Thursday, June 28, 2012

Five minutes summer door decor

Bought this grapevine/basket at Michaels on clearance for $2.00, moss was free (already had some) and the starfish came from my beach shell collection.

So here's my $2.00, 5 minute summer door basket!
My red front door!  Benjamin Moore Heritage Red is a great true red.  I have painted this door at least 5 times in the past year.  Our house faces West and we're about 6 miles to the beach.  I'm thinking it's getting a fresh coat about every 2 years!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rainy days project

This is the second piece of furniture I recently bought at an estate sale.
Started working on it during TS Debby, in the garage, dehumidifier on full blast, in the dark.
Finally gave up and moved it into the studio to finish.
I purchased it to use in my booth at Patty & Friends, but
I think it's staying right here!

Colors:  ASCP Old White (outside) and Chateau Grey/French Linen/Duck Egg combo (inside)
Left the desk part inside the original very dark cherry-mahogany, just touched it up.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Just finished for the bedroom!  (Happy Birthday to me)

  Old white with clear wax ASCP.

Thoughts on shoes

Glass slippers are found in your own heart, quietly tucked away for safe keeping.  Prince Charming only had one glass shoe, and had a difficult time locating the match.  Glass slippers are fragile and will break easily.  Don't be a Cinderella and loose one of yours.

Dance down the path God has laid out for you; it's probably not a yellow brick road.  Dorothy was lost and confused, but she did keep her red shoes on.  Kansas was a nightmare.

Belle didn't even need shoes to move like a ballerina, swiftly and diligently and wasn't a bit concerned that a beast might step on her toes.  Confidence and self-esteem do not come in a box.

It would be terribly difficult to "whistle while you work" in stilettos, and you'd have to wear flats in a room full of dwarfs anyway.  Snow White was a brilliant hard working young woman who had enough common sense to wear sensible shoes.

And finally, Rapunzel, who didn't even need shoes!  Dancing, painting, fleeing the castle and falling in love, barefoot.  Think of all the closet space she must have.  And you never have to look for your shoes or worry about which ones to wear.  Yes, life is easier without shoes.

I wrote this at midnight during a tropical storm.  That may or may not explain a lot, depending on how well you know me! My granddaughter, Olivia, lost a shoe during her recent visit to Mama Suzys house, and I have been looking for it ever since. It's still lost.