Friday, May 27, 2016

Pinbellish Pinning Party No. 39


Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration

Pin Trivia 


Bridge Pins

Bridge pins are used on some musical instruments to locate the string precisely in the horizontal plane, and in the case of harpsichords to affect the sustain of the strings. They are usually made of steel in modern pianos, of brass in harpsichords, and bone or synthetics on acoustic guitars. Electric guitars do not usually have bridge pins as, in guitars, they are used to transfer the sound from the strings into the hollow body of the instrument as well as holding the strings in place.

In pianos the pins are set precisely in line with the edges of the notches of the bridge. The precise and firm setting of the pins is a critical element of the piano's quality. Loose or inaccurate pinning commonly produces false beats and tonal irregularities.

In harpsichords there tends to be a significant distance instead. This enables control of sustain and tone in harpsichord design.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_pin

Link-up rules & Guidelines

  1. Link to your pinterest pin (not your blog - only links to pins get featured)
    Your links should look like this: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/365565694733863368/
  2. Add up to 7 pins old or new (one for each day of the week!)
  3. Repin 2 pins for every link you add
  4. Follow your hosts on your favourite social media platform
At Pinbellish Pin Party please repin pins in Pinterest to promote Pinterest prioritising your pins to purfylle your Pinterest pinning pleasure. 

Meet & Follow Your Hosts

Stella : Purfylle | Google+  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest  |  Instagram  |  Facebook  
Sarah : Sarah Celebrates | Google+  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest  |  Instagram  |  Facebook  

Gina : Gina's Craft Corner | Google+  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest  |  Facebook




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Coconut Matcha Ice Cream  2 DIY Drop Cloth Projects How to Make Cold Brew Coffee DIY Family Rules Sign cupcakes for Thanksgiving dessert Image Map

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Country Living Fair 2016, Rhinebeck NY Ticket Giveaway!


Who's going to the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY?

It's going to be held on June 3rd through June 5th at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley with so many events scheduled!  Wowzers!!! It's HUUUUGE!!!

I can't wait to go. I can't wait for YOU to go too! I'm a very lucky gal!  I received two tickets for sharing two!!! 

That's right! Country Living Fair is letting me give away TWO weekend pass tickets!!! The Early Bird three-day weekend passes grant early admission at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. To be fair in giving them, all names are entered in Rafflecopter for ONE randomly drawn winner to receive TWO weekend passes. 

No deals. No strings attached. No hoops to jump through.  Just enter your name and contact information. That's it. Your name and contact info is for this drawing only. It will NOT be shared with any other parties or giveaways.

*************** IMPORTANT******************

 Please watch for the winning first name and last initial announced on all of my social media immediately following the drawing. And if it's you, check your email quickly!!!! I must have your information to present to the coordinator on May 30th!!!


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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here's all the "deets", friends! 

COUNTRY LIVING FAIR RETURNS TO RHINEBECK, NEW YORK JUNE 3-5

“The Fabulous Beekman Boys” Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell to Demo “Cooking Candied Fennel and Fried Lemons” on Saturday, June 4, at 12 p.m., and Sign Copies of Their Book Beekman 1802 Style at 1 p.m.

Style Expert Matthew Mead to Share Tips on Restyling and Upcycling Your Home with Paint on Saturday, June 4, at 1 p.m.,  and Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m., and Sign Copies of His Book Matthew Mead’s Backyard Style: Hundreds of Fresh Ideas for Outdoor Spaces on Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m., and Sunday, June 5, at 3 p.m.


WHAT: 
The Country Living Fair brings the magazine’s content to life and gives readers access to a unique shopping experience featuring more than 200 vendors from 25 states, including antiques sellers, food purveyors, artists, furniture makers, crafters, and more. Guests will also have access to cooking, crafting, and DIY demonstrations, will be able to sample locally sourced, artisanal food, and can shop the Country Living General Store.

WHEN:
June 3, 4, 5
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gates open for Early Bird ticket holders at 8:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday.

