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Friday, May 27, 2016

Free Printable Happy Birthday Banner

This glittery free printable Happy Birthday banner is perfect for all of your celebrations!
The glitter is actually embedded into the graphic...
so no mess for all of you glitter-phobes. 
I got your back. ;) 

Free Printable Happy Birthday Banner | Large party banner ready to print and hang. The glittery letters are embedded, so no mess! | Instant Download
 On Memorial Day, we'll be celebrating my husband's grandmother's birthday at our home. I created this banner for the special day. I thought a robin's egg blue with gold, glittery letters was sweet and pretty...and the perfect touch for a par-tay! I thought it would be fun to share it with you today. Download your free printable banner below.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Vintage Dishes Worth Collecting

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Are you a dish junkie like I am? 
Today, I'm over on eBay sharing my favorite vintage dishes worth collecting. 
Your china cabinet will be overflowing with awesomeness.

From vintage and kitchsy, to the much sought after collector pieces that everyone wants, I'm sharing several sets of dishes that are worth a second (and third and forth) look. These timeless pieces will bring beauty to your home and nostalgia to your table.


Whether it's Flow Blue you're after, or some fun Fire King Jadeite, there's a collection for everyone. Click here to see them all. Happy dishing, y'all!




Wednesday, May 25, 2016

China Cabinet Styling Ideas

I've been working on some china cabinet styling ideas in my own dining room and thought I would share them here, too. From traditional, to modern, there are endless possibilities for displaying dishes and serving ware. 

China Cabinet Styling Ideas | From traditional to modern to fun farmhouse styling...there's a china styling idea for everyone!
One of the rooms I've been piddling in lately is our dining room. We're having guests over this weekend...since we've officially been moved in for over two months, I thought it was way past time to load the dishes in my china cabinets. Having guests is a fabulous excuse to get things done, right?

I am usually pretty symmetrical with my hutch and all of its contents...but, I thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit. I'm also sharing inspiration from several friends who have some lovely china displays over on their blogs, as well.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Inspiration Monday

It's been a wild one, y'all. Spent last weekend down in San Antonio on the Riverwalk (all of my family is from SA, so it's like my second hometown next to good ol' Austin). Did a ton of antiquing on Hildebrand and Blanco streets...ate too much, lounged too much, but had a lovely time. Came home to that crazy end-of-school season...but we're in the homestretch! A few more banquets, stage-walks, and then a big "see ya later"! Bring on the summertime!

The theme for this week's features is SUMMER! 
Last week's party had so many fabulous ideas to usher in the summertime fun. 
Here's just a few of my faves. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Free Watercolor Scripture Printable

This Free Watercolor Scripture Printable, featuring Psalms 147:3, is not the original printable I was going to share this week. But, it's been a week. This was kind of comforting to me as I went about designing its layers of watercolors and flowers. Grab your 8x10 below.

Free Watercolor Scripture Printable, featuring Psalms 147:3 | 8x10 | Instant Download
Do you ever just have a weepy week? It's been that for me. Just a lot of things going on right now. As I have trudged along through the week, I've had my favorite Christian playlist always going on. One of my favorite Point of Grace songs, Friend of a Wounded Heart, kept popping on over and over. After really listening to the words, I went to find coordinating scriptures to the song...just for my own needs. Psalms 147:3 was one of the ones that popped up over and over. So, it ended up kind of becoming this week's free printable. I hope it brings you comfort, too.