Thursday, May 21, 2009
Our dining room is an open room which flows into the kitchen and can be seen from the family room, which I love, because you can be with all the action no matter where you are in those areas. The first shot is looking in from the family room.
It's a large table that sits 6 but we can sit up to 10 if we had to. Having the barstools right there is nice too.
This is my hutch that I put a lot of my serving pieces in along with my china cabinet.
See the spice holder my DH built on the end of my cabinet. I told him what I wanted and he built it. He comes in mighty handy.....lol.
This is one of my favorite wall lamps that I have in my dining room. Of course it has a rooster on it.
Well this is my dining room. Be sure and check out Kelly's blog for more wonderful dining rooms. Thanks Kelly for hosting.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Today, however, is Today's Thrifty Treasures hosted by Rhoda at Southern Hospitality. Be sure and check out the other thrifty treasures at her place. Here are a few things I found this weekend. Me and hubby made a day of it together.
First, I found this pitcher/vase, could be used for either.
My husband and youngest daughter added roses for Mother's Day. This was on the table when I got up. My daughter arranged it. She was so proud.
Here's a close up of the vase. I love the shape. We paid $3.00 for it. It's about 16" tall. Nice size.
Next, I found this candle stick. It's like 24" tall, looks a little shabby chic, but I fell in love with it. Only $1.00.
Lots of detail work in it also.
We also found this small lamp, that can be used as a nightlite in a bathroom or kitchen. I will probably spray paint it and of course add a shade. Only .50
We had a great, fun day. I love it when I can go with my sweetie.
Also, here's a pic of my daughter and her husband with my grandson, Nathan, for baby dedication day at the church. Is there a better way to start out your first Mother's Day then to dedicate your baby to God? I can't think of any.
Well, thats it for today. Be sure and check out Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for some more fun.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
This is my fireplace flanked with bookcases, which I love. I display a lot of family photos because they are the most important to me. I have a few small diddle daddles on there too. My opening to my fireplace is so large, I thought I would never find a fireplace screen to cover it up. I found this one at Pottery Barn on sale, love it. Over in the left hand corner you can see a little rocking chair for my grandsons. I'm waiting to get a picture of my whole family at the beach for over the fireplace.
This chest I got from a yard sale for $75.00. It is cedar, and it was her grandmothers. I couldn't believe she was selling this. I fell in love with it. I wanted something to put blankets in and use for extra seating also. This fit the bill.
Well this is my family room that I thoroughly enjoy everyday. You see this house was a gift from God. When we seen this house is was everything and then some that I had been praying for for 2 years. It became a foreclosure, went through the offer and then they decided to turn it over to another lender. So we bid again. We were outbid and my realtor told us to start looking for something else as soon as possible. To make a long story short, that same day I went looking just to see what I could see. NOTHING! I said, Lord, you are going to have to drop it in my lap, I don't know what to do. I was walking in the house and my phone was ringing. It was my realtor, she said "You got the house", the other one fell through. Talk about dropping into my lap. We have been here for 6 years and I love my house. Thank you for listening, I just thought I had to tell my story.
Now, everyone be sure and check out Kelly's blog for other great rooms.
Monday, May 4, 2009
OK, here we go. We will be redoing our back patio pretty soon. I would love a cover porch with a sitting area and outdoor curtains around it. We may also use concrete instead of wood. We are still deciding about that. But here is what we have for now.
As you can see we have a pretty large area for our patio, but I think the space can be used better, thats why we want to change it and update. This area does not get a lot of sunlight, so its pretty hard to keep a lot of flowers alive here. But our ferns usually do great.
Here are our patio doors. This is where we want to put a cover and sitting area.
This is where we have our outside meals.
I also love to decorate the walls outside, this is beside the patio doors.
We also have a side patio. This is where most of the flowers are, we get more sunlight on this side.
We have tried a couple of times to have a small garden in the back yard with no luck, hence no sunlight back there. So this year we decided to try a garden in a pot. We have tomatoes and banana peppers right now.
See the tomatoes we have coming already. Can't wait for fresh tomatoes.
Here are a few of my flowers blooming right now.
This is what I have for now. Its been raining most of the day, I was afraid I was not going to get my pictures. Things will be fuller as the summer comes. Be sure and go visit Barb and check out more porches and patios. Everyone have a great party. Debbie
Sunday, May 3, 2009
This first one could actually count for both because I bought them at a yard sale for .50 a piece. Here they are when I bought the picture frames, one was green, one was blue and one was red.
I took my trusty black spray paint and gave them a facelift. I love using black in every room. So after I sprayed them, I inserted my pictures and put them on a plate holder I was no longer using and there you go.
That is my Metamophorsis, so be sure and check out Susan's at Between Naps on the Porch for more changes.
Now for a couple of Thrifty finds that I found this weekend. First is a cake plate that I found. I collect cake plates, any kind, any size. I love, love, love them. So when I came across this one for $5.00, I had to get it. It was still in the box, brand new.
Don't you just love the filligree on the side. So pretty and dainty. And look below, it came with a server.
I was real excited about this find.
And finally I found this pitcher. I'm a little partial to pitchers too, but don't have as many of those as I do cake pedestals.
I love that its white and the shape is simple, but I love the handle, it looks like a vine and has a grape leaf attached.
I really love it. Well, thats it for my Thrifty Finds for this week. Be sure and check out Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for more thriftiness.
Everyone have a great day...Debbie