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Friday, April 15, 2016

A clean, fresh face!!!



That's what this feels like!!!
Like I've washed off tons of make-up and
my face is now fresh and sparkly clean!

I've been wanting to clean this ol' blog up
for SO LONG and I finally did it!

I hope that it loads faster for you all now too.
Please let me know if it does, OK??

I may clean it up even more, we'll see.
But for now I just love it!!!







And in other news....

You have GOT to see what I found at the thrift last week!!!
A 100.00 Rowenta ironing board for only...
wait for it...
12.00!!!

Can you believe that?
Then I found the perfect cover on Amazon for just 14.00.
It is rock solid and has a HUGE ironing surface.
It's the simple things that make me happy!!!






And lastly, I have a new hair cut and just thought I'd share it with you!!!
Hahaha!
And yes...I'm in my moo moo here...but who cares ~
Having your hair done always makes you feel amazing!




Wishing you a beautiful weekend precious friends!!
hugs and love,
Dawn



Friday, April 1, 2016

Snippets of loveliness ~


The other day I pulled out a blank canvas wanting to make something new.
It was a simple 11 x 14 canvas that I simply layered with
snippets of loveliness!

I started by gluing on a piece of vintage linen to the base.
Raw edges were exposed, it didn't matter either.
I wanted it to have more of a loose feel.

Then I began layering things.
I ripped pieces of a gorgeous Ralph Lauren sheet that I love.
(That is the vintage roses fabric you see peeking through the lace!)
I cut the bottom off of a precious old baby dress.
The scallops and embroidery were perfect!
Plus the pale pink shade was beautiful with the colors
in the ripped sheet pieces.

At first I don't glue a thing.
Well, except for the base fabric covering the canvas.
But after that I begin playing.
Put this on, look at it...remove it and try something else.
I keep doing this until I love what I see.
Of course it helps to have a gorgeous image
as the focal point in the center!!!
Below is a photo of my work in progress ~




And finally, when I KNOW it's right, I glue everything into place!
Below is my finished piece.
I happened to show a work-in-progress photo on my Facebook page
and it sold right away before it was finished.

After the photo below was taken,
I added about five mother of pearl buttons to the pretty piece
of pink ribbon and lace across the bottom.
Sometimes it just needs one more beautiful element!





I have to share some recent thrift store finds with you!!
Both of the chairs that I've placed in front of our fireplace
were found for only 15.00 each!!!
Now that Spring has arrived, the fireplace is out of commission
so why not pile in a few more chairs for extra seating?





This past month on March 21st, my sweet husband and I celebrated
our 35th wedding anniversary!
I created a sweet collage of us and our precious sons...



We celebrated the day with our son Brad and
had lunch at a classic Atlanta restaurant,
Mary Mac's Tea Room
(ohmygoodness, SO DELICIOUS!)
#marymacstearoom #marymacs
and then we had an afternoon of touring
a beautiful Atlanta cemetery
and enjoyed a little bit of antiquing and junkin!!!















It really was such a fun day!!!



I've got to share this photo of the wisteria that 
grows wild near our old farmhouse ~
Spring has definitely arrived here in Georgia!!!





Wishing you a wonderful weekend
precious friends!!!

hugs and love,
Dawn





Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sweet spring ~


I don't know exactly when it happens.
One day you are shivering and looking for cozy throws
then slowly but surely
the temperature climbs to a wonderful level
and then you REALIZE something!
It feels like spring!!!

We've been having beautiful, mild weather
for the past few days here in Georgia.
It's such a nice change and always welcome.

Believe me, we cherish our delightful 70 degree weather.
Here in Georgia we relish each and every minute of it
because we will blink and
it will be boiling and 90 degrees before we know it!!!

Well, I think these beautiful days have inspired me.
I actually created a new piece of artwork!!!

It's been quite a while since I made an assemblage.
I had this precious little birds nest that
I'd purchased in a ziploc baggy
at an antique store.

I kept staring at it knowing it should be the feature
of a new nature assemblage.

Here's what I came up with!






Isn't it funny how something as simple as the weather
can inspire us to create?




I hope life is treating you good ~
As always, thank you so much for stopping by
to see what I'm up to around here!!
hugs and love,
Dawn



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