Saturday, April 7, 2012

Smiles and Good Wishes

From every bunny here...
 to every bunny out there...
Hope you have a VERY Happy Easter!

Love and hugs,
Sherri :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cheery Spring Vignette

Although spring hasn't officially arrived yet, the signs are definitely all around!
The oranges and lemons in the backyard are now ripe and ready for the picking,
and for me that means fresh squeezed orange juice and lemonade...

The daffodils are in full bloom as well...
I read somewhere that daffodils have long symbolized rebirth and new beginnings, 
especially when presented in a bouquet, 
daffodils are supposed to bring the promise of happiness and joy.

Well I think that must really be true, 
because when I put this vignette together 
 I felt a sense of happiness and joy just looking at the bright cheery colors;)
How bout you?

When I spotted these pretty citrus themed decorative plates they gave me a big smile too!

 I found this unique green glass vase on a thrifting trip, and
it turned out to be a perfect vessel for the daffodils and for this display.
The greens colors will be great for St. Patty's Day too!

Wishing you sunshine and smiles...
Sherri :-)

Sharing at the following:
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Seashell Love!

Happy Valentines Day friends!

I've been in winter hibernating mode since my last post... 
Just doing a lot of piddling around the house in between a whole lot of nothin!

But being the romantic that I am I just had to pop in to wish you all a very
Happy Valentines Day,
 and share a couple of little romantic vignettes with you.

 Roses, whether fresh or faded always evoke a sense of romance,
not to mention lace, and seashells...
A little more romance here...
 with these gorgeous iridescent turbo shells I bought at Pier One a few days ago.
Now what girl wouldn't love a sparkly giant size diamond shaped crystal on 
Valentines Day?
  I love almost any that sparkles ;-)
and until I find the perfect bottle for this stopper to go in... 
It adds a touch of glitz to this silver display. 

I'm really loving decorating with seashells lately,
it makes me dream about spending the day at the beach
 listening to the waves washing against the shore...
or gazing at a beautiful sunset...
Now that sounds just lovely, don't you think?

Hope you're enjoying a lovely Valentines day :-)
♥ Sherri

Linking to:
"Tabletop Tuesday"  @ A Stroll Through Life

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Look for the China Cabinet

 I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  We had a small gathering here
(just the way I like it).
The highlight of the evening was when  I pulled my hubby up out of his chair
and insisted that he dance me around when one of our favorite
"Elvis" Christmas songs was playing ha ha!
It was fun, and his Mom got a kick out of watching us.
It had been so long since we had danced  together it was like we both had two left feet!! 
Hard to believe that when we were younger we could really burn up a dance floor...
Oh, the good ole days...

Now on with the re-do...
 I decided that I was ready for a bit of change from the blue and white china 
in my china hutch
and this is what I came up with... A wintery whitish woodsy look, 
featuring vintage Ironstone with a touch of vintage green Majolica
and vintage brown transferware plates.

You can see the before photo on my sidebar.
My paper white bulbs are just about ready to bloom in this pic!!  

This Ironstone pitcher is one of my latest exciting finds!!

 Paper whites in BLOOM... Yay!

Close up...
This called for an artsy photo with the leaded glass doors... 
hmm, could be in my next blog header I think!

Last look... 
...I'm still in love with my Craigslist hutch :)

I will be taking a blogging break for a while,
I've come down with a cold virus.  This makes the third (and I hope the last)
that I've gotten within the last 3 months.
I think I've been running myself a bit ragged lately and must have weakened my immune system
I guess, because I rarely get sick.
Sooo... I'll being "trying" to get a little rest and then start the
"not so fun chore" of putting away and organizing the Christmas decor...

I'd like to to wish all of you out there a
New Year
  filled with MANY blessings!!

Take Care, and thanks for stopping by to visit!

Hugs, Sherri :)

 I'd like to thank all the following hostesses for allowing us to party with them,
and I hope you'll stop by to visit them!:
"Vintage Inspiration Friday"
"Feathered Nest Friday"
"Metamorphosis Monday"
"Wow Us Wednesday" 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Dreaming of a White Christmas...

Just a few more days folks, can you believe it?!
  I hope you're all having a fun time with all your holiday festivities!

You know... I have never seen a single white Christmas here in sunny California...
But a girl can dream...can't she?
Or just decorate with touches of white !

 Here are some I added to my bookcase...

I also added touches of  nature's greenery...

Tabletop arrangement...
Love this lil church...

This arrangement wasn't done in white but I love the woodsy feel it has.
Would you believe me if I told you that I found
the antlers in this arrangement at the Goodwill?!
Well... I did!
Now I know it's possible to find absolutely ANYTHING you're looking for there!

Here's how they looked before... all I had to do was unscrew them.
Now I just need to think of something creative to do with wood stand...
Any ideas?

I decided to use some special effects on the rest of my photos
from my outdoor display to send you this special message...

May your holiday be filled with...


Warmest Wishes, from my house to yours!

Thanks for stopping by!  
 Hugs, Sherri:)

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