I love it when I can get free or “almost” free stuff that I need or want…like these cuttings. I got them at the local dump in the yard waste dumpster. Actually, just the greens I got at the dumpster and the red berries I salvaged in an alleyway. I’m always on the lookout for “live” along-the-roadside plants I can cut for a bouquet. I ran into a lovely woman who told my chagrined husband, who was with me at the time, that she does the same thing.
I’m still working on my home and I am often changing the look of things. The mantel is something I’ll probably keep changing seasonly. These pictures were taken right after Thanksgiving. As you can see, I still have yet to make curtains. Maybe this week…
Just another corner with free cuttings…
…this is also a “free junkie” item! I found this metal and heavy teapot at the dump a few years back. This display is outside on our back patio table. I had my husband put some holes in the bottom so it can drain. There is some potting mix inside and then some cuttings. The cuttings will last a long time this way.
This is my new Craft/Sewing Desk which is in our bedroom. I fit most of everything I need on or near this desk. My craft ready supplies include thread of various colors, bias tape of various colors, ribbon and a bin full of vintage sheets.
I found the vintage like drop-leaf dining table off Craigslist and can expand on one or two sides when I need too. The bulletin board reminds me of my favs and important things to remember like “Enjoy the Moments.”
This was a fun project just before Thanksgiving. A GIVE THANKS bunting. I used iron-on paper to put the letters on my triangles, sewed the two sides together, then sewed some bias tape to finish the bunting project. I put them in my booth at the Antique Mall in Bellingham, WA, Penny Lane.
I thought this color scheme would work for Thanksgiving but also throughout the year.
I recently have a craving for breakfast sandwiches and will make up a dozen or so and put in the fridge for quick, heat in the microwave breakfasts or snacks. I either make my own biscuits or bake the ones from the can. I make up a pan of bacon, sausage or ready cooked ham (I cook the bacon or sausage patties in the oven). I whip up some eggs with a little half n half and salt and pepper and bake in pie pan in oven. Then I cut out circle shaped egg patties with a mason jar lid. Add some mayo and cheese to your meat and egg and you are ready to do anything!!
I got some free red checkered wax wrap at a restaurant ( I asked to pay for a few and they gave me a stack.) I wrap my breakfast sandwiches in the fancy wrap, then wrap in seran wrap for a secure hold. Before microwaving, I remove the seran wrap and heat in the wax paper for only 30 seconds. More is too much!
Sometimes our place feels super cozy especially when quilts are warm and CUTE!
…don’t know if I shared some of the throw pillows I made in the last year. I printed off a iron-on (iron-on paper I get from Walmart) graphic from Graphics Fairy, then made a simple removable pillow cover with burlap and yellow checker fabric.
another fun pillow was this “COUNTRY” iron-on graphic. I collect vintage sheets and use them for all kinds of projects including this adorable throw pillow!
The couch’s original back pillows kept getting frumpled and any additional pillows was too much of a mess so I removed the original back pillows and put my created collection there. They look great together but my son still messes them up. I told him when he grows up and maybe gets married, his wife may ask him to treat the pillows nice and he might as well start now and get used to it!
So, I had to share at least one photo of my candle-lit mason jar walkway! I lit these up for Halloween night. Ya ya, I’m a little late in sharing but here it is. She’s a beaut! I’ve always wanted to have a candle-lit walkway!
This shows the color half gone as the greys and blacks take over…a little snow will brighten up this view in a few months. This photo was taken at the Lynden City Park.
Again a photo on the trail to the Park. Nature is a gift.
This is my all-time fav. spot when the sun goes down and the ducks put there heads into their feathered backs and try to get warm?
This gate makes me want to walk through it and into another enchanted world. Our world is pretty enchanted when we slow down and look around us.
It seemed like only a few weeks ago that I found a few signs of life still left before everything looked dead and frozen. This little daisy mum was quite alive and a small evidence of cold weather is the striped scarf behind it in the photo.
Pretty Pink Rose…
How lovely you are! It is truly amazing how a few flowers hold on through frozen temps.
This is the last of the lovely hydrangea which was purple and turned this mauv-ey color.
I found these colorful leaves on one of my fall walks. They look so good bunched together. Next year, I’ll have to try pressing them flat and then decorating with them. Pretty soon after I picked them they curled up. I also saw an idea on Pinterest of some real flat leaves used as placecards for Thanksgiving dinner with the name etched in permanent marker. What a great idea!
These didn’t last very long but the color sure pops, doesn’t it!!