Welcome to MY STUFF ROOM - a space for my collection of STUFF ... STUFF GALORE ... GALORE-IOUS STUFF! ... INSPIRING STUFF I find online, and maybe even some STUFF I create myself. It's all Stuff that makes for a Creatively Galore-ious Day! ... Thanks to all who share their talents! I love to see it ... it truly inspires.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Celebrate June!

 While cleaning my files I found a folder full of fun and silly reasons to make your day a special day ... things to celebrate ... every day ... any day. I remember having some fun with these years ago, using some of these ideas for a while before forgetting about them. I've found a few more and thought they'd be a fun addition to the blog. Some of these are quite ridiculous, but several are great for family fun, for preschool fun, for party fun, or just for fun!
Happy Celebrating!
Birthstone is Pearl, Alexandrite, Moonstone (meaning Health and Longevity)
Flower of the month is the Rose & Honeysuckle
- Nat'l Rose Month
- Nat'l Dairy Month
- Aquarium Month
- Candy Month
- Corn and Cucumber Month
- Lemon and Mango Month
- Country Cooking Month
-1st week is Fishing Week
- 1st Saturday thru Sunday week is International Clothesline Week
- 2nd week is Email Week
- 3rd week is Old time Fiddlers Week
- Last weekend Thursday to Sunday is Watermelon Seed Spitting Week
- 1st Friday is Nat'l Doughnut Day
- 1st Saturday is Turtle Races Day
- 3rd Sunday is Father's Day
- American Zoo Day, first zoo (Philadelphia Zoo) opening in 1874 
- Flip a Coin Day
- Nat'l Go Barefoot Day 
- 3-Ring Circus Day / PT Barnum's circus began first tour of US in 1835
- National Egg Day
- Applesauce Cake Day 
- Drive-In Movie Day (first one in 1933)
- Nat'l Yo-Yo Day
- Nat'l Chocolate Ice Cream Day 
- Best Friends Day
- Nat'l Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
- Donald Duck Day
- Herb and Spice Day 
- Corn on the Cob Day 
- Red Rose Day
- Sewing Machine Day
- Nat'l Peanut Butter Cookie Day
- Flag Day
- Sandpaper Invented (1834)
- Pop Goes The Weasel Day
- Nat'l Photography Day
- Smile Power Day
- Nat'l Fudge Day
- No Orange Clothes Day
- Lady and the Tramp released in 1955
- Fresh Veggie Day
- Eat Your Vegetables Day
- Go Fishing Day
- International Picnic Day
- Eat an Oreo Day
- First Day of Spring
- Nat'l Ice Cream Soda Day
- Nat'l Vanilla Milkshake Day
- Summer Solstice / Finally Summer Day
- Go Skateboarding (or Skate) Day
- Nat'l Chocolate Eclair Day
- Nat'l Pink Day
- Pink Flamingo Day (plastic lawn ornament type)
- Swim a Lap Day
- Helen Keller's Birthday (b1880)
- Sun Glasses Day
- Camera Day
- Waffle Iron Day


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Finished Files

Something I had in my file cabinet -
 Have a Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Yarn Ball Decor ... Fun!

Lovin' this look from Inspired by This

Great table setting! 

yarn balls bunched above the table 


yarn balls in ... um ... old sinks ... right? 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Baby Shower Decor

This is an adorable baby laundry line - paper garland from Pebbles in my Pocket
 Maybe you'd rather have the real things hanging on a cloths line?
From Confetti Studio


Sunday, May 26, 2013


Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.
- Mother Teresa


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Centerpieces with Photos

Go Frameless!
This is a fun way to display photos, especially for centerpieces or show cases at a wedding, anniversary party, or family reunion.   Show off the special couple or other special people in our lives.
Candle stick photo holders - From One Charming Party

(Note: I also love the color of these pumpkins and the look all together)
Painted Bottle Photo Holders in whatever color you choose  - From Eighteen25

The bottle displays could also be the yarn or twine wrapped look, like these from Wed Loft
imagine a cork in these displaying a photo. 

This from Make and Takes shows us how it might look with clothes pins on dowels stuck into flower arrangements. 

This isn't for a table display, but it's a fun look
Hanger Photo Hanger ;) - From Rustic Crafts


Friday, May 24, 2013

A Lovely Wedding

A Lovely Wedding to remember from Martha Stewart Weddings
Such beautiful color in this backdrop.
here is a close up
The beautiful bouquet
These cute burlap bags contained confetti - or black sunflower seeds to toss.
The sign in was a table cloth that guest signed and then later the couple could later embroider the names.  Awesome huh!

Outdoor Weddings

Beautiful Outdoor Weddings
 Weddings by Lilly shows several Outdoor Weddings - here are only 3 from that post.
I really like the lace overlay on the tablecloth.  Brilliant pop of color too.

Chandeliers are always awesome - indoors or outdoors.  The candlesticks/candles, flowers, and all sorts of beautiful things lined up in the center of the table helps make this a lovely look.

I'm sure I've shown this one before, but I LOVE a soft draped tent or canopy, and this one is lovely.


I love lights, and these are strung around on poles in the ground. Awesome - all we need are poles!  (and lights) 
From Reference Wedding Decoration

outdoor wedding decorations ideas


Candle light always make a wedding look lovely and romantic.  Here are a couple looks with clusters of candles from Wedding DécorThey would look lovely in an outdoor setting, especially in the darker part of the evening when more light is needed.


