Welcome to my crazy life! I love to refinish and re create on a dime. Join me in this adventure creating beautiful in your home. I live in South Western Ontario, am married to the most amazing man (he has to be amazing to put up with all the "junk" I bring home) Together we have 4 GREAT adult kids, one daughter in law ( I couldn't have asked for a better woman for our son) and I'm Oma to the cutest and brightest little boy. Yes I'm biased!
I think we all have our collections. Especially those of us that are in this remodeling/recreating business.
I love my clocks and scales
My husband is loving the scales and he now has an obsession for vintage fans.
But when it comes to Christmas it's a whole new ball game.
I love sleds. But so far I've kept it to really small ones. They can take up so much room, and I just don't want to deal with it. (for now...the time will come)
It's really Santa I'm obsessed with.
But they have to be different than the traditional ones.
I try very hard to keep them together, in one section of our great room. I think my family would declare a mutiny if they started popping up all over the house.
This one is the only really "traditional" one that I have. I picked this one up in the summer at a yard sale. Santa moves, lights up and recites "Twas the night before Christmas" I thought my grandson would love it. (in time)
I have some porcelain one and some that are cloth and others that I think were meant for the top of the tree. I even have one that was probably popular 20 years ago with the coloured fiber optic lights
See how most are gathered?
I like to find unusual ones...or ones that have great facial expressions.
This is my newest one. I seldom see them with grey clothes and I'm really in love with grey this year.
And what tree would be complete without a paper mache santa? I mean if you have to have an addition you have to go all the way right?
What are you addicted to at this time of year?
Come on, you can tell me.
My sister loves her snowmen...and I totally feed her addiction. She's gotten a few from me this year. :)
Oh my, I have not been blogging like I normally do.
It's been a very busy fall.
The Christmas season is normally pretty busy, but it seems like we have been having family gatherings just about every weekend since September.
I think we may take a couple of days off to be by ourselves right after Christmas. I think..I hope.
I've been working hard.
I mean really hard. If you follow me on facebook, you can see all the things I've been doing. I really encourage you to do that.
A couple of weeks ago I did a dresser for a new client. I don't think I even have pictures of it for you.
And if you don't know how this business works it goes something like this.
Client calls..." I have a friend"
Me..."friends are good"
Client..."she has some stuff she wants to get rid of, I'm not sure if you would be interested. I mean I'm sorry if you aren't, it's old, you like old stuff right?"
Me... "I love old stuff"
Client.."I told her you might like it, here is her number you can pick it up right away, she wants it gone"
numbers are exchanged and I make the call.
After all it's old stuff.
I went, I looked I brought home
Isn't it sweet?
I love when clients think of me. Thank you MJ :)
Of course I had to get to work on it.
I picked a colour combo of Cottage white and sage green.
And she turned out wonderfully :)
I forgot to remove the dust from the top after the final sanding.
I love when all the pieces are still there. Often these sliding drawers are gone. This one had lots of ink stain, so the bottoms of the drawers were taken out and flipped over before I even tried to finish it off. I could have sealed it and hoped for the best, but I've learned that sometimes it's easier to flip it than to fight it :)
So much nicer now don't you think?
And the new owner is so pleased. She went home tonight. :)
The perfect piece for Christmas gatherings.
I hope Tracey sends me pictures of it in it's new home.
I have been so busy doing Custom orders lately that I haven't had time to do any of the stash things I've picked up.
Customs are great, and I love fulfilling the dreams of my clients. But sometimes it's nice to just do a piece for the love of doing it.
I picked this up last summer. Asked hubby where I got it (normally I'm really good at remembering) He couldn't remember and I couldn't remember so it's our mystery piece.
The mirror is missing, but I don't care. It's actually more flexible this way. A mirror can be hung behind it, or use it as a desk for a child or as a hall table...entertainment center. Even as an extra table during the Holidays (picture snacks and drinks on it)
But it needed a bit of loving, and I was sooooooooooo willing to give that.
oh the sweetness of it all.
If I had a little girl or a grand daughter this would be perfect. But as it is (daughter grown and only one grandson "so far") it's up for sale for anyone interested. :)