Thursday, February 25, 2010

Del Sol or Bust . . .



Wish me luck :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Where’s the love?

I probably should be too embarrassed to do a Valentine’s post a WEEK after it’s over.  But I just had to show you my XOXO blocks that I made. Life has been crazy around these parts, and so I actually didn’t even finish the blocks until the DAY AFTER Valentine’s.

*hang head in shame*

And even more shocking is that I STILL put them up. And they are, in fact, still there! Ha!

I refused to just put them away for a whole year after working so hard on them. I’m sure it must be a total decorating faux pas, but I don’t care. I love my little blocks :)

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The best part about this project is it was free. I used old scrap wood, my trusty Rustoleum Colonial Red spray paint, and just some white craft paint from Wal-Mart. All of which I already had. Maybe that’s why I love my little blocks so much. Cute and frugal. My type of decorating!

P.S. Don’t worry. I think I’m finally ready to take them down today :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine Touches

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Vintage Windows

Jane Coslick

Do you see them?

There in the back used as glass doors on the china cabinet?

Vintage windows

I do love them. There is something so fun and charming about vintage windows. I like to think about who has looked out their glass panes. Or how many times mommy cleaned little finger prints off them. Or how the sun must have streamed through them on a sunny day :)

I wish I was savvy enough to turn them into china cabinet doors. But for now I am quite content to just use them as display in my home . . .


I’ve shown you my twin double pane ones that hang on my living room wall. I got them at an antique sale on the side of the road.


I just love the patina on them . . .


I showed you here my windowpane mirror turned vintage windowpane chalkboard . . .


And this is my most recently acquired vintage window. I stopped at one of my favorite antique markets over Christmas. I was on the hunt for a big six-pane vintage window just like this one. Unfortunately, they keep all of their vintage windows, shutters, and doors outside even in the winter . . . uncovered. Believe it or not, I tromped through a foot of snow for half an hour and eventually unburied this beauty with my bare hands!

Me: “Look at this beautiful vintage window I found with no broken panes!”

Husband: “Uhhhhh . . . how much did you pay for it?”

Me: “$12, it was 40% off”

Husband: “Weelllll . . . that was probably $12 too much . . .”