Friday, October 31, 2014

Holiday Wreaths

I know the calendar says Halloween, but our Holiday Open House is coming up, so Christmas is very much on our minds around here!


I love the cotton branches that are so popular right now and decided to incorporate them into a few holiday wreaths this year.


The cotton stems are sturdy and really easy to work with.
And I love the contrast of soft and rustic.


They look a bit like snowballs, don't you think?


Cotton branches will definitely be a part of my holiday d├ęcor this year!


If you've been here before, you know I love making wreaths. Whatever the season, they are a tag sale staple. Here's a peek at a few more that will be available next weekend.




I'll be back next week with a preview of our Holiday Open House.
 
Elizabeth & Co. Vintage
438 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157
 
Saturday, November 8th from 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday, November 9th from 12 pm to 4 pm

 
And since it's Halloween, I'll leave you with my favorite little trick-or-treater.
She's very good at flapping her wings!


Hope you all have a hauntingly good weekend!
 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Be Inspired Features and Link Party #140

Happy Tuesday! Welcome back for features and party day!
 
Elizabeth and Co.

Lots of great features to share again this week .....

Sweet Little Ones shared this hand painted tree dresser. What a charming and functional focal point for a nursery!


This mid century beauty is from Martha Leone Design!


Mary from Orphans With MakeUp not only creates fabulous furniture transformations, but she takes the time to style them so beautifully!


Korrie from Red Hen Home also beautifully styled this lovely French Country Hutch before she sent it off to a happy new home!


Head on over to Pricillas and enjoy her beautiful fall gardens. She's still picking fresh raspberries, lucky girl!




Looking to break out of your food rut, try these Baked Parmesan Eggplant Fingers from At The Corner of Happy and Harried!


And can't wait to try these Hassleback Potatoes from Lou Lou Girls!


Thanks so much to everyone who linked up and linked back!
If you've been featured, feel free to grab a cute little button from the sidebar!

 
Elizabeth and Co.


Now on to this week's party...

*Link up your furniture makeovers, DIY projects, home decor, crafts, recipes, thrifty finds, etc... We want to see whatever is inspiring you at the moment!
 
*A link back would be appreciated, especially if you'd like to be considered for a feature.
 
*And we'd love to have you follow along with us!

We'll be back next Tuesday with features and a brand new party!

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Deep Dark Moody Gray Dresser

I'm really loving this deep dark moody shade of gray!
 
 
This one started out just a little rough around the edges, but strong and solid. It's one of those surprisingly heavy pieces!
 
 
It's that time of year when I'm finishing up the paint colors I have on hand. I've previously used this color on a pair of end tables and it's one of my favorites. I especially love the distressed edges against the gray. The color is Pencil Point from Behr and I mixed it with the chalk paint recipe on both projects.
 
 

I did the usual prep - sanding and washing. Then two coats of paint and three coats of wipe on poly.


I thought a little sparkle was in order with a mix of glass knobs.
 

 
Cute little feet, don't you think?
 
 
I think the deep dark moody gray is really sophisticated and it's definitely a color I will use again!
 
 
Next time you see this one, it will be all decked out for our holiday open house. Yes, we are knee deep in Christmas around here!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Be Inspired Features and Link Party #139

Happy Tuesday! Welcome back for features and party day!
 
Elizabeth and Co.

I am so loving this week's features and I think you will too .....

Julia from 551 East shared this absolutely stunning gallery wall. I love the way the natural tones pop against the dark wall!


We're used to seeing beautiful furniture transformations from Suzanne at The Painted Drawer, but this time she shared her living room and it is amazing!


 
And no matter the season, I always love the fresh feel of Robin's home over at Happy At Home



I am seriously crushing on this mid century modern credenza with a glossy white top from Reeves at The Weathered Door!


The beautiful fabric adds a modern twist to this fabulous secretary from Mary Beth's Place!


Cassie from Primitive & Proper and her daughter Emmy created the most darling nature themed pumpkins!

 
Can you guess what Cathy from Vintage, Paint and More used to created this cute little pumpkin and the beautiful wreath? ... Paper lunch bags!



These Rustic Apple Muffins from Jamie at Anderson + Grant look beautiful and delicious! Don't you just love the parchment wrappers tied with twine?


And Bonnie The Pin Junkie gave this Pumpkin Spice Cake a rave review. That is three layers of yummy goodness!


Thanks so much to everyone who linked up and linked back!
If you've been featured, feel free to grab a cute little button from the sidebar!

 
Elizabeth and Co.

Now on to this week's party...

*Link up your furniture makeovers, DIY projects, home decor, crafts, recipes, thrifty finds, etc... We want to see whatever is inspiring you at the moment!

*A link back would be appreciated, especially if you'd like to be considered for a feature.
 
*And we'd love to have you follow along with us!

We'll be back next Tuesday with features and a brand new party!

 
 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A little black painting frenzy!

Fall is such a gorgeous time of year to be outside painting! I'm taking full advantage and trying to finish up all the random bits and pieces in my garage. I'm also using up all those half empty cans of paint before it gets really cold. Well as you can see, I had some black paint on hand and went on a little black painting frenzy!
 
 Have you ever walked around with a wet paint brush pondering ..... 
hmmm, what else can I paint with this color?
 
A cute little Windsor rocker perhaps?
 

Or maybe a couple of accent shelves?


An awesome captain's desk chair?
This one is silky smooth  with a dark wax finish!


I had a shelf just like this one at our last sale. It was painted in a cottage green and sold in a snap. Hopefully this one will find a happy home too. Can't you just picture it decorated for Christmas? Perfect for hanging stockings!



And this little piece is so versatile!
It would make a sophisticated little vanity.


Or a great little accent table in a foyer!
Don't you love those curves?

 
And paired with a chair, it would make a darling little desk!


So there you go, I finished up six little pieces and used up all my black paint!
 
Winter's coming and I'm making progress!

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