Monday, November 30, 2015

Out Of Room? Look UP

I found a grungy, beat up shelf at the thrift store.  The shelf was in need of some repair but the size was right and it was only five dollars!  I removed the ugly spindles, filled in the holes and dents, sanded it to prepare for the paint.  Once painted white she was no longer a ugly duckling.

 My antique bread boards and some vintage copper were added to take these pictures.  Later, that same day everything came down and the shelf was decorated for Christmas.

Sorry about the dark pictures.  It's been gloomy and raining here for days.

french decorating, french style, ironstone pitchers, ironstone

Please check back on December 10 to see our home decorated for the Christmas Home Tour.

Thanks for dropping by.


Partying at:

My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia

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Monday, November 16, 2015

A Winner And News.

Thanks to everyone that entered the Parrot Uncle giveaway.

french chandeliers, island lighting, dining chandeliers

The winner is Patti Krank at Old Things New.  Congrats Patti!  I'll be sending you an email shortly.

Now, for my news....

I have decided to step down from co-hosting the Share Your Style party.  This was a hard
decision for me because I love all the party host and really enjoy seeing what each of you have to share each week.  Life has just been too crazy lately for me to give 100% to the party.  You can still link to the other host each week and I hope you'll continue to visit me here.


christmas ornaments, diy deer head

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Big Thank You And A Giveaway.

I want to thank each of you for your kind comments and prayers for our family.  I can't begin to express how much Steve and I appreciate it

I have been away from blogging for a few weeks but I am now back with a great GIVEAWAY for you!   Parrot Uncle has a wonderful selection of lighting for your home at great prices.
(Affiliate links included)

chandelier, parrot uncle

over the island light,modern lighting.

 I especially like the Farmhouse And Industrial Style collection.

nautical lighting
One of the above lights will be installed shortly in our hall and another in adjoining laundry room. The lights are attractive, very well made, arrived quickly and carefully packaged.   You can't beat the price of $33.57 each.

 At Parrot Uncle you will find all types of lighting, including chandeliers, pendents, lamps, affordable outdoor lighting and much more.


One winner will receive a $60.00 credit to be used toward anything on Parrot Uncle's site.

For one entry:  Visit Parrot Uncle and come back here and let me know the name of the lighting you would choose.  Make sure and leave your blog name or an email address so the winner can be notifiied .

For additional entry:  Follow Parrot Uncle On Pinterest and tell me you have followed in a comment.

A winner will be randomly selected on November 15 at midnight and the winner will be notified by email. 

Best of luck to everyone!


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Saturday, October 17, 2015

A Tribute For An Amazing Woman

Sara passed away peacefully in her sleep yesterday.

My mother-in-law was an amazing woman with an extremely generous heart.   You could normally find her volunteering and helping raise money for many organizations.  For years Sara served on the executive board for the Mental Health Facility and helped raise so much money for their new building that they named the building in her honor. The patients at the Mental Health Facility liked seeing her show up with homemade food and desserts and she loved volunteering there.  The Elks Club Scholarship Fund and the American Legion were also lucky to have her on their boards and she did volunteer work at both of these organizations as well as many others. 

Sara worked as Business Manager for the Alabama State Library System for 28 years while raising her four children.  She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and mother in law. The first time I met her she welcomed me with open arms and instantly made me part of her family.  Sara became the mother I always wanted, and never had. and I love her dearly.

You would never find anyone with more friends than my mother-in-law had.  Every since she became ill there has been a constant stream of friends calling and visiting.  It's wonderful to know that so many people loved and cared about her.

I am blessed to have had this incredibly caring, loving woman in my life for the last 32 years and she will be missed every single day.

Please keep my husband and his family in your prayers.


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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Losing A Loved One.

I will be away from blogging for a while.

My dear mother-in-law is in Hospice care and they believe she will live only a few more days.  Steve is with her in Alabama now and I will be joining him today.  This is a very difficult time for us,  her family and many friends.  Steve and I appreciate your prayers for Sara and the kind comments left on my Facebook page.


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