Friday Finds

The time is approaching again for our town’s 2nd Annual I-2-I 49 Mile Yard Sale and needless to say I’m excited about it.  Last week I had the privilege (as HE called it – WHAT EVAH!) to accompany the hubby on one of his annual golf tournaments in Tennessee.  I’d never been to Tennessee and thought it’d be fun to go thriftin’.. I mean let’s face it.. I have no real interest in golf – but I was totally excited to see what I’d find in another state.  So I googled the thrift stores in the area.. and LUCKED UP..  Too bad we didn’t bring a truck, because I’ve got some goodies to show you…here are some of the items I found..

Item #1  – This pair of wooden/rattan end tables… for a whopping $20.00


Item #2 – this vintage wooden lamp – $10.99  (WOW)


Item #3 – a vintage club chair.. $28.99  (What a Steal!!)


Item #4 – another chair.. this little find could use a cleaning, but no tears and guess what – $14.99


Item #5 – it must be chair season.. because look at this chair.. $48.99



Item #6 was this ultra comfy sofa in the most prettiest soft bluish grey color for $164


This was fun trip and I look forward to going again..(of course I got that “Oh brother” look from him – but do I care- NOPE!) I’ve got a few more items to show that I brought home and I’ll show those next Friday.

If you’re in the area.. Come on the thrifting trail at the 49mile yard sale.. You never know what you’ll find..

Now, if only I can get lucky with the winning lottery numbers and pick some good numbers I’d really be a happy camper.. In the meantime..



Eclectic Seating Area

As you all may know – I’ve been fiending over the Mad Men series.. loving the mid-century designs.  I’m a 60’s child and growing up around some of those items I didn’t pay too much attention but I clearly remember seeing them.  Now that I’m much older I realize the beauty of those pieces.  Makes me want to re-design my home, and since I want to stay alive (the hubby would kill me – lol) .. I’ll just create a dream board.. (until I finally make up  my mind – that is).  I don’t have an full office so I decided to start with a seating area.  I imagine having this space with floor to ceiling windows and a great view.

OB-Chairish Project

Everything you see here is from a website called Chairish.  I love this site because it offers so many different items to choose from.  It’s truly their motto – “Where Design Lovers Buy & Sell”   I had so much fun putting this look together that I believe I’ll be doing more.  I love playing around with different looks, textures, styles and designs.  With the plethora of items Chairish offers, you could really go design-happy-crazy.  I even incorporated a couple of items sold through our Pieces of Time Shop.  To view more of their items, click here to their Mid-Century Modern Collection.  This collection features clean design, beautiful woods like teak, and graphic patterns all combine to make Mid-Century Modern pieces forever classics. With iconic makers such as Adrian Pearsall, Herman Miller and Milo Baughman, fans of this style can easily find vintage couches, used lounge chairs and pre-loved artwork to enhance their interiors.

Let’s look at the items I chose..   I chose this chair because I love the shape and two-tone fabric.  It looks so comfy, makes me want to plop down in them and cross a leg.



Who doesn’t remember the tension rod lighting… Isn’t this a sweetie with bit of a bohemian flair.  This item is currently listed in Pieces of Time through Chairish.




Next is the credenza.. The sleekness of this piece has a timeless style of appeal.  Perfect for a flat stand TV or




Hang a vintage painting, like this hand painted bridge, over it. Also, sold by Pieces of Time through Chairish



What home seating area  wouldn’t be complete without a bar area.  I truly like how this can double as space for your bar set and yet you can hide either books, papers (or the good stuff – lol), etc… in the other compartment



And of course you have to have a complete bar set.. !



A stylish space also has to have a stylish clock.. And these are making a great comeback (I clearly remember my parents had one of these in their bedroom.. ugggghhhh where is it!!???)



A sleek coffee table with a few accessories


21e74e59-89a4-423b-81b4-12b104ee30a4    34d5c27f-867c-4441-b65f-af480d5a1c1eashtray   Even the ashtrays were stylish back then..I don’t smoke but I’d sure have one just for show.  And with all that light, I’d have to have a few plants and this planter is the perfect one

aff6ebd3-caa0-4c3d-9ffe-87e05ae2932b   I know I probably chose the another decorative piece for the credenza, but being a GoT’er (Game of Thrones) I wanted to throw in the dragons.. (love their fierceness)



So with all these simple pieces – I created an eclectic seating area for myself.

