Monday, January 26, 2015

Tiny herb garden…

A fountain
That had been duly retired
found a new job this weekend.
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oregano
It will be my new kitchen herb planter…Cuz I love cooking with fresh herbs
and hate spending $2.50 for a little packet.
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So much for retirement, dear fountain.
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In other news…..
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I truly don’t…
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I don’t remember planting this….
oy.
 
As many....I am tending to spend more of my time on Instagram and pinterest
Join me!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Mark the date….2015!

I happen to have a love

for all things

Calendar.

hey it’s a new year….no?

I like to know where I am going…where I have been. And I prefer it on a wall

to a phone.

One that I have….and a couple that I want

you may too…

Linnea makes a beautiful artful calendar that I have been using, and gifting, for years

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It fits in an art frame….and it is always fun to see what month comes next

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except when I forget to change it

for, oh, maybe a month…

Next….is an I want.

a phases of the MOON calendar.

Beautiful in it’s copper screen print on soft paper.

moon

Ain’t she purrrrrty?

Find this lunar baby right here at etsy

And for you kinestheites…..you know who you are

the touchers…the feelers…

A calendar of bubble wrap.

bubbble 

at 40 inches it is long…so find a perfect wall, and pop the days away.

at uncommon goods

Go….get thee a calendar.

if ya want.

no forcing, it’s 2015.

Monday, December 29, 2014

A hiatus, of sorts…

A day goes by

and then a week

and then a few.

Trusting you had a merry Christmas and beautiful holiday…

May the coming year be fruitful.

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and full of Love…

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hope to see you sooner

than later.

~~

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Happy pink…

 

two separate friends on two separate occasions

came over

and thought we were growing

onions….

on our table….

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Maybe we are.

ooops

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Oy…Christmas.

Maybe just me….but the thought of

pulling out Christmas

stuff

Isn’t intriguing this year.

I was all aboard two weeks ago…but petered out.

Did get a Charlie Brown tree decked him out with some

vintage ornaments

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Put him in the kitchen/familyroom

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Paperwhites are reaching…slowly.

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Lulu borrowed some branches from the tree…

In all of her merry-making style

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Happy Merry.

ish.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Everybody needs this…

A darling PINK hairdryer from the 50’s
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Turned into a nifty lamp
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A Charming new store has just blossomed
in our little beach town
Rife with perfectly imperfect  vintage finds…tattered couture….and lots of white.
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~~Romantic Country~~
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all of the hidden gems and goodies
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Owner’s Erin and Mo  have turned The barn that was only opened once a month
to a lovely store front in Miracle Mile
Vero beach
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And you can feel confident
that if you see something you need
It’ll go home with YOU.
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Come find them if you are in town….
or get inspiration if you are not…
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We all deserve a little bit of beauty…no?
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~~~

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wing back chair…undone and redone. Cowboy style.


And… offishully DUN.
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THIS was a wacky re-do. When you find a chair with good bones, and history….
well. You embarrass the Hell out of it
like any good parent
And call it a re-do.
and leave her looking like a shabby slipcover. And pretend that WAS the point all along.
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It started out fairly innocently. $30 clam chair at the Habitat restore. Lee industries
Did’ja know that at Lee, each worker signs their name on the finished product?
Pride in workmanship.
Also….Helps in cussing them out by name.
BUTCH…I am talking to you, man.
I mean great hand tied springs…Down cushion…
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But…Butch…Ya went  all wacky with the staple gun….which made it particularly hard to remove the half a trillion staples. And metal stuff I am sure there is a better name That I had plans to re-use.
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Butch and his tribe were called a few choice words.
Gotta blame someone….and, hey, they put their names out there.
My re-use plans did not work so well
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{^ not so straight.}
So... I had to make my own out of cardboard in our recycling bin.
don’t laugh.
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Guarantee ya….Butch never did THIS.
Ok…granted, It didn’t help that my tools included hemostats, salad servers and a regular staple remover
Cowboy reupholstering.
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I did have a couple of other well worn and loved tools
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…and 37 cents. Don’t ask. I have no clue.
But i had help….Mega Help
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86 year old Grandma B at the helm….sharpening the scissors. old school style.
These are the hands that taught me how to sew…helped me reupholster and slipcover
and screw oh so many things up through the years.
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Everyone needs a partner in crime like Grandma B.  Just the best   :)
although I think I caught her roll her eyes at the fabric choice.
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I used the Serena and Lily five buck fabric…
and then an old swiss army blanket I had hanging around up to no good
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I had fun slapping the tag back on…I dunno…
maybe it involved a tad of spite.
 
Cuz….she weren’t lookin so pretty.
 
But a full day and a half    BUTCH!    later….I called it a day.
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And added our names to Cindy,Ramona,eblluh,Stan, Butch and Inspector EJ.
Ha….Take THAT!
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Maybe the best part….
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HE doesn’t fit on it.
Love him to pieces, but….we have to have ONE thing without black dog hair on it…
no?

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