Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Vintage Halloween

For as long as I can remember,

these characters have been putting the SCARY in my Halloween...

The story is my mother purchased them the year I was born 1963.

That makes them 50-years-old, and I think they have earned the title of vintage.

(Does that make me vintage too??? Scary thought)

Those gnarled old hand have been stirring that pot forever! 

I always felt a little better if the hall light was on when I had to walk by the goblin hiding in the tree.

Those bats never seem to tire of flying around and causing trouble.

Of course you never knew when this ghost would pop out and say BOO!!

The years have taken a bit of a toll on these old fellows.  A few of the tree branches have broken, and there are a few casualties from the days of Scotch Tape.

Even though today's Blue Tape is pretty safe, I hung these decorations on my chicken wire chalk board with some cute paper clips.

 I hope that will make them last another generation.

So, from all of us to all of you.....


Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

An Outward Expression

Just a few years ago, a whole bunch of metal sculptures showed up here on main street.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hanging on to Summer

Ahhhh, those last days of summer......

I'm savoring each and every one. 

This has been the first summer to really enjoy our new front porch addition.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I Can't Stop!

I'm finding it impossibly hard these days to keep the lid on the can of ASCP in Paris Grey that I bought a few weeks ago. 

It started innocently enough with this project

                                    and then it moved over to this project,

                                                                          and now look what has happened.  

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mini Makeover

You've got to be really careful when you open up a can of that Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

It just gets all over everything.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Another One Bites the Dust

If you've hung around on my blog for a while you may remember the love affair I have with orchids.

You can read all about this one-sided relationship here.
I go over in detail everything I have tried to get them to thrive.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tabletop Tweak

Have you given up on me??

I wouldn't blame you a bit.

It seems that my list of things I GOTTA do has really taken over the list of things I WANNA do.

But today the gotta dos are taking a back seat.  I just can't take another BLOGLESS day.

I just did something for the very first time.  Something to this unsuspecting coffee table.

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Wedding Brunch

One of the most fun things about having a morning wedding is following it up with a warm winter brunch.