~Pillows, Pillows, and More Pillows~

I’ve not been on my blog for a little while, because I’ve been busy making more pillows. I shared this pillow that I made for my mom for her birthday on my last post. It has an old crocheted white doily and a small newer doily on it…with a vintage style pin that I made.

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My mom liked it so much that she asked me to make her another one…so I made her one for her Mother’s Day gift. This one has some machine embroidery on it…with two old doilies in the middle of the pillow and two new small doilies on either side…and vintage buttons on each doily.

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My mom has an old wicker trunk in their master bedroom and she wanted to display the pillows on it.

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I think they look great on the old trunk.

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After I finished up with the pillows for my mom…I decided to make one for my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day. She loves birds…so I made this one for her. The bird pin in the middle of the pillow is an old pin that I have had since the late 80’s.

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She has not gotten her pillow yet…because we are celebrating Mother’s Day and my hubby’s birthday this coming Saturday.

I had not thought about making pillows until the owner of my favorite ask me if I could make some pillows for her shop. I had made her these two pillows a few months ago.

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and both sold very quickly.

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I liked these pillows so much…that I made one for me too.

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Hope to be back soon with some decorating changes that I’m doing in our living room.

Until then….  blessings from me to you, ~Cindy


~Been Busy Working On Projects~

It’s been beautiful weather here lately, but I’ve been inside working on some projects.

My mom had her birthday last week and she ask me if I could make her a pillow to put on their bed. She really liked this pillow that I made with the crocheted doilies on it…that is in my living room.

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This is the pillow that I made for her. I used cream linen fabric and 2 old crocheted doilies.

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I also made the pretty pin that I put on her pillow.

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I’ve also been crocheting some scarves that will be for my first show of this year…in late August. I love these baskets that I got from LTD Commodities. They hold my yarn beautifully…until I’m ready to make another scarf.

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I had a little helper while working on the ruffled scarves.

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My birthday was back in late March, but I just had no idea what I wanted for my birthday. So my hubby ask me if I wanted to go to the Pottery Barn Outlet this past weekend to pick out a birthday gift. “Oh…yes, I would love to go there to pick something out for my birthday gift.!!”

We’ve had the Pottery Barn water jug for a few years…so I got the tin stand for it to go on.

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I also got the 3 tiered tin tray.

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So now I need to figure out what I want to display in it. Hopefully…I’ll be back soon to share whatever I do with decorating it.

Until next time……        blessings from me to you, ~Cindy


~Changing Things Out in the Printer’s Box~

I’ve had a printer’s box hanging on the wall in my living room for several years with lots of miniatures that was collected over the years…but it is time for a change.

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So the printers box got a new look with some printer block letters and old vintage pieces of jewelry. I actually found these printer block letters at JoAnn Fabrics. I was thrill to find them, because I have been looking for old ones with no luck for several years and these block letters have that old look to them.

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I also kept a few miniatures that I got on a couple of special trips that we took. A mini horse and buggy from when we went to Amish Country and a mini Mackinaw Bridge from our trip to Mackinaw Island. Two mini dogs for our beloved pets that we’ve had…and a silver Hershey Kiss that my hubby gave me many years ago. Also kept a few sewing miniatures and 2 tiny angels.

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And of course, my Junk sign made out of scrabble tiles.

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Hope everyone is having a great week.

Until next time….       Blessings from me to you, ~Cindy


~It is Well with my Soul~

I love all the farmhouse decorating that I’ve been seeing online, but I also love cottage decorating style too. So I’ve decided to try get a farmhouse cottage style in my home. I started with a little change in the dining room.

Well…let me show you the before picture first. It was okay, but didn’t say farmhouse cottage to me…so I took the pictures down and the prim angel.

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Then I went shopping for some pieces that said farmhouse cottage to me. I found this tin flower holder at JoAnn Fabrics and added the pretty little pink flowers to the jars.

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I still needed something up above, because I had a nail in the wall up above the shelf and I wasn’t really wanting to patch the hole in the wall. Then I found this today while out shopping with my sister…

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…and I think it looks really good above the shelf.

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Yes…I think it says farmhouse cottage to me…and “It is all Well with my Soul”.

Until next time…..     blessings from me to you, ~Cindy

 


~Welcome Spring~

I’ve been seeing some chalkboards online that have some pretty drawings on them and I wanted to put something on my chalkboard in the kitchen for Springtime.

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When I let my Yorkie girls outside…I saw a large bunny in the backyard and that became my inspiration for the chalkboard.

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My youngest daughter gave me this chalkboard for my kitchen and it hangs on the side of the pantry cupboard.

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Which is right near the dining room.

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I hope to change the drawings out for the different seasons and holidays.

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I love this peg rack in my dining room…it came from a local shop “Urban Prairie”. Haven’t been there in awhile, but I hope to go back soon as I’ve been changing out some of my decor and am looking for some new pieces to get the farmhouse feel that I want.

Until next time…

Blessings from me to you…     ~Cindy


~Good Friends Are Like Stars~

Just want to share a gift I got for my birthday from my dear blogging friend, Cheryl.

“Good Friends are like stars…you don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.”

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This is what the wood ladder looked liked before I received the pretty flower bag.

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And this is what it looks like now… I put the flower bag on the ladder with one of my old quilts on it. Love that the candle in the bag is on a timer.

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She also sent me a candle in a jar and does it ever smell yummy. The sweet little bunny on the white iron stone plate was also a gift from her last year.

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I have been blessed to get to know her and have gotten to meet her…as we both live in the same state about 3 hours apart from each other. Thank you, dear friend, for the birthday gifts.

Be back soon to share with you some redecorating that I’ve been doing in my living room.

Blessings from me to you…..    ~Cindy


~A Little of This and A Little of That~

I have been a little busy with this and that….

I changed some things around in my china cabinet in our dining room.

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Been working on a crocheted blanket for my mom.

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Lost a stone in one of my necklace’s…which made me sad.

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But after some thought…I took out every other stone and used some metal paint to fix it. I think it turned out pretty good.

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Then decided to do a little rearranging of my Spring decorations yesterday…

The bunnies are now on the console by the front room window…

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…and so is the little bird’s nest under the dome.

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Added a little bird pillow into one of my yarn baskets and little white flowers into a tiny mason jar.

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Then redid the vignette on the corner fireplace.

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Well…it is time for me to get back to working on my mom’s crocheted blanket. Love working with this yarn that I’m using…it is so soft.

Be back at the beginning  of next week…as it is going to be a busy weekend. Shhhh…. don’t tell anyone, but I’m going to be a year older this coming weekend. My sweet mom is having us for dinner tomorrow and she is making me a cake…Yummy!! Then on the weekend…my hubby is taking me to the big antique mall here in town…for me to pick out my birthday gift and then out to dinner.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Blessings from me to you…..     ~Cindy


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