Monday, April 21, 2014

A bit of this and that…..fleur love

Hello friends!

I thought I would share a few of my favorite flower photos with you today.

I had very good luck with keeping hydrangeas going this winter. I cut the stems at an angle, dipped the ends in Alum. I changed the water and redid the steps and they lasted up to 6 weeks!

This bunch is in my vintage European milk bucket.

My favorite white vintage pitcher full of blue hydrangeas. I recently found this chippy green table, I just love it.

For Valentine's day I surprised my love with a romantic treat in bed.

Here is the last bit of hydrangeas. They are in my vintage sap bucket from Maine. I'm originally from Vermont (I live in Colorado now) so this was so fun to find. My sister got it for me for my birthday from A Beautiful Mess Antiques.

Spring has landed here in Colorado and I hope to show you photos of my gardens and flowers soon!

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger

Hello friends!!

I am so excited to tell you that I have been featured today over at 

If you don't know Kris you must go check her out.
Her home is amazing, she and her husband repurpose shabby junk and make it gorgeous. She also has amazing gardens and flowers for the spring and summer.

Thank you so much, Kris!


Monday, February 3, 2014

Shabby Green Bistro Chair and Mirror

Hello Friends!!

I recently went to The Barn in Castlerock, CO and came home with some shabby treasures.

I love this cloche set with the vintage French document.

Shabby French? Oh, yes, right up my alley.

Pretty pink Carnations to go with it......

I was beyond excited to find this shabby green vintage mirror.
You know the kind, crusty with dust and dirt but a dreamy gem underneath.
The mirror has's perfect.

It had me at hello.

The problem was I couldn't think of a spot in my home for it.
I left it behind.....
and dreamed of it.

I had to go back to get it and lucky me it was still there!!

It matches my shabby green bistro chair perfectly.

It is here by my back patio, perfect to glance in as your heading out the door.
I couldn't be happier.

I'm still loving my chicken wire cabinets. If you missed my shabby kitchen re-do, you can find it here.

We have finally been getting some snow here in Colorado and I couldn't be happier!!

Have a great week, my friends!!


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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Dreaming of Spring

Hello friends!

I'm already dreaming of spring and we really haven't had winter yet.
Loving these pale pink roses.

I love to watch the birds. This is a Bushtit, you can tell it's a male because of his pale blue eye. The females have all black. He is very tiny and moves in a large group, like a bunch of noisy teenagers tittering all the way. I usually hear them before I see them.

It's a very windy day here in Colorado and I am already browsing through gardening magazines dreaming of what I will be planting this spring.

Have a wonderful day,


Monday, December 9, 2013

Shabby French Christmas

Hello friends!!

My shabby french decorations are up and I'm in the holiday spirit.

I bought this wreath from my friend that has an etsy shop, Posh Vintage Girl.
She custom made it with a little Eiffel tower and french script ribbon. Perfect for me!

You can read about this centerpiece for my dining table here.

Last year I added christmas bulbs to this chandelier.

 This year I decided to add pinecones instead.

Vintage french papers and ribbon with a snow jar on top.

My white shabby tree....


Noel sign also made from Posh Vintage Girl

My favorite ornaments purchased from Whitewash at The Barn in Castlerock, CO a few years ago.

Still loving my wings from The Bella Cottage.

Feather tree in a vintage sap bucket from A Beautiful Mess Antiques in California. It was found in Maine. I'm originally from Vermont, I had to get this bucket!

An overview of my front room with the Christmas lights on.

I love this time of year!

Happy holidays,


Friday, November 29, 2013

Shabby Kitchen Redo

Hello Friends!

My goodness I have not been on the blogging scene lately.

I have been very busy though and thought I would share my shabby kitchen redo.

Here it is "after"......

Here is the before. I have to thank so many bloggers for being so inspirational to me. I have wanted a "white" kitchen for several years now. Some of the few that especially inspired me were....

These are just to name a few of the very beautiful blogs. I am also loving Instagram and Pinterest.

The three blogs that really inspired me were...

They all had that pop of turquoise that I loved.

Now for the "before". It wasn't that it was a "bad" kitchen. I did love it at one time, I was just ready for a change.

I am so loving my white kitchen now!

I love having the pop of color with the turquoise on the island.

My husband cut out the centers of two sets of cabinets so I could add chicken wire for more of a farmhouse feel.

Tracey from French Larkspur made a centerpiece for her table which I shamelessly copied, she was gracious enough to say it was ok. Thank you for the inspiration, Tracey!

I knew this vintage and shabby turquoise scale would be perfect in my newly painted kitchen.

More vintage goodies in the corner.

I started to distress the cabinets, I haven't finished this part yet.

I hope you have enjoyed my new kitchen. I still plan on adding some knobs and a chandelier over the sink. 

I did use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and for the island I mixed that with a turquoise chalk paint  (I am unsure of the name).

I will be sharing my shabby French Christmas decorations soon!

Happiest of Holidays to you.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

My Back Patio 2013

Hello friends!

We finally have summer here in Colorado.

I wanted to share my back patio this year with you.

The Peonies are in full bloom and I am so excited as they are my favorite flower.

Breakfast on the patio on a warm summer morning is the best.

Get ready for picture overload!

The pots are all in full bloom, too.

Birdhouse planter.

Faux grain sack chair covers I made.

We are in a severe drought this year and only able to water our yards two times a week. Usually my grass is lush and green but not so this year. :(

I love my birds so the feeders are a must. They get refilled morning and night. Live mealy worms always go first.

My sweet husband brought all of the vintage chairs you see home as gifts. He is the sweetest!

Vintage tea towel from Provence. I love Tracey's shop French Larkspur.

My husband painted our juliette balcony off our bedroom for me. I added the planters and garden sign. It makes me so happy to see white instead of worn redwood color here.

My husband has also dragged home these spools for me. Three total! Not my favorite but he loves them and wanted me to paint them so here they are.

I hope you enjoyed my patio tour!


Remembering with a heavy heart the two lives lost in the Black Forest Fire and the homes, 483 as of today. So thankful for our firefighters working around the clock to put it out. 

Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers today.