Monday, March 24, 2014

2014 Valentines

On Valentine's Day my Mom was almost 93 years young.  She still loves to do handiwork so I purchased an embroidery kit that has several holiday table runners.  The first one she finished was this  beautiful Valentine table runner.  I feel blessed that she is able to use her creative talents and has fun.




While shopping in a local antique mall I saw this garland that was made of vintage Valentine cards and playing cards.  Since our family loves to play card games, this seemed fitting to have this on display.



The Valentine runner made the perfect table scape for our Valentine dinner.



Here are some closer looks.




Valentine Day would not be complete without Red Roses.


I have to give a shout out to my friend, Beverly, at My Sew Sweet Studio,
 she put this project together for me.  Check out her blog, she is sew creative.

Hope you had a great Valentine's Day !

Friday, March 21, 2014

2014 Happy New Year

I have to first explain that I had basically given up on the fact that I would be able to get back to my blog to post but thanks to my husband........it is now working again.  Thank you so much ! 

I think the first post should be a "2014 Happy New Year" post even though it is now March.

Greeting at the front door is the Victorian "Paris" dress form that gets dressed-up for many occasions. 

She is sporting an antique top hat and bridal veil.





Bringing in the New Year is always centered around food and the decor is centered around clocks.






Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

 In one of the previous posts, I was dreaming of a mantle for Christmas see it here.  Well..........
this year my dream came true.  While on a road trip though Ohio, we stopped by an antique mall and there was my dream mantle.  After the expert packing by my husband, we were able to bring it home

When I purchased it, I was thinking of painting it black or white but when I saw it in the room, the quarter-sawed oak gave a richness to the room and complimented the kitchen cabinets across the open room.

My home tour begins here:
















The following photos are the ornaments made by my kids when they were 2 and 5 years old.
This is my favorite tree each year.







O Holy Night is what these carolers are singing





MERRY  CHRISTMAS  2013


Monday, October 7, 2013

The Three Speckled Hens Antique and Old Stuff Show in Paso Robles, CA was a fun venue last weekend.  If you want to keep being inspired to "Decorate with a Touch from the Past" visit my booth #4749 at:

Mill Creek Antique Mall
805 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA
10am-6pm
7  days a week
661-324-1900