Wednesday, April 24, 2013

We'll be moving!

Well I never thought this day would come! After 3-4 years, off and on, of listing our house, this weekend we got an offer/contract on the house. Inspections will be soon forthcoming, and closing date is set at June 7th. We went yesterday to the bank and got our pre-approval. With a "healthy" budget we can find the house we really need. Househunting has commenced!

The buyers are from out-of-town and the buyer's agent stated that they were "excited". They came on Friday evening, came around Saturday to test the alley for parking, and came back on Sunday, and we had an offer that Sunday evening. She would also like us to convey a few pieces of furniture which is okay with me, they aren't "family", and the other items were to convey anyway. 

We've been looking at the MLS listings and have started a list. Two-stories must have a master on the main floor, and we want a garage, and a fenced in yard, and a covered/screened back porch. I am sure we will find most of our must-haves. 

And the decorating! I can't wait to begin!!

I'll keep you posted!

Blessings ~


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Still tweaking and re-arranging

I sold a couple of things here in the living room and brought over hubby's grandmother's old wicker. I had to recover all of the cushions. I used painter's drop cloth. I made the pillows too. The print fabric came from Hobby Lobby. Yes, we have a Hobby Lobby now!

The shutters were found on the side of the road as was the round frame.

I love the old ironstone, chips, crazing and all.

The other shutter I used here behind the entry table. I repainted the old lamp.

Old cabinet painted blue inside. Nice contrast. I keep my vintage dog figurines here as well as old blue willow, books, etc, and attic treasures.

The print above the table was from hub's grandmother too.

Vintage prints from Knick of Time Interiors (blog). She has lots of lovely downloads.

A little low/no cost decorating goes a long way. The sell of the cabinet and bench purchased the rug set and the painters drop cloth. Everything else was found or I already had.

My next project to accomplish is some of those topiaries using a tutorial I found on Dee Duncan's blog Vintage Country Style blog . I will post pics later!

Blessings ~

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tweaking and lightening up

I have taken the week off from work to clean around the house. I have been tweaking and re-arranging, something lighter, almost like a prairie/farmhouse feel. I like it just as much as the colonial/primitive look.

I made new curtains for my upper glassed cabinets from coffee-stained bar towels from Wal-mart. I used craft paper tags and rubber stamped them to indicate the contents of the cabinet. I really like the way they turned out. I think it accents the old, crazed ironstone on the shelf above the sink.

I picked up a couple of feed sacks from the shop this week. I like the colors.

This curtain I made last year for the kitchen door. I added the upholstery tape/ribbon to hand it up.

I also cleaned and rearranged my cabinets. I took all of the brown drip Hull dishes to my booth to sell. I added my white dishes and the blue ball canning jars. I kept the brown treenware in the cabinet for contrast.

I changed out the curtains from the dark curtains....

I bought painters dropcloths, washed them and made the covers for the couch cushions. What a difference!

I love this old cracked wash basin that was found in my husband's parents attic.

I also made these two pillows for the couch. I need to make a couple of more.

I added the covers to the dining room chairs. I made these last year when I made the kitchen door curtain. Notice the ruffle at the bottom?

I have this ironstone dish on my dresser. I love the old baby shoes, keys and watch. Those are my babies in the picture.

I also tweaked the front room/foyer/old living room....

The picture was from my husband for Christmas. I brought my ironstone out and added a little greenery....(please ignore Mr. Glade in the corner)

Old quilt and pillows on the bench. Another ironstone basin picked up at a yard sale for $2.00 filled with bobbins.

Wood bowl with greenery and tin scoop...

These little dresses I made last year. I love the colors.

Last, but not least, we got our flower gardens cleaned out from pennywort and chickweed. We sprayed for weeds today and put out fresh pine straw. I think we have a good jump start!

Well, I will close for now. I hope you have a great week ahead!

Blessings ~