March is such a sad month for me....aside from the fact that winter, my very most favorite season, ends this month....both my parents died in the month of March. My father died at the age of 37 from cancer, what a horrible horrible disease that is, that was on March 30th, 47 years ago....I was just 4 years old. My mother died from heart failure on March 20th just 5 years ago....she was out to dinner one evening with friends, walking into a restaurant, fainted, and that was it, her heart just stopped....what a terrible shock that was. She and I were not super duper close but I do miss her dearly. I miss being able to pick up the telephone and give her a call whenever I needed to talk to someone. I am an only child so I'm all that is left. March just leaves me feeling mighty blue to say the least ::::heavy sigh::::
Ok now with my reality aside, I wanted to share with you the new little wall cupboard that hubby made recently for me. It is fashioned after one that Linda has which was fashioned after one that Kathy has! Thank you Linda for measuring your's for me! I also copied the way Linda's is finished which is painted in the color named Powell Buff from Benjamin Moore and then sanded and stained with American Walnut from Minwax. I just finished it last weekend and I think it came out dirtier looking than originally intended but it's growing on me. I had hubs hang it for me in the dining room and I've tried my very best to decorate it with a "less is more" approach....what do you think? There are two things that I bought special to go inside this cupboard....the stack of boxes with the little animal on top is from Jackie of T.F.C. Folk Art, the boxes are just the perfect size for this shelf! Then right below is an adorable little doll that was made by Karen of Primitive Treasures at Gingerbread Cottage....I am such a fan of her handmades....she does beautiful work! On the bottom shelf is a cute little framed willow tree stitchery....I sell them in my shoppe and just had to keep one for myself!
Speaking of Karen's handmades, I have another of her lovely little dolls sitting on the table that sets in the bay window of our study. This arrangement was inspired by an arrangement that Linda has or had in her office. The beautiful feather basket was made by Pam, I got the fabric covered books from Primfolks By Judy, and the bird pin cushion from Tammy over at Rock River Stitches. The tall wedding band hog scraper candlestick is something I've had for quite a long time but I really like how it all looks. Thank you Linda for the inspiration!
Well this weekend it's supposed to be at or above sixty degrees here in Central Virginia which is much too warm for me so as Mother Nature drags me kicking and screaming into spring, at least I know that there are many who the season makes happy so in that I can take solace.
Enjoy your weekend!