Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Here is the sampler you asked for a close up of. It's by Carriage House Samplings. Second one in from right, right?
This is stenciling that I did three quarters of the way up in the master bedroom. I know it sort of looks like wallpaper, but it's not.
More stenciling. This is from the guest bathroom. It's hard to photograph with the mirrors. It's about to get a makeover. I'll try to take pictures then, but for now thought I'd include it.
Have a great weekend and happy stitching!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Although it's not an antique, I treasure this table. I searched high and low for a farmhouse table that looked old but was still functional. Everything I liked was too big for the space or it was in the Midwest. How would I get it to AZ? I came across a really big coffee table that was the perfect size. My husband cut the top off and added the new legs. I love the look of pine with the black Windsor chairs. Also in the dining room is a possum belly table. The bins were once used to hold staples such as flour. Whoever owned it before me painted the galvanized tin a hideous shiny gold color. Once again my husband came to the rescue and was able to strip the gold off. It looks much better, believe me.
The clock was a gift and it needs repairing. Someone got a little too carried away with the winding. Someday, I'll make the effort to have it fixed, but for now I enjoy it in the hallway. As you can see, I've started filling the wall with samplers.This is in the entryway. I use it to store some of my stitching stash.
Okay, I feel sort of weird showing you where I sleep. So, forget about that and just look at the bed. I have wanted a canopy or four poster bed for my entire life. Several years ago, my husband made this for me almost entirely by hand. It took a lot of work to get the pencil posts just right. He then matched the color perfectly with the dressers and armour. The bed's pretty high off the ground and I still think about hanging a canopy eventually. He's a keeper...my husband, this is.The salt-glazed Noah's Arc is another favorite thing. It was a birthday gift many, many years ago. Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Thanks to you that left such lovely comments on the previous post. Glad you could take a small tour of The Scarlett House. It's been suggested that I do a part two. I may just do that.
Monday, November 3, 2008
On top of the butcher block, sits a bowl full of flat-backed cookie cutters. I have more in a glass jar on the counter. These are some of my favorite things to collect. I always look for unusual shapes, and particularly birds and animals.
I couldn't leave out the butter churns. I don't have any plans to make butter, but it's nice to know that I could. Again, it's the love of salt glazed pottery.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the tour.