Sunday, December 14, 2014

Building a Tall Shelf Continued

It is almost Christmas and the tall white shelf DH has been working on is mostly finished. Base shelf needs to be added but that is a job for a quieter time. First post on the shelves here.



Building anything on the main floor where the kitchen and living room become the workshop is sometimes frustrating, messy and wears a bit on the patience.



Getting the pieces painted (3 coats) and hauled to the mall were sequential jobs.



Because of the weight of the lumber the shelf needed to be put together in the mall.

Adding the first shelf to the sides was the usual 'will it work' worry and adding the first back piece brought a sigh of relief.



I know I missed painting the front edges of the shelf. You will be pleased to know I gave the back edges 3 coats (because I thought they were the front of course).



The shelves are attached. The back is in place. I will paint the front edges early in the day (at the mall before it is open to customers). A job for after Christmas.




First stock on the shelves.

Whew !

And for those who read the first post on building this shelf, it will be moved to replace a shelf in my other space after Christmas (more depth).


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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Decorating

Found a small box of vintage lights and reflectors.
The punched tin group are my favourite pieces.


Plastic yellow, green, red, blue and clear with inset pieces. Couldn't plug them in (plug was damaged). Woodwards. Loved that store.




Started to decorate at home, holly plus bulbs. The amaryllis (red striped this year) and hyacinth signal the beginning of the Christmas season to me.




A peek at the snow that stayed for over a week, pumpkins before they leave. Today was 11 degrees C, almost long sleeve weather.




First time pumpkins have appeared in my Christmas decorations post. Loved the white contrasting with the orange.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

November Thrifted Finds

November thrifted finds were almost all found at Church Christmas Bazaars. My favourites included the Como Lake Presbyterian Annual Bazaar, St. Johns Tea and Bazaar and St Catherines Bazaar. I also found a few pieces at the local thrift stores.


Love finding elephants and silverplate.


Learned that vintage blue transferware container was a toothbrush holder. First calendar plate I've found, 1937 from Tisdale Sask.



Quail Family



Group of smalls.



Just had to buy the water jug and matching pot. Pitcher makes a lovely vase for dried hydrangea.



Final carrots and pole beans (poor spaghetti squash froze) harvest in early November. A treat to find woodenware and vintage mashers.



Poppies are one of my favourite flowers and this brass urn is a new favourite in my collection.



Mid Century Egg cups, a devilled egg plate and rosebud cups too.


I love anything wood and finding a vintage plywood artist palette was my best thrift store find (it was flat under a pile of craft supplies - major happy score). Great patina on the vintage well used German cabbage slicer.



After putting this post together I realized that November was actually a pretty nice month for new to me finds. I love Christmas Bazaars and a found myself a cozy infinity scarf, some tasty gingerbread cookies and I have fresh holly in my vases. Just so I remember, we had our first snow on Friday overnight. 

Hugs friends, very glad I have found so many wonderful friends in the blogging community.

Saying special hellos this week to EddieBrenda, Judy, Claudia, Jilda and Rick.

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