Friday, December 31, 2010

My (Late) Holiday Decor Post ~ Last Post for 2010!

Happy New Year! Have a fun party to go to? Or perhaps you are having a quite evening in? Or maybe you are reading this post with a bit of a holiday hangover...yes? ha!

This is my last post for 2010, so I thought I would share my holiday decorating.

Here is where I left you....


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Merry Christmas darlings!

So sorry I've not posted but it's been more hetic than the norm!

It's early Christmas morning (1 a.m.) and I wanted to say Merry Christmas to you!



Have you been naughty or nice? ;)

I'm be posting after the New Year.

Hope you and your loved ones are safe, warm and having a lovely holiday!

See you next year!

Cheers!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dazzling Holiday Banners and Glitter glitter Every Where.....

Hellooooo darlings! So sweet of you to drop by!

Holy Mackanolie! Is time flying by for you too? I desperately need it to slowwwww down a bit!

I'm no where near getting any holiday decorating done. Been much to busy with other things...such as....

  

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS AND A LITTLE BIT OF THAT

Lovely of you to stop by! I hope you and your loved ones had a lovely Thanksgiving and hope you didn't get trampled during Black Friday!

I know it's been a few days since my last post. So sorry! So much going on, my darling daughter and SIL moved to a townhouse across the bay; so this place was turned upside down and of course all during the week of Thanksgiving (crikey!). Between making a few trips over and back and preparing the turkey feast, it's been a bit frantic.

Yeppers, I managed to cook a 20+ pound turkey and all the fixins in my teeny tiny kitchen ha!


It's a juggling act; organization is an absolute must or it's disaster! ha!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY! PRETTY IN PINKS HOLIDAY WREATHS TO SHARE!

Greetings and Happy Pink Saturday Pinkettes!! Thank you so much to our fabulous Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. If you haven't already, do stop by Beverly's blog and say hello. Get comfy, grab a cuppa and enjoy all the fabulous pinks the other wonderful and clever participants have posted.

I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I so adore Christmas and all the holiday trimmings!

In celebration of Pink Saturday, I wanted to share some of my past and current holiday wreaths....starting with this little cutie patootie!


Friday, November 12, 2010

WHADDA YA THINK?! MY PEACOCK WANTS TO KNOW!

Greetings! So lovely of you to stop by!

I need your help with a scientific test! Nah, just kidding, but how about a bit of fun though! I do hope you will participate *batting eyelashes* ;)

I picked up this sad, very blasé peacock a while back.


I saw the potential but couldn't decide which way I wanted to go to achieve my vision.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

HOW TO ~ BOOK PAGE SHIMMERING WREATH USING PUNCH OUT FLORETTES

Hello you! I hope this post finds you and your loved ones safe and warm!

As I promised, here is the step-by-step tutorial for creating a shimmering book page wreath using punch out florettes!

These wreaths are dazzling! There is so much to love about this type of wreath (plus you are recycling ha!)! I could go on for ages about how stunning these are, but maybe you should just make one...yes?!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

FABULOUS FINDS! BALLARD DESIGN CLOCK, LAMP WITH BURLAP FRENCH SCRIPT LAMPSHADE WOOHOO!

Greetings! So lovely of you to come by! I hope all is well in your world! I wanted to share some fabulous finds I was lucky enough to come across.

My sister loved this Ballard Designs Alexander Martinot 30" clock $(249.00).



It's currently on sale for $229.00 at Ballard Design here.

Guess what I found on craigslist for $20.00!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

LOADS OF PROJECTS! SILVER LEAF PUMPKIN, HALLOWEEN WREATH, GLITTERED BOOK PAGE WREATH AND HOLIDAY KISSING BALL OH MY!


Happy Halloween!! So great so see you! Love your costume! ha! just kidding!!!

Just wanted to put up a quick post to show you Tween Hearts fabulous Halloween projects and share with you a couple of holiday projects I finished last night and this morning. So lots of photos and little jabbering ha!

I took Tween Heart to Michaels and this is what she picked out (no coaxing from me...really!)


