Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mom Cave for Me!

Susan is hosting a marvelous Mom Cave giveaway from HomeGoods. I currently have a bedroom that I call my room. It has my mother's hopechest and many of my teacups and teapots. My husband bought me a lovely fainting couch that is often where I sit while chatting long distance to my girlfriends.

Although I really like this room, I desperately need a desk. I love to do scrapbooking and altering bottles and journals and I do not have a sturdy surface to do it on. I would love having a place where I could work on it and not have to put everything away.

Crafting has become very important to me since I had to take an early medical retirement. It gives me an outlet to feel creative and also to make gifts for friends.

Of course, along with the desk would be some items to corral all those supplies. And I would also love to find a footstool to take the load off!!

Here are some ideas of items from HomeGoods...

So I am off to think about some changes in my MomCave!

Dreaming is all part of the fun!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Show your Swap Day!

It is finally time to reveal our Fall Findings Swap from the Bloggerette Society at Karen's.

First I will show what I sent my swap partner, JoAnne from Vintage Dragonfly.

I covered the cigar box totally in fabric. Toile on the top.

Always need to add a touch of lace!
My bow with burlap and fabric...

Gotta have a button!

Touch of Halloween

Lots of Fall

Mini cookie cutters...

Thanksgiving couple...

All the goodies!

What a surprise to find out that JoAnne also had my name. It was a secret you know!

JoAnne sent me this gorgeous cigar box. I am sure it must be old...and it looks square, but it really isn't. The sides flare out.

The gorgeous flower was temporarily attached to the top of the box. It now resides on a is beyond beautiful!

A precious sweet note from JoAnne...

Everything adorably packaged.

Sweet teacup with candle...

Inside...what could it be??

A wondeful tag....

and tons of goodies....

Ok, now seriously, I challenge anyone to have a cameo like this.....can you really believe it?

And I don't know if JoAnne knew it, but I am crazy for mini books.....
A wonderful swap! Bloggerettes rule!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Typewriter Case

If you remember a while back I showed a typewriter that my friend Misty and her mom found for me garage saleing one day. I have it on a little stool in our office. I wasn't using the case. I have seen so many cute suitcases on blogland decorated so I thought I would try it with this case. I LOVE how it turned out. I just used odds and ends that I had in the fall "stuff"! I definately will do something in it for Christmas too!

Happy FALL - Ceekay

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkin Tablescape

I thought I would join the parties and show my tablescape for October. I will be changing this soon for Thanksgiving...but I must say that this is one of my favorite tablescapes. I love the color orange and I am always so glad I can use it!

The candles showing are all battery and have timers. I am gradually adding these throughout my home. I love the convenience.

I really like these chargers from Walmart. I am always anxious to use them.

I didn't make up my cards yet....but I think these place card holders are so cute.

Pumpkin S&P from CB last year.

Libby leaf glasses from 3 years ago at Kroger's grocery store.

Creamer and sugar from Ross last year....

Teapot from Kirkland yesterday!!

The pumpkin bowls were from Target about 4 years ago. I wrap these things so carefully each year...I only have 4!

I am joining Marty for Tabletop Tuesday and Susan for Tablescape Thursday and Beth for her Pumpkin party.

Fall Outside!

Just thought I would show a little of Fall outside our home....hope you like it.

My son helped me get out the outside decorations a few weeks ago. It is such a joy to look outside and see my favorite scarecrows smiling at me! Now, my HOA hasn't fined me yet for my faux leaves out front YET!! so shhhhh, maybe they won't notice! (rolling of eyes inserted here!!)
Hope you are enjoying the wonderful Fall days. Boy, it is beautiful here today. We had grilled steaks outside yesterday and it was fabulous! The reason why we live in AZ if finally here again!!
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