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Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Borrower will never be Choosy!!

This is really lame, but I have just had no time to get any pictures for a new post, so I'm going to take the easy way out and "borrow" some lovelies off my Pinterest board, giving credit where credit is due.  I was able to finally get myself "invited", and once I learned the Pinterest ropes there was no stopping me!  So, So many beautiful pictures and talented people among us, I lost track of time and had to force myself to stop.  Enjoy!

from minlillaveranda (my Little Veranda)

My Little Veranda

From wonenenzo, Take a Look Inside, from the internet

                                                             From Pastels and Whites

Images from L Antlif


These are just a small sampling of the beautiful images
you'll find posted on my Pinterest page.....Please
click on the sidebar link to hook up with my boards,
sit back and enjoy!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bright Idea for a Lamp (no pun intended!! :) )

I've been trying to clear out some of my flea market finds lately, scaling down and trying to figure out what I can part with  (I'm hoping to open an Etsy store soon) and what I'm just not ready to let go of.  I've had this sweet little girls dress for awhile's always just kind of hung here and there on it's hanger and not really gotten it's full appreciation...............

I had thought I might be ready to let go of it, it was always just
a part of the "background" in my bedroom

I took it off it's spot on the wall and took another
look at's a sweet little thing......

Hmmm.......I looked around.......I've got this 
cute little lamp that gives off very little light, 
almost like a nite-lite.  I bought it thinking I
was going to use it in a bathroom for some
soft lighting, but I really loved it and wasn't ready to
put it in a place where I couldn't really enjoy it.....

Only problem is that it was still so dim it was almost
unnoticed in my large bedroom

Then I got an idea...........

Anyone know where this is going??

I am so excited about using these two together........the pictures don't
really do it justice but it looks really cute!!

The pattern on the shade shows up more at night,
but in daylight it silhouettes the dress more and the shade less

Oh well......I thought it was a good way to enjoy the
two in a "different light"  (ooohhh, bad!!)

Going to post this up with the White Wednesday 
Group over at Faded Charm......
Hope everyone's having a wonderful week!!

devon :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dreaming can be SOOO addicting!

I am the first to admit I am an old house lover......I love looking at them, touring them in books and on the Internet (many of the blogs can hold me transfixed for a very long time!).......pretty much dreaming of how much I would love to live in one, and if it were in disrepair the challenge of bringing it back to life.  Luckily, or unluckily for me, there is a turn of the century farm house not too far from where I live that has been empty for a few years. It is off the beaten path and shares it's country neighborhood with some, er, less desirable tenants.  The only person who would probably give her a serious look will be someone who appreciates and desires all the charm that only an old homestead can give.  Someone like me........only I can't entertain that thought at the moment.  I would love to though, and in the meantime, she sits not far away and allows me to roam her boundaries and peek in her windows..........and dream when I need that old house "fix".

                                               I give you the Farmhouse...............

                                    Isn't that a dreamy view tucked in
                                    behind those amazing trees?   This is from the back
                                    of the property looking at the rear of the house

                                     Something about this side picture just makes me associate
                                     it with "grand moms" house..........

Front view from street

Side views

front porch

side entrance /kitchen

looking at the rear at the present kitchen/side
entrance.....can you just imagine the potential
of enlarging the kitchen and maybe
building a screen porch?

But wait......there's even a small barn in the back!

Be still my beating heart...........!!

rough, yes....but structurally sound, nothing that a
little work and effort can't make better

no old homestead is without it's beautiful trees and
forgotten plantings

Old rose bushes

forgotten bed of iris? daylillies?

view looking across the street

and from both directions

So there, this is my current dream house....
it's not mine, but it might as well be...
I've already got the brown broad fencing
up for the horses, there's going to be a small
goldfish pond in the back under the shade,
and a bright white picket fence is going to
enclose the front of the yard which will eventually
be reseeded and bordered by wildflower beds and white hydrangeas

oh, and let's not forget about the vegetable garden, near the little
chicken coop

A girl can dream, can't she?!!

Thanks for allowing me to share my dream with you today!!

devon :)