Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Giving Thanks

I don't know if it is the warm weather we have been having or what but I can't believe it is time for Thanksgiving already! We go to my in-laws for Thanksgiving but that doesn't stop me from adding some Thanksgiving touches around here.

I was so excited to see that Walmart has super long burlap table runners for $6 (they are in wedding section). The one I bought is so long that it actually has to be folded in half to fit the length of our table.

And what is Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie right, one of my favorite things on earth:)

I have noticed that most of the bloggers I follow have started their Christmas decorating! Neal and I made up a rule (just to be silly) at our house that nothing Christmasy is allowed until the day after Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean I don't have ideas brewing in my head!

I am ever so thankful to have you guys and I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! This year we are especially thankful because we have a new baby in the family that we get to go meet on Thanksgiving!!!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Feeling Blue

I have been doing a lot rearranging (even more than usual) due to the fact that I had to box up most of the things in our dining room while I take down the plaster and lath ceiling. The mess it is creating is making me quite nutty actually and I feel like I need a least one area that is calm and clean. I boxed up most of my blue dishes but I thought it would be a nice change to bring some of them into our family room.

My new little corner cupboard seemed like the perfect  place for some blue and white dishes that I recently acquired.

I bought the little striped bowl on the top shelf at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago.

And the blue striped crock is a recent Etsy purchase from Frae and Co. I just love it and it fits perfectly in the little cupboard. 

And I just have to share with you something that made my week! My sweet friend Laura sent me an absolutely amazing smelling candle that she made me in the spirit of Thanksgiving!

I can't even begin to tell you how good the "Pumpkin" candle she made me smells, and what a perfect combination, candles and ironstone! I asked her if she sold them anywhere because I know you guys are going to want to know...turns out she just opened an Etsy shop DOE AND BUCK where you can buy your very own! How perfect would these be on your Thanksgiving table?!

On the other end of the couch I added some blue stripe grain sacks and blue ticking to pull the room together.

I don't think I have shown this cupboard on my blog since I added the plank backing to it.

When I bought this cupboard I had to remove the disgusting back that was on it and planned on adding something different but was so anxious to hang it that I never got around to it. It was really bugging me that it was just the beadboard wall showing through in all my blog pictures though, it just didn't look right.

I didn't want to spend any money to make a backing for it since the whole cupboard only cost me $5 to begin with. Then it dawned on me that we still had all of the random length pieces of ship lap left over from when we did the ceiling in this room!

And because they fit together tongue and groove style I didn't even have to take the cupboard down to do the project. This was the first wood cutting project (I know I am way behind you other DIYers) that I did entirely by myself and I have to say I am pleased with the result! The cupboard is painted Colorplaces (Walmart) Antique Beige.

As I was moving things around I went through all of my blue and white dishes and I have some blue stripe bowls that I am ready to let go off so be sure to look for them in my Etsy  shop.

And a little update on the dining room renovation....I got one section of the ceiling down and we have the windows in! The beams are absolutely gorgeous and I know exactly how I want this room to look but I have to be patient, or at least that is what I am trying to tell myself:)  Since the weather has been so nice we have been working on the exterior of the house but once the weather changes we will put all of our efforts into finishing this room and the bathroom we have been working on for what seems an eternity.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!