Category: decorating


Thanks to Matt for grabbing the camera and snapping a few pictures or I wouldn’t have any this year!

A couple days before Easter I decided we needed a day off from school and we headed outside in the morning.  Autumn played in the sprinkler (which was also watering the garden)…

…while I played around with some vintage sheet music…

But then she saw all the gluey mess and had to get in on the fun too!

So we made nests and eggs out of vintage sheet music and bits of paper lunch sacks.  And, of course, lots of messy glue.

And the nests made the perfect candy and egg bowls for our Easter celebration!

Okay, so I see these all over etsy and love the look, but not so much the price.  I ran across some rolls of birch bark at a park store on clearance and snatched them up.  This birch bark is NOT as pretty as the vases you can get on etsy, since it’s made of bits and pieces of birch bark glued to fabric.  If it were a whole piece of birch bark I would be happier, but these will work. 🙂

I used some cylindrical bottles and an old straight-sided vase, but wanted a shorter vase, too.  So I used some tin cans!

Cleaned and peeled off the label, then used some tape to completely cover the sharp top edges.

Then I cut out felt circles and glued them to the bottom so they wouldn’t scratch any surfaces.

Then I got out the glue gun and got started attaching the roll of birch bark.

Ta-Da!

Lamp Makeover Candidate?

Isn’t it just LOVELY?  Don’t you just LOVE that cracked and broken plastic shade?  And that GORGEOUS faux marble?

Um, no. Makeover coming up.

Spring :-)

The shelf above the couch.  I left up the window frame and wreath because I just love it still and then added a bunch of bits and pieces I’ve collected.  The silvery vine garland is actually a Christmas clearance item, but looks perfect for spring anyway. And super cheap of course. 😉

DH bought me the bird tag and platter for Valentine’s day – he happened to remember that I liked them and they showed up here as a surprise. 🙂

I made the birch bark vases! Not as pretty as I was hoping for, but they work.

DD brought me the little branch of pear blossoms in a mason jar the other day – so sweet!

The birds are spray-painted brown and then cream and I rubbed off the edges to make them worn-looking.  The birds and the moss-covered stones are dollar tree finds from last year. 🙂 Thrifted “eggs” and vintage doilies, too.