Milk Glass Collection

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I fell in love with milk glass a couple years ago, thus the beginning of a new found collection! I originally began collecting milk glass so I could show it off in a corner cabinet that I am dreaming of! We have plans to build one soon! For now, I enjoy decorating with milk glass throughout my home. Everything you see pictured in the first pic, I actually purchased at an estate sale for $15!! It was a steal!

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Over the weekend, I visited my favorite local antique store, called the Brass Bear Antiques. I was on the hunt for a few items and one of those items was milk glass vases! I did find several milk glass vases! Score! Reasonably priced for $4-$6 a piece!

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I feel like there are so many different ways to display your milk glass. From a spring tablescape to a corner hutch or on a tray in your kitchen! Add greenery or flowers and you’ve got a gorgeous, simple vignette!

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Do you ever purchase a antique piece and wonder where it has been? What is the history behind the milk glass? How many owners did it have? Was it given as a special gift to someone for a birthday or a “just because” gift? Do any of ya’ll collect anything that is dear to your heart? Do you have a special antique that was given to you by a family member? You will find many antique pieces, throughout our home. Many of those pieces were given to us by our Grandparents.

XO~Shae

Valentine’s Tablescape

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Happy Valentine’s Day! We have had a tradition in our family that started with our oldest daughter when she was little. My husband would not only buy me a gift but he would pick out a gift for each of our daughter’s. I remember one year he bought us matching monogrammed Tiffany bracelet’s. I will always remember that Valentine’s as one of my favorites!

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This year, we decided to do things a little differently! Each daughter has one of the pink ribbon boxes with a small trinket in it. My husband and I decided on a gift for each other that would benefit our entire family for years to come! We bought a camper!! No, it’s not one of those shiny, new ones! It is definitely a fixer upper! Oh, the memories we will make, just the six of us!!

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I made the table runner with craft paper from Hobby Lobby. I used a chalk marker pen to hand letter the words, “love you” directly onto the paper. All flowers and greenery are also from Hobby Lobby. This is just the second tablescape, that I have ever created and boy do I love it!!

 

I hope you enjoy this day with your significant other and your children as well. Happy Valentine’s Day from our family to yours!

Much Love~ Shae!

Homemade Doughnuts

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We love homemade doughnuts in our house! These doughnuts are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside! I promise they are not so intimidating once you make them! It is so worth the time and effort!

INGREDIENTS:

2 envelope’s of rapid rise active dry yeast

1/4 cup warm water, around 90 degrees

1 1/2 c lukewarm milk, around 90 degrees

1/2 cup cane sugar

1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt

2 eggs

1/3 c butter

5 c unbleached all-purpose flour, divided

1 quart coconut oil for frying

GLAZE:

1/3 c butter

2 c powdered sugar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

4 tbsp. hot water, as needed

DIRECTIONS:

Sprinkle yeast over warm water and let stand until foamy. About 5 minutes. Mix together yeast mixture, milk, sugar, salt, eggs, butter and 2 c of flour, in mixer. Mix for a few minutes at low speed. Beat in remaining flour, 1/2 c at a time until the dough no longer sticks to the bowl. Knead for about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place the dough into a greased bowl and cover. Set in a warm place to rise until doubled. Dough is ready if you touch it and the indention remains.

Turn dough onto a floured surface and gently roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter. Let doughnuts sit out to rise again until doubled. Cover loosely with a cloth.

Melt remaining butter in sauce pan over medium heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tbsp. water at a time until glaze is somewhat thin, but not watery. Set aside.

Heat oil in large skillet to 350 degrees. Slide doughnuts into oil with spatula. Turn doughnuts over as they rise to the surface. Fry each side until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on wire rack. Dip doughnuts into glaze while still hot and drain off excess. Keep wax paper underneath your rack’s for easy clean up.

Hope ya’ll enjoy the recipe!

Love,

Shae

 

 

 

Farmhouse Half Bath Makeover

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Last weekend, my husband and I decided to do a mini makeover on our half bath. Shiplap, shiplap and give me all the shiplap!! To make this a budget friendly makeover, I used faux shiplap called pine underlayment. It is sold by the sheet for $15 for a 4×8 sheet. My husband ripped the boards into six inches wide and we got eight boards out of each sheet. We needed five boards for this bathroom and installed them with a nail gun. For the corner, we used a strip of corner moulding.  I also left all of the nail holes after installing because I loved the character and charm that it gave to the room!  After installing the boards, I painted with Sherwin Williams in Base White. The total cost of the wood we used was $80!

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Since this was such a small space, I was having a hard time finding a mirror that was the right size and that was in my budget.  I had an idea to buy just a plain builders grade mirror with no trim and I found one at Home Depot for $25! We then used leftover antique wood  for the mirror frame. It was the same wood we used for our table and the shelves.

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We decided to purchase a light fixture along with a towel and tissue holders. This entire project cost us right around $180! Look below for the before shot!

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Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read! I would love to know your thoughts or answer any questions you might have! Have a fabulous day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Vision For Sweet Southern Grace

My vision for Sweet Southern Grace is a dream of mine, one that I truly love sharing with you! This site will combine so many of my passions. A few of those are faith, family and farmhouse décor. Sweet Southern Grace is a place for me to share to my home, recipes, decorating tips, inspire others, DIY’S and much much more! I am honored that you have taken the time to stop by Sweet Southern Grace. Let me know if I can do anything to help you in any way!

Love~ SHAE

 

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About Me

Hey y’all! My name is Shae and I grew up in sweet home Alabama! I graduated high school at sixteen and began going to college to study child psychology. (Years later, decided to study to become a pediatric neurosurgeon.) I met my husband at work, so I essentially married my high school sweetheart, at the tender age of seventeen. A year later we had our first daughter and I guess, as they say, the rest is history. We have been married for almost twenty one years with four daughters and three fur babies. My husband and I are a powerhouse when it comes to working together on our DIY’S for our home. I love to design and he loves to build!

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