Monday, October 29, 2012

My Monday Muse XI & GIFT-A-WAY!

It's hard to believe another month as flown by!  It has and with great inspiration from you!  Your links truly inspire me and I can't wait to see what everyone shares!

I couldn't help but giggle as I read Shanna's sticky situation!  At some point in time, we all have been there weather we want to admit it or not!  For me, I'm just glad I'm not the only one who shares in these most troubling, yet humorous times.    Love the table and great color inspiration!
Restoration Redoux

The most rewarding gift as a teacher is when a student steps out of their box and tries something new.  It is never failure, and always success!  Though I'm not Arisha's teacher, I still found great joy in her success on this sweet little buffet!

Joyously Living Life
Ok, so this week all link up's will be eligivle for this awesome GIFT!
Photo credit to Whimsical Perspective

When choosing the direction of my little shop, I knew I wanted it to be different from every shop on the block.  I wanted every sense to be tempted and entertained.  Eye candy &   When my sweet friend Laura from Whimsical Perspective suggested this AMAZING product, I KNEW it was a perfect fit! 

The scents are AMAZING and my skin is SO soft!  Not to mention, the Tea Tree keeps my face clear!  I love this soap and I hope the lucky linky guest that Random Generator chooses does as well!  This Gift-A-Way includes 1 Lavender lotion, 1 Lavender soap, and a cedar soap deck.

Here are the rules for My Monday Muse…

1.) Please feel free to share about a piece you have completed, restored, renewed, recycled, re-purposed, or anything that inspires you!  A dresser, a sign, a cloud, a picture, restaurant, house, or a person.

2.) Post a permalink (the link to the post), not the link to your blog or Pintrest.

3.) This party will close Sunday at midnight CST and I will choose my favorite and feature their piece on next week’s My Monday Muse.

4.) Please link back to My Monday Muse and visit others sharing their inspirations!

5.)  Give-a-way links, links to Pintrest, and other links that do not fall into the above category will regrettably be deleted.

And don't forget,  the LAST Monday of the month is the My Monday Muse GIVE-A-WAY!
On to the party!
Christie

Monday, October 22, 2012

My Monday Muse X

Good Monday Morning Friends!

I'm a little more on top of things today!  Getting this post out on time is important to me and I do sincerely apologize for the delay last week!

Thank you to everyone who linked up last week!  I truly enjoy seeing your beautifully finished projects, progress and victory over those stubborn projects.  I feel your joy, pain & tears, and excitement when you post them!

Oh So Shabby
This week I found Lynda from Oh So Shabby to be particularly inspiring!  To tackle an upholstery project of any kind deserves major kudos!  I love the chenille fringe duster!  To cute!

Serendipity Furnishings
Another love of mine lately is the color Florence!  Sadie from Serendipity Furnishings really perked up this little secretary! Love!

Can't wait to see what you link up this week!

Here are the rules for My Monday Muse…

1.) Please feel free to share about a piece you have completed, restored, renewed, recycled, re-purposed, or anything that inspires you!  A dresser, a sign, a cloud, a picture, restaurant, house, or a person.

2.) Post a permalink (the link to the post), not the link to your blog or Pintrest.

3.) This party will close Sunday at midnight CST and I will choose my favorite and feature their piece on next week’s My Monday Muse.

4.) Please link back to My Monday Muse and visit others sharing their inspirations!

5.)  Give-a-way links, links to Pintrest, and other links that do not fall into the above category will regrettably be deleted.

And don't forget,  the LAST Monday of the month is the My Monday Muse GIVE-A-WAY!
On to the party!
Christie

Friday, October 19, 2012

The perfect accessories for a bonfire

Here are a few of my favorite accessories for a perfect bonfire:


An antique, hand crafted bench & wool blanket


Lavender firestarters


Friends;)
Enjoy~
Christie

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Getting ready for Nada

NaDa is just a few hours away. 
The pumpkins are ready to be packed. 
Tables are waxed. 
Lavender is fragrantly awaiting new homes to scent. 
 All the excitement & hard work that has building up continues in these last few hours before set up....pictures tomorrow!;)
Christie~

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My Monday Muse IX

Hello and Happy Tuesday?  Yes, it's Tuesday and I'm just getting this out.  Terribly sorry for the delay!  My little family has been on the sickly side so I'm a day late! :(

Despite my delay, there were some great link ups last week!

So...it goes without saying, because I blurted it out last week, I have a love affair with fall.  AND an awesome mantel or table scape!  I LOVE how Angela, from Cottage Magpie, combines the old with the new, and adds just the right amount of nature!
Cottage Magpie


This is SO cool!  Cathrine from Freddie & Petunia has taken the term "Refunk your Junk" to a whole new level!  I want my own FORD bed! AND check out those lamp shades!  AWESOME!
Freddie & Petunia


Just a reminder: the LAST Monday of the month I have a GIVE-A-WAY!  Be sure to link up now and then:)

Here are the rules for My Monday Muse…

1.) Please feel free to share about a piece you have completed, restored, renewed, recycled, re-purposed, or anything that inspires you!  A dresser, a sign, a cloud, a picture, restaurant, house, or a person.

