Monday, September 22, 2014

Mod Mix Monday #168

Elegant Eclectic Mod Vintage Kitchen
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I am all about unusual kitchens. I ran across this kitchen the other day and immediately had to pin it.
This shows anything can be an upper cabinet and a huge mirror and a big over the top chandelier works in a kitchen. 
It's a little industrial too!
I did a post earlier in the year about funky chic kitchens....this one belongs right along with the others.
See my post on funky kitchens here.

Now on to my favorites from last week's Mod Mix Monday...
 Phyllis of Grandparents Plus shared a Fall Idea House tour which included 
this amazing fall planter.
Paula of Locksley Lane shared a how she painted a bunch of pumpkins from
Walmart and turned them into high end decorator pumpkins. 
 Revi of Revisionary Life created a industrial vintage gallery wall to compliment her wall mail slot.
Mail now lands in an old wood drawer. 
Victoria of Trois Petite Filles is always doing something pretty with furniture appliques and
this week's project is REALLY an amazing one. She turned a typical builder's grade bathroom wall mirror into this french beauty! 
 Karen of Somewhat Quirky Designs turned an old secretary into this gray
amazing desk! It is perfection!
Laurel of The North End Loft painted this little table in a very cute numeric way.

Good, very very good stuff.

I've been lax this year in sharing Yard of the Month in my neighborhood 
but I've got two good ones I'll share this week. 

Share your Mod Mix's in this week's party below.

Remember anything old made over to be new...anything new changed up to look old.
New and old together...
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fall Container Gardens

I love a great big cement urn planted with fall abundance.
 
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Cabbages are absolutely a must.
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coleus does nicely but the first frost will wipe it out
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pumpkins should be included
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this all white fall display does me in
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mums, cabbage and ivy surround an evergreen
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more mums and cabbage
the addition of grasses add height

personally, I think a few pansies is a must

So....over a month ago my friend Jeff gave me a huge cement planter.
A gorgeous planter...it's a monster.

It had been his wife's, my friend Shannon that died a year and a half ago.

Jeff decided to sell their home and move into a smaller place
and he wanted me to have the giant concrete planter that always sat out front of their porch.

I was very happy to get it and had thoughts of all the wonderful things I'd fill it with 
this fall.

It looks similar to this one shown below....but....

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But...it is still in the back of my SUV.
I can't get it out.

I think the thing weighs at least 100 pounds! perhaps more.

Jeff and I tried to put it in the back of my car a month ago but a neighbor of his
happened by and he lifted it all by himself!

I bet that man has a hernia now. 

Jeff lives near a military base and the man was in the military and 
I think he just grabbed it thinking it was about 50 pounds and then was too proud to 
say he couldn't do it.
I tried to help but he wouldn't let me.

So...now it's been riding in the back of my car for at least a month.

I tried nudging it a couple of times...I can't even scoot the thing.

I need a ramp, I think. Mom says she is bringing one next week and we'll tackle it.

I'm hoping soon I'll be able to fill it similar to those above.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mod Mix Monday #167

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If you have been reading this blog any time at all...you will know that I'm a big
fan of painted furniture.
But that room above I love too and yet almost all the furniture is wood.
It's just got all the right textures and accessories.
A simple bookcase becomes a nice focal paint with the addition of a shelf and mirror above.
Even the speakers and radio add just the right touch to the room.

Good things happened in last week's Mod Mix Monday!

Here's my faves....
 The Junk in Our Trunks remade a little dresser into this beauty!
 Vickie at Ranger 911 found a precious little vintage clock.
 Melody of My Passion for Decor redid a console now it's a very cool bar.
See?
 
Karen of Somewhat Quirky Designs helped a friend out by sewing up cushions 
for her vintage patio furniture. 
I adore the color of both of these pieces. 
Karen is a quite the friend to do this.  
That is a heck of a lot of work.
  
Magali of The Little White House shared her Back to School inspired mantel scape.
Kelli of Eat, Pray, Read Love shared her recipe for Pumpkin Scones.
Oh...my I must try making a batch of these.
I'm crazy for pumpkin flavored anything in the fall.

I might have to seek out pumpkin cappuccino or pumpkin ice cream this week!

Share your Mod Mix's in this week's party below.

Remember anything old made over to be new...anything new changed up to look old.
New and old together...
Please include the Mod Mix Monday logo and back link to me.
Use a permalink to your individual post not to your entire blog.

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