Spring Brunch Table with Kirkland’s

Spring Brunch Table with Kirkland’s

  Spring Brunch Table

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[This post contains sponsored links. The items featured and linked in this post were all provided by Kirklands; all opinions and reviews are my own.] 

      SIMPLE SPRING TABLE

Tablescapes are one of my favorite ways to be creative! With spring right around the corner, I wanted to create a tablescape that would be neutral, casual with a farmhouse touch.

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I already had most everything on hand like the dishes, table runner, crystal glassware, chargers and greenery. I picked out this beautiful  White & Mango Wood Cake Stand  from Kirkland’s. I wanted to use it as my centerpiece for my Spring Table Brunch. With a cake stand, I feel that it is versatile from serving foods to adding a candle or a plant!

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The next item I chose from Kirklands for my  tablescape was their beautiful Charcoal Plaid Napkins  . The napkins add a simple touch of charm and  complete Spring Table Brunch.

LET’S GET STARTED ON CREATING THE TABLESCAPE! HERE’S HOW:

I like to add my table runner first, then begin layering with my chargers, adding in a dinner plate and lastly, the smaller bunny plates. I also added the crystal glassware that was a gift from my mother. On top of the layered plates, I added the Charcoal Plaid Napkins from Kirklands.

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Now it’s time to add some height to the tablescape. I began with the White & Mango Wood Cake  from Kirklands. I decided to add a faux fern in a planter for even more height. Next, I grabbed a couple of my vintage & mason jars, along with a couple smaller new mason jars. I added fresh baby’s breath flowers to those jars for an added element of height as well! One thing I love about creating a tablescape is using all the greenery! I love adding frosted eucalyptus while mixing in a few cut pieces of lambs ear.

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These decorating ideas are sure to create a neutral and bright table for spring! I enjoyed sharing these tips with you, as well as the pieces I found at Kirklands to create this look. If you have any questions about creating this look, please let me know!

❤️-Shae

 

Antique Bottle Collection

Antique Bottle Collection

It’s that time again for our monthly Thrift Store Challenge where we are challenged to find something from a thrift shop, antique shop, estate sale, yard sale, rummage sale, Craigslist or FB Marketplace and make it our own by styling in our home. Hosted by Tara from https://stilettosandshiplap.com/  and Emily from https://lecultivateur.com/   .

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Over the course of about a year, I have been collecting antique bottles of all variety! I found a couple of larger antique mason jars, antique milk bottles & antique ink or medicine bottles (I believe). I paid .10 cents each for the mason jars and the milk jars were .25 cents, at two separate estate sales. Then I found the small glass bottles at my local antique shop for $2 and $3 each. We also like to drink Boylan Bottling Co glass cane cola’s. I like to collect those bottles too!

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I love styling antique glass jars and bottles in my home! The options are endless! This year for spring, I decided to incorporate my antique bottles and jars with lavender! Lavender is one of my favorite flowers to style in my home for the spring and summer months!

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I have a small buffet hutch that I style differently each season, in my dining room. I chose to use my flower market sign that my husband and I made, along with eucalyptus, a couple hanging white flowers, lavender and of course those antique jars! Simple, yet I love it! I’m am beginning to fill my home with touches of spring!

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I hope that y’all have enjoyed our Thrift Store challenge for the month! Please hop on over to the other ladies blogs and check out what they’ve found this month on our Thrift Store Blog hop!

❤️-Shae

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https://lecultivateur.com/2020/02/17/thrifted-treasure-candelabra/

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https://thisfulllife5.com/diy-pallet-wood-shelves/

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http://jessicabsimmons.com/thrift-store-transformation:-nursery-shelves/

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https://decorateandmorewithtip.com/my-little-thrift-store-find-rocking-horse-makeover/

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https://stilettosandshiplap.com/thrift-store-challenge:-roses-are-red,-violets-are-blue/4680/

Valentine Hearts Ribbon Garland

Valentine Hearts Ribbon Garland

Today, I’ve been invited to team up with my friend Terrie from Decorate & More with Tip and several of our blogging buddies to bring our readers inspiration with “hearts”. I knew exactly what I wanted to do when Terrie invited me to this challenge!

