Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday Tweaks

I can't believe it's already Tuesday evening! I love 4-day work weeks and wish we could have them every week. Today I am sharing a few photos of some other updates around the house. First up is a sweet and simple new table vignette. I used one of the thrifted tablecloths I bought the other day. It is quite worn, with a couple spots on it, but I still really like it. The soft, muted colors are so pretty. I chose to use a silver plated tray this time, along with one of my lemon cypress trees, my February calendar clipped to a book (I still love this look),  and a small white, metal church. Simple and sweet.

 The buffet got a new look as well since Valentine's Day is over. Milk glass, vintage books, and a few other things. 

I love these little plates I found at Michael's over the weekend for $3 each. I got my 15% teacher discount so that made them $2.55 each. They are so cute!

My sister always buys me a bag of Robin Eggs when they start putting out the Easter candy...she knows they're my favorite Easter treat!

I mentioned yesterday that I cleaned up the guest room over my long weekend too. Here are just a few photos. This room is so tiny and it's difficult to get decent shots. I'm standing just outside the doorway here. Some of you may remember this mirror project from last year.

This is from just inside the doorway. The aqua cart in the corner got moved back to my craft room after this was taken. I didn't make any major changes in here, just cleared out the clutter and tweaked the vignettes. I still love the board and batten ceiling the hubby and I created in this room. It gives a lot of bang for the buck!

The headboard was of course thrifted and repainted last year. I finally put the new thrifted spread on the bed. I love it! A vintage ladder leans in the corner to the right. It will eventually find a new home on the porch when it's built.

This is what hangs on the ladder wall.

To the left of the bed is a vintage dresser that belonged to my Granny Valentine. It got a makeover last year as well. I didn't change much here as I still love the way it looks...:)

The window wall is so pretty with the light flooding in and streaming through the colored glass bottles and things in the window.

So pretty...:) I love the cobalt blue bottle with the fat bottom.

The last wall is the closet wall. This closet holds extra blankets and jackets, some luggage and a few other items. I still love the black and white trees and birds curtain from Ikea. I have another panel to use for another project someday!

This sweet little guy sits in his wagon beside the little blue chair. He is old! My Aunt Loretta gave hm to me. She bought him at a yard sale. A lady was going through a divorce and the bear had belonged to her soon to be ex husband. Kind of sad that she didn't just give him back to him...:( Isn't he sweet..:) The chair came from a church I used to attend. They were getting rid of a bunch of them and I wish I had grabbed more, but sadly I only bought this one home. It's in original condition and I will not alter it at all. It's chippy blue and perfect...:) You can see some of the chippiness to the left of the bear.

And that concludes the guest room tour. Quick I know, but like I said, it's a tiny room. As always, thanks for visiting! I hope you have a lovely Wednesday. 

Until next time...


  1. It looks great Vicky.. I don't think I have ever seen a purple glass insulator before.. very cool!
    Have a great evening.

  2. Vicky, your home is so pretty. I can see that the work you do/the vignettes you put together is a labor of love.

  3. Vicky I need to create some new vignettes here also. I've been in bed with a cold but think I'm feeling a bit better so hopefully I'll get some things done this week.

  4. Love all of the vignettes. Colored bottles in a sunny window has always been one of my favorite looks and you have done it to perfection. Beautiful!

  5. Hi Vicky, wow you are always organizing something or decorating something or fixing up old furniture to look so beautiful and you work too! You just amaze me. Take care and enjoy the week!
    Julie xo

  6. Vicky, I want to know your energy secret. Everything looks inviting to any guests. Love you saved the precious bear from probably total destruction.

  7. I love the decor on the buffet. I don't how you find time to do so much: I didn't even decorate for Valentine's.

  8. Ooo,I like the plates from Michael's too! Very cute. Your guest room is adorable- from the bear to the curtains on the closet! Those would be perfect for a friend's redo...she's put me on finding things for her. Wonder if IKEA still had those? Anyway, you're ahead of me. I still have winter and Valentines stuff up. Oh well. I've been busy with other things. :)
    Have a great, short week!

  9. Hello Vicky, I think your room looks very cozy! You amaze me with all those projects that you do!
    Have a wonderful weekend as it is almost here (smile)
    Loved the little wagon and the teddy bear! I am going to try my hand with a sewing project of a bunny!
    I also still have up my Valentine's decor... I better find my mid spring things!
    Yours, Roxy

  10. I love this Tuesday tweaks! I love your bedroom. I've been thinking of painting my suite black and now yours has inspired me! You have so many cute things in your home. Love the bottles in the window. I spy a burlap chevron runner or placemat on that table... Love it!

  11. Hello Vicky! Your room is very warm and cozy! I love all the blue jars. It makes that little room POP! And that little bear in the wagon is cute!

    The snow is moving in and it's very cold out. Got wood brought in and the fire is roaring. I think it's going to be a cozy weekend! Enjoy some sunshine for me!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  12. I work a 4-day week too...I do so enjoy having that extra day off! You have a lovely home with so many lovely things. I hope you are staying warm this weekend!


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