Monday, March 29, 2010

~* the hands of time *~

I needed a new clock for some time now, my old one had died and it just wasn't keeping time anymore. Every time I looked at it the time was wrong, and finally the arms stopped moving all together, but the second hand kept moving. So I kept looking at the thrift stores but I never saw anything that caught my eye. Then I saw this beauty at Goodwill for $5.99 and just couldn't pass it up. I am not thrilled with the flowers on the clock face, but I can always print out a new face. I am thinking of painting it black, as well, but it is actually primed up kinda nice as it is. And it has this sweet little drawer for storing things like keys or spare change. What do you think?
Have a great day!

Friday, March 26, 2010

~* coming out of my sick cave *~

Wow, I am finally over this illness that I have been fighting for a couple weeks now. I was almost well, then my husband and son got sick and since I was not at 100% I got sick again, but worse than the first time. But yesterday I was finally able to get out of bed for the first time in 5 days and today I think I am on the mend. I cannot wait until the rain stops here so I can open all the windows and air out all the sick germs from my home! I know that in one of the reasons we are all passing it around. But here it is raining again today!!! Yesterday, as I was finally coming out of my sick cave a nice package arrived for me from Firecrackerkid Primitives. Yes, it is a bowl rack!!! And I love it!!
I had Dan hang it for me today before he left for work and I put my wooden chopping bowl that my parents bought me several years ago and a very very old rolling pin, I think it was my grand mother's. It is one solid piece of wood, the handles don't move so I don't really use it, but it does make for a nice display, which it hadn't been before. I just kept it in the drawer with all my other rolling pins. I am thinking of painting my hutch black, keeping the top of the buffet natural. What do you think? Well, I have to go take a shower and get ready for a meeting I have this afternoon. I hate to go out in the rain after just getting over being sick but I have an obligation!
Have a great day!