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Saturday, December 31, 2011

A stool for my book bag!

I went out junking on Friday and found this cute stool.  I needed something to set my school book bag on when I come in the door in the afternoon.  Loved the old chippy paint color!

I got the new LLBean Bag for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Nights in Rodanthe!

I am on vacation in the Outer Banks of NC.  I should be excited about the wild horses that I saw, or the the four lighthouses, or the the Kitty Hawk Memorial Park, or the the gigantic dunes at Jockey's Ridge.  But no!  What did I get ecstatically giddy over?  This house!!!!
This is the house that was in the movie NIGHTS IN RODANTHE (Richard Gere!) The movie is based on Nicholas Sparks book. I did not realize the movie had actually been filmed in Rodanthe, NC!  As we rode down highway 12, I said," I know that house from somewhere!"  A little research on our iphones was all it took for me to get excited!  I was not going to let my family do anything else until I got a picture!

 The house was actually moved back up he beach after the movie.  If you remember, the house was actually falling into the ocean as it was filmed.  It was moved 7//10 of a mile to higher ground.
 My son thought I was crazy!
 Maddie however was just as excited as I was!
Bodie Island lighthouse was beautiful!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Table base gets finished!

 My boys got the table base out to the garage today and started the finishing work that we did not get done in time for Thanksgiving.  Remember... the table got brought in ten minutes before Thanksgiving lunch last month.  We had to wait for Jesse to get home to move that really heavy table top again!
 The boys added the the two rails in the center.  Maddie and I painted the words and lettering on each end.  We wanted an industrial crate/barrel look.  The numbers are significant to our family.
 Here is everyone in on the sanding and waxing.
 And back on the porch with table top in place.

My next mission is to tone down those lag bolts so that they look old!  John's next project is to figure out how to do some new lighting.  I want three lights hanging over the table.  Right now there is two ceiling fans  and neither one are over the table.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Drop cloth mini stockings...

I used drop cloth left overs from another project to make these mini stockings for the breakfast table in the kitchen.  I used rubber stamps to do the numbers (1-4) and the little metal accent is a paper brad from scrapbooking supplies.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sun porch dressed for Christmas!

I snapped this picture on Sunday with my iphone.  The natural light was great!

Posting to Table Top Tuesday and Wow us Wednesday

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My turn to do the PB pillow!

I think there are quite a few of you that liked that PB pillow!  I have seen several versions in blog land this week!  All of them cute!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Chicken feed trough!

 I went out on a treasure hunt today!  I was determined to find the perfect center piece for the 12 foot farm house table that I could incorporate into Christmas decorations.  I came home with this 5 foot, rusty metal,  farm chicken feed trough!

 I have filled it with poinsettias, english ivy, and Christmas tree scraps.  I intertwined a grapevine type garland.  I will probably add some moss to cover up the tops of the pots, or maybe a little strategically place burlap will do.  I love the natural feel, especially since this table is on my sunporch.
Mamma sent me three more Spode plates this week so that I could could set the table for twelve.  I only had 10 plates that I got as wedding presents 21 years ago.  Thanks Mamma!

The Sleeping Poet in Charlotte, NC is a great place for treasure hunting!

Posting to Coastal Charm!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Table runner!

 I just finished sewing my 14 ft runner for the new farm house table!  I was able to purchase prehemmed linen toweling at Sew Much Fun for $5.00 a yard. I bought 6 yards and used one yard to make the ruffle for each end.  I love the way it turned out!

 The green stripe is just a little brighter than the green on my Christmas Spode dishes.

 I made these napkin rings with curtain rod rings and green mercury glass mini ornaments.  I found the ornaments at TJ Max.  They were in a bundle of twenty on a velvet ribbon for $6.99.  I thought that was a steal since I needed to make 12 napkin rings!

I added a little Christmas to the top of the fridge.  Mamma brought me the old milk bottle when she was here for Thanksgiving.  I dropped in the peppermint sticks and sat the Spode baby cup on the vintage scale.

Can't wait till tommorrow...I am going junking at The Sleeping Poet in Charlotte!  I hope to find just the right thing to use as a center piece on the new table.