Sunday, November 16, 2014

28 Things

1. I feel like I've been hit by a truck.

2. I have not been hit by a truck.

3. First I was busy. Then I was tired. Now I'm just lazy.

4. Because I feel like I've been hit by a truck.

5. I've decided that tomorrow I'm going to be better.

6. For the last couple of weeks I have been helping Becky - the owner at Vera's Daughter, where I sell my furniture - get the store ready for Christmas.

7. When you're decorating a shop for Christmas you don't feel like blogging when you get home.

8. I have decided that everyone should use crinolines for their Christmas tree skirts.

9. Isn't it adorable?

10. There are not many things more warm and inviting than Christmas vignettes.

11. If I didn't feel like I had been hit by a truck I would be decorating my own house for Christmas.

12. I decided to decorate on blogging time this year. 

13. That means Christmas before Thanksgiving.

14. One thing I have gotten done in the last two weeks is the garden.

15. Cleaning out the garden in the fall is on my top ten list of things I hate to do.

16. At least if I put out Christmas decorations I won't have frozen pumpkins and dead flowers competing for attention.

18. I also finally took the daisies out of my front door basket. Thanks goodness. I was getting a little ashamed.

19.  Nothing drastic - just put some fall color in the basket.

20. At least I don't feel like a front door loser every time I drive in the driveway.

21. I've been given a test.

22. This tree.

23. How can it be turned into something attractive - and more my style.

24. Those "limbs" aren't so easy to remove. But I would do it if I had a good idea of what to do.

25. Would you please help me think of something to do?

26. What would you do?

27. Would it be worth the effort?

28. Maybe I should just put it in the road to get hit by a truck!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pine Cone Christmas Trees


I've been busy.

Very busy.

And if I was a famous and/or organized blogger, my posts would be consistent and you would never know that I was busier than usual - because everything would be planned, done, scheduled, ready to go.

But I am not.

Any of the above.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Painted Inlay Dresser

First part of story -

You know those inlay dressers, don't you?

Like this one -
Kinda pretty, huh?

It costs $2,700.00.

I need $2,700.00 for lots of things that take priority over inlay furniture.

It's still pretty cool.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

S'mores Bars

I've been eating these.

Because they taste - well - AMAZING.

I posted them a couple of years ago.

But you didn't make them.

So I'm posting them again.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Buffet in Primer Red and Arles Chalk Paint

Do you know Colorways with Leslie Stocker?

If you want fabulous inspiration for beautiful paint finishes, you should.

She does short posts with a picture of a beautiful finish with a breakdown of the Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan colors needed to achieve the look.

Just seeing the piece broken down into colors makes me feel like I can do it.

So, a while back I saw this.

I was painting a piece for Vera's Daughter and knew that it was the perfect finish for it.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Mantle for Fall

My fall mantles are usually filled with my yearly hydrangea crop. 

I mean, I have to put them somewhere.

Why not on the mantle, where I can see them all the time?

This year there are very few hydrangeas.

That stinks.

But I'm surviving.


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