Sunday, August 28, 2011

Burlap Lamp Shade Cover

I do love my rooster lamp with the toile shade.  You've seen it several times.

 I decided to make a burlap cover for the shade.  First I took the shade off and traced around each section, across the length, and the width, onto paper.  I ended up with these two sizes of paper.  I folded the burlap and pinned the pattern onto it. and cut about an extra inch all the way around the pattern.  However, since I have finished this project, if I should do this again, I will add at least 2 inches all the way around.

I stitched the pieces together, and placed the cover over the lamp.

 As you can see, even with a piece of ribbon "pinned" on to the bottom, it was still a little small.  

Light bulb moment!  I remembered all the burlap runners seen in blog land with the ruffles on the ends.  So this afternoon, I sewed a piece of eyelet lace all the way around the bottom, and used stitch witchery to attach a white grosgrain ribbon around the top.

I am by no means a seamstress.  But this is how it ended up.

Please don't look too closely.  Not perfect, but I like the change.

 I worked on another project this afternoon.

I showed you this fabric remnant the other day.

 Someone suggested that it would be pretty as a wall hanging.  So today, I taped it to an old picture I no longer use to see if I want to use it that way.
 Here it is as a backdrop in these photos.
 I haven't decided if I'll keep it this way or not.

Partying this week at
House in the Roses - Show Off Your Cottage 
Between Naps on the Porch - Metamorphosis Monday
A Stroll Thru Life - Table Top Tuesday 
{Primp} your stuff Wednesday 
The Charm of Home - Home Sweet Home
 Thanks for hosting ladies!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

A Peek in the Pie Cupboard

You've seen my pie cupboard that belonged to my parents.  I've been seeing several of you putting paper, fabric, etc., inside the cabinets on the back wall.  I found this pretty scrapbook paper at JoAnn's the other day, and decided to see what it would look like inside the cupboard. I taped it in with double sided tape that way it can be easily removed if I decide I don't like it.

It is a beige paper with cursive handwriting on it.  I filled it with white and green items
All these items are thrifty finds, GW, consignment, etc.

I think I'll leave it this way for a while.  I love the green and white together.

Linking up with Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.  Come on over!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Beautiful Remnant

We finally have a JoAnn's Fabrics in the town where I work.  I was in there yesterday looking for ribbon and found this lovely remnant.  I'm probably going to make a cushion cover from it soon, but I laid it on the table so I could show you what it looks like.  I just love it and for less than $5.00, it was a great bargain.

 Isn't it gorgeous?  I love the fall colors, and the birds are just beautiful.

Linking up to the Thrifty Thursday party at Bloggeritaville.

Please do drop by for a visit.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Nice and New to Me

I haven't bought very much lately that I felt was a super bargain. But I have found  a few things that I haven't shared .

I bought 8 of these napkins for $10.00 last week.  I love the colors and they add just a hint of "fall" to the table.

I found this 2 tier white, metal stand at the same shop for $20.00.  It's really sturdy and has lots of possibilities.  Ceramic pumpkins......leaf garland...... you see where this is going.  :)

I think the grapes, napkins, and the rust color of the table cloth hint at fall.  The table cloth is a deep rust, not red as it looks in the other picture.

I had to touch up a place or two on the bookcase I painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, so while I had the paint out, I dry-painted this tray on the breakfast table.

I had previously painted it a dark color, but like the white much better. See below for the dark color.

 Also made a little change on the serving table in the breakfast nook.

 I like the green dish with the lemons/limes, and plant.  This dish was a VERY thrifty find in South Ga.

Wishing all of you a great week.
I will be joining in these parties: 
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch,
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm.

Please pay these lovely ladies a visit.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pitchers and Teapots

Today I am sharing a collection of pitchers and a couple of teapots I have. 

This pitcher and bowl sits in the guest room.

This crystal pitcher is a gift from friends.

  This depression glass pitcher was my Grandmother's.

 The yellow pitcher was a gift, and the fruit pitcher was a consignment shop purchase.

The pitcher with the stripes belonged to my MIL.  I bought the white one with fretwork at Ross, and the green floral one was bought at a thrift shop.
I bought the white cup with the raffia tie in the late 70's in a gift shop where I worked.  The writing says: "Love grows in a happy heart".

 Not sure where I got the beige pitcher, maybe WalMart years ago.  The green one was a gift from a co-worker, and the yellow with grapes, I believe I bought at Good Will.

This is part of a four-piece set I bought at a thrift shop.

This silver pot was my MIL's.

Good Will for $1.91 I think.

 This was my MIL's too.

I had never thought about being a pitcher/teapot collector, but I think I qualify, and the fun part is I have VERY little money invested in this collection, probably a total of $20-$25.  Isn't it wonderful to have nice pieces and not break the bank?  I think so.

Linking to Kim for Wow Us Wednesday.
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.
You're invited!
Thanks Kim and Linda!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Moving Thrifty Treasures Around

Little hen joins good will finds,  the tray and tea pot.  Place mats are from consignment shop.

This milk glass vase was a thrifty find.  The candle sticks were bought at a little shop in the mountains several years ago.  They were dark green, but recently got a coat of white spray paint. 
This pedestal is from Ross or TJ Maxx.  The little bird came from a consignment shop.
Rooster and lamp, consignment shop, arrangement, Good Will.

Vignette on burlap.  
I've been moving everything around (AGAIN).  I painted and waxed this table last week with ASCP.  I really like the new look.  Someone suggested I put a less formal center piece on the table, and they were right.  This is much better.

Linking to Show Off Your Cottage Monday at House in the Roses.
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Beachy Look in Sunroom

I don't usually decorate with a beach theme, even though I do like the look.  My daughter is a pro with it.  Her home is full of beach items.  I was noticing that the current vignette on the table in my sunroom has a somewhat beachy look.

 I think its the combination of the chippy bench, metal basket, burlap, and turquoise items.  I really like the way it looks.

I am linking to Saturday Night Special over at Funky Junk Interiors.
Please stop in for a fun party!!! 

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