Thursday, June 05, 2008

Table That Discussion!!

Just thought I'd let you in on the project I've been working on for the last couple of days. My DH and I, and this time, my daughter and SIL, purchase the contents of storage units that the owners have been deliquent on paying fees. A couple of months ago we bid on and purchased 5 units. Then we sort, clean, wash, price all the items and have a huge garage sale (which is next weekend). The fun part is keeping what you want--my daughter may say I've kept far more than my fair share!! I purchased a stamping magazine sometime back in '06 because I loved the altered table on the front cover. I bought some paper that I really liked to make a similar one....and in the storage unit was the PERFECT table!!!! So I snuck it in the house (DH says if somethings comes in--something else has to go out!). Of course I had to take it back out to the shop and take it apart and sand it--and so I got caught.

DH: What are you doing with THAT???

me: Ummmmm.....a project.

DH: What KIND of project??

me: Uhhhh...I'm painting/papering/and stamping this table (this was said very fast all in one breath)

DH: And then what are you going to do with it?

me: Ahhhhmmmmm....I'll find a home for it?

This morning, after I had finished it, I left it out for him to see--he usually is pretty complimentary of my work....and I LOVE that.

me: See my table?

DH: Hey! Wow! That's really neat!

me: Yeah, I really like the way it turned out!

DH: much are you going to SELL it for??
me: *sigh*

But all the same--I'm NOT going to sell it. At least not right now. I like it too much!! In fact, I have another little table......

So any way....I hope you enjoy the pictures of said table!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The View From Here

So, here is the view from the swing in my frog garden. It's a lovely place to just sit and relax, feel the breeze ruffle my hair and listen to the fountain in the little pond.

These two pictures aren't in my frog garden, but I thought you might like to see some other pretty sites from our place. The honeysuckle is on a fence off of our back deck. I think it is 2 years old now, and it is really beautiful this year.

The clematis is climbing up a wheel on an old buckboard wagon. My DH loves old farm implements--he grew up on a farm. So we have several in our yard. They look really neat, but I especially love the old wagon. I need to plant some more clematis around some of the others. It really gives them a sort of "vintage" feel.

Blessings to you this day.