Thursday, June 24, 2010

Romantic Bridal Bliss!
I will share with you my love story... I found my prince charming after walking down several wrong roads. We both needed a little work... kinda like my shabby furniture makeover projects! Giggle...but he is my best friend and he makes me laugh, (plus I think he is super hot). We are in the midst of raising children mine, his and ours. It is not always perfect but he is one of those good men...he loves me as much as I love him...can't believe I have been this blessed!

This is a shot of us at my dads house where we got married...

My favorite picture of us on the big day...

I just love romantic wedding veils, flowers, dresses and pretty much everything sweet and soft...this purse is one of my favorite wedding finds it is a handmade bridal purse with the sweetest pink and white roses!
I also have this darling wedding veil displayed by my entryway...
Memories of our day...
Oh, how sweet true love can be...did I mention that we also have Jesus in our marriage and our home...I have to say that is the glue that keeps it all together...love, grace, forgiveness, hope...
Thank you for stopping by and taking a moment to wander around in romance...I hope you are dreaming if something romantic!
This weekend I am quite the party girl!
I am partying with Beverly for Pink Saturday
Thank you to Stephanie at
 http://angelicaccents.blogspot.com/ for hosting this darling wedding party
and Cindy at http://romantichome.blogspot.com/ for hosting Show and Tell Friday!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Shabby Pink Lamp Rescue!
Happy Pink Saturday! I have been out garage saleing this morning so I am posting a bit later than usual! I am in the business of junk hauling  treasure hunting so when I get bored of things I just switch them out for something new that I have found. I have a darling shabby pink lamp that I tried to take into my booth and then my son said "mommy no you cannot sell this lamp, you are taking away all of our memories".  I told him, " honey we can't keep everything. " The next day guilt set in and I hurried back to my booth to pull out our oh so sweet shabby "memory" lamp.

I found this little beauty in the off season at a flea market and painted its base white. The shade is a light pink and it casts the prettiest glow at night. Funny what little things create memories in our childrens minds...I had no idea my son really noticed the lamps and such. My family goes along with all of my shabbying of the house and they must enjoy it more than I thought~ Giggle

These are my little memory makers...
(my little guy in the center is the one who "missed the lamp")

Well, my memory makers and house need my attention! Have a lovely pink Saturday and a blessed Sunday! Big squishy hugs to Beverely at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ for letting all of us pinkies get together!
Hugs,
Olivia

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vintage Hatbox Delight!
I must share with you another delightful creation by my sweet friend Sheryl! She has several booths and one is close to my house...every once in a while I get a chance to drop by and see her handmade pillows and decorated treasures!
The sweetest vintage Hatbox decorated up with all kinds of goodies!
I just adore the hanmade rose embellishments she uses!
I buy out of Sheryl's booth and she buys out of mine...sometimes we trade stuff...
this is a picture of my space from the spring ( I actually have 2 booths).
This is my big booth...I have a shabby girlie side and then I have a man side with military and tools. I am located at Cadwell's Flea Market and Main Street Flea Market!
Right now our tourist season is at its peak and our booths are super busy...sometimes it seems kinda crazy to be in the business of "junk haulin", I am very blessed to do something I love!
Thank you for stopping by!
Hugs,
Olivia

Friday, June 11, 2010

Shabby Pink Outdoors!
Hello Sweet friends! I have been spending alot of time outdoors and I thought I would share some of the shabby pinks I have outside of my home! In front of my home is a beautiful tree that blooms in the spring a pretty pinky purply flower!

I made this pretty shabby welcome sign for my front door...it is a little "wonky" I am not the best builder, but I thought it turned out kinda cute...

I am so busy, I do not have the time to putter in the garden so some of my "container" flowers are faux and that will just have to do for now! (Believe me girls I drool over your fresh pink roses and all of your cottage gardens...)However, I did plant a small lilac bush in my front yard, cross my fingers it lives!!!!!

I just adore this pretty pink tassle accenting the shabby blue garden cart on my front porch...

The front view where me and the gang hang out!
Well, thank you for stopping by for a visit with me and my outdoor pinks!
I hope you have a wonderful and blessed weekend! To see more pinks please stop by and say hi to
Hugs,
Olivia


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Shabby Chic Office Chair
Ooohh La La I have finally got around to redoing this darling old chair, it was formerly a very boring sad brown, soooooo, it got treated to the deluxe shabfabulous treatment and waa laaa...
I actually painted two of them and I just love them both, so maybe I will keep them when I have a visitor.
My house is small so my "office/studio" is in a tiny spot behind the couch...I covered the chair seats with some darling vintage shabby pillowcases... the rose print is just so perfect!

I love these darling pillows, they came from my favorite Flea Market, Fall Creek Farm.
So darling with the oh so Shabby fabric and pretty rose additions!
Don't you adore this pretty shabby lamp, so fluffy and delightful...I keep a pretty pink soft nighlight bulb in it so it can always be softly glowing...
Well, I admit not much work gets done here, mostly outside where I can sling paint!
I am off to visit some of my sweet bloggy friends to get some inspiration!
If you love white, check out White Wednesday at http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/.
soooooo much eye candy!
Fifi makes me want to pack my bags and go for a travel...Paris...Beach...Italy...anywhere really
Sigh...maybe one day
Hugs,
Olivia

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Shabby Faux Cupcake
Ohhhh don't we all just love a little sweetie treat! I am craving something right now, but I am trying to keep the pounds off for that summer swimsuit!~GIGGLE!~
Well, I have one for you that has zippity zero calories! My Shabby Faux Cupcake is easy breezy to make and makes a darling decoration or giveaway at parties!

This delightful treat is easy! I used a vintage styrofoam ornament but you can use a styrofoam ball and cover it with your favorite shabby fabric. Plop it in a real cupcake container and hot glue a little around inside edges. Fluffy up the top with lot of pretty pink tulle, roses, ribbons and baubles. Add LOTS of glitter and wha la, you have a darling faux decorative cupcake!
 
These are so pretty to use at special events to Shabby up a table and then give for favors! 
( BONUS: They are  fairly cheap and unique!)
Also, if you add a pretty ribbon or loop a strand of pearls at the top they can hang from a Shabby white tree.
They pair up so nicely with my favorite Pink Paper Crushed Roses!
Well, I hope you are inspired by this little delight
Please check in for my June giveaway, I promise it will be something fun!
A heartfelt hug goes out to Cindy hosting Show and Tell Friday  http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
and
sweet Beverly hosting Pink Saturday http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Love these Parties!
Wish me luck Treasure Hunting this weekend~
Hugs,
Olivia

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Shabby Chic Cheap...
For those of us with expensive tastes and thrift store budgets!
I found this picture high on a shelf at an out of the way thrift store.
The original brown frame distracted from the beauty of this pretty picture..
Alas, a trip to the SHABBY CHIC BEAUTY SALON is in order!
Ta Da ...frame painted white and distressed...
Below~ in its original sad condition (note $2 sticker)...

 I found a perfect spot for this darling picture by my front door
above the sofa side table...

A nice spot to dream which I have been doing a little more of lately...
Thank you for stopping by, have a lovely day and don't forget to do some dreaming...Thank you to the beautiful http://houseinroses.blogspot.com/ for hosting this Show off your Cottage party and http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/ for hosting White Wednesday! Please take a minute to visit these lovely blogs for more inspiration!

Hugs,
Olivia


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