Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hospitality

I want my Guest Room to be a haven
for my family and friends

So I decided to make some changes.....


 
This sleigh bed was my son's when he was younger
A little too modern for my taste
Time to give it to my grandson
and find one more my style


So I started looking .......

I found some wonderful antique iron beds
 
 
but they were too big for my room
and would have over powered the space
 
I finally found a four poster bed
that after a little
RE-DESIGNING
would be perfect


 
Here is the foot board
(didn't get a before of the headboard)



Head board with one coat of paint

 
 
Second coat of chalk paint


A little distressing



A pretty stencil

Are you ready for the finished project?


Comfy and Inviting


 


 
Filled with some personal touches
 
 
 
 
A relaxing atmosphere
 
 
 
 
I love the four poster bed
It's softer, fits in with my shabby theme,
and I think it creates a very warm and welcoming
room for my guests
 
 
Every Little Birdie says
 
It's all about
"Doing unto others as you'd have them do unto you"

 



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tell your story

Vignette:
A small grouping of objects
that creates a pleasing focal point
and “tells a story”

I love creating little vignettes
around my Nest

It's such a fun way to use
those small treasures that
have a special meaning to
you or your family

You will find them
throughout my home























It's your own unique style
of decorating

Every Little Birdie says
My birdie vignette!


Friday, January 15, 2016

Playing House

That's what my hubby calls it
when I rearrange things in my home
 
Tonight I had a little time on my hands
so I decided to swap out two tables
 
Move my Singer Sewing Table
to the living room
 
and make a sitting area
(with my side table from the living area)
in the guest room
Cozy little corner of the guest room
 
My sewing table in the living area
I used an old window for the top

You don't have to go shopping
and spend money to
change things up in your home

SHOP WITH WHAT
YOU'VE GOT!!

Every Little Birdie says


I love changing up my nest!
 


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Thoughtfulness

 This post is about my sweet friend Carol
We don't live close
but when we spend time together
I always get my socks blessed off!!
 
Here's a few words that define her:


Thoughtful
showing consideration for the needs of other people
 
"she was attentive and thoughtful"

 
"how very thoughtful of you!"
 
Caring
displaying kindness and concern for others.
"a caring and invaluable friend"
 
Loving
feeling or showing love or great care.
 

She is always thinking of others. 
I admire that so much about her.
 
She often surprises me with little gifts. 
She'll say "Oh I thought of you when I saw this"
 
 We spent time together over the holidays and again she surprised me with the sweetest, most thoughtful gift!

A birdie towel with my special little blog saying




She found this cute little towel and
then embroidered it with a special message


(Because she's oh so talented and an excellent seamstress)

I love my thoughtful, caring friend
Thanks Carol !
 

 
Every Little Birdie says





 
 
 

Monday, January 11, 2016

2016 - A New Start and Some Changes

Happy New Year!!
The tree is down (finally), the decorations are put up.
We've celebrated the New Year with a bang!!
(Thanks to our dear friends, the Paonessa's,
who hosted a great party)
 New Year Resolutions have been made
(I start partnering with a neighbor
on a new exercise schedule tomorrow)
and yes, change is in the air......
After prayerful consideration I've decided
to close my booth @ Junktoria
Junktoria is a wonderful shop and I will miss all the great vendors and of course my customers!!

I found myself running in many different
directions in 2015 and to be honest
I began to lose my passion and joy

Towards the end of the year I attended a
Ladies Bible Study on Prayer. 
It caused me to slow down and
take time to really think about the things
I was pursuing in my life

I decided it was time to simplify 
You know the old saying
"Less is More"

I want to only do those things that
will make a real difference in my life
and the life of others

and I want to do it with a spirit of JOY!!

So for a while the Vintage Nest is taking a sabbatical
but I have no doubt that it will
resurface when the time is right

I will also be reflecting on my blog

What direction do I want to go in 2016

Do you ever feel like your posting just to be posting?
Sometimes I do

I love my readers and I so appreciate each of
you taking time to stop by and read my posts

My prayer is that I can share myself and my journey in life
in a way that is interesting, encouraging,
helpful, and FUN! 

LIFE IS A GIFT
THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT
THE PRESENT


Every Little Birdie says
Change can be a good thing!
What changes are you considering in 2016?



P.S.  I want to thank all my loyal readers for following my blog this past year. 
If you have any suggestions on posts I'd love to hear them.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Twas The Week Before Christmas

 
 
AND ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE
 
Stocking are hung
and ready to stuff
 
 
 cards are received
 
from dear friends near and far
 
 
 
Texas Reindeer are roaming
in my front yard!



 
HOUSE IS ALL DECORATED


In each and every room



 
TABLE IS READY
 
 
 
 for a Christmas feast



SPIRITS ARE BRIGHT

 
with a warm Christmas glow

Every Little Birdie says

Merry Christmas to all
and to all a good night





 

 
 
 
 
 


Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Cold front and a Mood change

My favorite season is Fall
 
but in South Texas we don't really
have a FALL
 
 
 Never the less, starting the end of September
I decorate my house inside and out
in the Harvest décor
just so I can get in the mood
 
(even though I do it in my flip flops
and shorts)
 
 
However, by the end of November
I'm getting a little weary
of the harvest theme
 
This weekend we had a COLD front!
It was in the 40' - 50's
 
This catapulted me into the
Christmas Mood!
 
SO I GOT UP IN THE ATTIC
AND STARTED THE TRANSITION
 
 
Fall décor was packed up
Winter décor was brought down
 
The screen porch is looking like a winter wonderland
 
and there's a warm glow on the dining room table
 
 
 
 
 
OUTSIDE THERE ARE STILL
PLENTY OF PUMPKINS
 
BUT INSIDE IT'S BEGINNING TO
LOOK LIKE CHRISTMAS
 
NEXT WEEKEND
 
The tree goes up!
 
Every Little Birdie says
I'm a girl of many moods