Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Angel Wings And A New Free Coffee Table



Just a sweet little post today.  While shopping at Home Goods with a friend we found these sweet angel wings.  They are so chippy and so so sweet.  



I put them on my  garden table by my front door.  They are pure cement and weigh a ton.  Just love the chippy grey coming through.  Gotta love Home Goods.

My friend and I have an agreement that when ever we are going to not use a piece we have we ask each other if they might want it before we give it away. Basically we shop each others homes when we feel a change up coming on LOL!  This way it is a new piece and free. 

Remember this  coffee table I made out of the chairs.   It was a little to massive for the space and she had the coffee table in the above picture.  So we decided to swap.  Her table looks perfect in my space and actually had a similar finish to match the other pieces on my room.  She has a french country farmhouse living room she will put this table in.  It will look so sweet in her room.



I also had these valances I bought at one of my fav shops the Feathered Nest in Morris.  I was not able to use them on the window I had bought them for so I thought I would use them to bling up this table a little bit.






I also got this little bench at a thrift shop and painted the legs white and then added the burlap and burlap trim to it.








It is in my entry way in front of the old gate for right now until I find a new home for it.



My friend Sandy had given me this beautiful bird feeder for my birthday.  She bought it  from Jeanine's Chippy Shabby booth at a show she attended.  Sandy knows how much I  love Jeanine's chippy shabbies  so Sandy thought I would love this piece from Jeanine.  I really do.  Too pretty and so me.

I filled it with some garden items and a pretty nest.  Look at it's sweet little legs.  I love this piece. So a big hug and thank you to Jeanine for selling this piece to Sandy and big hugs to my wonderful friend Sandy for getting this for me.

Have a great rest of the week and be sure to come back on Saturday for Spotlight.  Susan and I will have two unique bloggers for you to get to know better.
Kris
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Spring Finally and New Chair Covers



Got my spring wreath and my summer yellow door ready now that Spring has sprung here in the Midwest.

Yeah seeing these pop up in the flower beds.

Even my little cherub seems happy to see some life coming back into the garden.
Oh how I cannot wait to plant my summer flower garden.



Now onto the post on my purchase of the slipcovers out at the At Home With White Show.




Remember them in this booth:



I could not bring home the chairs she had with the slipcovers since we were flying so I remembered I had two old parson chairs that were similar up in the attic.  So I was thrilled when I got these home and they fit on the chairs I already had.

Liz did the nicest job.  Very soft fabric and old vintage pieces of lace on the front of the chair for some bling.

The back of both chairs has a vintage lace pocket.  I am thinking about how cute I can dress those pockets up.

Other Chair at the end of the table in the dining room.

So now I have two new end chairs with the sweetest chair slipcovers.
Thanks for your visit and have a wonderful start to the new week ahead.
Kris
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Friday, April 25, 2014

Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind The Blogger



Susan from Must Love Junk, and myself wanted to do a regular feature on our blogs, something unique that hasn't been done before.   So we came up with an idea to 'spotlight the real life behind the blogger' in a more personal way.
There is so much talent and inspiration in blogland, and we thought it would be fun to bring you a closer look at the person behind the blog.

Every week on Saturday we will spotlight a blogger and have them tell us a little bit about themselves and their blogs.  You will be able to see and read about each of the bloggers on both Susan's and my blog. 
April 26
Judy from 20 North Ora







It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to a wonderful and talented blogger.  It is Judy from 20 North Ora.  Judy and I have become great blogging friends and I cannot wait for you to get to know her better.  Enjoy.






Hi!  I'm Judy Clark from the blog 20 North Ora.  I have been blogging about 1 1/2 years.  Here are some things you might
or might not know about me!!

I love to paint.  I have painted one actual oil painting in my life.  I did this for my husband for Christmas for his office.  I have taught tole painting, acrylic and watercolors. 

I recently bought a dollhouse and am eagerly awaiting the time to start furnishing it.


My favorite thing to do is sew.  I love to sew.  My Etsy shop is comprised of mostly pillows.  I started sewing at the age of seven and have really never stopped.