Saturday, October 30, 2010

BOOGEYMAN IS IN THE KITCHEN ~ OR ~ A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE

With all the fabulous Halloween decorations and wot-nots running rampid across the blogosphere, I feel the need to....contribute.

My Halloween offering is a true story about a "Boogeyman" followed by a couple of fabulous halloween creations by my darling grand-niece Tween Heart.

Note To all you fly by viewers : please feel free to speed right on to the photos and thanks ever so much for stopping by! *waving*

For those of you easily amused and enjoyed Rocky and Bullwinkle back in the day, please do read on.

BOOGEYMAN IS IN THE KITCHEN
...OR...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

MY SPIN ON A BOOK WREATH

Ellooooooo! So sweet of you to stop by! I hope all is happy and well in your world!

I'm sure you've seen the book wreaths that have been making the rounds here in our blogosphere. Well, I've finally gotten around to making one myself; but, with my own little spin on it ha!

BUT FIRST! let me preface that my photos are horrid! My terrible indoor light and my poor little camera was a bad bad combination. So why post? I dunno...ha!

Ok, here's the best photo I could get so far.



Friday, October 15, 2010

PINK SATURDAY ~ PRETTY IN PINK TASSLE AND PRETTY ROSES!

Greetings and Happy Pink Saturday Pinkettes!! Thank you so much to our fabulous Beverly ofHow Sweet the Sound. If you haven't already, do stop by Beverly's blog and say hello. Get comfy, grab a cuppa and enjoy all the fabulous pinks the other wonderful and clever participants have posted.

My beautiful and fablulous daughter birthday was this past Thursday so I wanted to share her beautiful roses and a little gift I made for her, hope you don't mind!

I made (and sold) this pretty tassle a while back.....



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ANOTHER SILVER LEAF PROJECT ~ GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS!

Hi you! I hope all is well with your world! So sweet of you to see what I've been up to.

I'm still on my silver/silver leaf craze! Want to see my most recent transformation? Well, get cozy and read on then! ;)

When I was at Home Goods, I spied this piece....

Friday, September 24, 2010

WOOD FRAME MAKEOVERS ~ SILVER LEAF, RUB N BUFF, SILVER SPRAY PAINT

Hello! So lovely of you stop by! So glad you decided to visit with me! Are you ready for fall?! Moi, not really. We've been enjoying a lovely Indian Summer here in the SF Peninsula. I've been fluttering about seeing all the wonderful project you've been working on! Fabulous!

What have I been up to? Well, I've been working on a number of smaller projects over the past month, from sparkly hearts and wreaths to redoing my wood frames. It's the frames we are going to talk about today.

A few months back I posted that I wanted to redo my living room. I am so over the gaudy gold. I know, I know, some of you out there love it; and I've loved it too....but I am so over it and so into the beauty of silver.

Click here to view the original post of the redo plans (it will open in new window so you won't lose this page).

Friday, August 13, 2010

PINK SATURDAY! MY HEART OF HEARTS!

Greeting Pinkettes and Happy Pink Saturday!! Huggies to the fabulous Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for hosting this fabulous event!

My great niece, who is in her tweens, was visiting last weekend. When I showed her my recent projects....

the finished



Saturday, July 31, 2010

ANTIQUE FAIR @ CANDLESTICK PARK PART TWO

Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed part 1 and you are ready for antique hunting at Candlestick Park of San Francisco, part deux!

Before we begin, grab a cuppa and put your feet up cuz we've got lots to look at!



Sunday, July 25, 2010

LET'S GO SHOPPING AT THE FIRST ANTIQUE FAIR AT CANDLESTICK PARK PART I OF II

Greeting Bloggerettes! So happy to see you! Are you ready to go (antique) hunting with me?! Grab your cuppa, put your feet up and let's have some fun!

I did split this into two parts. There was so much to see. So let's begin part I.

Of course, what a better backdrop could there be than this for any fair...



Sunday, July 18, 2010

A BIRD HOUSE SOME PAINT AND A TRANSFORMATION!

What is it about bird houses that are just so bloody charming?! I cannot resist one ever! I have so many! Several are a pending project; some to paint, some to mosaic. I got out my paint and paint brushes and made a bit of progress. Wanna seeeeeee? ha!

