Sunday, September 27, 2009

Decorating With Nature

Well, it's that time of year. The fall decorations are out and about everywhere we look. I have a bit of a problem with the traditional colors of fall. My home is decorated with a lot of pinks, and cream. Orange just isn't an option for me. One of my dear friends, Shari, over at had this lovely picture on her blog. It says autumn without using orange. I just love the warm glow of candles, and nuts and acorns I can do. Simple yet elegant. This is what I came up with. I went to Walmart and picked up the globes inexpensively. Their vanilla candles are great. They give off a great scent, and they are not even lit. Not far from my home, I remembered a big tree with hundreds of acorns all for the taking. I gathered up a bunch and put them in with the candles. The gold stand I found at a thrift shop. I was going to paint it white, and never got around to it, so it's perfect for this display. Behind our local Friendlies Resturant, I had discovered a while ago, a pine tree with the tiniest little pinecones. Perfect for crafting. So, I gathered some of these too. They are so cute, just about 1" big. I filled the smaller container with these around the candle. (Click pictures to enlarge)
I also just love dried hydrangea. Not far from my home, I discovered a house with a HUGE hydrangea bush. Couldn't hurt to ask the owner for a few stems. The owner obliged, and told me to take all I wanted! Oh my, I was in heaven. The perfect colors for my home too, pale green, and pink! Just plop them in a vase, and no water needed. They dry beautiuflly, and will last long time. The blooms are very fragile though, so be gentle with them.

This little cherub statue, I found for $2 at a garage sale 2 yrs ago. I just love its chippy paint. I love the hydrangeas in here too.

This watering can, I found in Home Goods, and these flowers were perfect. So, look around your yard and see what you can use in your vases to decorate with. Grasses, nuts, goldenrod, all look so nice, and most of it is free. Thanks again Shari for your inspiration. Please stop by and visit her. She has a beautiful cottage home with lots of pink and white. :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday

Hello and welcome to another Vintage Thingies Thursday, hosted by
Hubby and I went to our favorite outdoor/indoor flea market. We go a few times a year, but we haven't been there for awhile. Outside is a whole area of great old stuff. You have to get there early, (sunrise) because they start packing up by 12-1:00 p.m. Inside is a lot of new stuff, and an Amish market. They have all kinds of baked goods, and every kind of candy you can think of.
Their apple fritters are great! I was lucky to find these great vintage kitchen items. A hand blender thingy, potato masher, a slicer of some kind with ridges, perhaps to cut potatoes or carrots, and a strainer. All are in great condition, and cost me about $10 for all 4 pieces. I have a shelf in my kitchen with all kinds of vintage cans and whatnot's, I will save for another day. These I will add to the shelf with hooks, and hang them underneath. thanks for visiting, and please visit Suzanne for others sharing their vintage goodies!

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Teddie Bear Tea Party

Hi, and welcome to Tea things Tuesday, hosted by Thank you Kim for hosting this for us. Please join me for a Teddie bears tea party! My hubby bought me this sweet set of Teddie bears for my birthday, along with this adorable little table and chairs. It is displayed in my living room in front of a side table that my dad made. It holds two gorgeous dolls, that I will save for another day to show you.
My dear mother-in-law made this sweet little doily for me, and it fits perfect on my little table. I purchased the tea set from Home Interiors many years ago. I had it displayed on my daughters dresser when she was little. She is all grown now (18), and I miss being able to put all these cutsie girl things in her room. *sigh* However, my hubby doesn't mind all my pink pretties throughout the house. Bless him!

Here is a pretty teapot for one. If your not familiar with these, the bottom is the teacup, and the top is the teapot. Help yourself to some tea, and a little treat. The roses are the last from my garden, deliciously pink and sweet smelling. I set them in this pretty roses creamer, that I bought so cheap in a thrift store. Well, I hope you enjoyed your visit. thanks for stopping by, and please visit again. Don't forget to stop by Kim's to see some more pretty tea things.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of Thank you Beverly for hosting these great pink Saturdays for us. My birthday was Thursday the 17th, and these flowers are from my daughter. I was tickled PINK with these. There are pink roses in there!

I bought this pretty little pink hobnail basket at a yard sale last year. It was $4.00! The prettiest shade of raspberry. The woman had a booth in an antique shop, and was selling all of her items. I spent quite a bit of money, but came home with some fantastic stuff.

I found this watering can at HomeGoods this past spring. It has the prettiest pink roses on it, and it was only like $7.99. I couldn't resist! Don't forget to head over to Beverly's How Sweet The Sound blog for more sweet pink goodies! thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pink Saturday

Hi, and welcome to another Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of The first item is a lovely plate that I purchased from e-bay. Of course from the title of my blog, you can tell I love pink roses. I have an older home, and when we moved into the house, the dining room had molding and a shelf going all the way around the room, which gives me lots of space to display my plates. This wasn't too expensive, and I am really happy with it. (you may click on any picture to enlarge) Now, this one is a beauty. I also bought this one on e-bay. I think it was about $20. It has the most gorgeous cabbage roses on it. It is also like an irredescent or pearlized. It is one of my favorites. I nearly flipped when I opened the box when it arrived. Much prettier in person.

A pretty bouquet of flowers on my dining room table. I love fresh flowers. Check out the purple rose on the left side of the vase.

This is a pink Fenton hobnail bowl. I found this about a month ago in one of my favorite antique stores. I had been looking for pink milk glass, and just happened to come upon this. The price was $36. Worth it, but I didn't want to spend that much. I looked up and saw a sign, that read

all items 1/2 price! What??? I said, they can't be selling this for 1/2 price. So, I went up to the counter and asked. Yup, she said, this vendor has 1/2 off of everything. SOLD!! I was thrilled with it.

Thanks for coming by to visit! Don't forget and check out the other participants for more pink

surprises! Have a wonderful, happy, safe weekend!