Monthly Archives: May 2012

Armoire

When I began fromgentogen I Posted about The Warehouse...
www.fromgentogen.com/american-pickers-storage-wars-hoarders-2

I have been saving one of my finds there...
I just didn't know what color ....
I had so many ideas...
But,
This piece needed the Perfect Colour...

The outside has such a distinctive  character...
But...
The inside makes the piece functional...

I finally mixed a colour...

The detail shows the true colour better...

I am taking the piece to The Old Mill Festival June 2, in Noblesville, Indiana...

See you there...
Blessings, Becky

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Old Mill Festival

Everyone at A Corner Cottage is busy getting prepared for The Old Mill Festival...

 

Here are a few pieces of furniture that I am working on for this event....



I will show you completed furniture in the next few weeks...
Or...
You could stop by The Old Mill Festival...
Hope to see you then...
Blessings, Becky
 

The Fairy Garden

After
The Move

 
To know about the Farm Playhouse...click here...
www.fromgentogen.com/the-move

 

My granddaughter and I went out to ...
Welcome
The Fairies...

We left them playing in the garden...
And...

Dancing with the Butterflies...
Come and enjoy anytime...
Blessings, Becky

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The Move

After painting the Farm Playhouse white...

             

And...
The Foundation laid...

Moving Day Came...

 

After gently placed on the bucket...
The house was lifted...

(It looked like the spinning house in The Wizard of Oz...)

The experts were called in....

 

And the maneuvering began...

Touchdown...

The fun is just beginning...
                     Blessings, Becky

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G.G.’s Peonies

I grew up in a small town...
My grandfather built a playhouse on his farm for my sister and me...
The playhouse travelled on a hay wagon, pulled by a Red Farmall Tractor,
winding on gravel roads to our small town backyard...
The playhouse travelled the same gravel roads...
Pulled by the same Farmall Tractor,
when we moved on the homestead...
We moved next door to my grandparents...

 
When I married...
We built on the farm next door to my parents...

 
My sister built a house on the other side of our house...

My husband lovingly calls it The Compound...
After the tornado...
We built a playhouse for our our granddaughter...
It was a kit from Sam's Club...
And...
My husband and daughter painted it fuschia...hot pink...
It was anchored in a low area on the property next to the cornfield...
Last summer, my granddaughter and I planted Sunflowers around it...
This summer, I wanted to expand the flower gardens around it...
I was given an emphatic NO!!!
But...
A beautiful low maintenance solution followed...
Why not move the house into an existing flower garden???
Great idea!!!!
But...
If we re going to move it, we would have to paint it...
  

Of course...
Farmhouse White it was....
My granddaughter was thrilled...
Her very own farmhouse...

        

Tearing up the yard to plant more flowers...
was not half as appealing as bringing out...
The Deer...

Big Boy Toys...
And, So the Journey is just beginning...

The foundation was laid in the garden between our home and my sister's...
My granddaughter wanted to show my sister where her farmhouse was being moved...
As my granddaughter walked across the yard to the brick foundation,
She stopped..

 

There were G.G.'s Peonies...
My Mother's peonies were transplanted here years before our tornado...
My granddaughter has always loved her G.G.'s Peonies...
Now she has her very own Peonies at her farmhouse...
I will post the move later on...
Blessings, Becky