~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


~Signs of Spring~

It was rainy here today…but I heard signs of Spring outside my window.

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The bird’s were singing…

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and my purple crocuses are peaking out of the ground in the front flower beds.

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I saw a bunny rabbit or two in our backyard…

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and a bird or two looking for a place to make their nest.

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Yes…there were definitely signs of Spring at my house today.

Blessings from me to you….      ~Cindy


~More Snow and Jewelry Making~

We had some more snow here recently… about 6 inches and it has been bitter cold with wind chills way below zero!

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A bunch of little birds live in this bush in front of the Evergreen tree. Their bird bath is covered in snow…

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and so is the birdhouse. Bet they are wishing for Spring as much as I am.

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With all this snow…I’ve been staying home and having lots of blanket time with my little Yorkie girls…Chloe and Zoey.

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I’ve also done a little jewelry making…

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The background piece is crocheted. I really like how this necklace turned out…and plan to make a few more of them in different colors.

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I’ve also been working on some crocheted flower pins and will share pics of them soon.

If it is cold and/or snowy where you live…I hope that you are staying warm.

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Until next time…….

Blessings from me to you…       ~Cindy

 

 

 

 


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