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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Rooster Doors For The Dresser RePurpose Project


Rooster Doors on Easel

Look at this!  Isn't Gwen talented?  I'll answer that, yes she certainly is!  This picture is of two doors that were attached to another piece of furniture.  She decided at that time she wanted to paint this scenery on them.  When closed they would look like this one Rooster.  I'll show you the cabinet she removed the doors from to make the current repurpose project....

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Repurposing a Dresser for Little to No Cost

Gwen, my sister has the ability to do almost anything.  I've known her to do Taxidermy, Dog Grooming, Bake Wedding Cakes, Garden, Sculpt, Paint.  Basically anything she sets her mind too she does it. 
I really wish I had some of what she has, this ability to just go and do!  I thought I'd have a few posts to cover what she has made with a dresser that once belonged to our grandmother.
Her goal was to build something useful for little to no cost if possible.
Today I share the concept and beginning of her bedroom dresser repurpose....

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Downstairs Help (Me!)

The Old Design Shop graphic art credit

I have the urge to Spring Clean right before and definitely right after Christmas.  Do you?  The first of the year seems like a good time to carry on with the deep cleaning and organizing.  The older I get the more simple I think I need things to be.
This self-proclaimed hoarder (minus the dead cats,rats and filth) is cleaning up her act..I always see in an item another use.  I can make this or I can do this with this, or someone might need this some day. That is a habit I intend to break or at least fight the urge to keep everything.
Today at Hibiscus House, I suppose in a Downton Abbey way, I am the downstairs staff.  Cooking, ironing and cleaning.  I love that show.  Do you?   It is nice to dream of living that way....

Friday, January 2, 2015

Christmas Punch



I haven't had punch in such a long time.  We just don't have it very often.  I had to go to the storage shed to pull this punch bowl set out.  Chuck and I received this punchbowl in 1972 it was one of two and it hasn't seen much use in a long time.  This is a punch everyone can drink.  It is very easy to make and quite good.  Today I share a recipe for Christmas Punch...

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Special Moments



 Philly One of my little helpers and sidekick

The holidays are so busy that sometimes it hits you to take it slow and capture what is really important.  Today I share a few of those times in photos.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with special moments to remember.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas


“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” -Isaiah 9:6

Monday, December 22, 2014

Update The Real St. Nicholas 2014 Reconstruction

 2014 Reconstruction
This image belongs to Face Lab Liverpool, John Moore's University
I found on St. Nicholas Center here

I had a post back in 2011 called The Real Face of St. Nicholas here.  Today I am posting an update found on St. Nicholas Center here Read the rest of the story to see how Caroline Wilkinson got this result which she says is the closest we are ever going to get to him...I've also shared four videos about St. Nicholas...

Facial anthropologist Caroline Wilkinson has updated the Real Face of St. Nicholas--using the newest forensic tools. credit  Much more inviting that the one ten years ago...read more about it