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Friday, December 14, 2012

Pretty In Pink

Well here's more Pinterest inspiration as I found this picture awhile back and was so inspired to make this as a Christmas gift for my Granddaughter.

A Royal Make-Over

Here's an old beauty I recently played around with for my teenage die hard One Direction fan daughter.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Updated Curbside Treasure

Remember this one? Well I decided the top was a bit to bulky and needed freshening up as this was one of my very first projects on my blog.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holiday Groove

Just wanted to share a bit of randomness to get you in the holiday spirit.

Natures Christmas Tree

Well its the season to be Jolly! So this year Ive been inspired by nature and all my many bobbles  remain packed away as I'm loving what natures providing.

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Wintery Wreath

Over the weekend I put together a pine cone wreath and was greatly inspired by one that I recently found on Pinterest.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mercury Glass 101


Today I thought I would share with you a small project I did over the weekend.I dabbled in the Mercury Glass as I have always admired it in the Pottery Barn catalogs.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ravishingly Red


Today I'm all about the reds,from my new freshly painted front door to my gorgeous chest of drawers I just painted.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Crafty Shade

I'm in the process of changing my living room around so when I came across this post by a fellow blogger I was excited!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Just A Little Bit "More"


Well here I am again because you see as I was admiring my new stair post I thought that my stairs could also use a bit of that same character...

Thursday, October 4, 2012

How to Add Character to My Home

Recently I got the urge to add a bit of character to my front staircase as it was a bit lackluster.It had a simple pine wood railing on one side that to me was Screaming for some much needed personality.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Natures Tablescape


As  we are now into this fall season Ive slowly been getting motivated to decorate some but without spending a small fortune.

Monday, September 24, 2012

A DIY Craft Space

I have long wanted to freshen up my old dark dank basement craft/laundry space,but didn't have the motivation or money to do so.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Joining Forces!

Today after much consideration and after reading countless stories of blogging thievery,I have made
the decision to

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Thoughts..........


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Simple Fall Twig Wreath

We recently put a new front door on and it totally changes the look of our home but I still need to choose a color and paint it.As I was mowing the lawn and glancing every so often at the new door,it seemed to me to be missing something (other than paint) lol.It got me to thinking that a simple Fall wreath would do the trick.So down into my craft room I went to construct a very easy and seasonal wreath.
All you will need is a sturdy twig wreath
Hot glue gun
Varied sizes of pine cones
Dollar store trimmings and ribbon. I just tore apart an old wreath and got out my Fall decorations from last year and started hot gluing pine cones and old leaf garland that I cut up. When I was done gluing everything I made a ribbon from some ribbon that I got at the dollar store,thats it! Now all I have to do is buy a wreath hanger and hang it outside.

Cooler Days in the Garden

Well the rain finally came but quite briefly leaving us with cooler nights but still dry hot days.Something I noticed after the rain came was that plants that had already bloomed and faded away were now blooming again.What a most pleasant surprise!As I was out this morning I took a few pictures of my favorites for you, enjoy.......

Friday, August 17, 2012

A Special Guest



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Greetings everyone!  My name is Debra Anne.  I write GIPSY in the PARLOUR from my home in Litchfield County Connecticut USA, where I feature Art & Craft, Cocktails, Flora & Fauna, Recipes, Treasure & Verse.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Special Blogger

Id love for you all to meet my most special blogging friend that has cheered me with her delightful posts since I found her.Her name is Debra Anne and her Beautiful Blog is The Gipsy in the Parlour.Her blog has a sort of Retro-Vintage feel to it and there you'll find a mix of Art,Crafts,Music,Gardening,Cocktails and even a bit of Poetry!
Shes a definite throw back who wears dresses and Red lipstick and Channel No 5 everyday and she even drives a backhoe! Let me tell you her posts on Depression Era Farming are extraordinary  along with the photos ta boot.
If you ever want to serve a superb cocktail this gal is an Uber-talented Mixologist  and her drink recipes are to die for.Now for those of us of the ,well lets just say the older persuasion come on now you know who you are,lol you will be strollin down memory lane with her music and photos.                                                                           
        Well I certainly hope Ive enticed you enough to go check her out as I could go on and on about how wonderful her blog is and everything in it,so what are you waiting for? Go enjoy this exceptional blog!  http://www.thegipsyintheparlour.com/2012/08/our-sun-below-horizon.html                                

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wishing for Rain....

As I'm out in the garden this morning {well whats left of my drought ravaged gardens,lol}I was looking at whats still hanging on before the fall blooms start to emerge.So many blooms have come and gone so fast but I'm seeing some making a comeback because Ive been watering faithfully for the last week.The Japanese beetles are still chomping away on my flowers but hopefully I can treat the lawn next spring to avoid this situation from happening again.My beautiful Hydrangeas didn't bloom this year but I investigated and found out that its because Ive got all new wood growing so next summer I will have plenty of flowers!
The birds and the butterfly's are still enjoying my gardens and they don't seem to mind whats been going on and I'm thrilled to see them every day!
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