Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Elizabeth and Co. Wreath Shop on Etsy

It will come as no surprise to most of you ... I love making wreaths!


I've been making wreaths for several years now for our tag sales. I really started out just making them to decorate for our sales, but then our customers kept wanting to buy them. So what's a girl to do, I had to keep making wreaths.


And the more wreaths I made, the more I wanted to make. I just love the idea of taking little bits and pieces, putting them together and creating something brand new. A wreath frenzy is a very good thing!


And today, I'm excited to announce that I've opened my very own wreath shop on Etsy!


Yikes, that's kind of exciting and scary all at the same time!


I've been busy buying supplies, learning all about shipping and of course, making lots of wreaths! All the wreaths in the shop are already made and ready to ship. And custom orders are welcome too. I love making wreaths for the changing seasons, holidays and special occasions!


I'll still be painting furniture and teaming up with the girls for our tag sales. But sometimes you just need to take a risk and test your wings! ... I love this line from an Eric Hanson poem ... But what if I fall? Oh but my darling, what if you fly?


My little shop has been open for just over a week now and I've made my very first sale! This pretty little burlap wreath is on it's way to Kelley in Georgia. Thank you Kelley!!!


I hope you'll stop by ElizabethandCoWreath on Etsy and say hello!

And if you are an Etsy shop owner, please share your words of wisdom. 
I know I have lots to learn!


As always, I so appreciate having you here!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Be Inspired Features and Link Party #159

Happy Tuesday! Welcome back for features and party day!

Elizabeth and Co.

Clearly spring has everyone's creative juices flowing! I'm so excited to share this week's fabulous features with you. Sit back and relax, so much beautiful inspiration .....

I am loving the soft weathered look of this gorgeous bureau from Ann at Farmhouse Blues!



Danielle from Finding Silver Pennies created a beautiful driftwood finish on this vintage empire dresser!



Cynthia from Clockwork Interiors used a stencil on her dresser and a whitewashed finish for the mirror - such a pretty pair!



Jen from Noting Grace shared her budget-friendly farmhouse style table makeover!



Love the pretty pop of spring color from these pillows (love that fabric) and Robin from Happy At Home has a tutorial for you to create your very own!





And don't you just love all the spring house tours? Amy from The Blissful Bee has a wonderful sense of style and a stunning home. She has graciously invited us into her den ...



her home office ...



and her beautiful eat-in kitchen!





And it's no secret, I have a total crush on the gardens over at Fishtail Cottage - absolutely stunning and always an inspiration!






Thanks so much to everyone who linked up and linked back!
If you've been featured, feel free to grab a cute little button from the sidebar!


Elizabeth and Co.

Now on to this week's party...


*Link up your furniture makeovers, DIY projects, home decor, crafts, recipes, thrifty finds, etc... whatever is inspiring you at the moment!

*A link back would be appreciated, especially if you'd like to be considered for a feature.


We'll be back next Tuesday with features and a brand new party!


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Bakery Signs Inspired by Fixer Upper

I think we're all a bit obsessed with HGTV's hit show Fixer Upper. At the end of every episode I hear myself saying yelling out loud ..... "Joanna, please come redecorate my house!" And although that's probably not going to happen anytime soon, we can all add a little of that charming farmhouse style to our own homes with just a little inspiration. So let's start with signs. There are signs with big bold lettering in almost every episode of Fixer Upper. This is Joanna's own farmhouse kitchen. Dreamy, right?


And when I saw this bakery sign at The Magnolia Market, I knew I had to have one!


But $88 is a bit out of my budget, so of course I made one two of my own!


I've had these two bed foot boards in my basement for the longest time and always imagined them as signs.


I've used this sign technique before and it's super easy.  First I trimmed my boards and painted them creamy white. Then I printed out my letters on the computer in the Britannic Bold font. I flipped the letters over and rubbed a pencil around the outline of each letter. Then I placed the letters on the board and outlined them in pencil. You can see the faint outline of each letter on the board. Then I used a permanent marker to outline the letters on the wood. This helped keep my painting a little neater.




 Then I just filled in the letters with black craft paint. A little angled artist brush works well for this. No need to be perfect. I then distressed the the whole board. That took care of the imperfections and added a nice aged look. I finished my sign with a coat of wax and that was it. Since I had two pieces of wood, I made a vertical and a horizontal sign.



I'd still love to have Joanna come redecorate my house. But in the meantime, I'll enjoy my bakery signs inspired by Fixer Upper!



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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Be Inspired Features and Link Party #158

Happy Tuesday! Welcome back for features and party day!

Elizabeth and Co.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I'm feeling rejuvenated by the warm sunshine and spending time with my very favorite people. Can't wait to get started on some new projects!

Now let's check out this week's features and have a party .....

Brooke from Start @ Home took a broken down dresser and turned it into this totally adorable turquoise bench!



I think vintage sewing machine cabinets are often overlooked in thrift stores, but they are such versatile pieces of furniture. Luckily Jamie from Andersen + Grant saw the potential in this beauty!



Cassie from Primitive & Proper took a traditional dresser and gave it a fresh new kilim inspired design - very cool!



The famous cherry blossoms in Washington, DC are a little behind schedule this year, but Hetty from Stonehouse Workshop solved that problem by creating her own little crocheted cherry blossoms - super cute!



Cecilia from My Thrift Store Addiction used her extensive jadeite collection to create this lovely spring vignette!



Diane from An Extraordinary Day also featured fresh shades of green this week, along with her tips for creating a quick and easy spring vignette!



And you know how much I love wreaths ... this one comes from Cat at Pocketful of Posies and it is made from all recycled materials!



Thanks so much to everyone who linked up and linked back!
If you've been featured, feel free to grab a cute little button from the sidebar!


Elizabeth and Co.

Now on to this week's party...


*Link up your furniture makeovers, DIY projects, home decor, crafts, recipes, thrifty finds, etc... whatever is inspiring you at the moment!

*A link back would be appreciated, especially if you'd like to be considered for a feature.


We'll be back next Tuesday with features and a brand new party!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Be inspired Features and Link Party #157

Happy Tuesday! Welcome back for features and party day!

Elizabeth and Co.

First of all, a huge thank you for all of your encouraging comments on our preview post and to everyone who came out for our early spring tag sale! With snow flurries and temperatures below freezing, it hardly felt like spring. I think almost everyone who walked though the door said, "Oh my goodness, it's cold out there." But that certainly didn't dampen your enthusiasm and we loved seeing you again!

It's been two weeks since our last party. I can't wait to see what you've been up to, but first check out these awesome features ...

This pink and gold horse themed birthday party from Simply Suzanne's At Home is absolutely charming!






Lauren from Bless'er House shared her spring shelf vignette and her technique for beautiful chalkboard lettering!



Doreen from Hymns & Verses gave this vintage music cabinet a soft and pretty new look!




This gorgeous secretary desk comes to us from Mary Beth's Place!



To really appreciate this beautiful farmhouse door, you'll have to head over to Simply Vintageous by Suzan to see the before!



Laura from The Ironstone Nest shared this beautifully detailed desk - just look at those legs!



Ann from Duct Tape and Denim created these cool tape measure bracelets and with her video tutorial, you can make one of your very own!



Thanks so much to everyone who linked up and linked back!
If you've been featured, feel free to grab a cute little button from the sidebar!


Elizabeth and Co.

Now on to this week's party...


*Link up your furniture makeovers, DIY projects, home decor, crafts, recipes, thrifty finds, etc... whatever is inspiring you at the moment!

*A link back would be appreciated, especially if you'd like to be considered for a feature.


We'll be back next Tuesday with features and a brand new party!