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 ~


  1. such pretty settings! I love the combination of the mason jar aqua and the brown of the wooden pieces.

    1. Thank you Ann. I like the juxtaposition of the prim with the farmhouse feel.
      Blessings ~ Becki

  2. Hi, Becki! I just want to ask if you're a vintage collector because I noticed that you have a lot of classic pieces in your home. The items on your ironstone dish caught my attention. The baby shoes and the watch look awesome to me, as well. Do you have other watches that are as old as that?

    Melissa Yoder @ South Florida Coins & Jewelry