Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
At Michelle's, Boo joined right in with the business and the play. She helped Michelle pick color schemes and answered the phone. She was positive there would be an increase in business due to her amazing customer relations skills. She went to work with Jan as well, but she found that Jan's desk was a great place to nap.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
When Boo arrived on Kathryn's doorstep, she said she knew exactly what that Bunny needed. A little guidance! And some arms and legs, but the arms would wait. Kathryn whipped up lovely legs and added some flower trim. She made Booie's jacket from a linen that had belonged to her husband's grandmother. The locket came from Kathryn's collection of old costume jewelry. This was again a display of the loving care I had come to know from these women who create art.
It was hard to say goodbye, but then she was off again and Booie was on her way to Big Tex. She would not mistake it for Paris.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Once upon a time there was a Bunny named Boo Dahlia. All her friends called her Booie. Although her life was very good, Booie decided to set out on an
adventure from one side of the continent to the other. She listened to the stories her friends told her of this same trip and she was so excited to travel to all the fun places they had visited and meet the wonderful people there. But this would be no ordinary trip, this was the kind of Journey that makes a mark upon the Heart.
Snapshot of Booie as she began her Journey.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Here are two more of the Gifts.
Vintage/Retro Style Tags plus original Art Card ACEO.
Tags made with Antique Easter Images. TWO Sets for GiveAway.
Lisa, HeART of the Nest, started this one and I'm happy to join in.
Follow the link to her site for a great list of people who are participating.
All those fabulous people who leave comments just to say hi will have their names tossed in the basket. The deadline is March 20th, and the drawing will be on March 21st.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
You can see the date of 1885 on the front of the album on top, down in the right hand corner. That is the lovely handwriting of my mother-in-law's grandfather. The smaller picture is one of the 3 tintypes that was at the back, oldest part of the album.
I took the photos we had on our visit so I could write down the names of the people, and was surprised to find they had these 2 beautiful old books full of photos. Sadly most of the people are unknown. They are relatives of course, but my 85 year old in-laws only knew the names of a few of them.
So we wondered how old photos come to be tossed in the back of flea markets and shops, and now I see that after a short time, no one knows who is in the pictures anymore. If these had not been put in an album, I'm sure they would be somewhere else, perhaps lost to the families.
Since they are related to my husband and daughter, they will be treasured by us.
Monday, March 5, 2007
- Colors for the Dining Room and Living Room are from Sherwin William's, Torchlight, darkest main base coat in DR, with Harvester and Inviting Ivory glazes and dry brushing. The LR is base coat of the Ivory, with glazes of the Harvester. These are all on the same paint strip. (I said different colors before, but they were not the final ones used.)
- The iron basket on the front door came most likely from Marshall's because I've had it for years. Joann's and Michael's usually get some nice ones in during the summer season.
- In the kitchen, the original cabinets were all solid birch made on site in 1959-60. You will see examples of them more up north, but this house was built by workers who came south for work at the time. The quality was better than buying new today without spending a huge amount on solid wood ones. So I painted them.
- First redo, they were white, then I painted them to look like aged pine or light cherry. You can find some books by professionals showing how to do this. Some nice non-professionals have done it quite well, too. :)
- Andi, click on the edit button on the bottom of the large blog post box on the page elements page. There you can change the comments title.
- And yes, I am a designer and artist, having done both professionally. Now I'm taking some time for us at home.
Friday, March 2, 2007
So this white kitchen looks a bit vintage? Well, yes, this picture is from the early to mid 90's. Before the big trend of white kitchens hit blogs anyway. The white was a lot of work to keep clean and back then only crisp, clean white counted. There wasn't much glazing going on in the commercial lines.
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Niche built above existing cabinets. We also cut out the middle of the cabinets and had a vintage looking glass installed at a stained glass shop.