Thursday, April 22, 2010

Garden Projects & Beeswax Cone

Hello, everyone.  I hope you are doing well.  We are busy around here as the guys are full into planting.  The weather has been very cooperative so they are working very hard.  I have a  new offering today on my selling blog.  It  is a beeswax cone hanger. It is hand poured blackened beeswax scented with cinnamon and rubbed in spices. It is 4 1/2" tall, has a flat back, and is wrapped in aged cheesecloth with a sprig of sweet Annie. It comes with a battery operated tea light. It will look great on a peg rack or hanging from a cupboard door. Stop by to check it out. 

Some of you have seen this before, but I thought I would show it anyway for those who haven't seen it.  I made this trellis last spring for my clematis plant.  I am proud to say it lasted and just needed the wires tightened a bit this year and it was ready to go.  It is rather crude, but that is the great thing about primitive decorating!!

I have been working outside some. So many of my flower beds look so sad....either too many weeds or plants that just don't do well.  I thought that I only have 2 years until we start having kids graduate so I better start getting something done. So with that being said.....out came the Roundup.  My DH always shudders when I get my sprayer out.  I really try to be careful, but sometimes it just doesn't work out too well.  I guess in a week we will see the damage or results!!  I picked up these tiles at GW for 50 cents each.  I wanted to get some stepping stones, but thought I would try these out first. 


Here are the results....

Well, that's all for today. Guess I'll go try to get some work done.

Take care!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Prim Daisies

Good morning. I wanted to let you know that I have a new offering on my selling blog today. It is a bouquet of 3 prim daisies. They are great to put in old crocks or hang on peg racks or cupboards. Stop by to check them out.

I had to share a couple of pics of our cat JoJo. She was in our bow window sunning herself/sleeping in her favorite prim basket. I caught her mid yawn on the first pic and thought it looked like she was smiling. The next one she appears to be thinking the basket never seemed to be this small before. Goofy cat. My friend Ann posted a few days ago about trading places with her cat, Frito. I think I could do the same.

My header pic is driving my crazy lately. No matter what picture I upload, it always makes it huge. I have the shrink to fit button checked and have never had this problem before. Anyone have any suggestions??

I haven't decided on a new light for my laundry room yet. I am leaning toward something a bit smaller than the kitchen light. Just haven't made the decision yet.

It is supposed to be nice again the next couple of days. I'm hoping to get something done outside. Key word.....hoping to.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Light....And Advice Needed

Good morning. Hope you are all doing well today. We have rather drab weather today so I am trying to find some motivation. It has been so nice outside that it's hard to go back to these grey days.

I wanted to share a picture of our new kitchen chandelier. The one that we had came with the house...which we purchased from DH's parents. While it is tin and I like it, it gave very little light in our dark kitchen. It doesn't help that I chose to paint the cupboards cranberry. Here is the before light....

I have been looking at chandeliers for a while trying to pick what I liked best. I need to go with an all tin one because we have another smaller tin ceiling light in the kitchen and tin outlet covers. So here is what I picked.....

It is soooooo bright.....I think I need to get smaller bulbs for the candles. It is so nice to be able to see now. Although the dust on the cupboards really shows up now!!! I also would like to get some berry rings. Now as everyone knows once you make a change in one often means you need to change another. Oh, the joys of an old home. Anyway, our utility room which is next to our kitchen is also very dark. DH would like me to get a light like this for out there also. My question any of you have lights like this in other rooms besides kitchens/dining areas? I think it would look okay because it is a fairly good sized room with higher ceilings. I would love any advice you could offer. Here is the room so you can see what it looks like...(pardon the litter box!)

I think I am going to get a smaller one for our front foyer also. I found one with similar style for there. I bought these from The Tin Bin. They have beautiful items. Wow!!!

I have finished up a stitchery that I need to decide what to do with as well as a bunch of prim daffodils (a pattern from Tennessee Ridge Primitives). They are my header pic. I love how they turned out!!! Besides that, I have been outside trying to decide what to plant this year. DH put the first few rows of sweet corn out few days ago. Now if the torrential rain we had last night didn't do it in.....I still have all of my wooden makeover projects lined up. No rest for the wicked they say. Speaking of "Wicked", we went to Toledo last week to see the off Broadway performance. It was AMAZING. We would love to go back, but I believe tickets are sold out. That is the first show I've seen like that and I am hooked!!!

Well, that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.