Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Sweet Little Desk Set

A few weeks ago, I was at an Estate Sale and spotted this darling little desk set.  I ask about it and the young man said it was his grandmother's and he knew nothing about it.

As I stood there looking it over, he went inside and got his grandmother and she came out.  She was delighted that I was so intrigued with the set.

She said it was German but had no idea how old it was.  It had been in her family for over 50 years tho.

It is made of heavy metal and painted.  The set consists of a small stand up calendar.  The pages are kind of like a perpetual calendar.  You switch out the days and the month title.

The other piece was for "calling cards" - probably what we would call business cards.

This is the ink well and also holds the ink pen.

It even has the little heavy glass ink well in it still.

This was the piece I could not identify.  It is curved on the bottom with a felt like fabric on it and a handle on top.

This is the bottom of it.  She informed me it was a blotter.  After you used the ink to write, you blotted it with this piece so as not to blur your writing.  The felt is rather worn.  But, I will leave it as is.

Interesting set, eh?



Saturday, May 21, 2016

New Item For the Screened In Patio

Today, I decided to make a quick trip to the Tulsa Flea Market before going to the old house to work on finishing up packing odds and ends.

The first booth I saw was one with a lot of gorgeous pieces.  This one  was calling my name.  It is an old door with some beautiful old pieces making it into this wonderful item. 

It has a small table attached at the bottom for shelving.

An awesome vintage milkglass door knob and plate.

The spindles are stained darker and the vintage hooks are located on each post.

The top cornice was also vintage. And underneath the cornice is a strip of lighting.  Won't this be gorgeous at night on the patio?

I am just thrilled with this new piece of vintage.  The lady who made it said almost every piece was from a home that was being taken down that was built in 1909.

My other purchase was this.  It is a Morning Glory Tree!!  They said it would get about 4-5' tall. So, I rushed home and got it planted.

Also, planted this pretty concrete planter with these tiny yellow "something bells".  It will get a lot of sun so hopefully, it'll take off.

So, then I went and packed and packed and packed!!



Thursday, May 19, 2016

A Couple of Projects Today

Took today to do a couple of projects. First, I wanted to make a spray for John's headstone for Memorial Day.  

He was always so proud of his time in the Air Force so I decided it would love something in red, white and blue.

Then, I did something I had collected all of the materials for and just wanted to do for fun.

Welcome to my little flower pot cottage.

I had bought the little fairy door and used a bag of stones I got at Michaels to make the trim around the door and the sidewalk.  I stuck little pieces of moss in among the rocks.

A fun project for the front porch.



Monday, May 16, 2016

Projects I Am Working On

I had found this wooden cut out sign at a craft show and put it on the wall of the girls' bedroom.  I tell them this all of the time.  It is one of our favorite sayings.

My work room opens from the kitchen.  Knowing that my work room will always be messy, I started looking for a folding screen to put up if needed.

When my sisters were here last week, we went to Hobby Lobby and lo and behold, here was exactly what I wanted.  It is a black wrought iron with burlap panels.  However, I don't really like the burlap plain, so my mind is going round and round trying to figure out what I can do to it.  I have a few ideas!!  Plus it was on sale!

Then, on Saturday I went to the Flea Market.  Perfection!! I have been trying to find a small piece to finish off the hall bathroom.  I had tried several pieces but they were all too big, too small or too tall.  

I found this darling piece which is the perfect size.  I will probably paint it, but, it fits perfect and doesn't interfere with the air vent in the floor. It will hold towels and a couple of pieces of decor.

So, I have several projects in the works.  However, I have sold Tiffany's old house and have got to work on getting the odds and ends out of my old house so that she can get moved in.

So, needless to say, I'm a little swamped right now.

But, I am so blessed that all of this has been in the Lord's perfect timing and I sure can not complain.

Just keep on packing!!



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