My Booth {Virginia Beach Antique Mall}

My Booth, Lovely Things Furniture & Decor

I am finally getting around to sharing my booth space! Last year I shared my Christmas Market Booth, which was part of a big Thanksgiving weekend craft market here in Virginia Beach. I did shows with my parents for about 15 years, but as much as I loved it, I really wanted to find a more permanent space to sell my pieces. In October I finally moved into a space at the Virginia Beach Antique Mall. I always enjoy seeing people's booth spaces, so I thought you might too! (Forgive the photos, the … [Read more...]

Christmas Home Tour 2014

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

  Welcome my sweet friends! Last week I shared my Christmas Courtyard decked for the Holidays, and today I am back to share the inside of my home as part of the Home for the Holidays Christmas home tour! Here is my entryway that I already shared... Come on in... As you enter, you face our stairwell.  I found this metal wall art  this summer at a yard sale for $5. I painted it in the Spring, and it's perfect to display wreaths for the seasons... Just to … [Read more...]

How to Make a {Faux} Fresh Greenery Arrangement

{Faux} Fresh Greenery Arrangement- Perfect to greet Holiday guests!

Are you finished decorating for the Holidays yet? I still have much to do, but one area I can cross off my list is my front courtyard.  I shared it earlier this week and in case you missed it, here's a peek: I'd love for you to take a closer look here and you'll also find out why this space is so dear to me. I wanted to liven up my courtyard a bit, and one of the best ways to do that for the Holidays is by adding fresh greenery.  I usually keep the pieces that are sawed off the end of … [Read more...]

Our Christmas Courtyard {And Why it’s so Special}

Christmas Courtyard

Hello my dear friends. Today I'm sharing my courtyard all decked out for Christmas as part of the Welcome Home Christmas Tour. I'm not sure if you'd call it a courtyard really, but we honestly don't have a better name for it so courtyard it is! We live at the beginning of a busy street, so this space offers a little privacy from the neighbors. This is a perfect spot to sit in the morning when the weather is nice. We are also very close to our neighbors as you can … [Read more...]

A New Christmas Wreath and Mantel

Super Simple Christmas Wreath and Mantel

Welcome to the Twelve Days of Christmas Holiday Tour! Today is day one of a themed tour where each participant selected a Twelve Days of Christmas theme to decorate around. Sounds fun, right?  My theme was Two Turtle Doves, so I think I had it pretty easy! Not sure about Eight Maids a Milking, but I know my friends can pull it off. Here is my take on Two Turtle Doves with a new Christmas Wreath: Those are turtle doves umkay? (Wink) A wreath was the first thing that came to mind when I … [Read more...]

18 Hand-Made Gift Ideas Anyone Can Make!

Hand-Made GIft Ideas that Anyone Can Make!

Who needs Black Friday? Today I'm sharing 18 ideas for hand-made gifts that anyone can make! Who doesn't love a hand-made gift? And the pride you feel as they are unwrapping what you so lovingly (Okay so sometimes there are curse words involved) created is second to none! Let's start off with a project to help loved ones stay organized? Like this cabinet door turned jewelry organizer. It could also be used for coats, purses, towels, and more! Cabinet Door to Organizer How about something … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Pillow {from Vintage Bedspreads}

Christmas Tree Pillow made from Vintage Bedspreads

How do you feel about Secret Santa gift exchanges? Fun? Stressful? Several of my friends in Blogland and I are participating in a Secret Santa swap this year and today I'm sharing what I made for my Secret Santa, and also what I received! I guess it wasn't really a secret, since we knew who had us from the start, but I thought it would be fun, and then it became very stressful! You see, the person I had to make a gift for is Jennifer Rizzo.  I love love (really) love her style, but what … [Read more...]

Oh Christmas Chair

This little chair got a sweet Christmas Makeover!

Hello lovely people! Welcome to Themed Furniture Thursday! Every month I, along with several of my favorite blogging buddies, makeover a piece of furniture to fit a particular theme. Any idea what this month's theme was by seeing the preview picture? Red! The color red is this month's theme. This was a really tough one for me because I don't have anything red in my house, and it totally doesn't suit my style...with one exception...at Christmas time! I had the perfect piece of furniture for … [Read more...]

How to Make Double Welting for Upholstery {without double welting cord}

Easy step-by-step for making double welting for upholstery!

When I shared my French Provincial Chair Makeover recently, I had several people interested in seeing how I did it.  It seems there are a lot of upholstery projects waiting for their big makeovers out there! I am not a professional. In fact this was my first upholstery project of this magnitude, so if I can figure it out, you definitely can too! Today I am sharing how I made the welting that finishes off the edges so nicely. Then I will soon follow up with the chair upholstery. There are too … [Read more...]

DIY Mitten Ornament {no knitting required} +Over 30 More!

DIY Mitten Ornaments...no knitting required!

Do you make Christmas ornaments as gifts? Is it something you do every year for your special friends and family? My older sister and her daughters make a new ornament each year for us. They started when her girls were young. Now they are 17 and 22,  and we still get them, and I truly look forward to seeing what they create each year. My amazing friend, Christa, receives several handmade ornaments from her MIL that she makes to giveaway, and I look forward to being the lucky recipient of one … [Read more...]

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