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I have found so much inspiration that I have started sharing my own addiction of tablescaping. Please feel free to join me as I enter my journey and share my passion for decorating with all my lovely little "treasures".

I decorate my home with vintage, thrift store, yard sale and hand me down items. I shop ebay with a vengance for dinnerware and glassware, the postal service must adore me!

I am very casual, but a bit fussy when it comes down to details. I have spent two thirds of my life in the south, but the southerners say my "nothern side" still comes out! I am guessing this is not such a good thing....and visa versa when I am around my northern relatives, "give me a break"!

Join me any way.......I hope we can be blogging buddies no matter where we all live :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Valentine's Day is's pink too!

 Oooh when did something look THIS yummy at your house?  I could sit by this table and snack all day!  I got out my vintage Wheaton apothecary jars and filled them up with all kinds of little treats, treats that nobody can touch of course, well maybe after Valentine's Day!:*~:*~:*~:*~ :*~:*~

I bought sweetheart candies and took out all the colors except the green and pink ones, well I left a few white ones in there too,  Next I found strawberry flavored, heart shaped marshmallows, and filled up a plastic candy jar.  This "jar" cost me a whole 25 cents at a yard sale, I love yard sales.  I do have another lovely apothecary jar halfway filled with white and light and dark pink M&M's on the other side of the table, but I know they won't last why take the picture right? :*~:*~:*~:*~:*~:*~:*~:*

I know Valentine's Day is still a few week's away, but it's always nice to do a little pre-holiday decorating.  I won't go crazy like I did with Christmas, just a few little hearts here and there and some candy for display to make it whimsical.  Life should be fun, interesting, why should every day be plain, ordinary when I can make it amusing with a few little pink hearts?:*~:*~:*~

I am sure before the actual day arrives, I will find plenty more little trinkets and treasures to display on my "candy table".  There has to be plenty of pink candy out there that I haven't spotted yet right?  I am just waiting for my little neighbor girl Kailey to come over for a visit because she adores this kind of stuff.  The "girly gir"l in her will be drooling!:*~:*~:*~:*~

Are you planning on making a little holiday display of your own, would you like to share it?  I would love to post a picture of it! There is no such rule that I know of that says your hearts have to be red or even pink for that matter.....Maybe you decorate with natural materials or you are all glitz and gold?  I could imagine a whole display of chocolate, couldn't you?  I would be right there though, sneaking a little tiny nibble every chance I had!:*~:*~:*~


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

~:*:*Ooh La La*:*:~

Treasure hunting was fun today and I picked up some little treasures.  An awesome lace tablecloth that I will use to cover a chair, a green canister for beans, some other little things, but my favorite was this little shelf.  $3! Okay, it doesn't look like much and it doesn't match anything in my house....but it will find it's place soon enough.  It needs to be painted creamy white because my walls are mostly pink and what will go on it I haven't decided yet.  Tea cups maybe? Teddy bears? Pink glasses and spoons? we will see which room it ends up in I guess.

This is what I love to do.  Scour the thrift stores for unique, one of a kind items and make them my own.  I love garage sales and flea markets.  I love to find what other people no longer want and need and put it back to use.  Vintage, or just old to some, makes me feel like I am recyling too.  I love that it has a story, maybe someone loved it before me and I am carring that story on. 

I am not overly sentimental. Most of the items I bring in come and go very quickly.  I change my items on a whim, but some things have been around for awhile and I wouldn't let them go for anything.  I am sure you have something like that at your house.  It's kinda hard for me to keep a lot here anyway, my space is limited with just 1000 sq feet to work with.

So how is that for a first post?  I ask opinions  and ideas be left and maybe we can even put up some pictures of your  "Shack"  when I figure it out!
Until next time.....I hope you dream :*:*:IN PINK:*:*:  ~Wendy