Friday, February 7, 2014

2014 Starting a New..........

Well once again here I am dropping into blogland , When I first stared this blog I thought I  would have the time to share the many projects, new find and tons of everyday things that go  on in life, No such luck. I had a good start thanks to all you fabulous ladies out there but then I found myself with little or no time , there was always something else that needed to get done or a child that had to go somewhere or meal that needed  finishing you get the picture. Now here we are 2014 I want to try again and hopefully this time I will do a little better. Now that being said , On to new things. First off we have moved to a great town in the hills of Austin ( gateway to the hill country).In the next few weeks I will share our home and many new finds and projects.
 
So to begin I want to leave you with a couple of pictures of my dinning room in the new house and as you can see the buffet from the old house has been refinished to match my table and yes I even found some old (new) French chairs , I so love these chairs. They are distresses so everything is not too  perfect off the showroom floor.
Here you can the mirror and plates I had  in the old dinning room Just flipped around not crazy about the lighting but for now it's ok. Oh see the green chair more to come on that in my next post.
 
 Thanks for stopping by
Have a great weekend.
 

Friday, March 29, 2013

AUCTION..

Well hello blogland, I know I have been gone for a while, So much has happened in the past few months ( I will get to that later). I have had a lot of issues with blogger and not being able to leave comments some times. So to all that I have visited and not  left a comment  I did try . 
Now on to few new finds. About two months ago I discovered an auction house not too far from where I live. Well it was my first time so I dragged the hubby with me, The moment we walked in this caught my eye.
Now is this not the most awful thing you have ever seen, The paint was bad the left foot was chipped and the inside shelf was missing. (Now I only have this one before picture. ) But still after all that was wrong with it. Somehow it still spoke to me The shape was gorgeous. I was not sure I would get it after all  I had a budget to stay with in and also the fact that the hubby was there he would make sure of that. Well the bidding started at $40 and I kept praying don't go any higher but it did to $50 Ha that was in my Budget. The big surprise was the hubby decided he would purchase it for me. What a sweet guy. ( that's our secret).
Here is the chipped leg was not sure How I was going to fix it.
This is what it should have looked like. you can see the bad bad  Paint job.
This was when she was almost finished. See the new shelf and toile Paper.
This is a close up of the inside.
All finished with old new knobs from the Habitat store. $2.00 for six.
Oh yes the leg was repaired by a master carpenter. $ 20.00
The top on this piece turned out to be walnut. Solid walnut worth $400.00 just the Top.
So in the end I paid about $60 for a piece worth a lot more and I love it.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Traveling for love....

 

Will travel for Bunnies.....

I  have aways been crazy about this painting. So imagine when I came across it on craigslist. I was so thrilled, I mean the size was geat, the frame would work and best of all it was a great price. The only problem, It was in Austin Tx, I live in Houston. Was I going to let that stop me no way. I contacted the very sweet woman that was selling it and she agreed to hold it for me. It took me two weeks, Then one weekend my wonderful hubby and I went and here they are (bunnies). I love it so much and It's perfect in the dining room. See the cabbage plates, well the bunnies just happen to be eating a leaf of cabbage. Coincidence I think not.






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Thursday, November 22, 2012

SIDE TABLE.

This was a little table I happen to find one day when I was not looking for anything, but the minute I saw it I knew I had to have it . I walked away at first but who are we kidding I knew it was  comming home with me, so what If I had no clue where it was going. I thought to myself  I will find the perfect spot and I did for now.  I even thought maybe I will paint it but I an double minded for now.
For anyone that's wondering yes solid wood.
 Have a great weekend of shopping you guys.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, November 19, 2012

THANKSGIVING BUFFET..... FALL COLORS.

 Well today I thought I would share a little Fall / Thanksgiving decor with you guys.Here is my buffet in the dining room with  his and her turkeys I love them. I also brought in some white and    silver. Then we move over to my formal living room where I added  some more color. Can you       tell  where? The pillows  I found the check one in a little antique shop. I recently discovered. The    other two I had made. They match the sette in my family room. I think they look great, taking color  from one  room to another.
 

THANKSGIVING BUFFET....AND MORE.

 
 

              Here is a full shot of my buffet.  I am on the look out for larger Lamps Maybe for Christmas. 
 Here we are in the formal Living room with all the fall colors. ( still looking for a perfect fabric for my little french chair, I was thinking leopard print) we'll see.
 
The other side of the room can you spot my newest find? The little chest. ( more to come on that soon).

Thanks for stopping by and all of you have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Where am I ?

Well hello  blogland, It ' s seems I have been away forever. The truth is we have been so busy with school opening and running here and there, I just had no time for anything extra. Don't get me wrong I still have a ton of projects going on ( kitchen , table , chairs , etc) but no time . The kitchen is coming along, I did not want to rush it because, I wanted a $3,000 venthood without the $3,000. So anyway I am almost there and once I am done I don't want to look back and have any ( I should have done it different or I don't like that.)  Just a peek.




