Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Vintage Inspired, Handmade DIY Gnome Tomato Cage Revised Christmas Outside



Vintage Inspired Handmade DIY GNome Tomato Cage Christmas Outside is with LilacsNDreams. Welcome everyone! It’s Wednesday, and Happy Hump Day!

There is such a raise with making these gnomes I figured I’ll give it a try for at home. I’m getting supplies together to make a small one for a Christmas gift to my hairdresser. Hers should be cute because I am using a bandana, gonna braid a few strands of her hair, and add a couple of bows to match the color of her bandana.

The gnome I am making for our home will be a big one. I am using a tomato cage to make this, and it will sit outside on my porch for show when I am done. I finally found mops to use that were bigger, and give me the length I need with the tomato cage. I completed getting 2 mops pulled a part last night to use for this project. I got the mops from Dollar General. I had a lot of thick wire, and 2 nails per mop to remove. The dog enjoyed watching me do this. I have set the mop heads to the side for the night. Taking them apart gave me 2 mop heads that are now all loose mop strings. I have an idea, and will attempt some of it today to see if it will work like I’m thinking. 

For the covered body part I am going to use Dollar Tree baby blankets. For this project I need a bigger Santa hat for him to wear because of the tomato cage size. I am having a hard time finding a big one like I want, or even some material or something to use for that. Last night I came up with an idea, and am gonna work with that today too. I’ll be making my own, and a bit nervous for that. 

Below are pictures showing the mop before I removed the head, and the tomato cage I will be using. I have extra cages on hand, so that saved hunting for those. Excuse the messes around things...Christmas decorating, and a lot of it is working with crafting projects.



Thanks so much for spending time with LilacsNDreams!  I enjoy your visits, and hope to see you again soon. Stop by anytime to see what I am up to next. 











Monday, December 2, 2019

Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement Wedding Cocktail Rings


14kt Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement Wedding Cocktail Rings

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Happy Monday to everyone visiting!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Weather wasn’t as bad as had been predicted. Hubby was home again this weekend. Did errands for things he needed done, and of course there is more laundry and different things to do when he is home too. Love him, but my schedule of things does get twisted a little bit while he is here. Unfortunately, projects I wanted to complete were not done. I got a few glass pieces washed, and cleaned. I really wanted to craft which I was not able to get to. 

Good news is that I made another sale! I’m waiting for payment right now. I haven’t posted to EBay for a very long time. The 3 diamond rings you are seeing below have been listed at EBay, and they are also listed at my Shoppe with Etsy too. 

The diamond cluster ring right below is the ring that sold at EBay. It feels great being able to sell items. It’s been a really slow start for me, starting over again pretty much is what I had to do. Sometimes it seems impossible, but then I sell something to give me hope again. 


Vintage Diamond Cluster Wedding Cocktail Right Hand Yellow Gold Ring  “SOLD”


Diamond Marquise Wedding Engagement Yellow Gold Diamond Ring   Comes with updated appraisal




Vintage Marquise Wedding Engagement Cocktail Yellow Gold Diamond Ring   Comes with 2 different appraisals

If you have questions about anything please drop me a line. Would be happy to help you. 

Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Stop by again at anytime. Feel free to leave comments, contact me, etc. Always happy to hear from you. Have a fabulous day everyone!





Friday, November 29, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday Sales and Events


The Thanksgiving Holiday is Over Now We Have Black Friday

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! How did Thanksgiving go for everyone? Did we survive the day? Hope everyone is doing well, the tummies have settled for those who had a big feast, and there were safe travels for those who drove some where.

Now we have Black Friday. How many of you participate with the madhouse shopping on this day? To this day I have never participated with a Black Friday event. I’ve always been content with the sales, and specials I find myself. If I do any shopping on this particular day I also do it online. 

As for my Thanksgiving Day? I was at home by myself for most of the day. Husband was able to come home tonight for a few days. Our daughter spent the day with her in-laws, and our son stayed on base. We will be celebrating our holiday together at Christmas time. Son will have leave, and is well deserving of it. It’s been about 3-4 years since he has been able to be home for this holiday. So, this will be the family special time to gather, and celebrate.

Below you will see a picture I am sharing. I spent all day putting lights on the Christmas tree, adding the ornaments to the tree, making little trees with tall candle stands, putting lights and ornaments on those, bringing out the Christmas towels with pot holders, Christmas hand towels for the bathroom, and don’t forget wonderful laundry and dishes had been done too. During my Christmas decorating I put together a wreath for our front door. I used 4 big plastic candy canes that are red, white, and green. I zip tied those together. I was then going to add a simple bow, and was thinking about something floral with it. I looked at the Christmas spray sitting there with a few pine cones, and some red berries. I noticed how it stretched a little bit, and thought about it hanging with the canes I had put together. I payed it along the canes, played with it a bit, and I started zip tying it all together. Added the bow to the top, added a zip tie to use as a hanger, and put it on the wreath holder on our front door. 



A thought that came to mind was I’m happy that I hung onto some things like I do, or pick things up along the way thinking I’ll eventually use it. Doing something like this is how things come together. 

Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams today! Stop by anytime. Always welcome the visits, comments, and messages. Take care till the next time. Toodles . . . .





Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Season Holiday Give Thanks


Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

Welcome to LilcsNDreams! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and for some it will be a very big day with family, friends, those special to us, etc. May I ask that we also keep those in mind who can not celebrate like those who are fortunate to celebrate this day. Our military, police, some of our veterans, the homeless, and many others some of us are not aware of. 

