A Rustic Sunroom Christmas Vignette

Should I call my vignette rustic or maybe woodland . . .

~ ~ a bit of both. A vignette filled with memories and treasures from friends.

Of a Christmas tree in a galvanized bucket with a vintage scale with a galvanized tray.

These things gathered together in one area just makes me smile.

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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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Going Coastal in the Sunroom

It was time . . .

~ ~ as the first day of Summer is quickly approaching.

Time to add a bit of Summer in the room . . . so that meant, it went “Coastal”

My goal was to use what I had on hand.

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Items gathered from a few rooms in the house . . and my stash in the attic . .

~ ~ the starfish topped bottle from Pottery Barn last year.

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A sequined pillow found in the clearance bin at Pottery Barn a few years ago.

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Faux coral topped glass bottle also by Pottery Barn last summer . .

~ ~ and a hurricane filled with beach glass and starfish.

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A succulent embellished with shells rounds out the vignette.

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While strolling the aisles of Melville Trading where I have a booth . . .

~ ~ I came across a booth that had many things on sale . . and saw this driftwood pillar.

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There is a platform at the top of the pillar for a candle, etc. . .

~ ~ however, I chose to use it just as a decorative pillar of driftwood.

Driftwood bowl/Antique Fishing Floats

Another vignette needed to be created, so I grabbed the driftwood bowl . .

~ ~ that was waiting for me in the abyss of the attic.

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I filled it with Antique Japanese Fishing Floats that my mom gave me many years ago.

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Added the Premier Issue of Beach Cottages . . .

Driftwood bowl/Antique Fishing Floats

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I can start to feel the sand between my toes . . .

~ ~ or is that dust?!!

And speaking of dust . . .

~ ~ the dust is still trying to settle in the creation of “my sweetie’s space” . .

As I have stated, she will be hands on in the completion of her space.

Here is one of the projects she is working on:

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Lamp Makeover

She was doing a great job . . and after a while of seeing her reach around to paint . .

~ ~ I brought the lazy susan out and put the lamp on it . . it worked great!

Have a wonderful summer day!!

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Sunroom Makeover and a New Lamp from Lamps.com

I revealed my Sunroom Makeover last month when I was guest posting. . . .

~ ~ for Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch . .

So I thought I would give it a second reveal here . .

~ ~ with the addition of a lamp that I received from Lamps.com.

The great folks at Lamps.com sent me this beautiful lamp by Quoizel.

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Quoizel Lamp

The description of this lamp states….

~ ~ “fluidly in motion with the ripples of the flowing glass”. . .

~ ~ ~ ~ appropriately named, “Ripley Brushed Nickel Lamp”

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I knew that this lamp would go wonderfully in the newly “refreshed” sunroom.

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The cushions were recovered in this large buffalo check fabric by my friend Linda . .

~ ~ I wanted a lighter look for Spring and Summer.

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Linda also made new pillows using the same fabric of the slipcovered ottomans.

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I love the way the checked fabric lends to a lighter and fresher feel to the room.

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I changed some vignettes in the room . .

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And some things remained the same . .

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Love the way the sunroom looks now . . with its new facelift.

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And a big thanks to Lamps.com for sending me this fabulous lamp . . .

~ ~ that has certainly contributed to the makeover of my sunroom in a most beautiful way.

Wishing you all a most wonderful day!!

Note: This lamp was provided by Lamps.com and all opinions are entirely my own.

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Guest Posting at Between Naps on the Porch

I have been a very happy follower of Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for years . .

I started reading her beautiful blog before I started to blog . .

~ ~ always admiring her beautiful home and gorgeous tablescapes.

So when Susan asked that I guest post for her . . .

~ ~ you can imagine how thrilled I was . . . cue the Choir of Angels !!!!

Today is the day I am guest posting over at Between Naps on the Porch!

~ ~ and what a better day to reveal my “Sunroom Makeover”

So hop on over and see the entire room today!

Here are some peeks:

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Some new fabrics ?? ~ ~

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And a little of this ~ ~

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And a little of that ~ ~

 

You can see all of the changes at Susan’s today!!!

 

Have a wonderful day!! 

“Gardening” and the Pie Safe

Previously, I showed you all the new hutch in the kitchenette . .

There was an antique pie safe in that spot . . .

~ ~ so it had to be relocated.

You know, my “changes in latitude . .. changes in attitude” . .

My hubby said there was no space left!!!..Ah, I now had a “challenge”!!

Antique Pie Safe

Can you guess where it landed?

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Antique PIe Safe

Yep!…in the sunroom!

Vintage Garden Tools/Flower Pots

Since the sunroom has a “garden feel” to it . . .

~ ~ I decided to place my vintage flower pots and garden tools in the pie safe.

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Vintage Garden Tools/Flower Pots

The vintage garden tools were a gift from my great friend and fellow blogger Kim . . .

~ ~ ~ and the great “Shirley” seed packets were also a gift . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ from my friend and fellow blogger, Mary.

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Antique Pie Safe

Antique Pie Safe

I placed a dried flower wreath on the door that was a gift from my dear friend . .

~ ~ I have had this for over 20 years!…I know she is looking down and smiling . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ and saying “you still have that” !!!

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My collection of tole trays add some great color . .

~ ~ to the “all white” vignette on the pie safe.

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So I won the challenge!…now I have to ask my hubby what my prize is!!! :)

~ ~ most likely a good “atta girl” !!

Have a wonderful day!!

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More Spring Fever Decorating {Vintage Bird Cage Makeover}

There is still lots of “Spring Fever” Decorating going on here.

One of the things on my “to do list” . .

~ ~ was to repaint the vintage bird cage I bought last Fall at our neighborhood yard sale.

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AFTERS:

Nothing says Spring like a bird’s nest filled with eggs.

