Thursday, February 26, 2015

Decorating with Jewelry!

Adding vintage costume jewelry gives the right touch of sparkle and pizazz to any vignette. Some pieces may even have stories behind them to bring them out to display and start a conversation!

The clip-on brooch (I think that is what it is) that was found at a garage sale, adds lovely detail to this vase.

This pink vignette was inspired by my Grandmother's clip on  sparkle earrings.

I remember when she would wear her clip-on's and was so relieved to take them off after she got home from an outing. (ouch!)

Finding inexpensive silver jewelry at garage sales or any that you have from your own collection gathered from your youth, brings back cherished memories!

Even display your free Mardis Gras beads!

And this nude statue gets a little bling too!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Still Winter but ready for Spring!


As winter is still among us and for some, a little too much of it now, I am ready for spring! I found this little plant at Loew's. They also have a variety of succulents which are nice in terrariums and all your vintage glassware.

When I was making a burlap runner for my dining room table, I decided to keep the strings that you pull off when you want to make a fringe. I thought it can be used later for something since I love to recycle. So here it is wrapped loosely around my plant and bird's nest.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Be my "Decorating" Valentine!

Well I took a break and back to decorate for Valentine's Day. Hearts are always pretty throughout the year, so maybe I will have a couple stay for a while. I bought this wonderful decor fabric at JoAnn's and made a few stuffed hearts that I hand stitched.

Here I used three of my stuffed hearts on an old mirror I painted with homemade chalk paint and then distressed it.

The coat rack (given to me by my mother-in-law) was so much fun to decorate. A frame my friend gave me that I again used homemade chalk paint and distressed it. Another friend crocheted the scarf and the heart is a Target day after Valentine's sale find from a few years ago. Notice, I hardly ever buy things or at least buy "cheap".

This red vase always makes an appearance for Christmas, now it shows up again for Valentine's. I also love RED!

My Art History book from college shows up again and still getting lots of use out of it. The silver fern from my red vase above and my Hershey's jar below, came from a live flower arrangement my daughter gave me for Christmas that I continue to use. I just LOVE to recycle and keep reusing...why not!

Happy Valentine's Day!