Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fluffing, Primping&Re-Arranging

I finally got all the Easter/Spring decorations put away this weekend and changed some things up! I don't really have anything specific for summer, so I just kind of pull stuff from around the house to make little vignettes.

 My mantle is still a little "springy", but it will morph a bit as the 4th of July comes

We've been collecting hardcover books from The Salvation Army lately. The small brown one above is a book of poems by Longfellow circa 1883. I was pretty excited when I stumbled on that in the big bin of books!

In the corner next to the mantle I have this little farm table. Under it is an old crate with a couple pillows I made and a "frenchy" towel.

My plants are in an old bushel basket and a new bucket. I whitewashed the outside of the bucket to give it a little age. I would like to say putting these labels from the Graphics Fairy was totally my idea, but it was the brain child of Janet from the Decorating Diaries If you would like to how we did it please jump over to the Decorating Diaries, she has a quick and easy tutorial.

Lastly, the dining room table is still a work in progress. I have my apothecary jars filled with misc. neutral items. One has some of my grandmas buttons, another some shredded book pages and the largest one has some DIY typography spheres.

Basically those are just ping pong balls with either sticker or rub-on letters, numbers and punctuation. I would recommend using rub-ons if you make some of those, the stickers are not staying on very well!
I've been working on a gallery wall, that will hopefully (fingers crossed) be complete by this time next week! See you then!

Linking to:

 Not Just a Housewife http://www.notjustahousewife.net/
The Well Crafted Home:  http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com/
 Somewhat Simple:  http://www.somewhatsimple.com/
 The 36th Avenue: http://www.the36thavenue.com/
 Crafty Scrappy Happy: http://www.craftyscrappyhappy.net/
 Saved By Love/Thrifty Thursdays: http://savedbylovecreations.com/
House of Hepworths; http://www.houseofhepworths.com/
 Fingerprints on the Fridge: http://www.fingerprintsonthefridge.com/
Tattertots & Jello:  http://tatertotsandjello.com/
DIY Showoff: http://diyshowoff.com/
Be Different Act Normal: http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com/ 


  1. It looks great... thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches

  2. Your little farmhouse table is so cute on its wheels. I love just about anything on wheels! I found you at Doodles & Stitches.


  3. I am loving this. Bythewayjenngray.blogspot.com

  4. Everything is so nice! You have so many pretty things all in one spot! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

    Take care,


  5. All your fluffing and updating looks cool and inviting; you're all ready for summer!

  6. So pretty and ready for summer, your new follower- Tanya

  7. Congratulations! Your post was featured on Doodles & Stitches Fabulous Friday Link Party at http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/2012/05/fabulous-friday-link-party_25.html. There's a new party starting today and I'd love for you to link up something new :) Thanks for participating!