Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vintage White Shutters!

I usually find all the items for our home at flea markets, antique shops or hole in the wall stores, but when I won a gift card to The Village Merchant, in Grove City Ohio, I had to shop!  I first bought one white shutter thinking I was going to do something with it for my vintage maps on my wall and after some thinking I decided that it would be too much on that wall and so I went with the obvious! I went back, Cheyenne in tow, and bought another one! They are not exactly matching, but it doesn't really matter to me! I promptly purchased some white screws and away John and I went! I adore the outcome and it looks so adorable and just completes my front porch!  Now that I look back, I like the vintage maps all by themselves! There is enough detail with them alone! For all your home decor needs, I highly recommend the Village Merchant for all the unique little things you can find there! If you are in the Columbus or surrounds area, check them out!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Liz

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fabulous White Wednesday

Good morning! I write as I am sitting with Cheyenne and she is just jabbering away to me! She is my inspiration for everything!  It is Wednesday and I am posting my first White Wednesday Post! This is truly exciting!

I chose this piece today for my White Wednesday post because it is freshly painted with my favorite Cream paint:  Becky's Linen.  This piece was a dark burgundy before and the project was easy!  I just removed the hardware and away I went! The previous paint was a a flat, so I chose a semi gloss to cover without sanding.  If you go up on the paint chart you can cover without sanding, but going from a semi gloss to a flat will be a little more tricky! I only painted one coat on this piece because I liked how it looked!  I paired this with an old vintage window pane that I had lying around for some time and an old OHIO map that I nailed straight to the pane.  I originally had all three pieces of glass at one time, but I am mysteriously missing one and I really like the touch it adds.  Overall, this is a good use of a little space!

Check it out!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day! As I sit and reflect on my own father, I think of all the memories I share with him.  It has been 8 years this May since he passed away and it does seem like forever ago.  The Laugh, the smile and the personality is fading away in my mind.  Not something I want to forget.

This post was initially for yesterday, the day before Fathers Day, but as my husband is a new father this year, we spent the day enjoying what he likes to do. This post was going to be nothing about Fathers Day.  It was to be about a new project that I am working on.  I am starting to think that I was meant to write about Fathers Day!  My project will be put on hold for a few more days. I feel this is more important of a post today and more importantly about today, my Father and my husband.  I think it is always healthy to reflect on the joys and sorrows of our life.

So to all the fathers out there, all the grandfathers, all the soon to be fathers...Happy Fathers Day and enjoy this day with your family! I wish you all health, happiness and peace! Later this week... My project.. it's a simple one but it brings me joy!

xoxo Liz

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Bonjour! Today is FABULOUS! Okay, a tad bit hot out, but all in all FABULOUS! Cheyenne and I went on a little trip, hunting and shopping today and found some great items! She is my little helper and I typically ask her opinion, but today she napped!  She is on her floor mat playing and I lying next to her typing.  We make a great team! I am super excited about my finds and cannot wait to get my spot together. I still need to make a decision on where I want to place my items.  Another day for that idea! Today is for cleaning up my items and I will be posting some fabulous pictures later! Just one little tease....just think "Very Vogue".  Don't forget to check out http://sassafrasstuff.blogspot.com/!

Joie de vivre 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Grandmother traditions

Hi! I wanted to share with you today my mothers gift to me for my bridal shower. She took 2 of her favorite recipes from my grandmothers and framed them for display in my kitchen. She used decorative paper to add detail behind the recipe to personalize them. I teared up when I opened this thoughtful and useful gift! My Sister-in-law loved them so much that my mother did the same for her for her bridal shower the next year. I love this little gift and will for sure be passing this on to my daughter when she gets married some day... whew.. do not want to think of that too soon! HA! This gift can be used for any occasion too! I love old recipes that are handwritten, that just makes the dish seem to taste better too! What are your favorite recipes?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Driving Miss Daisy"

Good Evening! I named this post "Driving Miss Daisy" because it came right to my mind as soon as I posted the pictures. I have collected these license plates for the past couple of years. All of plates are all my family's from over the years. Some of them almost 40 years old, some of them just a few years old. I was cleaning out my garage and came across them the other day and had almost forgotten that I had them. I always knew that I wanted to do something with and then the light bulb hit! This project is super easy. All you need are nails to hang and some sort of hook. I used "S" hooks and away I went! I just cleaned them up a bit with a rag..and together it is! There are so many way to display your license plates. You can cut and bend the plates to make whatever you want! I invite you to try your hand at this unique piece of art and share with me your creation!
Thanks again for letting me share my piece of art!

Grace's Chiles Rellenos

Hi Y'all! The scrumptious dish is to die for! The is something my mother used to make frequently and I thought I would share it with you! This side dish is great with anything, especially Mexican food or add a breakfast meat to jazz up the first meal of the day. Enjoy

1/4 C. of butter or margarine
1 (7 oz) can diced green Chile's or more for extra zing!
1 lbs. Cheddar or Jack Cheese (or 1/2 of both)
3 eggs
3/4 TSP. of salt
2 C. of Milk
1 C. of Biscuit mix

Melt the Butter in a 13x9 in. pan.
Arrange Chile's in a layer at the bottom of the pan.
Cover with cheese.
Blend eggs, salt, milk and biscuit mix in separate bowl.
Pour mix over cheese and Chile's.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until golden.
Makes 6-8 servings.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Start

Hi! Welcome Friends! Thank you for stopping by my newest adventure. I am writing to express my love for vintage finds and happy memories. I am new at this so bare with me! My name is Liz and I am recently a new mother of Cheyenne Grace. She is 3 months old and the love of my husband, John and I. We are so lucky to have such a happy and loving baby girl. Each day is new and her smile melts my heart. I am currently remodeling our home and love picking up new pieces to bring it all together. This is a place for advise, laughter, love and sharing. I welcome you to share in my moments of making our house into our home.