I love how the curve of the stand mimics the circular design of the bird cage.

I have used red accents in the sunroom . . .

~ ~ and decided to continue with the reds . . .

~ ~ ~ therefore, decided to use this color by Rustoleum in a satin finish.

I have to make a confession . .

~ ~ this lovely vintage bird cage was painted by my hubby . . not me!

For you see, I hurt my arm a couple of months ago and the motion of spraying the paint . .

~ ~ really hurt the muscles in my arm or should I say, what muscles I have!

So I thank you hubby for coming to my rescue . . . as always!!!

I love how it turned out!..

And . . in addition to lots of Spring decorating and refreshing that is going on here . .

~ ~ ~ I am really trying to incorporate the “Spring Cleaning” ! !

A song keeps playing in my head . . . a very popular song these days . .

The song from “Frozen” . . . “LET IT GO” ! !

Definitely my theme song for Spring!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!


Spring Fever Decorating

I am working on literally every room in this house . . .

~ ~ to freshen up for Spring.

I find myself moving MORE things around.

I move from room to room and not completing an entire room . .

~ ~ is that what they call “attention deficit decorating” ???

So I snapped some pictures of some things I have been working on . .

Changing the items in the hutch . . .

Gathering items for the “new look”

My friend and neighbor Mary changed her decor from French Country . . .

~ ~ to Tuscan style and also changed her dishes accordingly

~ ~ ~ and I was the benefactor of her gorgeous dishes of Noritake Summer Estate.

Creating a new vignette in the kitchen . . .

Styling the bookcases in the great room . .

And with the help of Linda, Kristen’s mom, I am making over the sunroom too!

So here are some sneak peeks of some of the rooms I have been working on . . .

~ ~ and trying to correct my “attention deficit decorating” issue.

AND….I just recently solved my Instagram problems . .

~ ~ I have actually had Instagram for several years.

So you can now follow me here on Instagram . .

~ ~ or by clicking on the “camera icon” at the top of my sidebar!..

Have a wonderful day!!

“To Paint or Not to Paint ~ That is the Question” The tale of an antique table

Lately, I have acquired quite a few pieces of furniture that someone no longer wanted.

One of those pieces is a little round table ~

~ ~ an ordinary type of table that I thought I would use after I painted it red!

But when I looked at it closely, I thought, “no, maybe not” . .

The wood was actually nice and I realized how old it was when I looked at the bottom of it..

~ ~ it has great patina and looked like it was handmade vs. machine made.

I can hear a voice come out of the crevices ~ ~ “don’t paint me ~ don’t paint me”

And ~ ~ I have been taught to respect “my elders” so I listened to that old table ~ ~

~ ~ and I put away the paint brush!

I swear I heard it say “thank you” :)

So now is sits happily between the loveseat and chair.

~ ~ the other table was moved over to the other side of the chair.

~ ~ ~ do you spy my Demi-john from France?

This is the only room that is completely devoid of Christmas decor..

Well, except for winter berry sprays I left in the hanging scale.

Thought it could pass for my “winter decor”

I think I have a bit of a “scale” thing going on in this room ~

I rescued the lantern from the back porch from the 9 degree weather ~ ~

~ ~ the lantern thanked me too!

The sunroom is still a work in progress ~ ~ adding and deleting things here and there.

The Demi-john is just sitting “quietly” in the room..waiting for its permanent place.

~ ~ and speaking of Demi-johns ~ WHAT IS THE ACTUAL CORRECT WAY TO SPELL IT?

I have seen it spelled in three different ways:

Demi-john ~ ~ demijohn ~ ~ demi john

So what say you? ~ How do you spell/write it?

Have a wonderful day!! ~ ~ and the table says so too!

Hanging Vintage Scale and High Point Market Tidbits

It’s been a whirlwind these past several days…

…..I had the great opportunity to attend the High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina….

……….where I had a fantastic time with some terrific fellow blogger friends.

I want to thank Amy for coordinating this incredible event.

So back to “normal” or something close to that!

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There’s a new scale in the sunroom….I found it at Melville Trading Company in Mebane, NC

It was a fantastic deal at $42.00 and it also came with a zinc scoop!

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When I saw this scale, I knew exactly where I wanted to hang it1

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As many of you already know, I had a houseguest for the High Point Market…

…..and she brought me wonderful gifts that were perfect for the sunroom!

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They went perfectly with the color of the frame of the scale!!

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Kim gave me these great vintage garden tools!

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Just love the patina and color!

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And here we are at the High Point Market…

From left to right:

Suzy (Worthing Court), ME, Rhoda (Southern Hospitality), Amy (Atta Girl Says), Kim (Savvy Southern Style),

…..Kristen (Sophia’s Decor) and Courtney (FrenchCountry Cottage)

I have met everyone previously with the exception of Courtney…

…..this group was so much fun to be with!!

Barb with The Everyday Home was part of our group…her dad was taken ill and she went home to be with him.

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And talking about fun…here is Kim and Kristen…Kristen adoring and petting the cow…

…..Did you know that Kristen was the “Dairy Princess”…? and she spent her childhood living on a dairy farm….

……….and you all pretty much know how much Kim loves cows.

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There were many things at the Market that were definitely inspired by bloggers…

…..such as yard stick items.

I so love these yard stick lanterns…Need to try my hand at this!

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We also went and shopped stores in the town of High Point…they were incredible, and so were the prices!

These olive buckets were in great abundance.

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And guess who was shopping at the same place that we were?!!

…..Michael Groover..Paula Dean’s hubby…He was so nice and some of us were able to get pictures with him!

……….Paula was in the truck waiting for Michael…She was one of the keynote speakers at the Market.

I had the most wonderful experience and I so look forward to the next Market!

Thanks for visiting me and have a beautiful day!!

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