Faux Milk Glass DIY

March 16, 2018

Thrifted And DIY Milk Glass Pieces

Several weeks ago, I shared a rather sad little tale about a couple of thrift store plates and my fruitless efforts to restore them to their original shiny state. It was love at first sight and even in their less than perfect condition, they were too exquisite to leave in the shop. 

I took them home, knowing that I might not be able to clean them and this might be as good as it gets, but for .99, it was a risk I was willing to take. 

Updating Old Canisters

March 14, 2018

How To Update Old Glass Kitchen Canisters

Last week, I was cleaning out the kitchen pantry and tucked way in the back was a set of old glass canisters. I don't remember if I bought them for myself or received them as a shower gift, but either way, I thought I had tossed them years ago. 

When I went through my major simplifying stage, they were among the first things to go. I had used them for display, I didn't actually keep anything eatable inside, and since I didn't love their look and they weren't particularly useful...uh, bye, bye.

Decorating With White Pitchers

March 10, 2018

Decorating With White Pitchers

I am addicted to white pitchers. There's something about their shape that I find completely irresistible and if you walked into my home, that fact is very evident, as they are peppered all over the place.

What's the attraction? Why exactly am I so smitten?

Hmmm. I'm not sure I can really put it into words. But you know I'm going to try.

Peanut Butter And Jelly Pants

March 6, 2018

Peanut Butter and Jelly Patched Pants

I met my husband at a roller stating rink at the tender age of thirteen. No, he was not my boyfriend, not even my friend. Yet. We met because he was dating my best friend, whatever dating means when you're in seventh grade.

We didn't attend the same school and since middle school relationships are notoriously short lived, our acquaintance was very brief.

Less Than Perfect

March 2, 2018

How To Patch A Sofa

So hello there friends! It's been a while, hasn't it? While I absolutely adore my little home away from home, here on the web, life in the real world has been a little less than perfect lately and that has kept me unplugged. 

It started a few weeks ago when one of my kids was rear ended by a distracted driver at stoplight. While the car is a mess, the kid is fine. Thank goodness. However, we both came home with a little "souvenir" from the emergency room that day and it's had a pretty strong grip on me ever since. 

The Decorating Princess And The Golden Pea

February 13, 2018

Cottage Style Kitchen Pantry Area

Several years ago, I mentioned that I was a selective perfectionist when it comes to home decor. I called it my princess and the pea syndrome

It's really not that big a deal, I mean, when I notice something that needs to be fixed or fluffed and I do it. Problem solved. 

Princess pacified. 

Seed Packet Print Hanger

February 10, 2018

Rustic Seed Packet Print

Oh spring, where for art thou, beautiful spring? I know that your arrival isn't scheduled until late March, but it's been a really rough winter around here and I need a bit of sunshine right now.

As luck would have it, that elusive season is the theme for today's Ten On The Tenth hop, giving me the perfect excuse to indulge my craving and spring ahead just a little early, regardless of what that groundhog said.

How perfect.

Foggy Glass Fail

February 7, 2018

Ways To Clean Cloudy Glass

A few weeks ago, my husband and I spent a blissful afternoon meandering through a few local thrift stores, picking up treasures along the way. I had no idea what I was looking for, but I was quite smitten with the glassware in one particular shop.

There were the most darling little glass plates for a buck apiece and I wanted them, but they were covered in a weird cloudy film, so I hesitated.

Thrift Store Vase Makeover

January 30, 2018

Glass Vase

This weekend, my husband and I went out for a drive and ended up at the thrift store. He's a very good sport. We actually had a blast aimlessly poking around and even though we weren't looking for anything specific, we found a ton of fun items I can't wait to transform. Among them was a 99 cent plain glass vase that I couldn't put down.

My husband did not see its appeal.