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?


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Easter

Hello Dear Friends -- 
With hope I look forward to Easter! 
It's early this year, and that gives me hope that Spring will be too! 
Back in January our Capitol city held it's annual agricultural fair called The Farm Show. We go every year. It's always fun to wander through the maze of farm animals, watching our every step (think manure!) and seeing people we know.  And of course there's the food! I try to convince myself every year that I am not going for the food. But then I get to the food court loaded with baked potatoes and milkshakes and potato donuts! It's all so good! 

 
 These bunnies are such an attraction for my daughters. They roam freely on a table and the kids gather around and pet their super soft fur.
One of my favorites is the lambs. I especially like it when they are not sheared, but those I don't see often.
I hope you are finding many things to be thankful for this Lenten season.

I for one am thankful that Spring is just around the corner!!
Tammy

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