Friday, 19 December 2014

A Crafty Christmas

 I was in full 'Christmas-mode' this year with decorating, crafting and baking. Just sharing some of that here...
My tree and table display
(P.S. I may or may not have a thing for deer and reindeer!)
 Purchased ornaments

The reindeer and hedgehog are
new this year from a store called
Roothouse in Penticton
Tree-topper Rudolph!

Vintage dog from a
garage sale - looks like Lulu
I love this pretty glittery one
Crafty ornaments
Thumbtack ornament

I got many ideas from Pinterest and those crafts will be linked. This is a thumbtack ornament, a bit dangerous, but pretty!

I took some acorns and glued the tops on 
(because they shed them when they drop) 
for a display last year,this year I added glitter and
a ribbon and put them on the tree as ornaments.
Not sure where the idea came from.

Button Christmas tree ornament
 - for kids!

Ornament with fake snow 
Cinnamon sticks from last year
Felt owl - a friend showed me
how to make this




Chocolate dipped shortbread


Fawn figurine - Roothouse

Fawn plate - Roothouse

Reindeer - Target

Owl snow globe

Snowflake lights


Reindeer beer
Homemade snow globe


Gingerbread house built for
my nephews to enjoy

Gingerbread felt ornament and owl
(gifts for friends)

and finally another deer from the
thrift store that I just got (in case you felt you
that there weren't enough deer in this post)

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Vintage Beach Decor

I moved into a basement suite last year. The living room reminded me of a ballet studio because of the light coloured laminate wood floors, unfinished wood wainscoting and large mirror. The mirror was taken down and the wainscoting was painted white (Cloud White). Most of the suite was painted a pale turquoise (Arctic Blue) and the rest was painted light beige (White Sand.) Some of this décor is recycled from my previous post Paris Bathroom Décor. I was going for a beachy feel. (Paint from Benjamin Moore)

Here is a look at my suite...




This shell bowl came from a garage sale, like a few 
of my items.

This old dresser was painted white and I switched out the old knobs to glass ones and the drawer pulls to silver ones.
Top left - teacups and teapot cover - David's Tea
Top right - handmade bowl -Winners
Bottom left - old telephone - garage sale
Bottom right - see below
 Vintage glass electrical insulators - garage sale

 Glass knobs from Rona
 Yankee Candle in Fresh Cut Roses - Winners
Embroidered lilac vintage tablecloth  - garage sale
 Pussy willows in a vase from Winners
Corner shelves
 Old fashioned alarm clock - gift
Bowl of sea glass and coral (Mexico) and sand dollar and starfish - garage sale 
 Large piece of coral - garage sale
 The other corner of my living room
Embroidered picture of deer in woods - garage sale
My mom bought it for me; at first I thought it was hilarious but now I really like it ;)
Water bowl for Lulu - Winners
I inherited a "Beach House" sign my mom painted 
 It was painted for my sister's house that was actually near
a beach!
Patio table on my deck with another embroidered tablecloth from, you guessed it - a garage sale!
Bird lantern - gift
Pink Adirondack chair - gift
Painting - gift
Fake grass - IKEA

Craft room wall


My rose painting

and my apple painting


Pear painting by my mom


Corner of my craft room, my rose sketch

Parisian corner
Island painting by my mom


My bedroom
  Beach painting by my mom



Keep Calm and Carry On print
Just a good motto to live by!
And another painting from my mom - I love the colours