Large Candle Centerpieces

 I'm sure this photo is not outside, but it sure would look nice outside.  So Lovely!  Vintage luggage is always great!  This is awesome color too.  From HERE


Sheer curtains tied back with a bouquet of flowers makes a lovely look.  From Wedding Elation, where you'll find several other great outdoor looks with chandeliers.


Isn't this a beautiful backdrop, from vivify

 How about this look? From The Knot
Idea - Rent some furniture and set up lounge areas around the yard.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Guest Books ...

 C.R.A.F.T. shares 28 unique guest book ideas.
Here are a few of my favorites.
First letter of your last name. 
If you need more space use the first letters of each name =
 Husband & Wife
sign in book
This is a beautiful look for the wedding, and I'm sure the cards could then be kept in a beautiful box.
guest book
A slice of wood could be just the right thing for some.
guest book
Maybe a globe would be the right fit for some.
guest book ideas
What do you like?  What do you do?  Maybe a puzzle put together for guests to sign, or not put together, and let them sign individual pieces.

Bottle Top Candles and MORE!

Have you seen these pop cap candles?
There is a great tutorial at The Junk Nest
Of course, they can be any color. 

(Draft Magazine said they should burn about 1.5 hours each.)
Or how about this cap?
This look is from here ...

and they also have an orange peel candle.

shall we keep going?
How about candles in sea shell?  Imagine these scattered everywhere.  Lovely!
There are several more candle ideas at Recycle Reuse Renew Mother Earth Projects

So much fun!
(she has the bottle caps too, and many other things, including Altoids tins!)

I've seen them in tea cups (here and here), but here they are in candy dishes and dessert cups and goblets - from Frugal Living

Oh my!  What can I put candle wax in to make a beautiful candle?

Don't wanna make em? 
Then just decorate a tea light with washi tape like these from Lebenslustiger

I do love candle light!

Glow in the Dark Party Decor

Glow Stick Lighting and other fun glow stick décor from Grey Grey Designs

These ideas could work with the backyard party I found a while ago with a similar theme.  Check them out at  It's Party Time Again.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pretty Little Plate

... I happened across this cute little plate in a thriftin' moment during our last trip to town ...
Simple and pretty!
It makes me smile!
The price tag was only $1.00 so it now rests on a shelf in my home.
It's almost as old as I am - but I still have it beat!

I have it beat in age, but it has me beat in condition. ;)
But then, if it were as old as I am, maybe it wouldn't be in such excellent condition either!
(Like a year is gonna make the difference!)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Table Cloths

In the previous post about Pantries I showed this awesome tablecloth storage.
I don't know if I like the storage idea or the lace tablecloths best.  Both are awesome!
Here is another way to store table cloths.  I have seen this done before and have tried it myself, but don't continue doing it because I don't have the closet space for it.  I don't have this many table cloths either.  This closet from The Tablescaper looks lovely, and the other side of this closet is full of table cloths too.
Here is most of what I own. 
Not as beautiful or as easy to get to as the table cloths on the rolls.
Not as many or as nicely stored as the table cloths on the hangers.
They are however kept in zipper bags or clear boxes to keep them together and away from dust.  (That doesn't help with the wrinkles tough.) 
Most of the table cloths I own are for our round tables.  I have two sizes of white and one size of ivory (about 9 each size).   The things on the floor are top sheets that can be used for table cloths or for buntings some day.
I do have a few cloths (and valances) that fit nicely in a drawer.
 I love to use pieces of fabric, dyed flour sack dish cloths, or cloth napkins over the white cloths to add the color.
So I store them in a similar manner to the cloths.
Assorted pink fabric squares are stored in a box with other décor I used for the Valentine Dinner Dance décor here.  I know right where they are when I want them.
So, that's how I store table cloths - wanna see how I use them?
I  used black squares over white for our 3rd son's wedding in November 2008. 

(This was only days after our room was finished, so there is nothing on the walls in that back corner at that time.  I promise that it is full today.) 
It isn't visible in the photo, but the black is sheer fabric with white dots.  It's very lovely.
Then the runner is another strip of fabric (raw edges).
I love these candle chandeliers too, but the photos just don't show how beautiful this tablescape was.
I used this black fabric again for a graduation luncheon here.

  The dyed flour sack dish cloths were most recently used for a farewell here

They worked great for our extended family Thanksgiving gathering here.

Colored napkins work great too, I used them here.
For this wedding luncheon, for son #4 in 2010, we just used 12x12 paper squares and it was just what we needed - hard to see in this photo, but look closely. 
FYI - These water bottles turned out so cute, I wish I had a close-up photo of them on the tables.  I took the label off the water bottle, wrapped and tied a sheer ribbon around them and added beads to the bow area.  I had one left over, so I put it on a bottle I have.

and here are some green beads I have left over from those we used with the green ribbon.

 Burlap runners and doilies were used in the wedding for son #5, in  August 2011.


The same assorted pink fabric squares used for our Valentine Dinner Dance here, were used again for a dinner when our 6th grandchild was blessed. 
I didn't get a finished photo, but we scattered some salt water taffy around the tissue poms before the guests came.  (The poms were also used at the Valentine event.)

 Well, that's my table cloths, unless you count the quilts I use on tables for cloths, but that's another story.

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