Monday, June 30, 2008

Celebrating the Fourth of July

It is so fun to see the how my friends and neighbors celebrate this holiday season. This photo of a red barn star reminds me of a story. Last summer we were out working in the yard one weekend and a couple looking into moving to Utah stopped and asked about the town and our neighborhood and then to my surprise they commented on how many houses had the big metal stars on their houses, garages or barns. They asked if it had anything to do with religion or a particular culture. I laughed while we are a peculiar people, the stars are used for ornamentation. They are used a lot on the local homes both inside and out. Good ideas really catch on here. LOL

Saturday, June 28, 2008


It is time to celebrate the warm days. Blogging is a little slow right now. The kids are home from school and everyday seems to be some adventure. I am loving it!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Insightful Nana

I just had a great visit with a friend I have had for many years. I wanted to introduce you to her she is a wise woman and wonderful friend. She has recently launched her new website Insightful Nana Stop by for a visit she always has clever ideas to share.
See my favorite places to visit for a direct link to Kathy's website. Today I got a great idea for saving time when putting on makeup.
Kathy's site has videos that you can watch for tips and ideas as well as articles of interest. I even learned about planting tomatoes. Thanks Kathy for a wonderful visit.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Drapes from Quilts

Lorie never seems to run out of ideas. Here is another great one. Lorie screwed drapery tie back ornaments above her windows. She stitched coordinating fabric tabs to the top of the quilts to tie the quilts to the tie back ornaments. She used berry garlands to tie back the drapes. The results are a quaint country look with a little extra insulation. Since the quilt was patchwork Lorie was able to tie the room together with coordinating fabrics, dishtowel, fabric napkins, flea market finds and spray paint. Thanks for letting us take a peak!
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Visiting the Home of Lorie Lakey

Let's peek inside for some great flea market and do-it-yourself decorating ideas!
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Another Great Spray Paint Idea

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More Flea Market Decorating at the home of Lorie Lakey

It is amazing what you can do with a can of spray paint, flea market finds, a wicker basket and a few good ideas
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Window Treatments from Napkins and Dishtowels

I have had a lot of visitors visiting my blog having linked from the web on this post I thought I would post it again for those of you who are visiting for the first time. Thanks for stopping by it is always a pleasure.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

More Flea Market Stuff

I thought I would share with you more pics for the Star Mill. Summer is a great time to visit flea markets and garage sales. I am a little tore between my love for country and my more romantic side. I think the crystal chandelier could find a home with me.
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