Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Little Spring Luncheon

Last month it was my turn to hold the ladies luncheon for our antiquing group.
I wanted to go with a really simple colorful theme and seeing as how I was
longing for spring, pastels seemed to be the right choice.

A hand pieced tablecloth from the Caribbean with pretty
floral plates and floral placemats all seemed to fit the scheme.

I used two different sets of vintage china.  The floral set is
by Lefton and the other is a hand painted set from Germany.

Pretty faux cupcakes add whimsy and charm!

I used my huge glass teacup vase with a large bunch of flowers from Costco.
The little pink bird on the top is a favorite of mine and I have several of these
strewn about the house in pots of flowers and perched on chandeliers.

That's it ~ just a few quick snapshots for you.
Maybe they will inspire you to invite a few friends
over to celebrate the much anticipated spring season!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Office Renovation - Before & After

Well my friends, my office renovation is finally complete!
It was a fast and furious few days of painting, new flooring
and putting everything back together in place.  This is going
to be a loooong post as I wanted to show you tons of pictures
so you can see all of the before and after shots.  (*_*)

Here are a few pics of my office before...notice it's all torn apart
and I usually don't like to show pics like this...I can't quite believe
that I am letting you see it with things just thrown all over the place!
The hideous green paint and powder blue carpet just had to go...far, far away!

And here it is now...come on in!

It's all bright and cheery now, and PINK!  Yes, I wanted pink and lots of it.
It's not a soft pastel pink nor is it a bright pink, it's a "just right" pink!

I love my new flooring especially with my favorite old rug in the center of the room.

A pretty work station is a must for me.

I tried to keep the items on my shelf simple and pretty.  I love Christie Repasy's work and
I decided to put three of my favorites above my desk.  I also love the flat screen tv/dvd
player on my wall.  It makes the work go faster when I can watch a movie.

I even surprised myself by keeping my shelves so clean!

All of the essentials close at hand.

Good lighting, pretty flowers and a Simply Shabby Chic file folder box keep everything
close at hand.  A sweet postcard from my friend Jo at Vintage Rose Collection adorns
the front of my file folder.  It's the little touches that count!

I love my table chandelier on my desk.  It is both elegant and functional.

I also love my large floral print that I found at the thrift store for ten dollars.

This is a not so simple display!  I love to display all of my favorite bits and pieces
and this shelf has it all with a french theme running throughout...with a little
bit of garden decor thrown in!

Here is the other side of the room where I store all of my items for my web site and Etsy.
I love the open shelves.  They are very strong and allow me to look at a glance from
my computer to see what is there...very convenient!

This is probably the best purchase for my business that I have ever made.  This
fabulous old meat scale can weigh packages up to 30 pounds.  What a lifesaver!

Love this Psalm and the sweet pair of Lefton angels.

Any girly office has to have a sparkling chandelier.
Okay, you don't HAVE to have one, but it's nice!

A pretty vintage porcelain rose lamp surrounded by family pictures.

An old tole rose piece and a Christie Repasy wastebasket by the door.

And a cast iron header rests above the door on your way out...

There are still some things that I want to tweak, but you get the overall idea.
I hope you have enjoyed the tour of my newly renovated space!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Spring ~ Pink Chandelier Giveaway Winner!!!

Hello Ladies ~ what a beautiful day in Utah.
It feels like spring!

My office is ripped apart and I am "computing" on my hubby's
laptop so no pretty pictures or flowers on my post today!
So with that being said, I want to announce the
WINNER of the Pink Chandelier Giveaway!

And that winner is...

STEPHANIE From Angelic Accents!!!

Yeah Stephanie!

Send me an email Stephanie and I'll get this
packaged up for you this weekend and send it off!
I really hope you enjoy it ~ how fun!  (*_*)

A big THANK YOU to all who entered!  I have met so many
new people on my blog lately!  Be sure to enter my next
giveaway which should be coming up sometime near the
end of this month!

Have a great weekend everyone!
I hope it's warm where you are!


Monday, March 7, 2011

Pink Chandelier Giveaway!!!

Hello all you Lovely Ladies!

It's time for spring (you wouldn't know it here...it's snowing in Utah tonight!)
and what better way to usher it in than a pretty pink giveaway!

Up for grabs is this lovely petite pink chandelier!  This is a newer chandelier
and one that I've had for awhile, but I've never used it so it's time to
give it a new home.  I'm sure one of you will find the perfect charming
spot for it somewhere in your home!

The chandelier is made out of metal with a lovely pink patina and three
sweet lights.  It has a long cord for plugging in to the wall and a matching
pink chain.  The little bobeche cups are so adorable!

Notice the lovely details on the arms complete with spots to hang some
pretty teardrop crystals ~ I'll see if I can find some for you and
include them in the box.

What do you have to do to win this little gem?

It's easy girls...

Just follow me on Facebook or here on my blog and leave a comment
on this post saying which one you follow on and that's it.  That's all you
have to do!  I'll leave it open until Friday noon (MST) when I will pick
the winner by random number.  If you are a follower on both Facebook
and my blog, you may enter TWICE (please leave two comments) so
that doubles your chances of winning this pretty little light!

Good luck everyone and Happy Spring!