Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
There are so many fun things to do. Friday evening is a cookout and our group is sponsoring an Ice Cream Social. There is also a Scavenger Hunt. Saturday morning brings a get acquainted stroll through DeFuniak Springs historic district. A Refloxology and Massage Classes - hands-on demo and instruction on hound massage. In the afternoon there will be PawCasso prints - art for you and your greyhound, Easter Egg Hunt - lots of eggs with lots of goodies for humans and hounds. There will also be a Wine tasting and tour of the Chautauqua Winery in DeFuniak Springs and dinner, followed by the Greyhound Pets of America/Emerald Coast Chapter Fabulous Fashion Show. The events Friday and Saturday are right at the hotel, so you don't even have to leave.
Sunday's events are at Ebro Greyhound Park, Ebro, FL. There will be vendors, raffles, live auction, games, solo sprint on the track, senior stroll, nail trimming, Barks a Million (books and baked goodies) . Then the long drive back home. Sadie and Boris both used to race at Ebro, so it will be fun to see their reaction to the surroundings. I'm sure I will have lots to post about when I get back!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
On the shelf above, I have an old Dutch Cleanser crate. There is an old iron, a container with some "Shinola", some old clothespins and a couple of other bottles. But my favorite is the bottle with the sprinkle top. I remember when my mom used to have one of these. She would use it on my dad's work shirts. She would sprinkle them with some water and then roll them up and put them in the refrigerator drawer. I never did figure that one out.
At the shop where I work, we carry these great cards from a company called Of Purpose and Spirit. This lady takes these great primitive photographs and makes cards from them. These 2 are from a cabin scene. The top one has a prairie dress, an old quilt and a basket of wool. The bottom one has a rope line with some linens drying on it.
I found this in some junk that I had. Don't even remember where I got it from. I finally figured out a way to hang it up. I used one of those plate hangers. It appears to have been bolted to something, my guess is an old wash tub. I am tryint to figure out how to get some good pictures of the entire room. Maybe later. That's my Laundry Room! Even though I have a great room, I still hate laundry!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I made this rack from old clothespins and an old piece of wood. It came out of my neighbors house, it used to be under the plaster. I think it is called lathe??? Anyway, I thought it would serve as a place to hang up the sock that is missing its mate. Of course, it may never be found. But darn it when I do, I will know where the other one is.
My collection of stretchers. I had the glove forms for a long time, but have been adding to my collection for a couple of months.
Next to my rack with the stretchers on it is my coat rack. Well, I use it mostly for leashes and muzzles. Plus it has a chalk board for reminders. Right by the back door.
This wall has a couple of wash boards that were my husband's great grandmothers. The clock is an old clock that I had that I revamped. I will show you the up close in the next post. I better get ready for work. Have a good day!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
I purchased one like this, it is a Castle Spire. It is supposed to grow about 8-10 feet and grow in a pyramid shape. Of course, it is small right now. I just have to figure out the right spot to put it.
I think I am going to purchase some of the Blue Princess in the front of the house. I also have to find a spot for the "male" bush. This is where I get confused. Does anyone know if they male bushes have to be the same variety? Any advice or tips, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I like the way it looks against the log walls and especially against the Hancock Grey (Benjamin Moore) walls. I opened the doors to show you my sheep collection.This is a sheep mold that I got at the World Wide Mission Shop for $2.00. Here are a couple of my restaurant creamers. At Christmas I put bottle brush trees in them and put them on my window sill.The next shelf I have some sheep that we make at the shop where I work, The Heart of Newburgh. We used to wholesale these to shops, but we gave that up several years ago. They are made from plaster and paper mache and we used vintage chocolate molds. I painted these myself.
On the bottom shelf, I have some reproduction german sheep. I still need to add a black sheep to my family. I need to either move the cordless phone/answering machine or come up with something creative to hide it. I need to add a few more accessories on the top. Any ideas? I would love to hear them.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Heard of a tisket a tasket, well this is a Daisy in a basket. My daughter's cat, what a mess. This one of her favorite spots to nap!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
My daughter was nick-named Doodlebug when she was a little girl. She also had a liking for lady bugs and has collected them for most of her life. Even though we re-did her bathroom in a parisian theme, we painted ivory over the green paint to go better with her re-do. It is kind of tucked back in the corner above the toilet. Someday, I will make it a little more primitive, unless she takes it with her when she moves out. I think that will be a while, since she has a couple more years of college. Cheers!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I tried it on a painted cabinet of mine that had a few spots where some bug spray had taken off the finish. It took them off and made the cabinet look a little better.
Friday, March 6, 2009
I used a piece of ribbon about 12 inches long. I also found these cute theme packages of charms by Blue Moon at Michaels. On the ends of the ribbon I used ribbon clamps, also purchased at Michaels. There are different sizes of ribbon clamps to fit different widths of ribbon. My second bookmark will be made with the charms that are a sewing theme for my oldest daughter. Darn it, I forgot about myself!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
My first deal is this little kids sewing machine. It is a replica of an old machine, brand new in the box and was only $8.00. I have been looking for antique toy machines for my sewing room, but those prices were scary. So I thought this would be a good start. It even has a little foot peddle. So cute!
My next find was this little chest. I think it used to be a larger dresser at one time. But for $10.00, I am going to put some legs on it and use it for something clever. Not sure what color to paint it though. I seem to be painting things black these days, but I am going to try a different color, I think. Anyway, those are my thrifty finds! Enjoy! I don't know when I will get this painted, I have set some other goals of things to finish first!