Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A new home for my kitchen helps

I've been holding onto this treasure of a box
since last summers'
garage sales.
My hubby had spotted this vintage coke box
and bought it for us.
I tell you, he has "the eye" for these things.
I didn't know whether I wanted to use it 
in the living room as a magazine holder,
or on the wall as a display shelf.
So I set it aside.
Today was the day....inspiration hit me!

Introducing my new recipe book holder!
I love it!
It's the perfect size
to hold my treasures.

I had them on my kitchen shelf
but decided to change things up on there
(if you stick with me, I'll show you that in my next post).

It's not too big,
not too small,
just right
(sounds like "The Three Bears story")

And I have to say I love this wooden bowl
with the handle all in one.
It's holding my Momma's dried hydrangeas she so lovingly gives me every summer.
We stopped at a few garage sales while out of town on holidays last week.
Yes, you heard me right,
the "thrill of the hunt for treasures"
doesn't necessarily seize
while on vacation.
We found this in the beautiful, Niagara-on-the-lake
I'm almost blushing to say...
.25 cents.

Now my cookbooks are in a pretty box,
and they're right there "in my face"
ready to grab when I need them!

I'm happy,
and if I may say...
so proud!
My next post will be on the shelf
that used to hold these cookbooks.
Make sure to come back ok?!
Have a great day and thanks so much for visiting!

Deborah xo

Monday, July 9, 2012

Home Decor on the deck and in the yard

Container gardening
can be so attractive

I used a vintage tin
which my hubby got from his brother-in-laws fathers home,
and added this plant.
I don't know what its called,
but wish I did,
because it is  amazing!
The way these buds  open up
and show their faces is  so  beautiful! 
I think this is my favourite plant this year...it just responds to the sun so beautifully.

I planted some  snapdragons
in this tin that was in our basement
and sat it on this  chippy chair
that a dear friend gave me before she moved away.

The thing about  container gardening
is that it gives you the joy
of  getting  creative!  

Here I sewed the bottom of a jeanskirt
and added  soil
and some little 
 purple and white flowers 

Found a childs dress at our local 
Value Village store
put soil in the pockets
flowers in each one.

 I've had these  ceramic clogs
for a few years now.
I love to plant
cute little
hens n' chicks
 in them.

An old bread tin
offers a new home for my
Martha Washington blooms.

So much you can do 
to freshen up your deck and yard.

I've had so much fun this year with this!
Any container ideas of your own
you'd like to share?!
I'd love to hear!   

Until after my holidays...
Deborah xo     


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hand in hand

Celebrating the purity of  white,
and the natural attraction of wood.
I think the two make a happy union.

What do you think?
 Are you a lover of the two?

Photo credit: Our dining room

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Welcome to my newest blog!
This one is especially for beauty in the home.
Home decor, fashion & all things of beauty.
I'm excited to begin this newest of my blogs
and share with you...
beauty through my eyes.
Come on in...I'd love to show you around!

P.S. I keep changing the background..I can't decide which one to keep! Lol So much fun!

Deborah xo