Sunday, February 14, 2021

Vintage Cabinet

 I haven't done anything during the lockdown except quilt, but I was browsing Kijiji and spotted this vintage cabinet and I had to have it.

It was about 20 miles from home and a beautiful, crisp winter day for a drive.  We made a mask safe exchange and this little beauty was mine.

I am going to hang in my kitchen, but need a couple additional pieces for a vignette.  The cabinet is 22 inches high and 16 inches wide.






Monday, December 7, 2020

Oh Christmas Tree!

 I usually don't have a big Christmas tree.   Just lots of decorations and small trees throughout the house.  This year with being home so much, I wanted a tree ... but one with my own twist.

I went to my workroom and made one with materials I already had. 


The centre is a tree stake I stained.  The branches are miscellaneous trim pieces.  I picked out the ornaments I wanted to use  (mostly wooden) and started by adding the top branch.  I added the ornaments and then spaced the next branch.  It has a sturdy base on it, but I used a large brass planter to sit it in.  As a final touch I ran miniature white lights up the centre stock.

Here it is in place in the den.











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Monday, November 30, 2020

Starting to decorate for Christmas

Starting with the bedrooms, I've put on festive quilts, pillows and garland.







 It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.



Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Spring is Arriving!

It has been 14 degrees celsius all week (57 f) and nothing could keep me from the garden.

In the back I raked off 5 bags of leaves.

And found some treasures.  The Rhubarb is poking its head through.
And some not so pleasant surprises.  The rabbits are back.   The books say they won't eat this shrub.  Obviously they don't read.
I am going to start having my first tea in the garden every day and will keep a watch out for all the perennials popping up :)    Love Spring.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Baking Drawers

I started my spring cleaning today!

I started with my baking drawers.   I have been eating keto for the past year, but I still have things here that I don't use anymore ... flour, sugar, pasta, rice, etc. 
Now everything I don't use any more is gone and it will be much easier to grab what I need.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Christmas around the House

A few snaps of my festive decorations this year .....

The Family Room Mantle 


The bookcase.
Dining Room Table
Kitchen

In my office ... Great Grandmother's hand painted vase

Mostly greens and natural decorations this year.