Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Twenty Five Dollar Cupboard ~ One of Two

Hello!! I hope you are all having an excellent new year so far! One of the things I want to try to do this year is blog more! It's so frustrating because I have hundreds of pictures on my camera that no one ever gets to see because I just can't ever seem to find the time to sit down and put them on my blog! Between the kids, my Etsy work, and renovating, finding the time to sit (well standing to be honest) at a computer is just almost impossible for me. On top of it my brand new computer is so frustrating and won't show any camera card images so things that should take 10 minutes end up taking hours. However, I am really going to try to find the time....somehow!

That being said I have been wanting to show you this cupboard for over a year now and finally am getting to it. I bought this beauty at the Springfield, Ohio Antique Extravaganza (where I am a vendor) for $25!!! Can you believe that?

I went there with it in my head that I wanted to find some big cupboards to bring back home, much to Neal's dismay. He always says why are we going there to sell stuff if we are just going to bring other stuff home...lol.

Anyways...I can't even begin to tell you how many amazing cupboards, well furniture in general, are at this show and every time I would head to the restrooms (that is usually the only chance I get to leave the booth) I would look for one. And then one day I spotted this beauty below (more about it in another post, can't wait to tell you about it)...

and then the one below right next to it! I thought for sure they were out of my budget but I've learned to always ask and the seller said they were $35 each. What...I couldn't believe my ears?! I kept my excitement to myself and calmly asked him if he would take $50 for both and he is said yes!!! Then I really couldn't believe it!!! I could hardly contain my excitement as I hurried back to our booth!! 

I mean it clearly was in need of some TLC and some paint but I could see that it still had its original handles and screen on the sides. It's actually an 1800's pie safe and I just love all of the detailing on the drawers and doors. Its upper doors were missing but that was fine with me because I wanted it for linens anyways. 

I painted it Glidden's Crisp Linen White and then we put it in the living room. It's become the perfect place to display my favorite vintage linens. An antique wooden crate, a thrift store find, fits perfectly on top and holds extra pillows. 

A $3 flea market basket holds some of my white quilts that I just can't seem to ever have enough of. 

So if I haven't convinced you that you need to go the Springfield, Ohio Antique Extravaganzas then I don't know what will!! The Spring show is May 19, 20, 21!! I for one can't wait, I love both selling and shopping there...you just never know what you may find!!

I am in the middle of a couple of projects/changes around the house, painting numerous things at once like usual, some of them are things for the dining room.  I plan to show you the whole room as soon as I wrap up those projects!! The picture below is a hint of another thing I just finished painting! Stay tuned!!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas, we sure did...I can't believe that it has come and gone already!! I just wanted to share a few pictures with you that I took on Christmas Eve.

I bought this cute little trunk at the flea market last summer for $15 and gave it a couple coats of white paint and some handles. It is perfect for this little space right next to our front door.

I like to keep my gift wrapping simple and old fashioned with things like cotton draw string bags, twine, cloth tags and some fresh greens.  I recently found some antique jars that I have been looking for for what seems like forever at a local antique store. I also found the antique spools there and added some ribbons to them.

Thanks for being such wonderful followers and I wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Can't wait to share what we will be working on in the new year!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Our Farmhouse This Christmas ~ 2016

Here is our farmhouse all decorated for Christmas...come on in!!!

I have greens tucked just about everywhere I can get them.

This time of year I basically always have a batch of cookies in the oven...the kids love helping me and I love teaching them how to bake.

Our dining room is finally finished and I was soooo excited to be able to decorate it!  I just love being able to look out all of our new windows in here and see the snow falling and the deer walking through our orchard eating the apples. Living in the snow belt has its disadvantages but when it comes to this time of year it is wonderful for getting you in that Christmas spirit!

I will do a true tour of this room after Christmas but I am so happy with the way the floors came out and I just love the new front door that Neal built us.

I covered the table with a long white table cloth and then covered that with an antique French sheet.

I used Ikea $1 clearance plates, Target "placemats" and antique silverware for a simple place setting.

I made the kids a goodie bag advent calendar and there are only three bags left to open...you know what that means...Christmas Day is almost here!!!  The kids are super excited and Neal and I are excited to have a couple of days that are work free and relaxing with our family.

I hope all of you have an absolutely wonderful holiday season with those you love! I am sooooo thankful to have you guys and love being able to share our home with you, your sweet comments that you leave year round mean the world to me!