I couldn't resist using my beautiful hydrangea as a backdrop!



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ALAMEDA POINT ANTIQUES FAIR ~ MY FABULOUS FINDS

I am still so bummed that my battery died when I was at Alameda! So many fabulous things I couldn't take photos of! I did manage to find some reasonably priced finds that (naturally) made their way home with me!

Let's start with a bit of silver shall we?!



Monday, July 5, 2010

ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES ~ ALAMEDA ANTIQUE AND COLLECTABLE FAIR

Once again I must preface with...you gotta KNOW me by now! I'm gonna muck it up some how! So here is the how.

My darling son-in-law bought me a memory thingy for my camera that allows me take 300 photos instead of just 25-35. Yippee! I'm all set...yes?! Ummm nope, I forgot to check the battery and the rest of my afternoon went something like this:

GASP at something so amazingly fabulous....quickly reach into my purse for the camera, then (insert expletive of your choice). *sigh* :(

I did manage the first 4 rows of the left side of the faire only! So here we go...

Never found out how much this chandy is, but I so heart it!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

MOST CHARMING NEIGHBORHOOD ~ TOUR OF HOMES PART TWO

I'm thrilled that you stopped by to finish up the tour. So sorry our tour was delayed. I hope to make it up to you by showing you some charming and scrumptious homes in Aragon neighborhood.

We have company....they seem to be saying.."Wooo u looking at?!" lol!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

HOMES IN ONE OF SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA'S MOST CHARMING NEIGHBORHOOD

C'mon, let us take a little walk today, shall we? I've picked out a most charming neighborhood with tree lined sidewalks and wide boulevards.


A bit of history as we stroll along....

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

PINK SATURDAY & GIVEAWAY WINNER REVEALED

Happy Pink Saturday Pinkettes! Hope everyone is doing well and recovering from all the Easter festivities!

Now fess up...who had a Cadbury Egg overload? ha!


Please don't get defensive...I have a confession. For me, something about those make me a bit, queasy. I just can't connect with it's sweet chocolately goodness when the inside looks like this....


Just seeing that photo makes me feel....


...me and those of you who had one cad too many! LOL!

I know, me bad! Oodles and oodles of peeps love them, including my beautiful daughter and my handsome son, aka Monkey Head Fred.

I'm sure you KNOW I'm just stalling and I KNOW some of you anxious peeps have scrolled ahead to see who won. ha!

I truly wish I could surprise each of you like Oprah..."everyone look under your keyboard...!" But I can't.

I do want to give a big huge thank you to all who entered, and major big smoochies to you darlings who tweeted and posted and helped spread the word about my giveaway!

You are all so special to me!


I completed the tallying, adding the tweets, postings and side bar announcements of the giveaway and the final number came to 205. I put it into the RandomOrg.com thingy...


....random number 65.....and ....here is that portion of the list....


Monday, April 5, 2010

BARGIN HUNTING & $50.00 TARGET STORE GIVEAWAY

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter! The weather was horrid here, windy and raining buckets. We've had loads more rain the past 2 weeks, it's definitely messing up my furniture painting schedule.

So no furniture to show you yet. But a bit of progress on the living room project.

On one raining day I stopped into Joanne's fabric and found this in their remnants aisle....


Friday, April 2, 2010

PINK SATURDAY ~ MY THANK YOU GIVEAWAY & A GIVEAWAY I WON (MY FIRST)

Happy Pink Saturday! Lots to go over, so let's get started!

First, I (finally) won my first giveaway! *happy dance* I won this beautiful original art created by the very talented and creative Denise & CC @ Couture de Papier! I saved it for today because it is so perfect for this occasion!....


It is beautifuly handpainted shabby roses in acrylics pink on vintage hmnal music sheet and adored with vintage wallpaper and paper lace on 12x12" gallery wrap canvas!


Thank you so much Denise & CC, it is so special.

Next, I'd like to wish everyone a very safe and Happy Easter! I made this collage, featuring my Guardian Angel cameo, just for the occasion!


