I love how they turned out and I will now have some fun playing around with the display. I gathered some things from my old bookcase and weeded out others.
Here is a before
I don’t often shop retail; what I don’t find at thrift stores, I will come up with a way to make it myself. But, every once in a while I find something so fabulous that I must have it. Today I decided to treat myself to two new cushion covers (pillow covers, tomato – tomato, potato – potato, you know what I mean).
They were on sale though and well worth the $44 I spent for both.
I have used green as an accent colour in my home for a long time. I’m always drawn to it’s vibrancy, varying shades and earthy feel.
I found this artificial cat grass planter last week. A pop of green is always fresh.
It’s still a little chilly around here, and there was snow earlier this week. My plants are coming up very slowly, but it won’t be long before I can see my hostas again, my favourite plant. This chocolate something or other is so pretty and only blooms in the spring. I’m not a gardener so I have no idea what the names of plants are, but I do remember that this had the word “chocolate” in it’s name, ha ha.
Have a wonderful weekend friends.
There are so many birthdays amongst my family and friends in April; my mum, my daughter, two of my sisters, my sister-in-law, two friends.
Buying gifts for everyone is out of the question, but when I have time, I like to make home made gifts.
A friend mentioned to me that she would love to have one of the coffee sack pillows I make, so I made her two, and a monogrammed burlap tote bag.
This friend is a potato fiend. She loves them prepared every way you can imagine, especially french fries. Recently my daughter has created a new series of drawings that she named “Potato Problems”. I had to beg her to make me a couple of cards, since they are so cute.
Another friend is hosting Good Friday dinner tonight. She ordered some signs for Mothers Day, so as a thank you for the invite I made her signs early, as a gift.
And every once in a while, I am blessed enough to get something for free. I will be picking up this entertainment unit tonight from Kijiji (a Canadian version of Craigslist)
I have some thoughts on what I will do with it, which will definitely involve paint and adding two bookcases, one on each side.