Category Archives: Decor

Some of Life’s Greatest Treasures

I think when a Grandparent gives you something they value, it is one of the most greatest treasures in life! The picture above is my husband’s Paw-Paw & Big Grandma. I believe they were dating in this pic, soon to be married! Aren’t they a stunning couple! I think back on the time that I knew Big Grandma (never met his Paw-Paw because he passed before we married) and I think she had a good life with lots of family surrounding her. That was one thing about her is that she loved her family and she loved helping anyone when they needed help!  Right around mine and my husband’s first anniversary, we had our first daughter and anytime Big Grandma came to visit, she would always bring diapers! She knew how expensive those things were and babies are expensive! It was like she just knew when we always needed something and that’s just how she was! I remember the first time she had a stroke and I really thought we would loose her. I was so scared that when I spoke with her on the phone, I started crying and told her how much I loved her. We had her for many more years before she passed. I will never forget telling her that we would be naming our 4th daughter after her….her eyes just sparkled and she said “Really?” I told her “Yes!” and boy was she proud! It wasn’t long after that, just two months, before she passed away. She never got to meet our little Jewell but I know she is looking down and smiling at our rainbow baby!

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This antique milking stool was my husband’s Big Grandma’s.  He said she didn’t have many possessions as a child, but I wonder if this stool served as many purpose’s, in her childhood and as she grew up. I have explained in my last blog that we acquired a antique key from her home, when we were cleaning it out, as we were getting ready to renovate it. The stool was also an item that we picked out that day because Big Grandma wanted us to have it. Our oldest two daughter’s were small at the time so we decided the stool would make a great “time out” stool or we could use it to stand on, when we couldn’t reach things in the pantry! We’ve had it in our home for at least 15 years now and I love thinking back to that day, when we came home with all of our treasure’s from Big G’s house.

Here’s a little throw back pic of our two youngest daughter’s on their first trip to Disney World!

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Please check out my blogging friends to see what they have found on their thrift store, estate sale, yard sale or family heirloom searches!

Love~Shae

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https://decorateandmorewithtip.com/my-thrift-store-louver-door/

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Thrifted Treasure ~ July

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https://throughavintagedoor.com/2019:07/10/July-thrift-store-find/

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https://decorateandmorewithtip.com/my-thrift-store-louver-door/

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Vintage Washboard – July Thrift Challenge

 

 

 

Farmhouse Word Stacked Books

When my friend Terrie from Decorate & More with Tip asked me if I would like to join a blog challenge for word stacked books, of course I would agree!! My first thought was that I would love to make a set of these books for my sister-in-love, who just built a new home with her husband, last year. We had not given them a house warming gift, so I thought this would be perfect!

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A little bit of family history with this key. This key was found by our oldest two daughter’s when they were little in their Grandmother’s home. She is my husband’s Grandmother, whom we called Big Grandma & who is our youngest daughter’s namesake. We were cleaning out her home, getting ready to renovate it and we were allowed to take things from her home that we thought we would like to have. One of the girls found this key and I’ve had it in my jewelry box now for around 14 or 15 years.. not knowing really what to do with it, but I knew one day an idea would come and I could have a way to honor this key, per say. I am not sure what this key went to or any significance behind it. I am thinking it went to…maybe an armoire or hope chest.

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I headed to our local Dollar Tree for the books. When I make a set of these books, I like to tear off the front and back covers of each book, along with several pages as well.

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I used my homemade DIY chalk paint recipe that you can find on our youtube channel. I did a light layer of paint on the spine of each book. I did not saturate my paint brush with paint, but I didn’t dry brush it either. I wanted some of the spine to show through. I did a heavier paint layer in between each book, to help adhere to each other, acting as “glue”. On the top and bottom of the book set, I painted a light layer so that some of the wording would show through.

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After the books are dry, I grabbed my stamps and black ink that I purchased from Hobby Lobby. Don’t forget to purchase when they have those for 50% off or use your 40% coupon.

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I decided I wanted to stamp the words, “Home Sweet Home”, onto the spine of the books. I thought it was a fitting saying for a house warming gift.

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After my stamped letters where dried, I headed to my ribbon stash and I used this light khaki colored ribbon from Hobby Lobby and added the twine.

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I decided to tie the ribbon, a little off centered and incorporate the key with the ribbon. After I tied the ribbon, I made sure to heat seal the edges of the ribbon.

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I can’t wait to give this set of stacked books to my sister-in-love. I hope she can find a place in her home for it and every time she looks at it, she thinks of their Big Grandma.

