Hi Everyone -
My name is Toni, I'm 50 something, how time flies when your having fun:) I'm a mom to three wonderful sons. Twins that are 22 and my youngest is 21. They truly are a blessing and my greatest joy.
I have to admit that I have a small addiction to Thrifting & Junking!! Filling my home with the treasures I find, sometimes giving them a fresh look. I can never pass up a thrift store, yard sale or flea market! (I've been known to be late to a few functions) I love the cottage look with a little bit of everything mixed in making my home comfortable & inviting.
Some of my Favorite Things my 3 wonderful sons cottages
old painted furniture
chippy pieces rusty iron garden pieces a childs laugh
chocolate black licorice white farmhouses
old red barns small white steepled churches
stories only grandma can tell farm tables galvanized metal vintage clothes b&w photos vintage fans old books
Stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS. See the connection? ; )
Wishing all of you and your families a very Happy THANKSgiving day! Here's wishing your tables are surrounded by family and friends, topped with bounties of food and reflections of all we truly have to be THANKful for.
I am Thankful for my 3 sons, our health, my family and friends and all that God continues to bless us with.
Hope your holiday is as special as all of you are.
I woke up to WHITE this morning. Not a lot of white, but just enough to put me in the holiday mood. I sat for about an hour this morning with a cup of Chai Tea, watching the snow fall. I love the beauty of it. I still hate to drive in it, but I love how it makes everything look.
This is right outside my front door.
My son's bike outside of the original farmhouse, which is
just behind our house.
(He needs to put his bike away)
Another view outside my front door.
I love this tree! It's so big.
You can see there is not a lot of snow on the ground yet.
My blue metal roof is now white.
Our red barn.
So, with the snow outside and really nowhere to go today.....I am going to finish painting my living room and hopefully start to put some holiday decorations out. I know a lot of you have already started....I know because I have been visiting your wonderful blogs and seeing wonderful ideas that I will be borrowing ;) Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.
Hi everyone.......It's been awhile since I posted anything. But I assure you, I have been around visiting all of you, keeping up on everything that you have been doing. I have just been behind the scenes...so to speak :) Checking out all of the yumminess that is always around blogland!
With the holidays just around the corner, I started to look around my house and decided I wanted to fluff it up a little bit. Get her ready for the holidays. So I went digging around in my junque pile, pulled out a few supplies and started fluffing. Digging around in my junque stashes started to make it feel like Christmas morning, with shiny new packages just waiting to be opened!
Here is the first one I opened
I Love this window, the glass is missing and it is chippy in all the right places. Since everyone else in blogland have made wonderful burlap wreaths, I had to have one.
(Note: I just picked up some wonderful paint that I will be painting my dining room and living room walls with. It's a soft linen color. No more white walls. I know.....I probably should have painted first, but that's how I roll)
Here was the second present I opened.
I have had this 1890's farmhouse door for
a while. She was originally covered in
white chippy paint, that was making
a huge mess, so I took most of it off
(don't hate me)
I think it now has a little
warmth to it.
I wanted to feature the original wood applique/carvings.
I think they are stunning.
So beautiful, I really love the door with a more natural look and just a hint of chippy paint. What do you think?
I really do love chippy paint, but this was seriously flaking/shedding/molting all over my house.
And these little treasures I unwrapped at my local thrift