Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Birthday to Cloie!!

Cloie, last years birthday, 13, got her ears pierced!
 To this! A photo shoot with her Aunt, 14. I'm thinking we can just stop right here and now!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

FFF at Miss Mustard Seed!

I'm linking today to Miss Mustard Seeds Furniture Feature Friday (try to say that 5 times fast!). It's an old post but I've never had time to send it! Can't wait to find more furniture to rehab this summer....if summer ever comes. More rain and snow forcasted for this week-end, but sunshine today!! If you are stuck inside this week-end get some furniture inspiration here:
Furniture Feature Fridays

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wing winners!!

Drumroll!! Winners of the Wings! Lori Kindle and Kim Ryan!! Thanks to everyone who visited and commented!! Thanks! Shelley

Friday, May 20, 2011


Give and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back.
Luke 6:38 RSV

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Dressing Tables making a comeback!

I have had a dressing table since I was in Mom set both my sister and I up, so we wouldn't clog up the bathroom! I took it to college with me, to the first house I bought, and then the next and the next. I can't imagine my life without the luxury of sitting down to do my hair and makeup! I was looking at Liz Marie's blog and found her Vanity Closet make over @, I think dressing tables are making a comeback!! And here is mine!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My life with metal!!

I have a LOVE, LOVE, LOVE of metal! I love it in any form it comes in! So when I saw the metal Saturday at Freckled Laundry I was overjoyed! This is just a samll sample of the metal that abounds in my house!!

The HUGE table was found in an antique mall in Billings, wasn't metal then but 1980's glass with brass, the glass panels popped right out and it was instantly rustic with heavy sheet metal in place!

My counters in the kitchen are sheet metal with angel iron edges! I love how they patina are indestructable!

Vintage metal stools from the science lab in my old junior highschool, bought at auction.

Keys collected and saved in silver serving bowl, you can see more metal objects in the background, from door knobs to tea balls.....I'm fascinated with all of it's uses!

Vintage locks and door knobs sit right beside the bowl of keys....I've had kids spend hours seeing if they can get one to open!!

Salvaged tin roofing on the walls of my summer porch!

Dark metal diamond plate on the stairs of our home, continues to patina and wear with time.

An old store counter serves as our island in the kitchen. Sheet metal and angle iron serve as the top, supported by salvaged corbels and metal stools....we live around this island!

This antique tool box serves time now as a polish station, somone took alot of time to put metal tacks in to form the word TOOLS, on the left are more metal touches on corners and drawers!
I've got lots more but this is all I have time for right now!! I'm linking to freckled laundry

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sharing the Love!! Brave Girls Style!!

Ever since I took the Brave Girls On-line Soul Restoration class....I've been making wings!! One of my favorite quotes is ""Inspiring you all to take a leap and build your wings on the way down"(Celebrate Daring) – DorĂ©
So I've been building wings and giving them to all of my Brave Girlfriends!! And in honor of Share the Love at  I will be giving away one of each. Wings made from shredded pattern pieces:
 And wings made from shredded book pages!! It's easy, just leave me a comment on this post and on May 20th I will pick a winner, winner, chicken pun intended concerning chicken wings!!

Stay Brave and Share the Love!! Shelley
PS: photos courtesy of
PSS: if you don't win and just have to have wings let me know! $42 per soaring pair :)

Linking to  Air your Laundry at
freckled laundry

Winners of the Wings!! Kim Ryan and Lori Kindle! I'll be flying them  your way!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


My sister took this photo of two beautiful white horses that we keep in the pasture for a friend. They are always together, with that communication that only two beings, having been together so long, have between each other. I love the symetry (sp) of this photo and the feelings it brings to the surface for me. Thanks, Mindy! If you would like to have your own.....prints are available at, I would love to see it wall sized in a dining room!!