Monday, February 27, 2012

News and Small Project.

I am pleased to say that two of my blog posts were featured in different blogs. 
Read about the first one here.
Thank you, Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage for featuring my counter redo.

the second one here.
Thank you, Debbie from Debbiedoo's Newbie Party.

I am unbelievably excited that other's are appreciating the results 
of all our little projects over here.
Thank you!

 We had a quiet weekend at home. The weather has been gorgeous. Mr. Bill was outside. I was in and out bringing some of the outside in. 
I love, love a cottagey, garden inspired interior. So I am bringing a little of that to my bedroom for spring. I will show you more, but for today I have a quick reveal of an under $10.00 project I did. 

It's no secret that my adult children have recently moved out and we are nesting the empty nest.
Well one of them left something behind. 
I found a greenish twisted wire planter box in the garage. It had grape leaves and grapes on it. I was going to use it in the yard but I already have several of 
like this.

The one I found in the garage was not as cute as the one pictured above, but I thought it had potential. I was not wild about the grapes and grape leaves, however. I have seen tons of cute iron items but have passed on them because they had ivy or grapes which I think dates them a little. 

 But because it was free, I figured I would try to hack them off. The grapes bent right off. I had to work them back and forth a little but they broke off pretty easy.
I used a hammer and a pair of pliers to peel off the grape leaves. I was left with some wire tendrils that I thought looked okay. I tried just hanging it with a nail, but I thought it needed more. I was tickled to find this porcelain knob in my junk drawer. The nail has anchored it perfectly. I thought it added a cute touch. 

I have a crush on these adorable tiny clothes pins. 
I found these at Michaels. They were $1.49.

I use them to attach vintage postcards to various memo boards around the house. I have a stack of vintage postcards and I rotate them for the seasons. 

Initially, I got a pretty good supply from my grandparents, but I have added to them over the years. The ones I chose were $3.00 each.

I picked out two and pinned them to the wire.
I took the coconut fiber liner out of an old hanging basket.
I added a pansy that I was going to plant outside. It was 50 cents.
I cut some ivy and put it in a jar. 
It will root and then I'll plant it outside.
I got that little trick from Andrea over at Opulent Cottage. 
Cute, cute blog.

I covered the tops of those with some sheet moss.

Sneak below of what else I have been up to. 

New bedding and pillow project.

There you go. 
My wonderful $8.00 project. 
It adds dimension to a room and is a fun change from another picture. 
I will change out the postcards and plants for summer. 

See you soon! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. 

Linking with:Debbiedoo's-Newby Party                                                                                 
&The house in the Roses- Show Off Your Cottage Monday
&Keeping It Simple- Motivate Me Monday


  1. Love it. I love those little clothespins too. I use them for so many things. Like pinning a note card to a birthday gift, and/or bag. I love the old style ones too...the regular sized pegs.

  2. Kris, What a great idea. I will have to use them in gift giving. I love the old ones, but can't seem to find those. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Love the spring pick me up. I'm trying to find some inspiration to get spring cleaning done, but finding it hard to get started. Your post is inspiring.

  4. I hope you find your inspiration. Thank you for stopping by. :)