Monday, May 30, 2011

Woodland Treasure Hunt

I went on a treasure hunt today while visiting my parent's cabin and found some unique and beautiful pieces.  I am so excited to use them in my home! It was also fun staging them.
Vintage Looking Wooden Finials
My personal favorite...set of three very old chippy wooden Croquet Mallets

 Old Vintage Bottles

Wrought Iron Potting Tools and Rack
 Large Metal Squirrel and Acorn Bowl

 Bird Rack (perfect for herbs, keys, teacups, hats etc.)

 Decorative bird

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Chalkboard Ice bucket!

OK, so I found these awesome handyman's buckets from the local hardware store and fell in love! They definitely have a vintage industrial look to them.They have several sizes, even one that looked like the size of a wine bucket. I decided to paint chalkboard paint on the side to label whatever may be in the bucket ie: drinks, flowers, laundry, magazines, glasses, dried lavender etc. I washed the outside of the bucket off and painted 3 coats of chalkboard paint on. I personally like the uneven imperfect look but you could tape yours off if you wanted yours to be perfect. Let it dry completely and voila! You have a fabulous chalkboard bucket!  They are perfect for weddings, events, BBQ, gifts, anything!

 Did I mention I love beautiful water bottles!?

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Burlap Prints

I am so excited about these burlap Prints I've made! Here are some that I have done :) For a tutorial on how to make this yourself click here!






The beautiful vintage graphics are courtesy of Karen, The Graphics Fairy.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Goodwill and Garage Sale Finds

So, today's shopping extravaganza wasn't as productive as I had planned on.  The yard sales were way over priced and there was nothing that really blew my socks off.  However, at the Goodwill, I did find some awesome large baskets for $4.99 and they still had tags from the store on them. The original prices were much higher so that was a score!  I also found some cute plates for $.99 a piece. At one yard sale I found some brand new, still in the package, stainless steel 6-piece cheese cutter set for $3.00. Now, some of you may be thinking "I don't like yard sales and the Goodwill because it's used stuff."  Keep in mind, every time you go to a restaurant you use used silverware, plates, glasses etc. and, in hotels, you use used linens, beds etc.
Here are the baskets! I am going to use them to store linens, towels, and flowers.
 I also added some tags to label them on my shelves.
Here are the cheese cutters and plates.
Happy Goodwill Hunting!

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