Thursday, February 24, 2011

Still painting... and lovely gifts from friends!

Hello Everyone!

Yes I am still

I am just going
to show you two
of my ladder back chairs
that I have finished.

Four more chairs
still have to be painted
but I couldn't wait to
show all of you
what they are starting to look like!!

I'm just way too excited over this...

So much better!!!

The question is
what the heck
took me soooo
long to "think"
about doing it???



it's this thing called

I have always loved to decorate, paint and


since I started blogging
creativity has
just come
in me!!!

Last week I won my
very first giveaway!
Anne from Bird Like
sent me this gorgeous wood
sign with a bird and nest on it!!

I love it!!

I love anything with birds on it.
It is lovingly displayed in my kitchen.
It truly fits in with my stuff!
Thank you Anne!
Her blog is lovely and if you love birds
like me you will love her blog!

I also received another gift!

This is from my beautiful friend
Becca at Patina Moon

Becca's blog is gorgeous and very
artistic like her!

She sews, makes crafts and takes the most amazing photos!
I also love the music on her
Becca sent me this beautiful
heart for Valentine's Day...
I love the hand stitching, colour
and materials she used.

This beautiful heart is also displayed in my kitchen.

Thanks Becca and Anne!

And thank you all
for visiting!!

Pamela xo


  1. Hi Pamela,
    I am loving your chairs all painted up. Isn't blogdom great?? We learn so much. And aren't you blessed to receive 2 lovely gifts! Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Your chairs are beautiful! White just changes everything so dramatically, don't you think? Your bird sign is so sweet, and so is that heart. The talent out there is just amazing.

  3. Blogging is amazing! So much to learn, and so many friendships to gain. So glad you are enjoying it.

  4. Great gifts Pamela, I think blogging is curing me of procrastination,who knew? I thought it would just be a fun way to meet people who liked to do the things that I like. Its been that and more. I'm so inspired I'm actually getting things done. What a blessing!

  5. Congratulations on your winnings and gifts!!

    The chairs look wonderful!!!!

  6. Oh, the bird picture is so cute I can't wait to see it in real life. The other cutie pie I have seen and it truly is a work of art!

  7. luving your enthusiasm!
    and sooo plsd for you Pamela ")
    the chairs and gifts are perfect...

  8. blogging does make one's creativity surge doesn't it...
    but then i spend so much time getting lost in blogs that i'm sure i don't have nearly enough time left for all the creations i have going on!!

    adore the heart....going to check out her blog...might need one of these myself!!
    melissa -Miss Sew & So x

  9. Painting sets of chairs is not an easy job................first one fine, second OK, then it's all downhill after that, as in boring, ha! ha! I've still got one to go in my set of dining chairs (after two years!), it's upstairs in the office and my husband's work is piled high on it, sigh!

    Another great job there Pamela - can see you're into paint now - lovely!

  10. The chairs look great! The whole room looks so pretty and bright and frenchy country with the chairs painted. Cool! and your gifts are absolutely charming!


  11. Wonderful gift and the chairs look beautiful. Can't wait to see them all done ~ happy Friday ;-)

  12. The chairs are perfect like that. What an inviting spot. Yes blogging gets the juices flowing!!

  13. Your chairs look great Pamela! I love the style of your home :)
    How's the weather down that way!? Have a great weekend!

  14. chairs look great, Pam! Loved the bird sign as well

  15. I have always loved those kind of chairs. Something so proper yet casual about them.

  16. Such wonderful gifts! Your chairs are going to be fabulous...I am always inspired by blogging, too!

  17. Oh Pamela,
    Everything you create is gorgeous!!! And I'm so happy about you winning the beautiful gift--how exciting!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  18. Hello, my sweet friend Pamela! Happy Friday!!!! I am so tired, and looking forward to a couple of days off! I love the look of your chairs...your dining room is really coming together the way I know you like looks beautiful! That sign with the bird is beautiful, and what a lovely gift! We are supposed to get rain/snow showers tomorrow, but then by next week in to the 70's...weird. Hope you are enjoying a lovely with you soon! Becca

  19. Oh Pamela, I'm loving your chairs painted white, and what a pretty color white too! Congrats on your giveaway, I love the sign with the bird, it's so pretty... and what a sweet gift, love the heart too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  20. Thank you, Pamela! for showing us the sign (I forgot to take any pictures of it!) and it does look perfect in your window! I love those chairs, they have such a graceful height to them. I totally agree about how blogging stimulates creativity-- there aren't enough hours in the day!xxoo Anne

  21. love the sweet handmade heart! enjoy your weekend!

