Decorations, Wins & Hodgepodge

by Sherry
The antique mall where I rent space is having an open house this weekend so I got busy making some decorations for my shop.  I had some vintage sugar bowls that were missing their tops and some other vintage containers that I had picked up at yard sales or thrift stores. I added faux greenery and some things I already had to make very quick and inexpensive decorations. This is a great way to use those pieces that are chipped, broken or missing parts.

 

I also joined the bandwagon and made a large coffee filter wreath. I’ll be changing out the ribbon before taking it to the shop but this is all I had on hand at the time.  I can’t even count the times I burned my fingers with hot glue!  I Like the way the wreath turned out but I won’t be making another one anytime soon.  I have a very low tolerance for pain.!!
Did you notice my new button at the top of my sidebar?  See the one that says CSN Stores Preferred Blogger?  This could mean even more giveaways for my readers and the possibility of  larger gift certificate amounts for you. Do you need to do some holiday shopping and prefer to do it on-line?  We all know CSN Stores  have over 200 stores to choose from and they carry everything from chandeliers to cookware.  I have been looking for a barstool  for my craft table and I think I have found the perfect one.. Check back here for new and exciting things happening.
Since I am on the subject of giveaways I want to show you my most recent wins.  Lacy at  The Inspired Nest  chose my name for her recent giveaway of a Moen Mirrorscape.  This product transforms a plain builder grade mirror to a beautiful framed one. Please drop by and visit Lacy’s wonderful blog. Not only is she super talented and creative but she is also one of the sweetest girls I have met in blogging. Below is an example of Moen Mirrorscape.
I wish these were my bathroom cabinets.
 I’ll be showing you pictures of the product in our guest bath when we get it installed.
Thank you so much Lacy!
My 2ND win was this adorable glass tray from my friend Sherry at  Design Indulgence.  Sherry is a very talented designer in Atlanta that creates beautiful homes. She has a gorgeous home that has been photographed for BHG.  Please drop by her blog and look around.
Sherry, Thank you for this darling tray!

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16 comments

Vanessa November 12, 2010 - 1:27 am

Hi Sherry! I absolutely love those ornaments and just feel that it is totally unfair that I can't come to your Antique mall and snatch them up! Your wreath looks wonderful too and how fun winning those great prizes! I won a CSN prize this week too and I look forward to seeing more of those from you.
Hope to see you at the party this week! 🙂
Vanessa

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Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia November 12, 2010 - 2:14 am

Oh my gosh Sherry,I love your wreath. I've been wanting to make one but now that you told me about the hot glue I might rethink 🙂
Have a great weekend!
XO

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Jennifer Rizzo November 12, 2010 - 3:20 am

That tray is very cool!

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Low Tide High Style November 12, 2010 - 3:34 am

Sherry I'm sure you will have a wonderful open house, and I love the beautiful displays you created! What a great idea to use sugar bowls!

Congratulations on your wonderful wins, I'm sure your mirror will be lovely after it's transformed! Best of luck for a great open house!

Kat 🙂

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Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. November 12, 2010 - 3:53 am

Lovely decorations. I'm planning to use lots of naturals this year myself. I'm going to load up on pine cones, magnolia leaves and natural greenery.

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Deserae November 12, 2010 - 4:36 am

Love your little sugar bowls filled with greenery….very pretty!! Your wreath is gorgeous!!!! I can't believe you made that out of coffee filters! I wish I could come to your open house because you find the most wonderful things :o)
~Des

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Linda @ A La Carte November 12, 2010 - 4:43 am

Love how you added greenery to the sugar bowls and other thrifty items and turned them into adorable decorations.

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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage November 12, 2010 - 4:43 am

Hi Sherry- Your wreath is beautiful! I love how it looks with your blue transferware. I am sure your open house will be fantastic- can't wait to hear about it! Btw- I highlighted your link up from last week in the party this week. I love your mom cave! 🙂

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sissie November 12, 2010 - 11:38 am

Hi Sherry,
I just love your container decorations, so sweet.

I love your wreath too. I think I like it better than the coffee stained ones. I know what you mean about the burnt fingers! ouch!

Pretty tray too.

hugs
Sissie

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions November 12, 2010 - 11:40 am

What a great idea for those containers, Sherry! I like the simple arrangements you did, too. I like to use some plain greenery during the holidays because everything else usually has so much color!

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Vanessa November 12, 2010 - 4:01 pm

Thanks for joining the party Sherry! 🙂
Vanessa

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June November 13, 2010 - 3:25 am

Hi Sherry,
I love what you did with all those great containers! So festive. It gets me in the mood to start some Christmas projects myself. The wreath is lovely. I totally understand about the hot glue and pain. I made a couple of peony wreaths a couple weeks ago, and I have scars to prove it!LOL!
hugs

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freckled laundry November 14, 2010 - 1:28 pm

Looks like you were bitten by the good luck bug. Congrats on being a preferred blogger and your giveaway wins!

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bj November 14, 2010 - 7:23 pm

I am totally LOVIN' your coffee filter wreath. I need to find out how to make one…with sparkles and glitter and a snowy effect. Ummm..

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The Inspired Nest November 15, 2010 - 1:15 am

Sherry, The wreath looks great! I just may have to try this! Thanks for such a nice mention!
Lacy

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The Tablescaper December 2, 2010 - 2:09 pm

Love what you did with the small containers. So creative and such a good use of little beauties that might otherwise be cast aside.

I'd love to have you link one day with Seasonal Sundays.

– The Tablescaper

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