Archives for July 2012

Sheer Genius {or utter stupidity}

I hate to interrupt my regularly scheduled link party, but I felt the need to chronicle my moment of brilliance. Actually, I don’t even know yet if I was a success, but I’m an optimist, so we’ll pretend, okay? What am I talking about? (get comfy…that’s isn’t a short story) Well, months ago, when we first moved to this house, I was driving the back roads near our home – sightseeing. I came across an abandoned farmhouse. The yard was {Read More}

My Copycat…{purr}

When Debbie @ Debbiedoo’s issued a copycat call for her Copycat Link Party, this seemed like a good time to show you a copycat project I did last year. This was only the 4th post I wrote for my blog, so I may have only had 2 followers at the time who may have seen it, so this seems like a good time to show it to you again. I picked this dresser and the matching bed up at an auction {Read More}

Knick of Time Tuesday #45

LINKY RE-OPEN! If you tried to link up earlier and found the linky closed, it’s fixed now, so try again – sorry about that! Welcome back to the 45th Check out these features from last week’s party. Christie @ Three Pixie Laneshares her search for just the right lanterns to hangin their beautiful dining area.  She found a pairthat reminded her of the gas lanterns hanging in the historic districtof their old homeplace in Charleston, SC.I love the combination of {Read More}

Online Yard Sale

I’m doing further cleaning in the workshop and have these items price at “gotta go” prices. None of these items are listed in my Etsy shop,but if you are interested in something from the shop,use the code “ENDOFJULY” for 25% off your order!(Let me know if you want to order from both the shop andfrom items listed here so I can figure all the shipping together) The prices below do not include shipping. Send me a message with the items {Read More}

Writing My Name On It

It’s been quite a while since I’ve shared a “Writing My Name on It” blog post. Like Andy writing his name on the bottom of Woody’s boot in Toy Story, here are the things I’m claiming as keepers that you won’t find in the Knick of Time shop. My favorite recent find is this antique telephone. I’ve been wanting one for awhile, but have never felt comfortable spending $20 – $30  on one, but I scored this one for $10 last week. {Read More}

Sonday – Standing on the Promises

Standing on the Promises is one of many songsI remember singing in church as a child.  Back then,it was a favorite because it had an upbeat rhythm,and I especially loved when the women and men eachsang the different parts of the chorus.But as an adult, I really appreciate the truths found in the lyrics. From verse 2 – “Standing on the promises that cannot fail,when the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,by the living Word of God I shall {Read More}

Farmhouse Sink

I know that apron front, farmhouse style kitchen sinks are all the rage, but there are 2 reasons we didn’t get one for our kitchen remodel. 1)  I’m cheap…those aren’t. 2)  I already have a farmhouse sink. In fact, I have 2 of them. Both of my sinks are porcelain over cast iron sinks. One came out of our old farmhouse in Missouri and is a single sink with one side drainboard. It’s sitting in our barn right now. The other {Read More}

Making a Spectacle!

Yesterday I showed you the wall displays I made for some tarnished silver spoons and ironstone.  Would you like to see another display I finished that will be hanging in my kitchen? It’s a real vision, if I do say so myself! I love old spectacles, and I’ve had several pairs setting here and there around my house, but I found that they kept getting pushed aside and weren’t really a visible piece of decor, so I wanted to find {Read More}

Ironstone & Tarnished Silverware Displays

I told you last month about my super chippy, antique door that I took apart and have been creating things with the parts.I put some sealer on this panel from the door, hoping to preserve as much of the chippy paint that is left, then added hangers to the backs of some ironstone bowls and a platter to hang on it.  I love the simple, farmhouse look of the old wood and crazed ironstone together. The piece above it is salvage {Read More}


Don’t you wish that computer monitors had scratch and sniff capabilities? Terry @ Forever Decorating is my “neighbor”  (we live about 15 minutes from each other) and she graciously gave me the last cutting from her beautiful lavender bush. My kitchen smells wonderful with it sitting by my sink. Thanks Terry! Pop over to see the latest projects she has going on at her house. When she says “forever decorating”…she’s not kidding. I was just at her house last month and she’s {Read More}