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Friday, March 30, 2012

Seek & Save ~


Luke 19:10

New International Version (NIV)
10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”


Hi~
I am doing a special today on the shabby chic coffee table displayed below.  Today and Saturday and Sunday you are able to save $10 off this coffee table by becoming a follower on my blog.  You can also leave a comment below about the coffee table if you feel inspired to do so. 

Praise the Lord that we are able to be saved through Him, Jesus.

God Bless You Today & Always ~


Super Cute Coffee Table ~

Cute Little Decor on Side of Table ~

Super Cute Leg of Table ~

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Simple Generous Heart ~


Acts 2:46

Amplified Bible (AMP)
46And day after day they regularly assembled in the temple with united purpose, and in their homes they broke bread [including the Lord's Supper]. They partook of their food with gladness and simplicity and generous hearts,   

Hi~

I feel so blessed.  Yesterday I found another Rachel Ashwell book at the local used book store in town.  It is titled "the Shabby Chic home".   Reading her book, I found more inspiration.  First, on p. 156 Rachel shares about her "love to entertain".  She also says she wants to enjoy her guests that visit her when she entertains.  She keeps the food simple and of course uses her pretty china.  I feel inspired to serve my family with a generous simple heart and to find some pretty china on which to serve the meals.  I really like Crate & Barrel dishes but do have two cute little china pieces that I use to serve my little girls their breakfast of toast.  I feel inspired to "hunt" for some miscellaneous china pieces  and add to the two I already have and create maybe that "Rachel Ashwell" look at the table.

Praise the LORD for his generous heart toward us today.

God Bless You Today & Always ~

the Shabby Chic home by Rachel Ashwell ~
p. 156
"I love to entertain ..."
Simple Cute White & Gold Plate ~
Haviland Limoges Pink Floral Plate ~

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Beauty for Ashes ~


Isaiah 61:1-3

King James Version (KJV)

Isaiah 61

 1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
 2To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
 3To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.


Hi~

I enjoy reading books by Joyce Meyer.  I just finished reading Beauty for Ashes, which I checked out from the library, and really want to share page 215 of the book with you.  There is so much joy in believing in Jesus and salvation through him.  The bible verse above brings me hope, hope that I too can receive beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning.  Praise the LORD for his Word.





Books that I have read by Joyce Meyer  ~

Knowing God Intimately

Be Anxious For Nothing

I Dare You ~ Embrace Life with Passion

Never Give Up!

The Confident Woman

How to Succeed at Being Yourself

Conflict Free Living

Living Beyond Your Feelings

Secrets to Exceptional Living: transforming your life through the fruit of the spirit

Help Me I'm Married

Reduce Me to Love

Beauty for Ashes ~ by Joyce Meyer 


P. 215 Isaiah 61: 1,2,3


Monday, March 26, 2012

Rhododendron PJM ~


Song of Songs 2:12

New International Version (NIV)

12 Flowers appear on the earth;
   the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
   is heard in our land.

Hi~

The rhodendrons are started to bloom in my front yard.  I am excited to see them in full bloom soon.  It is such a pretty time of the year during spring, flowers appear, birds are singing, Life is good.

Thank you LORD JESUS for the flowers appearing everywhere on Earth. 
Rhododendron in my front yard almost in full bloom ~
Rhododendron PJM ~ Which stand s for Peter J. Mezitt

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Yellow Daffodils~


Isaiah 40:8

New International Version (NIV)

8 The grass withers and the flowers fall,
   but the word of our God endures forever.”

Hi~

I received these beautiful yellow daffodils from a lady named Annemarie.  Bless You AnneMarie.  You made my day.  AnneMarie is the lovely lady who received the shabby chic painting of the lady holding the bouquet of flowers which I was giving away for free in my last post.   AnneMarie has a daughter named Alyssa. AnneMarie is planning to gift the painting to her daughter for her birthday.   Dear AnneMarie - please tell your daughter Happy Birthday and thank you again for the pretty yellow daffodils.  I feel spring in the air and am excited for Easter.  I only wish the flowers would last forever.  Praise the LORD that the word of God endures forever!

God Bless You Today & Always ~

Beauty in Yellow Daffodils ~

Lovely Yellow Daffodils from AnneMarie ~

Praise the LORD for stunning flowers ~
Shabby Chic Painting Gifted to AnneMarie ~
Vintage Bottles Gifted to Annemarie

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Beautiful Darling ~


Song of Songs 4:7

New International Version (NIV)

7 You are altogether beautiful, my darling;
   there is no flaw in you.

Hi ~

This is a darling shabby chic painting picture of a lady holding a bouquet of flowers as if posing for a wedding.  I am giving this darling painting away for free ~  It is free to anyone who feels they would use it. 

God Bless You Today & Always ~


Darling Painting of a Lady & Bouquet of Flowers - Shabby Chic Style

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

White As Snow~


Isaiah 1:18

New International Version (NIV)
 18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,”
   says the LORD.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
   they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
   they shall be like wool.



