Sunday, August 26, 2012

Around the house...

I've had a few things I wanted to share with you, just little things around the house. Some small additions and changes, so I thought I'd lump them all together in one post. I found this wonderful pillow last month in Ozark at one of my favorite stores, The Feathered Nest. It was made by one of the owners; hand painted in a wonderful Old World calligraphy style. I use this in the Master Bedroom, but I brought it into the Dining Room for better light, then paired it up with a couple of my flea find pillows, that I use on the sunporch.



Can you see "Paris" on the bottom?


Loved the back closure with raw edged ties.






While Anne was here we did a little shopping downtown and I found this great wicker trunk. It's really a nice size for some storage. (just as long as I don't put something in here, then forget where it is...I've been known to do that once or twice.) It was just $30. I see these frequently, new and used, for about $75, so it felt like a good buy. 



I wanted to give it a French Gray wash, so I used a little spray paint,
 but that wasn't doing it for me, so I did a dry brush of antique white and gray latex.



I think I'd like to try a French stencil on top or the front...
not sure, but I'm thinking about it.






AND, finally some photos of the new floral pillows I made for the Living Room sofas. They're pretty plain, no fancy schmancy stuff, but just what I wanted to bring in a little different feel for Fall.










We're having a little rain this weekend; we are still so far below normal. But here in Missouri, September is a rainy month. You won't believe this, but with the cooler weather, look what I have in the back yard...


The extreme heat and drought almost killed the hydrangea bushes this year, but they're trying to rally in the more mild temperatures.




I'm joining in with these parties this week:

Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality
Make it Pretty Monday at the Dedicated House
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

And if you haven't entered the Give Away
 with Tattered Goods then click here



Keeping all of you in Issac's path in my prayers,





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