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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Gathering in perfect weather
Martha Pullen's from Huntville, AL. If you would like to see her extensive collection of table toppers, click here.
This topper has a beautiful pulled thread edging as you can see in the photo above. For more particulars on the beautiful Jenny Haskins embrodiery on the tablecloth, take yourself over to my other blog HERE.
Thanks for dropping in.You are my blessings, your comments my joy... I will be linking up with the gracious Susan at Between Naps on the Porch on Thursday. Be sure to run by there and see some of the other delightful and amazingly talented people opening their homes for you!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Hutch makeover - from yukky to "it's a bar!!"
We refinished our first piece of furniture.
blamage!! We then had a mirror cut for the back, and a glass shelf cut for the inside. Found the hanging stem-glass holders at Lowe's also. They were a bright and shiny chrome!! So I got out the dependable hammered oil-rubbed bronze spray paint by Krylon. I love that stuff!!! And they then blended right in with everything else. This time, full coverage, several coats, sealed with a semi gloss sealer.Found an under the counter florescent stick to fit on the front top to light the cabinet. Drilled a hole in the cabinet through which to run the cord. Plug it in behind the cabinet.
Thanks for dropping in, I love your comments. Have a very blessed week. I am linking up to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her Metamorphosis Monday Party.. be sure to go by and see the lovely transformation on lots of different items!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Created this fun spot in the yard for the little people. Although, truth be told, the adults will have just as much fun. Fun is the key ingredient. Everything else is just extraneous.
Menu: burgers and fries. Out came the little colanders in vibrant colors. Insert parchment paper and individual ketchup, salt and pepper.
Fun with a capital F!!! Put out the crayons for before-dinner fun.
Add a few votives in decorative glass containers. Even little people need to feel special.
Colorful arrangement of flowers in a silver container
Large kitchen towels used as napkins placed under the white plates - fun.
Don't forget to light the candles.
Condiments in a divided tray
Fries in the colander and burger on the plate!
Hope you enjoyed your brief visit with the little people. We sure are glad you came along for the fun!
Roll of craft paper for table
White plates - Dollar Tree (this summer)
Tumblers - Dollar Tree (this summer)
Votives - Dollar Tree (this summer)
Colanders in assorted colors - TJ Maxx (this summer)
Kitchen towels - TJ Maxx (3 yrs ago)
Silver coffee pot - garage sale find 15 yrs ago
Fresh flowers - supermarket
I am linking up with the 'hostess with the most-ess' - Susan at Between Naps on the Porch - click the HERE on Thursday to see all the other wonderful tablescapes. Join the fun!
Thanks for stopping by, I love your comments and I hope y'all will come back again soon.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Fiesta Santa Fe
|He really looks ominous!|
|Who does his manicure??|
|Sun is setting it won't be long.|
|He really does moan and groan!|
|And then he begins to burn and all of last year's worries and troubles are gone.|
|The evening then finishes with fire works.|
|Some venues still had roses in bloom.|
|Square dancers were part of the continual Fiesta celebration.|
|As were Native American folk dances.|
|And a procession bringing La Conquistadora back to the Cathedral Basilica after a week's stay at Rosario Chapel. She is brought in by Don Diego De Vargas.|
|This lovely lady has a closet larger than my bedroom!|
|And then they go back in time reenacting Don Diego De Vargas reclaiming Santa Fe peaceably from the Native Americans.|
|No Fiesta would be complete without Mariachis.|
|Horseshoe shaped silver ornamentation.|
|I love these Mariachi ornaments.|
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