Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Vignettes and graphics

I haven't been posting as much as I intended to since I started this blog a couple of weeks ago. Time has gotten away from me and since it is now August I plan on posting more often. I love the fall, but summer comes late in SW Washington so you have to enjoy it while you can. We actually had temps in the 90's and the high of 103 the last few days. So we have had a little taste of what you have been going through in the Midwest and southern states. I grew up in the Midwest so I know how hot it can be, but these summer temps now are much more extreme than they used to be. I don't enjoy the hot temps but I love the sunny skies and since it is cloudy here about half of the year, summer is  now my favorite season. I am holding onto summer and looking forward to decorating in the fall.

Another favorite thing of mine is visiting the Graphics Fairy. I discovered her blog months ago when I first started  viewing blogs. Her images are very popular in blogland and I can see why. She has a great selection of vintage printables and backgrounds. I used some of her images for this mod podge project.

I painted the small pots gray and found a really cute wheat style graphic and used the paper transfer method with mod podge. The graphics were just the right size for these little pots.

Our mantel is just a big open space above our fireplace so it is hard to know how to decorate it. I have a gingko leaf style wreath over a mirror and my frenchy decor filling it up right now. I found another image from the Graphics  Fairy and transferred it onto the small flowerbox. There are some really easy tutorials on the blogs to show you how to do this. Check out the blog Heavens Walk for a great tutorial on french flower pots. She did her transfers on large pots and the results are beautiful. I plan on doing some large flower pots as well later. Once you try this  method it can be addictive! 

This frenchy image was the perfect size for my flowerbox. I have my redone french card in the background.

I am now  using  ipiccy to edit all my photos. It is really easy to use. If you are looking for a free photo editor I would highly recommend it. I am still a bit of a newbie in the photography department and having an easy photo editor to use is really helpful. I used the bloom feature for this photo. It just softens it a little bit and creates a pretty image.

 These are just a sample of some of the sweet and simple projects I am working on to brighten up my day. It seems like everything in my home is getting the frenchy treatment. Since I love to frenchify my decor right now I need to get started on more projects, but first I need to finish setting up my blog! 

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Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will take the time to comment! 



  1. Hi Diane,
    I guess, this is my first visit here.

    You done a wonderful job. I was just drooling thinking of your project that turnt out great.
    Job well done.

    Happy TTT,
    /CC from rainy Stockholm

    1. Thanks for your sweet comments on my mod podge transfers. This is such an easy technique I think everyone should try it. Thanks for visiting!

  2. Diane, I love the pots and box with the transfers!!! So pretty!!! I have been trying to learn to do this, but I can not get it right! Please, please share the steps to achieve that beautiful look. Thank you so much!

    1. Maria, I have added a link near the top of my blog to Heavens Walk. It is a fab tutorial that shows you how to do the mod podge transfer technique. It is so easy and gives you such beautiful results. The only change I would make is I would spray the image with water and wet it thouroughly after it has dried. I think that makes the transfer easier to remove rather than using a wet sponge. You definitely need to try it! Thanks for stopping by.

    2. Diane, thank you so much! I can NOT wait to learn how to do this! I actually already have the prints I want to use. Been collecting them for months! LOL Thank you again!

  3. Hi Diane,
    I love what you've done with the transfers! Beautiful job!

    1. Thanks so much for your comment. Doing transfers is such a fun easy project. I visited your blog and I love your refinished furniture pieces. You are really talented. Thanks for visiting!

  4. These transfers are wonderful. Your post is so inspirational. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. I hope you can join us.

    Paula, your newest follower

    1. Hi Paula, Thanks so much for your comments about my transfers. I have linked up to your WIW party. Thank you for inviting me. You have such a lovely blog. It is truly unique and so is your writing style. Thanks so much for stopping by and for following me!


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