Wednesday, November 25, 2009

~ Happy Thanksgiving ~

I know everyone is probably busy cooking and baking but I wanted to get in my wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

Monday, November 23, 2009

~ Snowball Flicker Candle ~

Well I have another cute item to share with you today!  I just received my order for these cute snowball flicker candles that are handmade in Pennsylvania and I've just posted them for sale in my web shoppe!

 Also, if you haven't read my previous post below, please do so and let me know your opinion, I appreciate all of your comments!

Have a lovely evening!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

~ Need Opinions / Advice ~

Ok ladies....I have a situation I'd like to share with you and get your motherly opinions and advice on. Our youngest son is 19, he is the most responsible and trustworthy 19 year old that I have personally ever known, and has never given us any reason to doubt his word. For about a year now he has been obsessed with buying a Corvette. He knows he can't afford a brand new one and wants an '05. He works near full time hours and saves his money. Husband and I have been hoping that he would take at least a couple of years to save enough for the down payment but on Friday he announced to us that he now has enough money and is ready to start looking for one to buy. He will need one of us to co-sign the loan so essentially we are in control ultimately of whether or not he achieves this goal. He has his expenses all planned out so that he can afford both the car payment and full coverage insurance. Both husband and I feel that it seems unusual for a 19 year old to have a Corvette. It's not that we're afraid he's going to drive recklessly because that's not what he's about. We don't feel right telling him "no" just because we don't think a person his age should have such a car. It just doesn't seem right for some reason and I'd love to hear what others think!!

I guess maybe I'm looking for someone to tell me that it's ok? I dunno!

Friday, November 20, 2009

~ Angel Vine Garland ~

From the same place I got those pine candle rings, I purchased the last 5 of their Angel Vine Garlands, these are really nifty! They're so light and wispy and easy to work with. I've just posted them for sale in my web shoppe. I will check back after the first of the year to see if they get more in so for now there's just 5 of them!

Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

~ Faux Pine Candle Ring ~

I don't know about you but I have had the hardest time finding an artificial pine candle ring without cones and berries etc. JUST pine that isn't cheap looking. So when I found this one the other day I ordered several for my shoppe because I was thinking that I might not be the only one having a difficult time finding them! Well they just arrived and I am quite pleased with them! It's a small wreath that's on a grapevine base so it looks nice and full. I think the pine alone looks more colonial and it's exactly what I've been searching for!

I am so anxious to decorate, it won't be long now!!

**UPDATE** These are all gone....I never sold out of anything so fast!....I wish I had bought more!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

~ Project Completed! ~

For the past few months my husband has been working on a big project for me and today it is finally done! Our 25th Wedding Anniversary is on Tuesday and this is the perfect gift, thank you dear! I have named it the Folkart Cabinet. The line you see behind the heart is actually a lamp chain that hangs down against the wall in the corner.
Here's how it began:
Here is my husband:
I designed the cabinet from elements taken from basically three other cabinets I've seen. Here it is before the doors had hinges:
Nice roomy drawer:I saw an olde cabinet with a heart in the middle of the backsplash in a popular book and it was the inspiration for the backsplash on my cabinet.The shape at the bottom was inspired by yet a different cabinet I saw in a picture.It was painted with two coats of flat black then heavily sanded then hand rubbed with Tudor Brown Briwax. I found the Briwax really difficult to work with so I'm sure I wasn't doing something right and I'm sure I put on too much. This picture was taken with the camera flash on:
This picture was taken with the camer flash off:Here is a close-up of the finish:
The roomy drawer houses all of my candle supplies along with tarts and tealights.Lots of storage with room to spare:It sets in the corner of the family room where my chippy white sideboard sat. The hanging window is still suspended above. I've always had a "thing" about empty corners and I've had that window there for many years.
The chain that hangs down the back in the corner is from this chandelier that hangs above the area. Someday I hope to have a primitive tin light fixture here:I've moved some Autumn decor from the sideboard onto the Folkart Cabinet:
But this week I'll be putting that all away then cleaning everything to make it gleam in preparation for the Christmas decorating I'll be doing the day after Thanksgiving. I've been tempted to start now but I'm such a creature of habit so that's the plan.

I'm gonna go and watch the NASCAR race now, there's only one left this season after today. I sure do miss the races during their off season.

Have a great rest of your Sunday and a wonderful week!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

~ Veteran's Day ~

Thank you to all the men and women who serve our country, Happy Veteran's Day!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

~ Candles ~

I love candles with a passion and am always trying new ones. Of course I have my favorites but I love trying different looks and scents. This past week I received an order of a new line of jar candles for my shoppe and of course I have to try them to make sure they are worthy of offering to my customers! Well I am so thrilled with the two that I've tried that I wanted to share! I am very particular when it comes to how jar candles burn....I hate when the wick smoulders and smells bad when you blow it out....I also hate when wicks don't burn well and give me all sorts of problems. Well so far these candles have wonderful wicks and their scent throw is fantastic! So if you are looking for a new candle to try, I highly recommend these! Not just because I am selling them but because I am a candle-a-holic and when I find a new one I love I want to share the discovery!