Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I just love Etsy, don’t you?

il_570xN_282021547 (570x415)I love looking on etsy.  I had this exact butterfly pin.  So awesome to go down memory lane.il_570xN_399329513_8iwq (570x407)

I also had these “lil kiddles”  Small dolls inside a perfume bottle.  Do you remember them?  I had many.No2

Ok so what about “Chrissy” The doll whose hair could be pulled out to long hair or turn the knob on her back to make her hair short.  I loved this doll, and I especially loved her orange lace 70’s dress.  I wanted a human version of her dress.  I thank “Blessed Serendipity” for her Chrissy doll.


One thing about the wonders of the computer…..one can find such sweet memories….like these.  Just sweet thoughts of my childhood came back to me….a nice blessing.           Karen

Monday, January 28, 2013

My “this past” weekend find.

100_0999Hello friends, look at these vintage glass door knobs I bought this weekend.  Love, love them.  They need a good cleaning before I use them in a project.100_1000Simple & plain100_1001

I am not sure as of yet what I will do with them…A shabby2chic coat rack for our front entry way?  I may just use them and replace our bedroom brass door knobs.  Either way a great re-purpose item don’t you agree.  Oh the price I paid was sweet.

Blessings…… hope you had a wonderful Monday!   Karen

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Loving God’s Word!



I am very grateful for the word of God.  The Bible tells us of God’s love for us….it is beyond our understanding….so are His ways.  I love this verse…..”Beloved if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 1John 4:11

God’s word tell us what love is…..it is kind, it is patient, it keeps no record of wrongs…love bears all things believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  What love doesen’t do….it does not envy…it is not rude, love is not selfish.

Lord help me to love others.  Help me to love well.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I had a little creativity brain-storm today.

       When my candles have burned till they can't burn anymore....I always feel funny getting rid of the jars, especially when they are cute Mason jars.  I repurposed the Mason jar and the glass topper to a jar candle.  Some embellishments and twine, I have a tealite holder and a ring holder for beside my kitchen sink.

My empty tiny Mason jar.

My supplies.  This glue gun has seen years of crafting.

Repurposing the top to a large candle jar.

I used sea glass, but you can use beach sand too.

In bathroom.

A ring holder near the kitchen sink.

Where has the time gone?


Today 26 years ago, our son was born.  It was a cold and sunny day much like today.  He’s a man but us mom’s remember “when” like it was yesterday don’t we?  We (his dad and I, & sisters) are so proud of our son their brother.  “Son you are the best”  Our hearts burst with love for you.  May this day be wonderful as you celebrate your birthday with you lovely wife and friends.  May the Lord richly bless this day and the coming year with His best for you!  Love you, Mom & Dad and Sisters.  Oh and the beast too.

Monday, January 21, 2013

More Craig’s List Finds

3E93n23Kf5Ic5G95J6ccr1c20db9ec94a1754Vintage opera glasses.3G13M33lf5L35G95F8ccr9c47d9820c561792They are neatly cased.3k73Kd3L35L55T45Maccredf6abb79cb713e8Look at the detail on this case.  Love the bee.

Unique finds from Craig's-list.

3F83me3H45I55Fd5Mfd197ee92945f0ef1d35This beauty is an antique post office  window.  3K43J13H75K55H25Mfd1906d5803db234136fDon’t you just love the oak finish…the brass and the black and gold sign.  It’s just a wonderful piece of history. 3G83M23N85Id5X25Jbd19aacf912220b3112a

This is for sale.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ideas for Lighting in the Nest.

Wonderful lights from PB
Love the black/clear glass look. Thinking entry hallway.
This is a wonderful Onion Lamp for the outside front and garage doorway. Very New England, very Cape Cod. These light fixtures are simple but elegant to me.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I kinda like red.

Hello there, I am enjoying getting new, fresh ideas for our Nest.  I have been surfing in "blog-land" and have found some wonderful fresh, ideas from other bloggers and from Country Living.  I must say I am really liking splashes of red here and there.  I like color....but more in the "Fall" tones.  Red however adds some"pop" yes....but some cheer to a room as well.  Red is "homey" and it makes one feel warm, which is strange...because red is a "cool" tone.  I have to confess, I would shy away from red.....but not anymore.  Taking a bold step and getting inspiration....with decorating with red.  My pics to come later...for now love these examples.

 Love these chairs.  I like the plaid, and shade of red in the fabric.

Yes this is Christmas, but the red check is striking for a splash of red all year long.
I love a red bedroom.  This headboard and footboard would look wonderful white as well to make that red pop.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Thank you Lord for Your many blessings.  Had a wonderful new years eve time, just with the fam.

May your year be merry and bright.