Friday, February 27, 2009

Do you know Virginia...


Like I know Virginia?


Just wanted to share some pictures of our drive just around the corner up the Blue Ridge
Parkway, for a little hike and some lunch on at Peaks Of Otter.
After a morning of a little dusting of snow we decided to take a trip around our neighborhood a couple weekends ago. I just happened to remember my camera this time.



below was our view at lunch.



This sweetie was just out our car window as we were leaving.


She really just stood there and looked back.




Ok that was a couple weeks ago,
and below was last weekend...
PRETTY BIRDS



And this was today...



And Why I love Virginia.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Dining Room Re-Do...

I've been wanting a dining room re-do for some time now. The dining room hasn't matched the rest of the house since we bought this place. And well, I finally did it, not completely done yet, but it is lookin good and I am very pleased with it so far.

Just before Christmas I found the perfect table and chairs and couldn't pass them up and that is what got the ball finally rolling. And searching Antique and Junk shops I found a few other pieces and pulled it together just in time for the holidays.
The first three pictures below are what it looked like before. Browns,reds, green,blue, dark dark dark. Loved the folk art but wanted a cleaner more restful place, like the rest of the house.



And below is how it is looking so far.
We hope to add some crown molding and a new light fixture.

I found the shelf below at a Antique shop near me. It is a Door molding and we hope to find some crown molding to match it. I had seen the shelf 3 or 4 times and finally thought it was meant for me. So I snagged it.
I looooove the way the ironstone looks on it.
And my tiny old tea pot.

The flip side... The chairs were covered with blue and white toile, which was nice but I wanted linen so I recovered them.
And this is what it looked like for the holidays. I had a flocked tree with silver bells and icicles, white birds etc.And Angels all around.

Some of my inspiration came from some blogs that I just love to visit. So I decided to add some to a new blog list.

All so enchanting and such beauty.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fiona...

Captured: One Fairy

Name: Fiona Littlebit

Height: Teeny-Tiny
Flys About

Tiny FeetBright Eyed

Sweet...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

No reason not to start spreading the LOVE now...
Do you see my heart?

Just ~LOVE ~

~XO~

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sisters...


A ministering angel shall
my sister be.
William Shakespeare

Birthday blessing to ya.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

New Folk art Charms...
Update
Just listed Folk Art Charm on Etsy.
Click link here:
FOLKARTCHARM
FOR DETAILS.



I put together some sweet folk art charms today.




I just love this paper cutting of a folk art tree with birds.



Again with the birds, but I can't help it I love'em.



So much that I went ahead and made 5 in different sizes.



Let me know what you think?



I will list them on Etsy tomorrow when I can take some better pictures in the day light.



close up



Below is a great find I picked up at an Antique shop just around the corner from me.



I saw it, but at first didn't grab it. And when I got home,



I thought about it all day and night.



So Saturday morning I ran back and picked it up. It is an old Clock base made of Iron (I think), a bit rusty, but so beautiful.



I'm thinking I'll make an assemblage out of it.

I've had this book for months.

I'm hoping to get some idea's out of it.