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Monday, November 26, 2007

~* The Bathroom Reveal *~

I've finally gotten around to where I am satisfied (for the time being) with my bathroom decorating. To the shelf I added an apothocary jar filled with decorative Gawri fruit (the jar is a recent thrift store find - as I told Lynda, I am obsessed with these jars!). I have no idea what Gawri fruit is, but I liked the looks of them. The rose picture was a thrift store find (I had changed the finish on the picture frame) and to the decorative glass bottle (another thrift store find) I added some pipberries.

The cupboard in it's new home!

Let's take a look inside!
Here's a pipberry candle ring that I am using as a wreath. I attached a doily to the back of it. I used an ornament hook stuck through the back of the doily to hang the pocket watch from it. Heidi was my inspiration for using the doilies...thank you, Heidi!

This is a picture of me as a little girl...I think I'm around four years old. This is one of my favorite pictures. I have a yellow polka dotted dress on.

This jar belonged to our dear "Granny". I used a rub on transfer to add the "K".

Here are a few old bottles that belonged to my dear Dad. Beside them is a birdhouse that was a thrift store find.

Thanks for taking a look!


As always, thank you so much for stopping by...I do appreciate each and every one of you! It's so nice to be able to share my home and "treasures" with you!

Friday, November 23, 2007

~* My Roasting Pan *~


I hope all of my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My dh, dd, and I spent a quiet day at home. We had a nice meal, watched a funny movie, had a nice visit with our dear friends, Mark and Josie, and finished the night up by watching Christmas videos from when our dd was young. It was a good day...there is always so much to be thankful for!

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I wanted to share this picture of my roasting pan with you. This roaster was used by my dear Gram, my dear Mom and now by me. I hope to one day pass it on to my dd. This pan has seen many turkeys. I have a lot of wonderful memories that are associated with this pan...I will always hold them dear to my heart!

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As always, dear friends, I'm thankful for each one of you who take the time to visit me and leave me such sweet comments! Have a great weekend.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

~* From Me To You *~

Wishing you and your families a very blessed Thanksgiving!

The "Be Thankful" figurine was a gift to me from my friend, Trish! Thank you very much...I just love it!

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Thank you so much, dear friends, for all of your sweet comments on my picture frame project. I've decided to hang the picture in the kitchen. Also, please be patient for the pictures of my bathroom. Although the cupboard and shelf are hung, it's proving to be a slow process getting them decorated...hopefully they'll be done to my liking soon!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

~* Picture Frame Project *~

I found two of these metal picture frames at our church bazaar for .25 cents. I just love the detail of them. However, there was blue paint in the nooks and crannies which I didn't love. I decided to coat them with black paint and then rub the paint off. This allowed the paint to fill up those nooks and crannies...just perfect in my eyes!


I have a bunch of old pictures that I scanned for another project. I took one of those pictures (a picture of my dh when he was a year old) and mounted it on a piece of black card stock and put it in the frame. Would you believe that dh is standing in the same kitchen of the home we live in right now?...now you know why "Home Is Where The Heart Is" for me!

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Thank you to Jo-Ann, Colleen, Julie, Meggie, Brenda, Kristen, Adrienne, Louise (my new friend who has a blog called "The Home Is Where The Heart Is"), Pattie, Esther, Robin, Heidi, Wendi, Penny, Deb, Terri and Bob, and Dena for your kind comments about my cupboard and shelf. I can tell you that they have been hung, but now I'm working on adding my treasures to them...this is proving to take a little time...stay tuned though...pictures will be taken as soon as I'm satisfied with the results.

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Julie, I'm not one to jump on the paint band wagon, so to speak, unless the finish is bad. The little cupboard with it's dark finish was bad...some things look good not painted but this wasn't one of them.

Pattie, I am definitely not a painting expert...I know that I do it the wrong way, but it works so I guess that's all that matters. I do not sand or prime the piece I'm working on. I do clean it thoroughly though and then start painting.

Heidi, the shelf was not a yard sale or thrift store find. I actually got this shelf a LONG time ago from a Home Interior party that I had at my home. I have an idea of some of the items for my cupboard, but it's not filled yet. I also do not decorate for Thanksgiving per say...I decorate for fall and that pretty much covers Halloween and Thanksgiving.

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Well, dear friends, it's time to end this post...there are several piles of laundry calling my name. Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

~* Bathroom Cupboard *~

My $4.00 yard sale find has finally been painted. I'm really looking forward to having it in the bathroom. DH promises that he will hang it this week.

Before:
After:

I also painted this shelf from Home Interiors. It was brown, but I thought it would work better being white. I'm also going to have dh hang it in the bathroom.


Thanks for taking a look!


Sunday, November 11, 2007

~* Thank You *~

Dear friends, my heart is so deeply touched by all of your kind words of sympathy. I appreciate it so much!


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I hope to be back to blogging again soon. I have a few things to show all of you! My cupboard is finally finished and now I need to have my dh hang it up in our bathroom...stay tuned!







Tuesday, November 6, 2007

~* When I Come Home To Heaven *~

When I come home to Heaven
How joyful it will be
For on that day at last
My risen Lord I'll see.
No greater happiness than
To see him face to face,
To see the Love in His eyes
And feel His warm embrace.
I've done nothing to deserve,
It was given freely through
The grace of Jesus' Love.
Then why should earthly cares
Weight down upon me so?
They'll be a distance memory
When home at last I go...

by: Beth Pluckwisch
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Thank you all for your kind words and prayers for my dh's "Granny". She went home to be with her Lord and Savior this morning and though our hearts are breaking we know that she is in a much better place!

Friday, November 2, 2007

~* A Prayer Request *~


I am asking for all of you dear blogging friends to please keep my husband's grandma, affectionately known as "Granny", in your prayers. She is 88 and has had a massive heart attack plus some other ailments. She is not doing very well at this time.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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