Showing posts with label Valentines Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentines Day. Show all posts

Friday, February 14, 2014

Be Inspired #176

Hi Everyone and Welcome to 
Be Inspired
Do you have big plans for Valentine's Day?
How fun to have it land on a Friday, for all of you "date night" peeps. We eat out several times over the weekend, so I imagine we'll do our regular Friday Night, "Movie Night" with some take out Indian Food. Movie Night consists of a Netflix choice and after dinner a large gray cat camping out on my lap for the duration. Miss Wrigley prefers something quiet and romantic, as she hates car chases and loud explosions. However you spend your evening, just let it be with the ones you love!

OK, on to the party. 
Let's check out some of the wonderful links from last week:

The always amazingly creative, Julia, from Vintage With Laces
made this wonderful Junky LOVE Sign

Leave a love note for your sweetie, with these Mini Love Letters
from Kerryanne at Shabby Art Boutique

This Secretary ReDeux started out needing all kinds of help.
The perfect challenge for Karen from Redoux Interiors.

How wonderful are these Personalized Grain Sack Cards?
from Lori at Marvin's Daughters
I'm hoping she'll do special orders!

Laurie from Heaven's Walk found that her fabric stash was taking over her studio.
So she created this Vintage Blue Cabinet, which looks like a real vintage piece.

These are a great project; DIY Column Pedestals 
from Poppy at With a Dash of Color.

Need a special Valentine breakfast? 
Whip up a batch of these yummy Scones and Jam 
from Jeanette at Creating a Life

thanks gals for sharing the inspiration!

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    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    A little gray on the dresser...

    Well, I persuaded Hubbs to move around my boxes and tubs in the storage area at the old house, in hopes of finding my two tubs of Valentine things. When we moved to the smaller house I brought very little "decor" stuff with me, just the basics. So after wading through the Fall and Christmas (there's a ton of it) I gratefully spied the pink and red, and tried to get out of there as soon as possible. If I keep him in the storage room too long it turns into a disagreement. I know... I know ...I'm workin' on organization!

    The Entry here isn't large, but it's big enough for my little dresser, a mirror, and a few things that are holiday and seasonal on top. 

    I tried not to overdo it, just keep it sweet and simple. 

    Little Lefton Cupid Box

    My handmade pottery Valentine

    Here's a better shot of the entry before Valentine's jumped on it. If you look closely you can see the dresser is a little different color. Actually, the night before we moved I grabbed my can of taupe bedroom wall paint and decided to give it a little gray/taupe wash. I've mentioned that my "antique white" furniture looks really yucky here at this smaller house...just plain 'ol dirty.

    So, I just painted some of the taupe/gray on
     and then wiped it down with a wet cloth,  taking most of it off.

    The next morning Hubby said, "what did you do to this little dresser?"
    I said that it would match the new sofas better with this gray wash,
    and I was surprised when he approved and thought it did look better.

    So now it blends with the new/old cedar chest and the little accent table. I imagine that this is where most of my "Old White" furniture from the old living room is headed; it will need a wash of gray to work with these sofas. This only took me about half an hour, so that thought isn't too intimidating.

    None of those pieces are here at the smaller house. One thing at a time, and this last weekend we packed up all the china and antique dishes from the Dining Room. Gosh, what a big job that was. I'm still not finished, because we ran out of foam and bubble wrap, but we're making some progress and that's what we need to see. The new granite countertops go in to the old house this week. Can't wait to see it!

    Wish we'd made the decision to put on granite while we still lived there. (It should have had it when we bought the house, but the previous owners cut corners in the kitchen) But you know how things go, don't want to deal with the mess, or spend the money. Thinking of selling the house has caused us to realize there were some things that just needed to be updated. So now, someone else will benefit from all the work we're doing. I'm OK with it though, I'm letting things go, and realizing that it's not "home" anymore. We're looking forward to the future.

    Joining in on these parties this week:

    Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
    Inspiration Exchange at City Farmhouse
    Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
    Share Your Cup at Mrs. Olson's
    Simple and Sweet at Rooted in Thyme
    Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
    Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
    Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
    Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life
    Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
    Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
    Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
    The Scoop at Stone Gable


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    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    The Marketplace: Etsy and Boutique Showcase

    Hi Everyone, Happy Monday and Welcome to 

    The Marketplace

    Hope you had a great weekend, ours was just the start of many, dedicated to packing and cleaning up the other place. We're "in the groove" and it feels good to be making some progress. When I sat down to choose some links from last week's party, I could hardly stop! There are so many fun Valentine themed goods, as I'm sure there will be today. So, here are a few for you to check out:

    Vintage Poppytrail Set of Plates
    Gizmo and HooHa

    Laura Ingalls Gunn

    Cotton Candy Dolls

    Mission Jewels

    Seaside Rose Creations

    Nancy's Daily Dish


    thanks everyone!

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    Have a great week,

    Friday, February 15, 2013

    Be Inspired #126: Celebrating Love

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    I'm sending you a little note today
     just to let you all know how much you are loved and appreciated.

    In keeping with the day,
     I wanted to highlight some of the links that shared a romantic,
     sweet, and loving theme. 

    I "fell in love" with this wonderful vintage window
     and Valentine's Day Mantel from Bella's Rose Cottage.

    This sweet lace confection started out as a felted cuff bracelet,
     but after some contemplation, became a romantic
    Needle Case from Kadee Willow.

    Jamie from Better With Age
    created this fun Valentine-y Heart Banner,
    and just look who made a cameo appearance!

    Jeanette from Creating a Life encouraged her kiddos to
    express their feelings and creativity with this

    Marissa from Becoming Kindred, with her girls, created a 
    Woodland Valentine Mantel in their Dining Room.
    LOVE that moss heart!

    I just had to share this precious image of one of the latest creations
     from our talented friend Rosemary, from Villa Barnes,
    Birdie Crowns

    ...can it get any cuter?

    I've heard that it takes months to perfect 
    these yummy looking Chocolate Macaroons.
    Jennifer from Town and Country Living
    shares the scoop on her first batch.

    My mouth is watering just looking at these...

    And Hey...
    Have you entered the
    Give Away with EpicLinen?

    EpicLinen is a young company from Provence 
    where you will find clothing accessories, 
    and lovely linens for your home.

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    Lots of Valentine Hugs and Kisses,

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