Monday, February 27, 2012

Congratulations to C. Burda who won the FOLK magazine one-year subscription!! 

For those who didn't win, be sure to check out their facebook Magazine
and their blog

Truly beautiful pictures to inspire you and oh so much more!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Just a little kitchen makeover.  

The only picture I have of the "before" is from Christmas.

I liked the black.  
But now I don't.

So I painted. 
I Loooooove white.  I always will.  
I think this picture shows exactly why.  
My colorful dishes and linens "pop" against that white.  

So, what about you?  Do you like to change things up? Please leave a comment and tell me all about your latest "re-dos"!

Oh and don't forget the FOLK magazine giveaway!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

I am SO excited!!!  I have THE BEST giveaway to offer you this week.   Look. At. This:

You could win a full year's subscription to this scrumptious magazine!  If you haven't heard of it - you are missing out!  Check out their Facebook ( their website (

 Sweet, right?  Here's how to win:

1.  Sign up to get emails of my blogs - "subscribe" down at the bottom of my page.

2.  Let me know that you have subscribed and..... share with me (in the comment box) one of your latest projects!  I would love to hear what you have been painting, sewing, crocheting, drawing, get the idea.

Another way to win: 
"Like" us (Vintage Boutique) on Facebook! 
 I have a little store with my Mom and Sister called Vintage Boutique.  It's there that we sell our creations.  We would love to share with you AND hear about your creations! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Ben and the team at FOLK Magazine.  I get to be a hero and give away YOUR magazine on my little baby blog!

The giveaway ends Thursday, February 23rd,  midnight CST - with the winner being announced Friday.  Good luck!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

After sanding, cleaning, painting, sanding and painting again.....
 Remember my $8 dresser? 

What a transformation!  She is now the crowning jewel of my new craft and sewing room. 
I think she's lovely!

She still needs a few "touch-ups" - but I think she looks so much better.
Thank you for sharing in this dresser makeover with me.  I would love to hear your comments!  I would also love to see some of your crafts, transformations and projects. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My Little Valentines

Happy Valentines Day my friends!

I am blessed beyond words by love of friends and family!

We are surrounded by beauty - if we open our eyes to it.  We are loved beyond comparison - if we open our hearts to it. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Meet my new friend.  Isn't she lovely??  No?  Well she will be!!

She might look a little worn and old - but after a couple days of spa treatment - she will be so beautiful!  I picked up this dresser for $8 at a local GoodWill.  She will look and feel like a million bucks when I'm done with her.  Stay tuned......

Thursday, February 2, 2012

My living room wall Before and After

The ugly and boring before.  The Big-Black-Monster isn't going away...I can't afford lovely built-ins... what to do???

Why, wall paper with old dictionary pages of course! 

Add some interest with an old rusty birdcage and

an old chippy scale and call it not bad!  At least I don't get quite so depressed when I look at that wall and wish for something I can't yet have. This makes me happy for now.   The frames I found at an estate sale and painted them this bright aqua.   

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Paper Flowers - another thing I'm addicted to!

 These are just some flowers I had made for the Christmas sale at our Vintage Boutique sale last December.  I thought they could be used for decorating packages or whatever.  I made quite a few - and sold all of them!  Now...

I'm working on some map flowers!  I love the colors! 
What would you do with them?