Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall Mantle Party

It’s the annual fall mantle party at Thrifty Decor Chick.  I love a party, don’t you?   And I LOVE fall, so decorating the mantle for fall is a fun way to celebrate.  I recently painted our living room and dining room pure white  but I have been too busy with wedding plans for our daughter’s wedding so the room is still not accessorized but I did decorate the mantle.
Some empty picture frames painted with Annie Sloan chalk paint Louis Blue are above the mantle and I added a bunch of other stuff I had around the house.

One of my favorite framed bible  verses.
                                         A pumpkin I covered with fabric last year.
                                           Dried hydrangeas from our garden
                             A candle my daughter gave me  and some little gourds from Michaels.

                           A garland of bittersweet that I bought several years ago at Michaels.
                         Little glass pumpkin candleholders I got at a garage sale a couple of years ago.

I would love to invite you to stay and have a cup of something warm and “fallish” but our daughter’s wedding is a week today  so I am kind of busy :)
After next week I will have lots of time so I hope you’ll come back for a visit then.
Don’t forget to go and visit Sarah  Thrifty Chick to see lots of wonderful ideas for your fall mantle
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 

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