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Updated: 2017-07-09T03:48:48.333-07:00


A Vintage Backyard Wedding...


What a joy it was to work with such a sweet an amazing family, The Edens of Beckville,TX.Mike & Cathy Edens wanted their beautiful daughter, Paige, to have the wedding of her dreams with special touches such as family heirlooms, vintage findings and very significat and special pieces. As you can see from the pictures, We, Tina, Monica & I worked very closely with Paige and her parents to make she had the dream wedding she had always wanted!  The Entrance...We first created an entrance with the focal point of an old Blue truck, wrapped the front seat in lace and hung a chandelier!! This was so much fun to all of the guest arriving as most of them wanted their picture made with this special old blue!! Beside the truck sat an old dresser from the home with a vintage typewriter and urn filled with her favorite flower, Hydrangeas. Sticking out of  a drawer was some blue fans with ceremony imprinted on them and to the right of the dresser was a heart shaped birdcage with a set of white doves.  A wreath was placed on the gate with an old wood painted Wedding sign.The Ceremony... As you walked in the gate of the backyard, you felt as if you were in your local country church.  Window panes were hung on the fence line along with blue mason jars & candles.  A set of old doors with twig wreaths were used at the entrance and then some original church pews lined up with a few old hymnals and fans.  We placed an old galvanized watering can beside each pew with blue and cream hydrangeas.  Alongside of the pews were white chairs and a quilt that Paige owned for kids and extra guest to sit on.  The focal point where the ceremony was held stood some old post from an old house, stained glass windows and 2 crystal vintage chandeliers that had come out of Paige's parents home. The ceremony was just beautiful with the bridesmaids all dressed in different dresses adorned with lace, ruffles and ribbon. The bridesmaids and junior bridesmaid looked just adorable with their cowboy boots on as they carried a hydrangea wrapped in burlap and lace.  Then the boys, well they didn't look so bad themselves with blue shirts, brown pants and suspenders!  The little ones were just as cute as you see in the pics, just too precious!  As the ceremony ended and the couple was announced, a group of doves were released and it was beautiful as they circled around a couple of times.  The doves did  return for those of you wondering.The Reception...The reception was so much fun to decorate....Blue table linens with a different topper on each table, a mix of vintage china and family heirlooms were placed on each table.  The brides table held a large burlap cloth trimmed in lace and there we placed all white plates and mason jars with straws.  The bride and groom both had a white linen slipcover and we placed an old vintage crate which held mason jars for the bouquets.  The Bride's table...Paige's table was created using various crates, old drawers, an old chair and an amazing old mirror.Paige had 3 cakes that were just beautifully created by Cakes by Carrie and I just loved the teacup.In between the bride and groom table was an old wine barrel with old drawers and a funnel which held the plates, forks and napkins for the guest.The Grooms table...The Grooms table had a duck hunting theme.  We used old drawers, crates, bullets and some vintage ducks from the family.  We even had fresh moss from the trees of Caddo Lake, a lantern and some duck calls.The Bar...The backdrop of the bar included a grouping of galvanized buckets on the fence.  Cable wire tables were used with a galvanized bucket on top which held the beer and wine and a clay flower pot which held the tops.  We also placed a wheelbarrow full of drinks and an old blue vintage cabinet with chicken wire held the wine and mason jars. The Gifts..The gifts were placed on an old flower cart at the front of the reception ent[...]

My new Willow Chair...


I just recently bought this fabulous
willow chair & ottoman from Willow Home at Canton. I have enjoyed sitting here on this beautiful Sunday afternoon relaxing...hope you have had a great Sunday too!

A Backyard Moment...


(pic taken by MIL)
I just had to share bc I LOVE this picture...
3 of my favorite boys and our Lab,Chevy!  It has been a busy time of year with baseball, soccer,parties &, where does the time go? Take a minute to just sit back with a smile on your face because we all have so many blessing right in our backyard!:)

Banner Time...


Spring Banners, Bird Nest, White Bunny Rabbits and Large Easter Baskets....just some of the New Spring FUN things at Not So Shabby Interiors! 

 Oh,and if you get a chance to come in around lunchtime,  Bistro 79 is now serving lunch and it is delicious! Check us out, 414 Hwy 79 N in Henderson

Vintage Wedding...


Just wanted to share a collage of our decor/vintage rentals from the last wedding we did at Lake Cherokee!
Monica Sanders
Jena Williams

Easter Bunny and My Boys...


A little Easter Vignette...
Hope you all are enjoying this beautiful weather.
  Joe and I are off with the boys tomorrow for Spring Break and looking forward to a great weekend!  Hope you have a great weekend too!

Oh, and speaking of the boys..I took these pics last night and used the grunge texture on the iphone, you should download the app, camera+
It is really an amazing app to have, you will see!:)
Love my Boys!!

Not So Shabby Spring Booth in Henderson...


