Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mrs. Reinsel’s

 My grandfather and grandmother rented the upper floor of the most beautiful older Victorian home...
My grandmother died before I was born...
But...
My grandfather lived there until he retired...
I spent many years visiting him there...
The house had a huge wrap-around porch...
Where I was allowed to play...
The porch swing was my favorite...
As you entered the home,
You walked into a small, yet  dignified foyer with a gorgeous winding staircase....
A back staircase  brought you into the kitchen...

Mrs. Reinsel owned the home...
She was the epitome of grace...
Stately, elegant, and gracious...
So...
When I saw this piece of furniture....
I envisioned Mrs. Reinsel...

It's character is stately...
But...
Needed help on elegant....

Actually...
Left in its original condition...
It reminds me of my grandfather...
Common...Bold...Upright...

I chose to blend the two...

Keeping the hardware...
And...
Painting the piece a medium grey...
I mixed Caromal Colours Reclaim Pebble and Off-White...
Brought Elegance and Simplicity together...

This piece of furniture...
Like my grandfather and Mrs. Reinsel...
Got better with age...

Characteristics we all should model...
Brought together...

Gracious...
Yet...
Forthright...

Common...
And...
Stately...

Simple...
But...
Elegant

 

Blessings, Becky

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Coffee Table???

 When my husband and I started to accumulate furniture,
when we were first married...
We began looking for unusual old pieces...
And...
Our coffee table was one of our first purchases...
We fell in love with it immediately..
A make-shift chicken incubator...

We bought it not thinking...coffee table...
But...
Why not?
The side still has the kerosene heating element...

It is lined with galvanized to keep the eggs warm...

The top looks like an old door...

Through the years...
It has been sat on...drawn on...feet upon...

So...
When I saw this unusual kindergarten table...
The legs...the desk area...

I thought about my chicken incubator...
A family could use it...

To sit on...Draw on...Feet upon...

Blessings, Becky

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New…Old…Friends

 For the past 25 years,
We have traveled to the beach...

The same beach...
We began vacationing here with my folks,
And...
Have continued to go to the same place...
A home away from home...
Now...
Our grand-daughter goes with us...
And, this year...
She brought a familiar old friend...

Meet Flat Stanley...
For those of you unfamiliar with Flat....
Let me introduce him to you...

Flat Stanley is a Book about a boy who got flattened by a bulletin board..
Flat Stanley wanted to go on a trip, 
So...
His family folded him up and mailed him to California...
Well..
Flat Stanley didn't go to California this time...
But..
He got to go to Swimming.. the Beach...and found time for a nap...

                       

My grand-daughter has a friend,
whose class is collecting Post Cards postmarked from every state...
So...
We mailed cards from Tennessee and Alabama...
Back home,,,
Friends of A Corner Cottage come in for those Post Cards
To send to their out of state 5-7 year olds...
We don't have Post Cards...
But...
We have Brad Cook...
A local artist who paints the local historical (Memory) sites....

                                      

Oh, my...
When some child in California, Pennsylvania,?????
Receives one of these for their Flat Stanley....
There will always be a great story to tell....
                                         Blessings, Becky
 


 

 

 

Lovely Lady

This week I shared how to make Jeweled Furniture Knobs...

www.fromgentogen.com/jewelry-knobs

I finished a dresser with some....

The dresser was pretty rugged...

But...
The knobs were like putting on your jewelry when you get dressed...

 

Which earrings to wear???

They accessorized well...

Have a Blessed Spring Week...

                             Blessings, Becky

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Jewelry Knobs

When Peggy, owner of A Corner Cottage,
and I go to the Atlanta Gift Mart ,
we go in different directions.
Meet...
And...
Then compare ideas ...
The last day, Peggy was diligently writing notes and orders,
When...
Lovely Lady sat down specifically to talk to Peggy...
Peggy did not know her...
We had seen Lovely Lady walking through  similar showrooms...
However...
Being consumed in her own creative world...
As most buyers are...
Peggy wasn't expecting Lovely Lady
to approach her...
Lovely Lady simply just wanted to pick Peggy's brain...
Peggy has a wonderful brain to pick...
And...
Is so willing to share her thoughts with others...
Lovely Lady was from California...
And...
Also, painted furniture...
She wanted to know a source for furniture knobs...
Peggy gladly obliged...
And..
Then asked Lovely Lady what she used for her knobs on her furniture...
Lovely Lady said that she used Jewelry...
So...
I am just now trying this wonderful idea from Lovely Lady...
Thank you, Lovely Lady...
I just never got your name...

I found some unused porcelain knobs in the barn...

Some jewels..

My all time favorite E-6000 glue...

My jeweled furniture knobs...
I am working on a piece of furniture that I intend to put some of these on....
Hopefully, it will be done this week...
                                Blessings, Becky

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