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Please check out all of my friend’s and how they made their own diy stacked books! We are a diverse group with many talents! I know you will not be disappointed!

Love, Shae

Terrie over at Decorate and More with Tip

Kelli over at Olympic Nest

Patti over at Pandora’s Box

Jessica over at Jessica B Simmons

Sheri over at Sheri Martin Interiors

Dani over at The Taborhood

Danya over at Just Another Farmhouse

Teresa over at Through a Vintage Door

Hollie over at Heyitshod

Shae over at Sweet Southern Grace

Dori over at This Full Life of 5

How to Decorate with Books in Your Home Decor

June Thrift Challenge Blog Hop

Hey ya’ll! I have teamed up with several blogger buddies for June’s Thrift Challenge. This month, we have changed up our challenge a bit. The rules are to purchase an item from a thrift store, yard sale, garage sale, estate sale OR revamp/upcycle a piece you already own which no longer works in our home. As always, there is no set budget but we like to keep it as budget friendly as possible.

With the change in rules, I knew immediately what I wanted to do. When my Grandmother passed away, 11 years ago, I was allowed to go through her personal belongings and pick out what I would like to have of hers. One of the items I chose was this red quilt.

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Over the years, my own little family used it for picnics, beach trips and nap time and as you can see, it had had it share of wear. I placed it in a box in our attic to save and hopefully one day, repurpose it.

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When the challenge rules changed for this month, I literally jumped for joy, at the idea I had to make pillows from the quilt. It was super simple!

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I grabbed a pillow cover that I already had and used it as the pattern for my pillows. I cut two pieces of the quilt for each pillow and sewed together, added poly-fil and wa-lah, the pillows were complete! Quick, easy and free! I had all of the supplies on hand for making the quilt pillows. The poly-fil is super budget friendly. You can grab it at Joann Fabric and Craft Store for around $5-$10, depending if its on sale or you use a coupon. You can check out my under IG highlights “DIY Pillows”.

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I hope you will check out my friends to see what they have found for our June Thrift Store Challenge! I promise you will not be disappointed!

Love, Shae

https://thefarmhouseeclectic.com/2019/06/24/thrift-store-challenge-rustic-bench/
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https://lecultivateur.com/2019/06/24/thrifted-treasure-june/

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https://decorateandmorewithtip.com/mirror-mirror-at-the-thrift-store

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https://throughavintagedoor.com/2019/06/23/thrift-store-challenge-makeover/
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https://www.thehousehouse.com/thrift-store-finds/thrift-store-challenge-june-2019/
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http://www.clochesandlavender.com/thrift-store-challenge/

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June Clearance Challenge

For this month’s Clearance Challenge, I knew exactly what I was going to use for the challenge. I headed to our local Five Below store before our vacation (check my IG highlights/posts) to grab a few items for our newly renovated pop-up camper. Do y’all know what amazing items they have in this store and all for under five bucks?! Ok, ok, let me show you! I bought a black and cream boho chic rug and a cute little gray fuzzy foot stool for the camper. Both were $5 each!

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I also purchased a gray and white plastic outdoor mat for $5. It worked perfectly for our “front porch” area on the outside of the camper.

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But, perhaps the best bargain of all was the felt letter board that I found on clearance for $1! It was regularly priced for $5, but when I got to the register, it was on clearance for $1!

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See? You really can decorate your home or camper, while being budget friendly. I hope you take a moment to hop on over to each of my friend blog’s and see what these creative ladies have found on clearance. I promise you will not be disappointed!

Lots of summer vacation vibes from our family to yours!

Love, Shae

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https://lecultivateur.com/2019/06/10/top-shelf-clearance-challenge-june/

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https://stilettosandshiplap.com/clearance-challenge:-one-item,-four-looks/2952/

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https://thisfulllife5.com/2019/06/10/hallway-update-clearance-challenge/

 

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https://www.thehousehouse.com/clearance-challenge/june-clearance-challenge/

Clearance Challenge: Beautiful Décor Can Be Budget Friendly

I have been wanting to add more touches of summer to my front porch décor. I decided to head to my local Hobby Lobby and browse to see what I could find! It didn’t take long for my creative juices to start flowing! I just happened to see this galvanized wall planter for $9 and thought, by adding greenery and flowers that it would be the perfect touch for welcoming guests into my home.

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I knew I had several hanging eucalytpus bushes from Hobby Lobby that I could use in my planter. I always buy them when they are on sale for 50% off or use a Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon, which will make them $7-$8.60, depending which coupon you use.