Generally our family has an open door policy . . . . family, friends, someone we know who will be alone, and etc are all invited. We always make plenty of food. If we have about an idea of about how many to maybe expect we make sure there is enough to serve everyone. It’s a pleasure to share this time with everyone that we can. I am so thankful that we are able to do this. 

Have fun, enjoy, be safe in your travels, take time with your travels for some who have weather conditions to contend with, and please remember the things you are thankful for. Enjoy this special day everyone!

                                                   Happy Thanksgiving to All!!


Thanks for visiting LilacsNDreams! Hope to see you again soon!








Monday, November 25, 2019

Snowman Splatter Screen Handmade Repurposed Restyled Christmas Holidays



Snowman on Splatter Screen Repurposed Restyled Handmade Christmas Holidays

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Happy to see those returning, and to see those who are new too! 

Wow! This week is Thanksgiving already! Everyone ready for it? Have big plans? At this time I don’t have any plans myself. Daughter will be with her in-laws, son will be on base...will be home for Christmas though, and I think Hubby might role in Friday if loads don’t change. With son coming home preparations for Christmas have started. Outside lights hung Sunday, lighted garland on light post on porch, tree has been brought up for me to put together, and something new I am using this year is a blow up snowman family. Tested it, and it is working. So, today while it’s still nice I will get that put out, and staked to the ground. Christmas is one time of year I get excited with decorating, crafting, home decor, did I mention crafting?lol! Festive time of year our family gathers, and spends time with each other. 

Hubby was home for couple days, and we did a lot of running around, errands, and doing things he needed done. So, unfortunately I did not complete 2 of my craft projects I wanted to. Almost done, just a couple more things to do. 

I’ve enjoyed making this snowman. It got kind of chilly out, so I was not able to spray paint anything. I had fun finding another way to cover the face of this Handmade Snowman  you are seeing below. 


I used the Dollar Tree splatter guards that have become popular for crafting projects. I have his face completed. I’m in the process of completing his hat. I’m using white foam board for the hat. Pieces are cut, and black material is being added. I need to finish the edges, the brim with material, and then some embellishments around the hat. Once he is completed I will share that with you, and how I did things for this snowman project.

I have a snowman hat that I also need to complete. I have the tin can painted black, couldn’t find my black plate, but did find another one at the Dollar Tree Store. I need to decide on the color of ribbon, and embellishments I want on the hat so I can do that, and then glue the top of hat to the base to com-let this Christmas project too. I will also share this completion with you. 

Crafting, creating, repurposing are projects I hope to work on a little more this week. I need to get a few more things done so that I can clear the table, and start preparing for our family Christmas.

I hope this finds everyone doing well. I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Safe travels, have fun, and be safe!

Thank you for visiting LilacsNDreams! Take care, and stop on by anytime. See you all again soon. Toodles . . . . . 









Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Pink Glass Cake Cupcake Plate Stand Candy Cane Christmas Wreath



Pink Glass Cake Cupcake Plate Stand Sold Candy Cane Wreath Christmas Listed

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Below you will see a couple of pictures for items listed in my Shoppe at Etsy that I am excited about. 



I am happy to announce that this Pink Glass Cake Cupcake Plate Stand made by me has sold Monday night! It’s all wrapped securely, boxed, and ready for delivery to the post office for shipment to the new owner. This is a hard one to let go. I like colored glass, was excited to find matching glass pieces to unite, and I was excited how this looked so like new with the conditions of the glass pieces used. 


I’ve shown this Candy Cane Wreath Door Hanger upon its completion. I am now happy to report I have it listed with my Shoppe at Etsy. 

You are welcome to visit my Etsy Shoppe anytime, and happy to have you stopping by here anytime too! 

Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams! Always a pleasure to have you visit, leave a comment, send me a message, etc. Take care till the next time everyone! Toodles. . . . .







Monday, November 18, 2019

Glass Angel Vintage Wood Blocks Candy Cane Wreath Handmade Repurposed



Glass Angel Vintage Wood Blocks Candy Cane Wreath DIY Handmade Repurposed Holiday Home Decor Christmas

Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Below you will see pictures to projects that I have completed fully today. Yes, I did stay busy today, and was determined to get some things done. I need to make room to craft more projects sitting, and looking at me. I would glue a little, and while that was sitting and bonding I would do other household things. You know the usual with laundry, bedding, sweeping/swifting the floors with everything that collects here. 


This Candy Cane Wreath I showed you last week, and I’m sorry I haven’t posted it yet at my Shoppe with Etsy like I wanted too. This is the completed look with the ribbon hanger I was able to get measured out, and attached to it today. 


This is another project I had started. I’ve had the vintage wooden blocks glued together showing the word sewing. Today I completed it by attaching different little embellishments to it like straight pins, needle, safety pins, spools of vintage thread, a clothespin, and some buttons too. 


Here is the glass Angel I have completed. I used a fan light glass fixture, a glass ornament, some yarn for her hair, pipe cleaner for her halo and neckline, and I added a creme colored flower with a clear stone in the center of it for her neckline. This is the first time I have added yarn for hair. Not sure if I’m content with it yet. I maybe should have made it longer, used another method, etc. I did use a fine point black permanent marker to make her some eyes, and a mouth by hand. This is my first like this, and next time I will do a little different I think.

So, that has been my day today. I stayed busy, and finally accomplished a few things. Now to get this listed with my Shoppe at Etsy I have appointments on Monday. We’ll see how tired I am Monday night. Crossing my fingers I get that done. I’m anxious to work on some other craft goodies I have supplies sitting here to use for those. I’m excited, and will share with everyone as I progress. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and visiting with LilacsNDreams! Feel free to stop on by anytime! Take care till the next time we gather everyone. Toodles . . . .