Monday, June 28, 2010

DebbieDoos Oprah Show Audtion!

One of my blogging friends, Debbie, has entered a video for Oprah's search for the next great televison personality! Oprah is giving one lucky person a chance to be the next television star. Click here to check out Debbie's audition video and please cast your vote for DEBBIE! She is an awesome girl with amazing talent, creativity and unreal energy, she always brings a smile to my face when I visit her at DebbieDoos!

I'm cheering for you Debbie, good luck!

Friday, June 25, 2010

You've Seen This Before But I thought I'd Share It Again...

I'm joining the party at Beverly's; How Sweet The Sound!

My "PINK" table in celebration of Pink Saturday! I apologize for reposting this again, however, my life has been turned upside down! Once I move and am settled in my new home I will share some lovely pink items I have picked up along the way.

Pull up a chair or have a seat on my comfy bench covered with a few pillows. The pink burlap pillow with roses and soft ruffles is a purchase from my blogging friend; Sissie. The other two pillows usually sit on my guest room bed.

The silver candelabra is from GW and is sitting on two pink gift boxes filled with European Chocolates, a girl has to have a gift if she's celebrating a birthday, so why not have chocolate? And since it's a 2ND Birthday I figured two boxes were a must!

Of course if you're having a party you should have some flowers for your table. I made this lovely French country arrangement by filling a tin bucket with Burgundy and White Rhinoculous, accented with Burgundy Forget Me Nots. The flowers are so dainty, I just love them!

I also filled this pretty water pitcher I found at GW this week with pink and white roses that I purchased at the Dollar Tree.

I love the delicate spray of pink roses...

The candle light from the different height candles add a sweet twinkle to my table. The tall candle sticks and green pillar candles are from Home Goods, the smaller pink pillars are from the Christmas Tree Shop and as mentioned earlier the silver candelabra is from GW.

Since I'm fairly new to tablescaping and pink Saturday I have just started collecting pink dishes, etc. I didn't have enough plates so I've mixed some of my GW platters, GW plates and GW bowls on top of the pink chargers I purchases at JC Penney. I also layered my white dishes I purchased at TJ Maxx recently. The pink placemats where purchased at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

I like the look of the mixed matched dishes and I think it adds more interest to the table. Some of the platters are very old and a bit worn but that's fine with me.

The pink sheer napkins and pink glittery napkin rings are from Bittersweet Inn and where found at Home Goods on clearance; a set of four napkins with rings for $3.00.

I layered my table with a white tablecloth topped with a pink floral quilted throw that is from my guest room bed. I purchased the throw a few months ago at Home Goods along with the pillows on my bench.

The "TWEET" little white birdie salt and pepper shakers are from Home Goods.

My rose teapot was found a few weeks ago at SA, so cute.

I'm amazed at how many things on this pretty, romantic, pink table were found at thrift shops. It goes to show you that you don't have to spend a lot of money to make a really nice dinner special. I bet if you shopped your home and put your things together you would be surprised as to what you can do with your different collections.

Happy Pink Saturday, I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and for leaving your very sweet comments.

I know you're in a hurry to get to Beverly's but please grab a cupcake before you go!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Terry has won Robin's giveaway...

Yay, Terry you have won Robin's giveaway, please send me your email address so I can arrange to have the yellow bird pincushion sent to you! Thank you everyone for all your interest in Robin's beautiful art work on etsy!

"In the 1800s, women would use scraps of wool or wool felt from old clothing and hats to create designs for mats or rugs. They would make circles using coins as a template. Each piece was then stitched in blanket stitch fashion. Sometimes, the mats or rugs were backed with old burlap bags or feed sacks. And to make the piece lie flat, a penny was stitched under one of the circles to weigh it down. Coins were so valuable then, that in today's world, if you are fortunate to find an antique piece containing one, you would have a very rare piece.

My friend Robin loves to create unique items and has given me an "TWEET" yellow bird pincushion that is made with 100 % wool to giveaway to one lucky winner. The hand dyed wool has alot of color variation, which adds to the beautiful character of the pincushion. Perched on top of a pillow, this little bird is surrounded by flowers and even boasts a flower hat! The wings are sewn on with coordinating buttons and are pose able. There are 2 coordinating pins that had a flower top and a pretty leaf. It is stuffed with wool scraps. Her mother, who has been sewing for over 50 years says it's her favorite pincushion. The wool stuffing helps to keep her pins sharp and it looks so cute on her sewing table! The base measures over 5 inches and it's over 6 inches all. Robin likes to create using wool fabric, yarn and roving, beads and buttons, scrapbook materials or combining colors that compliment each other, items with a primitive or country feel.

The latest buzz from Robin in her words:

Hi! My name is Robin and I live in the beautiful Berkshires in Massachusetts. I am a hobby-crafter and enjoy crafting where my mood takes me! I love creating one-of-a-kind jewelry, various needle-arts, needle felting, crocheting, and creating crocheted felted bags, penny rugs, table runner, made-do's and other woolen items.
I am a child of God and believe in His love and grace. He has graciously given me a love for crafting and creating things with my hands. I come from a long line of crafters and love spending time with them creating new things. I hope you have fun looking at my items and I wish you good luck winning my giveaway that Kim has been generous enough to feature for me! All you need to do to win is leave Kim a comment on this post, that's it, really simple, no hoops to jump through, yay! The winner will be announced on July 2ND!

These cute little candle mats have five jumping bunnies with dainty french knot flower wreaths around their necks. There are five adorable poesy's above their heads. The base is a white color that is hand dyed that the bunnies are sewed on to. The entire mat is sewn with wool using DMC thread. It measures about 9 1/2 inches.

This candle mat / penny rug will go with so many holidays and has a very primative look to it. The picture is sewn using wool on a wool felt base using DMC thread. It measures almost 15 inches from top to bottom & side to side

This table mat boasts a patriotic chicken shading himself by a huge sunflower. It's sewn using wool and is sewn on a wool felt base using DMC thread. It measures almost 12x 10 inches.

For additional information on Robin's unique crafts visit her etsy shop. Thank you so much for visiting, I really appreciate your kind comments.