Showing posts with label The Red Painted Cottage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Red Painted Cottage. Show all posts

Thursday, September 13, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday eve all! Here's to another weekend on the horizon. Weekends are the best aren't they? When someone says "How was your weekend"? my answer is usually : "It was the WEEKEND so by definition, awesome". 

Fall is definitely in the air ( even though temps here are still 100+) so let's take a look at some ideas from last week's party. 


Vignettes and tablescapes do so much to change the mood of a room. I love this gorgeous Fall display from Faeries and Fauna which includes instructions for how to layer your pieces for the best look. 


If you want to bring a little Fall color into your home, love this idea from The Red Painted Cottage ( and I'm in super love with that galvanized basket).



Is it bad when you see an idea and immediately think "Now I have a reason to buy what I just saw at Michaels last weekend"? Does this happen to anyone else? Fess up! My Michaels has a whole collection of labware for Halloween and these Mocktails from From Playdates to Parties would be just the thing to fill the beakers I thought about getting but wasn't sure why and now have a reason to get...I digress.  You could make Appletinis if you want to change this to an adult beverage. 


Finally, I love the vintagey goodnesss of this Reverse Canvas sign from Vintage Paint and More, especially the ombre coloring of the letters. 

Now, let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 

   
   


Thursday, July 19, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all! Hope you've had a creative week. Got my soon to be new office accent wall finished and did some stenciling so sometime in the future you'll get to see. In the meantime, here are some features from last week's party! 


Who doesn't love a good IKEA hack? Loving this Farmhouse look from Hannah at Handmade Weekly. I would never have guessed this was brand new from IKEA. 


Who says a chicken feeder only has to be used for chicken feed? Lisa, from Fresh Vintage By Lisa S, transformed an old one into a great succulent planter but kept the original purpose associated by stenciling it. Cute! 


I'm going to have a lot of wall space to cover and always appreciate a DIY idea. Carol from The Red Painted Cottage has a great tutorial on making Watercolor Canvases using Watercolor Grounds. 


Finally, what's better than a two-bite brownie ( or 5 or 6 lol) ? A Lowfat Two Bite Brownie like these from This Happy Mommy, made using Greek Yogurt. YUM!

Now, let's see what everyone's been up to !

   
   

Thursday, March 22, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party

Hi all and Happy Spring!  A much calmer week for me workwise so this week's party is on time and with features! Hope you all have had a wonderful start to Spring and those of you in the Northeast aren't dealing with too much snow. 


My name twin Carol from The Red Painted Cottage shared how to bring some Spring inside with her gorgeous tiered tray. 


Crystal, from Surviving a Teacher's Salary ( hear hear ) shared this natural planter using a found tree branch,  moss, and air plants. 


Artsy VaVa is back with a gorgeous Easter Egg bouquet showing off her painting talents once again because she hand painted those eggs! Wouldn't these be fun to put with your Easter dinner table settings ? 


Sugar Spice and Family Life shared these Peanut Butter Cup STUFFED Chocolate Cookies ( drooling...not gonna lie). With Reeses PB Eggs everywhere right now thinking you could even use those to stuff these cookies! Not that I go overboard or anything. 

   
   

Thursday, January 18, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve again all! Can you believe we are already past the halfway mark of the first month of a new year? Me either. As always, there were so many fun ideas shared at last week's party. Here are just a few! 



I'm seeing lots of white and winter white decor like the ideas Carol from The Red Painted Cottage has in this post. I'm in love with that Pom Pom wreath.  I think there's something refreshing and clean about the white and naturals after all the colors of the holidays. 


I also love this fun Winter White Felt Garland from Suzer Space


With Valentine's Day right around the corner, these little treat boxes from My Thrift Store Addiction are just the thing for small treats. 



Finally, if you've got power tool skills (or know someone who does) these Wood Shim Hearts from Hazel and Gold should go on your "must make" list! Love the dimensionality and the weathered look. 

OK let's see what you've all been up to this week! 

   
   


Thursday, December 21, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party

Home stretch friends! Christmas is four days away. Are you presents all wrapped ( not quite). Are your cookies baked (not yet). Do you have last minute crafts you're making? (maybe). Tell me I'm not alone! 

There were some fun ideas shared at last week's party. Let's have a look at a few. 



Loving this frosted Christmas tablescape from The Red Painted Cottage. Whether you live in a snowy place or not, it's a great way to bring the outside in or bring some winter to your table. 


Simply September shared her gorgeous holiday pillow covers and the easy tutorial to make them. I used a similar tutorial to make pillow covers this year and was kicking myself for not doing this sooner! You can whip these up last minute or make a gift ( or pin for next year). 


Anyone else find men's ideas a challenge? Grandma's House DIY has you covered with a DIY Men's Gift Basket. 


Finally, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without chocolate and mint right? Mrs. Kringle's Kitchen shared these fab cookies! 

OK let's see what everyone's been up to this week!

   
   

Thursday, November 16, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Hi all and welcome to another week's fun of sharing creativity. Can you believe this time next week all the hours of cooking and prepping and depending on where you are maybe eating will be over? One week to Thanksgiving! If you're still getting ready to host, here are some ideas to inspire you. 


Here's a lovely tablescape from The Handmade Home. Love the Moscow Mule mugs and the centerpiece basket filled with white gourds and candles! Head on over because she's also got some free downloadable place cards! 


You still have time to add a Fall themed pillow. I especially love the non-traditional color of this one from Kathleen at Our Hopeful Home


If you're in a place where weather permits hosting an outdoor dinner, check out this gorgeously rustic Boho Chic idea from Birds Party


Finally, from Carol at The Red Painted Cottage comes this gorgeous thick wood tray complete with a tutorial ( bottom of post) so you can make your own or maybe one to give as a holiday gift! 

OK let's see what you've all been up to this week! 

   
   

Thursday, October 19, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all. I seriously hope you all have had a better week than I have. F is for Fall and also for Flu Season even though I did get my flu shot.

Let's take a look at a few wonderful ideas from last week's party!



With Halloween just over a week away, if you're looking for last minute decor ideas you can never go wrong with a printable and I love the simplicity of this one from My Busy Beehives

Next weekend will be a big Halloween party weekend since the day itself is during the week. If you're hosting an adult party, you have got to check out Bird's Party and her Creepy and Chic Cocktail Party


I have a thing for ravens ( and their cousins, crows). They figure prominently in some of my favorite TV shows and the characteristics described by the coastal tribes of the PNW are a match w/ my personality. Needless to say I fell in love with this Raven Wreath from The Red Painted Cottage. 




And even though Halloween will be "frought" with lots of chocolate, can you ever have too much? These Brownie Chocolate Chip cookies from Everyday Parties for example. YUM: 



Now, let's see what everyone's been up to this week!