Hi ~

Today I finished painting a coffee table the color white which is similar to snow with bits of brown (distressed look).  It is shabby chic.  Praise the Lord that although we sin, we can be assured that we are seen as white as snow through the Salvation of Jesus Christ.


God Bless You Today & Always

Snow White with Bits Of Brown Coffee Table ~
Shabby Chic White Leg ~
Cute Metal Knob on Side of Coffee Table ~

Monday, March 19, 2012

Humility ~

Colossians 3:12

New International Version (NIV)
 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.


Hi ~

I bought my first Rachel Ashwell book yesterday at Half Price Books. I also bought a Pottery Barn Book.  As I was reading the books, I found some similarities in them.  Both books incorporate how beauty is found in imperfections. There were two beautiful prayers in Rachel Ashwell's book as well, one on humility and the other titled "Bless This House". I also found a picture of a pretty mirror and a distressed dresser that are inspirational pieces of decor.  I am hoping to find a white fanciful looking mirror someday to hang on my wall, maybe one similar to the one below.  Praise the Lord that through Him our imperfections can be perfected in his beauty, that through Him we can humble ourselves and give glory to God.




God Bless You Today & Always



Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting & Decorating Guide
Humility from book p. 123

Bless This House from book p. 189


p. 122 & p. 123

p.188 & p. 189

Shabby Chic Mirror p. 27

Pottery Barn bedrooms

Distressed Old Chest p. 77

" Imperfections often make things more beautiful" p. 76

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Glorious Gray ~



Proverbs 16:31

New International Version (NIV)
 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor;
   it is attained in the way of righteousness.

Hi ~

Yesterday, my beautiful daughter took two pictures of the glorious gray skies here in Seattle.  Whether living here in Seattle has shed light on the color gray and shown me the beauty of gray or God has shown me that all colors, even gray, are truly beautiful.  Whichever it is, I enjoy the color gray and am going gray someday in my home by painting my wall this beautiful color.
Gray Skies by Kayla Green
More Gray Skies by Kayla Green

These are images of some glorious gray colors that inspire me to paint my walls a gray color some day ~

God Bless You Today & Always

Retrieved from homedesignerdecorating.com
Retrieved from porterhousedesigns.com
 Retrieved from underspanishmoss.com



Thursday, March 15, 2012

Angels ~


Matthew 24:31

New International Version (NIV)
31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.


Hi ~

Thank You Jesus for angles but most of all thank you for You being Our Savior. 

Here are a few angels for sale.  The big statue of the angel has a treatment of gesso on it.  The angel now has a shabby chic appearance.  The smaller angel in the silver dish and the smaller angels in the bowl, also have gesso treatment which adds the shabby chic appearance to them.
Shabby Chic Angel ~
Shabby Chic Angel ~

Smaller Angels in Bowl ~

Angel Statue for indoor or outdoor ~

Angel in Silver Tray ~


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Restoration ~


Jeremiah 30:17

New King James Version (NKJV)
1For I will restore health to you
And heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord,
‘Because they called you an outcast saying:
“This is Zion;
No one seeks her.”’


Hi ~

Here is a older vanity that has been restored ~ It is a shimmery white shabby chic vanity with an antique mirror.   

Praise the LORD that through Him we can be restored as well.

God Bless You Today & Always.
Shabby Chic White Vanity Desk &  Antique Mirror

Beauty of Green ~


Psalm 23:2

New International Version (NIV)

 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,


Hi ~

These vintage green & yellow plates were gifted and recycled to a young lady named Farrah. I am so happy that your sister will enjoy them.  Also, praise Jesus for beautiful green pastures that he ever so gently leads us to in our life.
Vintage Green & Yellow Plates ~ Gifted

God Bless You Today & Always

Friday, March 9, 2012

Faith ~


Luke 12:27-31

New International Version (NIV)
   27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.




Hi~


Have you ever wondered what to do with those cute adorable dresses?  Here is a unique idea on how to display them and remember those precious moments of when your little one wore the dress ~ also remember ~ Faith in Jesus is a dear precious detail to remember as well.  


God Bless You Today & Always ~
Super Shabby Chic White Wood Frames ~

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

More Peace ~


Matthew 5:9

New International Version (NIV)

9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
   for they will be called children of God.



Hi ~

I have 2 more "pieces" of furniture for sale.  The items include a shabby chic vanity desk and a shabby chic table.  The vanity desk could be used as a vanity or a desk.  The table could be used as any sort of table, end table, side table, nightstand, or even use as I have; a coffee table.  How will you use these unique pieces?

May the peace of Christ be with you in your heart today & always.

God Bless You Too.
Shabby Chic Table ~ How are you inspired?

Cute White Vanity Desk ~ How will you be creative with this piece?

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