Monday, November 21, 2016

For the past few months I've been collecting old pins, brooches, earrings, etc.  I had planned to make one of those cute jeweled trees on Pinterest.  The ones that are in the shape of a tree and glued into a picture frame.
 Then I had an Ah Ha moment as I was setting up some of my mini trees for Christmas.  My first though was to create tree toppers with my little angel pins.  Once I did that I couldn't resist bejeweling at least one of the trees. :)
 It was super easy and I love how it turned out.  The clip earrings easily attach to the branches.  For the pins and brooch's I closed the clasp and slipped the tip of the branch through it.  For regular earrings I carefully wrapped the tip of the branch around the post and added the back of the earring.
Since these are lightweight mini trees...the key is to evenly place the jewels so it's not heavy on one side.  Lighter weight jewels work best.  I'll show my other trees that only have a toppers on them, soon.  I've got them all on my entry I like having one granddaddy tree and the others around it with their toppers, only.

I hope you've been inspired! :)

Vintage Milk Glass & Tarnished Silver Christmas Decor

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  My dining room is adorned in one of my favorite combinations... vintage milk glass and tarnished silver.  Yes...I prefer my silver tarnished rather than polished.  To me it tells a story of years gone by.

It only takes a piece or two of milk glass to pop against the silver.  I've used a large hobnail vase and a pair of quilted milk glass lamps combined with an ornate silver tea/coffee set and a couple of mismatched silver trays on either side of the buffet.  A small Christmas tree in the center and that pretty much does it.

More Christmas to come! :) 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Rustic Barn Door with Beautiful Hardware

My ever so popular rustic barn door is getting a new look.  Once my current inventory of doorplates run out I will be going to this beautiful and over sized plate and knob.

 When I brought it home to try I was uncertain how it would look, but it was a score!  I didn't need to look any further for a replacement.
I love the much larger acrylic knob.  It really sets it off and is the perfect size for the doorplate.  Be sure to visit my Etsy to start planning your one of a kind barn door.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Furniture Set from Reclaimed Lumber and Steel Pipe...

Furniture set made by my husband and his brothers and being donated to their sister's silent auction and soup supper.  It will be a raffle...$10 per ticket/6 for $50, for the set.  Anyone locally or that will travel for pick up and is interested...please let me know.  Also willing to ship at your expense.  Set includes... adjustable height coffee table and two matching side tables.

I Love the combination of industrial pipe and reclaimed lumber!
It's just gorgeous...the color and aging is amazing.  The markings, words and numbers printed into the wood make it even better,
 Here's a sampling of how you can decorate and tie it in with your decor.  

The height of the coffee table is adjustable.  It would make an awesome bar table in the basement.  It's beyond sturdy and can take whatever you dish out. :)  Coffee table height also makes a great bench!  So many ways to use it.

 Love the rusted metal accents that are in each table.  There's so much character in each piece.  What's not to love about it?! ;) 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Decorative Ladder - Prayers Go Up...Blessings Come Down!

I must admit...I'm thrilled with how this little ladder turned out.   I've wanted a ladder for as long as I can remember, but never took the time to create one.  That is until a customer of mine requested that I create her a ladder with this quote.  I was thrilled to do so!! :)
Love the quote... it's absolutely perfect for a ladder!  Thank you, Estella!

Ladder measures 3' x 13.5" and can be hung or propped against the wall.  Ready to display as is or adorn for each season.

Another idea that I have, but haven't tried yet... is to hang ladder and place a 5x7 framed photo between each rung.  As a wife and mom... my family is at the top of my prayer list so it seems fitting to incorporate their photos into it. 

Ladder will be available for order in my Etsy, soon!  Will be happy to create in the colors of your decor.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Fire Pit, Grill & Hot Dog Roaster ~ Made From Salvaged Treasures & For A Good Cause...

Today I'm sharing something near and dear to my heart.  If you follow me on FB you may remember my SIL Chaney...she has contributed to my page from time to time and is my partner in crime when it comes to junking. :)  I'm sad to have to report that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently undergoing treatment.  She turned 34 today and is in the midst of raising her young family.  Fortunately...she is grounded in her faith and has an Amazing team of support.  

The community is hosting a silent auction and soup supper to help with all the upcoming expenses.  This super awesome fire pit/grill/hot dog roaster was designed and manufactured by my sweet son, Brent.  He wanted to make something to donate and help his Aunt Chaney.
 He created it with salvaged goods...Yep, he is my son! ;)  He used some old tire rims and horseshoes.  The little rod across the top is where you thread your hot dogs for roasting or there's a nice little grate for burgers and steaks.  Makes a great little fire pit for a chilly night, too.

 I am super proud of his heart and his ability to think outside the box and create.
Please keep Chaney in your thoughts and prayers.  She's a Proverbs Strong woman and has handled this journey remarkably well.  Such a testament to God's grace and the power of prayer.