I was looking thru my Prairie Style magazines and realized that I already have several décor pieces that are perfect for this decorating style. So I thought I would show you the magazine photo décor and the my version with my décor.
~Magazine photo~ #1
I hope to clean the top of this cart up. It has wax on it and was this way when I purchased it. if it doesn’t clean up very good. My husband is going to put some new old pieces of wood on it.
I was thrilled that I was able to start getting some Prairie Style without any cost. I will be looking at the huge Flea Market in September for some new old pieces that say Prairie Style.
Hope everyone enjoy seeing the start of my Prairie Style.
Until next time…blessings from me to you…..~Cindy
I picked up the newest issue of Prairie Style…and I just realized how much I’m loving the this style. I’ve been getting this magazine for the last 5 years. The first issue I got was Romantic Prairie Style and then Country Sampler took it over and I have 4 issues of the Prairie Style magazine.
So I thought I would share some of the Prairie touches that I’ve added to my home. Loving this little gathering with a rusty funnel on a mason jar…an old tin scoop…and a little mason jar with white flowers.
A favorite find…an old coal bucket that I found while hunting for goodies at the Endless Yard Sale a few years ago. My quilt hanging in our dining room says it will fit in right at home in the Prairie Style.
The rag wreath that my blogging friend, Cheryl, gave me for my birthday is perfect for Prairie Style of decorating.
I think our fireplace has a Prairie Style feel to it…with old windows, mason jars, and old spools of lace and a huge old lantern and white wood bowls.
I love this gathering that is between the living room and dining room…my huge clock with a gold paint and little rusty spots. Down below is a pear made out of metal and old twine…with and old fashion light and some flowers.
And my quilt in the dining room says Prairie Style for sure…but I see some farmhouse touches too.
I think that I have found my decorating style that I want in my home.
Until next time…. blessings from me to you. ~Cindy
Back in February…I made a doll for my blogging friend, Cheryl, for her birthday. I loved this pretty dark brown scarf that I used for her dress.
Then this month…my friend, Linda, had her birthday and I decided to make her a doll too. I used a peach scarf with black strips.
Here is a close up of her little sewing goodies that are on the doll’s dress.
Well…after making those two dolls. I decided to do a makeover on the angel doll that hangs in our dining room.
She had a cream colored dress when I got her and it is still on her. I just added the long brown scarf on her and also added a sweet pinafore and a vintage pin. So if I change my mind…I just have to take the scarf off and she is back to the cream dress.
Hoping to blog more often…now that I’m retired from doing shows. I had a yard sale last weekend…trying to get rid of left over stuff from all the shows that I did. Sadly…we only had a few people stop by our yard sale. So most of it went to the Goodwill. My niece and her husband are just starting to do shows…so we gave them our indoor booth and a friend of my daughter’s is buying our tent, because he wants to do some outdoor shows.
Now I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my life…whatever it might be.
Until next time…. blessings from me to you. ~Cindy
Last weekend…we went to one of our favorite shopping placing in Columbus and they had a train display in the shade of the trees.
At first…we saw two small blue trains.
Than came two more longer trains.
Then all three trains caught up with each other…so I was able to get all of them in one photo.
I have always loved trains. I can still remember the train that my dad put under the Christmas tree every year and he recently gave one to my little grandson to put under their tree.
Also wanted to share with you what greeted me when I went outside the other day. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one like this butterfly before. Does anyone know what kind it is?
Until next time….. Blessings from me to you, ~Cindy
Before our trip to Tennessee…my sister and I went out junking to a few of our favorite junk/thrift shops. Right when I walked into the store…I saw this beautiful large white pitcher and it said it had to come home with me. Cost $5.00…someone made it and it was signed on the bottom.
I have it displayed on a stand by the front door and it looks very pretty in the evening with the lights in it.
I’m still working on things in the living room.
My little Yorkie, Chloe…loves the old cart. When I can’t find her, I now know to look under the cart. I think she thinks that she is hiding…but it seems to be her favorite place right now.
I’m still working on changing some things out in our living room. I really want more white in our living room. So I’ll be trying to work on that over the summer. Hope to find some white goodies at the Endless Yard Sale.
I loved the white pitchers on the tavern shelf…but my hubby put up a shelf in the kitchen for my white pitcher collection and they looks great in there.
I also really like the white quilt and the white farm sign in my dining room.
Think I’ll go thru some of my magazines and favorite blogs to get some white ideas for my living room.
Until next time…..blessings from me to you. ~Cindy
I recently shared photos of the cabin we stayed in down in Tennessee…which is one blog post back if you missed it.
On the way home…I took several photos of the beautiful mountains.
Everything was so green and pretty.
Even the river looked green.
The rolling hills were green too.
Even the rock wall was green.
Not only were the mountains green…
…the sky was a beautiful bright blue.
It was such a pretty drive home.
It was great to get away to the Tennessee Mountains…but it is always good to see the bridge going back into Ohio and home.
Until next time…. Blessings from me to you. ~Cindy
Just got home from spending four days in a cabin in the Tennessee Mountains. Thought I would share some photos of our trip.
This is the front of the cabin.
And this is the side view of the cabin.
We stayed at Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat.
Come on in and I’ll show you around.
This is the living room…had a picture of the furniture and I seem to have lost that photo. Yes…our Yorkie girls went with us and we put their crates in the living room for them. At bedtime…they slept at the end of our bed.
Just look up at the pretty loft. We had to block off the stairway…so that the Yorkie girls couldn’t get up there. I didn’t want them to think that they could take a jump from up there!!
We had a small kitchen and it was just perfect for the two of us.
And it was all open to the living room.
Come on down the hallway to the master bedroom…it was very pretty and cozy.
There was a chair in the corner of the bedroom with this pretty gathering on the wall.
Well…I realized that the little figures were a grandma and grandpa sitting on the self by the chair. Guess the cabin was meant for us to rent…because we are an old grandma and grandpa…LOL… Yes…my hair is white…well it is really more silver and my hubby has gray hair with a white beard.
I’ll leave you with this saying that was in the cabin.
Yes…we were lucky enough to be in the mountains for four wonderful days!!
Until next time…..Blessings from me to you.~Cindy