LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

Friday, November 9, 2007

46 Days till Christmas !!!!

Wow, another week flew by, dragging me behind it like a tin can tied to a car bumper. :) I didn't get as much done this week. Suddenly I FELT every day of being 42, as none of my body parts wanted to cooperate with my brain. We had a nice steak dinner out for my Birthday, and my sweet husband baked me cupcakes. Which by the way' were yummy !! Oops, I forgot to take a picture and share. My bad. He baked them up, and then stuck them in the fridge with a can of frosting. Sort of a frost (it yourself) and eat treat. Well, he tried !! lol. But, my poor tummy has rebelled the whole way. Kicking and screaming. lol. I bought this really cute play kitchen about eight months ago, actually Hubby spied it while we were out thrifting one day, yelling at me across the store "HHHHUUUUNNNNYY, Come here, you gotta see this !! " Ok, so I came and looked and thought, OH MY GOSH is that not the cutest thing ???????Well, isn't it ????Anyhoo, the poor man had to carry it around the store till I was finished shopping, as I didn't dare take the chance that someone would try and buy it first.

Ok, is that not adorable or what ? I made the little tea towel to match. :) I also made this sweet little pearl tree. The tree took no time, but the cup and saucer took forever to paint. LOL. The birdhouse I saw while sleeping. Yep, silly huh ? I literally had a dream about a gingerbread birdhouse, so that was the inspiration behind that. ( Yes, I know, we REALLY need a vacation !! lol ) I cant even sleep any more without glitter and paint invading my thoughts.


This is a picture of our dining room. Nothing fancy, just more in the tour of our home. I really need to re knick knack . It is funny, you move in and get it all pretty, and then you lay stuff here and there and before you know it, you just have STUFF sitting there that wasn't part of the plan. After Christmas , I am gutting my home, and staring all over. No, I love my furniture, you cant go wrong with creamy white as it is the perfect backdrop for anything, but, all the STUFF, plates , pictures etc. is getting dumped on the living room floor, and I am starting over.
Here is a pic of the family room. Well, actually, it is my sitting room as a tv doesn't fit in there. I sit in there in the mornings and read my magazines and Bible. I love it in there. One whole wall is windows so it is always so bright and cheery. This room is getting a makeover too. Losing the lavender and green. ( Not the walls, love THAT green ) and doing pink and soft white. Maybe a white slipcover on the sofa. And losing the big picture. There is something about pale green that is so soothing to me. It also feels cool in this hot desert I live in.
And finally, I made a few tiny putz style houses for etsy. They are so hard to find in soft pretty colors and so expensive, so I whipped these up. I actually made a set for me, and they were so cute that I stayed up till two the other night making a few more.


Well. I hope next week I am driving my own bus as opposed to being dragged behind it !! LOL. Be Blessed !!

24 comments:

Wanda said...

What a sweetheart you have! Everything is so adorable. I just love the cup and saucer and tree and the birdhouse. Enjoyed the glimpses of your home and, oh, my goodness! The Putz style houses! They look just like the old ones!

Sharon said...

I visit your blog every day and love it--had to comment today. Your home is beautiful! That little kitchen--oh my goodness!That cute little pearl tree and that gingerbread birdhouse! I love birds, real or not. Thanks for all the beauty today! Have a nice weekend--blessings! :)

Lori said...

i just love what you do over here!!! everything is so sugary and sweet!!!
that little tree in the teacup has to be my favorite, it is ADORABLE!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a lovely post. thanks for sharing pics. of your home with us.
Your hubby is clever to have found that sweet little kitchen. You have been busy crafting away. Great idea to take everything down and start again. I think I might try that after christmas.Have a great weekend.
Alison

Sophie Rose Designs said...

I love seeing pics of your lovely home, Rhea!!!
Those little houses are adorable!!! Excellent job!

Sweet Remembrance said...

I love your your little houses...
I love everything you make!
Hope you had a wonderful birthday...
Priscilla

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Rhea, if I could have my home any way, it would be just like yours! I love your little houses too, so gorgeous!! I hope i get the tree :)

Love ya,
Amy

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Everything is so sweet and pretty!! I love that little kitchen and that gingerbread birdhouse! So happy to have found your blog! Thanks for visiting mine and leaving such a nice comment!!
Michelle

Laurie said...

I just found your blog today and I love it! You have some beautiful things!

Laurie

Charmingdesigns said...

I LOVE your little house with the pepperment corners and lace and glitter...yummmy!! Thanks for comming over and commenting again! I love hearing from you!! Laurie

The Rose Room said...

Hi Rhea, thanks so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog. That little kitchen is the sweetest thing! I would have grabbed it too. And yep I understand the 42 year thing, actually I think I am 43!!!

Gail McCormack said...

I'm loving your blog, thanks so much for visiting mine, which in turn meant I found yours, I think your home is absolutely gorgeous and I will from now on be a regular visitor!

celestina marie said...

Rhea, everything is just out of this world. So Pretty and you!

Connie said...

If you get a chance to own one of this lady's creations, TAKE IT!! She is super talented and has the most wonderful stuff I've ever had the pleasure of owning! One of the BEST!!!!,
Connie

Esther Sunday said...

Rhea, you stuff is lovely and so is your house! Way to go!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I love all the eye candy Miss Reah!! Love, love, love it all!! I have been planning on making some of the little cottage houses. One of the yahoo groups that I participate in were all talking about them just this weekend. Now....just to find the time! Beautiful blog! Thank you so much for visiting me too and for your sweet comments! I do hope you come back very soon!! I will be back to visit you for sure!!
Barbara
Southern Lady's Vintage

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a magical place to be at the holidays!!! I am having a virtual Christmas party next month, I hope you come by and link these pictures then!

claudia said...

Well, hello Sweet Rhea and a belated Happy Birthday to you! Glad to see you are still keeping busy with your many pretty things! And your home looks so lovely too. Thanks for sharing those pics...I enjoyed looking! Take care and be well! God bless, claudia

Whimsy Pink said...

I love the little kitchen! All your things are just beautiful , i can't wait to get my package!

NAME: CIELO said...

Everything is sooo pretty... I love your sitting room; it look so femenine and cozy...

Cielo

She'sSewPretty said...

Rhea, you are so talented! I love the way you fixed up that little kitchen. Makes me want to be a little girl again or have a grand daughter to play with. I love your roses. Your house is beautiful too.

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Hi Rhea,
THANKYOU so much for popping by my blog :)
I am adoring your blog, reading everything and "ooohing and ahhhing" over your beautiful creations and photos! You are one very talented lady.
I just love that play kitchen. Your hubby is so sweet to find it for you and carry it around while you shopped :)

Your home also looks beautiful, but what i like best is it looks so warm and welcoming, thats so important isnt it.

I am adding you to my favourites and will now be a regular blog friend :)

hugs from Shannon

Sharon said...

Whoever gets that beautiful play kitchen is one lucky person. Your home is so cozy, can't wait to see everything when you redecorate.

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

You have a gorgeous home...thanks so much for sharing the pics with us! Can't wait to see how it looks after its makeover!!
You do the make the most beautiful things! Love your little birdhouse and xmas tree. And that play kitchen is just so pretty! I know any little girl would LOVE to have that (or any big girl for that matter!)
Kathy :)