So, I finally finished . . .

You can take a look at my flicker page (right side of my blog) for clearer pictures, but I finally finished the re-do on my stairs.  I do really love it.  As I began placing things, it took on a different life than what I had originally intended, but I’m really happy with how it turned out.  I figured if it makes me smile when I walk in the door – it’s great! 

Top of the stairs

Top of the stairs

 

Bookshelf

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Close up

Close up of Shelf

Close up of Shelf

My favorite find

My favorite find

and on to the next project . . . . .
Just a blank canvas

Just a blank canvas

So, getting ready to redecorate. . .

I thought it would be fun to take everyone thru my redecorating projects over the next few months.  I decided that it’s time to spend some time on my home and I’m inviting everyone else to join in.  The first project I’m going to tackle is my hallway closet that I’ve re-done to be a display case for my treasures that I’ve neglected for years.  I’ll begin posting before & after pictures shortly.  I welcome all your comments as I go thru this decorating process.  Wendy

Published in: on February 21, 2009 at 11:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Been a long time ~ Sorry!

Wow, I have a feeling this year is just going to get busier, so although I’ll try to update as much as I can, it could be a long time between posts.

I don’t even know where to start. . . Our holidays were wonderful ~ far to short, of course.  This was the first year I had to work thru the holidays while everyone, including my husband, got to stay home.  It was difficult to say the least.

Business is good.  Since the beginning of January, I’ve been adding items to all my shops and have had a good response.  It’s a struggle trying to keep up with three different locations, but I just love it.  My passion has always been creating items for customers and with every sale I’m just so grateful that people think enough of me to purchase something.

We’ve applied for everything we can apply for as far as college is concerned for the three kids.  Let’s just all cross our fingers that colleges are willing to help us out.  In reality, I can’t think of too many people that need to send all three of their kids to college in the same year.

I appreciate you all ~ love your comments and so cherish your support.  If you want to, please visit my sites to see what’s new.  You never know, maybe you’ll find something you can’t live without!  Big hugs, Wendy

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Published in: on January 24, 2009 at 9:57 pm  Comments (1)  
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Time is just flying. . . .

Sorry, it’s been a while since my last post.  Life, just like yours I’m sure it’s flying by at a record pace.  Tonight I attended what was supposed to be my daughter’s last marching band performance, but since the football team is still going strong, we’ll be able to see it again, I’m sure.  It was so tough at the end because they gathered all the seniors, applauded them and as they left, the senior drum major awarded the position of “leader” for the next year.  It brought tears to my eyes to see my little girl leaving the stage as they introduced the band for 2009.  All these years of attending all these events for all three of my children are finally coming to an end.  Now, they’ll all move on to college and their own functions without us.  I’m excited for them, for us and sad at the same time.  Sorry for the meloncholy post, I’ll move on to happier things. . . . .

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I’m adding new items daily to http://BerryLane.com .  Lots of shabby stockings, ornaments, vintage ornaments ~ anything you can think of for your shabby cottage.  Go ahead and take a peek.  For this month only I’m also offering FREE SHIPPING.  We can all use a little help with our holiday shopping, right?

Hope you all take care of yourselves – don’t forget to take a break for yourself during this busy season.  Big hugs, WEndy

Published in: on November 3, 2008 at 9:47 pm  Comments (4)  
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Little thinker’. . . .

I’m not going to tell you yet, but I’ve come up with my present with my friends and family for this years holidays.  I always hand make a special gift for my family members.  It’s a fun little thing I do every year and I think they all look forward to it ~ or they humor me!   Just a little hint, it’s cleansing, moisturizing, still shabby chic and cottage charming and you’ll be able to also give it to your friends and family for the holidays.  (Of course, this is after, I snag my gifts).  Can anyone guess?

Published in: on September 9, 2008 at 10:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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Friday Flea-ing

  Sometimes, just sometimes, you get the sudden urge to find more treasures even though you have SO MANY you could fill two houses with.  But . . . . I woke up this morning with daughter gone for the day, two boys fairly self sufficient, husband at work and me feeling like playing hookey from work.  So, the story begins. . . .

I felt like I couldn’t go too far in case of an emergency, so I scavenged the local antique malls.  I hardly ever go locally because I swear I never find anything.  But today, VOILA – not much but I love everything I bought today.  I think the two vintage 1978 perfume bottles are so gorgeous!  I just love the graphics of the roses on the bottles.  I think I’ll probably list the vintage enamel pin – I’ve never found one so pretty.  The other rhinestone pins will probably stay with me and be used for embellishment on a sachet or tote.

The stunning vintage chintz sewing box will become a part of my collection – one of my great weaknesses.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend – Many blessings and many fun times with family, working on your house or just lazing around.  Big hugs – Wendy

Some pretty finds

 

 

On the way home from work, I stopped at a sale. . . I didn’t find much, but what I did find I’m just in LOVE with.  How pretty in this vintage handpainted and mirrored tissue box?  I also found a vintage roses apron, strawberry vintage tablecloth, some pretty little flowers and a set of sweet painted baskets.  I’m thinking I may keep the baskets for myself for Christmas.  So pretty with pink pointsettias, huh?

Talk to you soon ~ Wendy

Published in: on August 16, 2008 at 8:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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Just wanted to show you a few things . . . .

 

Hey, everyone!  I just wanted to show you all my workspace.  I know it’s nothing grand and I’ve yet to decorate the outside, but it’s where I work.  Since these pictures, I’ve added a 10 foot countertop on the other side of all the fabrics.  Sometimes, I think it’s fun to see people’s work spaces. I’ll post more pictures once I “shabby chic” up the outside of the building!  Big hugs to all ~ Wendy

Published in: on August 13, 2008 at 7:24 pm  Comments (3)  
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