Even though it’s getting close to St. Patrick’s Day, It’s a windy rainy spring day here in the NW……….pretty cozy actually. My son is sick, I have a new puppy I’m house training and believe it or not……..life is good. I even have dinner in the crockpot and fresh strawberries to make strawberry shortcake later. Rain, wind, dog pee and a fever can’t ruin my day. Life isn’t always pretty………but it’s pretty perfect.
Decorating for St. Patrick’s Day
Cute Shamrock plate…….this is something I would normally walk right past in the store. Not that I don’t think it’s adorable………but because I would think about the storage issue. Where would I store ONE plate and then only use it ONE time a year? I suppose I could just add another tote for St. Patrick’s Day. Looks like she has an etsy shop with these darling little charms.Or the whole shebang……..garland. I swear garland is one of those things you could use year round…….just have one for each holiday…..swap it out when the time is right.I’m convinced that now all I have to do is swap out my kitchen linens and add a holiday hand towel to the powder room………but see once again…..I need a bit more to make the whole tote idea work. You can’t just put one plate………or one set of kitchen linens. But if you have a FEW things…….then you have enough to make the holiday tote worthy.See?………..just add this cute little hand towel for Valentines day. This coordinates so well…..looks great.I know that Valentines Day is over……….but I had to show you this cake she made for her husband. Lucky man. My poor husband got a cupcake……..from a bakery.
Decorating for Valentine’s Day
This was also for Valentines Day………..I suppose you could use it for Spring too…..Love this! And she shows a TUTORIAL! She offers several before and afters as well as tutorials throughout her blog. Makes my heart all warm.
These below take me back in the day to my mother’s kitchen. It was the mid 70s in Central Oregon. We had wall to wall patchwork indoor outdoor kitchen carpet, gold and cream gingham wall paper, harvest gold appliances, dark brown cabinets and the cutest mushroom canisters my mother made in ceramics class. I’m sure she had these little trivets……….
Some people who have embraced the kitchy vintage look could pull this off………..but I could never pull it off. They would just look dated in my kitchen.I would have to do something like this below. She’s a genius. She painted and added monograms. Cute.Following her vision of looking for the possibilities in something…….she found these set out by her neighbors on trash day. Like any good crafter, she has no shame and is confident in her abilities……. After realizing the pressure washer added it’s own spots………..she took matters into her own hands and busted out the paint! One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. What I think would be funny is if she sold these at a yardsale and her neighbors bought them.
I am such a sucker for empty frames. I have a wall upstairs with creamy painted frames……this is where I stick my son’s art work. I just stick each masterpiece inside one of the frames. Doesn’t matter if the frame is too big. That way his work is always on display. She however decided to take it one more level.
I love this idea. This would be so cool inside one of those BIG fancy closets.
Where does she get all her ideas?
She’s one of those……….and I’m so glad for people like her. Saves me SO much time.