WHERE:
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

WHO:  
Meet the Country Living editors, as well as special guests, including:  
Nancy Fuller, TV personality & author of Farmhouse Rules
Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell of “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” and authors of Beekman 1802 Style
Mary Randolph Carter, Country Living Contributing Editor 
Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest, HGTV.com & CountryLiving.com writer and contributor
Joanne Palmisano, award-winning interior designer & regular DIY Network contributor
Matthew Mead, style expert & author of several books
Corinne Trang, chef, wellness coach & author of Essentials of Asian Cuisine
Susan Belsinger, author of The Culinary Herbal

**Photo and interview opportunities include:

FRIDAY, JUNE 3 
11:00 a.m.: Main Stage: Joanne Palmisano, contributing DIY NETWORK designer and stylist will share before and after transformations using vintage and salvaged materials followed by a signing for her book Salvage Secrets Design and D├ęcor. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.
11:00 a.m.: Kitchen Stage: Corinne Trang, chef, wellness coach & author of Essentials of Asian Cuisine will discuss health and wellness prevention using other salts like miso and soy and demo an exciting salad with an Asian-twist.
1:00 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Susan Belsinger, author of The Culinary Herbal, will discuss capturing the essence of culinary herbs, followed by a signing for her book The Culinary Herbal: Growing & Preserving 97 Flavorful Herbs. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4
12:00 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell of “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” will be doing a cooking demo of candied fennel and fried lemons followed by a signing of their book Beekman 1802 Style. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.
1:00 p.m.: Main Stage: Matthew Mead, style expert & author of several books will share how to restyle and upcycle your home with paint followed by a signing for his book Matthew Mead’s Backyard Style: Hundreds of Fresh Ideas for Outdoor Spaces. Books will also be available for purchase onsite. 
3:00 p.m.: Main Stage: Mary Randolph Carter, Country Living Contributing Editor, will share tips for saving space followed by a signing for her book Never Stop to Think…Do I Have a Place for This?. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.
3:00 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Nancy Fuller, TV personality & author of Farmhouse Rules, will be doing a cooking demo on how to make orzo salad with spring peas followed by a signing for her cookbook Farmhouse Rules. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5
12:00 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Nancy Fuller, TV personality & author of Farmhouse Rules, will be doing a cooking demo on almond after-dinner bars followed a signing for her cookbook Farmhouse Rules. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.
2:00 p.m.: Main Stage: Matthew Mead, style expert & author of several books will share how to restyle and upcycle your home with paint followed by a signing for his book Matthew Mead’s Backyard Style: Hundreds of Fresh Ideas for Outdoor Spaces. Books will also be available for purchase onsite. 
2:00 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest, HGTV.com & CountryLiving.com writer and contributor, will demo tablescaping with succulents followed by a signing for her book A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens. Books will be available for purchase on site.


The Country Living Fair brings the magazine’s content to life and gives readers access to a unique shopping experience featuring more than 200 vendors from 25 states, including antiques sellers, food purveyors, artists, furniture makers, crafters, and more. Guests will also have a chance to meet Country Living editors and their special guests; attend book signings and cooking, crafting, and DIY demonstrations; sample locally sourced, artisanal food; and shop the Country Living General Store.


Featured vendors include: Beekman 1802 Mercantile (locally sourced food, beauty, and home decor), Findings@Summerhouse (beautiful upcycled jewelry), JBS Mercantile (unique crafting kits and vintage home and garden decor), Rockerbox Garlic (Hudson Valley, NY, handmade spices), Selina Vaughan Studios (vintage seed sack handbags and assemblage jewelry), South Porch Antiques (antique and vintage designs), and Stash Style (clothing made from vintage fabrics and hand-screened housewares).



There will be a number of special guests at the Rhinebeck Fair, including:
Nancy Fuller, TV personality & author of Farmhouse Rules
Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell of “The Fabulous Beekman Boys”
Cara Mangini, author & one of the first official "vegetable butchers" at Eataly in NYC
Mary Randolph Carter, Country Living Contributing Editor 
Melissa Caughey, HGTV.com & CountryLiving.com writer and contributor
Joanne Palmisano, award-winning interior designer & regular DIY Network contributor
Matthew Mead, style expert & author of FINISH



The 2016 Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck is sponsored by Go RVing, Jelly Belly©, and Wagner, and is produced by Stella Show Management Company. For tickets and additional information, including a list of vendors and discounted hotel rates, contact Stella Show Management Co. at 1-866-500-FAIR or stellashows.com. For additional details, visit countryliving.com/fair.  

