Welcome & Stay a Little Longer!

Welcome to Slice of Pie! I'm glad you dropped by to visit. You'll find a variety of life styling ideas on my blog ... and lots of grand daughter pictures, too! Miss Phoebe is my best helper and we do lots of special things together. I'm in the process of updating my blog ... adding new pages and updating formats. Hope you enjoy and stay around for awhile!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Pinks!

This is the time of year that I really like to play! I have a very long list of important things that need to be done including power washing and staining two very large decks. I'll do that myself because I'm never satisfied when I hire others to do it. But, today, after a five-hour dance competition that good grandmas go to ... I decided to play a little!

I found this adorable little flower cart at a collectible shop. I paid a couple dollars for it and it was painted a dark color, which wouldn't do for me! So, out came the pink spray paint and a can of glitter paint to go over it! It didn't have an insert, but a lid from an old jar fit it perfectly! I found these tiny silks at Walmart and loved that butterflies were included.

While I had the paint out, I decided that this cute hanging basket needed a coat of pink! Not sure where I'm going to put it, but I love it!

These cast iron bunnies have been a dozen different colors in the past fifteen years! I use them outside and they always seem to add the right amount of cuteness to wherever  I place them!

I think this group of pinks would be cute clustered on my front porch! Yep, that's where I'm going to put them when I get everything cleaned up and stained!

Hope you've enjoyed my pink fix! I'll be sharing with some of the parties listed on my sidebar, so make sure you click through to see some of the other posts. I hope you'll visit my home page to take a look at my other posts! I have a little bit of Easter still up! Happy Springtime!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Galvanized Tiered Tray!

I'm afraid I've been coveting my neighbors' galvanized tiered trays! They are all over blogland and when I saw one at Sam's Club, I splurged and brought it home! It was a little bigger than I realized, so when I put it on my kitchen counter, I decided that it had to contain some practical things, as well as, some cute stylish things! Miss Phoebe comes to my house after school a couple days a week, so we have plenty of snacks handy and this makes a cute place to put some of those things.

I loved the fact that the trays were oval!

It sure didn't take too long to fill it up. Paper plates and napkins are really handy and the long red dishes are things I use frequently to hold snacks for Miss Phoebe. Who doesn't have bananas on the counter someplace?!

Blue Bunny might be my favorite addition to the tray! She holds sweetener!

Nuts are always on my grocery list! I've decided that I really like the kind of flavored whole cashews that Aldi's carries sometimes! Honey coated and the Black Pepper Lime are the best ones!

I wanted to have a couple conversation starters on display in my tray because my friends hover around this counter when I'm in the kitchen! In keeping with my recent new addition to spoolies, I've included some wooden mill machine bobbins. Aren't they neat? 

 I included woven coasters and a small candle holder shaped like a yard light. I found that at a collectible shop and loved it because of the chicken on the fence. Of course, I have a pig in my tray! It is a bag clip!

My cherry tree is in full bloom today, so I brought a few of the blossoms inside! Miss Phoebe has enjoyed picking flowers at my house since the time she was old enough to toddle over to the rose bed! She learned about "prickly thorn bushes" from one of the Back Yardigans television shows, so she always asked for help. As a result, I've acquired a collection of tiny vases, so her little hands could carry a bouquet home!

So, here's my practical galvanized tiered tray. I've collected several new galvanized pieces this spring and I'll show them in a post on another day! I may party with some of the links listed in my sidebar, so make sure you click through to see more creative things!  Happy Springtime!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Polka Dot Easter!

Happy Easter! 
This guy is my favorite from my batch of bunnies that have moved to my dining room table! Isn't he adorable?

I'm going to let my photos do most of the talking! Easter, at my house, is all done for Miss Phoebe!

I created a silk centerpiece in a ceramic watering can. The flowers are similar to the flowers in the Pfaltzgraff English Garden china pattern.

I love the polka dots on the rim of this china pattern. I layered my table and place settings with plenty of country garden fabrics. First ... the floral table cloth; then the blue dot runner; and finally ... the quilted bunny place mats. I wanted a cute informal look for my Easter dinner table.

The napkins and bunny napkin rings came from Pier 1. The soft cotton fabric in pastel checks is perfect for this table!

Cricut helped me by cutting several butterflies from dots and floral papers. I sprinkled those all over the table top for a little added interest. Miss Phoebe will collect those and play with them for days!

I scattered bunnies and eggs down the center of the table. It looks like the Easter Bunny left eggs in our butterfly garden!

I love polka dots! This table and our fireplace mantel in the dining room are dressed in dots!  We made a bunny banner this week and added lots of cute things to the mantel ... including spoolies and a polka dot wreath.

Look closely at the bunnies on the banner! They have real cotton tails!

I'll be sharing my post with some of the parties listed on my sidebar. Hope you'll visit the parties to see all the other cute things. First ... go to my home page and take a look at all my other Easter posts.

Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Spoolies!

I'm having a good time making spoolies! They are new to my list of favorite craft projects ... and I think they get cuter each time I make one! I use the Cricut Ribbons and Rosettes die to make the background ... then fill in the rest with any of a variety of goodies I have stashed! This one is going to one of my friends! She loves ladybugs!

The rest will be used to decorate ... well, something! Miss Phoebe and I still have to decorate the dining room, so they will probably end up in there!

I always use double sided card stock paper for the rosette, so it looks good on the back, too. These glittery rabbits came from HL! I added some of the elements from card making kits.

I'll be sharing my post with some of the parties listed in my sidebar! Make sure you visit my home page and see all my egg creations ... before you move on to the parties!  Happy Easter!