Tuesday, March 9, 2010

White Wednesday Out and About at Leola's Spring Open House

I'm posting early today for
White Wednesday,
 so that I can give you another few hours
to enter the
March Celebration Give-back.

At the end of this post
just click on the link to leave a comment
and join as a follower.

There are 3 gorgeous rosettes 
for 3 winners!

And because it's White Wednesday 
 I wanted to share all the fabulous
inspiration from Leola's Spring Open House.
Leola's is always a wonderland of White.

So...hankies ready?
There may be a little drool.
...so enjoy!

Just click below to enter!

Thank you, Kathleen,
 for such a wonderful way to spend the day!
Now go visit Faded Charm.
for more White Wednesday fun.

See you Thursday for the Winners!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Celebration Give Back Week...

Just wanted to say
 Thank You!,
to all my old and new friends!
Thank you for a great Give Back Week!

(feelin' like Spring!)

image by Cavallini

You have until tomorrow night

Tuesday, March 9, at midnight
to enter to win
one of three gorgeous rosettes,
made by my talented friend,

Just leave a comment on my March 1st
post by scrolling down.

And for all of you that had a guess
as to which one was my Grandmother...

She was the one on the left.

I had a wonderful Birthday,
and I'm planning the move
to the new booth space
hopefully next weekend.

Spring is almost here...
and I'm almost to 400 followers!
and only 3 more posts until 200

Have a wonderful week!
I'll announce the winner Thursday, March 11.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Leola's Open House and Jan's Having a GiveAway!

It's arrived at Leola's in Ozark, Missouri!
If you live anywhere near Southwest MO,
there's still time to make it to the
Spring Open House at Leola's!

This is my good friend
and her sister Judy, they are two of four family members
who own Leola's.
Jan is having a Blog Giveaway at the store
and on her own blog, Summer Sundays.
Run over and visit Jan
and sign up for the giveaway!

She always has what's new at the store.
You'll love taking junkin' juants
with her and her sisters.

She's one great gal!
Leola's was voted #1 store for Best In-store displays
in 417 Magazine.

Me and the ever feisty and talented Kristi.

so get to the store if posssible,
but for sure check out Jan's blog
say Hi, and enter to win her giveaway!

And if you haven't entered my
Celebration Giveback
nows your chance.

Scroll down to Monday's post
on the giveback and
leave a comment to be entered!

Hope the sun is shining where you are today!

squeezy hugs,

p.s. be sure and come back for White Wednesday
When I'll show the rest of the open house photos!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Vintage Black Friday: Give Back Week and Black As an Accent Color

I'm so glad that Vintage Black Friday has returned. This is the 2nd installment of the monthly party to be found the first Friday of each month.

I'm not a decorator by trade, but I've learned a few things over the years about decorating. Having moved to several houses in my adult married life, I've learned that it's important to have furniture and accessories that are "mix and match". I call them "Garanimal Furniture". Going back to finding clothes for my girls as toddlers, there was a brand carried at Sears that was completely interchangeable. Each piece fit nicely with any other item in the line. That has been an idea that I have adapted to decorating. Keeping a few "colors" and accent pieces that are totally interchangeable. I get bored with my surroundings and like to change things up frequently. If I can't move or change out furniture, then I like to seasonally mix up accessories and vignettes.

Print and vintage frame found in the powder room,
but in the Dining room for better natural light.

I keep a color palette of varying hues of khaki, sage green, and gold, with hints of dark red. Gold or brass is my accent metal, and I also use black in healthy doses as an accent. Some of these items you've seen before, but today I'm using them to show how accent colors can unify and bring continuity to a home. I love white and neutrals and having white woodwork, I am bringing in more white painted furniture, but I also love color. I guess I would say I lean toward English and French Country. Vintage and antique pieces add to the foundation.

Lampshades and a clock on the Living Room mantel.

Decorative painted French box on my black writing desk

Old rustic church pew

Hat boxes in the Entry on a French gilt table.

Kitchen print with black frame

And a variety of black tole trays on the kitchen counter

A tiny print in the powder room

And a new black distressed clock
 that is usually found in the family room

These are just a few of the black accessories
 I have used in my home to help bring it all together.

Please run over to The French Cupboard
and check the McLinky to see the other
Vintage Black Friday participants.

If you haven't yet entered my

please click and leave a comment
on the post from March 1.

Thank you for all the sweet and funny Birthday Wishes!
Each one warmed my heart,
 and so many made me laugh.

And thank you to all those
who posted about my Give Back
and joined as a follower.
I'll be over for a visit soon!

Have a wonderful Weekend!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

White Wednesday, It's My BirthDay!

Today is White Wednesday
 but it's also my

So I'm Celebrating!
Kathleen is always so nice to let us
play outside the "White" box.


Even though I am an avowed Chocoholic,
my favorite cake is White cake
with White Mountain Frosting
...and coconut.

(yummy, yum)
(care to join in on my big indulgence? Let me get you a slice)

And then, just as a lead-in to the rest of this post...

white frilly panties...

on the head...

Don't you just love it when your parent's
 made you the "butt" of their jokes
just for a great photo op?

I was going to title this post

"White cake and panties"

but I thought there might be some confusion
out there with that title...?

OK, get a load of those jowls,
can you blame me for now considering
a face lift?

If you haven't entered the

Celebration Give-Back

Please click HERE and leave a comment,
to be part of a fun "Thank You"!

Thank you, Kathleen for hosting White Wednesday.
Now go visit Faded Charm for the rest of the
White Wednesday crew.

Big hugs and Birthday kisses!

Monday, March 1, 2010

March Celebration Give-Back

March will be a big month for me.
A Birthday, My new Spring Creek booth,
celebrating 350 followers,
(yeah! I love you all, AND new followers)

my 200th post, and SPRING!

(blog Give-Back button designed by Jill)

I haven't had a give-away since early last fall
so I felt the time was way overdue
to say "Thank You" with some fun!

Last week I shared with you Jill's talent.
when I purchased a gorgeous hand made
Paris Rosette from her amazing store.

Jill has some of the most
 romantic jewelry and offerings
you could possibly hope to find.
So I wanted to team up with her
for a "Celebration Giveback"
this first week of March.

Jill is being incredibly generous
by adding an extra Rosette,
so there will be 3 Winners!

I will be holding the "Give-Back"
until Tuesday, March 9,
so leave a comment on this post
until midnight on March 9,
and you will be entered to win.

If you are or become a follower,
let me know for 3 extra chances,

and if you post about the give-back
 on your own blog,
(be sure and let me know)

I'll really get crazy
 and give you 3 more chances to win.

possible 7,
count em'
chances to win
one of these 3 beautiful
Paris Rosettes!
(and a few of you guessed my grandmother,
from Saturday's post.)
OK, enough for all the Celebration Hoopla!

Just be sure to take the
cutie pie Celebration Button
of all the kiddos with hats...
and link back to this post.

Then Go visit Jill at Gypsy Brocante
and browse all her wonderful creations.

Big Birthday Hugs and Kisses!

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