Hello friends, is anyone still out there? I'm still here, through faith and prayer and a hard head! Most of you know I have been battling Lyme Disease for a while and over the last few months I have not had the time or energy to blog at all. We decided to move to a house with a smaller yard and a little better layout for me and it happened really fast. I didn't even have time to blog about it. I thought I had done one post in October but I accidentally wrote it on the blog I had created as a sales ad for the house. Anyway we have been truly blessed and I will have a lot to blog about over the next few months as long as I am able. Here is the link to the post where you can see our old and new house and just a few fall treasures.
Although I loved my shabby whites cottage, our new house is full of warm, dark wood and surprisingly I love it so much more! I hope you will check back this week when I show our painted floor makeover. See you soon!
Finding rusty old junk is fun! Nevertheless, I have found that no matter how much "stuff" I find and collect, only God can fully satisfy my heart. Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Happy Labor Day everyone! I thought today would be perfect for showing my little patriotic vignette I created for the Fourth of July since I missed posting in July and red, white and blue is a Labor Day theme as well.
For summer I like to put out my Uncle Sam and patriotic touches to last though Labor Day. Although I love shabby-junky-chic, I always keep some primitive things around the house to create a welcome home-spun feel and it works so well with my ironstone and farmhouse items.
Summer isn't summer without bubbles! Love this vintage jar with original contents.
Farewell summer! Bring on the pumpkins!
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Hello again already! I'm back with another quick post of a "deer" little summer vignette I threw together with some junk I had in my stash. You may remember my sweet deer from previous posts. She surely is one of my all time favorite finds. Today she is enjoying the last days of summer decked in her retro shades and enjoying a cool sip from a vintage coke bottle.
One reason I love blog land is knowing that you Junkers totally "get" how much enjoyment I get from creating a little display like this. Some visitors just sort of look at my stuff in odd way, and although they think it's cute, they just don't get the thrill.
Call me weird, but I just love this deer in her sunglasses and she truly has made my gloomy summer (health issues) a lot brighter.
Feathered Nest Friday
She's enjoying her time in Fl. I love that little vintage mini license plate. I found it about a week after I had created the vignette and it was a perfect addition.
I can't believe it's the middle of August and it won't be long until the fall decorating actually begins.
Until then, have a "deer" rest of your summer!
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Well this summer really has been "for the birds" for me due to health issues and I really didn't get to enjoy it much or do a lot of decorating. I'm going to spend the next few posts catching up a bit and hopefully I'll be back blogging full force for fall. I can't miss blogging during my favorite season!
Today, however, "for the birds" is dedicated to lovely little birds and has a more positive connotation. I'm going to show you a corner of my dining room that hosts my bird themed treasures.
Back in the spring I found this cool "junk light cover thingy?"" I originally planned to use it on my garden but it ended up making a pretty cloche display on my shabby green side table.
I used old lace and ribbon scraps to make her a dress and an old tiny doily for her hat. A vintage watch piece announces the season.
Here is another illustration from the same 1800's book as the picture in the cloche. You will probably be seeing several more pictures from the same book coming up in future posts. The artwork is just beautiful.
Well I have enjoyed getting a real post up today! I am looking forward to getting caught up on your lovely blogs and linking up to some parties this week. If you love birds, nests, birdhouses, etc., take a look at my "For The Birds" board on Pinterest.
Have a great Sunday!parties:
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Update: I have been dealing with Lyme related issues for months, therefore I have been absent from blogging. This post is one I was working on before things got really bad. I am doing a little better now and I hope to get back into blogging soon.
For the first part of the post I will show you how I simply tweaked my Easter mantel. I decided I wanted to keep a spiritual theme through summer, as I am going through such a difficult time and find peace looking at the Lord's picture.
I simply took away any Easter-y things and added this old ruler with "A Good Rule" on it, then I just changed some things around. I dropped my new iPhone in water so I had to take these photos with my old one, sorry they aren't clear.
I really like the little brass candle holder for some reason. I'm still looking for something junky-chic and unique to sit on top.
Now moving on to my original post-
Hello all! I hope you are enjoying this Easter weekend. I had only a quick bit of time to snap a few shots of my mantel earlier on this glorious Good Friday. The beautiful sunshine resulted in glares and less than perfect photos, but our focus today isn't on our homes and decorating, but on our Lord Jesus Christ. This year for Easter I decided to base my mantel theme upon Jesus, the true meaning of Easter.
Behold the lamb of God, who take taketh
away the sins of the world.
Psalm 23~The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The warmth and sunshine has inspired a little post on this beautiful first day of April. Today I will simply be sharing my lovely daffodils and an excerpt from "A Prayer In Spring," by Robert Frost.
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today; And give us not to think so far away, as the uncertain harvest; keep us here, all simply on the springing of the year...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Well if you've been following a while then it's no secret that I love holiday decorating and I really get into to most of them. I am especially excited for Easter and spring and gardening, since we are having the winter that never seems to end this year. Every time we get a couple of teaser days, snow follows. Nevertheless I have all of my spring decorating finished in time to enjoy it for a few weeks before Easter. I have several vignettes to share so I'll be showing just one today and hopefully one of my next few posts will be my Easter mantel and our new fireplace before and after makeover.
I started out creating a display using my soon to be 39 year old Anna-Lee rabbit from my first Easter. I love this Farmhouse-cottage area of our dining room that evolved when I brought in an old chippy screeen door and placed it in front of the ledge where I keep a lot of my ironstone. I thought an outdoorsy-farm theme would be perfect here for Spring.
We both turn 39 tomorrow and we're still smiling!
Anna Lee Rabbit carries an Easter basket full of sweet little vintage eggs, a furry chick, some straw and soft, yellow downy feathers.
This is such a great old ironstone piece. A cabbage bowl is just perfect for Easter.
I love filling the bowl with vintage decoupaged eggs, little blue eggs and straw and feathers instead of cheap, plastic grass. Just creates such a genuine farmhouse look.
I recently bought several vintage Easter postcards and this one with the baby chick was a great addition to the spring farm vignette.
Bon Ami, good friend(s), hope you all have a springy-week full of sunshine and flowers everywhere! I have several more posts of vintage Easter and spring coming up soon, so be sure to stop by. Thanks for visiting today!