Saturday, June 27, 2015

Pinterest Motivations...

Hello there.. 
Hope all is well with you... 
We are packing and trying to get moved to the cottage but I thought I would post a few Pinterest pics that interested me this week.. 
Looking for a few ideas for the old cottage and the next couple of Summer months... 

This will be the first Summer in 19 years that I have not worked away at either craft shows or the shop so I am looking for a bit of inspiration so that I do not waste my time... 
Perhaps I will read too much if I don't have a few creative chores to keep me busy... smile.. 

Hope they inspire you also.. 
If I could just get to a French  car boot sale.. 

I would love to change the kitchen to a bit brighter colour.. 
Why I made it so primitive is beyond me but I kind of went with the flow of my crafts and that is how it was... 
I don't expect to get it done really as we have other plans but a girl can dream.. 
One  of the first chores Terry will be undertaking is replacing our sink cupboard and putting in an antique sink and new cupboard..
I am excited about that as I have yearned for it for simply ages.. smile.. 
But the white walls probably will have to wait... 

Here is something I may accomplish as we already have an old table and I love the color of the blue.. eh?  

One of the things on my list of things to pack was the copper cleaner... 
Our copper is not this lovely but we do have a hanging pot holder that Terry made and the copper will need a good cleaning... 
Are you ladies collecting copper pieces.. 
I was telling my friend what a great investment it is when you find it at the thrift shops at a good price.. smile.. 

I love this blue cupboard, too.. 

We have one in the dining room and I think I will try to rope our sweet girl into painting it with some Annie Sloan paint.. 

As you can see these are pins from my Pinterest and this one I love.. 

An old chair is going on the truck and red geraniums for sure.. 
I think there are a few pieces of enamel at the cottage that I can use.. 
A nice afternoon project... 

And of course we are into the jelly season and I can't help myself .. 
I will need to make some ... several... many... 
Whatever.. grin.. 

Love the covers.. 

When we go to the cottage I always look forward to using the brown transfer dishes that I have been collecting for a few years now... 
Do you like transfer ware?
I love blue, red, green and brown is my fave.. 

This must be a pic from the UK... 
I noticed they have these curtains or drapes across their doors.. 

I love the look of the red... 
And that little heart wreath just catches your notice, eh? 

The lace in this window is sweet.. 

I found an old lace tablecloth today that I want to sew into kitchen valances this week.. 
My list is getting bigger by the minute.. 
I guess I will stop.. 

I must say I am looking forward to the Summer.. 
Being able to come back and forth to home will be such a change that I will enjoy.. 
Normally, we go down to the cottage and I stay there except for a couple of nights as I needed to keep the shop but now that I am retired  I can come and go as I please.. 

Hopefully, we will head to P. E. I .  for a few days also.. 
Don't ya just love Summer? 

Well God bless you all and thanks for visiting.. 
Tomorrow is the Lord's Day and He is greatly to be praised..
Such a good God and so thankful for his mercy and grace.. 


  1. Faye, I just love the inspirations! Beautiful!!

  2. Love all those photos.
    I have french doors inside between the big enclosed porch and the end of the kitchen great room.
    I have been considering slide back curtains for awhile now on those doors.
    I could use a touch of red too.

  3. I like the cupboard and it would look lovely in my blue themed kitchen. I have a bit of transfer ware. It was just lovely outside just after 6 p.m. Our temps were supposed to get into high 90s but there was cloud cover for most of the day til later afternoon. So we had cooler weather. I found another foxglove in the back of our house. Volunteer. The best thing about summer is fresh fruit and ability to preserve it. Picnics. Lavender. Enjoy your time away. Be safe and God's blessings to you and Terry as you get ready to move to your summer home!

  4. Have been thinking of you and your move! So many fun and interesting projects. They all are neat and wonderful ideas!!!! I love transferware, too! I have about service for 4 in the red that I just picked up here and there along the way. I have tons of blue and white and then some very old Staffordshire. That is when I used to get out every week and collect. Those were happy times. Be good (my mother always would say that to us) and enjoy the cottage!


  5. Wonderful inspirations, the copper looks delightful. I often come across copperware but it is usually pricey. Have a great summer at the cottage.

  6. It sounds like you are going to have a busy summer but don't forget to take time out to smell the roses as well :)

  7. Wonderful inspirations for a great summer!! Don't you just love pinterest!! Hope you have a great time! xx

  8. Curtains over doors in the UK are usually to keep out the awful draughts that we get in our old houses!

  9. Beautiful Pins, Faye... have a lovely Sunday. Blessings

  10. I was so looking forward to visiting your shop soon! However, you will enjoy your retirement because you will be even busier traveling, redecorating, and such. Have a wonderful summer and enjoy yourselves! Many blessings

  11. Oh I am loving your inspiration photos from Pinterest Faye. I'm sure you can make some of them work at the cottage. I hope you will share what you've done in the future and would love to see your new sink and cabinet. I just know you'll have fun sorting and decorating at the cottage. Have a great week!

  12. Oh I can never get enough Pinterest!!!! Love that old blue table and red chair with the Geraniums, beautiful.Blessings Francine.

  13. Dear must be the colour of the moment. I'm just painting the kitchen in juniper ash! Can it be possible that someone has a larger collection of china than me. LOL. Jackie. x

  14. Hello Faye,

    Pinterest is a great way for inspiration when it comes to homemaking! I've gotten some really good ideas from there that I have put into practice. I'm going to slip over to your Pinterest boards and get some inspiration as you and I seem to have very similar tastes. :) Great to visit here today! xo,

  15. I love blue!! So all your blue inspiration has me smiling.
    I will be taking the week off from the computer.
    I will be spending time with family.
    xx oo
    Catch up with you when I get back. :-)

  16. Glad to hear about what you've been up to: I had to do some catch-up on reading your blog. I'm missing home a little bit today but overall things are good.

  17. Such great inspiration you have found and sounds like you have a good start to idea's you want to do to keep you busy, have fun changing things around and enjoy a nice relaxing summer!

  18. Hello, I just love summer! We all have so much to be thankful for! And we all love blogging for inspiration and the support we get from one another! Have a wonderful season! God Blessings
    Roxy I also just Love Pinterst!

  19. I know life is not about 'stuff' - but you do have some wonderful old stuff