Monthly Archives: February 2012

Blah Busters

I Hate February..
 Every year I think it will be different...
This year is another Ucky February....


We have come out of Christmas...
Anticipation of a New Year has past...
Spring has Not Sprung...
Sad things happen in my February....
The only saving Grace is that it is a short month...
Oh, No....
Not this year...
It's Leap Year....

One of my best friends loves (hates) this month, too...
So...
Over the Past (???????) years
I send a
FEBRUARY IS OVER!!!!!
package....
Of course, I have been thinking about what to send..
Considering, the month is almost over...
What special something, to lose the February BlaHs!!!
The weather has been so crazy here...
The flowers are confused...

Poor Darlings...
The snow will kill them...
Even Puxatony Phil  said stay in the ground...
So...
An early, early Spring gift is in order....

We received some willow wall baskets at the shop
acornercottage.net/

They even looked a little out of place...
Pussy Willow blooms were wound in the willow...

And...
I even think they had the February Blahs...
The Brown was OK....
But...
What better way to get rid of those Drabs???

Bring out the Paint...

                            

The Process was a challenge...
Yet, Well worth going through....
Kind of like February...
(I digress)
I watered down the paint, thinking it would absorb and allow the natural willow to show through...
Not so easy...
The willow had a protective covering that  resisted water....
After I totally covered the basket in the glaze,
I then took full strength paint and painted over the glaze... 

Dry brushing brought out the look I wanted...

I hope this will be a reminder of the Spring that is coming 
And
The Winter that will soon be behind.....

                          Blessings, Becky

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Antimacassar

For fifty-eight years, I have sat on the same sofa… It belonged to my grandfather… Covered in dark maroon fabric made of horse hair…. Scratchy??? You betcha….. Memorable…. Yep…. My Mom brought it to her house after my grandfather died… Where it still sits… At my grandfather’s, the sofa was protected with Antimacassar.. Crochet arm chair covers and matching headrest…. My mother re-upholstered the sofa…. Much softer….. When I came across this beautiful crochet headrest…. It reminded me of the sofa… What could I do with it???? I have had slipcovers from Target and thought…hmmmmm www.target.com/s Will it last another ????? Blessings . . . . Becky  

Antimacassar

For fifty-eight years, I have sat on the same sofa...
It belonged to my grandfather...
Covered in dark maroon fabric made of horse hair....
Scratchy???
You betcha.....
Memorable....
Yep....
My Mom brought it to her house after my grandfather died...
Where it still sits...



At my grandfather's, the sofa was protected with Antimacassar..
Crochet arm chair covers and matching headrest....

My mother re-upholstered the sofa....
Much softer.....
When I came across this beautiful crochet headrest.... 
It reminded me of the sofa...

What could I do with it????

I have had slipcovers from Target and thought...hmmmmm
www.target.com/s

Will it last for another???????

                                        Blessings....Becky

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Lead-Glass Windows

 When my husband and I were first married,
we lived in the home where my father was born...

Literally, overnight the home became too small.
God gifted us with two beautiful baby girls...
And...
We immediately built a larger home on the homestead.

These lead-glass windows were built into the dining room at my grandfather's..
They were salvaged windows...
My husband took the glass out of the doors...
Not knowing where we would put them in our new home.
My husband is in sales and would hop in and out of Antique Shoppes in his travels...
He came across this...

We think it was in a drug-store..,
And later in a Pub...
Sliding glass doors covered the front...
It did not look like this AT ALL....
Sorry,
We don't have any Before Pictures...
We have had the piece for twenty-five years..
And...
 Probably didn't own a camera then...
I know we did not have a computer...

My husband lovingly re-finished the piece..
Had Door-frames built for the panels..
And
Hung the Doors on the front of my now China Cabinet...

The piece was moved into the house before the completion of the house...
The floors were finished around it...
When we lost our home in a tornado...

www.fromgentogen.com/muchlove

All of this survived...
Was moved out and back  again...
Not a crack in the glass...
If only they could speak their own stories....
                                        Blessings, Becky

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Star Light

 

When I was a kid, my bed was under my window in my bedroom..
If I couldn't get to sleep, I would look outside,
getting lost in my thoughts.
In the dusk of the evening,
the moon would draw me to the serenity of the night.

The owner of A Corner Cottage,acornercottage.net/ ,
and I were re-decorating the shop...
after the Christmas rush,
when we were brain-storming...
We could use this neat Large Window...
Where????
Why not over our old portable bed????

Perfect!!!!

We anchored it on the wall with L Brackets
and
Let it sit on the shelf, using wire to help keep it parallel to the bed...

We were able to hang a chandelier from the window...
Just like Stars...

But...
The Best...
From the bed it looked just like the moon....
Lost in my thoughts...

                                                   Blessings, Becky

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