faux mercury glass diy ~ ballard designs knock-off

I wanted to share some DIY mercury glass projects. I have coveted these pedestal plates from Ballard Designs for awhile but didn’t want to open up my wallet for them. So….one day at the Dollar Tree I spotted this bowl & thought this would be perfect to knock off the pedestal mercury bowls from Ballard.Continue reading “faux mercury glass diy ~ ballard designs knock-off”

oh, christmas tree {s} 2015

Our christmas tree was the first thing done for the season this year. It was up & done the Saturday after Thanksgiving. And, yes, it was still November. That’s pretty good for this crew. This year we felt the impact of our kids getting older. Miss M, the tween in the family, changed sleep overContinue reading “oh, christmas tree {s} 2015”

flea market finds

So on the first day of November I was ready to start thinking about the holiday season ahead ⇒ Thanksgiving & Christmas! I went to the Alameda antique points faire which happens on the 1st Sunday of every month. And every month life seems to interfere and I haven’t been able to make it in aContinue reading “flea market finds”

winter blues

I’m feeling a bit blah lately and it’s really not about the weather.  It’s crazy warm in northern California.  Dare, I say, too warm for this time of year? We have 5 pear trees in the backyard and they bloomed unseasonably  early.  now I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining, ‘Cuz I’m not.  I’mContinue reading “winter blues”

christmas welcome

 I‘m happy to be sharing this post @  Jennifer Rizzo’s holiday house walk.  so  much inspiration and holiday cheer to get everyone in the holiday spirit.  I got my Christmas front door wreath done!  Happy dance. Now the decorations in the front of the house are officially complete. When I showed you the outside of theContinue reading “christmas welcome”