2.) Post a permalink (the link to the post), not the link to your blog or Pintrest.

3.) This party will close Sunday at midnight CST and I will choose my favorite and feature their piece on next week’s My Monday Muse.

4.) Please link back to My Monday Muse and visit others sharing their inspirations!

5.)  Give-a-way links, links to Pintrest, and other links that do not fall into the above category will regrettably be deleted.

And don't forget,  the LAST Monday of the month is the My Monday Muse GIVE-A-WAY!
On to the party!
Christie

Friday, October 12, 2012

The first leaf....

A little morsel of information about my love affair with fall....

Every year when the leaves turn from their lush green to crimson, gold, and burn orange the gently fall to the earth. 

One of my most favorite things to do is watch just one leaf fall from its branch gently to the ground...in my mind I think fall hasn't really began until I can watch just one leaf, from start to finish fall.  Its much harder than it sounds.  More gratifying than chocolate cake;)

Today was the day it happened and it was as though time stopped. And when time began again, it was fall.
Christie~

Monday, October 8, 2012

My Monday Muse VIII

Hello & Happy Monday!
It is so exciting to see this little linky party grow!  Thank you to the 14 linky guests for sharing your talent, creativity and for inspiring & motivating us as well!

Painted Style

I love a pretty dress form!  Weather it be vintage, up-cycled, or transformed!  They all remind me of the one my mother used to have when I was little.  Emma Kate did a fantastic job on this beauty from Painted Style.

The Cozy Old Farmhouse

Fall is in the air and Stephanie from The Cozy Old Farmhouse has a welcomed us into her home!  Check out what she's done with an old mirror harp!  LOVE re-purposing especially when it's done so well!

Here are the rules for My Monday Muse…

1.) Please feel free to share about a piece you have completed, restored, renewed, recycled, re-purposed, or anything that inspires you!  A dresser, a sign, a cloud, a picture, restaurant, house, or a person.

2.) Post a permalink (the link to the post), not the link to your blog or Pintrest.

3.) This party will close Sunday at midnight CST and I will choose my favorite and feature their piece on next week’s My Monday Muse.

4.) Please link back to My Monday Muse and visit others sharing their inspirations!

And don't forget,  the LAST Monday of the month is the My Monday Muse GIVE-A-WAY!
On to the party!
Christie

Sunday, October 7, 2012

It's NaDa TIME!

HERE'S A LIST OF THE INSPIRING VENDORS
that will be joining us for October 2012
Barn Sale/Flea Market
in no particular order...
ANTIQUES, VINTAGE, REPURPOSED, RUSTY AND COOL...
 Rachel Polly 
 Eclectique Boutique
A Sort of Fairytale
 A Beautiful Party
Gray Graniteware Farmhouse
Lis Dunn Designs
 Simple but Different
Lemon Grass Designs
  Red Bird Vintage
  'bags by Margaret'
Nikki Sisk and Nancy Bratcher
  Fabbychic
 All My Musings
 Fine Line Antiques
 Francie Skoflanc
Peg Feltes

FOOD LIST:
Steve from Farm Food
(serving locally raised all beef hot dogs that are so tasty)

Anne Marie from Na-Da Farm
(serving coffee, hot cider, gluten free cupcakes, regular cupcakes, cakes, pies, pie pops, etc)

Christina from Simple but Different
(working along side Anne Marie...because she's my sister and we love her baking!!) 

Monday, October 1, 2012

My Monday Muse VII & a WINNER!

Last week there were so many great posts it would have been impossible for me to choose a winner...so I decided to use a random number generator.

And the WINNER is.......
 
This cute little bench is just one of the many projects Judy is up-cycling for her master bed room make over!  I can't wait to see what else she's doing for her big reveal!  


Thank you everyone for participating last week.  You all are truly talented and give me great inspiration for future pieces!  I hope you link up this week!  And remember, the LAST Monday of the month is the My Monday Muse GIVE-A-WAY!

Here are the rules for My Monday Muse…

1.) Please feel free to share about a piece you have completed, restored, renewed, recycled, re-purposed, or anything that inspires you!  A dresser, a sign, a cloud, a picture, restaurant, house, or a person.

2.) Post a permalink (the link to the post), not the link to your blog or Pintrest.

3.) This party will close Sunday at midnight CST and I will choose my favorite and feature their piece on next week’s My Monday Muse.

4.) Please link back to My Monday Muse and visit others sharing their inspirations!

On to the party!
Christie