I have collections!  Boy oh boy, do I have collections! 
I collect:

Shoes
 Vintage Mother's Plaques
Noah's Ark Items
Vintage Dishes
Coca Cola Memorbilia
Vintage Lace and Doilies
Vintage Hankerchiefs
Clocks
McCoy Pottery

I do a weekly Saturday Treasures on my blog showing what I found at Estate Sales and Garage Sales that week.



In the Fall, I do a weekly "Christmas on Monday" series where we make items for the holidays.


I love taking old vintage items and using them in my home.


Last year, I created Miss Begonia out of an old dress form I purchased at a garage sale.  Miss Begonia made it into Romantic Homes!!


I love making wreaths for my front door.








My husband and I have been married almost 46 years.
We have one son, one grandson and four granddaughters, three great-granddaughters and one great-grandson (Landen) in Heaven.




I went back to college at the age of forty-five to get my degree in Interior Design.  I dearly loved every minute of school.  I had been doing a lot of interior design work but decided that a degree would help and it did.  I retired from that when my husband retired four years ago.

I have lived in the same house for almost 44 years.

My Dad's name is John Smith.


I am the oldest of four girls.  This photograph was made just days before my youngest sister was born,  I am the oldest, followed by blonde Jeannie and then dark eyed Rita and then baby Jane came along.


My folk's home was 20 North Ora.  It was where they lived their whole married life.  Hence, the name of my blog and my Etsy shop.

I love red!


I have a precious dog named Bella.  She is a mix of Australian Shepherd and Blue Heeler.




And, last but not least, I do have a Coca Cola cooler in my
back yard.

So, there, hope you learned some things about me.  Thanks to Kris for this opportunity and hope you'll visit 20 North Ora.


Thank you so much Judy.  Now that you have gotten to know Judy please hop over to Susan's blog and meet another great blogger Pam from House of Hawthornes.

Have a great week end.
Kris
:)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Part 2 visiting Concord Ma. and Wendy's Nesting Shop

Just a little show off before I start the post on the 2nd part of my trip out East.  
This is our Granddaughter Abby with the Easter Bunny.

It was a wonderful day here in the burbs of Chicago.  In the 70's and beautiful.  Abby had fun with the visit of the Easter Bunny and hunting for eggs outside.
Hope you all had a great Easter.


Now on to the post:


It is the middle of the week.  Wooo Hooo.  Hope all is going good for you.

Here is the 2nd part of my trip out East.


Michelle, Wendy, Myself and Susan.  Wendy has a great shop in Concord, Ma.  So it was fun to visit Concord for her shop and all the other cute places to shop and eat there.  Concord is a typical old history filled Eastern Town.

The name of Wendy's shop is Nesting.  Such a sweet name.

This is a view of the front of the building Nesting is in.  There is a little cafe down below that we had the most yummy lunch.

This is a front view of the building where Nesting is and also the down stairs Main Street Market Cafe.  If you look to the upper left where the stair lead that is Nesting.

Great old window frames around her flower boxes outside the shop.  Really sweet.

As you enter into the shop it is a fantastic selection of gorgeous treasures.  Don't you love that Picnic Area Sign.  I mad I did not get that.  How cute would that be on an outside deck table and chairs area.

One of the many many things I loved about Wendy's shop is she sells and displays beautiful architectural pieces with the merchandise. 

Everywhere you looked there was so many sweet treasures.  Look at that amazing clock.

Ahhhhhhh this stopped me dead in my tracks.  Oh la la that old architectural church steeple piece.  Too gorgeous.  I wish I could have packed that in the suit case.  It is a stunning piece.

Wendy's partner makes beautiful jewelry pieces.  I loved seeing all her beautiful necklaces and jewelry.

Cute displays everywhere.  I wanted those chairs too but again could not put them in a suit case.  So... bringing a U Haul on my next trip out there!!!!!


Look at all the fabulous Easter pieces.  The birdhouses she had were amazing.

This was the cabin and rustic room.  She had so many great pieces of home decor made out of wood and natural things.

There you have it.  Wendy's shop is so cute.  I loved making a visit.  This town was gorgeous and full of so much history.  We had a great day exploring Concord.
If you want to visit Wendy's Facebook go here.

Have a great rest of the week.  Come back on Saturday for Spotlight.   Susan and I will have two wonderful bloggers for you to get to know.
Kris
:)