Friday, October 16, 2015
My friend Lea from Shabby Olde Potting Shed shabbyoldepottingshed.blogspot.com sent me this GORGEOUS picture! What can I say except BEAUTIFUL~~~Thanks Lea! Visit her blog....A girl who loves the Lord, loves her family, farm and animals and loves to garden.....
Blessings to all~~~Roxie
Monday, September 21, 2015
I came across this today.............at the local Thrift Store.......
I usually would pass on something like this...........but it has good bones, classy style....
three old men were sitting on it when it captured my eye............I'm thinking how much?
I can't seem to find the tag....must be hiding around those old men............finally two of them got up..
I can take a closer look.......Am I seeing things? Am I reading this right?
GRAND TOTAL for this French Provencial Couch.....$.79 cents
No, I'm not kidding......a mere $.79 cents ............One of my blessings from God today
Now, the next BIG question........What do I do with it?
Re-purpose it? Take the dirty fabric off? Clean it?
Paint it? Distress it?
A lot to think about......a new project! Anyone ever painted fabric? I will be looking that one up?? or maybe just expose the neat underlayment of burlap and springs in this beauty....
It would make great eye-candy for a Vintage Mkt show or display in a shop....
decisions, decisions....Any suggestions?
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
I am!! The smell of fresh, crisp air......pumpkins and pick-ups. Lots of apples and apple cider with sunflowers smiling upwards to the sun.
Flowering kale, cabbage and mums all around our porches.....tractors, hay and corn shocks adorning the countryside.......yep, it's my favorite time of year! Life is Good~~~Blessings~~~Roxie
Monday, August 3, 2015
Just a quick post to show an update on the outside..........
We put some very simple landscaping in this Spring.....
the oil/stain is ALMOST finished! (we have the "yellow" part to finish too)
Then......some "light" landscaping in the Fall on the side of the cottage and in the front of the side deck. Plus, if time allows, there will be a Pergola going over the side deck you see in this picture.....can't wait!
This deck comes off the family room that was added years ago.
The moral of the story~~~"A mans work is never done"! LOVE my Ken~~~
You can't build Rome in a day........in this case, a Cottage! Blessings~~~Roxie
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Yep, It's been a while............
If you are wondering......I have been keeping myself pretty busy these last few months. Things I LOVE to do.......and things I don't care to do.
One of those "things" I love is visiting the Farmers Markets in our area......
Isn't this just the SWEETEST thing selling flowers off this pick-up bed turned FLOWER STAND?
As I stated earlier in the year...I won't be blogging as much as I use to. BUT, I still enjoy visiting your blogs, seeing all the creativity one shares or just a GOOD, ENCOURAGING post that makes one smile!
You see....one of the "things" I don't care to do is seeing a "C" Doctor.....but it is necessary. Even though everything is going GREAT, I have been back on treatment since March....yuk.
The Doc wants to try to shrink that ugly tumor a little more.............Hey, it's been almost 6 yrs! Isn't GOD good!
In the meantime.......you will find me visiting Farmers Markets, Flea Markets and some Junking. And of course, thanking the Lord for everything he has done for me in my life!
Please keep me in your prayers~~~~Love you all!
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
I've been tinkering a little with the small cottage bathroom........looking forward to Spring! We have been blessed so far with a little snow and not much ice.
I found these SWEET galvanized letters the other day from a shop called Dresser up. The owners name is Wendy and she specializes in Vintage and paint w/painting classes. She has a FB page...check her out!
Friday, January 9, 2015
Since it's soooo cold outside......I've been busy inside. The kitchen is basically finished except a little trim around the baseboard. I am looking to add a few vintage glass cake stands to my collection and it's always fun to change/add to the decor for the seasons.
I am very pleased how this tiny kitchen turned out (8x9) and my Ken did a wonderful job! I am happy with the selections we made..as in the farmhouse sink, Martha Stewart cabinets and hardware, the IKEA butcher block, and the shelving I put together myself from Home Depot. Note: Martha's shelving/brackets were $1,200..no way! This shelving and brackets cost around $200 (tax included)
I really like the vintage/retro style GE stove and the fridge fit perfect.
The lavender in the pitcher is from my garden at the farmhouse.....it still smells wonderful~~~