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Gilded Fall

 The Rites of Fall would begin with the bittersweet gathered...
To be hung on our front door...
My grandfather would bring the deep orange berries ..
Back with him from his hunting trips...
My mother asked him to bring her a plant..
So...
She could grow her very own wild bittersweet...
He did...
But..
In order to have berries...
A Boy and A Girl were needed...
Mom had One...
But...
Not Two...
And...
She couldn't figure out if she needed A Boy or A Girl...
So...
The bittersweet vine Grew and Grew and Grew...
Needless to say...
There were No Berries...
My kids had a great natural fort made from the immense bittersweet vines, though...
Now...
Grapevine and Pumpkins...
Begin...
The Rites of Fall for me...

Caromal Colours has developed a gorgeous Leaf...
That is extremely easy to use...
I began with plain faux pumpkins...

And...
The results are amazing...

Caromal Colours has a great instructional section for their product...

A Corner Cottage, where I work,
Is having a workshop...
To Gild Pumpkins..
To Welcome The Rites of Fall...
 

A Corner Cottage carries Caromal Colours Gilding....

www.shop.acornercottage.net/

I will be Glitzing more and more...
Blessings, Becky

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Rugged meets UGH!

When my uncle opened his Pharmacy in small town, Indiana...
It was complete with a soda fountain.

 

A Corner Cottage...
www.acornercottage.net/
Where I work...
Used to be the Corner Drugstore...

Complete with a soda fountain...
Both soda fountains are gone...
But...
I still can taste the Root Beer Floats...
A Corner Cottage has retained the original tin ceilings from the Drugstore, though..
Most tin ceiling panels look like this...

UGH!
I bought a Gorgeous Whatever...
(I use that phrase fondly)...
at auction...
Missing all the drawers except two...
Pretty Rugged...
So...
Rugged met UGH!

I painted Whatever with Parchment Textured Basecoat by Caromal Colours...
The paint covered all the imperfections...
Leaving a distressed natural aging...
I thought it would be perfect for a coffee table...

A little low, though...

Maybe...
A bench under the window...

Blessings, Becky

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Piano Shelf

Our son, Joe, started piano lessons when he was 7 years old...
Mr. Gale, his teacher, said that Joe needed to know how to read before he would teach him to play the piano...
And...
Teach him...
He did...
Joe lovingly refers to Mr. Gale as Grandpa...
And...
Mr. Gale has lovingly considered Joe as one of his own...
When Joe was ten...
Mr. Gale taught Joe to Play Deep Purple...
And Then...
He gifted Joe with the manuscript that he played at his own high school recital...
More than 65 years ago...

Joe and his wife, Amy, moved into their own home last week...
The new home is waiting for the Piano movers...
To bring Joe's Piano home...
The Piano gifted to him by Mr. Gale...
Meanwhile...
Deep Purple...
Is in a place of honor...
Behind the Piano Joe spent many hours playing in our home...

I wanted a shelf to anchor Deep Purple...
And...
I have many small coffee tables that don't sell very well...


So...
My husband cut  them into halves...

And...
Then...
I painted one with Caromal Colours Reclaim Licorice...


We hung one of the shelves after going to hear...
Chris Tomlin...
In concert...
At...

A two day Christian Venue...
Our Joe and his band...
Played on a different stage right after Chris Tomlin...
I would love to share our son with you...
He would love for you to...
Click and enjoy.... 

03 Take Me Back Again 

01 The Fallout

For a Free Download...
Click the image to link you to noisetrade.com

Thank you so much for allowing me to share...
With you in this journey...
                                            Blessings, Becky 

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Wild Stallion Horse Bench

My friend Peggy,
Owner of A Corner Cottage...
www.acornercottage.net/
Has her own Personal Picker...
(some women have their own personal shopper...Well...)
Cowboy brings his truck by weekly...
Filled with Junk...
His truck is gilded with treasures...
Cowboy stops by A Corner Cottage...
And...
Then...
Peggy goes on her own personal Treasure Hunt... 
The other day Peggy brought in the most unusual piece...
Now...
Some of you might think...
I would Never...
But...
If you knew, Peggy...
You would say YES!

A Corner Cottage has some of the neatest customers...
And...
This piece was Hand Picked by Peggy from Cowboy...
Especially for...
Linda...

Linda loves her horses...

Anyone...
Who loves horses...
Would love this bench...

Linda "happened" to stop by the shop...
The same day Peggy brought in the bench for her...
Who would have thought?

Overwhelmed with excitement...
She tried...
But..
To no avail...
The bench wasn't going home that day!

Now...
The Dilemma...
Will it go in the Barn or the House???

                                                        Blessings, Becky

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Postal

Growing up, I lived at
414 Westbrook Drive...

 

Yep,
It still looks pretty much the same today...

My friend Peggy, owner of A Corner Cottage...
www.acornercottage.net/

Lived down the street on Parkway Street...

My dear college friends visited last week-end...
And...
I asked them if they remembered their first address???
Sure, enough...
24 PineHurst Street
2125 Edgehill Road
I have had these iron numbers for over a year...

Anyone...
That has seen them has said...
House Numbers...
But...
I couldn't figure out what to do with them...
Then...
I remembered a multi-dwelling mailbox that I had acquired...

 

It has been stashed away in the barn...
Waiting for its transformation...

 

Can you remember your first address???

Blessings, Becky

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