Guess what I took out of my craft closet? My painters canvas drop cloth, of course!  I always have one on hand from previous projects from curtains to pillows! I decided to make a canvas drop cloth “ribbon” garland with hearts!

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First things first..I made a heart template by hand drawing a heart on a piece of copy paper. Then I placed my heart template onto the canvas drop cloth canvas and traced the heart template with a pencil onto my canvas drop cloth.

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I decided to make 7 hearts, so I needed 14 in total, with each heart being 4 inches in size. I planned to stuff my hearts with tissue paper to give them more of a fuller look and to help them stand out more on the garland.

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Next, I sewed around the edges of two of the hearts, leaving a 1/4 inch from the edge. I also left enough of a section unsewed (open) so that I could stuff with tissue paper. After stuffing with just the right amount of tissue paper, I placed the heart back onto my sewing machine and sewed up the remaining edge.

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After finishing all of my hearts, I moved on to the “ribbon”. I used some twine that I already had on hand. You can find it at Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby or any craft store.

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For the ribbon, I decided to do 21 inches in length and 2.5 inches in width. To make the ribbon, measure the size you want to use and cut a small slit at the top of your canvas for the starting length and rip down to the desired length. Measure and do the same for the width. The amount of ribbons that you will need will depend on the size of your ribbon and the length of your garland. My garland is 58 inches and I have around 40 ribbons.

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To tie your ribbon onto your jute twine- I am going to show you in a series of photos, how I tie my ribbon onto the twine. Hold your ribbon and loop it around a couple of your fingers. Now, flip your ribbon upside down, as you bring it up to your twine.

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Take the loop section of your ribbon and hold with one hand then pull the ends into the loop.

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This is the ends pulled through the loop.

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Then pull tightly to secure your ribbon’s knot.

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Now, go and do this several more times until you’ve completed your garland! I did this 40 times!

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For the hearts, I just did one small tack of hot glue and sort-of evenly spaced them. By evenly spacing them, what I actually mean is what looked best via my eye!

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You could style your garland on your mantel, on a wall in you living room, the possibilities are endless when it comes to using this garland! You could even add colored ribbons in to go with the changing seasons!

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I chose to style my garland on our little girls kitchen set! The girls and I had a fun afternoon of making handmade Valentine’s cards! We even had tea with their dolls too! I hope ya’ll enjoy our blog hop and hop on over to visit the other ladies to see what they’ve come up with for our “heart” challenge!

Love, Shae

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Bluesky at Home
https://blueskyathome.com/4-red-and-white-diy-valentine-heart-decorations

 

The House House
https://www.thehousehouse.com/diy/february-diy-challenge-hearts/

 

CD Country Living
https://cdscountryliving.com/three-sweet-and-super-easy-diy-heart-shaped-wreaths/

 

Barn House Mess
https://barnhousemess.wordpress.com/?p=913

 

Sweet Southern Grace Blog
https://sweetsoutherngrace.blog/2020/02/04/valentine-hearts-ribbon-garland

Through A Vintage Door
https://throughavintagedoor.com/valentines-diy-challenge/

 

DIY Vibes
https://diyvibes.net/diy-valentines-day-heart-sign/

Paula Campbell 4
http://paulacampbell4.wpengine.com/?p=60

 

Easy DIY Valentine Pillow

Easy DIY Valentine Pillow

0E4E9784-010B-428F-9635-8AE481C48BFFToday is our monthly blog hop, challenging us to find an item from a thrift shop, estate sale, garage sale, rummage sale, yard sale, antique shop, Craigslist or FB Marketplace. Hosted by Tara from  Stilettos And Shiplap  and Emily from Le Cultivateur. Several months ago, I found 8 down pillow inserts on Facebook Marketplace for $10 and they all came from Pottery Barn! Retails for $18.00 each! Plus, they were machine wash and dry!

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I think that pillows are the stuffed animals for adult women! HA!

2CE344A1-E504-4C1E-9473-157350398A51A couple of months ago, I decided to make new pillows for our sectional sofa. The pillows that came with the couch were just not really my style. I definitely needed something more neutral. I immediately knew that canvas painter’s drop cloths would be the fabric that would be super affordable and durable with a large family! I already had a drop cloth on hand from Lowes that was around $12 from that project, so I decided to use it for this project. When I made the new pillows for the couch, I knew I could always accent those pillows with a few seasonal pillows.

