Mr Nook and I spent the day (last Sunday) exploring and yard and garage treasure hunting. First though, we went to dinner Saturday evening at our friends house, Mary and Roger's. Mary gave me this ivy plant, thanks again Mary!At one yard sale I purchased this large bottle for $1.00, yup, one dollar.
I love this..
This vintage yellow cloth.
The clear colored bottle the lady offered it to me for free, I thanked her very much, love it.
The vintage pink child's dress I purchased for $5.00. I will be embellishing this little lovely, stay tuned....
The pink cloth and burlap I purchased at JoAnn's to do a tote bag project, stay tuned as well for this.
Love the very pretty wallpaper boarder.
I look forward to using this in some paper projects.
Actually the wallpaper and the materials do go good together, I will probably use all three in a project, too.
This vintage holiday apron was .25 cents, good price hah?
I think this is a vintage linen towel used to make an apron. I will enjoy this during the holiday.
I so enjoy putting together ephemera book making kits. I have a lot of vintage and antique paper items, books and such that I have collected from our local auction house.
If you love paper for ephemera bookmaking, scrap booking, journaling or collaging then this just may be for you.
If you are new to the posts let me explain; I've been trying (through all the rain) to get our porch ready for the summer season.
I have posted a vignette each day this week so far. If you would like to see vignette # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 just click on home at the end of this post where you will see them all at once. This is a round (dining room) table where we eat our meals during the summer months. This table is just by the door that leads into the house.
I love to offer up a vignette on this table, it is a great spot that greats our visitors.
If you are a regular follower to my blog you have seen this area decorated many times, during holidays and such.
Using a vintage minnow bucket I arranged dried flowers (from my friend Barb's garden).
Also tucked in there is an antique beeskep.
A canoe made from white birch tree bark holds more pine cones.
A black wooden sign that reads "Welcome".
A very little birds nest is a beautiful touch don't you think?
Did I mention I love to use all things from nature?
An extra vignette I've added in this post.
The wooden stand was made for Figgy for her wedding in 2006. It still has some of the twigs and fun curly twigs.
It is covered with red lights that look so nice in the dark.
The black game board was handmade for the game aggravation, this game board has been around, dare I say 30 plus years...
A vintage yard stick and a wooden boat look great in there, too.
A lot of the things that one may find tucked in here and there, are items that has belonged to family members, I love to have these items around for the happy reminders that they are.
Did I mention I am obsessed with creating vignettes out of everything??
If you are new to the post let me tell you; I have been busy have a great time getting our summer porch ready for the season. I have been posting a vignette daily. If you would like to see posts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 click on home at the end of this post to see them all at once. This vignette greets our visitors when they come up onto the deck before entering the porch.
A large planter filled with silk greenery and a basket of sea (lake glass) and found tiny glass bottles from the beach.
In the basket is more pine cones and tree bark.
The garden lantern sits upon the rail and lights the way for our friends and family.
These are just added photos of a few bird houses I have around the yard. I love to collect bird houses...
This one is a gas station.
The birds have to have places to live, too.
Stay tuned for vignette #7
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If you have been following this week, welcome back.
If you are new to the posts then let me tell you; I've been working on getting our summer porch ready for the summer months.
I am obsessed with creating vignettes on nearly every surface there is.
I love bringing the outdoors in with using pine cones, greenery, tree bark, sea glass and many other items. These items are some of my favorite things in life... If you would like to see vignette #1, 2, 3 and 4 click on home at the end of this post, it will take you to all of them at once (just keep scrolling).
Using a tin wash bucket I filled it with potting soil and planted some clippings from plants I already had. The greenery toward the back is silk.
I added the little resin bird and the rooster.
I also added a solar light so it lights up at night as a night light for the porch.
If you are interested in seeing more of my vignette obsession stay tuned.
If you are new to the posts let me tell you; I've been busy (between all the rain we've been having) trying to get our screened porch ready for the summer season.
I think I may be compulsive with my areas of vignettes, I love making them.
This one is my favorite.
Sitting on a vintage child's school desk is a white picture frame.
A large pine cone wreath sits on top of the frame.
A piece of tree bark with a hole sits with a bird resting in the hole.
A bird house made from tree bark, pine cones and white birch tree bark.
Lastly, my two wooden drawers I purchased when at the World's Largest Yard Sale in Warrensburg New York with my Figgy.
You can see that post here.
If you would like to see vignette #1, 2 and 3 just click on home at the end of this post, this will bring you to all of them.
you can also see last years picture of the porch at these posts.This white wooden basket I purchased last year at JoAnn's on clearance. I lined it and filled with potting soil. I added a terra cota pot with a ivy plant in the soil. I added mini garden tools to the planter.
I filled the vintage coffee container with wine corks and added a pillar candle. You will find an antique wooden shoe spreader in the grouping.
A beautiful red bottle for a splash of color, and a brass candle stick holder.
I would like to apologize to those that tried to come for a visit a few days ago and was unable to leave a comment. If you did leave a comment it was probably lost. I hope the Blogger people have things straightened out, MANSAKES!!!
I've been attempting (between cool temperatures and rainy days) to put our screened in porch together for the summer. I so love decorating our porch....
This is our porch, a picture from last year. Each year I like to change things up and create new things.
This vignette is one of several I created so far.
If you are a follower of my blog, you may recognize this amber colored bowl, it is the light fixture that was on our very vintage ceiling fan. The fan has sense gone to the dump.
I filled this bowl with some silk greenery, a large piece of white birch bark (I love birch bark), a basket made from tree twigs, pine cones (another favorite of mine) and a yellow bird looking over everything.
I love decorating with items from nature, I think it gives my home a rustic feel.
This coming week I will post "a week of vignettes". Stay tuned for all the fun.
I am sorry I have not done a post in what seems like forever.
We have been in the middle of an emergency with flooding here on the island we live on. I had not left the island in two solid weeks in fear I would not be able to get back on. In addition to this I was busy at work (town offices) during the emergency situation. The waters have receded some, things are better now.
I was able to go into town to visit my Figgy for Mother's Day. This house is a gift she gave to me.
Figgy knows what mama loves...
We spent a few hours together alone at an antique and craft show. I purchased this photograph of this bear, she is so beautiful, don't you think?
I was able to start a little cleaning of the screened in porch.
This is my favorite minnow bucket that I decorate for most of the holidays and summer months.