I love this place called blogland... I ask for advice and I get it! Everyone had such great ideas, I really appreciate them all! So today I thought I would clean off the porch and let you see the rest of it and what I decided to do with the bag. I took down the chalkboard and moved it to the back entrance where we can all see the msg. Give Thanks everyday when we come in the house. When I went in search of our Thanksgiving decorations this week I found a framed vintage postcard (enlarged) so I hotglued some brown velvet ribbon on the back and hung it from the nail, then covered said nail with a little vintage bling! waa laa. Then I moved the rosette over to the side of the bag and swept the porch so I could show you the whole thing! another waa laa (that one is for the fact that I swept the porch!)
Here is a better shot of the door with the white tables on each side...
You can't see this bench in the first pic. because the scarecrow covers it up, it's hard to get a good shot of it without taking a pic into my neighbors window but I wanted to show you the blanket I found this summer for 3.00... can you believe it? I love it!
This is the other side of the door, I need to put a candle on that candle stick... to quick to snap a pic I guess! I made the cone out of an old screen last year and it is hanging from an old sconce, the hydrangeas must have blown out of it... why do I not notice these things before I take the picture? ugh.
I worked inside the house too, I brought this table in from the patio area and I love it in the dining room but more importantly I wanted to show you the deer doily, my Bushie (grandmother) made it! My mom gave it to me years ago and just today I finally put it on a background so we could really see all of the detail in the deer. Even more amazing... my mom told me that Bushie never bought or followed the patterns, she eyeballed the whole thing! It is really lovely and I love it on the grey wool background. I stretched a sweater onto foam board and hot glued it in place then pinned the doily on. I'm sorry, I'm gushing a little but I think it's beautiful, made even more so because she made it!
This is what I started my day working on. I made this burlap cone last year too, right about this time but I left it plain. So this morning I added a rosette that I made out of wide velvet ribbon and then added some vintage millinery leaves and vintage cotton crocheted trim. Here it is with a few greens that I picked out of the apple bag for the pics...
Here it is with a few more greens and a sewn and stuffed paper santa that I made years ago, I couldn't believe it when I looked on the back and saw the date 2005... where does the time go?
A close up of the rosette and lace, I really am on a rosette kick these days but now I gotta buy some more velvet ribbon cuz they make beautiful rosettes!
That's not all folks, I have been making tags, small paper cones, a wool and paper santa and more, just didn't get pics of everything so stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope your weekend is wonderful! Theresa xoxo
p.s. thanks again for your help! xoxo