  22. Your chairs look lovely - I agree with you. Blogging has made me more enthusiastic to try things and has been a joy learning and getting to talk with others!

  23. keep on painting! The chairs look great - can't wait to see it all togeher.

  24. Your chairs are looking awesome. And I love your island also. I get so much inspiration in other people's blogs, but then I don't have nay time left to do anything with it. I do keep a list of things I want to do though and hopefully this spring I can get some larger prjects completed!

  25. Such treasures you won....and I soooo love those chairs. One summer I took a can of white paint and painted all my wood furniture....still so glad I did.

    Happy weekend.

  26. Oh dear Pamela....I haven't been by for a while...but from the looks of it you have been busy...busy...busy. I love the changes you are making in your decor and you truly have received some lovely things from dear friends.

    Hugs sweet lady,


  27. Blogging is inspiring. Isn't it? Your chairs look great. I want to paint my dining room table but am a little nervous.

  28. Look at the pretties you won. Love the sign. I know what you mean about blogging bringing out the creativity. I love the chairs painted and am seriously thinking about painting my dining room chairs.

  29. Pamela, YOur chairs are gorgeous!They look wonderful with your table. I am picturing them in an oak wood and the white is gorgeous!!!! Very lovely new life for them.
    What pretty things the mailman brought you. First your win... the sign is just in time for spring, and I bet you have just the place for it.
    And the gift. That soft Valentine heart, stole my heart. I bet it stole yours too!
    What a happy stop!

  30. Thank you Pamela for your beautiful visit to my place.
    Love the chairs, I know what you feel like with taking the time to paint chairs...All is washed in my home with driftwood tones and painted finishes except my kitchen chairs I really don't like them so I just won't take the time to paint them...I think you have inspired me to go for it and paint them, I know I would like the chairs alot more if I just took the time to strip the finish and paint them, what a job ahead of me :)

    Keep inspire us, waiting to see the bunch of them around your table.

  31. Everything look so pretty and bright. Sorry I am so late in commenting. I'm trying to catch up on my blog reading and commenting. Your artistic expression is overflowing ~ enjoy! Hugs for Sam.

    Lots of love,
    Susan and Bentley

  32. Your chairs look wonderful, Pamela! I love your dining room, btw!! That a fabulously large window you have with a gorgeous view! Love the painted wood on your walls, too... sigh. I agree, Blogland (as I like to call it) is such an inspirational place! :)
    The gifts you received are lovely. Congrats on winning your first giveaway!
    Have a great week!

  33. Funny, since I started blogging I don't get a darn thing done! Love your chairs and that sweet heart from your friend.

  34. Hi Pamela! Oh, your chairs are so pretty and congratulations on your gifts! The sign is darling and the little heart is precious.
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  35. I agree with you blogging does seem to push us into a more creative is just so much fun to share all of these new adventures. Your chairs look great and I love all the pretty buttons you included in with the bird plaque photo. Have a great day!

  36. Congrats on your lovely wins. I do love the painted chairs! I'm inspired by blogging too but at some point need to quit looking and start doing!
    Have a wonderful day!

  37. Pamela your chairs look wonderful and I hope you are so happy with them. When you are done with them let me know if you walk around your house with paint brush in hand looking for something else to paint white. That is what happens to me as soon as I finish painting one thing I want to paint something else. Have fun.


I love love reading all your comments!! They mean so much to me...thank you..Pamela xo