Sunday, November 30, 2008

DAY 30

This is my last day for my photo~a~day for November. I hope you have enjoyed little vignettes of my home. I posted this picture awhile ago but wanted to end with roses. I made these roses using coffee filters and then painted them. I love the vase they are in~ I got it at the thrift store. I hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

DAY 29

This is a vignette in my living room. I love the white rose laying down with one petal that has fallen off. Tomorrow is my last day of my photo-a-day of my house.

Friday, November 28, 2008

DAY 28

This is a fun find of mine. This wonderful vintage dome light is so sparkly and shiny. I added a millinery corsage and a pretty ribbon underneath.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


DAY 27

Oh, I have so much to be thankful for....a wonderful family, good health, a good job, great friends and a home that is warm and safe.

These are my Grandma Nielsens dishes that I bought at her auction. I just love them. She is 94 years young and doing good. She is still very sharp and I keep telling her I just know we will have a 100 year birthday party for her.

I am wishing you and your family a Blessed Thanksgiving Day.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

DAY 26

This is my tea set that my Grandma Wellberg painted for me when I was 10. Only 2 of the big plates have broken and one of the handles is glued on. She painted each of us girls a set. I got the blue because that was my favorite color. This has been displayed in every house that we have lived in. We always recieved ceramic painted gifts from her ~ wonderful heirlooms. I got my love for gardening from my Grandma Wellberg. I have her birdbath displayed proudly in my garden ( you can see it above in my banner) ........she was such a neat grandma!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

DAY 25

This is a corner of one of my rose oil paintings. I wanted to show a close up of a corner of the frame.....I just love this frame......and of course the P*I*N*K roses.

Monday, November 24, 2008

DAY 24

Can you tell I love old vintage candle holders? LOL! I just couldn't pass this one up especially since it has roses on it and is creme and it!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

DAY 23

Who needs to buy new candle holders when you can use vintage? I love this old light I turned into a candle holder. I just added some vintage bling and a candle. I have another mismatched one next to it........the best part is the chippy paint!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

DAY 22

well.........this is what is happening in my home today. We had a leak and it was coming down through the ceiling and walls in the downstairs bathroom. So....trying to get a plumber CHEAP on a Saturday is an all morning job. Some wanted our first born just to come out and give an estimate and then time and half since its a Saturday. I called the neighbor guy to see who to use as of husband is out of town hunting. Thanks goodness for cell phones tho as he is happy I am using the cheaper guy that the neighbor recommended and he is just a single owner too so I'm glad to patronize the small business owner who has been in business for years. He is here now and this is part of what he is doing. There is sawing and pounding going on as I write this. So after its all said and done.....we have to have the ceiling redone again in the downstairs bathroom just like we did after our bathroom remodeling was all done.....RIGHT! Thats another whole blog entry though....the bathroom remodel! LOL! So least I can soon jump in the shower and brush my teeth so I can get some errands done and be presentable in public! LOL! I had another photo ready but hey* this is a part of the house too! LOL! I just never knew where we had all these pipes!

p.s. a helpful hint from my new BFF.....Mr. Plumber Man. LOL!

For safe drain maintenance once a month :

Mix 1 cup of baking soda into a gallon of warm water.

Pour 1 cup of vinegar in drain first,then pour your baking soda and water mix second and walah.......hopefully no clogged drains.

Like he said, its only doesn't unclog drains....if no clogged drains.....he wouldn't have a job. I also know how much him and his mother lost in the stock market. I told you he is becoming my new BFF! LOL!

Don't you love the frame and swirls on this it doesn't look so bad....pretty ShaBBy JuNQuE CHiC.....don't you think! LOL!

Friday, November 21, 2008

DAY 21

CuTe AnGeL BaBy FeeT

The angel on the left in my banner was a Mothers Day gift this year. Here is a close up of one of her feet and the great roses. She is vintage and she hasn't made it to my garden yet....I like her in the 4 season porch where I can see her everyday.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

DAY 20

This is a wonderful vintage oil painting I have hanging in our bedroom. I love the angel sleeping in the garden bed of roses. I didn't get the frame in the pic but it has a wonderful vintage gold frame.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

DAY 19

This is another rose oil painting of mine. I just love the white roses. The millinery rose in front goes perfect with it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

DAY 18

This is a picture of the top of the dresser in the Paris room. I just love the vintage perfume bottles....some of them I embellished with a label, ribbon and of course rhinestones. The Eiffel tower was bought in Paris.....I wish I would have bought another larger one too ....oh, well.

