Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Before and After and ???

These are the ATC/Tag that I made for a little swap that I am doing with a few gals from blogland. It was my turn to pick a theme and I picked "Dogs"...
Thank you, Kathy from Kat Collects for this award. I'm suppose to list 10 Things I Love and will do that soon. :) Kat has a pretty blog and loves bunnies:) She is a dear gal!!!
Remember these cards...I made a few extra and they are for my GIVE~AWAY....
If you want a chance to receive them, just say so on the comment section. It's a little gift from me to one of you. My birthday is on the 19th and I'm giving you a gift that I have made. Remember, no telling anyone and Tootsie if you read this and your name is picked...I'll mail it to you:) I know you read my blog:) So, no telling others or mentioning it on your blog. Thanks.
A name will be "picked" on Sunday evening. I'm sure there will be a couple of other "items"!!

Before...I did paint this wicker flower holder and found a few faux flowers to put into it and it looks so much better. Thinking it will go to the HQ sale that is next week.

Pretty tulips!!

Before: black, heavy planter....

now, rubbed with some white paint...and look what I found at Pier 1...yup, those darling bunnies and when I saw what another blogger did with that sweet bunny...I thought...I can do something like that...sorry, I forgot who's great idea this is and thanks for sharing it:)

After, all ready for Easter and after Easter. Bunnies love to hang around all summer:)
It's been decided...Easter brunch!! Egg bake and cheesy potatoes and fresh fruit. I'll make it ahead and hubby will put it in the oven while daughter, Grand daughter and I are at church.
Son will come over around 11AM with his dog, Chopper and we will have our Easter meal.
Deb :)

"HI" to my girlfriends who read my blog..and can't leave a comment:)


Brenda Eason said...

I would love to enter your give away. I just love the doggy tag.
Happy Easter early I will be out of town.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Please add my name to your giveaway, Deb.

I love the "Doggie Tags" cute! And the floral decors are beautiful too! It's almost your birthday (is that your blog birthday or your real birthday?)

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Emily said...

Love the floral arrangement in the basket!!!


Sher said...

I love the new look of that container, with the little green bunny soaring above! Happy 25th birthday, Dear Gal!

Faye said...


Rose Haven said...

Happy Birthday a little EARLY!! I'd love to win your give-away!

What you did with the old black, heavy pot...and that BUNNY, is sooo cute!


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Great job on the before and afters. Enter me in your give away. I know your cards are always beautiful. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter! Twyla

Nelly said...

Love your card! I'd love to win them. Thanks for your generosity. I love trash to treasure stuff and I'm enjoying looking through your projects.

Michele said...

Hi Sis ~ you know me, I'm in for your giveaway! I got one of those little green bunnies in my swap package and I didn't know where to put him...thanks for the idea!

Brunch sounds wonderful! I'm making a pork roast on the grill rotiserie...mmmmmm, makes my mouth water!

Have a very blessed Easter!


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Great give away!! Please enter me. Have a very Blessed Easter...m..

Raggedy Girl said...

I was just stopping by to see what you were up to. For some silly reason my hand, which was so much better, is really hurting today so I am not up to typing. So I made this little message to let you know I still came by...and I loved your post because I always do!

Roberta Anne...The Raggedy Girl

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Deb. Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend with your family! Hugs, Sharon


Wishing you and your family Easter blessings! I'll be traveling.


Betty G said...

Hi Deb-I would be tickled if you would add my name to the give away contest. This is more fun than buying a lotto ticket at the grocery store! LOL! I love your doggie tags!
~Luv~Betty G~

Angie said...

I just saw a basket like yours the other day! I almost was going to get it until I saw the price...too high for me. Anyway, thank you so much for the cute little Easter card you sent! I have it on my hutch for everyone to enjoy! Have a wonderful weekend with your family..that brunch sounds good!!!

Love ya! Angie

Anne Fannie said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! I love your tags, I make them too!

Margaret Cloud said...

You made that wicker flower holder look like it is made of glass. Congratulation on your award, a very nice post as usual. A happy Easter to you and your family, sounds like you have a fun day planned, thank you for coming by.

Queenie's Vintage Finds and Treasures said...

Hey Deb!
The doggie tags are sooo cute and so are the before and afters. I love that bunny topiary!!! Extra cute! Please enter me in your giveaway too! Hope you have a wonderful Easter...and a very Happy Birthday to you, the soon to be Birthday Girl!
Big Hug,
P.S. I sent you a quick email note!

Utah Grammie said...

Hello! Just found your blog and love it! I am soooo in garage and thrift sales as well a estate sales - nice to see all the great finds you have made and the crafts! You are quite talented! I am marking you as a "Favorite" and will check back oftern :-)

Donna Lynn said...

Happy Easter, hope you have a lovely weekend with your family! We are having lamb and all the fixins and of course church! I love your doggie tags, anything with dogs is a winner in my book, love the white wicker basket, darling!

Take care,
Donna Lynn

Donna Lynn said...

PS Forgot to tell you to put me in for the giveaway...and Happy Birthday, soon!

KatCollects said...

Hi Deb,
I love the little cards you sent me. I am starting a tag book with the tag and tying ribbons around the ring to hold them. Thank you for your sweet comments about my Son on my post. Wishing you a beautiful Easter filled with blessings from above.

Pearl said...

Hi Deb... You know I just Adore those Sweet Puppy Tags! Toooo Cute!! and, of course I want my name tossed into the hat for a chance to win your Give~Away, please... You're the Queen of Card-Making! Pretty basket with Pink blossoms... and I just Love, Love, Love that green hopping Bunny with the bow around his neck... Precious! Wouldn't it be neat to have a big topiary like that in your yard?! Wish I could go to Church with you and then invite myself over for brunch, too... tee~heeeee! Hope your Saturday is a Fun one... and I hope your Easter is filled with blessings and lots of the "good" Chocolate!
God bless...

~hugs, love ♥ 'n prayers~


Pearl said...

Grrrrrr... my mind just isn't working right!

I forgot to tell you how ADORABLE your birthday photo on your sidebar is!! Major Cuteness!!!

Pearl ♥

chelemom said...

Love all of your before and afters!!! My favorite is the black planter pot that you converted to a lovely Easter decoration! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway! Have a wonderful Easter!

Joy said...

Love them! I want to be counted in..Happy Easter to you and your family.

Shabbychick Junk said...

Hey girlfriend! Thanks for stopping by my blog! AWESOME find on the chintz, it was a STEAL of a deal! I collect chintz teacups! :)

Hugs to my fellow junker! Lisa Z.

a pink-bee said...

What a nice blog you have :) Love what you did with the containers and flowers :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment :)
happy Easter :)

Le_Vintage said...

How Sweet! You're blog is so precious I look forward to every post =] I'd love to be part of you're giveaway!!!

Glenda said...

Have a Happy Easter Deb, to you and your family.