This is a little thank you bouquet I made for a sweet friend who kept G for me one afternoon! I just absolutely love a Ball jar!! They make the best vases, containers, and planters!
This is what I decided to do for some of my pictures of Gardner that Meagan took. I found the awesome frame at a thrift store for $2.98 and had the pictures printed for $2.99 each, so I have some "custom" framed photos of G for around $12!! I wish that I had taken a picture of the frame before I deconstructed it. It had the cutest pictures of three little kids. It looked like it was from the 40's or 50's, very neat. I won't lie, it made me sad that someone didn't want the pictures. When I see old family photos at thrift stores, I get a little emotional because I think, "Those people are probably either dead or in a nursing home somewhere and have no family left because, obviously, no one wanted their precious family photos!" But, I still love finding a bargain on a great frame.
This next project is from the side of the road. I saw these old cabinet doors with chicken wire on the faces on the side of the road in my neighborhood. The only problem was that they were still attached to the cabinets! SO my trusty old husband, Josh, drove over there with his tools after work and snatched them up off the cabinets for me. I have decided to re-purpose them as a photo/invitation/anything that I would like to clip up there board. I cut fabric to fit behind the chicken wire and used tiny clothespins to attach the cards/pictures.
As you can see in this last picture I have a business card for my fun and fabulous friend Hillary Butler who does paint parties!! She is unbelievable at what she does and can turn anyone into an artist!! You may remember me talking about her in this post from right before Gardner was born. Anyway, I went to one of her so fun parties this past Saturday and really had a good time! It was called "En Plein Air" which means "in the open air" and yes, we did paint outside.
This is the painting that we did! I am in the process of working on a frame to put it in. It just so happens that it will look very nice with the colors in my den! If you would like to host a paint party click here to go to Hillary's really cool website. When you host you get to pick the painting, so fun! The options are on her website. She prefers that you have at least 10 people, but if you know 10 people who like to have really cool art in their houses, I am sure you would have no trouble finding people!
This is one of my new favorite fall things: Pie Crust Shape Cutters! You can find them at the Williams Sonoma Outlet and I think you can even order them online. Actually here's a link! Mine are a little different because I got them a little while ago, like maybe 2 years ago...
And the final fun thing in my house for fall is this old pepsi crate that I found at a junk store out there on Summer, my favorite! They are ACTUALLY selling these in the Pottery Barn catalog this year! How crazy, you can actually buy "found" objects. I think that this sort of eliminates the excitement from "finding" the thing yourself, but I guess some people are not willing to brave the creepy, thin aisles of the wierd junk store across from the Mid-South Outlet on Summer.