Thursday, October 31, 2013

Light your way home... Tis the Season!


Is there anything more welcoming than a warm glow from the windows?
 Today I added my little welcome lights to the downstairs windows.
Warm white lights glowing... so perfect on a cold rainy day.
I dread the cold, but this is one perk of this time of year I guess!
But I do love the idea of keeping a light in the windows for a safe return.
Very romantic and sweet.
Plus, it looks so nice the my farmhouse.
So come on in... 
I have the candle burning in the entry and the fireplace on as well!
Happy Halloween (again)
I know... two posts in one day... WOW!
~Brooke~


~~~Two New Vintage Pictures~~~


Happy Rainy Halloween Dear Readers!

It is grey, wet and cold.
So I have lit my candles and snuggled in for the day I think.
The house is clean incase we get any visitors tonight.
But I doubt it, we are way out in the country.
And they are saying we could get strong storms later.

I am popping in to show you some new goodies I have found recently.
First, this is where the big armoire ended up.
It has computer stuff in it now, along with my crafts aka junk.

My next big project is new curtains for in here.
I hope to work on that next week.

Okay, can't wait to show you these...
Isn't this sweet?
I love vintage prints... especially with two little girls!
I also love the sewing them of this piece. 
My mom loves it too, its one of her favorites now.
I got it at a yard sale from a friend.
I like the oval and how it bubbles out with the framing.
It is pretty good sized 22 by 18 inches.
But this is one I am just thrilled with!
I have had my eye on this piece for over a year at a local vintage shop.
It had been well over $100 for a long time.
I must have looked at it four or five times and thought...
It is a bit too pricey for me.
But these faces.  What a beautiful couple.
I would love to know the history.
They had to be affluent to afford such a photograph in those lovely clothes.
And the frame is beautiful.
It is a huge piece!  31 by 27 inches!!
And VERY heavy.
So as luck would have it I threw out a number and they took it!
I got this beautiful piece for under $40!

I am one happy girl.
I think they need names... what do you think?
Okay folks... don't eat too much candy...
Save some for your kiddos!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

~~Front Entry Before and After~~


Hello dear readers!
No, I have not fallen off the net....
But we have been super busy... good kinds of stuff...
Like kiddo theres 14th birthday....
Building horse fence and getting Reno home...
Long trail rides and enjoying the cooler weather....
Working out and still going strong on the diet.
(at -50 now, btw)
And yes... even a bit of decorating!

This is how I have spent most of the day....
And wow do I feel better!
Why?
Well before it was the huge armoire at the front entry.
Don't get me wrong, it is a great piece to have.
But it is huge, and I was tired of seeing the 
spider webs in the greenery as I go down the stairs!

So... I mighty-mom'ed up and moved that baby today.
And let me tell you... it was a chore!
Inch by inch we went.
But it is in the next room and I have put my front entry back together.
 You see, the armoire has been there since we put the fireplace in three years ago.
It use to hold our TV.  Not it is full of crafting supplies... aka... my mess.
But it is great storage.
But I missed my light and mirror and the pretty as you come in the house.
So now you can see my wallpaper....
And all the pretty trinkets.
Sorry this is so blurry... the plants have a good sunny home here.
And one new thing to share.  This cute birdcage from my Secret Pal at church.
I love it... 
So anyway.... I have been a busy girl...
What have you been up to on this rainy day?
Let me know....

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