Today I went a little bit out of my comfort zone and bought this new light fixture for my dining room.  I was set in my mind on getting two chandeliers to swag across the large farmhouse table but then I saw this light fixture!!!! I was drawn to it because you could use old vintage ball jars as shades.  It is a little more industrial than cottage in my mind but I think I like it.  It still gives me the farmhouse vibe and I am hoping to find some wide mouth vintage ball jars at the next flea market to use as shades.  I was thinking of painting it a cream or white.  What do you think???? My hubby likes the dark and says it gives some contrast to the room!!!! Love when the hubs gives some decor comments!!!!! I think he may be right so it stays dark for now.  I would love to hear from all of you on what you think of the light and the color etc.  Thanks for your input. 

I was thinking maybe when I get the vintage ball jars that will help and also maybe some burlap bling on the jar lids.  I might be playing with this one for awhile.

Today I was looking around my house and realized that I love to use old bird houses to decorate inside and outside of my home. So I thought I would share a few of them with you. Some of these beauties were someone else's trash and others were finds from flea markets and shops I frequent. I just love to use old worn treasures to decorate and find new purpose in my house. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

These little birdhouses were on stakes to go out in the garden and I thought they would be nicer to hang in my mudd room on the wall to hang our keys on.

I use birdhouses outside too in the garden.

Have a great week end.  Thanks for stopping by.

I recently had my friend Stacey over that owns Cottage Industry.

"Welcome to Cottage Industry, "Curator of Cute", and your budget friendly source for Interior Decorating, E-Decorating, Interior and Event Styling, and Editorial Styling, specializing in Cottage, Flea Market, and Vintage Style decorating.
Cottage Industry mixes vintage and modern styles; creating layered, collected, and inviting interiors and events, all on a thrifty budget."

I had Stacey take some pictures awhile back of my home for an upcoming exciting event my home will be involved in. She really can capture your home in her beautiful photography. She came back last week to update some of the photos of changes done since she originally took the pictures of my home back a few months ago. I wanted to give her a shout out on my blog for doing such beautiful work. These are just a few of the pictures she took. Her pictures come out so nice. If you are in need of great photos of your home or need some style and design ideas she is your go to person. She is very talented and so sweet please visit her blog to see pictures of her own beautiful home. Her blog is
Thank you Stacey for the beautiful pictures.

Updated Kitchen Pictures

Updated Laundry room

Family Room Pictures

My Lake Guest Room

Second Guest Bedroom

I love the way Stacey captures the light in all the pictures.

Master Bedroom

Office Area
This was just a little sneak preview of some of the pictures of my home.
If you need any great pictures taken or design help Stacey is your girl.  She does beautiful work and has a cute home of her own and great blog. These are just a few of the pictures she took of my home thank you Stacey so very much.

I was thinking about my love of signs and how many I have around my home.  I love words in print on old pieces of wood.  They start to tell the story.  I thought I would share with you some of my signs I have around my house.

I guess I did not realize my addiction to signs until I did this post.  I just can't help myself when it comes to signs!!!!!