I don’t have a lot of patriotic decor, but what I do have is from a swap I did a few years ago with a blogging friend. She made me the cutest patriotic banner…and I hung it on the quilt in the dining room with my old prim angel.
The rest of the patriotic decor that I have is displayed on my corner fireplace.
The dress form is wearing one of my necklaces that I made with red & blue beads and some stars hanging down…
Added a tiny flag and a heart pillow tuck to the old tin scoop…
Added a flag pillow tuck that says “Old Glory” on it into the wire basket with the birds…
Place a quilted pillow on the mantel top…plus another heart pillow tuck into the white pitcher…
I will leave this out on display thru the weekend…or maybe just a bit longer…
Fireworks are here on the 3th and we are going with our kids and grandkids to see them. We get to park in the parking lot of where our youngest daughter works…and it is one of the best places around here to see the fireworks.
Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July!!
Until next time……. farmhouse blessings for me to you, ~Cindy
This past week has been a busy one…signed up for a Fall show that is at one of my favorite local shops in September.
Picked up new fencing for the back yard.
Made a friend her birthday gift. She loves bunnies/rabbits…so this was perfect for her and she loved it.
Isn’t this silver little bunny just the cutest little thing nestled in the flowers.
Got a call about maybe getting a big embroidery job…hoping that it works out and I get the job.
Found some curtains for the kitchen window from my favorite shop. So glad to find some…haven’t had any curtains up in there since we remodeled the kitchen.
I picked out these curtains from a display rack…got them because I loved the soft brown ticking and the cream ruffles…and they were only $24.00.
When the shop owner handed me a valance that was still in the package…I got a big surprise. They were Downton Abbey curtains!! Now I’ve been trying to figure out if I’ve seen these on the show.
Hope everyone has had a great week so far…I’ll be back soon to share some goodies that I’ve been working on.
Until then……… farmhouse blessings from me to you, Cindy
My sister had been gone visiting her youngest daughter and granddaughters in Mississippi for about a month and a half. So we decided to get together and go do a little thrifting and shopping since she is now home. We had a fun day…She found some pretty white curtains for her dining room at a thrift shop and then we discovered a new antique mall.
This booth had so many pretty things in aqua and my sister found a little aqua stoneware bowl. I would have gotten it if she hadn’t picked it up first. Sorry…I forgot to get a photo of it.
And this booth had lots of great goodies in aqua too. Loved the little step-ladder…so cute!!
Of course, this next booth caught my eye with the jewelry pieces and vintage items.
We didn’t have time to go thru the whole place…there was over 200 booths. We are planning to go back in a couple of weeks…so we can take our time to go thru the whole place.
In the same shopping plaza…we found a country/vintage shop and I got this sweet little fabric shoe with greenery and raspberries displayed in it.
Just love the lace shoestring.
I decided to display it on my corner fireplace with the dress form.
Here is a close up of the other side of the corner fireplace. The bird pillows were from a giveaway that I won a few years ago over at Brenda’s blog…The Rusty Thimble.
Tomorrow you will find me in my sewing/crafting room…it is only 3 months until my first show of the upcoming Fall season. So lots of new goodies to share with all of you soon.
Until next time……. farmhouse blessing from me to you, Cindy
Many years ago, when I had my shop in the small tourist town that we lived in…I purchased some dress forms from a shop that was going out of business. I got 3 wicker bust forms and 1 very old large dress form. I used them at my shows for many years after I closed my shop…but over the years, the fabric on the large form is now falling apart. I had hope to redo the fabric and display her in my sewing/craft room. However…she is just too large to be displayed in there as the room is just too small. So for now, she is stored away.
Well…I had a gift card to Pier One and look at what I found there this past weekend…a small dress form that will fit in my sewing/craft room.
And a month or so ago…I found 6 bags of doilies at a thrift store that were only a $1.00 per bag.
There ended up being over 50 doilies total and I only spent $6.00 total…they sure were a great find.
So I decided to give my new dress form a transformation…and I love how it turned out.
I couldn’t bring myself to put her upstairs into my sewing/craft room just yet…so she is displayed on top of the corner fireplace in the living room for now.
Thinking that I will leave her here thru the Summer months.
Also wanted to let you all know that I will be spotlighted tomorrow over at Susan’s blog “Must Love Junk” for the Saturday Spotlight…Life Behind the Blogger series. Hope you will go over and check it out. You might learn some things you didn’t already know about me.
Until next time……. blessings, Cindy