New Buffet and Special Garden Cupcakes

On our trip I found this little beauty.  She was rough and has had a hard life but with those beautiful legs I starred at her for awhile and thought I can make her pretty again.
I brought her home.

As you can see her doors had deep markings and the wood was dry and faded.

Now she has a pretty new life.

I got this old salvage shelf back from my daughter's house.  Thought it would look good above the new buffet.

The clock Terry made for me out of an old salvage piece of door.
I just love to give new purpose to old pieces that were ready to be discarded.

Very cloudy rain filled day when I took these pics.  It is bright and white and looks pretty against my shiplap wall.  
Now the hunt is on to style it.  I threw a few things up on the shelf for pictures.  
I am hoping to find some fun things to place on the shelf.  Maybe even a sign above the shelf.  
The hunt is on!

Have a great rest of the week.
I know I am not posting as much as I have in the past.  With living small now I am not making as many new changes like I did in my cottage homes.

I want to continue to blog to keep the friendships and connections I have made over the past 14 years of 

I know a lot of the bloggers that I started with have now gone over to Instagram and FB for one picture posts.

I am not that person.  I like to tell the story of the blog post and feel more connected with your comments instead of a thumbs up or heart on my picture posted.

I will post on occasion and hopefully with something that would interest you.

Have a great week.

PS: Are these cupcakes not the cutest.  They look like real flowers.  I found a lady that lives near me to make these for a special birthday dinner I recently had for a friend.

I am having an up coming get together of friends in a few weeks.
I ordered more of these beautiful cupcakes for the 

I hope to show you the cute favors I am giving each of the girls.


  1. That's a gorgeous piece, Kris. And, who doesn't need more storage or a place to serve from...loving it! Hugs, Sandi

  2. Kris you have such a great eye for finding treasure and great vision regarding what to do with whatever you bring home. I love this piece. I can't wait to see how you style it. The cupcakes are almost too pretty to eat, some people are so talented aren't they? I do hope you'll continue to post, I love hearing the stories behind the photos and reading the comments other leave you as well. Enjoy the week my friend!! xo

  3. Kris those cupcakes are a work of art; just beautiful. And wow, that petite buffet is absolutely gorgeous. Great job it's lovely. I feel the same way as you about blogging! I still love it, just not as much to share these days. xo

  4. I love to read your blog. Those cupcakes are lovely.

  5. The buffet looks so pretty in turned out great! I love the shelf above it too. Those cupcakes are amazing! They are too pretty to eat.....

  6. Those are the most beautiful cupcakes I've ever seen!!

  7. Live in Georgia and I always enjoy your blog. Have for many years. You' and your husband are so talented. Please keep blogging. I'm seeing less and less of the blogs that I have enjoyed.

  8. Okay the legs had me at moment one. The cupcakes are almost oo pretty. to eat. Almost. You hit the best shops if anyone I know. Enjoy and Happy Father's day to Terry

  9. Kris, you and Terry did a great job on redoing that piece of furniture. It looks so pretty painted white and I can't wait to see how you style it. Those cupcakes look so beautiful and too pretty to eat. I hope you have a nice time at your get together.

  10. Kris, your blog is so special. I love your new buffet. You gave her a wonderful facelift and new life. Terry is so handy. You are two talented people. Those garden cupcakes are the cutest. Happy weekend. Hugs

  11. I absolutely love your new buffet - it is gorgeous! And the shelf above it is perfect. The cupcakes are amazing...almost too pretty to eat!

    Have a good weekend and talk to you soon.

  12. I swear I am going to move to Illinois just to be able to come to your girlfriend parties. lol. You give THE BEST parties!!!!

    Love the buffet. It is the perfect size, too, for your home. The legs would be the calling point for me, too. Great's purty!!

    Have a wonderful weekend. Keep blogging. I hope to get back to blogging a bit more, too. xo xo xo Diana

  13. Kris, love the new little lady. She is beautiful with gorgeous lines. That Terry is so talented. Love to see all things beautiful that he comes up with. I can understand about blogging. I love it so much and love sharing the stories with everyone but it is becoming harder for me to come up with anything interesting. I would hate to lose the friendships that are made but notice that we are losing more all the time. I hope that we can keep going and I'm trying really hard to hang on. I am having trouble with my photos now and it gets very frustrating..Meanwhile, have a wonderful and productive summer. Those cupcakes are so beautiful. What a talented baker..xxoJudy

  14. The buffet is absolutely stunning! Well done! The cupcakes are to die for - the baker has such talent!! As for blogging, so many have left or slowed down and I agree. with you about IG - i enjoy posting just a pic with a few words, but its not like blogging where we could have stories to read and connections to make!

  15. Kris, I am sorry I am so late to comment. The buffet is beautiful, you do a great job with your paint brush. I feel the same way, I enjoy the friendships from blogging. The cupcakes are definitely a work of art. I have been seeing these on Instagram! Wishing you a wonderful week!

  16. Hello, wow, what a beautiful buffet. We have my grandparents buffet, I am so thankful we have it and hope to pass it down to our boys.
    I feel the same about blogging as you.
    And I want a cupcake, WOW, they are beautiful.
    Love, Carla

  17. Hi Kris, I'm a new follower. I enjoyed all the pretties that you showed. Great work, beautiful cupcakes. At my age I like things simple. Looking forward to more posts

  18. Hi Kris, Oh my heavens, those cupcakes look amazing, so real..............what a pretty
    display. If they taste as good as they look, there are gonna be some very happy eaters!! Love your new Buffet, it was beautiful in Oak, but looks so refreshed and
    new in white. Lovely piece of furniture. Hope you are doing well, always glad to
    see you post hon. Love and Blessings, Nellie

  19. The buffet is gorgeous in white. I think it shows off the details even better.

  20. Hi Kris, I’m am with you concerning blogging. I don’t blog much at all but I still think it’s better than instagram. I love the buffet. The cupcakes are gorgeous.

  21. Kris …. We could not find exactly those cupcakes. We had the Bridal Suite done for the Bride. (Eagle Brook Country Club). Flowers & pastry charcuterie.

    Will you send me the cupcake lady info if you can ? Or reply ? Thanks so much…Kim & Chris