Showing posts with label anniversary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label anniversary. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Pinning" A Holiday Wedding

I still don't have all the little bugs worked out of transferring photos from Pinterest into my blog post, so please excuse the little glitches here and there. I've been collecting these images for a few weeks so that I could celebrate hubbs and my Anniversary which is today. Dare I say it...? 39 years...
I know that's older than many of you out there, and gee whiz, I hate to date myself... did I just say "gee whiz"... OK, that's dating myself. What can I say, we were kids.

Source: via Debra on Pinterest

Even before we were married I just loved the idea of a Christmas Wedding. Magical by candlelight and in a snow covered setting. These are just a few images that captured that feeling. Oh yes, and that must have hint of red.

The simplicity of "nature" added to this cake with the red roses and twigs would be my choice today.

And a sleigh ride from the church...just perfect!

A breathtaking gown

Source: via Debra on Pinterest

handmade bouquet

Source: via Debra on Pinterest

A tree lined entrance all aglow...

How adorable are these two?
But maybe just a tad bit chilly.

Love her fur jacket...

OK, I probably would nix the skis.
But today I'm just dreaming...

would you like to know the reality of my day?

I spent last night in the ER with a sprained ankle.

Celebrating may be by candlelight, 
but it will probably be take out.

Oh well, at least it's not broken...
I'm thankful for that.
But anyway you look at it, 
I have a wonderful husband,
even if today's best friends are a pair of crutches and a vicodin.

Not complaining... just keepin' it real.

See ya tomorrow...I think.

Source: via Debra on Pinterest


Friday, August 19, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday #51: One Year Give Away!

Hello, hello, ready for a Give Away?

I missed my 2 year blog anniversary back in June,
so I thought I'd better get busy to not miss my one year
Vintage Inspiration Friday
(Hope you like what I have planned. I'm Excited!)

I love lots of different styles of decor
and I can't pigeonhole myself in one particular area,
but just having come on a journey with my Living Room
I've realized that Romantic French Styling has been my biggest inspiration.
So for a Give Away to celebrate Vintage Inspiration Friday,
 I thought I'd share two of my "go-to" books with you all.

Carolyn Westbrook's
The French Inspired Home

And Selina Lake's
Romantic Style

and just to let you know how much I love and appreciate you
supporters of Vintage Inspiration Friday and my blog
I'm going to add in one of my Key Pendant Necklaces .

A little vintage watch face on an old key
with a little bling for some fun!

Here's the deal for entries:
Separate comments please, for each one.

  1. Please follow my blog and let me know.
  2. Grab my Give Away button for your sidebar.
  3. Spread the word with a Blog post.

And then, when you participate in
Vintage Inspiration Friday
I'll count it as an extra entry.
(one link up for each week, please)

that means three more chances to win!
Ends September 3, 2011

And now from last week's wonderful entries:

My sweet friend Sharon from Sharon's Wannabe Cottage
demolished a boat sized island and "found" this
great workbench to open up her wonderful kitchen.

continuously has me lusting after her linen creations.

to make a great table runner for her buffet
and framed art.

And A Few Pennies More shows us with a great tutorial,
how to create a Feed Sack Dress Form that looks so vintage.

joining in on

Hope you'll join in this week,
please include a link within your post
or button on sidebar.

Remember we're starting the Give Away today,
so please leave your comments here on this post!

You all are the best.
Thanks for making my life so much fun!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Holy Matrimony

Today is our Anniversary and I wanted to share a little of what I did yesterday.
The urge to re-do the hall sideboard got the better of me,
but I'm only showing one shelf of my makeover.

I found this Marriage Certificate from December 30, 1924
and decided it needed to be the focal point for my creative project.

I love old documents, and the graphics and fonts on this are just beautiful.

It makes me a little sad to think this wonderful keepsake found it's way to a flea market.

December 28, 1972
Still in love all these years later...

(image from photofunia)

Today I'm linking up with Kathleen for White Wednesday

And Marty for Table Top Tuesday

Come join in for
 Vintage Inspiration Friday
 I'm showing the rest of my re-do.
(It's a silver extravaganza!)

love you all,

Monday, June 14, 2010

Vintage Linens Chair-Back Slips

About six weeks ago, I decided it was time to "lighten up".
So I've had one project after another
to try to lighten and brighten my interior spaces.

A few weeks ago I did chair slip covers
 for my bergere chairs in the Living Room.
I surprised myself at getting them accomplished,
I really don't like to sew.
Sorry to say, I'm sort of a klutz when it comes to sewing.

But since I redid my Dining Room,
my heavy wood dining chairs seemed to be
 bigger and darker and heavier than ever.
(Oh My!)

They taunted me to start another "project".
It's taken some thought,
because I wanted to recover the seat cushions.
(a relative easy job)

So I didn't want to do a seat slip,
even though it would have been
flirty with ruffles.

Two kitties with gray fur,
who love to lounge, talked me out of that idea.
I need to find some heavier flax or linen upholstery fabric
for the seats themselves.

What I have here is too lightweight,
but the right color and texture.

I had three "must haves" in choosing the material for these chair slips.
1. needs to be lightweight and somewhat transparent.
2. needs to be easy to work with.
3. Has to be inexpensive,
 because I have ten chairs to eventually slip.

So... I just chose a plain white cotton.
Then to dress them up,
I added pieces of vintage dresser scarves with crocheted lace,
that I found recently at a barn sale.
(see my header photo)

Depending on the time of day and the light,
you can see the silhouette of my chair backs.

I made a template pattern by tracing the backs onto poster board.

Then to add a little fun,
 I used a vintage button in back to tighten up the fit.

I have another project I'm working on,
so I'll show you soon.
This involves paint again,
just not on the walls.
(thank goodness!)

I'm linking to

Linda at Coastal Charm

Happy One Year White Wednesday!

with Kathleen at Faded Charm

Show and Tell at My Romantic Home

And if you haven't entered my
1 year Blog Anniversary Give Away

to have a chance to win this wonderful
soon to be released book
by Carolyn Westbrook!

Thank you everyone for the great response,
remember, there will be two winners!


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