Saturday, September 25, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
I like the idea of taking time to think of simple pleasures so here I am late in the day.
This is where one of my simple pleasures begins. Are you scared yet?
Maybe another tool will give you a hint
Now you are probably getting the idea
Monday, July 26, 2010
This is a collection of finds from the Sunday Flea Market.
The minute I spied this box I knew what its re-purpose was and now it sits on my desk and hides my multi USB dock and various wires connected to it.
As you know from a past post I am a fan of tapestry and this little boxy case is perfect for my new camera. The placemats are reversable so the bright yellow one went here
And its flipped sister went here.
I see many are ahead of me over a Coastal Charm. Better hurry.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
The weather this summer has been like no other before it. High temps and thunderstorms abound. The second is tempered by the beauty of the sky before the storm and its many shades of blue. Here are a couple of our skies at or near Muldoon in the last few days.
For Amber Waves of Grain
For Purple Mountains Majesty
Above the Fruited Plains
America, America God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy Good with Brotherhood
From Sea to Shining Sea
Last May I was blessed to discover this wonderful world of Blogs. Prior to that my idea of a blog was a tell all; pour out your thoughts; generally depressing concept. How very mistaken I was! That discovery set off a long dormant love for thrifting. And the rest is history.
This beautful white bench, a beauty in its own right was one of my revival finds at GW.
I had breezed in for a quick go around, found several nifty little items and was on my way to the check out when I made that glance to the right that so many of you will relate to, and there it was.
Then I got home and found this tag hanging from a leg. It's a little blurry and reads $55.00. Must have been left over from someone else's sale minus the cushions. A spray can of paint and it morphed into this lovely plant bench. Don't you love how the 'S' moldings match the scrolls on our porch supports and the black shutters? So that's one of the many morphs at Muldoon. Thanks for stopping by. I'm so glad you did. With the cooler temps it was nice to enjoy this brief respite with you.
There's lots more to see at Between Naps on the Porch.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Gone but not forgotten - Oakley & Pockets
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Glimpses of this oak dining chair seem to make their way into several of my photos so I decided today it should be in the spotlight. It was the arm chair with a dining room set my Dad bought for his mother in the 1940s before he was married. He bought the set second hand so I have no idea its real age.
Sidenote: I love all the painted furniture I see on the blogs but most of the time the beauty of the wood grain wins out for my redos. Something to do with my grandfather's woodworking hobby I think. But I digress.
My mother always said she lived in 5 homes and never changed her address. That was because my Dad was constantly moving walls and changing the lay-out of their house. Somehow as a result of a re-do on the second floor this chair ended up out under the eaves and the cubby hole door he built wouldn't accomodate its return to civilization. So the story went as I was growing up---'that chair is stuck out there'.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
And now they know we are here and are swaying to say hello.
Some are just in bud after an afternoon showerand others are in full bloom with their firm and waxy petals. How's that for a beautiful face?