First of all you must know,
there was a terrible accident in the kitchen...
my girl broke in 3 pieces and as hard as I've tried
I have not been able to put her back together again.
I can't bear to throw any part of her away and am saving them
until I can figure out a way to save her.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!
Sadly for now I have her head in a little urn wearing
a new crown made from a chimney guard.
(yes, I realize that to many that sounds gross or weird,
but I just know that you all understand and I
thank you for that!)
in her former glory...
We had enough sunshine today for me to show you how the barn door counter
has turned out. Right now it is cleared of all of the treasures
that I have been creating with. I have had the metal piece for awhile
now, and dragged it in from the barn to fill with a slew of candles.
a rusty old horseshoe rests on the chippy column
my old eyes thought that this photo turned out much clearer than it actually did,
please adjust your eyes to match my 50 ahem some eyes and
shake away the bluriness!
seriously my favorite creation to date!
and then there is this one, I married a very old cupboard with a
curvy chippy old dresser and it has been in our back entrance
forever, until I decided to move it into the kitchen.
It gives us much needed cupboard space and I thought it was too
cool to be in a hallway that nobody ever saw.
It's huge, that's the refrigerator to the left of it!
(Oliver, the cat, loves to climb to the top and play King of the Kitchen Jungle)
One of my large silver trays hangs from a satin ribbon
and is adorned with a sprig of boxwood.
The side of the cupboard has the beginnings of a utilitarian brush/broom collection...
garage sale season this spring should add a couple to the collection :)
o.k. I know that this is weird but I have to show you the old square head nail
at the bottom of the front of the cupboard,
it stops the door from swinging open too wide and knocking the light
off of the ceiling.
A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!
Sign by Hannah, inspired by one of the best movies ever, The Help,
love it! Hannah and I just watched it again a week ago and I could
watch it again very soon.
(Did I ever tell you that John was in a recent photo shoot for Interview magazine with Emma Stone?)
I really need to update you on his latest escapades.
teaser... right now he is in Tokyo for 2 months!
The bowl of fruit is to try and keep us on the healthy
track that we are now on...
I know that in the post a couple back,
that I got kinda silly about having the flu 3 times and you
probably won't believe it but we got a completely different strain and it
was horrible, and after the flu my back went out.
I know, right?
We were jinxed, quite possibly from my snarkiness about
having the flu so much, so I am serious when I say...
we have been sick enough and I will do whatever it takes
to keep us healthy!!
This little set up on our other counter is one of my natural weapons to date.
I leave it out for all of the germies around here, plus I love how it looks on the pretty platter.
(I couldn't find tops to the little glass jars and so grabbed a couple of the
vintage shooter marbles that I had recently soldered, problem solved.)
The recipe is from pinterest, I've tried to embed it and it didn't work so here is the link...
basically you add 1tblsp. honey, 1 tblsp. organic cider vinegar, 1/4 tsp. cayenne, 1/4 tsp. ginger
and 2 tblsp. water, take 1 tblsp. for cough, mucus, all the fun stuff. It really does quiet a cough
and makes you feel better but I will not tell you that I like the taste!
I am not a spicy kind of girl so the cayenne kicks my butt!
Although it's cleaned off for right now here are some of the creations
that I have recently made while sitting here...
A vintage religious medal encased in a soldered pendant along with some
vintage inspired earrings.
A reconstructed bracelet made into earrings of fresh water pearls and
and another pair earrings, vintage inspired religious medal connectors with fresh water pearls.
The light at the table is wonderful when the sun is shining
and it makes it a perfect place to work.
I have more to share, so as soon as I get
some more great light I will take pictures to show you
all of the fun/work I have been up to!
How about you?
Have you created something out of scraps,
something that makes your heart go pitter patter?
I'd love to hear about it!
WOW, I haven't partied in a very long time!!