Welcome to my little world! My name is Donna and I'm the mother of one very spoiled kitty named Clarice. I was a banker for over 20 years but now I'm a SAHM and loving every minute of it. I'm a super, huge Bon Jovi fan and an avid cross stitcher. I love decorating my home with flea market finds, primitive style items and vintage items. My hubby says if the last three generations threw it out as trash it'll end up in our house as a decoration.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Simple Monday Reflections

Here are a few pictures of the house this morning

Mark made the cabinet to cover the thermostat and alarm box in the master bedroom

My favorite salvage finds and that green paint is just chippy perfection


Breakfast nook
I still have my first item by OLM from my swap with Francine out in this display.  I just can't bear to put him away yet so he's still hanging out on the wooden bread board that I got while we were in Germany

Spice Box

Spoon Rack just has perfect patina

Reproduction cubby holds favorite and special occasion wine corks. It's got such grey/blue chippy paint that made me swoon the first time I saw it.

Candle box by The Workshop of David T Smith and I love the blue paint

Display on the dry sink just a collection of vintage measuring spoons because I love all old kitchen items


  1. Evening Donna, Love all your prim displays.wonderful!!!! adorable cabinet Hubby made you and the fabric birdie, sweet. Nice wood bowl too, I am drooling a little, one of my loves, Thanks for sharing, Francine.

  2. My favorite is your fireplace mantle!! Love. Also love the color of your walls in there. You have a nice collection of primitives. Stay warm.

  3. pretty pics, thanks for sharing. Your home is lovely.


  4. ooOoo! Great stuff. I really like your Spice Box.

  5. I feel like I'm browsing Pinterest here! Love your mantle.
    Wait, those measuring spoons are "vintage"??
    Now I feel old!

  6. It was delightful to have you visit Lawn Tea this morning!! And your collections of lovely well-loved things are simply wonderful---I DO love the patina and feel of old wood, with all its incarnations right there in the finish.

    We leave our own snow-people out as long as there IS snow, rather than putting them away with the Christmas decorations. We have lines of them across windowsills, bed pillows and a jaunty family hanging out behind the sofa on a chest amongst some dusty old books.

    Thank you for visiting---I hope you'll come back soon.


  7. I repurposed my spoon rack to display my scissor "collection". Works perfectly for embroidy scissors.


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