Sneaky Peekies of a Bedroom Makeover and Farmer’s Market Love

No…it is not my granddaughter’s space…still working on it . . .a slow process.

It is “MY” bedroom . . .

~ ~ while in Atlanta for the Haven Conference, Kim and I went to Pottery Barn . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ no surprise on that!

I found bedding that was on super clearance.

I have had it for a while; however, I needed to find some coordinating fabric for pillows.

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So my friend Linda to the rescue…making the euro shams and 2 pillows for me.

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There are a couple of additions in the room from HomeGoods.

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There will be lots of changes coming up next week, like this area in my sunroom.

Farmers Market-Housepitality Designs

I made a trip to the Farmers’ Market yesterday to gather items for my front porch area.

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And guess who I met there???….the pretty Lauren from The Endearing Home…

~ ~ She did a post today on beautiful pics of the Farmers Market . . so hop over and see!!

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My friend Sherri took a pic of us….

~ ~ we were on a mission to get as many items in my van and do it in 2 hours.

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We filled every inch of the van with 18 large mums and countless pumpkins.

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This weekend I am decorating my porch for Fall . . .

~ ~ for the upcoming Fall Porch Linky Party!

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So link up your wonderful Fall Porch to this great party on Monday, September 22nd!!

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Happy Fall decorating!!!….and have a wonderful weekend!!!

The Fabulous DIY Wood Pallet Projects Book and a Giveaway!

When I first started blogging, I met the awesome Karah from The Space Between . . .

Karah is as wonderful as her projects.

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I have always been in awe of the things that she creates and renovates . . .

~ ~ and recently restoring her home in Key West, Florida. Yes, in Paradise…

Karah has created some phenomenal things using Wood Pallets . . .

~ ~ and “SOMEONE” noticed . . . and they asked her to create a book on her pallet projects.

Adobe Photoshop PDF

I just recently received my copy!!!!

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We have lots of construction going on in my neighborhood . . .

~ ~ this one just 2 doors down.

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Many pallets hanging around here.

To win this great book enter below…

Leave a comment that you would love to win this book!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!!….and by the way….I just decided to give away two books!

And for those of you who cannot wait for a chance to win:

~ ~ you can purchase this book here.

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY!!!

Plate Inspired Fall Mantel

The last area to “fallify” was the mantel . . .

~ ~ however I did not want to add much fall foliage . . . just a simple vignette . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ to include the warm colors of Fall.

A bit of a departure from a past Fall Mantel.

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I started with this small platter by Myott & Sons, England/Banff, that I purchased for $5.00 . . .

~ ~ in an antique shop in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Adding to and Starting a New Collection

I need to call the hot-line for “antiques anonymous” . . .

~ ~ seriously, I need to seek a cure from this affliction.

Or do I want to be cured????

I downsize a collection . . . and then what do I do??? . . . start another!!

~ ~ or should I say “many others” !!!

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I saw this bottle in an antique shop in Huntington, West Virginia….

~ ~ an old Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Bottle.

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This bottle was actually the first bottle I purchased of this color . . .

~ ~ from one of those great shops in Carlisle, PA…..A Sawyer’s Crystal Blueing bottle.

I thought I would place it in my laundry room with the other vintage laundry items, but love it here.

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And with the added items in this area . . . I needed more vintage stools to showcase these pieces….

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And a new ironstone soup tureen to add to the collection . . . one of the Carlisle, PA finds.

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The stool is so cute as it has a name carved in the top “Lisa”…

~ ~ I am sure it was made by a dad for his little girl…..or that is what I am believing!

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Adding the velvet pumpkins for the Fall…along side my new sugar bowl ($12.50) … :)

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Found these new pieces in Carlisle, PA too . . . it was a very productive and great trip.

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Loving my new additions and “collections”….

I love this new vignette, but I also loved the previous vignette of ironstone.

~ ~ now off to refinish something to make these two stools “a collection” !!!

Have a great weekend . . . mine will be spent up to my elbows in paint . . .

~ ~ and most likely in my hair too . . . I always manage to get some all over me!

How to Make a Pumpkin Topiary

In my last post, I revealed a “sneak peek” of some ceramic pumpkins . . .

~ ~ that I bought on clearance at the Pottery Barn Outlet.

I found a pair of wooden candlesticks that I have had since the 70’s . . . yes the 70’s.

I covet them as I saved and saved for them buying one candlestick, then the other, then the glass votives . . .

~ ~ many of you most likely do not remember the store “Wicks and Sticks”.

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Rainy Days and Mondays {A Country French Hutch/Armoire}

As the rains come down today, I do not feel so bad working in the garage on a project.

The opportunity arose to purchase a French Country hutch/armoire from a neighbor. . .

~ ~ that had moved months ago.

I had purchased a few furniture pieces from her prior to her move . . .

~ ~ and was admiring a pretty French hutch/armoire of hers that she was taking with her.

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Pumpkins and Cheetah

What goes well with pumpkins….well Cheetah of course!

On a trip to Pottery Barn I saw their new Fall line of pillows which included their “Cheetah” pillow cover.

I thought that this would be a great addition to my chair in the great room.

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The First Fall Vignette of 2014

Hope you all had a great Labor Day Weekend . . .

~ ~ it was a busy weekend for us with a tournament, company, and my hubby’s birthday!…

Thanks to the team for their generous birthday gift and wishes . . .

~ ~ and thanks to our friends D & S for throwing my hubby a great birthday party/dinner! !

With all the beautiful cards he received, I think the one he treasures most . . .

~ ~ is the handmade one from our granddaughter. . . She loves making cards for everyone.

So . . . now that Labor Day has passed . . . it’s time for some Fall decorating . . .

Or . . . “how to decorate for Fall when the temps may get to 100 degrees here!”

Antique French Buffet Fall Vignette

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Dundee Marmalade Jar Vignette and an Ironstone Scalloped Bowl

Hope you all are making wonderful plans for the upcoming holiday weekend.

My hubby has a tournament and we have friends staying the weekend with us . . .

~ ~ so looking forward to a very busy and fun weekend.

Today, I wanted to show you something that I found while traveling with my hubby . . .

~ ~ in Huntington, West Virginia.

Huntington, a great town . . . that many of you have come to know, from the movie . . .

~ ~ “We Are Marshall” . . . if you have not seen this, it is a must to see with a box of Kleenex.

Ironstone Scalloped Bowl

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Great Antiquing Finds {Ironstone Vignette}

Well, we did it again . . .

~ ~ as I said previously, I am going to name our antiquing adventures . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ or create a handbook, “How to Find Great Antiques if You Love to Drive”

Yes, the driving guide, as the prerequisite is that you have to love to travel 2 hours or more. :)

On this day, Mary Alice and I set out to Carlisle, PA and visited a few shops there.

Ironstone Tureen Vignette

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