(pics taken by iphone)
Not So Shabby has lots of new Spring Items and lots of fun accessories to decorate and brighten up your home.  If  you get a chance to travel to Henderson, please stop by the booth located at 414 Hwy 79 N in Henderson between Jalapeno Tree and The Sonic.  Tina, Monica and I created lots of Fun Spring Vignettes you are sure to LOVE!  Now.. we are off to decorate for another Vintage Wedding this weekend at another soon!

One Fine Day.....


(Photos taken with iPhone)And One Fine Day it was...Monica Sanders, Tina Smith (Cherry Hill Cottage) and myself  had the privilege of working with Dr.Guy Danielson & Sheri Stillwell to create an Unforgettable Romantic Vintage Wedding!With a personal touch in mind, we worked very close with Sheri &Guy to make sure everything was coordinated with "the couples" style. Sheri first picked out the invitations which were so elegantly beautiful, a cream linen paper with chocolate ink and a D monogram. We then placed a piece of burlap in the invitation and wrapped a piece of twine around the return RSVP.The Dinner Table... Sheri said from the beginning of planning,  I love to sit down at a table with a lot of glasses as it gives the table a distinctive romantic feel.As you can see, her request was fulfilled with a water/tea glass, red & white wine glasses and minature carafe's which complimented the cream and silver-lined china.  We dressed each table with a cream tablecloth and  burlap topper, vintage mirror and large mercury compote full of white and cream roses, hydrangeas and tulips created by Wild Iris Florist in Henderson.  The romance continued with 8 votive's (mercury glass and glass with wire footed votives) on each table.  The twinkle of the candles over the mirrors was just beautiful.  Sheri wanted the family tables to be special so we placed a burlap sash on the family chairs and each lady received a mercury glass crown with white rose and moss to take home.  The gentlemen received a boutonniere and the granddaughters had the most precious halo of rosemary and fresh honeysuckle with vintage style ribbon hanging.  We topped each plate off with a personal name card and Sheri & Guy had a burlap cone filled with rosemary and flowers tied onto the back of their sash's.The Candy/Cake table... Simply Sweet!  A SWEETS banner hung as a backdrop with a shepherds gate above.  We layered the table with burlap ruffled table covers, vintage suitcases, vintage mirrors and stacked  vintage glassware!  The cake was simply delicious as Cakes by Carrie also created the cake balls and cupcakes in chocolate and cream cheese flavors.  The cake sat on a galvanized and rust round cake stand and we topped it off with a bird crown.Popcorn was placed in tarnished silver bowl and newspaper bags were used for the guest to take home goodies and I promise, this table was a hit!Bar Tables...We wrapped the bar tables in cream cloths and wrapped burlap ribbon around the bottoms.  We then placed tall glass vases filled wrapped in burlap with a touch of rosemary.  The vases sat on a tree stump and then fresh flowers were displayed in a mercury glass vase with a a simple candle votive.  These tables were very simple, yet the look was perfect with the rest of the decor.  The kids at the wedding also took home a beta fish as a favor, after all, the venue was on a beautiful lake!The fireplace...lit and glowing, The Petroleum Club on Lake Tyler was a rustic yet elegant place to have the wedding...(located right next to the HGTV Tyler Dream home built a few years back)Now back to the fireplace...we placed a set of old shutters on the mantle and attached an extra large dried wreath as the focal point above the mantle.  A dried honeysuckle mantle piece with twinkle lights was then placed on the mantle and 2 urns with honeysuckle balls filled with old vintage paper and an old clock was setting on each side of the fireplace hearth.  Rose petals were placed on the floor where the ceremony took place.  The bride,Sheri, is amazingly beautiful and the dress, just took everyone's breath away! I just ca[...]

Christmas around the house...


Gifts Wrapped, Fireplace Aglow...I just wanted to share a few sweet things my boys made for Christmas.  First is the sweet plate Ridge made with his foot & hands, a reindeer with lights.  I just love it and put it on a plate rack in the kitchen. Then Ty made a sweet tag along with several other ornaments but the TAG is my favorite because it is little snowmen made out of his fingers!! Thank you God for all of my boys fingers & toes!  I love them!



So my MIL came over to take our Christmas Card Pics...Well, Ridge is now 2 and you all know what that means,he cannot sit still for 2 seconds! Check out his little face, you can just see it in his eyes!!
Ty Allen, now 6 was very helpful with Ridge and sometimes overly helpful where that's all he could focus on but bless his heart, he is so sweet and just loves his brother! 
We ended up taking several pics & it was pretty funny to view them and see happy faces, stressful faces, silly faces, what are you doing faces.  These faces are the most important faces in my life.
 As I begin my vacation from work, I am looking forward to spending every moment I can with my boys, all 3 of them!
  Life is so busy and sometimes it is good to just Thank God for all of the blessings in your life..
I know I am!  



