Shabby Curtains

Hello! I have been really busy preparing Shabby Lane Cottage for Fall. There have actually been a few days when I could open up the windows and turn the air conditioner off and let the soft fresh air in. Now that’s heaven to me.   Continue reading

Shabby Chic Art

Welcome everyone.  I have been very busy with my art and design projects this summer. It’s a good thing that I have this to fill my time because I have been chopping at the bit to repaint some furniture and ready Shabby Lane Cottage for Fall.  I told myself that I had to wait a few weeks. It’s just still too hot outside and I don’t want people in my neighborhood to think I am crazy when I start hanging Fall wreaths on the front door! Alas, I have beautiful neighbors! Hi Susan and Kim! They know I can be little crazy at times.

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Welcome to Shabby Lane Cottage Kitchen Tour

I am so happy to welcome you to my sweet little cottage on a very shady lane on the side of the mountain overlooking the Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island.  Continue reading

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

“Better late than never” I say.  I just had a sweet blogging friend tell me that is the reason we blog is to post whenever we want or can.  So I am here to share a little Christmas with you.

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Refreshing the Kitchen

Hello there again, I have some fun hopefully inspiring kitchen vignettes. I know that by looking at other blogs, homes of friends and families I get inspiration to make my home more pleasing, so I hope that I can do this for you. Enjoy!

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This vignette is on top of my microwave. I’ve used an old blue and white dish towel with some shoe forms and a very old wooden drawer. I have a bunch of wooden hearts that one of my sons made for me years ago in their shop class that I put out for Valentines.

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Here is my spice cabinet, all of my cabinets are from Ikea, I love them they clean up easy and the top ones even light up. On the top of the cabinet I have used some of the smaller pieces that I have of white ironstone, and an old box.

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Adding a little dried lavender in an old Ball jar with lace always adds some Romantic Country charm.

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The top of my fridge is so huge that I think I could put my whole kitchen on it. LOL A little burlap. baskets, covered boxes, wire baskets, and my cute owl like to hang out there.

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Here is my kitchen counter tops. White tile was my choice, I don’t even have to worry about putting a hot pan on it. I don’t have a lot of storage, but my large canisters and jars take that worry away.

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I received this darling wire picnic basket as a Christmas gift, it holds pine cones and a burlap feed sac. I made the table runner out of burlap.

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I really get a lot of use out of my bar, it’s great for feeding the grand kids, baking, and crafting. I’ll be fixing another eye sore, this time in my kitchen. Hope you enjoyed my changes. Enjoy your day!

((Warm Hugs))

Jo

Pom Poms!

Welcome! I have never been one to follow the in crowd but when I see something over and over again that is really cute I just have to try it. That’s what I have been doing with Pom Poms, those cute little fuzzy balls made of yarn. They are everywhere so I just had to make some for myself. I have made many pom poms in the past but they have been for snow hats or slippers, and to tell you the truth I had a ball making them (pun intended). Anything for the home decor cause, right!

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I decided to make a wreath and two garlands. White was my choice of color.  Got to have things match, right!

I used a large foam wreath base, two steins of yarn, and hot glue.

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I used a piece of cardboard to wrap the yarn around, you can also use your fingers if you choose. I wanted them pretty fluffy so I wrapped them full.

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The I carefully pulled the yarn off of the cardboard and wrapped a piece of yarn around the middle several times and knotted it three times.

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After that I cut through both ends of the yarn and fluffed it up and I had a pom-pom.

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I glued three rows of pom poms on the wreath form, one around the outer side, one row in front and one row in the inside of the form base.

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There you go I had myself a darling fluffy pom-pom wreath in less than an hour. I put a cute cardboard heart in the middle. How perfect is this for these winter months, it really fits right!

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For the garlands I just threaded them on some of the yarn and WA LA, so cute hanging in my kitchen window.

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I also made one for my book case, it adds a little fuzzy to my sitting room. This was such a fun, fast, easy project that didn’t cost a lot. The only thing that was very expensive was the wreath form, if you don’t want to buy one use and old grapevine wreath, or even some heavy cardboard cut in the shape of a wreath or string the pom pom’s on a wire hanger. You can make these in any color, my grand-kids have put their orders in for pink, green and blue, imagine that. LOL

Have a great start to your week and if you decide to make pom poms let me know how they turned out for you, I always love comments.

((Warm Hugs))

Jo

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