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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Accessories for the Bathroom

I just received a gift from Moen that is so useful and versatile.  Towel Bar Hooks.   Wonderful to hold a travel bag for the guest bathroom, so all of their toiletries can hang on the towel bar and not be laying on the counter.  So many other uses too.  They sent me these to do a product review, and I love them.  Very heavy and substantial and they have a rubber disc that holds them securely on the towel bar.

It's always fun to upgrade the small details of our bathrooms.  I have been looking at their large selection of Mirrorscapes.  I really like the big mirror in our small bathroom, but having a lovely frame around it would be another upgrade.  Right now they have all of the frames on sale at 1/3 off.   They have a huge variety of shapes and finishes to choose from.  If you are thinking of framing your mirror, you might take a look at all of their choices.  The prices are quite reasonable.

Moen is not a sponsor of this blog, and I do not receive any compensation for this review other than the hooks they sent.   I just thought I would pass along the information. 

So, how are you upgrading the small details in your batthroom?

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits.

Friday, September 24, 2010

My Dining Table Has A Secret

Today I am joining Laurie @ Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday's.  Be sure to visit her to see all of the other participants.  Some fun and fabulous eye candy.

You've all seen my table with dozens of tablescapes, but did you know it has a secret?

Right now it has this vignette as it's centerpiece, but it can be used in a totally different way.

It folds in half to become a Library Table or large Buffet Table.

See the hinges, it just folds in half and then slides back to the center of the trestle base.  How cool is that!!!

Isn't it a great Library Table or Buffet.  The size is perfect.

I used it as a Library table in a previous house.  Right now it is perfect for our Living/Dining combo.
I am also linking to Courtney @ French Country Cottage for her Feathered Nest Friday.    Be sure to visit her and find tons of inspiration for just about every space in your home.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Tiny Bit of Fall Color for the Porch

I have been so busy I havn't had time for too much.  However, I did find some pretty Mums and so I thought it was time to do a little bit of something to spruce up the front porch.  It is still in the 100's here, so no pretty flowers, however a few faux ones will have so do in the meantime.  At least from the street it looks a little more like fall.

I am linking to Inspiration Friday @ Southern In My Heart.   Be sure to go visit her and see all the wonderful things that everyone has created to inspire you.   

"I Just Called To Say I Love You"

Remember that song? Probably not, most of you are too young. I am totally overwhelmed by all the very loving and kind remarks about my makeover. You are all so kind and thoughtful. I am still trying to get use to the new me, and I so appreciate all of your gracious comments. Bloggers have to be the most uplifting people in the whole world. Everyone is always so ready to encourage and applaud anything that a fellow blogger does no matter how great or small. I am so grateful to have found such a loving community of women that encourage and uplift every age and stage of life, and are always there to root everyone on. Thank you all for being so kind and always rooting me on no matter what I do. You make my day every day.

Thanks, I so appreciate you all.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Complete Makeover - Me

They say we should freshen our rooms up every 3 to 5 years and then a major makeover is usually due every 10 yrs. Well, I took a look at the pic you guys are use to seeing and realized it was taken when I was 60. I really didn't think it was that old. I also realized that I had been wearing my hair basically the same way for all those years and more too. Since I just turned 71, that is more than 10 yrs. and I was definitely due for a makeover. So today was the day.

This is what you are use to seeing. (Sorry for the bad quality, it was a pic of a pic.)

Now the new me. New hairstyle, new makeup, the works!!!

Short and sassy.

See, it is REALLY short. I think it needs a little bit heavier frosting, but otherwise I like it for a change.

A lot more wrinkles since the first pic, but hey, I earned every one of them, and I'm learning to wear them well. lol The make up specialist switched me out to just a tinted moisturizer. It gives the skin a little bit of a glow, and it doesn't settle into those beloved wrinkles. We need to remember to update our makeup every once in a while too.

I've changed out my profile photo to this one. If you see me on the street, I want you to be able to recognize me and be sure to stop and say hello.

So, how long since you did a complete makeover?

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits.

Potpouri of Thrifty Treasures

Some really fun thrifty finds this week. I don't have any Thrift stores nearby, but I do have a great Goodwill. I always try to stop in on Tuesdays for 25% off for seniors and then on Thurs. for $1 days. They feature a different weeks number every Thurs. and a different color tag, and everything is just $1, no matter what the original price. Great deal huh!!!

