New Cornices and Sneak Peak Project and Giveaway Winners

Happy Friday.

Hope your week was a good one and the weekend will even be better.

Terry has made me cornices for the living room and the kitchen and dining area.  I love them they give character to my windows.

I have been wanting him to make a couple for my bedroom windows too.

Terry had some left over crown and wood and I had some of the textured paintable wallpaper so we were able to make up two new cornices for the bedroom windows.

These where the windows before the cornices.

I just had up white wood rods.

This is the pattern of the wallpaper that we used on the cornices.

The paintable wallpaper gives some texture to the cornice.

The cornices tie in with my old vintage door headboard.

Sorry again about the grainy pics.  Just the way it is with whites and trying to capture the beauty.  I do not have expensive camera equipment to be able to capture the true beauty of whites.  You will just have to take my word for it.  These pictures do not do this room justice.  The whites are crisp and the light is gorgeous that flows in this room.

 I am on the hunt for new curtain panels to give some color to the room.

My duvet on the bed has light colors of white, gray and light blue.  So I am hoping to find maybe some light blue gingham or light patterned curtain panels to finish my windows.

Now on to the sneak peak.

Terry and I were babysitting our two granddaughters and we all decided to take a ride out to a nice vintage market shop near their home.  Love love love this shop.  It has so much chippy beautiful treasures.

I found a couple of items in the shop and I am very excited to have a vision of what I could create with these beautiful pieces.  After all I have that man with the tools that knows how to use them! 

This beautiful stenciled french pastry sign and this old crusty frame.

It was love at first sight when I saw this beautiful sign.

The upstairs of this shop has an attic area that you can find clearance discarded items at great prices.  In the lonely corner of the attic behind some old pieces of furniture was this old crusty and in need of love frame.  I immediately dug it out and said yep this will work for my vision of what I want to accomplish.

This crusty old broken frame is going to be re loved along with the french pastry sign into a new piece of furniture for our cottage home.

Yep! A new piece of furniture will be made out of these pieces.  That frame is going to become something special on the new piece of furniture.

Stay tuned I am excited about this vision coming to life.
Hopefully Terry can begin to work on it this weekend.
It is in the 50's here in Chicago land today.
Woo Hoo that is a heat wave for us.
Sunshine and 50's.  I am taking it all in.

Stay tuned.
I will have the winners of the give away picked this weekend and I will post the names when I reveal this new piece of furniture.

Stay tuned.
Happy Weekend.

Vintage Valentie's Day

Terry got me this Sweet Vintage Valentine Heart Box that was once filled with Brach's chocolates.  He used it as a gift box that he filled with a sweet poem he wrote for me for Valentines Day.

When you move the box the hologram eyes open and shut.

Now a days it seems that flowers and gifts are over shadowing the gift giving ritual of the pretty box of Chocolates.

A long time ago it use to be fashionable and sweet to bring home one of those big heart shaped boxes of Chocolates to the one you loved on Valentine's Day!
Some of these beautiful heart shaped boxes of chocolates were beautiful.  So much detail to each and every box.

Not just red but purples, pinks, greens, blues etc. were used on chocolate heart boxes.

You have to still love the traditional velvet and satin red heart boxes and flowers.
No better way to say I love you on Valentines Day. 

 What girl would not have loved to get these pretty heart boxes filled with sweet yummy chocolates.

In today's world you can still find chocolates in fabric hearts such as this one from Godiva. 
The embroidering on this box is so pretty.  There are still some modern day chocolatiers that still do beautiful and traditional heart boxed chocolates.

If on a budget you can still find these boxed heart chocolates on the shelves at Target and Walmart.

Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day like a heart shaped Spiderman box of Chocolates lol!

Look at these yummy cake and cookie inspired chocolates.  Mmmmmm!

I saw this on Pinterest and think I am going to do a little take on this for my 2 daughters and son in law for Valentines Day.  

They would love the cash instead of candy and of course the lottery tickets.
Just would be a fun little switch to traditional candy.

I am thinking of getting this guy to give to my youngest single daughter.  He is sweet, decadent and rich!!! Perfect Man!!!

For my granddaughters I am making up cute little gum ball machines from the Dollar Tree and will fill them with red, white and pink M&M's. 

 I saw this idea on Kathleen's blog Our Hopeful Home.  So cute.
I miss that the traditional beautifully handcrafted heart chocolate boxes are not given much any more for Valentines Day.  

They unfortunately have been replaced with pretty flowers, commercial chocolate gifts and a good bottle of wine.  
It is all good.  
Times change and so do traditions.  

What kind of gifting do you do for Valentines Day?
Are you the traditional chocolate giver or the more modern roses, wine and gifts.

Have a great Week.