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I knew for my Valentine’s decor this year, that I wanted to make a few neutral decor pieces for my home. Painter’s canvas drop cloths is seriously my best friend. They are machine washable and dryer safe! I start off by washing my drop cloths to soften them up a bit. For the Valentine’s pillow, I just made a template for the xo and cut it out of paper. I then placed the paper template on top of the canvas drop cloth and traced around each letter with a pencil. Next step was to just cut out the x and the o.

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For the pillow cover, I decided to do a invisible zipper but you could always do an envelope closure, as well. I basically used a pillow cover from the sofa pillows, as my pattern.

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My pillow inserts were 18 inch squares so I decided to make 20 inch square pillow covers. Cut two of the same size square’s for your pillow cover. I basically layed my “pattern” onto the drop cloth and cut twice.

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Pin the x and o onto one of your pillow covers.

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Then sew the x and o onto the pillow cover. If your doing a zipper closure, with right sides together, sew in your invisible zipper.

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Leave enough of your zipper unzipped to place your hand through to turn the pillow right side out, after you’ve sewn around all the edges. Next, sew all of your edges or seams. I left 1/4 allowance for seams.

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Next, turn your pillow, right side out, by placing your hand through the zipper. Place your pillow insert into your pillow cover and your done! Pretty simple!

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I hope you find our Thrift Store Hop inspirational! Please hop on over to the other ladies and see what they’ve found this month for our Thrift Store Challenge!

Love, Shae

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Thrifted Treasure ~ January

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https://throughavintagedoor.com/thrift-store-find-January/

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Antique Hutch Makeover – January Thrift Store Challenge

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https://barnhousemess.wordpress.com/2020/01/19/thrift-store-challenge-vintage-chest

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https://wordpress.com/post/clochesandlavender.com/12411

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Thrift Store Challenge – January, Pub Table Makeover

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Vintage Desk Makeover – Painted Furniture

Inspiration for a Winter Home

Inspiration for a Winter Home

Today I was invited by my friend Terrie , for a January Challenge on giving our readers inspiration for warming up your home for winter. Challenge accepted! Styling my home for winter has definitely been a first for me, but I am enjoying how much warmer, my home feels!4C95C543-D3C9-41D4-94A7-B397BE404746.png

I started by adding several small flocked trees that I purchased from Target this year. I believe the smaller ones were only $3 and the larger ones were $5.  I love antique crocks and decided to add the flocked trees to my vintage crocks. Most of my crocks are from both of my grandmother’s homes. I also decided to keep out several different varieties of greenery, along with my candles. I added flocked greenery and lambs ear to my grapevine wreath that is hanging on my antique door. The door was  found on facebook marketplace for $5 and originally painted brown. I stripped all the paint with Citristrip and was left with an antique milk paint base. I originally had the door in our master bedroom in the corner, but with January here, I was ready to start rearranging!

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For the mantel, I wanted to leave my mirror and a couple different types of garland, along with a couple flocked trees. The mirror was purchased for $1 at a rummage sale and you can see how I transformed it, Here . I made all of my pillows from canvas drop cloths. I plan to have a blog out on how to make them, this month. My vintage ski “wreath” is another afternoon diy! Fun and budget friendly! Our family pup wanted to get cozy for this picture!

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Another view of our living room, if you just want to keep it simple, just add greenery, flocked trees and throw pillows. I often find myself craving simplicity this time of year as well.

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Thank you for joining us for our January Challenge! I hope you take the time to visit the other ladies and see how they have made their home feel cozy for winter!

❤️-Shae

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https://decorateandmorewithtip.com/?p=24989&preview=true

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https://olympicnest.com/blog/5-frugal-and-quick-winter-decor-ideas-cozy-diy-winter-decor
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http://www.patinaandpaint.com/diy-challenge

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http://www.thetaborhood.com/blog/warm-your-home-up-this-winter

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https://cdscountryliving.com/5-ways-to-warm-cozy-up-your-home-for-winter/

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https://clochesandlavender.com/

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https://www.blessingsbyme.com/?p=4678

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https://shadyoakandsassafras.com/?p=915

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https://jessicabsimmons.com/

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Thrifty Mirror Makeover

Thrifty Mirror Makeover

Today on the blog, myself and a few other bloggers will be sharing our finds from thrift shops, estate sales, yard sales or rummage sales.

