Friday, September 17, 2010

This is where you can find Me!

Wow, I feel like such a lucky girl.    You see, I'm part of a friendly, loving, and inspiring contest going on over at Elizabeth House Shop Talk.  Right now, this very moment, my window display is being shown on her site.  Anyone who knows me well enough, ...Bob the Builder, my sister, and anyone else who will care to listen, knows how much I love Elizabeth's style.  So this hour, while she shines me up and shows me off, it just makes me love her even more.  Thank you Elizabeth.  So please go over and take a peek.  Look around.  And keep going back.   There are more window displays to come from very talented women and men. 

I also want to take the time and thank each of you for the wonderful comments.  They mean so much to me, more than I can type out to you.  I want to visit each of you and thank you personally, and I will.  But this must wait a few days.  You see, Bob the Builder and I are off for a much needed vacation..  A few days to hike, canoe, and relax.  These are activities we love to do together and we haven't  yet this summer, and well, summer is turning into autumn around here.  It is turning very quickly.  There will also be some shopping on this trip. You see, when I get back  I'll get to show you the complete redo in my junk booth.   Till then, as always, I can't thank you enough for stopping by!

Monday, September 6, 2010

I might have to open up a Bakery!

Have I ever told you how much I love Craigslist?  Well, it rates right up there with raspberry tea.  I love it.  I tell you.  I love it.  Now, Craigslist is kind of funny, not funny ha-ha, more like  "They've got to be kidding" kind of funny.  Every once in awhile I come across an ad that sparks my curiosity.  Not to many weeks ago the ad read, "Communion table, love offering, e-mail."    E-mail I did.  Two days later Bob the Builder is looking at me, the look only The Builder seems to have, as we were loading the Communion table into the 'Pink Cadillac'.   I'm so excited  I'm telling him the endless possibilities.  Buffet, seems most likely, but the idea I love is a counter at a bakery,  Bread of Life.  See, I'm on to something here.  He wonders out loud to me, "do you believe a customer opening a bakery is going to be coming through your junk booth, and go ah ha just what I was looking for?   I repeated stranger things have happened!  You Mr. Builder just loaded a communion table into a pink Caddie.

I've never met a piece of furniture that this product couldn't help.

Yes, it is an awfully big piece of  furniture to paint.  To help me move it around, I put casters on it.  The casters are staying.  I'm loving the industrial look right now.

Paint, advertising item,  tin ceiling strips and chalkboard paint, helped to finish the look.

I hope you like.  I'm always scared of the reveal. I promised to show you, and I don't make my promises lightly.   We took these pictures at a band shell in our town.  It seems a girl taking pictures in the park of a communion table, can bring some onlookers.  I felt so bad, because there were actual cars that stopped and got out thinking something big was about to happened.  I was willing to share the bread.  They didn't seem to be to amused by that.  I winked at The Builder just to say, see!

Before I sign off,. I want to thank each of you who sent extra special notes to see if I was ok this last week.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Your kindness did not go unnoticed.  Can't thank you enough for stopping by!