Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year ~

Well my friends, it is the end of another year ~

The Christmas decorations are put away for another year ~

I am so looking forward to another wonderful year of visiting all of you in blogland ~ I am also looking forward to all of the creative inspiration that we can share ~ 

Here's wishing each and every one of you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year ~

See you in 2013 ;-)



Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Best Christmas Ever ~

Hello my friends ~ Just thought I would stop by and share some exciting news ~

Mr. Vintage is such a doll ~ he surprised me after Christmas with the best gift in the world ~

No not Annie ~ Although I love her dearly ~

No not flowers ~ although I really enjoy them ~

I think I told you that my computer went on the fritz ~ yes, we did get the old girl fixed.....but

He bought me a Mac Book Pro ~ Ohhhhh how I have  been longing for one ;-)

Mr. Vintage you are so full of surprises ~ That's why I love you so much ~

I am such a lucky girl ~

Now I just have to learn how to use it ~ but I am very willing to learn ~

Have you had any surprises today?

Please share with me ~



Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone ~ Don't you just love my jingle collar?  Santa brought it for me ~!

Oh Annie, you are so cute ;-)

Christmas Blessings to all



Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Wishes ~

It's almost time ~

The baking is done ~

There is a chill in the air ~

The house is decorated ~

The presents are wrapped and waiting by the tree ~ anticipation as we wait for the smiles and laughter ~

Wishing all of you a VERY Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year ~

May all of your dreams come true.  May God bless you and your family during the Christmas Season




Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Renovation ~

Hello my friends ~ I have missed you so ~

My computer went on the fritz and then Mr. V. decided he wanted to do a countertop restoration ~ sigh ~ at Christmas time?

I did not like my old counter tops.  They were pressed board wooden look ~ and with an old house, they were old ~

Mr. Vintage heard about the product Rustoleum countertop restoration.  He decided we needed to try it ;-)

We sanded down the countertops ~

If you decide to do this, PLEASE remember to tape and cover your cupboards.  This stuff is really messy ~

You paint the cupboard with the base coat and while it is still wet one person sprays the adhesive and the other uses a little spreader to spread the paint chips.  The counter is very rough at this point ~ then you sand them down and apply your top coat ~

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my countertops now ~ just beautiful and the best part is ....

While the "paint was drying", we went to an estate sale and just LOOK what Mr. Vintage picked up for me ~

A beautiful vintage dough board.  Ofcourse, it didn't look like this when we bought it, but Mr. Vintage worked his magic and oiled it with mineral oil.  It has such a beautiful patina ~

It goes perfect with my HUGE vintage rolling pin. 

Now I'm off to make some bread ~ yummmmmm

What are you doing today?

Are you ready for Christmas?

After the counter restoration ~ I am ready for Christmas ~ ahhhhh ~ time to relax



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

As Promised ~

How are you ~

As promised, I finally got a few pics of little Annie ~

This little cutey will NOT leave Britt's side ~

Such a dolly ~

And doesn't she look thrilled to have him?  I am soooo glad that Anikan and Britt found each other ~ such a good time of year to feel loved ~ for  BOTH of them ~ sigh ~

They both make my heart sing ~



Sunday, December 9, 2012

A little Christmas on the Porch ~

Welcome my friends ~ How time is flying by.  I can't believe that it is December 9th already ~

We have been busy shopping, decorating and getting ready for Christmas.   I KNOW all of you have been busy and your decorations are just beautiful ~ I love visiting all of you and seeing what you have done.  Such inspiration ~

I like decorating the outside of our home with simple evergreens and gold bows ~  I love the look ~

Mr. Vintage and I took a ride and gathered some evergreens.  Then, my neighbour came over and asked us to trim his evergreens for him.  We gladly did so ;-)

Mr. Vintage picked up this mailbox at the local thrift store, so I decided that it needed to be part of the festivities ~

I added some greenery and some holly and ofcourse, a couple of presents wrapped in sheet music and tied with raffia ~

Then I took a stroll through our local thrift shop and look what I found ~

These home made lace mini Christmas Stockings ~ well, I just had to have them for $1.25 for all ~

I made a little Christmas banner and hung it in front of the kitchen window ~

I just love this little Christmas stocking banner ~

Of course, I hung my salt dough icicle banner on the fireplace ~

I love the way they shimmer in the light ~ especially, at night when the Christmas lights are on ~

Britt and I decorated her Christmas tree yesterday, it was such fun ~!
And I would like to introduce you to a new member of her family.  He is an absolutely sweetheart, although won't stand still for a picture ~

Meet Annikan, Annie for short ~ sorry for the fuzzy pictures, but he is quite lively and squirmy and won't stay in one place for too long.  I PROMISE to get some good pictures of him during the Holidays ;-)

Today, I am taking some time for MYSELF ~

Are you taking some quiet time for yourself?  I hope so.  We all need rest during the Holidays ~