So Grateful today for so many blessings...FAMILY, FRIENDS, FOOD!

Happy Halloween...Arrrrrrrr


pic taken by grandmother

Arrrrrr...from my little Pirate & Parrot!
Hope you have a FUN & SAFE Halloween!

A little Rain brings alot of Sunshine...The Barron's Wedding


So a little Rain here in East Texas didn't stop this lovely bride, Hannah, from having a beautiful wedding!  As you can see from the pictures, the theme was a little rustic with a touch of elegance and so it all turned out perfect! Hannah and her mom were amazing to work with to plan and define her dream wedding and by the end of the day, a beautiful sunset and a happy couple! Congrats to the Barron's![...]

Sneak Peek...


Here's a Little Sneak Peek ....
of a Wedding
Tina, Monica & I of
 "One Fine Day" decorated.
More to come soon!

Pinterest Pumpkins...


For the Love of the Pumpkin....
Thanks Pinterest for such and cute ideas!

Map It...


source, pinterest

For the LOVE of maps..and the great thing about them is they are easy to find and can add so much character & cuteness to any space!
 With school starting next week and the anticipation of Kindergarten, I think I will add a few maps in the boys playroom!

A little touch of Rust...Wedding Shower


The fun just won't stop as Tina, Monica and I have been busy planning another Vintage Rustic Wedding and staying busy decorating.  Thanks to my MIL, Mary who took this pic of a wedding shower we did last weekend.  The wedding shower had a Rustic Flair so we did what we love to do... loaded our vintage finds, headed over to the pool house and started decorating for the Hamburger Cook-out.   Check out the vintage yellow truck Tina brought to put the ketchup, mustard and mayo in, so cute! Oh and we decorated each place setting with a cowboy boot full of fresh sunflowers, greenery and of course a bandanna.  The vintage truck  shown in the picture above topped it off as we borrowed it from the home owners, Burl and Sabrina Richards. It sure was a dandy with a LOVE banner tied to the back. 
We  sure would love to own one of those old trucks....maybe one of these days but for now we are having LOTS OF FUN!

Mosaic Piece...


How FUN are these Mosaic Pieces???
   What a great focal point in any room!
I just love every little detail of them...the colors, shapes, hardware, framed out drawers...oh and mirrored fronts!
Happy, Happy

Have a seat..Bar stools


Bar stools seem so hard to find, especially when looking for that "certain look" and comfort.  I recently helped one of my clients find bar stools for her pool house so they needed to be indoor/outdoor with a touch of rustic and industrial.  She and her husband picked the last stool posted, stainless with a touch of rust, perfect for the pool house!

To be a Pilot...or not???


(pics by grandmother)Our oldest son,Ty, now 5 has been talking alot about wanting to be a pilot when he grows up so Joe and I scheduled an hour ride up with an instructor so that he could get an idea of what to expect. As we arrived, he was very excited and could not wait to get on the plane. From there, the curiosity of the inside of the plane and the fact that daddy was going to get to fly the plane too just excited him even more. As we flew he just went on and on on how cool it was and wondered when we would get to see our house. About 45 minutes into the flight,well our little Ty started getting sick and was ready to land. When we landed he said very seriously, What am I gonna do now and when my husband asked what he meant by it, he said, well I can't be a pilot because flying makes me sick so what am I going to be??? The instructor informed him that most people do get sick on the first fly up and suggested we do it again on a larger plane so Ty said OK. We had a really good time and I really loved the expressions and looks on Ty's face! Something I will never forget![...]

A touch of YELLOW...


Just a little something to BRIGHTEN UP your weekend...

More Wedding Pics...


What an amazing photographer, Alex M Photography, Jessica and Jason used. As you can see, the bride, the venue and the night will be unforgettable! Not only did we (Monica, Tina and I) get to decorate for such a lovely bride but we also had so much fun coordinating every little detail![...]

Memorial Day Weekend...


Wishing you a Wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!
Love these ideas from Pinterest.

The Red Barn SWEETS Table...


A Country Wedding...Red barn with custom sliding wood doors, wood beams and cedar walls... Tina, Monica and I decorated for the sweetest bride,  Jessica Riggs Pierson.  Today, I am going to show you pictures of the Sweets Table and if you will take a peek at Tina's blog, you will find even more great pics of this beautiful country barn wedding we decorated.So we brought in an old farm table and the story began... an old gate, mirror, rain boots, cloche, sunflowers, galvanized buckets, old sewing drawers, old suitcase, clock, cow and coca-cola machine!  We used small newspaper printed vintage bags and boy was it a hit! We had such a great time putting this table together and I can't wait to show you more soon, oh and if you take another glance, you will see the precious SWEETS banner that Tina's daughter, Mika made for our table, so sweet![...]

Eye Candy...


Photos from PinterestI just love the idea of a candy much EYE CANDY in one place![...]