Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Having an adventure away from home can be fun & rewarding but Dorothy was right "there's no place like home!"
My first little grand-chick in a nest of ticking pillows. Cheep, cheep! How sweet. See more at www.bethandcompany.blogspot.com/ HAPPY SPRING!!!
Monday, April 21, 2008
I love the shades of turqouise found in these old marbles.
Look at these pretties! Vintage hem tape, bird postcards, old linen needlework and egg'shaped soaps. Below, paper roses made out of old patterns. If you'd like to know how to make these I can post the info.....
I found this chippy chandelier at The Backdoor, in Ruidosa, NM. Very nice. I like the way the crystals are hung with wire.
Great harlequin floor pattern. The scale was 9' x 3'. Very cool!
Have a great day!
Friday, April 18, 2008
They bought the cutest 1930's cottage, fully remolded with all the bells and whistles. Lately,with spring in the air, Cassi has made a few changes to the exterior of their home. A little landscaping, an iron flower box and blooming pots at the front door can really make a difference. I had the pleasure of helping Cassi several afternoons. We cleaned out existing flowerbeds, made two new ones using vintage bricks and transplanted liriope. At the end of each work day we stood at the curb, delighted and amazed.
Last week, we primed( B. Moore's alklyd-base Fresh Start), painted and stained the front door and made another important discovery...the powerful impact of 'right' colors. The door which had been' brick red' was given 2 coats of Benjamin Moore's Forest Valley and several hours later Minwax Stain and Seal, Dark Walnut, quickly brushed on & wiped off. The effect was lovely. The door color tied everything together....... roof, trim, porch, landscape etc. Quite charming!
After the fact, Cassi and Aaron were watching HGTV's Curb Appeal, where they commented that the single most dramatic change to your homes exterior can be achieved by changing the color of the front door. What do you think?
There is no place like home!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Our project that evening was to cover a wooden heart with pottery shards to create a Mother's Day gift. Each of us thought of a sentiment to express with tiny letter beads.
This one says, 'Even if she weren't my mom I'd go out of my way to be her friend'. (see curly girl's design site for more sweet verbage...she has the cutest cards!)
So with hammer and snips, we broke and glued and talked and laughed! It was alot of fun! As you can see...
*NOTE TO SELF: next time provide snacks!
Here are our hearts at the end of the evening.
We let them dry for a few days and then got back together the next week to fill in the spaces with sanded tile grout. They turned out so cute. Don't you agree? I know our Mothers will like them!
The H.U.G's are already wondering what we'll make next. Do you have any suggestions?
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
....... ANYWAY as you can imagine, when I just now checked on my 'new-born' blog like I do every morning, a HUGE SURPRISE was waiting for me!!! I don't know what to think! I don't know how to explain it, but my blog has been healed!!!
That's right! The awkward 8" space between the title and 1st picture were gone. Completely gone! And not only that, the duplicate photos, that I didn't know how to delete, were gone too! There is the remaining issue at the bottom of the entry, with one photo laying on it's side, but 'Hey! Whose perfect!" I suppose some of you might try to convince me that this is the obvious work of the Blogspot Fairy and that she carefully watches over every blog to make certain that everything looks it's best! Others might say my poor little blog was so terribly embarrassed, by all the other lovely blogs surrounding it, that it gathered up every ounce of strength and pulled itself together. But I however, am convinced that my Heavenly Father, who is capable of any and all things, who continuously reveals His love, in 'eye popping', and 'breath catching' ways, did this for me, ....just because He can. I love you back, LORD!
One last possibility comes to my mind!...... Perhaps my sweet daughter, my first-born, who is thoughtful beyond measure, saw 'a need' and in the quiet of the night, thoughtfully helped her momma...like so many times before. I love you too!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
....Hi Lord. I'm sorry for putting you on the spot like this but I know you care about every detail of our lives, even blogging, so I'm asking you, in the name of Jesus, to enlighten me with your wisdom and guide my' button pushing' fingers, that all I do and say will honor you and be helpful to others. I love you!...and I'm thanking you, in advance. Amen.