Keep Smiling

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Monday, July 18, 2016

From Kitchen To Bedroom


This is my new shelf . . .


This was the old one.


It is now in the bedroom :) 


Before it held dishtowels
and now it holds this quilt.


I made this quilt almost two years ago.


When I hung it here . . .
I thought I needed some pillow cases to match:)
Easy fix, I took ready-made pillowcases
and added a polka dot boarder.


I made this one for contrast . . .
and because this is one of my favorite
Bible verses.
Saying it is a great way to start my morning :) 


Look at this adorable wooden hanger.
My neighbor saw two of these in an antique shop,
and bought one for herself and one for me :)


It's from a laundry/cleaners
in San Francisco.

  
I do hope that you enjoyed 
your visit;
It is always a pleasure having you drop by . . .
especially when you leave a comment.

It's the only way that I know you were here.

Have A Fantastic Day
&
Keep Smiling!


Your blogging sister,
Connie :)



47 comments:

  1. So much to look at, but I am in love with the wooden hanger and the lovely embroidered pieces.

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    1. I had those pillowcases in a drawer until my sweet friend gave me that hanger. That antique hanger gave me a lovely way to display them :)

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  2. Hi Connie, oh my I was getting ready to throw out some wooden hangers. I better have another look!!! Your new shelf is nice. And I never thought about just adding trim to pillow cases. Clever! I just made some for our couch. I need to blog them (sigh)
    Have a great day!
    Cindy Bee

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    1. I'll be watching your blog to see those pillows :) Thanks for stopping by to visit and don't throw away those wooden hangers . . . if you don't want them, I'm sure you have friends that "wood" love them.

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  3. I just love when a post from you comes to my "mailbox"! It brightens my day! Thank you so much!!!

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    1. Oh my goodness . . . it's me that needs to thank you for stopping by . . . I love visitors :)

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  4. Such a beautiful post, I love the pillowcases :) x

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  5. Love the scripture on the pillow case. You are a talented lady and I enjoy seeing your creations.

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    1. Thank you Wendi, you are so sweet :)

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  6. Now you have a place to display a lot of your pretty things in the kitchen! It looks great! And of course your quilts are amazing. You love the colors I love too! Enjoy your day sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

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    1. I just like things that say "happy" to me . . . and color does that. My goal has always been to have a home that people can feel comfortable in when they visit. I have always been drawn to old household tools and many of the things on my kitchen shelf were tools given to me by my sweet neighbor. They were modern when this kitchen was new, LOL.

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  7. I love your quilt, and that's the perfect place for it. Nice job on the pillowcases. Just the perfect touch to pull everything together.

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    1. Thank you . . . i am delighted that you like what i've done :)

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  8. Lovely post, I love the quilt and how you have it hanging from the shelf. The perfect combinations with the pillows, beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much . . . you've put a big ole smile on my face :)

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  9. Lots more shelf room in the kitchen....yay! Love the cute scripture quote pillow you made....adorable. Your quilt is beautiful...you are such a talented seamstress. I like they way you decorated with the hanger. I need to try that.

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    1. I have to admit that putting those embroidered pillowcases on the antique hanger was not my idea, but my friend's, who gave me the hanger. That is what she did with hers and I asked if I could steal her idea and do the same. I think it is the perfect way to show them off :)

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  10. You do beautiful work. Every things looks so nice. Love your fence headboard. Red is my favorite color so I really like all the red in your house.

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    1. Red is my favorite color, too. It's a very happy color, so, I would expect someone who calls herself "Happyone" to like it, too :) I love red shoes and feel like dancing every time I wear them; how about you?

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    2. No red shoes, but I have a red corvette. : )

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  11. I am loving your new kitchen shelf! It holds so much! The old one looks so pretty in your bedroom as well. Love the wuilt and pillowcases and especially love the pillow with the scripture on it. Your home is a happy one and I know your guests feel cozy and welcome when they visit. I hope you are doing well my friend!

    Hugs, Vicky

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    1. Hi Vicky, I am doing very well, each day is a new blessing and another chance to enjoy the world around me. I guess I'm what they refer to as a "Cockeyed Optimist". I look back at all the bad that has happened in my life and I can see how the Lord was always there holding me up, cheering me on, to make the right choices. The past reinforces the future . . . He is always there :) How can we not look forward to each new day.
      I am delighted that you like my new shelf. Steve read the comments on the post where I featured it. He was so pleased . . . he's my sweetie pie and I love the shelf he built.

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  12. Hi Connie! I just love your bedroom and the way you have repurposed the quilt! Your bedroom looks so bright and cheerful. How could anyone ever come of it being blue for the day! Love seeing your crafty things while I sit in the chair and rest! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, I'm so happy you like what I did with the old kitchen shelf :)

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  13. Hi Connie, The old shelf looks great in your room. I love how you pull so many things together to give a bright and colorful look that warms your home as will as a peek into your personality. Yet, it but never feels cluttered,just happy. Yes indeed, this is the day the Lord has made and we will rejoice.

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  14. Your old kitchen shelf looks great in it's new spot. I just love how you decorate.

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    1. Hi Ann, thank you . . . I just go for cozy and comfortable :)

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  15. The embroidery on those pillow cases is just lovely ... and those hangers allow you to display them perfectly.
    I also like your quilt, with all it's lovely colours.

    All the best Jan

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  16. Oh I thought by the tittle that you had changed your kitchen into a bedroom LOL...No one does that! I love to repurpose and the new shelf gives you the always needed space for storage.

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, Steve built me that shelf in the kitchen two weeks ago. I love having a place to display my vintage kitchen gadgets and finds. It's great having you stop by, I know how very busy you are. I loved looking through all of your Polka Dot Flea photos, thank you for sharing :)

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  17. A great re-purposing of the little shelf. I buy those wooden hangers and crochet covers for them, then the clothes don't fall off. Kind of fun. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. I have some wooden hangers that my Mamma crocheted over and I love them. They are great for tops with large necklines and for sweaters. Besides that they make me remember my Mamma each time I use them :)

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  18. I really enjoyed seeing some of the beautiful things around your house. I love the red and white polka dot border on your pillowcases. So cheerful and summery! That antique wooden hanger is awesome. I love how you have it displayed with your linens. Have a beautiful day, Connie!

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    1. Hi Melanie, we both enjoy displaying our vintage finds. They just make a house, a home and bring a little warmth to our surroundings. I do hope that you are enjoying your summer and getting out in the garden. I love the little sitting area that you have created in your garden . . . so inviting :)

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  19. You always share insightful and lovely posts and I am glad you always come up with new and inspiring work. I genuinely loved that Bible verse on the pillow cover. And, it is good to see that you have featured storage shelves that has been made by your husband.

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  20. Connie you are so talented. I love the colors.

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    1. Thank you . . . you are so sweet, my friend :)

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  21. cute! i love the long tall shelving in the kitchen... i have a feeling this is not the last time we'll see this lovely!

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    1. I love my collectables on this shelf, but I can also see it with home canned jams and vegetables :)

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  22. That's a great new shelf in your kitchen and the old one looks quite at home in the bedroom now displaying that sweet quilt.

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    1. Hi Ida, and thank you. I have been wanting to hang a quilt in that room, so this was a great opportunity :)

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  23. You are always so talented and you have a lovely eye for design. I do like the things that you find and then use xxx

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    1. I'm always looking for yard sale and thrift store finds . . . it might be a bad habit . . . but it's fun, LOL. It's very easy to get too much stuff :)

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