Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Nostalgic Christmas Tree

Anyone looking for an alternative Christmas tree with some nostalgic appeal? How about the Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

It's just fun!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

More Online Thrift Finds

I am always amazed at the furniture deals I find online... a little vision and so much potential! 

Wood hall table $25

...a light sanding...and a coat of cream paint...

Wood desk chair  $50

Wood desk $20


 ...give both a light sanding...and coat of black paint...

Pine table $50

...sand the top...put a coat of stain plus a surface protector...and add 2 chairs...

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Handmade Christmas

Although I am already finished Christmas gift shopping for this year, I have started planning for next year (I know how crazy that sounds!). I was talking with a friend of mine and her family is only giving handmade gifts to one another. I loved the idea so I started looking into possible gifts that I could make. I cannot knit or crochet and am not particularly crafty but I am willing to try. I am thinking that next year might have to be a handmade Christmas!

For the person who loves to garden or cook- chalkboard labelled herbs (grown from seeds):

For the home store shopper- wood trivets:

For the indian food lover- curry mix:

For the entertainer- cloth napkins:

For the person who loves a good soak- lavender bath salts:
For the person who has everything- a chalkboard:

For the cheese lover- a wood cutting board:

 For the sushi lover- a sushi board:

For the kitchen lover- fun tea towels:

For the girlie girl- a pendant necklace: