Winter Mantel

winter mantel - wreath

It sure has been a while!  What's everyone been up to?  I've been spending this winter huddled up in the house trying to stay warm.  If I didn't have to pick the kids up from school and take them to activities, I swear that I wouldn't leave the house.  Until April.  Why can't people hibernate?? I'm not really sure why I haven't blogged in … [Read more...]

4 Simple Steps to Sewing a Zipper

Zippered Pillow

How many of you have sewing machines? How many of you actually use your sewing machine?  If you don't, it's time to bust it out and get sewing.  With spring almost here (I pray!) all of your toss pillows are screaming for new covers.  (When did they become toss pillows?  I've always called them throw pillows.  Is toss more PC than … [Read more...]

ooooo – That’s So Coral!

Pink Coral

"That's so coral!" I know that I'm not the only one that knows who this quote belongs to.  Yes, I use quotes from SpongeBob.  Yes, I probably do need help.  :) I bought this lamp at Tuesday Morning a few weeks ago.  I love it.  Why are my lamp shades always crooked?? It's made me a little crazy though.  I've become obsessed with the … [Read more...]

A Finished Project!


I feel like I've been spinning my wheels lately.  Working on bits and pieces and not finishing anything!  So today I am more than pleased to declare one project officially finished! We have had this entertainment armoire for at least 15 years.  I know that it probably makes me very old school, out of fashion, behind trend.... whatever you want to … [Read more...]

Old Tin Ceiling Panel

tin rusty detail

A friend and I were scouting around my favorite junk store when we noticed a woman (it was hard not to notice - she was making a ton of noise!) rifling through a stack of large tin ceiling panels.  They were propped up against the wall, all about the same size, some in better shape than others.  All of them were aged beautifully, but some had big … [Read more...]

A Spring Mantel


This year, the beautiful spring weather arrived in Pittsburgh well before the spring decorations arrived in my house!   I finally managed to pull together my mantel.  I should qualify that statement, because I still feel like it needs a little something.... But I always feel like things need 'tweaking'.  Which is the reason why I never feel like … [Read more...]