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Party In Your PJ's #356

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. We thought it was time for an update and  I have to extend a huge 'Thank You' to Nina for creating our new graphics.  The 'Featured' button is under this week's features. Aren't they wonderful? Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram This week I shared an Upcycled Brooch :  But, l et's have a look at the features for this week: A Fresh Lavender Wreath - Fresh Vintage by Lisa S Can you smell the lavender? Living Room Spring Home Tour - Vintage Garden Style - She's Crafty Isn't this cabinet fabulous? Here's a button for you, Ladies: Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each choose our own

Party In Your PJ's #355

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram This week I shared Not Just ANY Chair : The Celery Table finally has a chair!   Let's have a look at the features for this week: Macrame Hanging Pod Tutorial - My French Twist Macrame is SO popular now.   How To Grow a Cut Flower Garden for Floral Displays - My Hubbard Home I love my flower gardens and Rachelle tells you how to create one of your own! Here's a button for you, Ladies: Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each choose our own features. I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started! Rules Link to your post, n

Upcycled Brooch

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Today I am joining a group of very talented bloggers for the Pinterest Challenge.  As you may already know I'm an avid upcycler, so when I heard that the theme for April was 'Eco-Friendly' I knew I was in!  The purpose of this challenge is not just to pin ideas, but make them happen.  Let's get started..... I took a look through my pins and was inspired by The Shabby Tree's DIY Brooch .  I knew I had vintage lace, ribbon, doilies, and who could forget all that vintage jewelry from an estate sale last Fall?  Let's just say I was 'well-supplied'!   My Cricut Maker made short work of creating two felt circles for the base. Once they were cut, I grabbed my supplies - a small doily, ribbons, an earring, and a pin back.  I also used a bit of vintage lace that didn't get in this photo. The earring I chose was a pierced earring.  There was a reason and you'll see what is was as you continue reading. First, the doily was glued to one of the felt circles

Not Just ANY Chair

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Ever since I finished The Little Celery Table     last year I've been on the look-out for a chair.   Happily, late in the season, I found it.   It wasn't really pretty.   It had no seat.  One of the rungs was split in two.   It was $2.   For some reason I worked on this project without taking any photos. Fortunately it was pretty straightforward so I'll tell you what I did and then show you the final pretty photos. The first order of business was to repair that cracked rung.  A little wood glue and clamps made short work of it.   The next issue was the missing seat.  A piece of thin plywood, some construction adhesive, and clamps took care of that. Time to paint!  I used celery chalk paint and little gold craft paint for the accent. That middle piece was perfect for decoupage.  I wanted to make it match the drawer in the table.   To see how I decoupage drawers, click HERE . I think the two match quite well! The seat needed a cushion.  Bring on some pink fabric, batting and

Party In Your PJ's #354

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram It's been a quiet week around the Cottage.  I've been resting my neck and wrist while enjoying some beautiful Spring weather.  My husband did some raking while I watched.  A forgotten mum was discovered and I thought it was dead...until I turned over the pot.  I cut away the dead stems and found this beneath them.   Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me.   Let's have a look at the features for this week: Garden Inspired Spring Vingette - Sweet Pea DIY Charm Bracelet - Organized Island Here's a button for you, Ladies: Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We eac

Party In Your PJ's #353

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Welcome back to Party In Your PJ's.    I hope you find something that inspires you and you link up something to inspire others. Don't forget to share our party with your friends.  It's always nice to see new faces. Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook  // Pinterest  // Twitter Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook  // Pinterest  // Instagram I shared my Tobacco Jar :   This jar has been in my home for quite a while now.  It was time to share it! Let's have a look at the features for this week: How To Make No-Sew Denim Coasters - Pillar Box Blue Four Squares - Paper Seedlings Here's a button for you, Ladies: Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each choose our own features. I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started! Rules Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. Link Parties, Roundups, and Giveaways are welcom

The Tobacco Jar

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I saw this jar from a distance at a yard sale.  I wasn't looking for a jar.   I didn't need a jar. But I saw it, liked it, and bought it!   It didn't look quite this pretty, although it was basically in good condition.  There were no cracks, chips, or splits, just some scratches and this funny mark on the side that looked like paint.  So, I sat myself down on a sunny afternoon and started sanding with a fine grit sandpaper.  In no time that mark was gone and whatever finish was on it - also gone. I tried to do a little research on it but couldn't find much.  I did find one exactly like this in an Etsy shop. It was titled, 'Wooden Jar' and it was sold.  Oddly enough, we watched Pride & Prejudice on PBS and I noticed a similar jar on Mr. Bennet's desk.  With everything I researched, my guess is it was originally a tobacco jar; so that's my story and I'm sticking to it.  At least until an expert tells me I'm wrong!  Thanks to one of my dear rea