Thursday, November 16, 2017

Countdown to Winterfest 2017 ~Two Days ~Our Pumpkin Patch

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving Week without a Pumpkin Patch.

What do you see when you look at this 
stack of thrift store sweaters?

That's right...

Pumpkins.

Sweater sleeves, little twigs, and some homespun...

are a nice contrast to the 
wooden pumpkins in our shop.

There are pumpkins of calico,

pumpkins of homespun,

and pumpkins of sweater knit.
They are all priced, packed and ready to go.
Stop by our Pumpkin Patch at Winterfest and say Hello.

We look forward to seeing you.

Take care,
~Natalie

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Countdown to Winterfest 2017 ~Three days ~Holiday Critters are Ready and Waiting

Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday.
The decorations are few and far between.
These stuffed turkeys are one of my favorite.

This year I have a "thing" for the safety pins
that I rusted.
It holds Tom Turkey's shawl in place.

Shake those tail feathers!

This is how they looked a month ago...

I love how they take on a personality when they are finished.

The Wise Old Owls are also priced, packed, and ready to go.

This is what they looked like the last time you saw them.
They look a lot smarter now, don't they?!

And in this box...
Oh wait, Lucy is not for sale.
She is priceless!

Take care,
~Natalie

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Countdown to Winterfest 2017 ~Four Days

These snowmen are packed and ready to go.

I have a box of vintage wool in my storage room...
I found a piece that was perfect for these scarves.

I also experimented with making rusty safety pins.
I like how they hold the scarf in place.

This final week is full of many big finishes.

I'm excited to show you more...
Stay tuned.

Take care,
~Natalie

Friday, November 3, 2017

TGIF ~A Look at our Garage Project ~Or Maybe I Should Say Man Cave

Two months have passed since we showed you 
what was happening in our garage.

It is Jasmine's favorite spot to chill.

If the foyer door is open, she will go out on her own
and wait for one of us to join her.

Hubby does just that, when he gets home from work.
Jasmine supervises from her chair.

Remember the workbench that hubby built a couple years ago?
It occupys the prime spot under the little window.

Hubby also built a stand for the giant vintage TV.

He found the perfect clock at WalMart,
and I scored this ladder at a friend's rummage sale.

This croquet set belonged to his parents.
It is just charming, isn't it?!

Proudly on display, the Precious Cargo banner.
All the guys signed it when they were together
for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction.

The treat table...hubby's cigars in the humidor.
And Jasmine treats in the Pounce container.

The Man Cave is complete.

This is the first Winterfest Project off the workbench.

It is so nice to have the space to create.

Take care,
~Natalie

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween to our Family & Friends

Have a safe and fun filled evening.

This photo was taken 25 years ago,
and is one of my favorites...
carving a jack-o-lantern together 
 is a great family tradition.

Trick or Treat!
~Natalie

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Things in my House Thursday ~Forming A Feline Friendship ~An Update

This is our greeting when we return home after an evening out.
Not sure they are friends,
but they are tolerating each other.

You might remember that Jasmine 
came to live with us last spring.

Several friends have asked how they are getting along...
Lucy says, "Yes, she is still here."

If this photo had sound effects,
you would hear Jasmine growling.

Many of their negotiations have taken place
on or near the stairway.

Just another stare-down.

Sometimes Lucy appears to be the intimidator...

Then sometimes, Jasmine has the power.



But Lucy used her smooth,
slow motion moves,
and got past her.

Jasmine on her favorite perch in the kitchen...
wondering if Lucy knows she's there.

Yeah, Lucy knows.

And then, there's the watering hole...


Problem solved...put out two water dishes.

Don't you wish you knew what they were saying?


There is hope.

Take care,
~Natalie