OB-Chairish Project

I hope you enjoyed my imaginary design I created through Chairish.  Hop over to the site, create one and share it with me.. I’d love to see what you create.  Have fun, go forth and create.. Smooches!


Baked Salmon w/Honey Mustard Cream Sauce


Hey Lovies!!  I have a very delicious recipe for the salmon lovers. trust me.. this dish is sure to please.  The best part is – it’s so easy..  I have to give kudos to a dear friend of ours, Larry.  After tasting it –  I knew I had to share it with you – his was very delicious, but I made a just a couple of simple changes  (added the “TLC” touch)


1 slab of fresh salmon

1 cup of heavy cream

2 tblspn dijon  mustard

3 tblspn honey

Zatarains blackened seasoning (Larry used cayenne pepper)

Garlic powder

Rinse salmon and pat dry.  Place in the baking dish and generously coat the salmon with the blackened seasoning on both sides and rub in.   Sprinkle lightly with the garlic powder on both sides and rub in.


In a small sauce pan, bring heavy cream to a bubble, reduce heat and add Dijon mustard and honey.  Reduce flame and let simmer approximately 10 mins.   Taste a little dab to be sure you taste the honey and mustard, making sure it’s not overpowering.

Pour cream over the salmon, cover and bake approximately 20 mins (or until salmon is done)

See how simple that was!!   As always – It’s “T.L.C”  TwinsLuvCooking!

We’d like to say thanks to Larry.   I hope you make it and if so..holla at your girls!



Deer Me



One of the hottest trendy items is the deer antlers.  Their shapes are like art sculptures and not to mention they’ve come a long way in decor.  I was never one to like a deer head poking out of the wall (kinda creepy to me – being a city girl and all) but I always did like the shape of the antlers.  The shapes, sizes, color actually gives them quite a decor sex appeal.  They’ve become so versatile with decorating your home, and I’ve been wanting some.  I’ve been eyeing them for a while, but those trendy items come with large price tag.  Here are some examples how you can incorporate them in your decor.

Here, they are used as tie-backs which is fantastic break from the norm!



Take a mirror to another step higher and enhance the frame



If you have 3 antlers, you can create this exquisite light fixture


Or if you like shabby chic, give them a white-wash to create this look.



Grouped together with a touch of metallic paint makes these antlers appear to be hands cradling a candle



Or how about make a beautiful art statement



I absolutely love the garden chandelier created using the antlers here:



And lastly, you can simply have them around for that pop of color (like Moi)




I’ve heard people say “if it’s free – it’s probably not worth having”.  Well – that’s not how I see it and it definitely is not a true statement.  I got  phone call from someone who told me they just cleaned out a house and there was  dresser I might like (thanks Maria!).  The house had been fire damaged and they were taking all the items out.  When I rode up to it, at first glance I didn’t see anything I’d want, but I figured let me get out the car and poke around..low and behold.. BAMBI on a mount was sticking straight up.  Perfect timing.. She was stained from the black smoke.  But after spending two weeks on the back of the hubby’s truck, the rain washed that away.  Bambi  didn’t stand a chance..  I want those antlers! My son got a saw and went to town.


I figure they’d make a nice prop piece in my outdoor space.


They were so black I had to give them three coats to cover.  But it’s all good..   It’s funny how in this position it looks like a finger snap on two thumbs up!  I’ll take a freebie ANYDAY!

You can view more of my Deer Me inspiration board here.  Remember you can follow me on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook!




Moms Are So Special

Today and Everyday Moms Are Special People!!  I want to wish all my Special Moms a very Happy Mother’s!!!

My mother, whom I put on a pedestal for her unconditional, undying love and support she continues to have for her children and grandchildren, God could not have blessed our family with a more precious woman. We love her so very much.  Through her I learned how to become the best mom for my children.

Today is the calendar day that we are acknowledged for all we do.. but Everyday is Mothers Day and I thank God for blessing me with that privilege.  Enjoy Celebrating Your Special Day