Pantry Progress Update
20 hours ago
|Thanks to Pinterst I created two pumpkin projects I saw and loved. The first is the stacked pumpkins. I stenciled these BOO pumpkins and placed them atop each other. The polka dot pumpkin I stuck a bunch of round stickers I had laying around and spray painted it glossy black. Easy peasy projects!|
|BEFORE: I used copper and cream candles and gold pumpkins purchased at Hobby Lobby. The white pumpkins on black candle stands with black designs purchased at a garage sale for 50 cents a piece. White and orange pumpkins purchased at our local pumpkin farm. To cap off the look I put spider webbing over the mantel mirror and popped a few pesky spiders on the web for authenticity.|
With added garland
|This is the hubster measuring each window pane 12 inches apart with Frog Tape and his level.|
|This is a stencil I made to use for the hardware. I googled carriage door hardware. Found the one I liked and blew it up on an overhead to 16 inches. I used black glossy acrylic paint from Michaels. I spray painted all stenciling and windows with a sealer.|
We are definitely House Proud!
|This is a vintage fan handed down from my grandparents that I had been visualizing after seeing an article in Country Living last year on custom fans to buy! I can do better and cheaper than that!!|
|First I needed to take it apart, thank god for electric drills, especially on crusty nails!|
|Loving this Krylon copper color spray I choose.|
Voila! Custom copper and black vintage fan!
I got this stool at a garage sale for $2.00. It just needed an update to match the colors red and beige in my foyer.
This project was so easy and took less than a half hour! I had this material leftover in my fabric tub. Took off the old material and placed it on the new material and cut out my pattern. Layed the material over the top and tipped it over to staple. It's just that easy!!!! With this much ease I will probably change it out seasonally!!
|Another cool feature is that you can adjust the font larger for easier reading. If you are thinking about a Kindle I urge you to get one if you're an avid reader like me. It is well worth the money|
|This is the beginning of the parade with authentic Revolutionary costumes.|
|Three generations picture from left to right my two sisters, Lou and Linda, my niece Lauren, my mom and me.|
We all worked up a mighty appetite with Mr. Sunshine backing us up all the way. We ate like kings with pasta salads, watermelon chicken and shrimp on the grill. Yummy! Hope your Fourth was as memorable as ours!
|The bunting was from a local store. The flag pole we got new this year from Michaels because our other one was staineless steel and keep breaking apart from the cement wall. I put flags in the window boxes and the front porch flower pots.|
|Here is a "close up of the doorstep. Each pot holds an American flag and the duck also is waving a flag. The wreath to the left of the door which got cut off I made with red ribbon and some red, white and blue flowers I had. The more I blog I themore I realize I need to figure out how to get closer to my subjects or find a better camera!! I'm sorry these aren't very close, but I'm still learning.|
| I don't think you can clearly see but the driveway is lined with 5 flags on each side with a flag placed near the mailbox too. |
We will be going to a parade in town Monday which is our family ritual. It is now three generations that make the trek to the 11am Fourth of July Parade. After the parade all of my 3 siblings and their families go to my parents house on beautiful Gull Lake and bring tasty dishes to pass and enjoy another holiday to be together as a family. We go boating, float carefree on the lake, or read under a shade tree, or simply graze on all the plentiful treats we've all brought. It's the kind of day where our families celebrate and create lasting summertime memories. That's our tradition, what's yours?
|Are you wondering what this banana is doing here at a shower? Normally. for teachers. packed lunches can get pretty boring and mundane. But for one teacher. today was a different story. Our reading specialist Susan was so excited to share with us that in her lunch today she found this banana with "I Love You Mommy" XOXOXO From Your son. Her son is in fourth grade. Can I get a AWWWW!!!|
|Here is my para pro Audrey dishing out the popcorn for a student.|
|These tea cups with spoon were so adorable and fun to try to use-so "Alice in Wonderland"!!|
|I got this glitzy bunny at Marshall's during Easter season. I've actually used her for a few baby shower tablescapes.|
|Don't you love how the creamer bunny is looking up at the Easter tree?|
Our foyer display compliments of my kindergarten teacher friend, Jodie, who donated the bunnes to me so they could be famous on my blog!!
|Red tulips a sure sign of spring, yeah!!|
|Hardy purple and yellow pansies making their debut.|
|I'm a fan of weeping cherry trees. We have a huge on in our front yard that sadly doesn't bloom very long.|
|This was an interesting table setting with moss chairs and a moss centerpiece.|
|This was a display from MSU's Master Gardner program. I want to use this kind of display with my first graders when we do our plant unit. The person manning this booth gave me several printables to use with my class.We definitely hit gold prospecting today more than I could have imagined!! Happy prospecting days to you!|
|Got this cute little mouse with his blarney stone at TJ Maxx and couldn't resit him!|
|I love charger plates. I got 6 of these gold ones for $1.00 each at Hobby Lobby after Christmas this year.|
|The gold glasses are cast offs from my moms home in Florida. She was getting rid of things and remembered how I had just started doing tablescapes so she gave them to me as her contribution. This is where the saying "one man's junk is another man's treasure" comes into play, except I would change man to woman! We women are ALWAYS looking for treasures without breaking the bank! For my first St. Patrick's tablescape I learned alot and had an amazing time creating. I know for sure along with my mother's help I'll be on the prowl for more St. Patrick's decor to add to my tablescape next year!|