Friday, December 14, 2012

Hello & New Blogger

Hello
First, my sincere condolense to the parents who lost their precious children earlir today in Connecticut.

May I introduce you to a new blogger http://withloveskejewelry.blogspot.com  who loves to make jewerly and is selling her creations on Etsy.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holiday Decorating, and New Blogger

I hope everyone is preparing for the holidays. 20-more days to go for the big day. I wanted to tell you guys about a new blogger. I found her videos on YouTube and I really enjoyed them. If you love home decorating like I do then you will enjoy Nikki's blog http://www.athomewithnikki.com/index.html

Here are pics of my table setting in the dinning room. I bought the placemat from KOHL's ( 50% off), the green charges I bought at Michaels (1.00/charger). The plate with the green border is my wedding china, I have a enough pieces to serve 24. The green charges add a touch of elegance to my table.


This is the center piece, the two crystal xmas tress I bought from Macy's couple years ago. The are battery operated and when you turn the light on the color changes from red, green blue, yellow. So pretty.









The xmas trees on the buffet were made out of magazine. I saw it last year on HGTV white house xmas special, and I have been working on them all year. I,ve made a total of seven, I might make 3-4 more.  See the pic below

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Holiday Decor, DIY and Light Fixture vs Lemonade

Happy Sunday Everyone

I am getting my home ready for the holidays. This year's theme is "Nice, Quiet & Easy". I am taking a breakmy yearly holiday madnesssss. That means that I will only decorate one Xmas instead of 10 xmas tress.
 DIY project  red flowers centerpieces
 1. Five clear vases ( I bought the vases at AC-Moore two years ago using a 50% off coupon on each vase for a total of $7.50 per vase
 2. Flowers from the dollar store: Blood red, 2- Orange red, 2-Red, forr a total of $5.00
 3. Epsom salt- I had on hand
 4. Glitter crystals three bags (AC Moore) $10 per bag - 50% coupon off each bag for a total of $15.00
5. One large bag of cat litter.
Mix the glitter crystal with epsom salts- this gives you the best bang for your money.
Take the empty epsom salt boxes and cut  the top off- making sure it lines up with the rim of the vase
You can also use a 16oz yogurt container. Fill the container with cat litter and inster the flowers into the box of cat litter, arrange the flowers in a pleasing manner.Take the container of flowers and place it into the clear vase, add the crystal glitter epsom salt mix. And here is the final product

 
The last project I am going to share is my chandelier re-do. I sprayed the chandelier silver in 2007 and it was time for a make-over. I sprayed it cooper, once sprayed I did not like it so much so I use glitter blast ( its a spray) to give it some bling. Glitter blast is a bit expensive and I was not too happy with the results. Idecided to add wanted lamp shades,and after going to several stores I found shades prices from  $10.00- $50.00,  I need 10 lampshades. What is a decorator on a budget do? Well I had lampshades that I bought for $0.99 cents about fifteen years ago from the Rag Shop ( closed). After surfing Pininterest I found a great idea. Using scrapbooking paper to cover a small lamp shades and the rest is history. Here it is Lemonade and I love it!
 
 

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