Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Current Project: The Nest/Guest Room

My current project has been to
rearrange my Nest....the guest room.
We don't have many guests, so I have
made this room into my Nest, where I
do my "fun" things.

These are "before" pictures. 

There really wasn't much room for
guests.  I am trying to lighten things. 

This great old library table was my
parents, and will become my desk. 

I would love to reach a point where
this bed does not always have STUFF
on top. 

Things have been moved out. 
Some will get painted and some will
go away, some will come back. 

I will miss the large school teacher
desk.  It has served me well and
gives me much room to use.  But,
it also takes up much room!!

Next I will show the completed room! 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Buttons for Kathy

My friend Kathy  is an avid collector of
buttons.  If you love buttons you must
check out her blog.  I told her I was washing some buttons and she asked me to do a post
about them.  So here is one on the red ones.

I don't really "collect" buttons.  I love red
anything so have acquired many red buttons.
These are the ordinary ones. 

These are all shiny round buttons. 

Brass is the middle, ducks, and round cloth
covered buttons. 

Octagons and square buttons. 

Pretty buttons. 

Red with something added or just
a little extra added in. 

My favorites.  Love the details
on these. 

They are all kept in a jar.  If you knew
how many jars of things I have, well, it's
an obsession.

Kathy could tell you which buttons are
what kind.  I just sorted them by similarity
because that is the extent of my
button knowledge.  As I said before, if you
really like buttons, check out Kathy's blog. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Potting Shed Favorites

Now for my favorites in the shed.  If you have
followed along this far you know that
the shed is full of fun things.  These, that
follow, are things that really pull at my

This tray I have had for a long time.  It
now sits inside the cupboard.

The colors and the graphics are just great!! 

The frame I have also had for a long time.
I finally found something to put in it so
I could hang it up.   The daffodil shelf is
a favorite for two reasons.  I love daffys and
the shelf is folk art. 

Another piece of folk art that is just funny!!
When I see it, it makes me smile   :>) 

This scrapbook is a favorite for a couple
of reasons.  The blue on the cover is one
of my favorite blues.  So bright!  And,
again, the graphics and colors are right
up my alley. 

By now you might guess what I like about this
wall pocket.  Yes, that blue again.  Plus he
has the cutest if he is saying
"what will you put in my pocket?"
He was made in Germany. 

Even I am starting to see a trend here.
The parrot, love him for the colors and
he is folk art and he is a bird.  And the
pot in the wagon--------yes, the color! 

And then the final group.  These all just
make me happy.  I love the stand that
the little book is on.  And how can I resist
such a precious little book?  The gnome pot
is unusual and definitely belongs in a
"potting" shed.  For years I have loved
these little hand painted vases.  I don't have
a collection of them but this one is sweet with its
curvy shape.

So, there you have it.  There are other
favorites in the shed, but it is difficult
for me to show them all.  It would take all
day!  Thanks for going on this journey with
me.  It has been fun and has made me
realize that with all that I have, I could part
with much of it and still have a full heart.


Friday, August 1, 2014

The Potting Shed Vignettes

I said I would show some of the
vignettes of the shed up close.
Here goes:

I really like this little metal carrier.  It has
a flat handle you can see on the top.  Here
I store  my metal baskets, funky, old tools,
and my jar of twine. 

This little shelf is a new addition.
I put little and/or light things on it.  I
got a set of 7 dwarfs at an estate sale and
put the ones related to the garden here. 

This "new to me" cabinet had the perfect
colors for the blue and yellow pots.  And
the blue Ball jars.  A dear friend sent me
the Future Farmer sign.

This is part of my small bottle collection.
I liked how it looks in the little wagon.  The
rickshaw is folk art, which I enjoy. 

I've had this shelf for years.  When I redid
the shed, it stayed in the same place. It is
just a happy little corner with things on it,
hanging on it, and around it. 

The little green  table/stool is not
new to me, but the bookcase is.  More
of my pots are displayed as well as  a
few of my many jars of "whatever". On
the bottom shelf is a sweet little basket
that I like and a green plastic glasses carrier
the I adore. Underneath are the seed pots. 

This is above the large cabinet.  I have
two of those precious little floral lamps.
The die are set to my age.  I like all the
white together with the green.  And the
little gnome.

The next post will be some of my  my
favorites in the shed.  It is always a work in
progress.  Kind of like life.