Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Yard Sale Weekend

I am having a yard sale, front porch sale and in house sale on Saturday 9-2, Sunday 9-2
I have been cleaning out my basement, the kids rooms. 
Also the front rooms of my house, which have had stuff stored in them for way to long, we have to get the front rooms emptied out, so we can insulate and redo these rooms, we have a pool table and lots of fun stuff to go in these rooms. 
I can't wait until there done
I don't think the rest of the family can wait for me to clean them out either.

I have been getting ready for this yard sale for 3 weeks. 
I have scoured the house for things I don't use
I am somewhat of a perfectionist,
I have to have all the stuff near perfect, clean and all priced and set up. 
I have been fortunate because I can use the front rooms for the yard sale items, and I can
have the rooms all set up
The big furniture items are on my front porch, so I can have my boys carry these things onto the
front lawn.

I love yard sales myself, I tend to buy too many things.
I quess you could call me a YARD SALE JUNKIE
I'm sure there are others out there like that too!!!!!
You know who I'm talking about

With all that said, wish me luck this weekend.
I'm going to use the money to pay for the insulation for my front rooms

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Living in New England. 

The fall is such a beautiful time of year. 
My favorite by far, the weather is perfect, the colors are awesome.
The leaves start to change color, slow enough that we can enjoy
the beautiful colors
Homes start to change their decorations, pumpkins come out
Crows are starting to show up on fences
Corn stalks, fall festivals, craft fairs
I can feel it in the air
Some pictures of inspiration to share with you all

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hooked On Friday

I am hooked on Friday, because tomorrow is Saturday, and I'm going yard saling,
I am going to be on the lookout for a dresser like this that I can paint white and use in my
master bathroom!
Wish me luck
I'll let you know how I make out with this one
I love this look, the mirror is awesome also

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

White Wednesday

You can see that little bit of white paint on this great old swing, can't you!!!!
I know I can, and I LOVE it!!!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

God is Great ~ Faith is everlasting

"God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage. 
If God brings you to it , he will bring you through it"
Follow God's chosen path for us, and we will always be on the right path,
which will lead us to greater things, we will prosper beyond our wildest dreams


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Happy Saturday

End of summer flowers
I picked these in my yard
Pretty even though they are weeds,
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
Enjoy your day
Blessings ~ Cheryl

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hooked on Fridays

~Colors of Linen and White that I Love~
These pictures inspire me, I have borrowed these from the
Internet~thank you for letting me show your beautiful
Have a Happy Friday
What inspires you?
Do Tell

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dresser Re-done

My first posting on an old dresser that I re-finished
I know you don't know this, but I love to paint, I have been painting in one form or another since I was a little girl
This all wood dresser was a freebie that I acquired along with many other pieces,
After storing the furniture for a couple of months I decided that this piece
was going to be used in my walk-in closet to replace the broken Lowe's piece that I
originally put in the closet when we moved in the house, now the drawers don't even work
I had the paint in my house, it was never opend it is
Behr Premium Plus Cottage White
How strange was this, I had this can of paint in my basement, the painter must have
bought this paint and never used it, I never knew it was there
I didn't have a good paint brush on hand, but I had some new sponge brushes, and I was
so impatient to get this painted that I went ahead and used the sponge brushes, I don't think I would
recommend using the sponge brushes if you were going to put you piece of furniture in your room,
but I was just to impatient to wait another day to go and buy a new paint brush
I also had a 1/2 can of primer
I sanded the dresser with sand paper,
wiped it with a cloth to remove all the dust
and then painted, it took 2 coats
The next day I sprayed the dresser with a can of clear acrylic sealer that I also
had in the house
You will  notice in some of the pictures that it looks spotty, that is because the sealer was not
completely dry when I took the pictures

Sealer was still wet when I took this picture

Have a happy healthy Thursday

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


What a beautiful day in New England

Crisp, clean fall air, I am loving it!

I think this post should/might be called

"Black & White Wednesday"

These pictures are from my home
I am transforming my home from Primitive Early American, dark reds, browns and mustards


White Rustic, French Chic
As I do things in my house, I will be posting pictures and telling stories

Gourd, old bread board, vintage carry all

Kitchen Counter, old tin with condiments
Window light

Old grain sack, vintage broom, old blue coverlet
all on an old weathered quilt rack

Old basket, handmade doll,
pillow from Family Heirloom Weavers sitting on a bench at my front door
Breadboards, I love old breadboard's
I have a collection ranging from very small to quite large ones

Vintage scale in white on an old very large bread board with
some of the old flour imbeded in the board,
old bread boards have such stories to tell
Old jugs, I love to collect old jugs
some have writing on them, some have numbers, letters, bird motifs, some still have the corks in them.
These are sitting in a display again on an old bread board
My next post is on a piece of furniture that I did over
I will post before and after pictures

Sunday, September 6, 2009


I love dogs, puppy dogs, older dogs
I love everything about dogs
I have three of my own
Everyone should have one, they make a house a home
I love cats, Kittens, older cats
I have 6 of my own
I love claw foot bathtubs
They keep your bath water nice and hot for a very long time
I love this chair style
I love brown transferwe
I love burlap chairs
actually I am loving anything burlap lately

I love the colors and textures of this chair
Linen and White
I love all things handmade

I love white farmhouse sinks

I am loving this bathroom
the colors the chippy paint
I love old sewing notions

I Love Linen