Monday, May 27, 2013

Dresser to Bookcase Transformation

My daughter bought an old dresser with the intention of turning it into a buffet sized bookcase. Here is the before with drawers and hardware removed. Photos are are phone photos so it's kinda blurry.

She and her dad took out the insides.

They then added a board shelf and a beadboard backing. 

I love the hardware she picked. The drawer fronts and top were refinished and she painted everything else black. 

Pretty good for her first project. 

I am joining

for Metamorphosis Monday.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

How's Your Color Discrimination?

Here is a fun test to see how accurately you can distinguish color. It only takes about 5-10 minutes, and is kinda fun. I only scored a 31, zero is perfect! I thought I would do better. The results even tell you where you color deficits are when you try to judge colors. My deficit was in the blue/green range. Awww, my favorite colors!

Let me know how you do!

                                                                         I am joining

                                                                   The Dedicated House




Thursday, May 23, 2013

What's blooming today......

"School's out for summer!!!!" Cue Alice Cooper... I played this every hour for my high school students... My first day off and I am still up at 5:30 am, me and the dogs out roaming the yard with the camera.

Beverly Sills

I used to have so many varieties of iris, but the last couple of years iris borers have decimated them. Does anyone have a good cure for them?

The hummingbirds are attracted to these coral bells and I can sit on the porch and watch them 3 feet away.

We are having a cold spring here and things are a little slow, but it is GREEN, and I need green!

I am joining  Fishtail Cottage for her



Sunday, March 3, 2013

Decorating with Plates

With too many snow days off from school, and the driveway entry plowed shut, I have had time to blog again!
 Funky Junk Interiors has a theme this week about decorating with plates. I am excited to see what everyone    
does with their plates.

The secretary in the living room has two plates.

    The bookcase in the living room also has a large blue and white.

 There are milk glass plates in the kitchen, and the hutch is always decorated with plates, not used as storage.


The hutch alternates between green and white and blue and white.   

A couple of chickens in the laundry off the kitchen.

 I am joining Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for her plate decorating theme.


Monday, December 31, 2012

See You in the Summer

I have not been blogging for quite a while. I kept thinking I would, and then....... nothing. I mean,  I couldn't even get interested in photographing Christmas!I don't know how those of you who work are able to keep up a blog! School has been quite a challenge this year. I come home too tired, too overwhelmed, and  blogging has become another niggling little guilt because I am not doing it. It is supposed to be fun!

 So, when the dust sheets on the porch come off, and it looks like this......

I will be back.  I may only blog in the summers, until I retire in a couple of years, I am going to leave that door open.

In the mean time, I will be keeping up with all of you, enjoying your creativity!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Easing Into Fall

As you can see by these two last posts, I am in no hurry for fall, or Halloween. I have a bad habit of not getting interested in a holiday until about a week before. Kinda too late when you are a blogger. I still curse the stores when I go into them in August and Christmas is up already. So maybe after this post I might skip Halloween and get a head start on fall and Thanksgiving........ or not. .....

My table features mercury glass from Nell Hill's for the centerpiece. 

This tablescape matches the last post of the hutch, with colors of silver, white and green.

I am joining

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Scarecrows Unlimited

It's time for Postcards from Vee. I love Vee's once a month party in which you pick 4 photos previously used on your blog and turn them into postcards. Some entries are themed, some are just great photos, but it is always a fun party. 

My entry this month is from about two years ago. The old downtown merchants put on a Scarecrow contest each October. Retailers are encouraged to put a scarecrow pertaining to their business along the old downtown main street. I took these early on a crisp Sunday morning. 

Edward Scissorhands scarecrow is perfect for the hair salon!

City Hall's entry was a little poke at themselves, as those orange barrels are always a bane to our existence. 

The second hand shop that carries high end  clothes, decor, etc. called Encore, put up this ladylike scarecrow for their entry. 

I love this one. There is a wonderful doll shop in the old downtown, with a full line "doll hospital" for repair and restoration. You can see the doll "ambulance" in the background. 

You can see the post in its entirety here, with more scarecrows. 

I am joining Vee for her note card party. 


Monday, October 8, 2012