Archives for November 2011

Got Galvanized?

If my grandparents were alive today, I doubt they would believe how popular anything galvanized has become. In their day, you fed chickens in it, or put out the trash in it, or changed your oil with it, or used it to hold your mop water… you didn’t decorate with it! Not only do they have farmhouse charm, they are still so useful today –  just used differently than their original purposes. These are items that are, or have been {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #10

Welcome back toKnick of Time Tuesday #10 Before we look at someof the great linkups from last week’s party,don’t forget to enter my giveawayof a Canvas Photo Print from Easy Canvas Prints.There are only 33 entries right now,so your chances are great!Turn a treasured photo into wall art – just in time for Christmas!This giveaway is open until Dec. 3rdand the winner will be announced on Dec. 4th. I’d like to welcome those who linked upfor the first time to last week’s party.Some {Read More}

No Patience Whatsoever

When I get an idea for a project in my head,I usually want it finished yesterday.We’re working on a project at our house.I use the word, “we’re” pretty loosely,because I came up with the inspiration,but my husband is doing the work.I can hardly wait until it’s finishedand I can show you!What I can tell you is that it involvesthis gorgeous antique cabinet. And it also involves these tongue and groove wood planksthat were removed from ahistoric courthouse that was torn down. I think {Read More}

Christmas Photo Shoot – a.k.a. Torturing Your Children 16 Times (Canvas Photo GIVEAWAY Reminder)

You’d think it wouldn’t be this difficult. You’d think that out of 16 shots,I could get ONE good photo. You’d think we could do thiswithout wanting to kill each other. That’s what I thought anyway.I was wrong. Either the spacing was wrong. Or the pose was wrong. (and the big brothers starting shoving each other off the hay bales)  Or one had their eyes closed and the otherhad his eyes WAY too open.  Or someone had an abnormal smile.  Or {Read More}

Storming the Gates of Heaven

Eleven years ago, I had a very sick,newborn son who was in the hospital with RSV(a respiratory virus dangerous to babies). I was so terrified what might happen to him.I prayed and prayed many incoherent prayersthat the Lord would heal him, but my fears continued. What brought me the most comfort and peacewas knowing that there were others prayingfor my little son as well.As a friend of mine said,“I’m storming the gates of Heaven for him”.Wow. He was actively entreating {Read More}

GIVEAWAY – Canvas Photo Prints & Shabby Apple Necklace

What’s better thana screamin’ deal on Black Friday?Getting something FREE, of course!Here’s your chance….The kind folks at Easy Canvas Prints(my newest affiliate)have offered a FREE 8×10 Canvas Photo Printto one Knick of Time follower!(entry details below) Turn your family photo into a canvas print to give as a gift (grandparents love them)…or keep for yourself! In addition to photos, you can alsoselect from their large selectionof artwork, with themes such as animals, nature, destinations,  and my favorite,…VINTAGE!   Easy Canvas Prints is offering 2great promotions right now.(click {Read More}

Elegant, Muted Whites for the Tablescape

I hosted Thanksgiving dinner at my house yesterday for my family, as well as my mom, my niece and 2 of our dear friends.A lot of our belongings are in boxes in our garage, so I couldn’t find the serving dishes I always use for Thanksgiving and some of my decorations are packed away as well.So, to decorate the table this year, I decided to just use what I haveon hand, which is lots of vintage and antiqueitems from my shop & around my {Read More}

Black Friday Sale

You don’t have to be at the storeat midnight to enjoy this sale!25% off EVERYTHINGin my Etsy shop!Use code KNICKOFTIMEall day tomorrow to enjoy these savings!Vintage, Antiques & Home DecorWhile you are armchair shopping,swing over to Too Much Time on My Hands,where Kim is giving away a gorgeouspocket watch necklace by Shabby Apple.As you probably know, I LOVE clocks, so this is a favoritegiveaway for me!Blessings, I can frequently be found visiting these parties. Want to add your party to {Read More}

Thanksgiving Blessings Printable Antique Postcard

May this day find you counting your blessings and thanking God for them. We are abundantly blessed!

Night at the Improv – A Curtain Call

Most of my “wild hairs” come late at night. I’m my most productive self in the  middle of the night when “not a creature is stirring”. Last night was no exception. I decided to do a little more work on some of the unfinished walls in my  Dictionary Entryway. I added more pages, hung the light switch cover, and did a little cleaning, since we’ll have company for Thanksgiving. I wanted to hang a curtain valance, but forgot to buy {Read More}