Monday, April 30, 2012

Shabby Chic Garden

Hello lovelies!
I must say it is going to be a lovely week!
Toward the end of my garage sale, I decided to move my shabby bike and fluff it up...

This is a little garden bed in front of my house.
I love the "cottage look" of a bike with overflowing flowers parked in the yard.
I have never really felt the full peace and joy, that gardening can bring until this year.
The lemon balm in front of my roses is growing like crazy, I cut it back and I am drying it to use in cooking.
My iris has also survived my "green thumb"!
It just tickles me to death that I have stuff "bloomin"!
I found this trellis in my neighbors "trash" pile...
I was not to proud to hop out and load it up...painted white, it is perfect!
~giggle~
 
Thank you for stopping by!
I will be joining 

xo
Olivia

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Shabby Backyard Hammock

Hello lovelies!
Wow! What a fabulous weekend it has been!
I have been running a garage sale all weekend and I am ready to relax in 
my backyard Shabby hammock!
This is my absolute most favorite spot in my backyard!!!
I made a sweet whimsical chandelier out of a 
grapvine wreath, wedding veil and plant hanger!
Ahhhhhh, bliss is coming soon!
Now, I must whisk myself off to cleaning up my cottage and making some money honey!
Have a beautiful and blessed weekend!

and

xo
Olivia

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Shabby Chic Flea Market Booths!

Hello lovelies!
I am blessed beyond words to stay home with my kids and run my
 little flea market booths for extra income!
I paint and decorate alot of furniture and what nots!
I am also crazy about Hollywood glamour so, I have added so vintage style black and whites.
My daughter goes to pre-school 3 mornings / week, so that is when I work on 
stocking and rearranging.
I work on projects at home but mostly it's family time.
I adore vintage linens and I use alot of whimsical curtains to decorate with!
 Painted frames and mirrors are an easy sell...there I am snapping pics,
~giggle~
I am working on two more of these chairs and I really want to keep them for my dining room
...I mean really!!!!
I'm not sure the light pink would survive the kids!!!
Any ideas on protecting fabric from lots of little kid eating traffic?
 As always thank you for stopping by, I adore all of your comments!
I will be sharing this with 

and 

Big Squishy Hugs,
Olivia



Saturday, April 21, 2012

Shabby Vintage Fabric Rosettes

Hello lovelies!
Inspired by my beautiful roses,
I have started crafting up some pretty rosettes to add to my summer tank tops!I tested the out and they are so cute and light pinned to pretty lacy tank tops.
(I don't like heavy fussy pins, but I do love the romantic look)
I am using vintage linens to create lightweight rosette pins and accents.
Wouldn't it be cute to decorate some totes with ruffles and rosettes!
I think that will be my next project!
I am adding them to my tank tops and selling them in my flea market booths for $4 each!
On a personal note, I am starting a whole foods/gluten free diet to add to my health recovery tool box. I am on day three and I already notice a huge change in my energy levels!
Go to my Chronic Healing blog to read more!

Thank you ever so much for stopping by!
I treasure each and every comment!
I will be sharing this with..

My Romantic Home

and
Pink Saturday

Hugs and blessings,
Olivia

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Caring for my Shabby Rose Garden


Hello lovelies!
I posted about my Shabby Rose Garden project and I had several people ask me
what kind of "magical" rose food I use.
I bought my rose bush at Lowe's last year,
it is a climbing rose.
I planted it on the south side of my house where there is alot of sunshine.
The rose bush was $30 (a splurge for me) along with it I purchased
Bayer Advanced Rose and Flower Care ($15) at Lowe's.
Bayer Rose care nourishes and protects against spider mites.
The first year I cut the rose back so it would stay healthy.
After it gets done blooming I plan to cut it back again.
I am only a gardening beginner, so I was
surprised by how this rose has flourished.
As always thank you ever so much for stopping by!
Good luck with your gardening!
Big squishy hugs,
Olivia

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Shabby Chic Garden Project Part II

Hello Lovelies!
Last season I showed you pictures at the start of
my Shabby Chic English Garden (click to see) project.
I have a small newer ranch style home.
I would love to have the money to build big beautiful porches,
but with my tiny budget, paints and plants are a more
affordable solution!
I used an inexpensive Wal-Mart paint and a porch sealer to brighten up the basic wood.
Here is a shot of Mr. Romantic adding some collected flea market accents!
The paint has flecked off some...but ohhhh that just makes it more Shabby to me!
Last year I splurged and spent $30 on this
pretty climbing rose, I also bought some magic rose plant food that
was a bit pricey but has really helped this rose thrive!
By the grace of God my pretty rose survived my umh umh "green thumb"
~giggles~

I used some mulch and cheap garden stones to create a path
so I could walk out and water my garden in bare feet.
I found this cute little decorative flower gate at the dollar tree!

Really, I just used alot of imagination, paint, mulch, and flowers
to make this drab spot fab!
Thank you for stopping by!
Please know that I take time to read and treasure each comment.
I will be sharing this with

My Romantic Home

and
Pink Saturday

Hugs, love and blessings go out to all ofLink you!
xo
Olivia




Friday, April 6, 2012

Vintage Glamour in my Flea Market Booths

Hello my darling friends!
I thought we could tour around my flea market booths this weekend.
I took the pictures on my phone with my wee one hopping around...so
please forgive the quality!


I am hot for vintage glamour right now!
Here are some pictures of my flea market booths...


Frames, Shutters and Mirrors are some of my most popular items to resell!
I also add in some "country" flair with old enamel pans and utensils!

I also love to frame pictures of glamour girls to add flair to my booths!
I have a mix of vintage glamour, shabby chic, and country farmhouse.
Pretty eclectic but it is all stuff I just adore.

This is the first rose bloom of the season for me!
I cannot wait to show you how pretty it is when all of the buds pop out.
I am sharing this with :

My Romantic Home
and
Pink Saturday

Big Squishy Hugs,
Olivia
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