Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Giving Thanks

Wishing you and yours a blessed holiday!

The Hubby and I will be busy visiting family and decorating for Christmas!
I will be back with new posts on Monday.


Monday, November 24, 2014

A Subtle Change with Paint

Hi All! I hope you had a great weekend. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I can't believe it's this week, seems like time passes faster and faster as you get older. Please make it stop!

This weekend was a busy one for us, we painted our entire downstairs which consist of an entryway, living room and dining room combination. It is about 500 square feet. Wow, painting is REALLY exhausting, especially when you have to move around furniture. It was like a chess match move this here so we can paint there. Now move it back to get to the next section.

Saturday night the Hubby and I had backaches from all the bending and stretching. Since I wasn't about to cooking we ordered pizza for dinner. And had Advil for We did managed to get about 80% done on Saturday and finished up the remaining two walls on Sunday. Oh my word, do I love the difference. The rooms feel so much more cozier!

Here is our before picture of the living room with our cream walls. 

And now here's the after... 

Did you notice the subtle difference? The wall color on either side of the fireplace was changed to tan. It is called Tiramisu Cream by Behr. Who would've guessed a little paint color can make such a difference. I feel like I am sitting in a new room. The actual color is a tad darker than it appears in the picture, I was battling with the light streaming through our sliders.

So tell me, what projects have you transformed with paint?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday's Fancy

Oh Fall, why are you such a short season. 

Your brilliant colors only stay for a fleeting moment. 

Until next year!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

a Visit to the Elephant's Trunk Country Flea Market

A few weeks ago the Hubby and I went to the Elephant's Trunk Country Flea Market. I have heard great things about this flea market and this was the first time we had a chance to visit. As we passed through the gates my heart starting to sing. Oh my word, what a flea market, so many vendors, so much to see at first it was a little overwhelming.

Let's start with a little history. The Elephant's Trunk Country Flea Market began in 1976. The first markets found aisles named after New York City streets or alley-ways. The market was held on Sundays, and in 1976, the presence of fifteen vendors was a "big" day! Now up to 400 vendors can be found on any given Sunday. 

The Hubby and I decided to start at the back and work our way to the entrance. There was so much to see, such a wide variety of items. We wander up and down a few rows before our tummies told us it was time for some breakfast. There were about 6 different food trucks. One made mini donuts... Oh the smell, it was so tantalizing. We got egg sandwiches and of course a bag of mini donuts. 

My first score of the day was a wooden sign that said "outhouse". I just fell in love with it and it was a steal at $10.00. It now hangs on the door to my downstairs bathroom. Cute...

So, I have been on the hunt for an old milk can, I have found some at other flea/antique markets but they were either too expensive or rusted out. Well as luck would have it I spotted one with a vendor that sold dog treats (of all places). It was painted red, it was chippy, and absolutely perfect. I thought to myself this must cost a pretty penny. Before I had a chance to ask the vendor the cost he said, "you like the milk can, $15.00 and its yours". I could not get the words "I'll take it" out of my mouth fast enough. This is displayed on my front yard with my fall display. What a score!

Then I found this great artist that made figures out of scrape metal and beautiful flower/evergreen arrangements. I saw this lovely arrangement with a log as a base. It was perfect for Grandpa's grave. It is about 20"w x 14"h and only $15.00. Isn't it just beautiful. The artificial flowers alone would have cost that much in a craft store.

It was a fantastic day, even the Hubby had a great time. There was such a mixture of old, unique, and creative artisans that there is something for everyone.

The market closes for the winter so I will have to wait until spring to visit again. I hope I can last till then...

What are some of your favorite flea market finds?

Have a great day!