Wednesday, April 28, 2010

CRAZY FOR DAISIES

DAISIES
are such sweet and demure flowers
They are a sure sign of summer and sunshine with their cheery yellow centers and delicate white petals Look at all the lovely ways to enjoy them


This ring can be found on ETSY

This looks so yummy, but it's too pretty to eat!!




How cute are these necklaces?
This ring has a solid Marc Jacobs perfume "Daisy" in the center







I'm a sucker for cute babies


How great are these daisy pom poms?
What a cheery wedding that must have been!

This cute umbrella makes it cheery even when it is rainingI want this Daisy Wreath Ring...I'll have to go HERE to buy it


Cute little boxes of sunshine


These give HAPPY hour a whole new meaning!



Are you crazy for daisies, like I am?

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK

~EARTH DAY~
a day that makes me think about what I can
do to help save our planet.
So NATURAL-Y I thought of one of my favorite things-
CHIPPED AND RECYCLED...ANYTHING!!
It makes me crazy to see perfectly good things get thrown out,
only to end up in a landfill.
I don't understand how we think we can continue
to put things in the ground that will never disintegrate
or at least not in our lifetime.
We have one world and if we continue on this path,
it will only get smaller and smaller.
Who wants to live on a toxic waste dump?
Don't get me started or I'll end up on my soapbox on this topic.
It really does make me crazy.
I grew up with two parents who survived the Depression.
They have always been very appreciative for whatever they had
and held onto things until they had absolutely no more use...
and then some.
They were savers and taught me to do the same.
I know it makes my husband crazy, he is not.
His motto used to be,
"Get rid of it, if you need one again a year from now, get another one.
I don't want to look at all this junk"

Ouch! JUNK?? I think not!
One man's trash is another one's treasure

Before he met me, all of this precious, shabby junk
would have been in his trash.
Now, he is growing (he's not there all the way yet)
to have an appreciation for the finer things in life...
ALL THIS GREAT CHIPPY "JUNK"


Be still my SHABBY heart,
NONE of these things belong in a dumpster!
I am a proud recycle-er.
So today, being Earth Day,
I hope I can inspire you to be a recycle-er too!!

Look at these
pretties
These frames are so great they don't even need pictures
Here are some beautiful
doors
Who needs a handle when you've got re-cycled rope??
and
salvaged windows too
This baby is mine
I am just loving what Dusty Lu did with this old window
Click here to see the rest of her fabulous kitchen!
My Parents sold 2 columns like this at a yard sale they had many years back for $10.00I'd say someone got a steal
What was I thinking?? I should have bought them!!
Maybe these are the columns I passed up years ago...
Oh how nice they look
Talk about regrets!!!
I love vintage tin tiles
This hangs in the entry at my beach home
All I can say about this kitchen is WOOOWW!
What cool ceilings
A Chic Shabby Shed
Isn't bead board the best????
and isn't this the coolest wall treatment??
The shabbier the better
The same goes for old white wicker

or metal chairs
or wooden benches, for that matter
Distressed farm tables are perfect
especially in a narrow space
What's not to love about this space?
I heart the baby chandelier

These pieces of furniture are sooo
...YUMMY!
Here's a great display case from Rachel Ashwell
Cool vintage signs are some of my favorites, no matter what they say
...well, within reason
What does it say, anyway??
Great ways to re-purpose
vintage odds and ends
another lovely from Vintage Weave
Like I tell my daughter all the time
"It's not what you've got, it's how you use it"
HAPPY RECYCLING!!
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