Attendees will be able to engage with Country Living at the Fairs by using the hashtag #CLFair and share their favorite finds using the hashtag #CLFairFinds.

Tickets:
One-day admission is $13 in advance and $16 at the door; three-day weekend passes are available for $15 in advance and $20 at the door;
An Early Bird three-day weekend pass is available for $40 and grants early admission at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday;
Free admission for children ages 16 and under.

Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; gates open for Early Bird ticketholders at 8:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday.

Location: 
Held rain or shine outdoors, in barns, and under tents, the Fair takes place at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave. in Rhinebeck, NY. Parking is free and plentiful.
  
For event updates and more, join the conversation on social media by following: 
Country Living on Facebook: facebook.com/countryliving
Country Living on Twitter: twitter.com/countryliving
Country Living on Pinterest: pinterest.com/countryliving
Country Living on Instagram: instagram.com/countrylivingmag

For Lodging and all other event information contact 
Stella Shows

This post is sponsored with the receipt of two tickets from Country Living Fair! 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Table Makeover: Ms. Black Velvet


It's another Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest!  This month it's all 'bout that "Bling-Bling"! Which is super exciting because the sponsor is none other but the amazing Country Chic Paint! Not quite what you would expect, right? Did we announce that right? Bling and Country Chic Paint? Well the participants are making that theme work with "metallic creams"! Oh, yes we are! The fine company supplied each of us with one pint of gorgeous metallic cream AND one pint of All-in One Paint to create from! And they were so kind as to include stirrers AND a brush! (Get outta here!!! Talk about "top-notch!) Wow-zers!!! We are so luuuuucky!!!!

So, I chose "Liquorice" (sleek velvety black) as my "All-In-One" paint coverage; and to go with it, "Pocket Watch" (gold)! It's for that black velvet look with a touch of bold-gold-bling. The combo is simply "classic".
Like "Bond" classic.
(Bond; James Bond.)

Let's check out what I had to work with.
Yee-up. A broken table.


Oh, it's one of those repair jobs again. ( meh!) It wouldn't be my life if it wasn't.
The free insects were temporarily exciting.
But those curves, and legs...
cat legs..."Mee-ow!"
Which Bond movie was that one from?


I had to glue and clamp before filling in the missing chipped off wood on both sides of the framework where the loose leg was. So it took endless wood filler applications followed by buzzings of sanding after each one. Ten in all.
I think.
I may have lost track after eight.
Separated pieces on the top were filled from underneath and on top to fill gaps. Extra sanding was needed to smooth out the cigarette and... "chemical" burns? Maybe that's what the yucky stuff was. It was gross.


That was fun. Or not.
I even used a blow dryer at one point to hurry the wood filling process. (No, it does not work. It cracks and you just need to fill again. Don't bother trying it. Really.
Really, really!)

But I couldn't wait to get started with that gold. Of course while "Goldfinger" lyrics went through my mind... "Mr. Goooold-Fing-gaaah"... all I wanted to do was get to painting!


Gah!!!! I blew away the dust and started wiping up so fast that I was shaking!
Finally! Paint and sparkles!!!


Now, I kind of wish I did the whole thing gold. With velvet touches.
Eh, next time.

I painted with the Liquorice first. Then, the top router off trim and all of the carvings were carefully painted with Pocket Watch. Finally, the entire table got one coat of Country Chic Paint's "Tough Coat".


Whiiiiiit-wheeeew! Pretty legs!


Dainty feet, with raised heels, dressed in gold.


Now I'm going to be brutally honest.
I added big diamond shaped rhinestones into those three upper carvings on the legs. I thought "earrings"= "more bling"... and I always stay true to the contest theme! This one is "Bling".
Guess what.
It looked cheesy.
Fake. Way too... not good. Well, I certainly don't have any real diamonds laying around!
So I removed those stones and fixed up the little spots with the gold again.
Much better.


