Creatively Tuesday #18

I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who stops by and links up with me each week!  You are all such a blessing to me and I LOVE seeing every one’s creativity!

This past week has been a whirlwind!

First of all, I hit 500 Facebook Fans on Wednesday.  I decided to post a giveaway and a tutorial to my original Something Old, Something New post.  Here is Something Old, Something New: Part 2
I was not prepared for the response these little drawers created!  I was overwhelmed when I opened up my email the next morning to see over 60 emails!!

Hidden in those emails was an email from the owner of the store where my furniture is in Fredericksburg. Their store was closing down and I had until January 31st to pick up my furniture.  So, on Saturday, we made the drive out to Fredericksburg….

I shared my feelings over this in Closing Doors.

I redecorated my mantle for winter

Finally, I shared my FOLK Journal Entry #4 and my kitchen in the beginning of my Home Tour.

I’m super excited to see what you’ve been working on, but first, let’s see who our Creative Geniuses are this week!
Please show these blogs some love by checking out these fabulous features, and should you decide to Pin any of these, please go their site first and pin away!

Valentine LOVE…

I love this.. it’s simple and sweet.  This Valentine’s Day Door Decor is from Lilacs & Longhorns.  Her blog is super cute, so take a minute to stop by and tell Julie hi!

How adorable is this Valentine’s Display from Blooming Homestead?  And that wreath… LOVE!!  Marie gives an easy tutorial on how to make her rose wreath.  Soooo sweet!!!

Check out these adorable little Love Birds from The Enchanting Rose!

Food LOVE…

This Cheesy Vegetable Chowder from The Pin Junkie looks delish!!   There’s nothing like warm soup or chowder when it’s cold outside.

Anything with bacon in it has to be wonderful… right?

I love casseroles, and this one from Jo and Sue looks amazing!

Craft Love…

Wow… I’m speechless…
Railroad Crossing sign
How neat-o is this Rustic Railroad sign by Made in a Day?  AWESOME!!

Have you made a Smash Book yet?

As a past teacher, I wish I had made these with my students!  What a great writing activity!  This is a neat DIY Smash Book by The NO Drama Mama.

Furniture Love…

Another gorgeous furniture redo by the talented Allison of The Golden Sycamore

Finally…The Queen of It All…

The link with the most views is this crate redo by Renew, Create, Restore..
Oh, how I love crates!!  I’m guessing you do too!


You all are GREAT!!!!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated!  I love watching this party grow!

If you were featured, you can grab a sweet little button:


Let’s get on with the PARTY!

Here are a few rules to follow:

Link up your creations! Sewing, crafting, cooking, tips, photography, tablescapes, parties, scrapbooking, stories…it all works. Please save your items for sell, your giveaways and your own parties for those specific blog parties. You’re the best!

1. Become a follower of The Rustic Pig.
If you are so inclined to do so, become one of my “Favorite Likers” on Facebook too!

2. Link directly to your post and not just to your blog.

3. Grab The Rustic Pig Party Button from the sidebar ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>
or even just my link www.therusticpig.com and link back to the The Rustic Pig. (Yes, it can be a little time-consuming, but it’s the sweet blogger thing to do!) This is a MUST in order to be featured!

4. Please visit other participants and leave them some comment love. Comment, comment, comment!!!

I reserve the right to remove posts that are not in keeping with the spirit of The Rustic Pig including but not limited to those that link to your shop, your giveaway or your linky party, and those that do not link back to The Rustic Pig. Thanks for playing fair!!

Time to PAR-TAY!!


My name is Claire and I am behind the blog... The Rustic Pig. I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and I just might be addicted to Craigslist. I love to buy antiques, paint them, and give them a chance to be loved again! Please feel free to pull up a chair and stay for a while. If you ask a question or leave a comment, I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!


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Texas gal, wife, mother to 2 boys, author behind the blog The Rustic Pig, business owner, antique lover, and Christ follower!

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  1. I love your upcycled dresser drawers! LOVE THEM! Great features! The Love Birds from The Enchanting Rose are so adorable! Thank you so much for hosting! I hope you have a wonderful week!

  2. Thanks for hosting. I loved looking through the features. Your repurposed dresser drawers are gorgeous. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  3. Wow, I’m blown away Claire that with all of the super projects, my little crate I found in the garbage and that was my first blog post ever, had the most views! Thank you so much for making my day, I’m super excited 🙂

    I love your drawers, such a clever use. I’m off to link my Valentines craft – thank you so much for hosting.


  4. Thank you for featuring our single serving bacon potato casserole 🙂 Hope you have a great week!

  5. Hi Claire,

    Thanks for the sweet feature 🙂 I loved looking at all of your projects – you are amazing!
    Thanks for hosting!


  6. Thank you so much for hosting a fun party! Glad to be here today!

  7. Claire, you are awesome for hosting all of us! The features here are just phenomenal!

  8. Claire thanx so much for hosting!

  9. Thank you so much for hosting, Claire! I would for you to join me at my party! Have a wonderful week, sweet lady!! 🙂


  10. I am happy to be linking here this week, thanks so much for this wonderful party. Happy Monday!{Hugs}

  11. Great features Claire! Thanks for the party.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  12. Thanks so much for hosting. I’ve been so, so busy that I feel like I’ve kinda been out of the loop! I guess that’s a good thing but I’ve been missing the parties! Blessings ~ Judy

  13. Thank you so much for featuring my Smash Book!

  14. thanks for hosting

  15. Thanks so much for the feature and the shout out for my blog — you’re awesome! 🙂 Can’t wait to browse all of the great link-ups this week!

  16. Thak you so much for hosting!!!
    Have a great week!
    Lorena from Madrid

  17. I love crates and that one is beautiful! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  18. Thank you so much for hosting. I hope you have a wonderful week!

  19. Thanks so much for hosting! 🙂

  20. Thanks so much for the feature! Love the drawers!

  21. Thank you so much for featuring my Railroad Sign! Nice surprise today!

  22. Claire, I love those drawers too! I need one for all the extra pillows in my living room. Such a great idea!

    Thanks for hosting once again. I love all your pics for the week.

    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

  23. Thanks for featuring my Cheesy Vegetable Chowder! You really made my day!


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