February 25, 2017

Vintage meets Modern

When you are on the road and pass a store you've never seen before which happens to be called Redeemed Decor, you make your hubby slam on the brakes and u-turn into the parking lot.  And he does because, even though you warned him it would be dangerous for you to go in there, he loves you and is fully prepared to come out of the place with a treasure.  And what a treasure it is.

Sometimes items actually jump off the shelves into my arms screaming for me to take them home.  This was just the thing that happened.  Only it was too big to jump so it grabbed my heart instead and pulled.  A re purposed vintage radio cabinet!  I mean how cool is this!?

The first thing that went into the cabinet was actually the kitty.  Baby decided it needed a cosy place to hide and then shut the sliders so the poor thing couldn't get out.  After a mighty rescue I freed it and then set the cabinet in the music room.  Hubby and I decided the perfect thing to do with the cabinet was to use it for it's intended purpose and that was to house a radio.  We went to Best Buy and found the best blue tooth system we could afford (there are lots to choose from).  I drilled a hole in the back for the cord and got it all settled in.  

I must tell you the sound from the stereo once it was place in the hollow body of the cabinet really can amplify throughout the entire house and it's amazing. 
But what's more amazing is how this piece speaks to me.  This awesome vintage cabinet meets modern time.  I LOVE it.  It's now my most favorite thing in the house.  Besides my family of course!
Last night we turned off the lights, blasted our favorite music, danced with the black light on, and had a great time all together. 

Happy Weekend my Friends.

February 11, 2017

A Flood and a Country Drive

How long it has been since I've taken a picture of something other than my children and house!  Today we took a country drive to observe the damage the flooding had created over the farm land of Southern Idaho.  The destruction is real as lakes had formed in the middle of prospective crops, rivers were running through fields and over roadways, canals had been blown out, top soil eroded away, and parts of roads had been washed out.  People's homes are flooding, barns are muddy messes, trucks are stuck, and livestock have been displaced.  Never before have we seen this kind of calamity caused by inordinate amounts of snow and quick rising temperatures.  Mother Nature is truly amazing. 

The children sighed when I told hubby to stop so I could get out and snap one of this barn.  They were a bit tired of the drive and all the gawking their parents were doing.  The sun was shinning in all the wrong places for the picture, but I did a bit of photo shopping in order to pull out the colors and some texture.  Sometimes it takes a flood and a country drive to help me remember what I used to love to do; photograph the barns and old houses. Life can truly get so wrapped up in the little day to day things that we forget who were are and what we love to do.  I am thankful for today. 

Wishing you all a lovely week.

February 04, 2017

Valentines Day Love

Hearts are not a thing I decorate with, nor the little love sayings, or the sentiments.  It's not that I am a Valentines Day grinch. Although I do have a distaste for the holiday altogether, I will decorate and celebrate it for the sake of my girls.  I find it harder to keep within the prim parameters when trying to put up reds, hearts, banners, ribbons, and fluff.  But, I enjoyed the challenge and in the end I think things pulled together.

It has been ages since I've actually sat down and crafted anything.  I don't know why, but it's been so long and I used to do it all the time.  It was fun to create this garland and the I Love You sign on the mantle. The antique tin was my grandmothers.  I am beginning to really see the beauty in the deep reds with a lovely patina.   

 The wreath was another project.  Not so prim per say, but the coffee filters are tea dyed and once the red ribbon and hearts are off of it, I can really turn it into something pretty.  My oldest had a good time making it with me and that what counts.  

The clock used to sit on my Grandfather's night stand.  I remember once my Grandmother making me take a nap on the old stinky bed in the back bedroom which was the master bedroom she never occupied.  All of my Grandfather's things were in that room and were left there untouched since he passed away.  I played with the clock to keep myself occupied instead of sleeping. 

Here's the sign I cringed when buying.   Alas it doesn't look bad, but it has no depth.  Nothing interesting about it.  No story.  A cheesy saying.  It's fluff.  But it fulfills a purpose and that is this:  it fits the space with it's vertical size, and it's for Valentines Day. So bingo, it comes home with me. 

*Also this is the last decor change until Spring!  Eeek I can't wait for that!*

Wishing you all love and friendship in this month of celebrating all things romantic.