Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Little Spring Cleaning, Jungle Style

We have a gazebo in our back yard.
Standing in it the other day I realized how grown up our lake bank had gotten.
So wanting this particular spot to have a beautiful view, I went to work.

The thought of uncovering a snake or even an alligator is always a little unsettling but prayer and determination kept me going this day.
However my back and shoulders are stopping me today.

The End...or the beginning.
You just never know with me.
Not one sight of a snake or an alligator.
I guess the sight of me and a machetti was a little unsettling to them.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Wish List Swing

Isn't this the most beautiful swing?
It is in my wish book plans for the Shabby Old House.
It is good to dream don't you think?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Great finds and fun redos

I have been busy out looking for things for my new booth at an antique mall
For those of you local gals I am in Knot on Main Street Antique Mall in Dunedin.
Anyway what has been fun is finding and redoing items.
This is a picture of a couple of lamps that I found.
I don't like the gold color of the lamp. It isn't a true gold to me so I decided to change the color to a more bronze color. What do you think? It kind of goes with my new love of more creams, whites and browns
I found this old drysink. I really wasn't sure about it at first. But don't you think it would make a great kitchen island. However I would make a removable butcher block top but not alter it as it really is an old piece. I think it would look wonderful in a flower shop too, with pots and dirt and plants. What are your ideas on it?

Now I am keeping her. I found her in a consignment shop and I love this statue. She has the sweetest face. It is all about the faces with me for everything I buy with one. If I don't like the face I don't buy it.

And this is a great old cabinet that I am going to paint of course. Look at the details. Won't it look fabulous when I get it done?

And this was the deal of the day for me. I love these old beds.
I wonder however if I should paint the detail a different color like the bed I showed on my other blog,
I posted one from The Cat's Meow.
Make sure you check out that post and then let me know if I should paint it. You will love Susie and Mark's shop.
It was just written about in the new issue of Romantic Country.

Friday, April 10, 2009

It's So Much More

It's so much more than the Easter Bunny.
It's so much more than finding the right dress, or shoes, or hat.

It is so much more than stepping into a building that is called a church.

It is so much more than wearing just the right cross and carrying just the right bible.
It is not about Religion either.
It is all about Relationship.
God Loves You
Plain and simple.
And He wants a relationship with you!
I pray that the eyes of your understanding will open to the revelation knowledge of who He is...this Easter.
I pray that you will discover this great Love.
Have a Happy Easter.