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Monday, April 25th, 2011

Hey there!  Hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend!  We had a very relaxing time visiting with my sister and her family in Sacramento, dining on classic Easter dishes like citrus glazed ham, roasted asparagus, and my lemon pudding cake.  There’s nothing quite as nice as sitting around a dining table with my siblings catching up on the present, and laughing about the funny moments we’ve shared in the past.

Today is time for the ‘All Things Paint’ link party I mentioned last week.  Speaking of paint, this is my latest furniture makeover: a thrift store dresser I scored a week ago, then primed and painted for my very good friend Kari’s baby girl nursery.  It was such a great find!  Classic lines, solid wood, it just needed some repairs and a little TLC.

This dresser is going to do double duty as both a changing table and storage solution for diapers and clothing.  How elegant is this new look with the glass knobs and pulls?   I’m loving the two shades of gray green on this freshly painted dresser, ooh la la.  gray green dresser before and after

I’ll share the play by play in the next post, including all the deets on how I patched the damaged top and filled the old holes to allow for the new hardware, plus a few of my tricks for priming and painting a classic wood piece like this.

But today is all about you, what paint projects have you completed lately?  Join the party and link up your latest !  Links close at 10 p.m. PST on Thursday, April 28th.

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Home May’d + Mint Bunny Morsels

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Greetings on this Good Friday friends, we’re gearing up for the Easter weekend festivities, and off to my sister’s house for dinner on Sunday.  My sis lives over an hour away so we don’t get a chance to see each other as often as we should or could. 

There are many things my younger sister and I have in common, but the one thing we share is a love of vintage finds and chocolate mint.   In fact, a perfect afternoon for me would be sitting in her backyard, eating chocolate mints, and pouring over shelter magazines together.  That or going thrifting arm in arm.  

I was wandering the aisles of one of my favorite antique stores a few weeks ago and came across these sweet vintage bunny aluminum tins, so I thought I’d give them to my sis, but I couldn’t help making some chocolate mint Easter bunnies to go along with them !!

chocolate mint bunnies

 

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Easter Link Party Highlights

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Thanks so much to the 200+ participants in the Easter Ideas Link Party from earlier this week.  Wow, you all just inspire me with your creativity time and again!  What a fantastic collection of ideas for Easter mantels, crafts and tablescapes.  I’m just amazed!  Here are a few highlights from the par-tay.

Craft a vintage spoon egg holder with Cathe from Just Something I Made.

spoon egg holder just something i made

 

Create beautiful book page eggs with Dear Lillie.

bookpage eggs dear lillie

 

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