Sunday, January 27, 2008

Just Hangin' Around


Today is a cozy Sunday and I think I will make a mixed berry crostata and top it with a nice big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. For the main course I am going to make chicken with fluffy dumplings. An easy menu but will taste great on a Winter Sunday.
The hanging umbrella photo was taken out in my antiques mall. I took several damaged umbrellas that I had and hung them upside down. They were too pretty to ditch and I just love way they look. It really draws the eye up and you don't even notice the ugly ceiling as much!
Then over here in my apartment bathroom I hung a small piece of trellis and then added a cute framed page out of an antique children's book, a few millinery flowers and some other odds and ends. Neat way to bring the outside garden indoors all year long.
Just hangin' around today and thought I would share some things that hang out around me. Have a Happy Sunday!

33 comments:

Cottage Contessa said...

Love it! What terrific ideas sweetie! Enjoy your Sunday!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh that menu sounds wonderful!

IsabellaCloset said...

I do not what I like better the fun colorful umbrellas or the darling trells.. you are very good! I love them both...
Blessings ~Mary~

Casii said...

The umbrellas are so very cool up there. Whimsical!

Dee Dee said...

Yummy! Do you have any leftovers? My tummy is rumbling!
Cheers!
DeeDee

Counting Your Blessings said...

You KNOW I love it!! I'm such an umbrella crazed person =) Last Spring, I hung upside down umbrellas at the shop but this year I'm just so busy that I can hardly think of a creative idea. Is it warm there today? It's about 50 here and I can hear birds! Can't wait for Spring. Blessings... Polly

Shelley said...

Hi there,I love the way you have used the unbrellas and the trellis in your bath looks great.I have had one for some time and I think I will try and display it in this fashion. Thanks so much for the ideal!

Blessings,Shelley

Mary Isabella said...

My kind of day...Smiles

BittersweetPunkin said...

Those umbrellas look neat...yes..they are pretty!
Hugs,
Robin

Nunnie's Attic said...

I LOVE IT!

Love,
Julie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Now how clever was that! Love the umbrellas. Sure wish I could come to your mall. And after reading about your meal...I am off to the kitchen. Haven't eaten today and now I am starving.

Dee Light said...

I'm ready for lunch now!! That all sounds good.

I love the Umbrellas what a fun idea!!

Linda said...

Mmmmm, chicken and dumplings pure comfort food. Delish! Is crostata a pastry of some sort, is it like a cobbler? It sure sounds nummy.
Love all the umbrellas they just make me smile. Hugs, Linda

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a great idea! I love that!!

Thanks so much for visiting me and entering my blog GIVE AWAY!
xo Lidy

bj said...

I just LOVE that trellis and the umbrellas, too. You have a great way with decorating. I wanna see more of your home sometime! :)
hugs, bj

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Love it, love it!! I really wish that I could visit your mall!! I love the the umbrella's and the trellis. I thought about a trellis in my bathroom. After seing yours, I may run get one!!

hugs,
Brittany

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

The umbrellas are so cheerful and make me wish it was spring time!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Fun umbrellas!
Blessings~
C

Esther Sunday said...

SUPER ideas!!!! Really, just love it! Love, Esther

jennifer said...

Love the umbrellas and it is actually something original - I've never seen that done! I spotted the white toleware cannister on the top of the shelf in the corner of the other pic. Do tell...do you have the set? Hop over to my site and look for the 'It would look great in my kitchen' post. Do you think these are the same things? I think so. i knew the name of that stuff at one time and now it escapes me. Thanks for stopping by! I thought Davey Jones was cute too...Jennifer

FarmHouse Style said...

Hey, Michelle! The umbrellas are so beautiful and colorful. I love the trellis idea, too:)

Dinner sounds quite Yummy!

Hope you are having a great week.
Rhonda

Natasha Burns said...

Wow what a fun photo of the umbrellas!!!

Kari & Kijsa said...

just love those umbrellas- so festive!! thanks so much for entering our giveaway!! Love the trellis too!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What wonderful ideas! I love, love, love the umbrella look! And the trellis is so sweet.

Your menu sounds warm and comforting!
Penny

Michelle said...

What a great idea! A trellis inside .. why didn't I think of that?? I think that is the sweetest - the umbrellas are sweet too!

Michelle

jennifer said...

Yes, Ransburg. I do think we have similar tastes! Thanks for looking and reminding me of the name. Jennifer

Rebecca said...

What cool umbrellas. Great idea to hang them like that. I'd LOVE to visit your store. You have such treasures!!

Michelle said...

Droppin' by to say ~ stop over.. I've got something for you.

Michelle

Michelle~~The Red Velvet Shoe said...

I do love how you used the "older" umbrellas~~it still gives them their dignity & we get to enjoy them! Just lovely!

Michelle

Scrappy Moments said...

Chicken & Dumplings Yummm! I'll be Right over for dinner, just kidding. Hope you have a Great Week.

Angie

attic clutter said...

Darling site Love your Valentines displays(:) too cute!!!!
hugs Patty

Jillian said...

I really enjoyed your umbrella art! Great colors and a great idea. Very Unique. Thanks for sharing!

Nabeel said...

nice photo .. the upside down umbrellas always look nice.