Friday, May 1, 2015

May Garden Party

Happy May Day!

May Day is a celebration of spring, flowers and renewal.
So of course we should have a party!


Last year we hosted a monthly garden party from May through September. It was so much fun, I thought we should do it again! A new party will begin on the first of each month and you are welcome to visit and link up as often as you like. Any garden or outdoor related project is welcome, including ways to bring the beauty of nature indoors and recipes using your garden bounty. Even if your garden space is limited to herbs on your windowsill or a pot by the front door, feel free to share!


Don't you just love playing in the dirt? 
There is just something very hopeful and optimistic about planting a garden.


Daffodils, tulips and flowering trees are taking center stage here in Maryland right now. But this is just the beginning and I know an explosion of color is right around the corner. Here's a little peek at what's been happening in my garden so far .....










And this year, I'm looking forward to having a little garden helper.
I'm pretty sure she's going to love playing in the dirt too!


Now let's celebrate May Day and have a garden party!

Elizabeth and Co.

*Link up any outdoor/garden related project you'd like to share - what's growing in your yard or garden, patio gardens, landscaping ideas, outdoor related craft projects, garden furniture and d├ęcor, bringing the outdoors in, garden fresh recipes and of course we love pretty porches and patios too!

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

*Link up as often as you like throughout the month!

Can't wait to see what's happening in your outdoor world!


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Be Inspired Features and Link Party #161

Happy Tuesday! Welcome back for features and party day!

Elizabeth and Co.

Lots of great features to share this week, so let's get right to it .....

Love this pretty fern stenciled dresser from Danielle at Finding Silver Pennies!



Suzanne from The Painted Drawer always has amazing furniture transformations to share and this mid-century modern dresser is a wonderful example!



Hetty from Stonehouse Workshop used a crisp blue and white fabric to give this dresser a fresh new look!



I love everything about this simply beautiful book themed tablescape from Lauren at Bless'er House!



This DIY cedar planter from Tara from Lehman Lane would be a wonderful addition to your porch or patio!



This charming suitcase fairy garden comes to us from Pretty Shabby UK!



I love all things coconut, so this Triple Coconut Cream Pie from Simply Suzanne's At Home is totally calling my name!



And I can never resist a Funnel Cake! I'll definitely be trying this recipe from Kleinworth & Co.


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, April 21, 2015

Be Inspired Features and Link Party #160

Happy Tuesday! Welcome back for features and party day!

Elizabeth and Co.

Thanks so much for all your kind words and encouragement on the announcement of the Elizabeth and Co. Wreath Shop on Etsy! Do you ever get so excited about a project that you dream about it? Yes, I've been dreaming about wreaths! But the weather is beautiful this week, so I'm also getting outside for some much needed furniture painting therapy!

Now let's check out this week's fabulous features and see what you've been up too this week .....

Love these pretty little mercury glass milk bottles from Benita at Chasing Quaintness!



Jamie from Anderson + Grant  made a really cool clipboard from a cutting board!



Check out this amazing buffet from Ann at Farmhouse Blues Interiors!



Patti from Old Things New turned a drop leaf table into a cute little potting bench!



And this classic dresser from Suzanne at The Painted Drawer is simply stunning in black and gold!



This Asparagus and Fontina Dutch Baby from Simply Suzanne's At Home is almost too pretty eat!



And how yummy do these Toasted Coconut Flourless Brownies from Kleinworth & Co. look - oh my!



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 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!