On beautiful fall Saturday, we were all out as a family, running errands and I couldn’t pass up the chance to go to a huge rummage sale! We arrived about 30 minutes prior to the sale being over and that is prime time for a good deal because every single item was one dollar! I saw someone walk out with a loveseat for $1! I stumbled upon a large 90’s vibe mirror and I knew it would fit in perfectly with my neutral Christmas décor that I had been planning for months!

Here is the before pic of the mirror.

9E70D424-E7B5-4A33-A61A-D9634D3E7D65 I knew that a couple coats of my homemade chalk paint  would freshen up this mirror!

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I painted two coats of paint with light sanding in between each coat. I also distressed very lightly after the 2nd coat, wiped with a dampened cloth and added clear wax!

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I couldn’t be any happier with my $1 rummage sale find!!

5F03B146-5497-413C-AEED-821CA7D583D1Check out my friends to see what they found this month for our Thrift Store Challenge!

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https://barnhousemess.wordpress.com/2019/12/14/thrift-store-challenge

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https://clochesandlavender.com/

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DIY Christmas Banner – December Thrift Store Challenge

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Trash to Treasure – Wicker Chairs Makeover

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Thrift Store Challenge: O Christmas Tree…

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Thrifted Treasure ~ December

Thank you all for joining us this month!! From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!!

❤️-Shae

Back Yard Adventures Cedar Play Set

Back Yard Adventures Cedar Play Set

Hey friends! I always like to have total transparency! This blog post includes an affiliate link and we collaborated with a local company, Backyard Adventures on a Adventure Outlook 1 Cedar Play Set. My opinions are always my own and I would never share anything with y’all that I don’t truly love. Thank you for your support friends!

Do your kids prefer to be watching tv or playing on a tablet? Give your kids a reason to play outside with a new cedar play set from  Backyard Adventures !!!

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If you give your kids a reason to be outside, chances are they will gradually change their minds! One of the best ways to do so is to build a quality play set in your backyard. Where quality is concerned, we wanted to go with a wooden play set, since they last longer than their metal or plastic counterpart.

We chose the  Adventure Outlook 1  for our family for several reasons. We loved that it was under $2k, plus it had all the amenities that we were looking for in a play set, like the fort structure, that has a 5 foot high deck with over 20 square foot of play space!

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There is also an option to add a wood roof, 3 position 8 foot swing beam, 2-belt swings, trapeze bar, 5 foot rock wall, picnic table and wave slide! We also added a steering wheel and a binoculars.

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The options are endless, as you can custom design your own play set! All play sets include a 10-year warranty on all wood, metal and hardware components. The Treehouse/Peak series are a lifetime warranty. All slides and swings are a 5 year warranty.

Seriously, you can’t beat that! Jeff Beabout and his team are extremely diligent in the whole process from start to finish. They want to make sure you are getting the right play set for your family’s needs and they will even send out their team to assemble the play set! At one year, they call you to schedule maintenance of your play set and will tighten any bolts, replace any if needed, pressure wash, sand and stain the wood. Hands down, this has been one of the best companies we have ever worked with and are so blessed to be apart of the Backyard Adventures family!

We have had our play set for a few weeks now and not a day goes by that our youngest two daughters have not asked to play on it! That is even in the freezing cold and the rain! I think this makes the most perfect Christmas gift! Plus, the picnic table is the perfect spot for a “real” sweet tea party! Our Elf, “Snowflake” even came for tea too!

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Give Jeff a call today to talk with him about a new play set for your family, at (205) 229-0592 or head see a few play sets onsite at 3165 Cahaba Valley Road in Indian Springs, AL or 7635 Highway 72 West in Madison, AL.

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If you mention Sweet_Southern_Grace to Backyard Adventures, they will give you $100 off your play set!!!

Love-Shae