Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy White Wednesday!

Whew, I made it! I was beginning to wonder myself... but I figured that if I wrote that I would be here for WW on yesterday's post, well there was no going back! You see with Cams party and all of the crazy that goes along with getting ready for that well I haven't been able to do much of anything else. I signed up to do the soapbox challenge and had some great ideas for it but alas as it turns out I just bit off more than I could chew (as my mom would say) not that I won't ever do it but I just couldn't get it done on time. Anyone out there able to relate? Sooooo on with WW, Thanks Kathy! I do love this party so much! Today I went upstairs, in my recently cleaned room :) and thought I'd show you a little bit of it... I got this Madonna at a sale a while ago but she was too brightly colored for me so I antiqued her with a little glaze, perfect!
She is holding an old photo that quite honestly I just spontaneously put on her hands and well it has just never left her. The crystal base next to her is an old ashtray base that lights up. The top of it broke, it was just a large crystal plate I think so maybe one day I will repair it but for now it is a fabulous night light, yep the bottom lights up, how cool is that? Now you know why I could never get rid of it! They sit on this double dresser that I bought at a garage sale and was the beginning of one of my best friendships ever! The couple who sold it to me are now my dearest friends.
Love me some hanky boxes, no matter how tattered.
I have had this hand forever, and it has been through all of our homes, resting somewhere. Here it holds some of my necklaces and a couple of rosaries. You hold the key... I have shown before, I made it for Duane for our anniversary a while back.
Another shot of the dresser, it's so big it really holds too much stuff on top but when I would take some away it looked so bare. sigh. See the old phone to the right? It was in the house when we bought it and actually works! It's not hooked up right now but I just love ANYTHING old! now Duane is sighing! cuz you know it's true ;)
So this is the other side of the room, really I want to change this whole room and one day (you know when I'm not toooooo busy) I will. I fell in love with this waverly pattern the first time I saw it and actually have it downstairs in the living room as pillows too. I would love to have this room be shades of white and definitely get rid of the wall color and the carpet. another sigh.

Well that's it for today, now I'm going to go link up and check out what everyone else is sharing today. Show and tell was always my favorite subject in kindergarten wasn't it yours? :)

Thanks for stopping by! Theresa xoxo

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vintage 4th of July Party!!!

As I put together the decorations for the 4th of July, I am always grounded by what our freedom means to me. To live in a country where anything is possible and you can remake yourself time and again to continue to strive to achieve your dream whatever that dream may be is truly a blessing. I know I have posted a few of these pics before, some have been given the 4th of July touches that are meant to show the patriotism we here at 612 feel.
My assemblage in an old sewing cabinet drawer, complete with a photo of immigrants at the threshold of Ellis Island. Creating assemblages, sewing, altering everything that doesn't move that is my dream, and I am glad to be chasing it!
I moved the bunting to a more prominent place on the house, and hung curtains on the side porch to block some strong afternoon sun and a little privacy from the street. Duane loves to work from this porch now that he can close the curtains. (which are really just white cotton sheets) I am pretty sure that before the summer is finished I will find those chairs on the lawn and a makeshift bed on the porch, he keeps saying how nice it would be to sleep out there... the neighbors will still know he's there though when they hear him snoring! lol!
The bunting actually looks a little smaller hanging up there, you should have seen me hanging out our bedroom window to get it hung with my sister sitting under the tree at the end of the yard telling me whether it was straight or not! I'm pretty sure she was having more fun laughing at me than I was hanging out the window!
I don't have a lot of vintage decorations so I made do by adding flags to vintage items such as this sweet picture.
I added this soldiers photo to a muslin star with a fabric (covered in stars) rosette and a vintage coin.
It hangs on the porches blackboard .
This vintage wicker planter is filled to the rim with flags, I stuck them in rocks to try and keep them in place, because if Max isn't taking them out of there then I have some incredibly patriotic squirrels having parades when I'm not looking!
Love this old postcard of waterskiers showing their patriotism in the water! The flag candle is just that, a big glass candle holder wrapped with 2 little flags and given a little trim and glitter.
I found this stitched sampler at a show a while ago... How fitting, it is one of the things that when I brought it home Duane was truly impressed... not that we know who Mary Hein or Col. Hein was but the fact that it has our family name on it is pretty cool.

I want to say THANKS to Joan for hosting another fun party! Go on over and check out everyone's decorations and grab yourself some inspiration!

I have a few more things going on outside but not enough time in the day to take pics and do everything I'd like to do! Cam's party was this past weekend and as together as I thought I was, I did not have it together enough to get pics... can you believe it? Lucky for me I have wonderful family around that love us enough to take care of things, while we mingled with the guests but I really wish I would have taken a few minutes before hand to take pics of all of the decorations so that I could share them with you. Danielle made some awesome cupcake toppers of pics of Cam and some of his favorite or rather regular quotes on them.
My favorite decoration was the signs she made for the streets pointing people in the right direction... She took pics of Cam in this cap and gown pointing and then blew them up and put them on the signs... too funny and really perfect for Cam. He is all about funny!

Thanks for stopping by, I'm still going to get something put together for WW tomorrow yet, after not posting for a week, that will be quite an accomplishment!
Theresa xoxo

Monday, June 21, 2010

I've joined in the fun @ The Summer Bash...

Gina over at The Shabby Chic Cottage is holding another giveaway bash and this time I'm taking part in the giveaway fun! Go on over to Gina's and check it out, leave a comment on HER blog under my giveaway for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to either of my etsy stores! She has a ton of giveaways planned so stop on over and see what you can win!

Hope you get lucky!! wink, wink...

I'm sorry I don't think I explained this very well, so I just added some adjustments in the last paragraph, if you want to enter the giveaway, you need to go over to The Shabby Chic Cottage and then go to my giveaway (there are many more too!) and leave a comment there. I love getting your comments here I realllllly do but I can't enter your name in the giveaway. sorry for the confusion. T. xoxo

Thanks for stopping by, Theresa xoxo

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Where Bloggers Create & I went picture happy!

Welcome everyone to my workroom, I am so excited to be a part of this AMAZING party! I uploaded a ton of pics so I'm not going to bore you with chit chat... I'll do that with my next post! Plus, Duane is giving me the evil eye because we reeeaaaalllly need to leave for a graduation party. Soooooo enjoy the space, I'm so happy there was a party so that I could get organized in here before Cams next week!
I love this speech, it really serves me well when I try and hide under my bushel.

These two pics of the doors are great inspiration... there pictures for me from Hannah and Max.

More inspiration, old photos always get my brain going...

I got these lanterns from the dollar tree, I can't wait til tonight so that I can turn them on and see them glow.

The old dollhouse holds more books and paints.

I have to thank Jane for this idea, now most of my trim is all wound up on yardsticks and I love it! Thanks Jane!

Thanks for stopping by, I can't wait to visit everyone's spaces when we get home! I loved doing this and I know my family is very happy that there was a party so that this space wouldn't look like an episode of COPS anymore! (I made a real mess of it before the barn show.) I don't think I mentioned it but this is the view from the living room, so when it's a mess and I don't usually (ever) close the pocket door well the whole house sees my mess.

Theresa xoxo