Thursday, January 31, 2013

Valentine Trash

We are having a Super Bowl Party on Sunday and I made some Valentine Trash for the teenagers who will be here:


I chopped up 14 Oreos and mixed it with cheerios and pretzels and spread them out on a piece of parchment paper:


I took about 2 cups of white chocolate and melted it in the microwave:


I poured the chocolate over the cookie mix and spread the chocolate around, tossing it with the cookie mix.  I then sprinkled some M&Ms and Valentine sprinkles on top:


After chilling it for a while I broke up the pieces and place the chunks in cupcake liners.


And of course set some aside for me to munch on!


Mmmm good!

Giveaway for the Enamel House Number Sign ends Sunday evening - Don't forget to enter HERE


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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Decorating for Valentines Day.......

Touches of red, hearts and flowers around the house:
















Do you decorate for Valentines day?



Giveaway for enamel number house sign ends Sunday - go here to enter

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Demi Lune Table

Here's my latest makeover....I bought a demi lune table at the flea market.  My plan was to use a graphic on the top, but I have found that if I put checks on any piece of furniture, it sells quickly!


So, I painted checks!


I also thought a little fringe under the top lip would add a unique touch:


Here's hoping this cute table sells quickly!


Sharing with:
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Under $100 @ Beyond the Picket Fence

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Monday, January 28, 2013

And the "creative gene" carries on....

My grandson, Carter, 3 1/2 years old, made me the cutest bowl last month.  His Mom tried to guide him into making it black and white check....


 but other colors caught his eye:



This was, by far, my favorite birthday gift!





Giveaway for an enamel house number sign ends Sunday 




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Sunday, January 27, 2013

MacKenzie-Childs Mini Topiary - Knockoff!

This mini topiary is on sale at MacKenzie-Childs for $21.  

While I was shopping at Michael's on Saturday, I spied these for $.99 ea:


and within minutes I had this:


These are place card holders and will look cute sitting on my M-C platters, with a card on the top identifying food
  (yes, some of my concoctions are probably difficult to identify)!


Check out the other items on sale @ Mackenzie-Childs HERE


Giveaway ends Sunday:
Enter Enamel Sign GIVEAWAY HERE


Sharing with  Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch and DebbiDoos Copy Cat Party


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Friday, January 25, 2013

Time for a GIVEAWAY!!

A few weeks ago I was contacted by 

They are generously offering any house number sign, in one of their 5 designs, to one of my readers.  
You must choose a house number sign up to 5 digits.

Here are a few samples of their house numbers:

                                                            House Numbers   
                                                                 House Numbers
                                                                  Round House Number

Who wouldn't want to "dress up" their home with a beautiful enamel sign?

Visit their FB and "like" them:

and if you use twitter, send them a "tweet":


Now for the contest rules:
~1. You must be a follower of Pandora's Box
~2. Leave me a comment telling me which sign above is your favorite
~3. For a second chance, take a guess: is my home address number an even or odd number?

I will choose a winner on Super Bowl Sunday!

And just because ....I will choose a second place winner to receive this cute little accent pillow:

GOOD LUCK!



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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Vintage Humidor

A few months ago I bought this old humidor at the auction:  


The inside is lined with copper:



 I cleaned the copper and primed the wood:


Here is the finished stand:


The edges of a false top, that was added by the previous owner, had to be disguised,:



so, I added some beaded trim around the top edge...


I wonder who used to store their cigars and tobacco in this humidor?


The top was painted with checks (of course!) in a decorative shape and then trimmed in gold:


Every piece should have a little element of surprise so the back is painted a "pinkish-red":


It's all set for Craigs List:


Update:  This piece sold in a day!

Enter Enamel Sign Giveaway here


Sharing with:
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors

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