Dec 29, 2012

Craftroom Table/Door

Hubby & I have been tiling the insets of a $5 olden wooden door I found junking.  It's future is to be my craftroom work table\desk.  I have quite the collection of broken up dishes/plates here to pull from!   We used 1/2 or 3/4 inch plywood under the door for better stability and support and will top it with a pc of glass I just ordered today.  The piece will rest on 2 open stock cabinets with 4 drawers each we got at  Home Depot during their 25% off sale.   
 There are 2 large and 2 small inset panels on my door/craft table.   We used up our treasures pretty well.  That metalic tile is from the tile backsplash in our home we sold 2 yrs ago.  The pear plate was in a set of 8 Blue Ridge fruit plates my G'ma gave me.  I have the other 7 hanging in my kitchen.   
I have accidentally broken some favorites thru the years.  I love china, porcelain and ceramics.  The Blue Danabe onion plate was in a trio above my kitchen door for years.  The green ribbed Starbucks mug was given to me by my youngest son several yrs ago.  His lil heart broke when he saw it got broken.
We still have to grout the whole piece.   Won't it be fun to look down and see some memories.
I own a set of snowman dishes and my son has broken some bowls while on dish duty. So...I have some to show ya with this project.
Also, our neighbors gave youngest the penguin mug and it got a chip where your mouth is suppose to experience hot cocoa.  Isn't he cute playing along with the snowmen.
I look forward to showing you my dream craft space as it comes together!!
I stepped out in some favorite pink this week to drop off and pick up oldest son from baseball open field practice.  No one saw me and if they had I would have smiled and waved.  My hot pink robe and leopard slippers with pink poof on them. 

1st time back into Pink Saturdays with Beverly
Not only can U feed your pink craze but apparently your snowman fix too this week.

Bouquet of Talent Party at Life on Lakeshore
Ya'll gotta forgive me!!  I can't decide what to do about my Blog Header or name!! is still just me...

Dec 25, 2012

Oh Happy Day

Merry Christmas!!
The most precious gift of all!!
Lil Babe in the straw!!
Jack Beagle got a snowman lovie and a bone to bury. 

Dec 18, 2012

baby Jesus bed

If I could throw  stuff away without a 2nd thought...then  there would be a lot less stuff to deal with around Beagle Run Cottage.  I'd love to eventually have friends join me on Wednesdays with their free-cycle items/projects.  But, let's just get the ball rolling. 

This is a pic I took at Target to remind you of how my cradle started out.  My family loves Cuties.
Can't throw anything out, so I made a baby bed for Jesus for the Pre-K to enjoy.  It reminded me of a manger.

They loved it!  They loved pulling the hay/crepe paper out of the bed.  They gave him a bottle too.

Joining Diann for
Thrifty Things Friday


Bloom!! In your place! DeniseMarie

Dec 13, 2012

Stylish napkin find

Let me start with a prayer you can agree with me on
Dear Lord, Bless Teachers, Administrators and Parents along with students that had to return to "normal" today...we may never have a normal again. Remind us of your presence and bless Connecticut! May Angels inhabit our schools, homes and cities!! Amen 

I am happy about a recent napkin purchase.  I was in Dillard's admiring the Christmas tree decor.

Normal people were purchasing just the right touch for their 2012 dream tree.

Oh...but not I..
So, this is close to where my attention should have been fully planted! My beautiful fransiscan apple dish collection I filled the curio with this fall. I received much of this as an inheritance from Hubby's Paternal Auntie when she found out I was collecting it.

But...I tend to Major in Minor details and if you look in the wee bottom left corner you'll feast your eyes on a small sampling of another inheritance I can't stop thinking of. This is Theodore Haviland..Troy. Hubby's Maternal Auntie left it to me recently. It is not dissimilar from my wedding or anniversary china.
 I love finding after season clearance merchandise wherever I roam so I meandered to the very back corner and found gorgeous stacks of napkins by Ralph Lauren and other designers.
  That is what my heart was thinking of  as the 1st of Christmas came out in the stores.    I brought 2 patterns home to look over with my dishes and Ralph Lauren had to go back because the colors were wonderfully bold and I needed subtle.  I snagged up their entire pile of 15 of these beauties.  Ivy Hill Home.  My fav price is $1/each or less but I splurged at $1.75 because they are really big and double sided...high quality.  And...I have never happened upon something that worked so well without sewing up a storm with my Mom. 
They have that cabbage rose olden feeling I love.
They would go amazingly well with my Mom's Fransiscan Desert Rose too!
Syracuse Forget Me Not china was an anniversary find in the Eastern Shore of VA on vaca several yrs ago. 
And, Lenox Southern Vista..our wedding china.  We picked this pattern out the day we got engaged.

If I ever have a large gathering it will be fun to use all 3 patterns at different tables.

Due to technical pics aren't so great and I cannot upload the pic I took of all china together with a napkin.  I will show tablescapes as they happen.

Sneaking into Tablescape Thursday at BNOTP with Susan.

because Show n Tell Friday is loaded and closed.

and                                                  Blue Monday at Smiling Sally
Happy Merry making, Denise Marie 

Dec 11, 2012

Bear Bed

I am figuring a few things out...way rusty at the technology that continues to improve in Blogland. 
 I gotta check on all the Memes and get the buttons from my fav spots still. 
I was thrilled when I saw this child's crib toy for $5 at the flea market!  Score!
Wishing you a Beary successful week of shopping, wrapping and just enjoying the lights and sounds of Christmas. 
I hope to suprise Sue Loves Cherries with a visit to Rednesday.