Thursday, May 26, 2011

~~~Blue and white Collection~~~~~

Yesterday I showed you my coffee table with the blue and white pieces so today I thought I would show you most of my collection of blue and white pieces. I have some pieces stored away and get them out periodically. This first jar I got in Cape May, N.J. on a trip and lugged that thing around all day cause I wanted it so bad:):) I was alot younger then too, LOL! The vase with the sticks in it came from an estate sale of a famous tennis player. She lived behind my in-laws in Fl. and they went to the sale and got me 2 pieces. The other one I will show you too.

 This planter holds an umbrella plant and some orchids, all FAUX:) It sits on a garden seat that I found many years ago for a STEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is one of my favorite pieces. I started collecting blue and white 27 years ago!
 I have some things in my curio cabinet.
 That crocheted piece was done by my hubby's Grandmother! Not sure if I spelled that correctly, it doesn't look right????:):)
 This is the other sofa table.

 This huge jar was a gift from my son. It was in his shop when he had it. It is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 This is the other piece that came from the estate sale in Fl.
 I found this shelf unit that is shaped like a pagoda many years ago too. I fell in love with it! I have several more pieces displayed on it.

 I have 2 blue and white elephants in the dining room on each side of the baker's rack.
 These 2 matching jars sit on the brown elephants on each end of the sofa.

So there you have it. I hope you have enjoyed the little tour around the room! I hope you all have a GREAT holiday weekend! What are you doing to celebrate? XO, Pinky

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

~~~A BIG Apology!!!~~~

Blogger is NOT allowing me to leave a comment on anyone's blog right now so I didn't want you all to think I ahve not read and appreciated them all!!!!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

~~~A few changes in the living room~~~~

I have changed a few things in the living room to brighten it up for Summer!!!! I have a large collection of blue and white jars and containers so changed the coffee table to blue and white for summer. This is a faux water lily, so since this room looks out to the pond and the water lilies I thought it was apprpriate! It is in a small blue and white bowl and that is on an iron stand.

Can you see the water drops? And this is one of my favorite containers! I have a real ivy in it now.
 Such a pretty design on it.
 In the front of the arrangement is a pottery piece that I got many years ago at a GOOD craft show.

 I added this little frog since we have frogs living in our pond!

 This piece was here all winter, now I changed it to............
 This neat rickshaw type piece. I found this at Home Goods several years ago and just filled it with a green plant.

 Haven't changed out these pilloows....yet:) I do have some pillows with SHELLS that will come in later. When it is REALLY summer!!!!

 I p[lced the bamboo box here in frint of the screen for now.
Thanks for stopping by. I love to read your comments so please let me know you were here. Happy Wed. everyone! XO, Pinky PS, I just thought that I should have showed you ALL of my blue and white pieces. Stay tuned, maybe tomorrow!!!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

~~~My "Summer Garden" kitchen~~~

Hi everyone. As you all know if you have been following me, I love to CHANGE things around for the seasons! I mostly do the kitchen and a few touches in the dining room.  So, after Easter, I brought out my garden themed things and went to work. I am pairing down in the look somewhat. I used to have more things displayed but am liking the cleaner, less cluttered look right now. This birdhouse lamp is one of my favorite pieces. It is ceramic and I love the color on it and the pretty vine detail. I used some ivy and a nest to hide the cord.
 This is my utensil holder. It and the matching trivet (next picture) came from Target several years ago.

 Years ago I saw this little piece of fence at Joann Fabric so brought it home and embellished it with some flowers and MINI ivy.
 I love the saying on this plate. It came from Kirklands several years ago too. Next to it is a little "balloon person" garden lady. A potter from my area made these for MANY years and I have several of her pieces.

 My windowsill.
 Found this cute candle holder many years ago. It has a GARDENIA scented candle inside. I LOOOVE the smell of gardenias!!!!!
 One of 3 little garden gnomes I found on clearance last year. His pots and shovel are ready to be put into use for planting!
 The little creamic tile I fell in love with many years ago. I have changed out the ribbon several times now.
 My soap dispenser and a few mini roses from the pot out on the deck.

 One piece of the counter. I would LOVE to replace these outdated tiles with another surface but I doubt that is going to happen any time soon:):)
 This plate came from CTS last year. I love the stand too!
 My hutch with all the birdhouses, a lamp and some topiaries.
 Cute little lamp found MANY years ago up near Lancaster, Pa.

 This platter was a gift from my cousin several years ago. I had admired it in a hospital gift shop and she surprised me and got it for me!!!!!! Thanks, Bonnie. I love it....and you!
 Hand decorated birdhouse.
 I put 2 candle rings together to make this pretty. The candlesticks are shaped like a tulip! You can't see it well though because of the candlering.

 I like to light the candles at dinner time.
 I made this "birdbath". An upside down pot with a saucer on top and a mini mirror inside for the water. Then embellished it with flowers and a bird.
 I painted this napkin holder and added the pot, flowers, birds etc. Here is one side...
 and here is the other side.
 Mybreakfast room server.
 This was black when I found it. I painted it green, added the flowers and little signs hanging from it. And the little gardening hat.

 I made this birdcage too. It was HARD getting my hand inside there to decorate it!!!!

 Isn't he cute!
 I crossed 2 pieces of bamboo for the perch. Can you see?

 Perched this bird on top to watch over the little ones.
 They just may have come from this nest!!!:):)

 On top of my fridge I have 2 of Joe's lanterns (he collects lanterns) and this piece I put together this year.

 Ivy winds around the wires, berries, and other greens and some sticks.

I hope you have enjoyed the tour once again. I am joining Susan for Met Monday at   Join us over there to see some amazing transformations!!! XO, Pinky   PS, I sure hope this weather starts to get better so we can enjoy the holiday weekend coming up!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you all have a GREAT week.
These parties I love to link up to      Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Creative Blogger's Party @ Homemaker On A Dime
Making The World Cuter @ Making The World Cuter
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle 
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm

Time to Shine Tuesday @ A Diamond in the Stuff 
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
Trash 2 Treasure @ Sassy Sites
Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Piece of Work Wednesday @  Primitive & Proper
Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage

Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence

Cottage Flora Thursday @ Fishtail Cottage
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest

Look What I Found Friday @ Vintage Revivals Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal 
Sunday Showcase Party @ By Stephanie Lynn
Sundae Scoop Weekend Wrap Up Party @ I love Nap Time 
Before and After Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick
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