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"By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life." Ps 42:8

I hope your Sunday has been peaceful and as night falls, you find rest. 

Blessings,
Cecilia

Halloween tablescape

I don't decorate for Halloween the way I used to when my kids were young and still at home. But I like the fun aspect of the holiday. And I have some cute decorations that I like to get out every year. This year, I decided to do one table top and a spookier version of what I normally do.

On Pinterest last year, I saw a pumpkin with holes carved in it and rubber rats placed in the holes.
Mouse Motel

I loved the creepiness of it, so wanted to do my own version of it. Cheap is good - off to Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart I went! I found a package of 3 mice, a carve-able pumpkin and some creepy cloth.

I used an apple corer to punch holes in the pumpkin, draped the creepy cloth over the table, set the pumpkin on a stand and arranged the mice in the holes.


Next, I took my Bones, Sticks, and Stones and ghost candle holders from PartyLite and placed them around the pumpkin. Cute!



I had a clock that never really kept time - it was always slow - so I placed it on the table (after setting the time …

Small toolbox into coffee station

Remember the cute little toolbox I found at GW?

I decided to use it to put my coffee, sugar packets, etc. in. Of course, it needed a paint job so I painted it with a base coat of white then pulled out one of my nifty little cans of sample paint ( yay, I'm getting to use them up!), made up a batch of homemade chalk paint, and painted all over.

Next, I found a coffee label online and transferred it onto the side and using a sharpie, went over and outlined the design. Of course, I had to sand it to give it a distressed look. Here's how it turned out:



I think it's cute how the steam swirls make a heart!

I then placed it on the counter with a red tray in front:
Played around with the arrangement of items and came up with this:

 Yes, we have 2 coffee makers - a regular drip maker and a Keurig...I like coffee, in case you couldn't tell. :) The plate hides all the cords.

I found these cute, galvanized miniature buckets at Wal-Mart so I bought 2 for the sugar and sweetener pack…

Thanksgiving sign

I can't stand it...I was going to post this next week but I'm dying to show it off! I know, I know, now I will have to come up with a new post for next week. That's ok. I'm having fun with this and so enjoy it. You make it so much more so! So thanks for reading and leaving comments. I am thankful for you! Anyway, here's my farm mantel post:

My mantel needed help. Everything I placed there got lost against the brick. Painting it isn't an option - that was voted down very emphatically! However, I painted the trim around the fireplace to match the surrounding walls and ah, that looks better - blends instead of sticking out like a sore thumb.



 Also, it doesn't quite line up with the fireplace. Or the fireplace isn't centered on the wall. Who designed this anyway?! I can't tell you how many quirky things we've found in this house. I think it's  called character! ha.

To help it look better, I decided it needed a wooden sign. I picked a favorite sc…

Stool Makeover

I found a surprise at the farm this weekend - clumps and clumps of these beauties!

I can't tell you how happy they made me! They remind me of my mom - she had them in her yard- ( I'd lost all of mine here at my city home ) and I had no idea these were at the farm. So I did a Happy Dance...good thing only Lucy was there to see me and being a dog, she thought I was playing with her. :o)

Of course, I had several of my projects I took to place/finish up. There's the small toolbox and the fireplace sign - both done and in place. (But that's another post or two).
Then there's the two little stools I got for $3. Yep, you saw it right. $3. I was only going to get one but the man at the thrift store said I could have both for the price of one. Sweet! I only had an idea for one of them but figured I'd come up with something for the second one eventually. You know how that goes! :o)





So of course, they both came home with me! The first one immediately got the old vinyl cov…