Showing posts with label candles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label candles. Show all posts

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Mason Jar Candy Corn Votives


Hi Friends, are you ready for some Fall Fun? Today I'm joining in with a great group of vintage-loving friends to share how we use Mason Jars. We all love the humble Mason/Ball jar, created in the mid 1800's, and many of us collect the vintage and antique variety. They are still being made today, and while I don't "can" with them I do use them for so many things, from a sturdy little drinking glass (perfect for a lemonade on the porch) to an easy to put together candle holder.






Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Cozy Winter Home Tours

Hi Friends, glad you're stopping by today as I'm joining in with some wonderful ladies who are sharing our take on a "Cozy Winter Home". After all the Christmas decor is stashed away it can look a little bare around the house. In January I'm ready for a more neutral look with soft and warm textures and spaces. Give me a cozy chair, a warm quilt or throw, a couple of squishy pillows, candles, a hot drink of something yummy, and of course a fire (if you can get one.) Our hostess, Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home came up with the perfect idea to get us in the mood for winter. If you came over from Marty's lovely living room decorated for winter at A Stroll Thru Life, thanks so much. Glad you're here.







Saturday, January 6, 2018

Wooden Crate Refresh and an Ironstone "Candleholder"


Before I say anything else, I want to say thank you to everyone who read my previous post on my health update and family "goings on". Those are hard posts to write, but I feel like I need to be open and honest in my blogging, just as I try to be in my everyday life. It's difficult for me to share a minor little DIY or decor update when there are things going on in life that are important. Having said that, I also don't want to be burdening you all with personal stuff constantly. So thank you for your comments and prayers, and for sending good thoughts my way. I want to share things with you all in case something I'm dealing with can maybe help one of you or someone you know.



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hello Fall on the Silver Tray and Fall Home Tours

One of my favorite ways to Welcome in the Autumn Season is with a scented candle on my vintage silver tray on the Kitchen peninsula/bar area. I keep the tray there year round with one of my vintage silver coffeepots and a Topiary, then change up the seasonal goodies accordingly. This candle has a great font graphic that says it most appropriately... Hello FALL!




Friday, August 25, 2017

Olive Bucket Candleholders on the Cheap

Hi Friends... are you like me and see something you just have to have and you can't get it out of your brain? Do you obsess over an idea, thought or photo until you work it out to either make it yourself or just get it over with and buy the dang thing? I think there's a lot of that going on around blog land; it's part of out creative process, or maybe it's just some kind of Internet illness floating around. Either way, it rarely goes away on it's own...



Monday, August 7, 2017

10 Tips for Transitioning to Fall

Looking through blogland this last week, it's been filled with posts about transitioning our decor from Late Summer into Early Fall. Our individual methods may be similar, but each person has their own unique style and ideas to make this a fun and easy change-over. The fact that bringing out the Autumn decor is one of my favorite things to look forward to, makes this a special time to savor and enjoy for me.


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Picket Fence Centerpiece for Easter

I have a pile of "stuff" just inside the door to our main storage room. Each time I open that door and walk in I cringe a little; leftovers from a purging of boxes of vintage goodies that I had unpacked last year. I've had intentions of packing it up and taking it to some vintage lovin' dealer friends to see if they could use it, but I just haven't been feeling up to messing with it.



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Basics for Building a Tabletop Vignette

Although I haven't been changing things up around here too much lately, boredom has set in big time, and I needed something fresh to look at here in the Living Room. Each time I think of putting together a vignette or grouping I panic. Good Grief, where do I start? Then I spend a lot of time hunting down and trying things, moving stuff around, then discarding them; generally wasting my time. Decor books and magazines help, but even then I'm sometimes left without an idea of where to start.

I LOVE doing seasonal vignettes, but no matter if I'm decorating for a specific Holiday or Season, or just something basic, I've learned some foundational "building blocks" that make it pretty simple to put together an "Easy Change" Tabletop Vignette.



Saturday, December 5, 2015

Easy Festive Votives with Plaid and Boxwood


Hi Everyone, I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
 Getting the Christmas decorating in hand, shopping,
making plans for this busy time of year...
 and enjoying your loved one's companionship.



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thanksgiving Vignette Blog Hop


Hi Everyone,
Welcome to the Thanksgiving Vignette Blog Hop

When Sherry asked if I would like to be a part of this Blog Hop, I was thrilled, because with two moves this last year, I haven't had much opportunity to decorate for Holidays. Most of my décor and Holiday items were packed away in storage bins, so I haven't been able to participate in much blogging fun. So, with just having moved 2 weeks ago, I planned ahead to have a few Thanksgiving boxes within reach.







One of the few new Holiday items I've found this year is this fun little 4 ft. LED Snow Tree. It has a dusting of "snow", but I added some faux Fall leaves to make it work for Fall and Thanksgiving. My painted white Mr.Turkey, a glass cylinder with candle and some faux leaves, and a wonderful tweedy pumpkin are sitting on my petite dresser that used to be in the Entry at the other houses.




