Thursday, August 25, 2011

Button Bouquet....

Here's a cute rainy day craft project that you can make with things that you probably already have around the house. All you need are buttons, wire, (I used wire that I recycled from an already used spiral notebook...thanks Rene Smith for the tip), and a small decorative glass vase...You can also use saved herb or spice jars. They make great little vases.

Stormy weather makes for good creative crafting time. Happy Crafting.:)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I've always wanted to make a gypsy tent...

                              My favorite one of course, is the Wealsey's tent...

                                    Here's some other good ones...
One day I'm going to make one in the backyard and just hide from the rest of the world...or from my husband or children when I need a break.;)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The road less traveled...

Here's my treasury for Nonteamchallenge this week. The inspiration this week was the fabulous feather necklace. I love it...

The Road Less Traveled

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Team FEST Giveaway...

Check out the Team FEST (Florida Etsy Street Team) Giveaway for the month of August!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The cozy, warm colors of fall...

I've always loved the colors of fall. I love them all year long and don't need September to tell me it's time to bring out the fall colors.  Most of my wardrobe is filled with fall, orange, and lots of brown. I love brown and think it's seriously under appreciated.

I love how they are such nature inspired colors.

Just surrounding  myself with these colors makes me feel warm, cozy, and at home. They are comforting colors.
I mean, don't you just want to go inside and have a cup of hot cocoa?

                                            I adore this room.

I'm not exactly sure what this is, but it's fabulous.

I can never get enough of beautiful antique books. They add such warmth to any room. I can't imagine a life without them.

Now here's some Etsy finds that will help make your home into a beautiful fall cottage...

                                I just love this vintage granny square afghan

These fall fabric ornaments will add some fun whimsy to any home. I think every home needs some whimsy. It's my rule anyway.;)

This salvaged wood cutting board is so pretty. This shop has many beautiful salvaged wood pieces that will add warmth to your kitchen and salvage beautiful wood at the same time.

                            Love this vintage cane chair. It's pretty great really.

I can never get enough  of old silver (or any metal pieces) with fabulous patinas.This vintage gravy boat is simply gorgeous. Everything in this shop is pretty fabulous, I must say.

Isn't this beautiful? This girl from Australia makes the coolest wooden boxes! I'm really amazed by them.

Well, I now live in South Florida and I haven't been through a fall season here yet.  Regardless of what it will be like, I will surround myself with the warm cozy colors of fall all year long.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bewitching Autumn Garden...

Wanted to share my treasury for NonTeamChallenge this week. I had fun with it.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hanging at the beach...

I love the ocean before a storm. These were taken a few days before Emily was supposed to hit.( I have to say, I love it when storms or hurricanes are named after me.;)) There is such a peace and calmness before a storm. Life storms are really like that too sometimes.

Monday, August 8, 2011

My treasury made the front page!

One of my treasuries finally made the front page of Etsy early this morning! So excited!!!:)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Grandaddy's metal cabinet from his workshop...

This metal cabinet belonged to my Grandaddy.  He had it filled with all kinds of metal gadgets. He was a tinkering kinda of man who could build or fix anything. I asked him before he passed away if I could have this one day so that I could fill it with all of my crafting and tinkering stuff too. When I went home to Georgia last month my Grandmother helped me clean it out. I'm still not quite done with it, but it's looking pretty awesome, I think.

I am so happy to have it and am so blessed of all of the wonderful memories that I have of my wonderful Grandfather.