Friday, August 10, 2012

New Chairs

New Chairs .....Well I saw these and could not pass them up. The problem being where to put them. I am one of those people that firmly believe if you love it take it home and it will find a place. So I tried it every where and this is where they ended up for now.( wink wink). They are in perfect condition.not a stain or scratch. All wood and I love the cane. As you see all my stuff from the kitchen is in my dining room. (kitchen still being worked on.)







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Thursday, August 2, 2012

NOT SO NEW TREASURE.

Ok, well remember when I found a collection of the Johnson brothers OLD BRITIAN CASTLES. It had just the creamer And I just loved it so, I started looking around and was able to find a the teapot (love love love) . My really really really wonderful husband ordered it for me. Now I am on the lookout for the sugar bowl.
  This basket of dishes was purchesed at a garage sale for $20 I just loved the red and white . The first time I saw it I was in love but because I only collected blue and white I passed by, The next year however It came home with me . I guess it was ment for me.

Here is the very pretty creamer. I love the set and It is all from about the 1930s. Very light weight and delicate. Thanks for stopping by.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Any idea????

         Any idea what these are ?Ok , I have been out of the loop for a while , the truth  is kids are home and there is so much to do. Don't get me wrong I still find time for shopping as you can see and I have found some real treasures.Oh and I am still working on my kitchen . I finally came up with a plan for a some of my upper cabinets. I drew it out and will have the carpenter over next week or the following week to get started, meanwhile I am still working on my youngest room. I know some of you are thinking (IS SHE EVER GOING TO BE FINISHED) well the problem is I start with one thing and end up on something  else.( HUBBY DOES NOT LIKE IT ONE BIT) Oh well.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

UPDATED DINING ROOM.

Well, Hi again I have still been working on my dining room, ya know my story it's never ending. Since adding a new table, new paint , chandy, I am still going, I have added some of my green cabbageware platters and plates for a shot of color, But like most of us out there (you know who you are). I really needed storage, But not any old kind, I want a real top of the line country french buffet.( real cheap) I had to wait about 2years but I did it, I finally found her
Shot of platters on wall.


 Here she is, she is gorgeous and so much storage , I will have her refinished to match the table. I want her just a little darker (walnut).

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

THE LOVE OF A TABLE..

THIS IS THE STORY OF MY HUNT FOR A KITCHEN TABLE , BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE SPACE IT COULD NOT BE MORE THAN 54 INCHES. WELL I HAVE A FAMILY OF 5 AND MY KITCHEN SPACE CAN ONLY FIT A ROUND TABLE. SO I HAVE LOOKED FOR ABOUT A YEAR, NOT WANTING TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY I MOSTLY KEPT TO YARD SALES AND CL,AND THEN ONE DAY IT HAPPENED ,AFTER ABOUT A YEAR THERE IT WAS THE ONE I 'VE WANTED FOR SO LONG, THE PROBLEM WAS SHE WAS ABOUT  3 HOURS DRIVE AWAY. I HAD SEEN THIS TABLE IN A LOCAL STORE FOR 1500.00, I WAS NOT GOING T0 SPEND THAT . I TOLD MY HUBBY ABOUT IT AND HE SAID LET'S MAKE A WEEKEND OUT OF IT ,SO WE WERE OFF NOT ONLY DID WE GET HER BUT WE HAD A GREAT TIME AS WELL.  
THIS IS THE TOP  KNOTTY PINE VERY RUSTIC.

THE BASE IS WROUGHT IRON
 HERE YOU CAN SEE THE FULL EFFECT.
 A LITTLE BETTER SHOT
 CLOSE UP OF TABLE TOP YOU CAN SEE THE CHAIR IN THE BACK GROUND.

 HERE SHE IS WITH REAL COUNTRY FRENCH CHAIRS THAT REALLY DID COME FROM FRANCE.
 I LOVE THESE CHAIRS.
 CARVINGS ON THE BACK.
 CARVINGS ON THE FRONT.

HERE SHE IS WITH ALL THE CHAIRS FOR A FAMILY OF FIVE.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kitchen Update..

Ok . It's been a while but my kitchen is still a work in progress. Here I have relocated the microwave to under the counter and next to my table. Under the microwave will be a larger basket that will be used for something not sure what yet I hope to have this finished soon. We ran into some other issues like a leak that ruined my flooring so I will have to have it all replaced.


 Here is the full picture as you can see still no backsplash.
 I love love my new cooktop and oven I am so happy we went with Bosch.

 My beautiful island trying to decided which knobs I like better.
Thanks for stopping by, hope to be finshed with this very soon. Things left to be done
remove and rebuild upper cabinets over cooktop to fit a 36 inch hood,install backsplash, paint cabinets, Give everything a good cleaning. Cut back on all the things on the counter tops that hiding the missing backsplash.