Vintage door all gussied up

Sister Jane (whose blog is:Life from my point of view ) came over to help me clean the house and make up some good nachos for my Bunko party. She thought my white door, which I had leaned up against the wall, needed some oomph. So she asked for a piece of fabric and she did this:

I think it looks great and I will keep it that way. Thanks Jane!

My house dusty??? Most likely.

Dust Bunnies don't bother me and I have scientific proof. A while back I went to the allergist to do the whole schmear of allergy tests. And like most people, the results showed that I'm mildly sensitive to most of the categories on the list. EXCEPT...... get this .... dust mites! Hee-hee. So we can co-exist and live in perfect harmony. I just think that's so funny. Must have built up a tolerance over the years???
Oh, and the dust bunny pic is not mine...that beauty came from flickr.

Deacon's Bench - Craigslist find

Hey guys, this is my 200th post! And I celebrated that today by getting a nifty deacon's bench for the front porch. It fits in perfectly and will hold pumpkins in the fall and a garland of mittens in the winter. It was just $35 and it will be fun to decorate it during the seasons.

That purply door is about gone...I'm repainting it a gleaming white. Won't that look fab against that black bench? Don't I sound all Hollywoody, darlinks?

For now, a simple green wreath will do.

Blanket Cabinet touch up

Sometimes, it's just the little details that make or break a look. Take this blanket cabinet, for example. In an earlier post, I shown where I added the black embellishments and painted the wood knobs black. Now that I have had a chance to live with it...I knew it needed a little more sprucing.

So last night I painted in the boxy trim. I do think it looks better and it was just a small change....but one that helps to finish off the look.

Don't cha think?

Keep calm and carry on

I took this wood frame with a wood back that had some 1980's style vegetable painting on it and made my own signage that is hot right now. Just printed out the motto in Word and glued on some vintage music paper and it's ready to be hung.

Keep Calm and Carry On was a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of World War II, and was intended as a "last case scenario" in order to stiffen resolve should the Nazis succeed in invading Great Britain .

Two-and-a-half million copies were printed, although the poster was distributed only in limited numbers. It was rediscovered in 2000 and has been re-issued by a number of private sector companies, and used as the decorative theme for a range of other products. Below is the original poster:

This saying is my mantra at present because this year has been so difficult and challenging. So it helps to be reminded to "stay calm" and carry on with life.
Yeah, I used to have snackies in those jars...but I'm on a diet, so I'm shopping the house for fillers for these. But maybe, come Christmas, they will be filled with cookies again. :-)

Nora, the piano cat

Food Gawker

Have you been to Food Gawker yet? It is my latest favorite food site! There is a picture for every recipe and there are THOUSANDS!! You will LOVE it!

Bench from Craigslist

I just couldn't pass up this neat bench for $20! My son has a rather large family (8 of them!) and is in need of more dining table and chair space. He talked about needing maybe a bench. Well, hey, that gave me something to hunt and I'm glad I saw this right away after posting. I know he will love it! And if he doesn't.....I will swoop it back in a heartbeat! :-)