Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Open House Party

Welcome to the Open House party!
Thanks so much to everyone that joined the party last week.
The home tours will resume in the Fall but in the meantime I
want to share a few of the links from last week.

Creating Wonderful Spaces  posted a beautiful coastal tablescape.

Angie at Knick Of Time shared some wonderful cow trophies and
sweet story to go with them.


Peeking Thru The Sunflowers found the perfect set of antique
French chairs.

Thanks for visiting and partying with me this week.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Our Son's Home Photographed For Thibaut

Hi everyone!

Some of you may remember this post about our son and daughter-in-law's former home.

They sold this home last year, but not before leasing the home to Thibaut to photograph
their newest wallpaper book Jubilee.   I thought they had photoshopped the wallpaper in
but the stylist actually attached all the paper temporarily.  When removed there was no 
evidence the paper had ever been there. 

The photos are from Thibaut's website and not very clear when enlarged.
You can see the original photos HERE

Living room

Sun room

Photographed in the family room.

Photographed in the master bath. The cabinet is original to the
1920 home.

Side porch

Front porch showcasing Thibaut's line of fabric.  I just noticed they
 trimmed the ivy for the shot.  There are matching fountains and trellises
on each end of the porch.

The entire wallpaper book was photographed at their home.  To see
more photos in the book visit HERE.

Thanks so much for dropping by and have a wonderful weekend.


Partying at:

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Mantle

I am so behind on my posting that I am just getting around to
showing you my Summer mantle!  You may remember when
I did a post about visiting the charming town of Smithfield, Va.?
I found this great architectural piece at one of the many antique
 shops in town.  It was love at first sight!  I knew the piece was
just what I needed for over the mantel.  It was in excellent
 condition,  just really dirty.  I spent hours cleaning all the little
crevices with Q-tips.

Seashells were added to the mantle, including my new blue coral.   One of  my
hand dyed sea fans was also added to the vignette

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Open House party

Welcome to the Open House party.

Before we begin the party I want to thank each of you that prayed
for my dad and for every kind comment you left.  Your friendship
and support mean the world to me and I can not express in words
how much I appreciate each of you.

We found out new medication was causing his breathing problems. 
Dad is doing much better now and we plan on seeing him again in a
few weeks.  At 86 years old any new symptom he experiences is a
 cause for alarm. Thank you again for your prayers.

Now on to the party....

I realize you may not have expected the Open House Party to be held
 this week so please don't feel it is necessary to link back to my blog. 
 I am just happy that you are joining the party.


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Thursday, June 14, 2012

We Need Your Prayers

My father's health has been deteriorating over the last year.  I just got off
the phone with him and he is not doing well.  We immediately made
reservations to fly to Orlando tomorrow.

Dad doesn't have Internet access so I'll probably be out of the loop
for a while. 

Dad was both mother and father to me for most of my life and he means
the world to me.   I remember as a little girl watching him sleep and
making sure he was breathing.  I was so scared of losing him.

That same panic is with me tonight as I ask that you keep him in
your prayers.

Thank you.

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Grandloves And A Winner

Boy,  it sure is quite around here without the grand kids.  I only
wish I had a tiny bit of their energy. 

We curled our hair together....

 made a dinosaur park...

Of course George had to be included...

saw the movie Madagascar III,  went bowling, swimming , shopping,
and celebrated an early 6th birthday. 

After a day of rest I really miss the little Grandloves.

Thanks to everyone that entered the Novica giveaway. The winner is
Hill Crest Acres.  Please email me for the gift code.


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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Open House Party

Welcome to the Open House Party!

This is the last day to enter the GIVEAWAY for a $50.00 gift of your
choice from Novica.

We had family visiting for the last seven days and they just left to
return to Orlando.  I especially enjoyed spending time with two of
 our adorable grandchildren. 

 Now I know why God gives children to young people... I am exhausted!

We have a really busy summer planned, including a trip to Destin  and
one to Orlando.  In July our grandson will be staying with us for two
weeks and we have lots of summer fun planned. In addition, we are still
trying to sale our house and just made a huge reduction in price..uuggh! 
  Hopefully, we will be moving this summer.

There is so much going on right now I have decided to put the Home Tour
 on hiatus until Fall.   This part of the party is so time consuming it just makes
 sense for me to put it on hold for a while. 

  The Linky party will still be held each week and I hope you will continue
 to link to the Open House party.  I will be featuring some of my favorite
links from the previous week.

Thanks for your understanding and I am excited to see what you have to
share this week.

On to the Linky party...


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Monday, June 11, 2012

DIY Hall Of Fame

Welcome to the DIY Hall Of Fame.

If you missed the first post of the series you can still
see it HERE.

Many of you know and love the very gifted lady featured today.
Rosemary is the author of the blog Villabarnes and she is one very
talented and creative lady.  Rosemary takes ordinary decorative items
and turns them into masterpieces with decorative painting techniques.

It is my honor to include her in the DIY Hall Of Fame.

Here is just a taste of her remarkable talent....

Creative bottles.

Nail head trim
Old world paint technique

Another beautiful paint technique
Adding dimension

Rosemary sells her creations at antique shows and by appointment.
To see more of her DIY projects visit Villabarnes or if interested
 in purchasing see her Etsy shop.  

Thanks for visiting and don't forget my GIVEAWAY that ends on
June 14th.

Partying this week at:


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Open House Party & Giveaway

Welcome to the Open House party.

Before we begin our tour of another fabulous home I want to
remind you of my giveaway for a $50 gift code from Novica.
You can enter HERE to win the gift code.

On to the party...

If you are not familiar with the blog Stay at home~ista you
are in for quite a treat.  Jessica writes this lovely blog while decorating
 their new home and taking care of their three young children.
  She has just completed the living room and WOW what a
 beautiful space.

Enjoy the tour......

Look at the view from the master bath.
Jessica, Thank you for opening up your home for the Open House party.
I hope you enjoyed the tour and you can see more of this lovely
 home at Stay at home~ista.
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Sunday, June 3, 2012


Hi all.

I have a fabulous giveaway for my followers today.  One lucky winner
will receive a $50.00 gift code to use toward anything
available on-line at  Novica.  

At Novica they give artisans around the world a platform to express
 their artistic talents and provide access to unique,  hard-to-find
items at great prices.  I own several pieces of jewelry and scarves
created by Novica artisans. The quality is superb and each piece
is more beautiful than I envisioned.

I just ordered this gorgeous necklace thanks to Novica's generous
gift.  I loved this piece because the color of the stones remind me
of the the sea..beautiful! 

As a Thank You to my followers a $50.00 Novica gift code will
be awarded to one lucky winner.

To enter:

Visit one, or more, of the links below and then leave
 a comment here stating which item(s) you would choose.

Note:  You are not obligated to use the gift code
toward that specific item.

The giveaway will end at midnight on June 14, 2012.  A winner
will be selected by

If you are looking for an exciting new career check out becoming a

Best of luck!


I was given gift codes from Novica in exchange for reviewing their products.  The
review is based on my own opinion and was not influenced by this gift.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Remember This Frame?

Hi everyone.
Do you remember this frame I showed you recently?

I added two intaglios to the frame.

I am still making reproduction intaglios from antique molds and selling them
on Ebay and Etsy.

Last week while out antiquing I found three authentic 19th century intaglios.
They are in fabulous condition and you can still see some of the writing on
the back. These will be  listed on Ebay next week,  but if anyone is interested
in them just shoot me an email.     

Our oldest son and his family from Orlando will be visiting next week.  We
plan on spending lots of time at the pool, cooking out and doing activities
to keep the grand kids happy.  You'll find me in the yard helping build a
 fairy garden and dinosaur park, making cupcakes, cookies and watching
 Beauty and the Beast for the fiftieth time.

Being a grandmother is the best!
Have a wonderful weekend.


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