Before we go on, I'd like to get a little sentimential. When I started bloggin back in late May 09' I had no idea what I was getting into! The kind, sweet, charming, clever, talented, creative people I have met over the months completely blew me away! You are all so amazing! *Clapping*

So here I am with just over 300 followers! OMGosh!! I am so completely thrilled that you not only came over to visit for the first time, but you wanted to come back for more! I deeply cherish each and everyone of you very special friend. *hugs*

Now, we had the poll, most of you have seen the results...Target Stores won with 54% of the votes! A special *hug* to those of you who participated in the poll!


The winner of my Thank You Giveaway will receive a $50.00 Target Store Gift Card.

How to enter:

All you need to do is leave a comment here.

For a 2nd chance, become a new follower or if you already are a follower, mention it in your comment.

Additional chances: This is not mandatory, but for those of you who tweet or post about my Thank You giveaway linking back to this post will also count. Don't forget to let me know by leaving a comment in this post!

UPDATE: THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO ENTERED!!

I'll announce the winner next Pink Saturday, April 10th!

Thank you again to all the lovely friend who have joined in on my madness! I love you all!

A big shout out to our fabulous Beverly of HowSweet the Sound for Pink Saturday! Thanks so much for all your hard work, Beverly!


Wishing you and those you hold dear a very safe and Happy Easter!

Cheers!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

IS YOUR PAGE HEADER TIRED?.......

I just had to share this with you!

As most of you know, Monkey Head Fred was home for spring break to work on my agenda (painting furniture). Well, it turns out we did work on an agenda, just not mine! ha!

Due to the unfortunate turn of events a few months back, (you can view post here), I've been trying to find a way to put my creative juices to work. This is what was proposed to me; and of course me, being forever the adventurer, I decided to give it a go.

I am so pleased and so excited to announce the launch of our new online service.

Taking a bit of liberty with a double entendre, we have settled with...


My Custom Page Headers

The "My" being the double entendre ha!

Monday, March 29, 2010

THE LIGHTER SIDE OF EASTER.....

My son is back on campus and left me with a long Mama-do list.

Instead of starting on his list, I decided I needed material for my Pink Saturday post...and lookie what I won't be posting this coming Saturday!

I'll start you off a bit easy *snickering*


"They'll never find me in here!"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

WHICH STORE WOULD YOU RATHER RECEIVE A GIFT CARD FOR? TAKE THE SURVEY!

I have met so many wonderful, talented, creative, kind, generous, witty, thoughtful people since I began blogging last May!

I'm so excited! I have reached 300+ fabulous followers! I never dreamed that my creations, tutorials, makeovers, bunglings and ramblings would be of interest to anyone! Let alone having anyone come back for more!

I feel like Sally Fields! You like me!! You really like me! *happy dance*

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I'd like to show my appreciation by giving some love back via a giveaway!

But before I do, I could use just a wee bit more help.

I have been unable to decide which store to get a gift card from. While I was over at the fabulous Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch, I saw her poll and the light bulb *lit*

So here we go! Let me know which store you'd love to win a $50.00 gift card from. The choices are:

Pottery Barn
Home Depot
Target

The poll is located at the top of my left side margin, under the clock. The poll will close on Wednesday, March 31st at Midnight Pacific Time!

I'll post the giveaway details on my April 3rd Pink Saturday Post! Nothing elaborate, I promise.

I can't wait to see which store gets the most votes. I know I'd have a hard time choosing one....that's why I'm running the poll! ha!

Now I know, I could just let the winner decide, but where would the fun be in that?

Try to refrain from voting more than once! ha! :)

Oh! And don't forget to let me know you came by! You don't need to say which you voted for ;)

Cheers!

Monday, March 22, 2010

THE SAGA OF PAINTIN PLACE PART 1

He's home! He's home! My son is home for spring break!

He promised to help me with some projects! I have so many things I want to do (as you well know ha!). I can't wait to get started!

Sooooo, let's play where's Monkey Head Fred (my nickname for him, he's on the fence about it....wonder if it's cause his name isn't Fred ha!

Let's see if he's awake yet. Shhhhh you have to be berry berry quiet...


