Monday, February 22, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I finally got to my crafts that I have been wanting to put on my selling blog for quite awhile. Projects, such as the one in my last post, has kept me from getting to my sale items. I have marked down most of my items and will continue to put things on the next few days. Just keep checking back. Check all the pages. If you are interested just email me @ email@example.com . Above is one of the items for sale.
To all The Masterpiece Theatre Friends. So did you watch "Emma?" What did you think? On my PBS station they recently aired "Sense and Sensibility." Did anyone get to see that? I have seen that before. I would highly recommend that one also. Valentines Day is approaching fast. What better way to put you in the mood.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I have been enjoying reading about everyone's creativity and seeing their projects. I have started a room that needs wallpaper stripped. Not finished with that yet. The latest events in the world ; Haiti, has caught my attention. I have been spending time with friends and enjoying dinners with them. Playing Wii with family and friends, and exercising some muscles that have also hibernated for the winter . Since turning 50 this past year, I find my body is changing greatly. The mattress on the bed is not as accomodating as it once was. A tempur -pedic is catching my eye & hopefully my back soon. Does anyone out there have one of these mattresses? Really seriously considering buying one or the matress pad, as our bed is not that old.
Just wondering if there are some "Masterpiece Classic Theater" fans out there. Did anyone watched "Return to Cranford"? A movie about a romantic little town and the lives of the people in it. It really started last year with "Cranford", with Dame Judi Dench. Highly recommend it. This Sunday , will be Jane Austins, "Emma." I will be tuned in.
The pictures are just a few vignettes around my house. The cabins, we made several years ago. Below are some of my old collections. They are old and kinda rusty, love them very much.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I am sure most of you have had snow and the freezing temps. As of this writing it is 16 outside. Thank GOD for the heat and fireplace.
We moved in this house almost 2 years ago with our son and his wife. They have since moved on and so the renovations continue for us. In 2010, I shall be looking for certain pieces to put in this house. Looking at the center of my kitchen ; I am longing for an old table that I can put wheels on and a butcher block top that will move around with me. During the holidays, I needed to get some baskets off the floors. I was one of those Longaberger collectors, who have more than I need of baskets. My husband & I made the little ladder when we done wholesale, so it took care of some of them. Any ideas would be appreciated for some of the bigger ones I cannot hang.
Since my son and daughter-in -law moved out, I need to get this wallpaper down off a bedroom wall. You can see the yucky yellow paint underneath and the cracks which will have to be patched in the wall. When it is done this will be another room to decorate. Yesterday, I got my fabric softner and vinegar to spray, to start this week. Then I will paint some nuetral color. We have to get a new bed and all the fixins to make the room.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
For the longest time, I have wanted homespun curtains for my dining room looking for that right color & pattern. My husband had a business meeting in a distant town that I knew carried homespun curtains. Much to my surprise , that day before leaving that town, he ask me if I wanted him to stop and see what they had. I said," Sure". He pretty much knows my taste and he knew the mustard/black/tan/red color I was looking for. He got there and saw them immediately. He knew he was in trouble , especially when he saw the price tag. He called me and bless his heart, even had the salesman get on the phone to describe them to me. They sounded perfect. The salesman said that we could bring them back if I did not like them. I fell in love with them , when he brought them home. They matched the dining room perfectly and the furniture. I also had the yearly cookie baking event with my family. This year I made 10 1/2 dozen gingerbread cookies. I had the younger ones helping me decorate & a future brother-in-law helping me cut them out. Just to show you a bit of the pile below. It was a lot of fun, even though we had 1 oven & 7 families making things.
This is another pic of my curtains. For those who ask in the last post about my Santa's being salt glazed? They are. I have had them for many years. The Santa with the star, is a bell. Thanks for asking.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
We got a Nintendo Wii this past weekend. We already have put it to use. I am finding some muscles that have not been used in a while. It is a good family game. We have had a lot of fun with it already and I know that we will continue to.
I thought I would show you a few of my decorations. Favorite things that I have collected over the years. A lot of things I have made, just as most families do, so come on in my backdoor.......
One of my handpainted Santa's and the reindeer my dad made me years ago.
An old child's spoon with Rudolph at the top...
These are a couple more of my handpainted Santa's in the kitchen.....
Star garland that is around my kitchen windows.
A few of my collectibles from flea markets
These little angels hang from my garland in the living room stairway...
My angel tree topper collected from flea markets years ago...
The ornaments on our tree were collected over many years. You may recognize some of them from your childhood. Shiny Brites are on there among others. Old mercury glass ornaments. I took some upclose pictures to show you some of my favorite ones. They are like dear old friends that you see once a year.
When I had a gift shop, a friend made many styles of this rabbit. They became local collectibles to my customers. They were known as Bekka Bunnies. This is a little ice skater with a tree.