Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wow, this year has flown by! As I reflect on this past year, I realize it has had it share of laughs, tears, and "best ever" moments. Thank you my dear family and friends for being such a blessing to me! I love you!

I look forward to a new year of challenges, fun times and wonderful people that make this trip around the sun a great one. ;-)

A few a my new year's resolutions:
make lifestyle changes for better health {drink more water, exercise more, you know what i mean}
visit my journal more often {dust the cover at least!}
make that brown thumb a little greener {did I mention plants fear me - yikes!}
make more time to nourish my creative soul {my blog ladies inspire me so very much!}
use some of the cherished paper goods {yes, actually . . . dare I say it . . . cut the paper}
organize my craft room {really}
organize my time better {have not figured out how to clone myself yet, LOL}
do something outside of my comfort zone

While this does not complete the list, it does get me excited about the upcoming year. Blessings to you and all that the new year will bring!

xo's Sugah

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Scottish Shortbread

I have enjoyed these recent chilly Georgia days by doing some baking. If you are looking for a good cookie with a cup of tea {or coffee with Coffeemate Parisian Almond Creme creamer ;) }, this cookie is subtle and buttery.

Scottish Shortbread

1 lb. butter
1 1/2 C sugah
5 C plain flour

You will need a heavy duty mixer for this. Cream butter and sugar. Add and mix flour one cup at a time. Bake for 325 for about 20 min. Enjoy Sugah!

xo's ~~ Heidi

Friday, December 18, 2009

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Earlier this year, my daughter commented on the fact I only had one pair of gloves. I felt indifferent about it until I spied these yummy pink suede gloves with fur lining {swoon}. Yes, these were coming home with me, yes indeedy!

I love pink any time of the year. Check out this fabulous graphic from the Graphics Fairy! I love the pinks, creams and tans. Wouldn't this be awesome popped on a gift bag with a little glitter and ribbon?

Have a warm holiday season Sugah!

xo's ~ Heidi

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Blog Party Kick Off!

I am so excited to be participating in my first ever blog party! From afar, I always savor the projects and pics of my favorite blogs. How fun it would be to participate in a blog party with these women. Well, I decided what the heck am I waiting for and jumped in!
Heather at Bella Dreams is hosting a Decorating and Craft party. Please stop by and check out all of the wonderful ideas these talented women have to offer. They are inspiring and incredibly creative!

I love Christmas! Every year I get the itch right after Halloween. This year has been so busy. I have decide to simplify my holiday decorating to give my favorite things their spotlight.
Check out the tassel hanging from my lamp - it is really an ornament!
Every year I get a new angel or a new Santa. This year, I found the Santa I wanted at Ms. Wendy's Antiques. Isn't he handsome?!

Our stockings hung by the fire with care. How many kids you ask? Really, we have two kids, three dogs and a cat who thinks he is a dog. They get treats from Santa too.
I love the white ironstone pitcher on the right. Every season, I decorate it with something to celebrate the moment. A simple floral spray with its stem bent backward is hung on the pitcher for a little holiday glamour!

Have you seen the beautiul vignettes using cloches? This cloche, with its architectural salvage pediment and vintage doily, is home to my frosty Santa toting his shabby Christmas tree.

I {heart} paper mache Christmas houses. I do not have many. It is always fun to be on the hunt!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a warm holiday season. Stay tuned for more decorating and craft fun!
xo's Heidi

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year, set an extra place setting for the men and women serving our country who cannot be with family this holiday. Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving Sugah!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Vintage Glamour

At Ms. Wendy's Antiques, the shop where I rent space, had a fall open house this past weekend. Here are a few pics of some of my favorite findings. Have you heard of Tokyomilk perfumes and soaps? I LOVE their yummy scents and vintage inspired packaging. After becoming smitten, I decided to start sellling some in the shop.
What is a girl to do about a display case? How about a vintage pink and ivory corner medicine cabinet! My heart skipped a beat when I whisked this pretty home!

Here are some close up shots of the perfume bottles - so pretty on the vintage girl's dressing table! Their scents range from soft to edgy. It is terribly difficult to pick one as my very favorite. The scent names: Song in D Minor, Kabuki, Gin and Rose, Dead Sexy, Let Them Eat Cake, Paper and Cotton, French Kiss, Cherry Bomb and Le Petit.

Here are the soaps. It is hard to get a shot of the glittered details of every bar. It makes a magical presentation to give as a gift or a treat for yourself to put next to the bathtub!

I guess you could say this post is also about sparkly! I picked up some pretty jewels by Felicia. Aren't they glam?!

Speaking of sparkly, how about the blinging boho crosses? I love their vintage gypsy appeal! They are available in aqua, pink and oviline.

