Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My Winter Mantel On A Snowy Day

We are having a beautiful snow day today!


Not a major storm, just enough to make everything white, soft and oh so peaceful. 
Don't you just love how quiet it is when it's snowing?






My favorite place to watch the snow is from my sunroom. 
There are windows on three sides and the light is always so beautiful. 


This year when I packed up the Christmas decorations, I decided I needed to celebrate winter with a little snowy decor.


 I wanted something really simple and natural.




Remember when I made about a million (only a slight exaggeration) frosty pinecones?


And you can check out my ruffled sheet music wreath tutorial here. I used a combination of pages from different hymnals on this one and it gives a nice variation in color.


I'm really loving the mantel in shades of green, gold and silver. 
It took only minutes to put together with things I already had on hand - the very best way to decorate!



The cotton stems add softness and give the feel of fluffy white snowballs.
And the mercury glass candles add a lovely glow in the evening!




I think I got my wish on this beautiful snowy day!


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Be Inspired Features and Link Party #148

Happy Tuesday! Welcome back for features and party day!

Elizabeth and Co.

January is my month to catch up on life. I haven't touched a paint brush in weeks. But my furniture painting friends have been busy creating some really lovely pieces! 

This yummy pair of coral nightstands is from Jenni at Roots and Wings Furniture!



This fabulous mid-century modern dresser got a bright white finish from Cassie at Primitive & Proper!



Susan from Sunflower Hugs used a fresh shade of mint on her mid-century dresser!



This vintage record cabinet from Danielle at Finding Silver Pennies is stunning in deep dark blue!



Love this beautiful and classic buffet from Mary Beth's Place!



Robin from Happy At Home created a pair of awesome decorative faux windows!



Terry from Forever Decorating is celebrating winter with a snowy Putz House display!



Cecilia from My Thrift Store Addiction shared her thrifty Valentine art!



And this pretty Fresh Lemon Cake comes to us from Elaine at Sunny Simple Life!



Thanks so much to everyone who linked up and linked back!
If you've been featured, feel free to grab a cute little button from the sidebar!


Elizabeth and Co.

Now on to this week's party...


*Link up your furniture makeovers, DIY projects, home decor, crafts, recipes, thrifty finds ... share whatever is inspiring you at the moment!

*A link back would be appreciated, especially if you'd like to be considered for a feature.


*And we'd love to have you follow along with us!

We'll be back next Tuesday with features and a brand new party!


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Be Inspired Features and Link Party #147

Happy Tuesday! Welcome back for features and party day!

Elizabeth and Co.

We had an awesome turnout for last week's party. You all have certainly been busy little bees! Here are just a few of the fabulous links that caught my eye .....

I love this beautiful dining room from The Heathered Nest - so bright and vibrant!


Angela's winter mantel over at Number Fifty-Three feels calm and sophisticated!



I love the coastal vibe of this grain sack dresser from Danielle at Finding Silver Pennies!



Cynthia from Clockwork Interiors shared this classic desk and chair makeover!


A touch of gold and damask drawers give these side tables from Draven Made a sophisticated feel!



This fabulous china cabinet is from Mary Beth's Place!



Pretty fabric choice!



Linda from Coastal Charm added some soft wool pom-poms to her winter decor. Aren't they sweet!



Lauren from Bless'er House has the most beautifully organized pantry and believe it or not, she made the weathered wood pantry crates from ... wait for it ... diaper boxes!





These Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies from Yesterfood look like a great option for an quick out-the-door breakfast that is actually good for you!



Thanks so much to everyone who linked up and linked back!
If you've been featured, feel free to grab a cute little button from the sidebar!


Elizabeth and Co.

Now on to this week's party...


*Link up your furniture makeovers, DIY projects, home decor, crafts, recipes, thrifty finds ... share whatever is inspiring you at the moment!

*A link back would be appreciated, especially if you'd like to be considered for a feature.


*And we'd love to have you follow along with us!

We'll be back next Tuesday with features and a brand new party!


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2014 in Wreaths

If you follow along, you probably already know that my very favorite craft project is making wreaths!


And it's not at all unusual for friends to drop by my house with a roll of ribbon and ask me to make them a bow. I am happy to oblige!


I started out making wreaths to decorate our house on Main Street for our occasional tag sales. We host at least one per season, so making wreaths just seemed like a good idea. Next thing I knew people were asking to buy them and I was taking custom orders. Now my house usually looks something like this prior to a tag sale!


 I've even made wreaths for weddings. I find wreath making fun and very relaxing. And once I get started, it's hard to stop. I rarely ever make just one!


For our holiday sale, I made some wreaths that I thought would transition well into winter. I love using these cotton branches. They look like little snowballs, don't you think?



In the spring, I got hooked on the burlap bubble wreaths and shared my tutorial here. They are super easy and definitely addictive! 



I made the little nests to decorate them too.









 Spring wreaths transitioned right into summer.










The fall wreaths might be my favorites. I love the colors, the texture and the mix of flowers and berries. I shared a tutorial here.











Christmas wreaths are fun and frosty! I made a bunch this year, but most of those pictures were lost in the computer crash.





And I make ruffled sheet music wreaths all through the year. 


I shared a tutorial here.


If you made it all the way to the end, you are surely convinced that I love making wreaths!