From somebody's trash to my treasure. I like to re-style & re-create what was once a cast off. Isn't that what Jesus does with us?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Many Thanks

For so long I have been yearning for a dresser to fill the landing at the bottom of our stairs. It leads into our family room. It has just cried out for something for so long, I had almost forgotten about it. Until one day this week while browsing Craigslist for a bathroom vanity. There it was. A brand new made-to-look distressed dresser! I opened the picture, saw the chippy loveliness and knew it was mine. The price was sweet too!
Now I sit at the top of my stairs, sip my tea and sigh. Isn't it so wonderful just to gaze at something beautiful? I am so thankful. 
I so love the detailing and curvy legs.
Since the Fall season has set in, I've been doing lots of crafting. I wrapped these cute little gifts in newspaper wrapping paper, glittered some pinecones and set them under the lit tree. It all came together just right!

I hope you are having a wonderful season of thanks giving!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012


November always catches me off guard. It's cousins, September and October, rush in with a calendar-load of Autumn activities. There was leaves to rake, hay wagon rides, carmel apples and apple dumplings to make. Apple picking and long, crisp hikes in a fresh wood laced with leaves in their true colors of oranges, reds and yellows. I love all that! But when November comes in, at least this year, it came in colder than I was expecting. The previous months brought in gradual cooler temperatures that still reminded me of my long, lazy days of summer.  

But not November! It reminds me of a story I was just reading to my girls. A book about the cold wind knocking at the door. Innocent Mr. Owl invited the cold wind inside and it quickly put out the cheery fire and made his hot cocoa cool. I'm not ready for that knock at the door. Are you? 
Today my girls and I pulled out our winter box of goodies. Fleece turquoise and pink scarves, fuzzy white hats and warm, winter gloves. It felt good to welcome those old friends to the beginning of November. I guess I better keep them handy. My mother tells me we are expecting a Nor'easter. I'm definitely not ready for that!
Enjoy these cooler COLDER days my friend.