I also ordered diamond cut "crystal knobs" for the front to make a fake drawer front.
Again.
Not good.
Less is more.


Soooo.... while I named this table as she is...  "Ms. Black Velvet"...


let's just get back to the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest deets!



Our May Sponsor is 
Country Chic Paint is a beautiful furniture and home decor paint specifically designed for DIYers with a love for refinishing. This fabulous paint is eco-friendly and contains no harmful solvents. You can use it with your bare hands and no mask needed.

This month, the theme is "Bling Bling".

The contest hosts are 
Evey at Evey's Creations and Stacy at Anastasia Vintage 

Disclosure:
Sponsored by Country Chic Paint with painting supplies to create this project, all opinions and statements are entirely my own.

Wish me luck! 

Homemade and Handcrafted No. 26

Every Wednesday 6 a.m. - Sunday 11:30 p.m.
Welcome to the Homemade and Handcrafted link up!

Boy did this week fly by! We have a family member that fell very dangerously ill which sent him to ICU until today. He is now stabilized and moved to a room for more care. He is doing so much better. Thank goodness! We've been busy with back and forth that I lost track of time and almost forgot the party and other blogging details. 

News this week is a wonderful giveaway! Check out the post "Country Living Fair 2016" at Rhinebeck, NY here! If you can't make it, maybe someone you know who lives nearby can? Please do share it for me... pretty please! 


Memorial Day weekend is finally here! Let summer begin, right? We don't have any special plans will most likely visit "pops" at the hospital or at home if he gets well enough. Do you have any special plans this weekend? 

In the meantime, let's see your links! 

Feel free to share your posts (new or old ones). We love seeing what you've been up to! Share your crafts, recipes, DIY, and inspirations! We love to visit other parties and enter giveaways; so you can link those up too!

Let's check out the top viewed favorites from last week! 

by Olives & Okra


by Love of Home


by Sarah Celebrates


by Across the Blvd.


by The Navage Patch


Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your creations and ideas!


Friday, May 20, 2016

Pinbellish Pinning Party No. 38


Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration

We'd like to warmly welcome Millie to our little pinning celebration! Millie is from 2CH and has joined our co-host line up. If you usually link up with Gina, and found your way to one of the other co-hosts blogs this week, don't worry! Gina will be back soon!

Happy Pinning!

Pin Trivia of the Week: 


T-Pins

These pins have a unique, smooth T-Bar head for easy removal. The nickel-plated steel T-Pin with a sharp point makes it easy to push through thick sheaves of paper. They are used extensively in the financial and banking industries.
Used often for crafting and sewing. They are great for pinning subject items to foam, dress forms, etc.

Link-up rules & Guidelines

  1. Link to your pinterest pin (not your blog - only links to pins get featured)
    Your links should look like this: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/365565694733863368/
  2. Add up to 7 pins old or new (one for each day of the week!)
  3. Repin 2 pins for every link you add
  4. Follow your hosts on your favourite social media platform
At Pinbellish Pin Party please repin pins in Pinterest to promote Pinterest prioritising your pins to purfylle your Pinterest pinning pleasure. 

Meet & Follow Your Hosts


Stella : Purfylle | Google+  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest  |  Instagram  |  Facebook  
Sarah : Sarah Celebrates | Google+  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest  |  Instagram  |  Facebook  

Gina : Gina's Craft Corner | Google+  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest  |  Facebook




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Features



Follow Purfylle's board Pinbellish Features on Pinterest.

Remember, if you ever miss a party you can check the Features Board to see if you've been featured in the past.


 Featured? Display your talent!





Remember to link your Pin URL not your blog post for your chance to be featured. Every pin automatically goes in the running for the PIN AWARDS.



InLinkz | view linkup


Disclosures: By submitting a link to the Pinbellish Link Up you are giving the party hosts permission to feature your image on our blogs, across social media and future round up posts.  Pinbellish hosts respect you and your work; everything will be properly linked back to you and credit given where credit is due.