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I also grabbed one cream wisteria stem , along with a pink flower stem set and one columnea bush . I also purchased a green weeping willow hanging bushes. Remember, all of the greenery and flowers were all 50% off or items i already had on hand! The “hello” sign caught my eye and it was also 50% off and for $12, I thought it would look great above the planter!  I actually took apart the wisteria and pink flowers to spread throughout the planter.

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I spent around $35 dollars to update a beautiful spring/summer look to our front porch. Before shopping, I always check my décor to see what I have on hand, before purchasing any other items. A lot of times, I can “shop” my own décor in my home!

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Check out my friends below to see what they found on their Clearance Challenge for the month of May! I hope y’all have a wonderful week!

Love, Shae

Emily, LeCultivateurTara, Stilettos and ShiplapTerrie, Decorate And More With Tip Lindsay, The Farmhouse Eclectic Dori, This Full Life 5Jodi, The House house

 

April Thrift Store Challenge

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I have teamed up with several blogger buddies for a April Thrift Store Challenge. Our rules were that we could purchase one to two items from one thrift store, to keep it as budget friendly as possible, then style in our homes. Challenge accepted! Actually, most items in my picture is from past thrift store purchases, estate sales, yard sales or on sale! I love a good bargain!

I decided to stop by one of our local thrift stores on my way home one day. I enjoy shopping at thrift stores because you never know what you will stumble upon! I went to the furniture section, in the back, looking for a couple of chairs or a antique chaise lounge that I could deconstruct. I have been wanting to deconstruct a couple pieces of furniture for our master bedroom. As I was thinking that I wasn’t going to find anything for my challenge today, I spotted it! The antique wood gable vent louver!! (I call it a gable and the hubs calls it a louver.) I already loved the color of the wood and I had an idea of where to style it in our home. I originally thought I would place this above our kitchen window but no cigar! It was to big! My next thought was to set it on top of our mantel. Eh! I wasn’t feeling it! I decided to set it on the bottom of the mantel and I started playing around with some lavender and terra cotta pots. I loved the look that I was beginning to achieve! I styled my tiered tray, added my diy chalk painted farmhouse books, our diy candlesticks and I loved how my spring chalkboard peeks out of the picture! Best of all, I only paid $1.99 for the gable vent!!

I hope that you will hop on over to each of my friend’s, as they show us, what they found on their thrift store challenge!

Love~Shae

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Trash Talk – Decorate & More with Tip

Thrift Treasure – LeCultivateur

You light up my life – Stilettos and Shiplap

 

 

 

 

 

The Thrift Store Challenge – The Home Envy

Brass Antique Lamp – The Farmhouse Eclectic

Thrifted Jewelry Case Makeover – This Full Life 5

 

 

 

 

 

Thrift Store Find – The House House Blog

Thrift store challenge – Through a Vintage Door

Pretty Bowling Ball – Shabby Queen

Thrift Store Challenge – The Collected Haven

April Thrift Store Challenge – Sweet Southern Grace

 

Easter Tablescape Blog Hop

Hey y’all! Today I am joining a fabulous group of bloggers for a “Easter Tablescape Blog Hop” hosted by my friend Dori of  This Full Life 5 . Are you ready for some Easter and Spring inspiration? This hop will bring you tons of Easter and Spring ideas!

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I am so excited to be sharing my Easter tablescape with you today! I have only created a handful of tablescapes but I quickly realized that I really enjoyed creating different tablescapes, as it allows me to show my creative side!

For my Easter table, I wanted to incorporate why we celebrate Easter in our home by hand lettering Matthew 28:6 with my chalk pen. I decided to use a roll of natural colored craft paper  from Hobby Lobby. You can use your Hobby Lobby coupon for 40% off and its less than $5.00. The paper has cut lines on the back side, so it makes it, easy cutting! I also wanted to use neutral colors and textures. I love using my rattan charges from Michaels, along with my white Pioneer Woman dishes. I found the last two sets of the white Pioneer Woman dishes from our local Wal-Mart for just $20! The pink glasses are also Pioneer Woman and the clear glasses are just mason jars in different sizes. I added eucalyptus with lavender along with lambs ear and mini hanging succulents to my dough bowl that my husband made for me.

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I was able to create this entire tablescape with items we already have in our home. I paid under $50 for every item on this table! I love sharing ways to create a tablescape on a budget. After Easter, I can simply removed the table runner and keep the table set for Spring! Thanks for stopping by! Please check out all of my friend’s Easter and Spring inspiration with their blog link listed below.

Love~Shae

Victoria at The Home Envy