Wednesday, September 3, 2014

If you give Linsey a Home Goods...

If you give Linsey a Home Goods...

She will want to buy a lantern. Once she has the lantern, she will need a candle to illuminate the table...

She will then dig out her autumn leaves to fill the empty table. Once she covers the table with leaves she will want some books and objects to prop them up on. 

By this time her friend Junebug will give up on trying to follow her as she paces to and fro. She will make sure to position herself in the exact spot where Linsey needs to be.

Linsey will get excited and realize that she has a wreath that would match the leaves perfectly...

and a pillow that matches too.

And while she's getting the wreath she will find the faux pumpkins in the attic...

She will toss those in the old blue chest under the table.

She will then decide that it's picture taking time! 

She will snap photos left and right...

And Junebug will try her best to look pitiful and ignored. 

Linsey will reassure her that they will play ball in a minute. And Junebug agrees, as long as Linsey doesn't go to HomeGoods again. Because if she goes to home Goods...

 She might find another lantern.

Happy "First Week of September"!

~Linsey and Junebug

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Antique Windows

I have been pretty open about my antique window addiction. I just can't seem to get enough. It's borderline ridiculous to outsiders, but I know you will totally get it. And if you follow me on my facebook page
you saw the old windows I found completely by chance this week on Craigslist for $60. A little miracle considering the price of these on ebay. Ouch!

 All of you were so sweet to comment on my page and ask me what I was going to do with them. I have a few ideas rattling around in this little brain of mine, but in the mean time you know I couldn't just let them collect dust in my office! They required being enjoyed immediately.  

I decided to just prop up my favorite one on my entry table and make a few changes in here.

I wanted to do a simple floral thing. But I was tired of using the same vases, buckets and containers. I thought it would be neat to fill up my huge white bowl.

It's hard to tell scale in pictures, but this bowl is really really huge. 

Sorry for the blurry photo...

But isn't it so special that someone took the time to sew the cover of this antique school book back on long ago? 

I've also been making a few changes to the master bedroom. Here's a sneak peek before the reveal...

I hope you are having a wonderful day my friends!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Grand Jack's Bookshelf- A Makeover

Grand Jack was my Mom's Dad. I don't have many items that belonged to my grandparents, but for years I have had this simple bookcase that Grandjack  built. It was in my grandmother's garage for as long as I can remember, holding cans of paint and jars of screws and nails. It's a simple piece, but special to me.

 Here is the after photo...

Let's see how many of you can spot the dryer sheet. Junebug drags them everywhere! :)

 Here was the before (and I had already started priming the sides at this point).

It was chippy. And shabby. But not in a good way.

I coated the interior with a very pale greyish color (the result of mixing 3 similar wall color samples into a bucket). I painted the outside with a mixture of two almost empty cans of white chalk paint.

It's hard to photograph this spot because it's in a bit of a narrow pass through area. Here it is from the living room.

This crusty wire frame is so unique. I think it needs an old photo of Grand Jack, don't you? For now all I had was this antique gentleman stranger.

 And I will sign off with these amazing clouds. Aren't they miraculous? I feel close to God when I am under a sky like this. 

 The beauty of this world takes my breath away sometimes. And reminds me that no matter what pretty little projects I do in my home, it will never compare one bit to the beauty up there.

Have a wonderful evening!

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