Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bedroom Redo

I have been promising these for some time now but I kept wanting to retake
the images because I did not like how they turned out.
I may never get to that so I will just share.
The above picture is my favorite and it is right on the wall that you enter
when you come into the room. You can use this image if you Want to!

I love this chair because of the detail and because I got it for 15.00 and the fabric at a different time for 2.00!

The Picture is of my beloved grandmother who passed away and my children when
they were little. I love this and it is always close by me. I love
these old carpenter rulers turned crowns.

See the little ballet photo? I got it on E-bay and was thrilled to death
It is so sweet.
I also love this chalkware lamp. I made the shade from vintage tulle.

I just love old tin and I just found this lunch box at a garage sale. So cute
I need to decide what to keep in it.

You Gotta love Dogs!

This Desk/Vanity was purchased at the Veterans Flea Market in Long Beach
For 25.00! I love the wooden top.

My Sister painted this wonderful piece for me and I just love it! The bench underneath
holds magazines that I need to take the time to read!

I am happy with this white shirred spread I got at Ikea for 19.00. It stretches
to fit a queen bed.

I found the headboard on Craigs list for 40.00 dollars and was fully intending
to recover it. Once I put it unter the window I could see that the
color looked really good with the blinds so
I found a sheer curtain with beading on it that I stapled over it to soften
it and I am so pleased with the way it turned out.
Thank you so much for taking the time to come on this tour with me and for
waiting so long for the pictures.
Have a great day!

Monday, December 14, 2009


I am so happy!
I won Dawn's wonderful French Journal!
This may be my best Christmas Gift this year.
Thank you so much Dawn!

Here is a preview of my room I wanted to share this before I post a full

I have made so many changes since I took these that I need to take more
pictures now. I will share in detail soon. I will
also give pricing and sources of my finds.
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Feathered Nest Giveaway

Dawn at the Feathered Nest is having a giveaway!
You (or I ) Could win this darling baby. Or a beautiful french journal!
She is such an inspiration to so many of us.
Please stop by and let her know how much we appreciate her.

My bedroom is done and I will get the pictures up this week.
I am having some issues with my camera.
Stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas at Birds of a Feather

This is the fisrt thing you see when you enter! It really gets you into the holiday mood.

Why do I love tiny things sooooooo Much?
I just do!

These are Melissa Tereks. So adorable.

You can not tell from the picture but these are huge and are
sparkling in the window.
I stood here for a long time soaking it all in.

And here are my fleurs right on the front desk! How kind of her.
They have been doing well we are on the second order!

The Doggy tree.........That is all anyone really needs.

This would be a great collection. Such a big statement.

I love this picture!
Bonnie is so gracious and I think everyone who visits
her and her beautiful shop get a
peaceful yet exciting experience. I hope you enjoyed seeing all of
her Christmas goodies and that you can
visit her!

I will see you Saturday with pictures of my new bedroom!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cambria Crown Class

Well I found the camera cord and here finally are the pictures of our Cambria crown class!
We had a wonderful time meeting all the great artists and no surprise to us every crown was different.
Here is everyone wearing their creation.

This was so much fun! We have a few more kits left and we can have a crown class here
in Newport or if you would like to get a group together we
can come to you!
Let us know.

I will be back soon with the after pictures of my new
Here is a before with Georgie looking like a pile of clothes
lying on the bed.
I am excited about the way the house is shaping up.
My room is the only one with a cottage theme.
The rest is a mix and we are still
collecting things to finish it.
I am on the hunt for the perfect dining room chairs.
Craigs list is my new obsession!

I also have some pictures of Bonnie's Shop Birds of a Feather all dressed up
for Christmas! You won't want to miss it.
I will be back and my camera cord.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Crown Class

This Thursday my sister Kerri and I leave for Cambria California to teach this class.
We will also be making a couple of cute ornaments out of maps and old paper.
I will bring back pictures.

The week after we get back we are moving! Yes we did this just seven months ago but this time we are SO happy. The house we are moving to is really wonderful
and just a hop skip and a jump to the sand!
Since the home is so different I will be changing up the decor.
Stay tuned for some after pictures. Here are a few befores.

We are so thankful for our new home. There is plenty of room for our whole family
to come for Thanksgiving.
Also we will have a "before" House warming party. I will shoot some pictures once the
furniture is in. Then we will have a ways to go to get the place shaped up.
I guess I will have to start shopping again. Yea!

Till next time have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Montage

There is a place here in Southern California that is what I think of as heaven here on earth.
How could anything be more beautiful?
In October Laguna Beach has some of the most beautiful sunsets around.
I spent most of this month house sitting in Laguna for my Dad and Step mom, they asked me
to take care of this little bundle of joy....
She is Georgie's cousin.
She is so adorable and her daily walk is at the
Montage Hotel and resort.
I am soooooo lucky!

The weather was nearly perfect and the views are spectacular.

The coastline veiws are amazing.

These are custom homes built alongside the hotel and if you purchase one you get all the
amenities that the hotel guests do. Even Room service!

They water all their plants with brown water. Very conservasionistic.
Spell check says I just made up a word.

When you walk along these wonderful paths above the sand you can use
clean and beautiful bathrooms. They are located
near this fish mural.
(hey this can be important after lots of coffee!)

Alas Georgie did not get to go. There are too many people there and he misbehaves.
He sat home and tried on some of my felted flower clips but
it did not help he was still grumpy.

If you are ever in So Cal you must stop by and see this gorgeous place.
Take some food and have a picnic. You will never forget it.