I have seen these wonderful Demi-johns all over blogland and love them, however they are usually very hard to find and very expensive. I couldn't believe it when I saw this one at GW for $7.99. No dollar day or 25% off day, but what a great find and the price is unreal. Love it.

This is not an old clock, but I thought the ornate design was gorgeous. Beautiful color and patina. It was $3.99.

Two marble orbs. They were $2.99 and then 25% off for senior day.

Love the horse and rider in this bowl and such pretty detailing. It was $2.99 on senior day too.

This small little silver vase cleaned up beautifully and I found it on Dollar day.

I am always on the hunt for Down pillow forms. Just take off the old covers you find and you have fabulous pillow forms. They were $2.99 each on senior day.

Decorating books are always so fun to browse through. I found this one on dollar days. It has some stunning rooms in it.

Really a mixed bag of finds this week, but some really fun things. I can't wait to use them in some new vignettes.

I havn't had time to play too much, but I did have to put the demi-john in the vignette in the corner of the kitchen. Love it, and I am amazed that it is in perfect condition.

I just moved the wine basket over to this end of the counter. Love playing.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

Monday, September 20, 2010

31st Table Top Tuesday-New Treasures

Welcome to the 31st Table Top Tuesday. I look forward each week to see all of your gorgeous vignettes.

I went to Lamps Plus and had one of their designers help me pick out a style of shade that would work on my new lamp. Boy, I havn't shopped for a lamp shade in a long time. I had no idea there were so many styles, shapes, colors and sizes, plus how expensive some of them are. Wow!!! I brought home 2 and finally decided on a very simple style in cream. It looked the best with the rest of the lamps and decor in the room.

So a frame, a candle and a little fall foliage started to work their way onto the table.

A glass plate with some fall leaves, a DT pumpkin and some acorns.

See these precious acorns, they're a belated BD present from a very precious friend. Aren't they wonderful. I saw all the acorns that everyone was using in their cloches and I was so whining that I didn't have any, then guess what came in the mail Friday. Is that ESP or what.

Can you see, they're made out of burlap and they have a tiny piece of wood on top to represent the tree branches. Aren't they amazing. I absolutely love them.

I thought this was such a pretty picture frame, and I loved the color. I found it at Lamps Plus while I was buying the lampshade. My little great-grandson needed a new frame. I am such a proud great-grandma. I just adore this precious little guy.

Nice to have some new treats and so fun to play with them.

I really like the way the color of the lamp and the frame brighten up this corner.

Don't forget that Shelia @ Note Songs is having a Heart Of The Home party on Oct. 13th. This is where we get to show off our kitchens. Click on the button on my sidebar for all the details and be sure to spread the word. This should be a super fun party.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits.

Don't forget to link up below. I can't wait to see what all you've created.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I can't thank you all enough for the absolutely fabulous time I had at the "Fall Cloche Party". You guys as usual totally outdid yourselves and there were so many fabulous vignettes and cloches. I was thrilled to see that some of you that didn't have a cloche were able to think outside the box and came up with some unreal containers. It totally made my day. I had a ball.

I also want to thank you all for your sweet comments and prayers. Whatever it was that I had went away in 24 hrs. and I feel fine. I am so happy, because I so wanted to see what everyone was doing. I made the rounds to everyone and wow, so much inspiration and such creativity. I love it all. You guys totally blessed me. Thank you.

So I am ready for the next Table Top Tuesday. I hope to see you all there.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall Cloche Party-Yip-Skip It's Here

I am so excited that our "Fall Cloche Party" is finally here and I can't wait to see all of your cloches and vignettes.

Well, you have all seen mine already since I have been talking about this party for so long, so I will just be quiet and you can take another peek. I've used a mix of cloches, hurricanes, cheese domes, a lantern and even a water goblet. I had fun with all of them. I can't wait to see what all your imagination dreamed up.

PLEASE EXCUSE ME!!!! I have some kind of bug and running a fever of l03 and feel terrible. I will make the rounds as soon as I can. I am so sorry. I love seeing what all you guys create and this is my most favorite party, I will definitely try to get around to every one as soon as I can.

Thanks so much for joining the party. Be sure to link up below so we can find you. I really look forward to seeing all of your creations.