Monday, January 30, 2012

Little girls closet...

After being confronted with the plethora of posts recently about organization and closet gutting, I felt compelled to clean out a closet too.

I decided to do my 3 year old daughter's closet.

I didn't paint in there or add a fancy light fixture, but I'm so darn proud of myself I just had to share.

So let us enter this corner of the room...

Don't be the doors...

Wow, Santa was good the last few Christmas's. Maybe a little too good? We'll blame Santa's helpers, the grandparents. : D

Bye-bye clean closet! One down...sister's and master closets to go. Why did I save the worst for last?


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Crusty Pale Blue French Pie Safe

My mom came to visit me this weekend. We're working on the launch of a rather big project. It's her brain child, I'm just helping out with the blogging and promotion aspects. I will share it with you all very soon!

Hubby agreed to watch the kids while Mom and I spent the day together. We went to the Old Oak Cottage, Ellen's Timeless Treasures, and eventually ended up in the Heights area of Houston.

I went upstairs and to the back. There was a dark booth and hidden under a pile of items was this pie safe...for $35. A beautiful pale blue chippy old French pie safe. I'm going to use it for our project. After that I think it will end up next to my hallway bench as a little side table. It's the PERFECT height and size.

Here are a few pics I took this morning in the backyard.

Pure French Farmhouse

Crusty chippy hardware

Crusty little hardware

Chippy Blue French Pie Safe

Farm fresh Eggs in Old Bowl

What do you think? What would you fill this with?


Boogieboard Cottage

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Friday, January 27, 2012

"The Old Oak Cottage" Store Tour

My neighbor and I just returned from visiting a very neat shop. I was told about it by Pam at "From My Front Porch to Yours" blog

Here are the pics I snapped with my phone. Please excuse the poor quality, we had a baby,two toddlers and two strollers to manage so I didn't even consider bringing the big nice camera.

Next to this shop, the property has another shop that is the most adorable shabby chic cottage ever. I wanted to move in...or at least throw a tea party in it! So romantic and light. I was so enchanted with it that I forgot to get any pics.

The shop is called The Old Oak Cottage in Huffman TX. It's actually a few mintes from Kingwood and Humble, in NE Houston.

I look forward to returning SOON.


Thursday, January 26, 2012


Well trained eye? More like eye in training. Things that grabbed me today...

...a jadeite (ish) pepper shaker old bread factory loaf pan (I think???) to store collections old black clock that still ticks, rather loudly

...a very big old graduated baby (?) bottle to add to the crusty shelf

...another big jar for $1

...and lastly two unusual items that are project bound. Here is a little hint...

Today was an exciting day on the hunt. As you can see I found some cute small items, some of which were from the thrift store.

I use to be a haphazard collector. I'd just buy whatever caught my eye. I'm enjoying collecting so much more now that I have set limits on what to grab. I look for things that add to an exhisting collection and I try to group things by color, style and even age. I'm still learning how to control my urge to buy something I fall in love with. If it doesn't fit with my existing decor I leave it on the shelf. That's one of the reasons I love blogging! I love to LOOK at log cabins and dark european decor and even retro stuff...I love it all but I don't buy it. I find cool niche blogs and admire from afar.

Thank you so much for coming by to look. If you know anything about the history of any of my items shown I love hearing about it!

Have a thankful Thursday-

linking to:


The Shabby Nest


Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Desk Reveal! New CrUsTy shelves,sticks, and a nest of course!

Hi Everybody!!

How are you today? I'm having a great morning. Anytime I get to play with new "junk" I'm as happy as a baby with candy.

My new shelves, which I hinted at a few weeks ago, are these crusty zinc(?) shelves. Now I'm pretty confident they aren't old OR zinc...but you can't tell in passing. The crusty patina is so pretty...

That old laxative bottle is pretty funny, eh?

I'm in a rush with this post! My neighbor Lauren and I are about to head out to Home Goods with the kiddos, and she reads my blog so it's not gonna be a secret as to why I'm running late! : D



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