Monday, October 27, 2008

~ Crocheted Baby Blankets ~

This granny square crocheted afghan I made for my Nephew Justin and dear wife Nichole who is excepting their second baby in January. A baby boy who will be named Talan. The baby shower for Nichole will be held this Sunday. This green and brown crocheted baby blanket is a gift for my sweet niece Stacey who just had her second baby, a boy named Gavin. I hope to see them on Sunday at Nichole's baby shower.
I Love to create new edgings for my blankets and this one just happened. I enjoyed making this afghan the yarn is a multi colored tweed. My motto is " Busy Hands are Happy Hands".

Sunday, October 26, 2008

~ Remember this Antique Dresser ~

Before and Now
Well here she is!. I know I said we were going to re-store it back to its original state but after hours and hours of stripping and loosing count of how may cans of smelly stripping solvent we used and sand papering we gave up and just painted it white and distressed it a bit. I also replaced the knobs with glass ones. I guess you can call it "Shabby Chic Antique". It fit perfectly into our guest room.

This sweet water pitcher and bowl are from Portugal, our dear friend's Joanne and Richard brought this back as a gift for us. We have had it now for about 15 years. I love the pretty blue and white color.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

~ My Little Kitchen ~

Welcome to my little kitchen. Do any of you recognize this beautiful "Mosaic Transferware Teapot Light"?. It was made my Penny from Lavender Hill Studios, the minute I saw it I knew I just had to have it for my kitchen!. Penny is so creative and a true talent of Mosaic Art. I love my lamp it as added so much to my home. You all know all much I love teacups and teapots so this was really a sweet added touch to my collection. Penny has been so kind to me, she introduced me on her blog site. I have met so many wonderful ladies, we really do have so much in common with each other and I have been touched by your kindness. The roses are still blooming in my front yard so Gary made me this little bouquet,(he is so thoughtful). Full picture of the kitchen, we just had the kitchen doors re-designed with glass work. The open look of the kitchen doors really helped to open up this small space.
The glass in the cabinets are a antique bubble glass, they really look pretty when the sun is shining on them. I have the extra high windows all around my home call transom windows. Do you see my Orchid, its still blooming!! and I am so happy its still alive.

I enjoy using my Crystal and antique plates to hold my coffee and all the fixens. The pink and white wheat tea cup was given to me by my dear friend Joni.
A full view of the kitchen and part of the dinning room. I really love my glass top stove, this is my second one, I had one in my last house and liked it so much that when we moved we purchased another. Its so easy to keep clean.

I made this fun little tea cup counted cross for the kitchen. The frame reminded me of steam coming from a cup of tea or coffee!