Monday, November 17, 2008

DAY 17

This is one of my favorite vintage baskets. I love the chippy pink paint with red underneath. I absolutely LOVE the barbola rose wreath on this.......just so fun.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

DAY 16

Here is a buy of the century. I got 2 of these columns at a yard sale about 12 years ago for $5.00 for both! They were in our floral shop Vintage Rose for awhile, now one is in our living room and one in the Paris room. I just love them!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

DAY 15

Wow.....the month is half over...where does the time go. This is just a small sampling of my tablecloth collection. I have a tablecloth for every flower in my garden.....and then add about 225 more! at least....I love roses as you know....and have many many beautiful rose cloths, great ones still with the original tag, some in the original boxes, some whimsical get the idea....I have a LOT! LOL! I change out my tablecloth every's so fun to put the matching tablecloth to whats blooming in my garden or for the changing seasons.

Friday, November 14, 2008

DAY 14

One of my vintage old candelabras. I just love the old chippy paint and rust.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

DAY 13

oh.....I love my mannequin that is in the Paris room. When I bought her she was all white and the black was all shiny and I got her all aged and ready to go. She is decked out in her black velvet, her rhinestones and fur shawl.......getting ready for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

DAY 12

This is a fun velvet pink rose tucked into a vintage pink coil bracelet and accented with a wonderful flower pin that I got in Paris......I forgot all the great things I got there! Nothing prettier than a pink rose!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

DAY 11 ~~~ 11/11/08

I wanted to combine my photo of my home a day and a tribute to our veterans today for Veterans Day. Then I found the perfect photo of a vintage suitcase I have. Please remember all the veterans who have given their life for our freedom and all those who are still at war and away from their families and loved ones.

Monday, November 10, 2008

DAY 10

I am a china painter. This is a rose cup and saucer that I painted. I painted this one in 1999. I made a whole set of 6 cups and saucers each with a different flower. You can barely see it in the picture.....but there is a little bud on the inside of the cup. The millinery flower is from Paris. It sits on top of one of my favorite milk glass cake plates. Oh, how I love roses!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


This is a vignette from our living room. It is decorated with alot of gold, white and creme and of course vintage millinery, feathers and crystals.

I found these wonderful old ribbons white out antiqueing. Aren't they just the B*E*S*T! I have never seen fancier ones like the ones with the white and pink.....just so wonderful and so resonable too..........woohoo!

A close up of these gorgeous ribbons.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


This is a portion of a great old oil painting of violets. It is written on the back of the canvas......April 01, 1912. I got this about 10 years ago for .......are you ready? $15.00! This estate sale had others that weren't I am kicking myself for not getting them and learn I guess.

Friday, November 7, 2008


I thought these went perfect together in one of my McCoy vases.........all white sea shells from Florida and vintage crystal door knobs. Stay tuned for more pictures of my home every day through the month of November.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Day 6 of my post each day of my home. This is a vintage hanky holder. I love the old satin, millinery flower , lace and beautiful bow holding it together. This is in our bedroom......just love it!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


It's day 5 of my month long post each day of my house. This is an awesome vintage P*I*N*K birdcage with a nest that I made this spring while cleaning out my garden....its made from thyme. The polka dot feathers were found by my oldest son Nick.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I bought this gorgeous chandelier in Paris. We took off each of the beautiful crystals and wrapped them carefully in bubble wrap so it was easier to pack, I felt much better having them safe and sound and they took less room in the suitcase. This hangs in our bedroom. I just LOVE the reflection this made on the wall......

Monday, November 3, 2008

Day 3

These wonderful items are on one of my end tables in the spare Paris room. I added the rhinestones to this great old clock and bought the great frame from Shab-n-Chic. The picture is a postcard I got while we were in Paris. The bottle is from the thrift store and decorated with a sticker topped off with a white feather.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Day 2

A basket full of pillows made from a vintage bedspread and rhinestone buttons and a vintage lacy beautiful pin cushion.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I am going to list one picture a day of my house for the month of November......thought I'd try something goes...........

Pink velvet millinery rose with rhinestone that sits atop my refrigerator. What better, millinery, rose and rhinestones!