From somebody's trash to my treasure. I like to re-style & re-create what was once a cast off. Isn't that what Jesus does with us?


Friday, December 11, 2015




 Welcome to our little cottage in the suburbs of Central Pennsylvania. We've settled in for some almost nine years now and kinda like it here.



Actually this is the first year I really feel like most of my rooms are coming together. I find I do my best decorating over time. Not in one big shopping trip. Although I am as impatient as people come, I really enjoy the process of my house coming together over years of hunting and digging and finding just the right treasure. 
How about you? 
A couple years ago I fell in love with this metallic tree. I couldn't find what I wanted at the right price so I bought some Krylon spray paint and made my own. I love how this little tree shines on my old - fashioned desk. Right now my computer sits here. But in the future I would love to find an antique typewriter to take its spot. Just for decoration, of course! HA! 


 
Then last year I was shopping at IKEA with one of my Besties and saw this faux sheepskin. L.O.V.E. how it looks at Christmas time especially.  

This year we decided to put our large living tree in the sun room. But I was missing one in the living room as well. Out came my old-fashioned wash tub and a sweet little fir from the local market. They were made for each other. (sigh) 
Of course I have a tree in almost every room.
My good man hung my round chandelier just weeks ago. It looks so good in the space.


I hope this Christmas season is finding you rested and happy. My prayer is that you really enjoy the days leading up to Christ's birth just as much as you do on the 25th! 
Love,
Tammy 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas Present No. 2


Oh dear Friends --

I am just about bustin' out with this one!

For yearrrrrrrrrrrs I have been drooling over lockers in people's mud rooms. Wishing to have one or two for my own space. I even came so close to buying two turquoise ones at a consignment shop a couple years ago and passed them by because of the hefty price tag. Ouch!
Then on Thanksgiving a friend said her school was installing all new lockers. I made a casual comment that I have been wanting some for ever and her reply was, "Then come get them!" I'm still reliving the whole thing.
Her principal was even so nice to help me load HOWEVER MANY I WANTED into the back of my husband's Ford truck. His comment was, "It looks like these were made to fit the truck bed." Yes, indeed they were.           Woohooooooo!! 
 Right now I am admiring them just as they are. But come the first of the year, the paint will be out and they will be getting a little makeover. My girls are thrilled too. Already Rachel has hers filled with coats and boots and books. 
 Check back with me in the months to come to see how they turn out. They are going to be sweet! 

Christmas Blessings,
Tammy 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

God Jul!

Happy Holidays, my friends!

We have not been experiencing our typical Thanksgiving/Christmas weather here -- it's usually much colder and we are in full winter gear. But not this year!! And I am so thankful! 
It made for nice weather as we went Sunday after church and picked out our Christmas tree.
And of course I love capturing all the pictures!

We are clowns. Every one of us. My girls ran among the trees chasing each other while my husband flexed his muscles and prepared to show off as he cut down our tree.
Happy Holiday Preparation friends! I'll be back with some more Christmas pictures and a find that I am hugely grateful for. Can't wait for you to see it. AND IT WAS FREE!
Christmas Blessings!
Tammy