Friday, July 29, 2011

Sofa Table with a story

Don't you just love a good story?  This table has many years under its belt, but it was built just last week.  I come from a long line of creative homemakers who see beyond what something looks like in the moment to what it could be. 
A few months ago, my mom was watching the ruins of a burned out old house in hopes of talking with the owners.  She walks the area every day and knows the goings on, if you know what I mean.  Finally, she had a chance to talk with them and got permission to salvage a few of the porch posts.  I buzzed over there with my truck and my wonderful husband and these babies came home. 
The top shelf is barn wood, complete with red paint, from my daughter's new in-laws.  It was used as siding on their wedding wagon...long story.
The bottom shelf came from my grandmother's barn before it was torn down.  I guess there was salvaging in my blood way back then...almost 20 years ago...just waiting for the right moment to shine.
A couple of years ago, another local barn was being torn down and my wonderful husband salvaged some hickory posts and beams.  Today, a few pieces make the feet of this table.
So, when you look around your home, what story does it tell?
Hope you have a blessed day.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Playing with Photoshop Elements

In some of my blog surfing, I ran across Kim Klassen and her cafe.  She offers really amazing tutorials on using photoshop and is a wonderful teacher.  Oh my...I have so much to learn! 
Blessings ;)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Asheville, NC

 For our 24th anniversary, my husband and I went to Asheville, NC.  What an interesting town!  It was quite "environmentally friendly" and "creative."  Of course, the Biltmore was really something to see.  I was blessed to learn that the couple was quite in love. 
 We were nearly the first visitors in the gate and we spent the cool of the morning in the gardens.  My darling husband was VERY patient as I played with camera settings and my tripod. 
 There were many "take-aways" from this visit. I loved the plantings in the suitcases.  It was unexpected in such a manicured place. 
I promise to post more on my projects...several things are now checked off the list.