Small Business Saturday

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  
We had our official Thanksgiving yesterday on Black Friday.  

With Nurses and Firefighters in this family we have to be flexible on our holidays.

We had a great time and ate too much!!!!

Today is Small Business Saturday.

I hope as you start to buy those wonderful Christmas gifts you will think about doing this through your local shops and on line places like Etsy, Ebay and direct sites.

I love to give unique and personal gifts so small business shops seems to help me with this.

Have you started your decorating for Christmas?

I know a lot of you wait until after Thanksgiving to get this done.  

I start mine early with my daughter hosting Thanksgiving.

This year especially with Thanksgiving falling late
 Christmas will be here quickly.

Sneak Peak at my upcoming Christmas Decor post for 2019

My fireplace insert is dressed with some sparkle greens and pretty white flowers.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around my tiny home.  I will have more to show this coming week.

Enjoy the rest of the long weekend.
Remember to shop small business for all those fabulous gifts.


Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours.

Enjoy this day and remember all the wonderful blessing in our lives.

Enjoy being with family and friends.  

Eat too much and enjoy a big nap!


Vintage Bed Frame

Happy Saturday Sweet Friends.

I was minding my own business while in a cute shop and saw this old vintage bed frame.  

It just grabbed my attention and when I saw the price I knew it was coming home with me!

We are finally working on the office area in this tiny home.

I needed something special to go over my desk and this vintage bed frame was perfect.

My Grace Angel hangs on this sweet frame now over my desk. 

You notice my make up next to my desk and it is sitting on my cart of ribbon and cards and wrapping things!

When you live small you have to use all the spaces as best you can for many purposes!

The bed frame was cream and chippy in all the right places.

Grace seems very content to watch over me on this super cute chippy bed frame.

I found these sweet angel wings on Etsy. 
I want to give a shout out to this sweet talented lady and her
 Etsy site
It is all about us women supporting each other especially in small business.

Her Etsy is: Southhardhouse

Tammy has some of the prettiest items to sell on her site.  
I love these beautiful angel wings she sells.

Grace is one of my favorite angels I have in my collection.
 She fits perfectly over my new chippy bed frame over my desk.

Happy Saturday.
Hope you are all having fun getting ready for Thanksgiving. 
Woooo it is already Thanksgiving.
Why does this time of year seem to go so quickly and then January through March in the dead of winter time seems to drag!!!!

Enjoy getting ready for Thanksgiving to share with family and friends.
I am so grateful for all of you special friends here in blog land and count you as my special blessings.

Big Hugs,

Vintage Apron

Hello sweet friends.

Recently, I put up a post on a new vintage mannequin. 
I bought it at the Vintage Market one of my fave shops to visit.

Here is the pretty girl. Just loved her the minute I saw her and knew she would look great in my kitchen.

I spied this one on Etsy and thought it would be perfect on her. 

Then after I put it in my cart to buy it I recognized the seller of this cutie.
It is Mary Baldwin a sweet follower of my blog.

I was so excited I was not only helping out a small business women with my purchase.  I also was giving to a sweet friend of my blog.
Win Win!
Mary had wrapped the apron off with this cute bow and hearts.  
Of course I cannot leave well enough alone so I added it for my sweet mannequin to have a necklace.
I loved the sweet shabby heart.

I also loved the angled side pockets.

I love her with my vintage window and garden hats in my french country kitchen.  She looks so pretty.
You get a little sneak peek again of my little bird Christmas tree in my kitchen.
I also scored this cute cherub planter from the same Etsy seller I purchased my cherub for my mirror.

I loved the patina and pattern.

I am so excited that I have had this little ivy indoor plant for a couple of years.  In door plants and me usually do not do well. 
 I am happy I have kept this plant going and it is the third pot it has been transferred to with how much it is growing.

Remember my little bird collection I got a few years ago from Target.  
Well this year they have their own tree for Christmas.

They just make me smile.

My little half angel also found a place at the top of the tree.

The little ones are cuter then cute too.

Thank you Mary so much.  Love the new apron.

I would love for you to visit Mary's Etsy.  

Her Etsy is SewSimpleSewPretty.   

Mary makes some really cute things.
Mary's link click here.

Have a great rest of the weekend.

Crowned Cherub Mirror

Happy Wednesday Sweet Friends.

