Thursday, August 25, 2011


...........................and a very cool cabinet:)

Hello Everyone:)
Hope you are having a great week so far. We are here waiting for the hurricane to hit. Not really happy about it as I am a big 'ole baby when it comes to wind storms. I have called for a hurricane party at our house. Just got off of the answering phone of friends of ours who live by the shore to invite them to it. I am hoping Nicole, Manny and the girls come too because last time we had a lot of rain they were evacuated  because they were flooded. I hope those of you who are in its path stay safe. We'll talk after the storm.

                        OK, now for my HAPPY NEWS:)
I never win anything......really never:) But boy has my luck changed. I feel like I've won the lottery! I entered a give a way from Suzan over at OLD GREY MARE and WON!!!!!!!!!
 Come on, I'll show you what fun goodies  I won:) (I am sooooo excited)
OOOOOOOHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Let's take a look, shall we?!
Burlap wrapped berries, I already know where they will live. Felted Roses -  LOVE the color!!! A tin of fabulous white buttons and a 'nice' card:)
But wait! There's more................
 The cutest Teddy ever, just look at that gorgeous fabric. Love the long postcard, it is soooo pretty and felted balls that will be perfect little snowballs for my Christmas decor:)
BUT....that's not all................................................................................
 Will you take a look at that adorable little white pitcher. How did she know I have a mini collection of them?
Sheet music wrapped in a black bow and them. And just look at how pretty the wrapping paper is. A perfect backdrop for photos, don't you think? BUT wait! We're not done yet.........................
 OMG, I LOVE THESE BAGS!!!! Yes 'these', there are TWO of them!!!! I plan on using mine for everyday use. Suzan sews so beautifully. It is amazing how creative she is and what a big heart she has:) THANK YOU SUZAN FOR SUCH A BEAUTIFUL and GENEROUS GIVE A WAY! You have no idea how happy you have made me today:) XXXXXXXXXX

          Now for MORE HAPPY NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You know Lisa from Serendipity Chic Design and I are friends and live pretty close to each other right? I follow her great blog and she is ALWAYS creating another masterpiece. She can take the worst looking piece of furniture and turn it into something fabulous. And her signs? Oh don't even get me started on those. But I digress.....Anyway, she showed this beautiful Victorian cabinet last week on her blog and I had to have it!
 Can you see why? Of course I had to change around two rooms to do this, but that is how I roll. She painted it a butter cream and distressed it to perfection.
           I put some of the fun things I got from Suzan in it. They are in the color pallet I was using.
                                             I displayed some of my brushes and birds in it too.
                           I found this nest outside and placed it into one of the flower pots I collect for my African Violets. I just love how  birds create such beautiful  homes to lay their eggs in.
                                                        More birds and a bust on top.

Well, gotta go and get something done in this barn today;) Thank you again to Suzan and to Lisa. Two very gifted ladies.

'Till next time....................
~Debra XXX


  1. Oh congrats on all your goodies..and that cabinet is simply amazing!
    Praying that the hurricane will be all party and no trouble,


  2. Oh my gosh what a wonderful treasure to receive in the mail! A parcel like that is almost too pretty to break apart! I bet you stared at it for awhile before you did! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!
    I pray for your safety and others during the hurricane.

  3. Congratulations! Is so exciting to win giveaways! Love the cabinet, is gorgeous!
    XXX Ido

  4. Yep, I have had winning dry spells and then I win a whole bunch at once. Be safe up there, this looks like a bad storm. We have had rain squalls and winds all day here in Orlando and the storm is 100's of miles away! Yikkes!


  5. My pleasure Debra!
    Now this storm looks like it could be nasty so please be careful and keep your head down :D

    DD in NYC says it is already raining cats and dogs there...

  6. First of all....what an AWESOME giveaway and you are beyond lucky to have won that!

    Now I know why you wanted the cabinet. I knew it would look perfect where ever you put it. I love how you "dressed it up"....It's like a mini green house...Glad you love it!

    Take care,

  7. This cabinet is wonderful, but the best thing about it is you've used it in a nontraditional way, with the garden goodies. This looks like a magazine shoot! Love it! xoxo Debra

  8. I love, love, love what you won and that cabinet is just gorgeous. I can see why you had to have it. Stay safe in the storem. xoxo

  9. Hi - and congrats to YOU! Your little collection of textural heaven certainly works with your new cabinet, too. And I love your bird collection! We'll look forward to hearing from you soon, and meanwhile, you are in our prayers.

  10. First of all I Pray for safety as the Hurricane heads your way! First and earthquake back East and now the biggest Hurricane ever... crazy!!! Secondly congrats on winning the lovely Gifts, I'm so happy for you! Thirdly loving the cabinet and of coarse your knack of putting together the most amazing vignettes!!! *swooning*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  11. Such a pretty post!!! Be careful during the storm!

  12. Somehow I missed this give away, but I'm glad you won! Great items in a great color palette! Thanks for stopping by my FRESH COTTAGE post. Sounds like your photo shoot was fabulous. Where will your photos be published? Can't wait to see them!

  13. I love what you've won, girl there is no dry spot when it comes to winning for me.. I just don't have that kind of luck. lol...Your new cabinet is gorgeous.. anxious for you to show us where you put it.. will be thinking good thoughts for you during the storm..I pray it by-passes you... hugs ~lynne~

  14. Well done you sound like your lucks in right now. I could do with a bit of that. I am hosting a give away next week to celebrate a year blogging & a year of my business so stop by & take a look it sounds like your having a lucky spell

  15. You are quite the lucky girl. I inherited a cabinet like yours from my great Aunt. I have always just loved it. But now I see that I would like to love it in a new color:) Its 1am and just pouring outside. Stay safe and keep your furry kids close. Mine haven't left my lap all night.

  16. That cabinet is wonderful...glad it is nesting in your home! Congrats on your win too!

  17. Oh yes, it's great to get a loving package. These little things make life wonderful!!


  18. Oh, you lucky, lucky thing!! Isn't it the most fantastic feeling winning a giveaway? I have won one or two and I did a little happy dance each time!!

    And your cabinet is perfectly beautiful. It looks gorgeous in your home,


  19. Oh my gosh love your win darling

    and darling love love love that old china cabinet painted that way

    it was your lucky day or show I say your happy dance day ? LOL