Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas House Tour Christmas in the TV Room

Welcome to part 3 of my Christmas House Tour: Christmas in the TV room.

This is the coziest room in the house, lots of pillows on the couch, quilts to cuddle up in and a woodburning fireplace.
Did I show you the chairs I slipcovered in red and white?  They were just too bright for our living room but are perfect in here.
 I have a question. Is the bow supposed to go at the top or bottom of a wreath?  I notice that in the previous photo I had it hanging with the bow at the top! I love the look of a wreath hanging on a big mirror.

 We have all the ornaments our kids, and now grandkids have made and put them all on this tabletop tree.  That gave me the fun of having a tree all decorated with blue and white and silver in our living room.
 We have all the ornaments our kids, and now grandkids have made and put them all on this tabletop tree.  That gave me the fun of having a tree all decorated with blue and white and silver in our living room.
                             This wall looks pretty at night.
               Mr and Mrs Snowman sing “we wish you a merry Christmas” in front of a Dollar Tree felt tree.
                         Chains of red apples add a festive touch to lots of blue and white containers.
                                Red wood cardinals, a yard sale find, are perched on the mantle.
So glad you stopped by. Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you our living room.
Rhondi xo

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Dear friends
I have taken my tea set and my rose colored glasses and moved to Wordpress.  You can find me here http://www.rhondisrosecoloredglasses.com 

I hope you'll come and visit me!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Becoming Conference and Two Favorite Bloggers

I recently went to the  Becoming Conference and met two favorite bloggers. Do you ever wish you could meet some of the bloggers who you read all the time?  Well about  a month ago, I got to do that at the Becoming Conference   It was a wonderful conference set in the mountains of North Carolina near Asheville.  It was hosted by Jenny from  Southern Savers and Jen of Balancing Beauty and Bedlam .  I think this is the 3rd year they have had it.

Becoming…creative, purposeful, frugal.  That is the name of the conference.   The cost was very inexpensive and it  was on Friday evening and all day Saturday   There were lots of great tips from lots of bloggers on being “becoming” creative , purposeful and frugal.

There were so many great speakers, all bloggers.  Two of my favorites were there so I just had to get a picture.  Here I am with Edie of Life in Grace.  Edie  and Ruth Soukup of Living Well Spending Less did a session on HOSPITALITY.

Edie said

“HOSPITALITY is not about inviting people into your perfect home, but inviting people into our imperfect hearts”

and ” making our homes beautiful is important because the world is a harsh place.”  

Here I am with Angela of  Button Bird Designs.  Angela’s enthusiasm and creativity are contagious.  I think that just standing next to her makes you more creative!  She had lots of fun ideas on how to stir up your creativity and she brought lots of her art with her.

Both of these girls were just as genuine and delightful as I expected them to be and I am so glad I had the chance to meet them.  Next year I plan to go to the  Becoming Conference again.  Maybe I will see you there!

Rhondi xo

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I've Moved

Dear friends
I have moved from Blogger to Wordpress.  
My new address is http://www.rhondisrosecoloredglasses.com

Just click on Rose Colored Glasses and it will take you there.

** If I commented on your blog and it brought you here that's because your comment section wouldn't allow me to comment with my Wordpress URL**

I am taking my tea set with me.

I've enjoyed all our lovely visits here and will always remember the good times, especially the summer porch party. Hope you'll come and visit me at my new home soon. Oh and if you see any of my other friends please tell them I've moved


Friday, October 19, 2012

Porch Party in October??

Dear Friends
If you are on my subscription list you may have received an email today which looked like I had published a new post.  I apologize for that.  I didn't post it and I don't know how that happened.

But now that you are here why don't you stay for tea?  It's a little chilly here right now and a hot cup of tea would hit the spot.

I have been working at setting up a new blog in Word Press and can't use Rose Colored Glasses because someone has that domain name already.  I have a couple of ideas for new names, but haven't decided for sure what it's going to be.  When I write my first post, I'll let you know and I hope you'll come and visit me at my new home.
Now I'll just go and put the kettle on.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Repurposing, Sewing and Fluffing

Hello dear friends,
I haven't posted in a long time, but I did a little project on Saturday which I'd like to share with you.These pillows used to be a tablecloth.  It had a few small holes in it and was no longer useful as a tablecloth and it was too pretty just to leave in a drawer somewhere.  I figured there had to be some use for it. I like the fun and challenge of  repurposing things so I used it to make covers for 2 huge down-filled cushions I bought at a yard sale awhile ago.  They are 24" x24".  I like the handmade look of the embroidery on them.

They look good tucked behind these smaller cushions I sewed last year.

When I see cushions in magazines, they are always pushed down in the middle like this.   I'm not sure which way I like them better.  What do you think?
Making these pillow covers is so easy, no zipper or anything.  If you'd like to know how just let me know.

It was so nice chatting with you today.  Hope you have a great day!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Time For A Change

I haven't posted in such a long time, so as I write this I wonder if anyone will even read it.

For awhile now I've been wanting to have our home less cluttered and with some softer colors.  I had been hearing about this Annie Sloan chalk paint and so decided to give it a go.  In case you don't know about Annie Sloan paint, one of the best things about it is you don't need to prime or sand.  Some of you will recognize this hutch which used to be red.  If you've ever painted over red you know how hard it is to cover. I used 2 coats and it covered very well.   

This is the hutch when it was red.  I loved the red but doesn't the china look so much better against the white?  And I was able to add in some of my cobalt blue glass.  Sorry for the awful photo, guess it was from my old camera!

Here is the hutch in its original wood.  I have things on top of it in both these older pictures, but in my attempt to simplify I am going to leave the top empty for now.  Maybe put one plant or one big bowl on top.

I found 2 of these nice tables at the Salvation Army for $20 each and used Annie Sloan  Greek Blue on them.  Only needed one coat of paint and then you wax the surface which makes a nice durable finish.
I found 2 ugly brown wood lamps for $5 each at Salvation Army a couple of weeks ago.  A couple of coats of gloss white spray paint  and new shades from Target and they look very modern.

So I threw an old white bedspread over the couch and pinned some blue fabric I had on the cushions.  My plan is to make white slipcovers, but until I get around to it this will do.  Not sure what to put on the wall.  Maybe some plates or a grouping of things. That one plate looks pretty silly doesn't it?

 This is what that wall looked like before.  I found a leather chair and ottoman on Craig's list which I'm going to check out to replace the chair and footstool in the picture.  My husband sits in that chair all the time and it is so worn out.  We've had that couch a long time, more than 30 years and it has stood up quite well.This will be only the 3rd time I've recovered it.
Now I must tell you that I often get ideas like this and start them and then it takes me months to finish it but maybe showing it to you will be some incentive to finish it soon. I'll show you when it's all done.