Last week I stopped at a thrift store I hadn't been to for a while. I really scored! I had found out I'm moving into a larger space at work soon and was looking for a few things to brighten up the space. Here's my score- my snowman above is actually a tree topper but fits perfectly in the top of my entertainment center
I found this at a local feed store, 80% off
perfect for my dining room shelf
For my new office space, a small mettalicy bamboo mirror to reflect some light and a dry erase board for my cubicle wall
Remember the plain wire basket a while back?
French Country Vintagey Crafts w/Thrifted Goodies-
I stumbled on to so many great ideas recently! My taste for decor ranges from Scandinavian/Swedish country to French country. There are so many similarities! I think I have some major Spring Fever! While we haven't had the snow the East is getting we've had more than usual. It was also colder earlier here. Anyway, I found the basket above, just wire and lavender that needed some minor repairs. I had to think about what to do with it for a while. I came up with this- I lined it with spare white burlap, stitched it to the upper edge, put some pebbles in the bottom, filled with floral foam and used leftover sunflowers. Whala! It's now on my shelf, looking down right Spring-ish!
To the right of it is the vase I bought recently, topped of with a moss sphere, recycled from another topiary of mine
What to do with these? Paint them with my new sample of Restore Paint, a thick, pudding-like chalky paint. More later on that...
my old bathroom mini soap crate before...
I got the graphics from Thegraphicsfairy, tons there FREE! Not quite done, but French country!
I got this faux planter idea from Confessionsofaplateaddict, same graphic, it's mini orange crate from the grocery store!
I found the bird graphic and it was too cute! These aren't quite done either, will finish and distress tomorrow
Medium sized crate, for something else fun
other side, maybe for yarn?
I added some more sunflowers to my iron bar above my kitchen window
I recently saw this at Hobby Lobby but I'm not sure if I like this enough to make my own
what do you think???
Our wonderful girls are laying those delectable eggs again, 3 per day! We were down to 1 or 2 eggs per day most of the winter. Poor Ellie, my Barred Rock, molted during the worst of the cold weather, poor baby. I had 2 very thin Trader Joe's French tarts, both with cheese, veggie and herbs. I decided to top them with eggs, but since they were frozen I poached the eggs separately, then added them at the end with herbs. OMG, talk about great. WOW!!!!!! I will do that again soon!
V Day Decor-
We took down the last of the winter decor today. I deep cleaned and put some regular decorative things out again, and then some red and Valentine's Day things. I keep it very minimal-
looking more like Spring!
My fun kitchen window
I just added some red floral things to the mini greenhouse conservatory, all thrifted
More red and fun little birds
ARE YOU READY FOR SPRING???