Monday, January 9, 2017

Valentine Window

I found this sweet window frame with the little shelf at a garage sale, 
 It measures 10 by 12 inches, 
I love to scrap book when I 
have time, so I was finally able to fill 
the window with little things I have 
been collecting for scrap booking !!!!

First, I painted the frame white then 
filled the shelf with fiberfill and covered it 
with pink rose velvet to make a pin cushion, 

Then I glued to the back of 
window one an old photo,
The poem is an actual page from an 
antique book that I glued 
in the second frame, 
Little antique silk 
flower's, tulle, antique lace, button
and  a little heart box, that I painted 
and sugared with white glitter

I tucked in little treasures between 
the shelf and pin cushion
with just a drop of Fabri-Tac so 
they would hold, 
an old wooden spool, 
a piece of broken tape measure,
an old button card, some new scrap tags, 

The February window, with 
antique flowers and 
velvet green leaves, 

This sweet pretty girl picture, 
Don't you just wonder 
who she was and what 
she did in her life ?
And, look at the sleeves on this dress!!!
So Beautiful !! 

A re-pro scrap paper in this frame,
Just happen to be  women fixing their hair, 

And finally, the antique music 
sheet paper in the last window, 

This was so fun and relaxing to put together,
However I had to get out about 10 boxes of 
collectibles to put this together, and then
you couldn't walk through my dinning room !!!!

Haha, Does this happen to you too?

Have a Scappy Day !!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Night Lights on New Year

Soon all the decorations and lights will be taken down and put away.
I thought it would be fun to take pictures the night before the new year
to remember and reminisce.
So here is my house in various rooms with my idea of New Years Eve.

Table full of Lanterns

A new Lantern for Christmas 
from my youngest daughter Alexandra

Tree in front parlor

Landing on front stairs, window
 filled with lights and Christmas,

Ceramic village in one of the bedrooms,

This sweet little tree my mother 
made in ceramic class back in
the 1960's, she always had a
 green bulb in it, I am so 
blessed to have this,

Looking out my front door window, 
the porch pillars at the top of
the steps,
Now on to the new year, 
pack everything away and the troubles from the
year with it, Although this was a great year I am
looking forward to a new package and new blessings in
2  0  1  7,
So to all my wonderful children,
 grandchildren, friends, family and
I wish for you all many 
blessings for the coming year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Old Rustic Sled , Crate, Kitchen Work Table, and More

Happy New Year !!!
Had a rough start to Christmas and New Year, 
Furnace broke 4 days before Christmas, (had to buy new furnace), and, 
Then I came down with a bad cold day before 
New Years Eve, however I am on the mend and 
looking forward to Great things for 2017 !!!! 
Be sure to visit Rooted in Thyme for more Christmas 
and New Years !

I picked up this antique green patina kitchen work 
table at my neighbors yard sale a couple years ago, 

The green chair came with 3 others just like it, however only
one was painted this 1930's green, 
who knew that 30 years later after finding the chair 
I would have a table to match !!!!
Amazing what you have if you hang on to
something long enough, LOL !

One of my burlap Christmas Stocking,
I used antique chair webbing for the cuff
then put on a rusty bell,

Giant Pine Cones from a sale some years ago, 

This Twig Christmas Tree I bought at 
a retail store I used to work in ,
I decided not to put anything on it , 
sometimes just "plain" is nice, 

My Mother gave me this little antique Red Sled, 
she said it was used to put your Christmas cards on that you
receive in the mail, 
The vintage sled on the table was actually
my brother's, sister and mine,
it is a small child size, 
then my own children used it,
when they were little,

The fruit crate was in my Grandmother things,
she probably received fruit in it at her restaurant 
she owned back in the 1940's to 1960's, 

The little Red Christmas Tree is one I made,
Felted wool circles adhered together with 
a bulb on top, I used a vintage wooden spool for the trunk,

"The Smoking Man" as 
my grandchildren call him,
put a cone inside and smoke comes 
out his mouth ! 
My son brought this home from Germany
when he was deployed to Kosovo, 

Vintage Sap Bucket from 
sale this last summer, 

Here he is, The "original" "Smoking Man", from my grandmother,
always in her cabinet, 
we kids would ask her to make it smoke,
He has an old felt hat, a pewter fish, 
the little pipe stem 
did break off at some point,

The Gypsy Garden on Christmas Eve, 

Follow the Trail 

Hot Toddy,

I hope you all had a Blessed
and New Years Celebration!!