Friday, April 18, 2014

Needle Work

I painted the frame on the Goodwill needle work I bought....It is now hanging in my kitchen.  Darling, isn't it?

" Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied."
Jude 2

Amy Jo

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bountiful Blessings

I feel very blessed!  I have received so many wonderful gifts lately.... I won a give away over at Junk Chic Cottage. She was having her second blog anniversary. This is my 1st time ever winning a blog give away...So I was super excited. This is what I got. Note cards, pen, and the cutest air freshener. Thank you Kris!

Also back in December Kim over at Imagery by Kimberly gave away, to anyone who wanted one, a beautiful matted print of one of her swan photographs... I got one. Her photography is beautiful and peaceful. If you haven't been to her blog you should check it out.  Thank you Kim!

I have been picking up vintage sheets for years and I love to make sets out of mis matches. This is a yellow set I have put together...

I love yellow it is such a bright and happy color. And you know I love roses :)

Lastly I wanted to share these beautiful old Ball jars that are so popular right now.... My dear friend (more like family) Judy, gave these to me. They are old...and I really love them. Thank you Judy! I plan on putting sand in one and old photographs of beach goers. I saw the idea in an antique store. It was darling.

I love that on the top it says.... Jam 8/5/58....So it was definitely used for someone's  fresh canned jam.  Oooh vintage goodness.

Amy Jo


Friday, April 11, 2014

A Collector's Kitchen

Last weekend I went to my friend Heather's house in North Florida. She moved here a few years back. I showed her last home in a previous post. Today I thought I would show her "new kitchen". She painted her cabinets and put new doors on as she said they were in terrible shape when they purchased the property.

As you can see she loves to collect.

This home is smaller than her last and she is always trying to figure out storage options. This is her coffee bar.

I love all the kitsch collectibles she has.

I bought her this little apple bowl for her birthday with the little apples. Fits right in with her stuff.

She loves Pyrex and old kitchen utensils.

Give us this day our daily bread...

This is so cute to me...

I hope you enjoyed the tour of Heather's kitchen... Thank you Heather for letting me share your home with everyone... I will post more of her home soon. 

I have been busy with a sick child for the last 8 days. I believe he has turned a corner today and is on the road to recovery.

Blessings to you,
Amy Jo

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sweet Trinkets

It has been raining and tornado warnings have been issued today...So it is just a day to hang out inside. I found this Josef Original named Nannette at an Antique store last weekend. I have never seen one like it...I thought she was so pretty.

I told my Mom that I liked these salt and pepper shakers and she gave them to me. They are so cute aren't they?

They look so cute on our mantle. Thanks Mom!  I have had  some beautiful things given to  me and I am going to share those with you soon. I hope you are having a good weekend....Until next time...

Amy Jo

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Happy 21st Birthday!!!

Yesterday was Savanah's 21st birthday....the first birthday we haven't spent with her. She is now in Wisconsin as of last Saturday.... We were at Lego Land yesterday so I didn't get this post up on her birthday...


21 years ago we had a sweet and beautiful little baby girl. You are such a wonderful blessing to us and we already miss you...but we know this is the natural order of life. When you get home we will celebrate your birthday. (Yes you will get presents) LOL. Hugs, birthday spankings and a pinch to... well I guess your grown now...

Love you so much,

Friday, March 21, 2014

Color Has Arrived

My colors arrived in the mail yesterday...and they are dark. You know I LOVE spring colors. But I also know that these are the colors that look best on me. I thought this was going to be traumatizing but actually when I started going through my closet most of my colors were in these shades. So I guess it is an instinct for us. Although I have a lot of cream and that is a hard one for me to let go of. Hopefully I will find someone who can use the clothes that I am getting rid of. Only if it is their

I am going to keep this little packet with me so when I am tempted to buy something I can whip out these little color cards and see if it is a waste of money.... Since I do so much consignment and thrift shopping this is really going to come in handy when going through bunched up clothing. I will just take out the card in the corresponding color and I won't even pull it off the rack to look at it unless it is in the perfect shade. This will be a great time saver as well. With the cards came a description of each and it even says what color jewelry will look best with what shade of color you are wearing. I am so happy I did this. Some of you may notice that there is winter and fall color in my chart. That is because she takes the Color Me Beautiful chart a step further. As you know you are normally a combination of two. She has them on the charts...Easy. Love that.

I hope you have a blessed weekend.

Amy Jo  

Monday, March 17, 2014

Weekend Treasures

Over the weekend my sister and I went thrift shopping....the weather was beautiful and the thrift stores were packed!

I didn't really believe I would find anything with it being so busy... but I was wrong.

I found these two plates and the valance at Good Will for just a few dollars. (you remember my head vase don't you?)

I got this Christmas tablecloth for .99 cents. After we left there we went to another Good Will and I found....

This adorable little camper...It is made out of metal and has real rubber wheels. It is so cute.

My husband always wanted an airstream...well now we have one..hehehe.

I also found this beautiful stitch work. I am going to paint the frame (you know that) and then find a place to hang it....the find of the day was a beautiful antique bed that I will show you in a future post after I have transformed it. My sister bought some stuff as well but I didn't get pictures of them before she took them home.

Amy Jo