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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Shabby Chic Home Decor

Do ya'll remember the beautiful birdcage that Bubba bought me for Valentine's Day this year?  It was green:

Birdcage

He painted it white for me and now it looks like this:

Birdcage

It still needs 1 more mini rose garland.  I bought this one at Hobby Lobby so I just have to wait until I go there again and then I'll pick up another one.  I added a string of white lights (thank you for the idea Pat Winter) and I found 2 bunches of beautiful roses, with the tags still on them, at a garage sale for 25 cents each!  I just cut the stems off, put a few on the bottom of the inside of the birdcage and then added a couple here and there on the outside.  I found the bird at Michael's.  It was on sale for $2.50!  Talk about decorating on a budget!  Decorating this birdcage cost less than $10.00!

I have it sitting on the top of my antique school desk on an antique doily.  I'll get a photo of the school desk soon. 

I never have been one for things to all match.  I much prefer a collection of mis-matched do-dads that hold meaning for me.  I love old things.  Always have.  My sister always says, "oh you and that moldy/oldy stuff!"  She teases me about it but I truly do love my flea market and garage sale treasures.  Some of my very most special things are do-dads that I didn't pay much for at all.  I think I'll start going through my house and photographing some of my treasures to share here with you.

In other news, I have decided to invite a "Guest Blogger" to blog here twice a month.  I've met so many gifted and interesting bloggers over the years and lately as well.  I think it will be fun to introduce my readers to them.  There's just so much talent out there!  So many pretty things to see and so many new ideas!  I hope you'll enjoy this new addition to my blog.

I'm finishing up on Part 2 of my Art Quilting 101 Tutorial.  I've been so busy with my Etsy shop, I got a little behind on things but it's almost ready and will have it posted here for you soon.  Part 3 will be on how to finish an Art Quilt.

Finally for today, I'll leave you with our newest pretties:

Fuzzy Flip Flops

Fuzzy Flip Flops

Kitty Brooch

Leaf Brooch

More photos can be found here.

Oh, I almost forgot!  I changed my Avatar again!  I know I just it the other day but it needed to be more pink!  So here is my new one:

New Kitty & Me Kitty Floral

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10 comments:

debi said...

Your birdcage is just gorgeous! Love it white...with the roses and bird!
Now you've got me thinking....I have a small green birdcage....I need to pull out the white spray paint!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

The original birdcage color was great but the white is FABULOUS! I just love it!!! Thanks for sharing!

Laurie said...

Hi Pam! Thanks for following my blog, I love the work you do! I'm also following yours as your needle art amazes me, and shows me how much I still have to learn! Thanks, and love the birdcage!

Cathy K said...

Yes!! Your new PINK Kitty & Me avatar is perfecto! I like this much better! And your birdcage is too cute! Makes me wish I'd saved my last one (a half-round green one that hung on the wall). I really love that your bird is OUTSIDE the cage!! ;-) Hugs, Cathy

Pegasus Kelly said...

Oh wow! I love the birdcage, what a fantastic thing to have.

Rebecca said...

Happy Pink Saturday my friend!!! Thank you for visiting me!

Now...love that birdcage. WHAT A FUN FIND! I'd soooo have bought that!

Have a great day.

Love to you~

Rebecca

BSOTF said...

I love what you do with things. It's nice to see someone else who enjoys old things & making new things as well. Thankyou for sharing with everyone.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

What a fabulous find and even more fabulous makeover!! I've never seen a double one before and love what you did with it!!!
What a lucky white birdie that gets to call it home :-)
Thanks for sharing your treasure!!
Hugs and Smiles,
Lynn

LuLu Kellogg said...

I LOVE your birdcage and it looks wonderful the way you have decorated it!

LuLu

Cathy said...

Pam,

That is one gorgeous bird cage. It's stunning. YOU GO GIRL! I love it.

xo Cathy

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