Monday, January 14, 2013


I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Ours was quite, for a change. Everybody here has been sick with bad colds and we have been pretty much homebound.

And between administering DayQuil and spraying every surface of this house with Lysol, 
I took this opportunity to finish some of the projects that I had half way done.
Since Christmas, I don't seem to be able to catch up! Even my front porch is bare. Working on that also!

My first finished project is a small burlap runner I made for the kitchen island. I used some very light burlap that I had purchased a while back and finished it off with a little decorative trim in the same colors as my kitchen drapes. 

When all was said and done, I created a small vignette with some items I already had. 

I wanted to keep it simple, so I just used my old ceramic vase to which I added a couple of faux hydrangeas which I displayed next my forever existing Fleur de Lis candleholders. :)
What can I say? I love them things!

And I kept my glass jar and just added a plate I had on top of the kitchen cabinets.

I also made a couple of changes in the breakfast area which I will share on my next post. 
Didn't want to bombard you with too many pictures.

Hope you are having a great Monday and see you all soon.
Thank you for stopping by! 

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  1. I really , really Ike your new runner. It seems like we have the same taste and theme. I love your decorations!!

    Take care,

  2. It looks really nice, Maria Elena- I love how fresh and clean it looks for winter and it will carry you right into Spring-xo Diana

  3. love how the burlap runner came out! very pretty vignette too!!

  4. Maria, you always make such lovely things for your home. Burlap never had it so good as today! Love that short runner on your island. The trim is lovely, too. Hope y'all will be well soon.


  5. Beautiful runner and I love the vignette you created! I'm sorry to hear that you have been sick. It seems like everyone is getting that nasty flu!! Take care of yourself and I hope you have a wonderful week.

  6. Your vignette is lovely and the burlap runner is so pretty. Burlap is everywhere these days! ..makes wonderful curtains!

  7. That is a gorgeous runner. I love burlap. The vignette could not be more darling. Thanks for sharing.

  8. As if you could EVER bombard us with too many of your gorgeous photos!! I'm loving that trim on your new runner; it complements your fleur de lis perfectly. (What is it about that shape that we just adore?) I'm kind-of in awe that you are doing projects like this when you're under the weather. (I hide under a blanket with the kleenex and watch tv when I'm sick!) You're just amazing! Hope you are feeling better soon.

  9. That is a lovely table runner, Maria Elena! The fringe is perfect.

  10. Maria Elena, It's beautiful! Love the burlap runner and all the lovely colors. Your kitchen is so pretty too! Thanks for sharing your lovely work and for visiting me at A Humble Creation!

  11. Such a fabulous way to dress up burlap and love the different textures. Great display. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. Really really beautiful.gorgeous runner with lovely edge,everything looks so beautiful...thanks....:):)

  13. Hi Maria Elena,
    What a pleasure it was to find your thoughtful comment. I'm so glad you stopped by.
    Your first project of the year is a delight. I love the pom fringe you added. It adds such a charming touch to your kitchen.
    I'm looking forward to several sewing projects in the coming year. I am, currently, at my son's awaiting the birth of our grandbaby. Mommy is 10 days overdue and we are praying for his birth anyday. I have been here in San Diego since December 31st. It's a blessings to be included in the birth...but, it will be a pleasure returning home, too. The older I get the more homesick I get when away.

    I am your newest "follower" and look forward to visiting you often.
    Have a lovely day, my new friend.

  14. I love the decorative trim you used. Beautiful table runner and vignette. Love all your fleur de lis!!

  15. love it all, that trim is terrific. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  16. Love the runner and the love the trim, what a nice combination! Very Nice! Thanks for sharing at One More Time...

  17. I am so screaming over here. I love love love Fleur de lis. It's what I'm doing my office in. Your kitchen is stunning!

    I'm having a STRUT YOUR STUFF Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and come show off your best projects. Or, just come link up your blog!!

    I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

  18. The trim is just the perfect thing to finish off your runner. I love the color! The whole vignette makes me thing of Spring. The perfect color of green. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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