Thursday, June 30, 2011

My Blue & White Decor

Blue Toile Drapes and Valance

I have always loved Blue & White so I guess that is why I decorated our Master Bedroom and Bath in it.  These are the only custom drapes I have ever had made.  

I am still crazy about this blue toile pattern and how it compliments our Benjamin Moore Oriental Silk wall paint color.

Vintage Chenille Bedspread

Sorry...the light isn't the greatest in our bedroom!

This beautiful chenille tuft pattern stands out better with the camera flash off.

I found this beautiful vintage blue and white chenille bedspread at a gift shop in Chesapeake City, Maryland.  

It was marked $50 and when I bought it up to the cashier she said I could have it for $40!  

What a deal!  

It is in perfect condition and it washes up beautifully.  

I use it in the summertime on our bed.  It is sooo soft and lightweight. 



Pillow Cover Front

This is my latest crochet project.  

I whipped up this cute little blue and white pillow cover.  

I chained a row of white the length of the pillow.  And then it's just rows of double crochet and single  crochet alternated.


I single crocheted the sides closed and added little button holes on the back.  

I crocheted little blue ties rather than using buttons. 

Pretty cute, huh? 

Please join me for:
Make It My Day at Backyard Eden
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday


Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
 Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show of Your Cottage Monday

Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday  




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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

REDnesday - Stars & Stripes


1. Fort McHenry Flag Talk and Demonstration, 2. The rocket's red...flare...!, 3. Untitled, 4. The Flag, 5. Big Flag, 6. Todays contest..., 7. American Flag #3, 8. IMG_0866, 9. LiveStrong Sporting Park


Our beautiful Stars & Stripes!

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."



And there are more REDs to enjoy with our host, Sue, at 

It's A Very Cherry World


for REDnesday!


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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Celebrating America!

Images Courtesy of Flickr
1. Pepsi!, 2. IMG_1667, 3. I'm Back!!, 4. Newton VFW, 5. Small Town America 9/11, 6. Pontiac, MI 2011, 7. Synergy, 8. Twin Towers, Stars and Stripes, 9. America 3


Celebrating America!


Next weekend is the 4th of July ~ Independence Day ~ here in The States.  

We plan to stay home, barbecue and just relax.  


One of my favorite TV shows is "Smallville" and I'm so sad that it's come to an end after a decade.  I think Tom Welling was great as Clark Kent.  We never got to see him in the suit either!  Darn!   I will never understand why he hasn't been grabbed up to play Superman on the big screen.  This show had fantastic special effects and a wonderful cast of characters too.  Well done!

Read Tom's article on leaving "Smallville" (here).

    Please join Mary at The Little Red House (here) for more Mosaic Monday!
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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Delightful PINK!

Images Courtesy of Flickr


Pink cupcakes, flowers, ribbons and even a PINK door!

I love surfing Flickr for images.  

Look at the goodies I found for PINK Saturday.



Welcome to Beverly's Pink Saturday .  Click on her link to see more PINK!

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Royal Albert Bunny Teapot

The teapot's colors match this vintage table scarf my Mom embroidered.

I saw this cute Bunny Teapot at the English Tea Shop in Epcot (Walt Disney World, Florida) during one of our trips and had to have her.

She's even prettier in person!

So dainty and delicate.

It's Royal Albert "Old Country Roses"

More "Old Country Roses"!

Look at how pretty her back is too!

She even has a cute, little, white bunny tail.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my Bunny Teapot!



Please join me for:
Make It My Day at Backyard Eden
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
 Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show of Your Cottage Monday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday  


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

REDneday - Kitchen Decor

Images Courtesy of Flickr
1. The Kitchen Curtain, 2. more new pyrex :), 3. Red and Orange Pyrex, 4. XOXO Angel Red Bowl for Valentine's Day*, 5. Federal bowls, 6. Deco Red Peas Vintage Kitchen Towel, 7. Pyrex Clown Mug, 8. Everything, Including The Kitchen Sink!, 9. 'The Rachel'

Here's my REDness for the day!   

I love all of these RED kitchen images...especially the red braided rug (No. 9)!

And, no, these are NOT my kitchen items although I would love to have any of them in my kitchen.


And there are more REDs to enjoy with our host, Sue, at 

It's A Very Cherry World


for REDnesday!


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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Blue Doors Around The World

Images Courtesy of Flickr

1. <3 blue doors., 2. My Vacation_0924_1_1, 3. Blaue Tür in Brüssel, 4. Entrance, number 21, Chapel St., 5. Blue Door - Dublin, 6. 081111 Toledo 79, 7. Blue Door, 8. unchain my heart, 9. Blue Door


We don't have a Blue Door but I sure wish we did after finding these fantastic images on Flickr.

We just had our dark green shutters repainted last year and they go with our front door so we don't plan to change our color anytime soon.  I love the weathered doors in No. 6 & 8!  

 Please join Mary at The Little Red House (here) for more Mosaic Monday!


Happy Father's Day!


My sweet Dad is in Heaven...love you Daddy!

Me and My Dad

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Friday, June 17, 2011

My Swiffer Duster Cover

My new Swiffer Duster Cover!


Simple, cheap and quick...you got to love this neat crocheted Swiffer Duster Cover!

I found this project on another blogger's blog but I can't remember who so I'm sorry I can't give creative credit but it's such a great idea I had to try it.


Sugar n' Cream Cotton Yarn

I used left over cotton yarn I had on hand.  I crocheted a rectangle (just start a chain as long as your swiffer plus an amount to go over the sides to secure it).  

It's a row of Double Crochet (US) then a row of Front Post Double crochet alternated to the end.   

I wasn't even that concerned about even ends. 


Make it long enough to go over the sides and hook in place

Quick and easy to crochet up and I used it immediately on our kitchen's laminate flooring.  It worked beautifully.  I'll just soak it in Oxiclean and throw it in the washer.   

I plan on making several more of these to have on hand.  

Wouldn't they be cute made up in holiday colors?   

One for Easter, Memorial & 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas??? 



Please join me for:
Make It My Day at Backyard Eden
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
 Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show of Your Cottage Monday


Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday  


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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I'm Lovin' Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters and my Shadow!


Yep...I'm lovin' my Muddy Waters Ripple throw!


I finished the simple border this week.   

And finally the sun is shining to get some good photos.  

See my shadow!  

The border is just three rows of double crochet (US).  

Nice and easy and it simply enhances the ripple pattern.


Flowing down the Stairs...

I had fun outside with my ripple throw staging it for my photos.  


Running water....


It "sort of" looks like a "waterfall" doesn't it?

It's like a brook edged with green grass....

Muddy Waters and the cool, green grass of summer...


As I mentioned before this throw is going into our new travel van (previously blogged about here and here).  

It's a good size too....about 43 inches by 59 inches.  It covers my body very comfortable.  


Oh, boy, now I have to decide what will be my next crochet project.   

What will it be?

I've been printing some cute free crochet patterns off of Ravelry.  Maybe I will pick one of those.


So glad you stopped by to visit me!  

I hope you have a lovely day.


Oh, I forgot to mention...today is Flag Day here in the USA.  Mine is flying proudly.



I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."  

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