Monday, June 28, 2010

Bar~Top Tuesday??

I hope a "bar~top" counts for Table Top Tuesday. Mine is about nine feet long. I have three bar~stools now, but plan to get new ones and possibly another chair added.

Another view of the bar~top. I used a mix of dishes bought at Ross and from Sicily.

The above pics are the rooster placemats I picked up at Ross for $3.99. I picked up two different patterns, I couldn't decide which one I liked better. Why not both?

I picked up the above plate in Sicily. They are called Calecula dishes. They have assorted patterns. We happen to pick some up out of their dumping area. They have a dumping ground for those dishes that have imperfections. A forklift kinda truck comes and dumps them. Then, that's when "us Americans" run in and grab what we can or want. Then another truck comes by after and crushes them, this way they recycle the pottery. Yes, dishes and other pottery for FREE!!!!!

This is the other pattern I got out of the "dumping grounds" for free.

Above the matching salt & pepper.

And the matching cream & sugar.

Below is a picture of the end of my bar~top.

The rooster was a gift from sister from Pier One.

I wanted to show you the painted~tile look I did underneath my bar. I started with a base of gray paint for the "grout", then used quarter inch blue painters tape to mask the "tiles" off. Then, I did a rag rolling affect with 4 different paint colors for the tiles. There you have it, my faux tiles....

On my hutch above, is my Sicily fish plate. It's displayed between two Dollar Tree plates from a few years ago.

The above pic is another little serving tray from my Sicilian collection.

Below is another view of the bar~top.

A Mosaic picture of the bar~top and hutch displays.

I am joining Marty for her "Table Top Tuesday" party, this is at her blog A Stroll Thru Life. It's nice to see all the vignettes you ladies have... I'm, also, joining Linda at her blog Coastal Charm, for her "Nifty Thrifty Tuesday" party. This is a fun party full of thrifty finds. I will join Mary, too, for her Mosaic Monday party. She has quite a variety of mosaics shown at her blog Little Red House. Thank you ladies for hosting these wonderful blogging parties!!! Have a great week everyone......Michelle

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Garage Salen Party!

I thought I'd join in on the party fun over at Debbie's blog Debbiedoos loves livin in the Carolinas. She does a garage salen/thriftin party every week. This will be my first time participating....:)

My daughter and I had a chance to get out and do a little thrift store shopping this week. I didn't find anything that jumped out at me, but my daughter begged for this Zebra throw. It's a homemade tied~knot blanket and definitely warm.  She won't be needing it for awhile here in FL.

Here's another view of the blanket.....she loves anything animal print....

Can't wait to see everyone's treasures they have found  this week!!

Join the fun!!!...............Michelle

Monday, June 21, 2010

Five Favorites Linky Party

Hey there!!!! It's been a while since my last post and blogging. Boy, I really have missed everyone and seeing all the post. I've been trying to catch up and look at previous posts. I've busy been running to doctors with my middle son who developed a back problem over the last few years, needless to say we got the ball rolling on what the game plan is going to be on helping him with this condition. Fortunately, it does not hurt him.

I see that Rene over at Cottage and Vine is having a blogging party on her five favorite things she would take in her overnight bag. I thought I would join in on the fun. I did a similiar party on make~up a few months back.

1. and 2. Oil of Olay cleanser and Garnier moisturizer are the first two things......

3. See that little gold tube's my very favorite's eye shadow primer, it insures your eyeshadow stays on and won't crease. That's a good thing in the FL heat!!

4. I love this mascara! I have been using it for years and still like it.... and it's not expensive.

5. The green can  is my favorite hairspray Garnier-Full Control anit-humidity hairspray. It gives great hold, but not sticky. The other two items are great, too. The Chi silk infusion is great for if your straightening your hair or have the frizzies.

The above Bare Minerals kit is nice, too. I had to sneak it in!!!

Those are my five favorite things...hope you enjoyed!! Thank you to Rene for having this fun blogging party! ........Michelle