commented on my giveaway ! Wish I could pick you all !

I called my sister and and asked her to pick a number between 1 and 14 and she chose #13.

Stephane from Lulu's Cottage , That's you !You won !

Email me and I'll tell you what you need to do to get a portrait done.

Thanks to you all !

Have a great weekend !

Friday, May 13, 2011

Last Day For My 100 Followers Giveaway

I posted about this yesterday , But it has disappeared !?!

Now you have the rest of today to jump over to Here and leave a comment for a chance to win a pencil portrait of your choice .

So hurry up !

I will be drawing a winner early tomorrow morning.

And good luck !

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

100 Followers Giveaway !

Only two more days left of my giveaway !

I will be drawing a winner early Saturday Morning !

So hurry Go Here

and leave a comment for your chance to win !

Good Luck !

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Chair Makeovers

You remember when I showed you these first two pictures ...And how I was going to paint these chairs to go with the table I made ...
Well here they are , all made over and feeling pretty .

All they need now is a new skirt , I think something with a ruffle will do the trick .

I am still looking for a bench of some sort for the back side under the windows. I've just about given up on the church pew idea , I'm going to keep my mind and eye open for one that is the right size and will seat at least 3 people ,(and falls into the right price range) .
Keep your fingers crossed for me !

Don't forget about my giveaway !

You can get to it on my side bar.

I'm going to link this with Faded Charm and White Wednesday.

I love to look at all the cool white stuff , I'm sure you will too , so hop on over and take a look !

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pink Saturday Garage Sale Finds

First ! Happy Mother's Day to you all !

Next ,Happy Pink Saturday !

Yesterday my Sis and I went garage saleing( is that a word ? ) This was really our first time out this spring , and of course we had a great time . She came back with enough baskets to open her own basket store . And these are a few of the things I found.A PINK waffle weave table cloth...

This cute little ceramic flower bowl and dish , I don't have any idea what it is supposed to be used for , but it's pretty and pink , so what more could you ask for ?

And this little glass cloche( did I spell that right ? ).

I think it was ment to cover butter , but it will never do that lowly job again .I have been on the look out for them and this is the first one I have found around here , I'm still looking for a bigger one .

Well that's it ! My Pink Saturday finds.

Go on over to Beverly's to see lots and lots of Pink Wonderfulness !

And don't forget my Giveaway here !

The drawing is next Saturday Morning !

Thursday, May 5, 2011

100 Follower Giveaway

Wow ! Thank you ! 100 followers !

There was a time when I would have never believed I would reach this point.

But I have made some great friends , and I love each and every one of you !

So I want to celebrate by having a giveaway.

What I'm going to do is offer a pencil portrait to the winner of my giveaway.

The winner can send me a picture of their choise , with 1 or 2 people in it, it could be your grandma , your mom ,Uncle Harry , your wedding picture , or your favorite little guy or girl .

That will be totally up to you.

What do you think ? Would you like to win that ?

Here are some examples of what I'm talking about ...

This is my mom...This is the drawing from that photo..

This is one of my brother-in-laws...

A friend's child...

Another brother-in-law...

My daughter-in-law and her dad ...

My friend's other child...

The only rules are you must be or become a follower.

Just leave a comment on this blog and you will be entered.

I will draw a winner on Saturday May 14th .