Decorating is endless.
Cooking never ends.
Gardens are always changing.
And best of all shopping goes on and on!

Hence the name,
Open Ended!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Need a brake!

Yep it's official~I need a Blog Break! 

I know this because I'm starting to feel a little stressed....
  I just haven't been able to post as much as I would like.

And I told myself if I wasn't having fun then I needed a break.

So I am off to get some things done around here 
and to get re-inspired! ;o)

Talk to Soon!

Monday, November 8, 2010

I am embarrassed to say that I have been very sick
I don't know what the deal is. 
I haven't really been sick for the last couple years.
And I actually bragged about it to my husband,
who has been sick more than usual the past couple years.
Well that will teach me to shut my big mouth.
I actually had to visit the doctor and he said 
it was probably to late for a flu shot,
seeing as I've already had 
all that there is out there to catch!

Enough about that!

Over the summer I was on the hunt for an arbor!

I looked everywhere and I found
"A Rustic Garden"! 
Click HERE to see for yourself!
They also have a blog HERE!
It's located in Mt. Sterling Illinois.
Which sadly is a little far from my home. can order online! Yay!

 I love it!
I planted bittersweet vine on both sides and
hopefully it will look great by next summer!

I spent a very long time looking at their website!
I have already stored up a few ideas that I might use!
I am thinking that I might put my main Christmas tree in a urn! 

(Now this is a little too country looking for me but I could come up 
with  a urn and a tree that would go with my style!)

Think about it, 
the tree would be up off the floor and you could put
all kinds of wonderfully wrapped gifts underneath! 
Since moving to the new house I could use a taller tree so
putting it in a urn might solve that problem too!
I already have a smaller tree in a urn 
but putting my main tree in a urn had never dawned on me.
So...if you get a chance check them out!

On the mend,

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fun Finds!

~As I have said before~

"Only buy what you LOVE!"

The only problem with this theory 
is that I have started to accumulate things that I LOVE
with no real spot for them to go!

Here are just a few of the treasures that I just LOVED!

Loved this old gate.
May put a little white paint on it and leave it out for the winter.
That way it will be chippy white next spring 
and maybe I will find the perfect spot for it.

Loved this fun wooden crate with the canvas handles.
It also has little casters on the bottom. So it rolls around easily!

Cute decorative ceiling tile. They don't make them like this anymore!

~Sweet little white cabinet~

This is a porcelain cup and soap holder.
I just love the cube of french soap!

And I just had to have this old pillar.
It makes me wonder where it came from.
What did the house look like that it once supported?

Would love to hear any suggestion that you might have 
on what to do with these little treasures!

Can you believe it's November already!
~Happy Monday Everyone~