Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter 2017!

 I've just made these little drawer shelves for the farmhouse attic bedroom so I decided to add some Easter decor to them.







Easter in the real house!
Liberty just had to have this cute little bunny bowl!

Easter cupcakes and chick cookies! 

The bunny cake stand is from Kmart...too adorable!
Only had to drive to three Kmart's to find one that wasn't chipped...as usual I'd left it 'til the last minute.

I've managed to amass quite a collection of pastel coloured china in the last few years.
It makes me smile every time I look at it!
All the Johnson Brothers Greydawn dinner set on the table was an online score for just $25!!!!

I finally got to host Easter dinner with my pastel china...that's something I've wanted to do for years! It doesn't take much to make me happy! 

Starting to set the table.

My very clever daughter Liberty drew the sign on our kitchen blackboard wall.

Happy Easter to you all!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lighting the Farmhouse Lounge

 I decided that I might as well finish all the lighting on the ground floor so I don't have to keep taking everything out of the Farmhouse every time I add a light.

I've made three little lights and hung them together in the lounge. 

Lights are very hard to photograph when they're lit up!

There's a matching single light in the front entry way through the French doors there.

The lights look silver when they're off. 

And (hopefully) mercury glass-ish when they're on.

'Poor man's silver'!

There's a chandelier in the formal dining room which I made when I did the Valentine's Day scene. 
I was doing everything I could to avoid making a chandelier - because they're very fiddly things to make. 
But the dining room was just screaming out for one!

Now I'm looking for inspiration for lights in the rest of the Farmhouse!

Thank you for all your comments on the Kitchen Lights post, so glad you like them!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Lighting the Farmhouse kitchen

I made these tiny mason jar lights for the kitchen a very long time ago. 
Figuring out how to install them has taken some time!



I've coloured the jars slightly aqua.

There's also a light in the pantry - which is still waiting to be filled.

I had installed a little chandelier above the dining table but I was never thrilled with the way it looked.

Someone was throwing out this metal lamp shade. 
I transformed it into a verdigris copper light fixture.



There's still a lot more to be done!