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~ Time to  Start Sewing ~

~ Time to Start Sewing ~

Really like this apron from A Beautiful Mess.  I will add it to my sewing list...

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~ Love These Woodsy Buildings ~

~ Love These Woodsy Buildings ~

Do you like the roundness of these buildings?  I do...

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~ Little Cottage ~

~ Little Cottage ~

Just dreaming of spring...which will be here sooner than I realize.

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~ How About a Sunny Vacation ~

~ How About a Sunny Vacation ~

I'm ready for sunny warm days!

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~ Really Shabby Lampshade ~

~ Really Shabby Lampshade ~

Finally finished this lampshade...it has been off the lamp waiting for some attention for months.  My Mom and Dad gave me this lamp when the...

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~ Old Wooden Infant Bathtub ~

~ Old Wooden Infant Bathtub ~

Found this wooden infant bathtub at a neighbor's estate sale.  This belonged to her grandmother and had been in storage for years.  I fi...

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~ The Antlers are Multiplying ~

~ The Antlers are Multiplying ~

Help me...the antlers are multiplying as fast as rabbits. LOL  My friend Jan suggested I group the antlers on one wall instead of having the...

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~ My New Craft Room ~

~ My New Craft Room ~

I love my newly decorated and organized craft room.  Now I will have one room for sewing, painting furniture, stain glass and upholsterin...

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~ Cute Vintage Telephone Seat ~

~ Cute Vintage Telephone Seat ~

I love this vintage telephone seat.  Maybe I should keep it.  You can see the before picture at http://karla-at-home.blogspot.com/p/about.ht...

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~ Estate Sale Find ~

~ Estate Sale Find ~

Found these Christmas ornaments at an estate sale...all for $5.00. I dropped at least five of them and they didn't break. The ornament...

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~ Fitz and Floyd ~

~ Fitz and Floyd ~

My favorite Christmas decoration..a.Fitz and Floyd cookie jar.  A gift from a sorority sister around 1975.

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~ A Big Thanks ~

To Katrina Chambers at http://www.iammediamad.com / for the wonderful job she did on creating my new blog design.  I would highly recommend ...

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~ Finished Marble Night Stand ~

~ Finished Marble Night Stand ~

Another painting project done...only one hundred more to go...LOL.  I love to paint...I need to buy a paint store.

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~ Students Design Christmas Ornament ~

~ Students Design Christmas Ornament ~

My Ready, Set, Teach! students design and make Christmas ornaments for their field-site teachers.  Didn't they do a great job?

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~ theatre seating made shabby ~

~ theatre seating made shabby ~

 My buddy Bill reconstructed the theatre seats for me several years ago.  Bill was a retired agriculture teacher and had a wood shop in down...

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Three new projects

Three new projects

Little bedside table with vintage marble top.  Primed and ready for some shabby paint. My daughter insisted I buy this vintage telephone cha...

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Flow Blue Find

Flow Blue Find

What a great find at an estate sale....paid very little mula for it!!!

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Reflections of a great find

Reflections of a great find

Found the three frames at Canton Trade Days.  Two I had mirrored and one frame is bent so I hung grand kids pics on a holder.  The metal fra...

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Great Grandma's Brown Transferware

Great Grandma's Brown Transferware

My Mom gave the dishes to me a few years ago.  I didn't know anything about transferware until a friend  explained to me the value of th...

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Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath

So much fun making this wreath from old and new glass ornaments.  Mom gave me some of the ornaments.  Dirty Hands (local garden group) made ...

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Christmas Mantel

Christmas Mantel

I got this mantel idea from Karen who owns Smitten Antique Mall in downtown McKinney.  Love the quirky look of using triple plate and silve...

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~ cabbages and roses giveaway ~

There is a fabric giveaway at Cabbage and Roses.   I hope you take a look.

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~ collage at its best ~

~ collage at its best ~

Love this site.... www.pastesf.com .   Denise Fielder is an interior decorator who lives in San Francisco.  She does wonderful art...take a ...

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~ covering a lamp shade ~

~ covering a lamp shade ~

I'm going to recover this shade in linen.  Trying to get the old hot glued fabric off the frame has proven to be quiet a challenge.  I h...

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~ another paint project ~

~ another paint project ~

This table has been passed around between my daughter and me.  Nat. used it for awhile and now it returns to me.  I'm painting every pie...

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~ gone crazy painting furniture white ~

~ gone crazy painting furniture white ~

 This piece I bought from an older lady who was moving up north to live with her son. This piece was my maternal grandmother's sewing ca...

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~ the mantel gets a dressing ~

~ the mantel gets a dressing ~

Our local metal craftsman applied the zinc top with the copper trim to the mantel we made out of two sheets of plywood. After mounting...

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~ brick by the chick ~

~ brick by the chick ~

So I'm no Mr. Sweetie when it comes to detail/perfection and building a brick patio. This is my way of building a quickie area for sto...

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~ patio progress ~

~ patio progress ~

Each day we try to accomplish more on the patio area. It is really taking shape.

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~ corbels make a quirky table ~

~ corbels make a quirky table ~

So Mr. Sweetie pulls four corbels out of our stash to make the legs for our new patio table. He spends time removing many nails and w...

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