I will admit that I get a jump on my Christmas decor because my daughter host Thanksgiving and I have the luxury of being able to start early.

With Thanksgiving being so late this year.  Christmas will be here quickly right after.

I am not going to show you all my decor until after Thanksgiving.  

I feel even with getting a jump on my decor it is good to wait and show it after Thanksgiving.

I enjoy that part of the holiday on my blog.

With that said lol!  
I will give you a sneak peak at my decor over my TV armoire.

I love candles and they will be in a lot of my vignettes.

Angels and Candles.  Love them both.

I also received my crowned cherubs for the top of my mirror over the mantel.

Love their sweet faces.

Hope you are getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday. 
It will be here soon.

We are normally in the 50's and 60's for November. 
Nope only in the low 20's with snow this week!

I think we are in for a long and harsh winter.
Stay cozy and warm.
Have a great rest of this week.

Fireplace Surround and Insert

Hi Sweet friends.
Happy Saturday.

I said I would show you the treasure I found in Michigan last weekend.

It did start a switch a roo on the living room wall once again!!!!

I found this old fireplace surround.  All chippy and beautiful. 
I also found this vintage fireplace insert on FB Market place. 
They fit perfectly together.

Of course this was all rusty and chippy and I added some white paint to bring out the detail of this piece and it also fits in the surround much better.
Down inside this I plan on putting some candles and greens for Christmas.

On the fireplace mantel I found an old light fixture I made into a candle holder. 
Looks so pretty with the candles burning at night which happens for us at 5pm now ugh!

I found this beautiful piece of art work on Etsy by a very talented artist. 
I bought this piece to place on the top of the mirror over the fireplace. 
It has been shipped and I cannot wait to receive it.

I found this pretty planter on Etsy too.  I plan on using this for Christmas.  I love to support small business.

  We finally have the garage up.  Yay!  
We still are waiting on the electrician to do the final part of this garage build.  
Then we should have a full functioning garage.  

I found some vintage looking white lantern lights for the garage this past weekend too.  As soon as the electrician can come they will be installed too.

The new windows are all installed on the house and what a difference that makes with how cold it has been.

Finally all the big projects are done on this house. 
Now we can move into the cold winter and holidays with all the building finished.

Have a great weekend.

Michigan Trip

Hello Blogging Friends.

Our weekend escape to Michigan was fabulous.  No snow only color and a little chilly so it was all good.

Thought I would show you a few pics of where we stayed and a few of the shops including Found Cottage's Holiday Open House.

We stayed in New Buffalo Michigan for this trip.  It is about an hour and half from our house in Illinois. 
Just over the border from Indiana into Michigan along Lake Michigan.
These are the two homes on this property.

This is the main house on the property. 
It is a two bedroom little lake cottage just as cute as can be.

This is the back of this lake cottage.  Two sweet decks to hang out.

Really cute living room. 
If I owned this home I would not change a thing.

Dining area.

Cute Kitchen. 
We chose to stay in the guest house next to this main house. 
With it just being Terry and I we did not need this two bedroom.

This is the guest cottage on the property where we stayed.

Big comfy King size bed. 
Perfect for just two people.

Nice little kitchenette area.

A nice little screened in porch. 
We did not enjoy this porch as it was pretty chilly outside this past weekend. 
I bet it is nice in the summer months.

A nice little fenced in area. 
These two homes are in a cute neighborhood and just a few blocks form Lake Michigan. 
Really cute downtown area and a great ice cream place called Oink's.

Most of our drive was little back roads through Indiana and Michigan. 
Just pretty winding roads with lots of tree's changing. 
No Snow which was good.

One of the shops we stopped at in Indiana is called Barn Styles.

Pretty trees galore on their property.

Sweet little entry way into the barn.

We visited 4 shops in Indiana on our back roads trip.

The Found Cottage had their Holiday Open House. 
Lots of pretty decor and items.

Loved these Christmas trees made out of old doors.  They had really big tall ones up front.  I did not remember to take a picture of those :(

One of the many trees all decked out for the holiday shoppers.

I loved this piece.  I could see a TV hanging above it.  Loved the natural wood.

I could have taken so many pictures but I got caught up in enjoying the shopping.

I did find a wonderful treasure at the barn sale and will share that with you soon.
It started a little switch a roo in my living room once again! to make it fit!
Hope to have that to show you this week.
Have a great week ahead.