We are all princesses. We just were different crowns and tiaras! These shabbied crown hooks make organizing as easy as decorating.

Sweet sampler and teacup with saucer.

Have a great week!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Farewell Summer

I love sea shells. Even though we do not live near a beach, there is nothing like sea shells to bring my heart to the ocean's doorstep. My favorite candle {did I say I really, really love candles?} to burn during the summer is Yankee Candle's Sun and Sand. It smells exactly like the beach. I could burn it year round but I love fall and Christmas candles too.
Here is an old iron urn filled with sea shells, some old, some new.
Before I started selling antiques at Ms. Wendy's Antiques, my family bought me this crystal tiered server one Christmas from Ms. Wendy's.
I love it! I have used it to display some of my fav treasures: vintage jewelry, family pics, skeleton keys, my husband's boutoniere from our wedding day and old watch faces.

More sea shells - I have a few of these urns still available at Ms. Wendy's Antiques.

Farewell summer, welcome fall. :)

See you next time sugah! xo's Heidi

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fresh shop pics

Yay! My order for these awesome crown hooks just came in! They come in four styles - stop by the shop for a peek.
Vintage ephemera --- neat for display or use the pages for ATC's and artwork.
A sweet vintage hand mirror

I just freshened up some of my displays. The wooden crate was painted pink on the outside and white on the inside. A little bit of vintage lace, treasures and voila . . . shabby vintage chic goodness!

I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this primitive bookcase I recently found. If you like vintage hat boxes and millinery, you will swoon over the glass lamp with hat style shade.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Vintage Living

I have been slowly crafting the vintage look I want for our fireplace. Since it is finally looking the way I envisioned, I thought I would share some pics. I know they are kind of dark but I wanted to pick up the dreamy feel when the candles are lit!
As you can see, we have a dark red wall which pops against our bank of white bookcases and mantel. (Don't tell the hubby but I am thinking of changing the color to a creamy cappucino).

The awesome barboard rose pic I picked up from Ms. Wendy's . The creamy ironstone pitcher was a Christmas gift from Wendy. I did not get a close up of the three bunnies but I made those in a porcelain class with my friend Karen. Vintage photo is from Ms. Wendy's too. The vintage architectural pieces were found at Cydney's Alley in Senoia.

I had been on the hunt for the perfect fire screen for some time. Finally, a sweet, white, rusty, chippy planter stand called my name from Cydney's Alley! The little planter cups are perfect for holding candles (I used tea lights) and various other treasures. A chalkware cherub holds a Tyler Co. candle perfectly (did I say the scent was "DIVA" - what else would you expect from a girly girl!). The third piece to complete the "ensemb" is a shabby metal tole candlestick holder with urn. Such shabbyliciousness - I can't stand it! Inside the fireplace are a mirror and vintage silverplate tray.

Treasures and more --- Small nest with eggs to celebrate Spring, vintage tiara for the bling factor and tea light for warmth and sparkle.

Tole candelabra. I {heart} rust, do you?

Nest, tiara, tea light and candelabra as seen from above.

Here is a close up of the tiara. I think wearing one is the perfect Rx when a tough decision needs to be made. Ok, so maybe it is just fun to wear whether you are scrapbooking or need to drive your kids crazy. LOL!

A sweet nest - the epitome of what is home.

Chalkware cherub with DIVA candle

See you on the junkin', antiquin' road! XX Heidi

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Shabby Armoire

Here is an armoire I have recently dropped off at Ms. Wendy's Antiques in Senoia. After several layers of fresh white paint and a wave of the shabbified wand, it is ready for a new home.

I love that the weather is finally warming up here. Garage sale season is upon us and I am all too excited! There is nothing like the hunt and a good cup of tea or coffee to make for a great morning.

See ya'll soon!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Lost and Found

During my yard sale journeys I came across a simple twin bed once enjoyed by a young boy who is now a man. His parents were in the process of downsizing and helped me load his bed into my van.

As I began transforming his bed it occured to me this is where he dreamed, played, ran a fever, read books under the covers with a flashlight, and had the comforts of home. I hope he would not be disturbed by the shabby transformation of his childhood furniture!

With a scrolly applique and layers of white paint, here is the result! I hope this dreamy bed will be enjoyed just the same - dreaming, playing, nursing fevers and reading books by flashlight.

I have the bed for sale at Ms. Wendy's Antiques in Senoia, Ga. I began selling items at Ms. Wendy's in September of 2008. It has been a fun and rewarding journey!

If you see me dashing down the road with a large coffee at 7:30 on a Saturday morning, honk fast - a girl has some serious yards sales to find - Ha!