Friday, March 19, 2010

A SHABBY PINK SATURDAY MORNING IN BED & THRIFTY FINDS

Good morning, Pinkettes & savvy bargin hunters! Today I thought it would be fun to share how I spend most (Pink) Saturday mornings with you.

I hop out of bed, (yep, I hop, I'm a morning person) ha!



I FINISHED THE MIRROR PROJECT ~ WANNA SEA?

Ok, a confession first....forgot the bloomin before photo....again! What is wrong with me? (that was rhetorical) ha!

You see, I get so busy gathering all my supplies before I begin my project, I forget to take the before photo. You've done it once or maybe twice...yes? (Lie to me ok! ha!)

So, I'm starting with the back and you need to try to imagine it has definition, okie dokie?!

Before (sorta kinda)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

MYSTERY BLUE SPRAY PAINT REVEALED ~ SUNGLASSES NOT INCLUDED

I have been on a quest to find a good outdoor spray paint in a pretty cottage style color.

I came across one that I haven't tried before. It called to me...Tina, try me...I'm new, I'm sooooo smooth, I have twice more the paint than those other cans.

So I bought it. However, before I use it to paint this....


.....and this....

Friday, March 12, 2010

A MAKEOVER AND A GIVEAWAY


This next makeover almost didn't happen. When I first saw this, I walked right by it. I immediately dismissed it as it wasn't close to what I wanted. A few steps later the light bulb *lit*

I've seen so many tiered trays, some made with vintage china plates, some in silver, some are wired baskets, I'm sure you've seen some of them. I've never seen one that I've fallen in love with that was in my almost non-existent budget.

So this is what I almost passed up last December....

Monday, March 8, 2010

I CANNOT BELIEVE I'M GOING TO DO THIS!

I've lived with this long enough! I can't take it anymore! Something has got to give! I've got to transform this space!!!

WARNING ~ Before you go any further, there will be no instantaneous after photos. I'm sorry to disappoint, but, I'm not one of those type A Superbloggers who say..."oh, btw, I decided to change my space" then *poof* a day later the entire space is 3 feet bigger in each direction with freshly painted walls, stripped and repainted tables, including newly reupholsterd furnishing; all of which they had found the day before at GW for a buck. I admire their talent and their energy. So inspiring. They make ya wanna smack em upside the head with their saftey goggles! ha!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

PINK SATURDAY ~ URNS AND ROSES AND LINKS...OH MY!

Happy Pink Saturday everyone! Thank you so much to our wonderful Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for hosting!

I hope everyone is having a lovely pink Saturday!

I have been running about trying to accomplish several things at once. Not too successfully ha! Seems as fast as I go, time is faster. I'm definitely having a white rabbit Saturday! I'm late, I'm late, for my very important pink date....


I'm sure you fellow pinks recall this from last Saturday....


THE HOW TO AQUA TREATMENT tutorial is available here at my How To page.

Here is it filled with loads and loads of pink (faux) roses...


You know my motto, go faux, go big!

I had a few pink roses left over and added a few pink hydrangeas, pulled out another one of my favorite urns and...voila!



You recall my Michaels steal of a deal vase that I filled with pink cherry blossoms, it normally hangs in front of the large window in my dining room.

Since all the light is behind it, it doesn't show well in photos, see...


Side note: My blanc de blanc staffordshire like cats flanking the arrangement were given a lite sanding, one coat of Kilz primer/sealer (spray can), two coats of American Standard Blossom White (spray can) and a high gloss finish (spray can).

I put the cherry blossoms over here for a better photo....


See my little living room, I'm dying to paint that knotty pine armoire french blue and get a slip cover for the sofa....but that's another post!

Now, I came across another blogger who has an absolutely darling blog. She is Sandy Foster of My Shabby Streamside Studio.


Photo Courtesy of My Shabby Streamside Studio

Isn't her studio fabulous?! Wait until you see her blog! You definitely should pay a visit and have a look around. Her blog is so very pinkalicious! Be sure to say hello for me if you will. ;)

Ok you pink darlings, I'm dashing off....


.....to visit fabulous pink participants and their beautiful pinks for Beverly's Pink Saturday!

Thanks so much for spending some time with me! I hope you enjoyed your visit!

Cheers!
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