the view from my kitchen window

Sunday, October 30, 2011

My "Silverware" Tree

I just had to have some fun with an odd selection of forks, spoons, butter knives, etc. So I bent then all in half, applied a little metallic paint here and there, glued on an embellishment which was either an earring, pin or some other piece of jewelry.  Some folks may think . . . "hmmmm . . . and why"?  But I like this for a simple elegant table or credenza decoration.  Furthermore it is a whole of of fun.
And, once again, I liken it to the beauty that can be manifest through the quirkiness of us as individuals . . . God's children, created in His image!!!

A "Do-Over"

What do you do with ratty looking, worn out things that some folks would not hesitate to toss out.   Well, if you're like me you examine them for ALL the possibilities for a "do-over".  This project WAS an old leather suitcase but with a lot of tender loving care it became TWO . . . yes, TWO . . .lovely little wall units for my house.   The first one is the main part of the suitcase and it has hangers on it so it can be hung on the wall as well.  This is currently sitting on the chest of drawers in my bedroom on top of vintage linens and with some other lovely decoration pieces with it.   The other picture shows the lid of the same suitcase made into a display unit which is hanging in my bathroom.

Loving tender care . . . GOD's GRACE!!!!

Life is a Bowl of Cherries!

I'm "sweet" on cherries and I love this vintage tablecloth that I was able to barter an apron for.  And, I found this Mary Engelbreit teapot (sans the lid, sorry to say) at a local thrift shop.  But I'll be able to enjoy it.  Life is kind of like cherries  . . there's the sweet, yummy part; the hard, difficult part that would be the pit and if not properly cared for they can go bad in a hurry.  I want to be able to savor the sweet, yummy part and know how to the deal with the "pits" with grace and more grace.  I don't want to miss out on any of it  . . I want to enjoy the "cherries" of life!