Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Frugal Decor...

Hello everyone.. 
Such a beautiful Spring like day here in Eastern Canada and we didn't even need a sweater...  

I finally put away all the snowmen in our front foyer..I know it is a bit late but we do still have a bit of snow out there..
That is my story and I am sticking to it.. grin..

I have to redecorate the foyer.. It needs a fresh touch without costing much..

As you know I love the country prim type of decor.
So ... with that in mind  I decided to make some pillows but they are not finished ..I thought about bringing up an old bureau but Trevor (our oldest son) had made me the bench .. I decided to keep it there for a bit longer.. 
I will share it all with you later but for today I did a wee lamp. 

It may not be to every one's taste but I kind of like it. 
It is made with a mason jar kit. 

My Dad had given me the large mason jar many long years ago.. I have kept it because he gave it to me.. 
 I thought this would be a neat way to keep it for awhile..

There is a prim border in the foyer and hallway.  As there was a roll left I decided to use it.  
I just fitted it to the jar and glued it on a shade that I had.. 

I think the little blessings written on it are suitable for an entry..

May the happiness of heart and home be one, and may all who enter be enveloped in it's warmth.. 

May love, joy, peace and health be bestowed upon all who pass through our doors.. 

I also did this..

I need to buy some brown ink to make the crow part darker or perhaps I just need to tea dye it, too.. 
And maybe I should take out the glass.. 
What say you?
I will show it later, too.. smile..

I took a pic of my basil plant, too.. 

It is hard to believe that I brought this in from outside last Fall.. 
It has been in blossom for a couple of months.. 
It looks a bit sad but it is still alive and well..grin..

I will be doing this again for sure.. 

So Happy Spring my dears.. 

My all time fave time of year.. 
How about you?  What is your favorite season?

I thank you all for stopping by.. I so enjoy hearing from you, too. 
It makes blogging worthwhile when you know someone is reading.. 
God bless...


  1. The lamp is so neat! Great idea too!
    Happy Spring to you all in Canada!

  2. You're right, it's knowing that someone will read and enjoy is what makes blogging so much fun.
    I love your little lamp, it's so homey. The framed things are lovely, I love those, I'm sure there's a story behind that, right? I'd love to hear it.
    I hope you were able to be outside to enjoy the lovely Spring weather. Ours was lovely yesterday, today is MUCH cooler.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  3. I love your lamp, and the blessing.
    The shadowbox is just terrific too!

  4. Happy Spring Faye ! Love the lamp and framed things ! It has been like summer here soo sunny and warm I love it ! My Daffodils are almost open maybe tomorrow they will pop open ! Have a good evening !

  5. Everything is simply beautiful....and each one has their own unique taste. That's what makes life colourful. LOVE IT!!!!!

    Happy Spring!!!1

  6. Faye I think your lamp is adorable! It looks perfect where you set it.
    That framed collage os very cool.
    My favorite season is Spring because I love seeing things come alive again. I find it very uplifting. We had 80 today!
    The sun is setting and so beautiful outside.
    Take Care

    1. Hi Faye...I have always wished I had a herb garden and that I knew more about cooking with herbs. Your basil plant looks good. The lamp is so great. It is gorgeoous here in the Finger Lakes of New York. Some of my early daffodils are blooming....usually not this early. Happy Spring to you and Terry.

      Sleep tight...

  7. That lamp is great! Aren't you a Smartypants.

  8. The little lamp is lovely. I also have an old blue mason jar lamp that I filled with lots of dried flower petals and such that sits by my side of the bed. I'm trying to get back in the swing of things. My knees are healing nicely but my legs get so tired as of yet. Still trying to catch up on everyone's blogs! It's been a very warm 87 here in NW Florida today. The mosquitoes are really horrible right now; they just swarm you when you step out the door. Hope your week is a joyeous one. Hugs from me!

  9. What a neat lamp idea. I love it. Love the shadowbox too just like it is. Happy Spring to you too!

  10. I absolutely love that lamp idea. I love all the pics on this post. I am a new follower and I can't wait to come back later and explore your blog.

    1. Welcome to the site, Anna.. Glad to have you... I could not email you so am replying here and hope you see it..
      God bless...

  11. Love, love, love your little lamp, Faye! What a
    great idea. Have a great week. :)

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  12. You are very creative. Everything looks wonderful. :)

    As you may have guessed my favorite time of the year is wintertime. We haven't had much of it this year. Or as much as we usually do. :( We still have snow on the ground from weeks ago. the sun doesn't shine there as much, just half of the yard is showing now.

    Gotta go. Happy Spring. Take care, Janet W

  13. Good Morning Faye Henry!
    I am so lovin this Spring arrival, but my true fav time of year is FALL!
    Even with this Spring fever. Just something about Fall and Pumpkins I just love.
    I love your mason jar lamp. Fab idea.
    Happy Spring
    Hugs Trace

  14. Faye, I think your lamp makes a wonderful welcome for your guests and family!
    Very lovely!
    Your basil must feel very much at home with you too,lol!
    I like your wall art just as it is, but I can see how tea dying the crow could work well too.
    Happy Spring to you - it's my favourite season too :-)

  15. Hi Faye, Looks like you've been busy! i kinda forgot to put away a few of my snowmen...oops! What lovely weather...I'm wearing flip flops today (so I hope we don't get anymore snow this year b/c I really don't want to wear boots again!)

    PS- I've been workiing on the website project...I'll show you sometime :)

    1. I would love to see your website, Lins...
      You are just so smart.. smile..

  16. Hi Faye,
    I love the lamp you did, it is perfect to welcome company into your home. I also love the framed idea you made, hint, hint, I think we could do that at the Keepers of the Home. :) God has given you so many talents and you are definately using them.

    My Dad is in the hospital in Fredericton and I was wondering if you would mind saying a prayer for him. Thanks a bunch.

    I can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow.

    Hugs to you Faye.

    1. Thanks Krista.. You are a dear... And I took your hint. smile..
      We certainly will be praying for your Dad..

  17. Such a cute lamp! You always do such a great job on decoration. Our dandelions will soon start coming up. I think I saved your recipe last year. If not, I will email you asking for it as I definitely want to make it. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  18. You certainly are very creative. I love it all especially the lamp. Blessings to you from us here in sunny Arizona. Enjoy spring!

  19. Morning Faye,
    I think we all try and be frugal with our decorating...we all love to tweak so much we 'have to be frugal' or we'd all go broke very
    Your lamp turned out wonderful - and it holds a special memory from your father - isn't it fun when you can use 'what you have' already to decorate with? Makes us feel we aren't so wasteful after all.