So, I hope everybody has been well - I have been keeping up on blogs and facebook on my phone during my 15 minute breaks!
We had a fun busy weekend! I have a ton of great projects to show off. I'll, of course, start with stitching!! I finished my Jardin Prive Carre d'abeilles - love it!!
At Willow Tree Pond was nice enough to answer my million questions about it - since she made one first!! My next project is to finish Little House Needleworks mystery sampler.
Remember the shutter I bought in Ohio for only 12 bucks? Well here it is....
It was painted black already. I washed it and distressed it (my new thing to do to everything!) and Scott hung it in the kitchen - all the things that normally end up on the fridge now can go on here - restaurant coupons, cards, articles - stuff like that. Isn't it lovely!! Scott bought a fun knob and metal piece to put on it for decoration.
|dining room - before|
|dining room after|
|living room before|
|now it's the study!!|
|fireplace room before|
|now it's the living room!!|
We are still slowly buying furniture from antique malls. This weekend we bought a dresser we had seen before - $30 off and a bookshelf also $30 off - and these fantastic State of Indiana chairs. We had only bought one - only $14 - but when we got it home we decided it was fabulous so we went and bought 3 more!! They are hard wood - antique chairs.
|bottom of the chair|
|also on the bottom of the chair|
Scott tightened the screws - added one or two where ones were missing, cleaned them and they are fantastic!! I also bought kissing dutch kids - I don't know why but I love them!!
We are also buying curtains - one panel at a time ! They are expensive and we have a lot of windows!! We are using a coupon for each one at Bed Bath and Beyond - so it's taking awhile to buy them all. Here is what the sheers look like...
|the proof he was here|
|Barl Lard BLT and shrimp roll|
|berry crisp and chocolate pecan cookie with sea salt|
It was $60 way too expensive. The food wasn't very good. The side dish - coleslaw- came in a condiment bowl. The best part was the cookie. We won't be going back. Out of all the ones in Indy - that is the only one we wouldn't go back to.
Next weekend is our 23rd anniversary. We are thinking about going to the movies, out to a good dinner and doing some letterboxing. No working on the house (but who knows what will happen)
Hope you all have a lovely week!! Thanks for stopping by!
Grandma's Autograph Book
Dear Mary Ellen 3/10/42
I can bet my hat
That all people will
look at this page,
and the ones who do