Rose ~ Chic ~ Friends: My blog is all about you; friends and sharing lifes journey...My love for all things Chic; repurposed, crafted, painted in many venues... and My LOVE for all things Roses! which show up in my home and created projects.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

*HOME* Sweet *HOME*

For the past 2 days I have been telling myself I NEED to take a picture of my home. You see, in Michigan SPRING is such a welcomed sight after a long, cold, brown, drab and dreary WINTER...this winter being one of the snowiest on record. So when the brown grass turns to green, bulbs break their way through the crusty hard cold ground and then the colorful petals bloom on trees all around...well you can see from my pictures..SPRING IS HERE!!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

My Dear Friends Shabby Cottage Home

Last time I listed on ebay, I forgot to list this sweet Clay Pot that I had painted. Isn't this just the sweetest Pot you have ever seen? I did this in a soft pale pink and light blue, with of course, my signature pink roses....a lovely addition to the shabby chic lover in you! This is listed on my Ebay this week! I wanted to share my dear friends Susie's home with my friends. She has such a wonderful eclectic taste. Her living and dining room are sooooooooooooo Shabby Chic. And I can even brag a little, cause I helped her arrange her living room a few years ago. So get a good cup of your favorite morning beverage and sit back and enjoy!
Looking into the Living Room.

This Wicker Setee was covered with a $5 garage sale find...isn't that fabric yummy?

Susie was able to carve out a little area for her desk to pay bills...

The Dining room and all its wonderful *EYE CANDY*!

Sweet little Vinettes...

I would love to hear what you all think...please leave me some comments and then I am going to pass these on to Susie!

Friday, April 25, 2008

I'm On a Mission...Lookie what I found!!!

Aren't these just the neatest? Today I went thrifting to a couple of new places with my dear friends Susie. And oh the finds. I found all of these jars and paid under $10 for ALL of them! I got a steal I think. I am going to fill these with my ribbon roses and other crafting goodies that will then be eye candy for my *new* craft room.

OOPS...that cat is out of the bag...well I decided this past week that I was tired of being sick and tired and that I need something to pre-occupy my mind. So for me that means a decorating project. This one though, hits close to my decorating, creating and crafting craft/sewing/art room. I have spent a lot of the past few days looking on line at other creative crafters who have organized and their rooms. (Do a google search on craft rooms, flickr has a number of gals who have pictures!) For me this is going to be a HUGE, Yes I said, HUGE understaking. I will be moving my now painting and craft studio that is in my basement up to the room I have my sewing treasures in. Because you see, this room has a window and natural light that I think I need, especially during Michigans long, dark winters!

The planning and organizing have been the hardest for me. I think it is because I want this not only to be functional but to Look pleasing so that I will want to spend time in my room. Cause right now I have just not been motivated to go *Down* to my basement and work. Maybe and newly painted robins egg blue walls corrdinating creamy white bookshelves, desk, tables will call my name on a more daily routine basis. A lot of work...and eyelash batting and my dear sweet hubby who I am working on roping into painting and helping me move furniture to the room.

I will post pictures of how my rooms look now...please look through the clutter and see my new room...that will take me a while...but I will proudly post pictures when I am done!

This is my Sewing room now that everything will be moved into...minus the bed which will be going downstairs.

My current art/painting studio in the basement (dungeon)!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

SPRING IS HERE! And I am Creating/Decorating

Wow, I didn't realize how much time had gone by since I last posted. But you could officially say the spring has arrived in Michigan. The grass is green, buds are on the trees and my tulips, hyacinths and grape hyacinths are coming up...My dear hubby and I spend an hour Saturday cleaning up our beds from leaves...and how exciting to see all the new growth coming through. If you do not live in colder climate you probably won't understand the excitment that this brings to us Northerners! I am going to go take a picture of my hyacinths...I just love them and the fragrance they emit!

Our temps FINALLY have been in the 70's all week and I am just loving it. We were told this was the 4th COLDEST/Snowiest Winter on records!!!! I can believe that! And with that comes soccer season. My daughter is playing on her Varsity Soccer team, and that means time outside. Their first few games left us anything but 40 degress with 30-40 mph winds, and/or rain...UGH, NOT, my favorite way to be outdoors. I actually had to come home and jump into my bed with my heating blanket full on, just to get warmed up! But the past few games have just been glorious...but alas I do ramble!

So, as an artist, I have not been as motivated redesign and paint. Things on ebay have just been slow, thus not a lot of gumption from me, or time, to do what is my passion...paint roses! I did get a few things done a week ago...I will show you what I have done...AND....these are for sale if anyone is interested.

Sorry, this sweet little oval tray did sell at my eBay auction last week.

FYI, I love the Tuscan/Country French Colors and did this Platter in those hues.

Well, I hope I wish you all a HAPPY SPRING!