(It's lighted, but hard to see in the daylight)


I wanted to try something different this year,
 and I think the little lighted tree adds some fun.



Sorry for the distraction of the blinds,
 this is a south facing window and the sun can be just too bright.


Isn't this little birdie the sweetest?
 He's perched on my brown tweed mega pumpkin 
from Becky at  Timewashed.

















I just got in on the "tail end" of Fall decorating here at the new house, but I'm enjoying having a few Fall vignettes before it's time for Christmas. I'll just remove the Fall leaves and add a few snowflakes and icicles to the tree to be ready for Christmas.



I hope you'll check out the other participants for some great Fall and Thanksgiving inspiration. If you missed Wednesday's group you can find the links below. Thanks so much for coming by. Have a wonderful week, and stay warm! To continue the Blog Hop, please visit Shirley at Housepitality Designs. Thanks so much for including me, Sherry!


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Summer candlelight








the ones that care about what's happening to me in life, and that I don't have to "entertain" and impress. Thank you, to all of you who care about the person behind the blog, and that realize that sometimes,  "Life Happens", and it's not always about pretty pictures, lovely houses, and the latest and greatest. (although, we all still love that too!)


Before I tell you about my week, I want to tell you about these wonderful (I have two) little beeswax candles that I ordered along with a bee skep for my baker's rack. I had been feeling pretty down and these were waiting for me when we arrived home. I'll share the bee skep soon, but thought this little vintage floral saucer said "Summer" right along with a sheet of vine-y greens from my wallpaper sample books. 



(gosh, I love wallpaper, but get tired of one particular pattern too soon)



 The order contained this little tied herb bundle 
and some cinnamon wax melts. 
heavenly...



I have two sets of these cups and saucers,
 but the other's must be packed away...somewhere.



















Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Rusty Fall Garland

Happy Happy October everyone, 
my favorite month of the year!

A couple of weeks ago on one of my Fall Open House excursions, I found this wonderful little Rusty Bird and Butterfly Garland. You know, one of those things you have to have, but don't know for sure where or how you'll use it?




I think I must have tried at least a dozen ideas, then set it aside hoping the right spot would show itself. So yesterday I decided it was time to do something seasonal on the sofa table in the living room. Well... technically, it's not behind a sofa, but it's still such a great little side table which hugs the wall, and offers yet one more surface to decorate.




This table was painted  "off white" a few years ago 
when I went on my furniture painting rampage,
where I painted over 20 individual furniture pieces white.


Usually this spot doesn't get changed up much, but yesterday I was feeling the Fall Decorating Mojo, which has been squelched due to not being able to do anything outside because of the new roof. (which is now done, but today new gutters are being fitted. So that means hopefully, at some point, I'll get my front porch and deck back!)




Love this original oil painting, of an old farmhouse in Europe.



So here are some close ups of the rusted birdies. The rusty garland is intertwined with a faux bittersweet garland, and I cannot remember what these little mini pumpkin pods are called, but they have some cinnamon oil mixed in.

 mmmmm...what a heavenly aroma.



Rust and Fall just go together...



I honestly cannot remember where I found this marble based candleholder, but it weighs 10 tons, so it always stays here. And this interesting old tray has tapestry fabric on it. Looks like "Fall" to me.




This is a hard spot to photograph since one of the twin sofas is sitting in front of it. A talented florist and designer friend made the topiaries for me for Erin's wedding, 15 years ago. And believe me, they have 15 years worth of dust on them, too. ( I hate to dust and will put it off until I can write my name in it. The floors are another story. My OCD floor cleaning fetish always makes everyone nuts.)


If you're local you'll want to make it to the Ozark Art and Crafts Fair this weekend in Ozark, Missouri, starting Friday morning.  There are always some great things to see, buy, and eat... none of which are good for you. 

I'll be joining in on these great weekly parties!

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspiration Gallery at Ella Claire      
TTT at StoneGable   
Share Your Cup at Mrs. Olson's   
Jennifer Rizzo                                              

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mr. Squirrel says "we have 2 winners!"

"It's time to have some fun out here on the sunporch with a new old muffin tin and some pumpkin tealights. I have to be able to see all those acorns that this crazy lady picked up for me last Fall. The problem is that all the little caps have glue on them which doesn't really taste so good... they look cute, just taste like phooey."


ahhh...I smell something fabulous...



 Yum...pumpkin spice


I hate to tell her this
 but she should actually be baking
 something pumpkin spice
in that teensy muffin tin...
(looks a little rusty-crusty to me)



 Oh yeah, she wants me to announce 
the Give Away winners...


And the 2 Give Away winners of the 





are....
and
Marianne from Vintage Gal

Congrats gals, 
just email this nutty lady your mailing addresses
 and She'll get your names to the Candle Co!
she says to be sure and send hugs and kisses!
xoxo

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