Friday, March 5, 2010

~ Melancholy March ~

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!


Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I am so sorry March is such a sad month for you my friend. I can see why with those 2 sad dates. (((((HUGS))))

I am so flattered that you liked my diplays enough to try your own. Yours came out great! I love the special new trasures you got for the cabinet. Just right!

I am loking forward to spring and rying to NOT think of what comes after it! LOL Have a great weekend!

basketsnprims said...

Janet, I love your new cabinet, just beautiful & everything is displayed perfectly You have such beautiful handmades from some very talented artists. Thanks for mentioning the feather basket & I'm so happy that you like it.
I'm so sorry that you are going through such a sad time. I feel so bad for you.

Karen ~ Life In A Primitive English Cottage said...

Janet I am so sorry to hear of your Melancholy March, I don't blame you for feeling sad in this month, sending you loads of hugs from across the pond to remind you that somebody over here considers you to be a very good friend.

I love your new displays, and thankyou so much for mentioning the little dolls.

Keep your chin up girl!

At Home With Amy said...

I'm so sorry Janet that March is such a sad month for you. I completely understand why. I pray that the Lord will lift your spirits and you can find joy in March again.

Your cabinet is wonderful. What a fabulous job you did on it. I love the candle hangers on the door. Could you please tell me where you purchased them?

Have a great day.

ohiofarmgirl said...

I am so sorry...what a terrible way to lose both parents!!I wish you blessings of happiness.
I have been spring cleaning since we have a graduation party here this spring...boring!lol
Spring is my least favorite time...mud...mud...mud...but we still have snow and I could see my breath when I was out this morning so spring isn't nearly here yet! Blessings, Dianntha

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

((((((((((♥HUGS for you♥)))))))))
Sorry this is a sad month for ya.

Love the cupboard and your display!
You guys did a wonderful job on it!
Love your collection of handmades too, Janet.
...everything looks perfect!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Janet,
I know how you feel, my mom's birthday is March 11th so until that date passes I feel a little low.

I love your cabinet you both did a wonderful job and the new treasures just go so well:)


~Judy~ said...

So sorry this is such a sad month for you. I am reallng loving your cabinet!!! It's the perfect color and perfectly decorated. Just enough....

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I am so sorry friend about your Dad and Mom. I will be thinking of you and praying you have some peace this month. Everyone says you get over it YOU DON'T, I say you adjust it to your life which sometimes takes years and years, it is never ever easy to lose a loved one, bless your heart.

I LOVE the new cabinet. It looks great and how you decorated it is perfect!!!!

God Bless and Big Hugs,
Hillcrest Home Prims

Linda said...

Hi Janet.............more hugs coming your way. Just know that you have good blog friends who are thinking of you in this stressful time for you.
I really like the color and finish on your little cupboard. I have a few pieces myself that I am thinking about doing in a lighter shade like that. All of your displays are so nice and inspiring.
Have a good weekend.

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

So sorry,Janet, for your losses!..BIG hugs to you!!!

Your cabinet turned out wonderful!!...And what great pieces you have to decorate with...I LOVE those dolls!!..Thanks for sharing the link!!

The weather is suppose to be sunny and in the 70's here this weekend!!..Can we stand it??..Our temps have been below normal all winter, but still nice!

Have a good weekend!!~~hugs,Jen

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi Janet, I understand completely your feelings. My parents past away too. Both die from heart failures, my mom will be 4 years in August and my dad will be 17yrs in Sept. Is so hard live without them, I missed them a lot. Your displays are awesome. Love everything on them. Beautiful cabinet!

ChristinaP said...

Your cabinet is beautiful....the color looks great with all of your display! Sorry to hear about the tough time you're having this month.

Pieced Pastimes said...

Sorry to hear that March is such a tough time for you. The cupboard your hubby made is just lovely and it looks wonderful how you have it displayed. Take Care.

Kris ~ Simply Prim said...

I'm so sorry that is such a sad month for you, Janet. (((hugs)))

I love your new cabinet. You have it displayed perfectly! I love your display on your table, too! Very nice!

Enjoy your weekend!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Sorry March is so sad for you, but after the week i have had i can so understand. My mom had open heart surgery on Wednesday, so thankful that things are alittle better so far.

Wanda/Ridge Farm Nesting Place said...

Janet,I am so sorry that this is such a sad month for you. (((♥)))

Your cabinet is beautiful!!! Love the displays you have inside :)

Have a great weekend.

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Great new cabinet AND displays! I so enjoy seeing your pictures. Hope March passes quickly for you. One of my happiest days is March 10, my son was born 41 years ago on that date. Enjoy a sunshiny weekend, Dawn

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about March being a sad month for you...but completely understand why. Sending hugs your way.
Love your cupboard!! It turned out great!!

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Janet I'm so sorry this month is a sad month. I hope you keep busy and just get through it. My mom is like that with February and I'm always so glad for her when it's over.

I'll wish some snow flurries to cheer you as long as you promise not to send them back!

I love your new cabinet and you displayed it so well. The color is wonderful.

Sending hugs ~ Jenn

ctlogcabin said...

Janet ~~ Love & Big Hugs being sent from CT also, hope all the good thoughts & hugs you are getting via the computer will somehow make you feel a little better. You & Don have another winner your cupboard looks wonderful. May March pass quickly for you...EnJoy the race today. Connie xox



Lori said...

Big hugs to you today! I'm sorry to hear March is such a sad month for you.
I am a winter lover too! Although I make things year round it just seems like being cozy inside on a winters day working on a rug or sampler or other hand-did is the best!
Love your new cupboard and collections inside. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Janet - Thank you so much for your kind words not good things to have in common but none the less we can understand each other. So sorry for your pain. Hugs back atcha. ♥