Virginia Costa

segunda-feira, 31 de janeiro de 2011

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Based on the tip I showed in This Post  I tried it myself for my boyfriend's birthday. He loved it and I thought it looked great too.
 And here are some more inspiring ones.



Great Home - Part II

I had already shown  HERE the first part of my friend's home. This is her backyard with the pool and  barbecue place. The metal structure will be covered with grapewine and thunbergia mysorensis in the future.
Aqui esta a parte dos fundos da casa da minha amiga, eu já tinha mostrado antes HERE. O carramanchao já tem parreira e sapatinho de judia plantados. Vai ficar muito lindo.
This is the toillet that attends the pool.
O banheiro da piscina.
The gourmet kitchen is in the back wall of this big living. Between two wide doors hang two of my paintings. A cozinha gourmet fica no fundo deste salão. Entre as duas portas tem dois quadros meus.
I am very proud to be part of such nice decor. Fiquei super orgulhosa por fazer parte deste ambiente tão lindo.
Two wooden peacock that were bought in Tiradentes. O par de pavoes de madeira compramos na viagem pra Tiradentes que eu mostrei no link acima.
Such a cozy place to have lunch! Olhem que lugar mais aconchegante pra almoçar!

Built-in washbasin in the lavatory in an old chestdrawer. Antique silver toiletries. Very charming. A pia do lavabo e embutida numa comoda antiga. Em cima dela, artigos de toucador antigos compõem o ambiente com muito charme.
Sala de jantar.
 
Qualquer dia destes eu mostro os quartos. Tem um closet de fazer inveja pra Hebe Camargo hehehe. The picture bellow is the husband's working space. Anyway, he has inheritaged those pieces and has given them a very honorable display space.
To summ up, this is until now, one of the most pleasant houses I have ever seen. I am a suspicious person to judge it but I am sure you will all agree that it is , as I mentioned in the tittle, a great home. But the thing that makes it really the most beautiful home is the way that the owners make me feel when I am there, they make me feel loved and important. As we have been friends for 50 years, I am always sooo happy to see them and as a bonus, I still can eat old lebanese specialties and have the great turkish coffee and mainly have them all for myself listening to my not so exciting stories. 
All I have is one brother left in the family so this couple is very important to my psychological balance.They have no idea but they have become my family. Their two girls have become my girls. Their situations have become my own  problems and..... I will be there to celebrate all their familie's conquers. Love you Tete, Ricardo, Ju  e Gabi.


PS-My English is not good and fair enough to correspond to what I owe you.

quinta-feira, 13 de janeiro de 2011

Cute Crochet

    Dress guards. Sooo cute! You can buy them here  Simeli







quarta-feira, 12 de janeiro de 2011

Simple Crafty Ideias

That's just the kind of image I think looks like my blog. I simply love simple solutions. This image I saw at  Copy & Paste , a great blog that I follow. Anyway,  the original image is from  Living Inside.
Another real simple but creative idea I saw at Copy & Paste.

I have been doing a lot of stuff lately. One of them was this TV tray. I bought some cheap pictures of singers in the 1dolar store, took the frame away and used the hard rectangle for the tray. Then I did four small holes on the corners,covered it with fabric and used some wood sticks for the handles. The one I had  the ideia from had bamboo sticks but I could not find them in the right circumference.
I also did some new water bottles for my own use.We've had more Johny Walkers than usual this time of the year hehehe.
 I added some details at the guestroom,too. I asked for these wooden boxes at the week market. They are usually thrown away. They became useful shelves and photo display. Photos by Tiago Madureira.
 Good thing is I can update the pictures easily.
This is in another room.
I showed this ideia in a previous post about gift wrapping. I used one of the sheets under the table glass. The glass lamp is by my friend Silvia Stumpo
I used paper to do this. It is not ready yet. I think it needs a few more details. 


My angel wings are on the chair now. Two old tobacco tins are being used as side table.
I used two bandannas to change the covering of my old piano seat and also hanged some of the little gourds up in the curtain. They were supposed to become a mobile to my granddaughter but it did not work out.
Little things I like. The Worry People from Guatemala, old toys ,cute pins and some more  gourds. I know I exaggerate in the details but I just can't refrain myself. I love hammer and nails.
I also love these small chairs. This is another thing I can't resist.
At least it is a fun bedroom, isn't it? When Isabella comes she will have a lot to look at. Now I am looking for a cute small crib or children's bed.

quinta-feira, 6 de janeiro de 2011

Taco Night At Home

My daughter wanted to cook tacos for her boyfriend and we got excited about the table decor. We even wore Mexican dresses. I thought it looked great and wanted to share it with you. By the way, the tacos tasted great. She is such a good cook.

quarta-feira, 5 de janeiro de 2011

Rede De Dormir - Hammock

Eu ADORO dormir na rede. Nem sabia que havia um jeito correto de dormir. Bacia das Almas
A pequena rede da esquerda tem ajudado bebes prematuros em Minas Gerais. Leia mais aqui Alimento Saude Infantil.      Adorei as duas imagens.
E eu tinha a maior frustração por não saber encurtar a rede sem dar aquele no que nunca mais se desfaz. Meu irmão me ensinou e achei uns vídeos pra vocês aprenderem também. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyKP6TZQM7A   e  Como encurtar sua rede de dormir.  Tem gente que gosta tanto que dorme ate debaixo do caminhão hehehe.
Pra guardar arrumadinha também tem uma maneira bem legal que aprendi outro dia na casa de um amigo. Enrole no sentido do comprimento e depois puxe alguns fios dos dois lados. 
Bem bolado, não acham?

terça-feira, 4 de janeiro de 2011

Displaying Pictures




These I saw at  Sweet Paul 
Wrapping Paper - Find all your holiday photos, old and new and make them into a collage by simply placing them next to each other on a printer. Now take that print and go to a print center and copy up larger sheets. They are quite inexpensive.You now have your very own holiday wrapping paper. Photo by Hector Sanchez
 Calendar -You will need: Old photo, Calendar (you can find one online), Hole puncher, String 
Cut out the calendar and glue it together so that you can tear off month after month. Glue to the picture. Make two holes on top and fasten with string.
Cut out images of your guests and place them on top of a cupcake. So simply cut it out and glue it on a toothpick.
Photo by Hector Sanchez

Find your motive and print it out on lazertran ink paper on your own home printer.Cut out the motive and place it in water for 15 sec. It will then become a decal that you can place on plates, vases, everything china. You can even burn it in the oven, so you can eat off your relatives. 
Photo by Frances Janisch