Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Winter Fun!

During our "snow week" we had an early spring cleaning and spruced the house up for winter.  We had some fun with pinecones, lacy cedar branches from our backyard and snowflake ornaments bought after Christmas!

We used this beautiful white porcelain bird display for Shanley's graduation party.  Mom "loaned" it to us and I have sort of hijacked it...Jennifer, I promise I am taking care of it!
I added it to the dough bowl with pine cones, cedar and the previously mentioned inexpensive snowflakes!

Just "artfully" displayed serving items on the buffet in the dining room...

I  found this beautiful plate at Marshall's for $4.00-love it!

This beautiful blue bird candle piece came from Cracker Barrel-they already have all of their Spring items out!  I can't resist blue birds!!

The off white knit stocking was $5.00 at Hallmark after Christmas.  The bird and the nest came from Michael's.

We left the glittered trees and houses on the mantle and scrapbooked a page using a vintage postcard (downloaded from Google images and printed on white cardstock).

Another find after Christmas-the Let It Snow sign was 90% at Hobby Lobby.  Wow!

Another plate for just a few dollars from Marshall's.

Yet, ANOTHER great plate from Marshall's...

My mom gave me all of the beautiful mercury glass items for Christmas.  Aren't they beautiful?
I thought I would throw this in-I found this lamp at Marshall's for Shanley's apartment at Auburn.  I loved it and the longer she takes to come home and get it, the less likely it will be hers!  I can think of three different places I would LOVE to have this lamp.  Shanley, are you reading this?!

This is also the afghan that I found for Shanley's apartment after Christmas for $14.00.  Auburn Orange.  War Eagle!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

While it is Snowing outside...I'm thinking of a Party!

While we are still in the midst of Christmas Cleanup, I thought I would post a few things from the past year that we have done.  Yes, I am procrastinating the packing of the tubs but we are snowed in tomorrow so I'm taking advantage for right now!

My oldest daughter, Shanley, graduated from high school in May and these were the invitations to her Family Graduation Party.

Some sprucing up for the backyard since the party was mainly outdoors.

Hmmmm...who is that stringing lights in the trees?

As you can see, the theme revolved around birds
and flying away from the nest...

We found the bird's nests and small bird houses from Hobby Lobby.

Some stamped cards for the centerpiece displays.

I've had that stamp since the girls were small,
I couldn't resist using it for them one more time.

The sky is the limit!

Porcelain blue and chocolate brown were the colors
so this window got a fresh coat of paint!

We rented the tables and chairs (very inexpensive)
and found the tablecloths on line for $8.00 each. 
I couldn't buy the fabric and sew them myself for that!

So pretty at night...

My girls...
Shanley on the right, Delaney on the left.