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Friday, December 30, 2011

Open That Door


Time to open the front door to greet 2012 and welcome it with open arms. 
2011 is going to leave by quietly slipping out the back door.


2012 will hold some wonderful times for me. 
-Becoming a grandmother...YES!
-Hosting a large bridal shower for my niece
-And then celebrating my niece's beautiful wedding
-Feeling of pride for my nephew who will be graduating from college 
(while both his parents will be there looking down from heaven)

2012 will also hold some painful moments.
-Family and friends are facing some challenging health battles
(they are always in my thoughts and prayers)

I know we all have to face the ups and downs in everyday life.
Here's to a year of being able to handle them with grace and with strength. 


At the end of each year, I allow myself some quiet time to become inspired.
It's a time for self-discovery.
I do not make resolutions, but I do have aspirations. 

So this is my year to believe in myself and 'just do it'.
I've pondered a few things this past year wondering what solution is best.
I've discovered that sometimes there is just no 'right' answer.
Sometimes ya just need to do something. Better to do something rather than nothing at all.

And now is the time to let ya all know that I do appreciate your visits, support, and comments.
It amazes me how quickly we bond and become friends.
So cheers to my blogging friends...hope that 2012 treats ya all well!

Until next year...

Have a good old time in all ya do,
Cindy

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Simple Moments

Often, the most memorable times in our lives are from the simple moments.


So no need to overdo this season. 
No need for the best tree, perfect decorations, and expensive gifts.
It's not what your loved ones will remember anyway.

It's the simple moments that make the season.
Enjoy them.

Wishing you and your family the happiest of holiday moments!

Cindy


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dreamin' Of A Blue and White Christmas


Dining room. Blue and white decor.


Collection of white dishes. Blue stockings.


Some chippy whites. Old blue ornaments.


More whites. With candlelight.


Antique white gloves. Rustic ladder.


Imperfect vintage in shades of blue. On a white background. 


All of it makes for a dreamy blue and white Christmas.
What are you dreamin' about this Christmas?

Linking up to these wonderful parties:

White Wednesday @ Faded Charm

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ Primp
http://micheleravendesigns.blogspot.com

Happy Holidays,
Cindy

Friday, December 9, 2011

Rustic Christmas Corner

Kitchen counter Christmas decor.


Just added a little greenery and some lights.


See the lights peeking through the grater? And that is the rooster I saved/picked awhile back.
I couldn't decide whether to sell it or keep it. Well, he's a keeper for sure!

Hope ya all are caught up on your holiday check list.
Plenty to do and so little time.
Don't blink! It will be 2012 before we know it!

Have a pickin' cool weekend,
Cindy 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Barn Wood Farm Table

Need more table space? Make some!


I came upon this project when all my tables were used to seat our Thanksgiving guests and I needed somewhere to display our yummy desserts. Needed something quick, inexpensive, and uncomplicated. What to do? Shop my stash, of course! Three barn boards, two treadle sewing machine legs, and some tools...I had a vision. So easy!


The barn wood was free! One was used for the bottom shelf and two were used for the top. Basically, it was all screwed to the treadle sewing machine legs.


Thanksgiving was such a whirlwind, that I had no chance to take a picture of the table with the desserts. So here it is in Christmas mode.


I have family members who on Thanksgiving gifted me with (some homemade) wines and this table has now provided the perfect spot for them. And yes, that is a chicken feeder. Fun display piece and goes great with the barn wood.


Behind the table is a divider with lace panels. It's just enough to hide any kitchen mess I may have. Of course, I never have any. Wink, wink. It's just that when you walk through our front door, you are smack dab in our living room (no entryway) and the whole kitchen which is just beyond that is visible. This divider breaks it up a bit.


For the Christmas display on top of the table, I used an old galvanized bucket with garland, rustic sleigh bells, and pine cones spilling out. I quickly made some book page trees and topped them with some rustic stars. This was all so fun!

Thanks for the visit and checking out my farm table!
See below for all the parties I'm hooking up with.
Thanks to all the great hostesses!

My pickin' best,
Cindy

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Just A Peek

Okay. Just a peek. For now.


White. Weathered. Worn. Wonderful.


And chippy. Still in the back of the truck.
Saved from a building that was being torn down and before being thrown on a burn pile. 


Isn't it fantabulous? And ya know what?


We saved two of them!
A matching pair of big old wonderful doors full of character and charm!


Now what should I do with them? So many possibilities...hmmm...

Have a pickin' cool weekend,
Cindy

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