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Thursday, January 19, 2017

GATHER...Thanksgiving Tablescape

When gathering family & friends to the Thanksgiving table, make it special with fresh greens and all things natural. You can't go wrong with adding natural elements into any décor be it for decorating a room or setting a beautiful table. Pumpkins, Evergreens and Rosemary are wonderful elements to pull a Fall table together. Add fun pops of color here and there, something sentimental such as these pretty Monogramed glasses that belonged to my husbands Grandparents. Monogramed napkins and white candles, scatter small candles in crystal bowls for a touch of bling. Beautiful and easy! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Kids Table

Happy Thanksgiving:) I know we are all busy getting ready for the Holidays and all the shopping, cooking and cleaning that is involved. I want to remind you to stop with all the things that are on your list and have fun being creative in the midst of your To Do list. Here is a fun trash to treasure project. My husband is always dragging in some poor stray off the curb and sometimes I send it back out there! This is a cute child's table that was dirty looking and had lots of Crayola marker everywhere. Really quick fix...I spray painted the legs an Heirloom white and then used chalkboard paint for the top and sides. Sooooo cute!!! Thanks to my Hubby for his find:) Here I just had to do a little chalkboard fun and create a cute mini Thanksgiving Table. Sock Monkey is making his appearance once again and is patiently waiting for his Turkey dinner. Enjoy all the little things and little ones in your life this season and everyday. Be Thankful in all Things...

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Fall Porch Decorating

Hi All
I wanted to make sure to post this while it is still Fall. How in the world is it almost time for Christmas shopping??? Easy and inexpensive touches to your front porch can quickly make it warm and inviting. Here I used Aspen stumps that I found in my Hubby's woodpile stock. Sorry Hubby! Really pretty to use them as a Pumpkin pedestal. If you elevate an ordinary item on a pedestal it instantly becomes the center of attention! I was looking for large pumpkins at Home Depot and was feeling a little irritated at the fact they cost $8 each..grrrr   I will have a pumpkin patch of my own one day, I swear:) I overheard someone saying that Walmart was selling large pumpkins for $3 so I went there and found these cuties! So while on my quest for pretty but affordable Fall décor, I found these large pots of Chrysanthemums for sale at City Market for only $7..SCORE
I had a fun Girls Weekend with some of my oldies but goodies from High School. I have these pretty little Pedestal Chalkboards that I welcomed them with. Not super complicated fall décor but looks so cozy and inviting. Remember that it doesn't have to cost a lot to add seasonal touches to your home. Just a few items here and there can make a huge statement. Happy Decorating!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The most Charming Dessert table

Have you ever felt overwhelmed with all the ideas and projects you could do via social media? Of course we have all been there! Pinterest and Instagram to name a few are incredible sources for the DIY enthusiast in all of us. I have so many ideas rolling around in my head and that is the great part. The not so great part is that we often stop there and don't take any action toward actually doing the project. You know how good it feels when you follow through with making something that inspired you. My daughter in law had a vision for what she wanted her dessert bar to look like, we had a visual from Pinterest and it all came together so beautifully. Here it is in all its glory... I had bought this table from Goodwill a few years back. It had a pretty shape and curved legs, I painted it with Annie Sloan Old white and distressed it a bit. The ladder I found on the sidewalk, it was sitting there with a sign on it that said "take me I'm free" Ok done:)  It was a ladder to a bunk bed haha!
Water cans are from Ikea and greenery from the Florist my DIL used for her Wedding.  We had fun putting this together and my Son hung it up for us. We told him that he had better make it very secure, it would be really bad if it came crashing down on all the lovely Desserts they had for the Wedding. Note to the future remember to remove all tickets and tags, even if they are on the bottom of the watering cans...

Wedding DIY Projects

My Son and new daughter in law recently got married in June. We were the Venue so I had lots of fun projects to do. I found this old trunk at a garage sale and knew I would do something with it for the Wedding. I have a wrap around porch that I was trying to set up many sitting areas. I was in need of some cute tables so I decided to turn this old trunk into a side table by adding legs. For fun I added my address. It turned out so cute!
I wanted to set up a Coffee Bar on my porch so guest could help themselves anytime. I shopped my home and found this vintage dresser that I had painted a few years ago. It looked perfectly happy sitting out there on my porch serving up coffee and cookies. My DIL painted this Coffee Bar sign for me. She is so talented:)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hi & Welcome to my Design Blog

Hello:) This is a very random post about traffic and comments to my Blog. I love design and I really enjoy showing and sharing projects. I am always looking at Blogs for inspiration and sharing ideas, I must admit that I look and leave quite often without leaving a like or comment. GUILTY... Now this isn't a poor me post but I am looking for some advice to receive more traffic and comments to my Blog. I have thought of using ads to boost my viewings but as of yet have not committed to doing so. I would really appreciate some advice from you out there in Blog land:) If you visit The Vintage Cupboard would you send me a shout out and tell me why you came here and what and if you liked about this particular Blog. Thanks:)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Pinterest Inspired Spheres..

I have been collection embroidery hoops for almost a year now. Avid embroidery enthusiast? No...haha! I saw the cutest project on Pinterest on how to make these orbs or sphere's like the ones you are seeing everywhere. It is so easy to make this and all you need are 2 sets of embroidery hoops. There are 2 in each set so a total of 4. I stain them first using a walnut stain, then I glue them together with a hot glue gun into the desired shape. I made a lot of these for my Son's Wedding that was in June so I ended of using a few different designs to make it more interesting.   I then did a dry brush with Annie Sloan Country Grey, any kind of grey paint would do the trick. This gave the look of aged wood or even a rusty metal. I purchased glass votives and battery operated votive candles at the Dollor store and some moss at Joan Fabric store. I glued the moss on and around the glass votive and then hot glued it into the bottom of the Sphere. With the help of my new daughter in law and a crew of lovely Brides Maids we finished making these a few days before the wedding. Thanks Pinterest...You Rock!