Tuesday, June 09, 2015

If Mamma Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy!

The Cranky Queen took a trip west for about 5 days ("west" meaning approximately five hours from the Birmingham, AL area) to her home town of Tallulah, LA to visit her Mamma 'Cranky Em.' Typically Mamma has a "project" for me to do while I'm visiting...so we did a little yard work...a little house cleaning...and shopping for lamps & accessories to 'summarize' the house. Now I love my Mamma, but she completes the quote "if Mamma Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy!" Above is a vignette on a dresser used as a side board in the living area with pottery, antlers, Fleur de Lis (in all LA homes) & a handmade pottery tile purchased at KENTUCK FESTIVAL in Northport, AL. 

On the Duncan Phyfe dining room buffet, I used simple brown transferware, a Fleur de Lis & a fun bird on a glass top pedestal. I love the reflection of the mirror...
The sofa table continues the decor of various pottery birds, a nest-like metal basket filled with a menagerie of decorative balls & a candlestick.
                                                        Close-Up Look...
The dining room table was set w/ a striped runner & a square basket with rafia-type fruit, a cute metal rooster, peacock themed creamer & sugar and a glitzy candle holder for a little Louisiana pizazz!

The vignette above consists of some of the new items that we purchased on our Mother~Daughter shopping day.  The adorable pottery bird with glazed florets on its wing, the textured blown glass orbs & the vintage-style bottle help "freshen up" the basket on the coffee table.

My favorite pieces of Mother' collection... Pictures cannot show how beautiful these Roseville pieces really are...and I love the English washstand with ornate tile backsplash
"Cranky Em" & me "The Cranky Queen"... We are only 'CrAnKy' when "we ain't happy!"


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Let Freedom Ring!

Well it's been awhile since I blogged! Excuse??? Life... Too much to do... But I read someone's blog yesterday & they mentioned the "blog graveyard", thus, it made The Cranky Queen think "I don't want to be in "the ground yet!" So, guess what? The Cranky Queen is back! Hoping to blog at least once a week. So to celebrate my return to blog world...a few snapshots of Americana decor. (Above photo courtesy of Pinterest).

I love "saving" & "recycling"...this broke-back chair is now a stool with a fresh seat painted navy & distressed; the rusty cast iron kettle is home to succulents & the windows can be used in lots of ways in the home or garden.
The flag was painted by me, AKA The Cranky Queen. It is painted on a leaf discarded from a drop-leaf table. The old jeep door (another roadside find) draws attention to the items for sale after I stenciled "JUNK 4 SALE" on it...plus it's for sale too.
The chair, another flag pattern painted by me, would be adorable on a porch. The old bike was offered to me (at a very good price) by a friend's hubby. I love the flag draped over it with repainted frames.

The Cranky Queen showing off more of her weekend "finds"! Love that red industrial cart & metal bird cage!
So I hope that all my blogger friends (& new visitors too) will visit the "royal blog" once more. The palace doors have re-opened. The royal pups have changed over the last few years... Ruby Fawn is our old princess, while Elliott (Eli) is our new prince. Dixie Belle & Sassy have passed over to the True Royal Kingdom.

KEEP CALM & Wave Your American Flag!