Thursday, May 21, 2009

Away for awhile~

We are busy busy here on Grant St. from graduation, parties, sports and that yucky old work~
Tons to get done and not enough time, so I will be taking a break from blogging. I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, bye for now~
Picture from Country Living

Thursday, May 14, 2009

You called my chairs what~

I know that our husbands totally don't get the whole vintage thing, right? Mine rarely says anything he plays along so well with all my finds. But this time he just did not get it. My parents friends the McCall's gave me these wonderful metal retro chairs. The McCall's are wonderful people and they were so kind to give me four of them from there. My brother carted them back from our family cottage in Michigan, My sweet husband was so bothered that I had brought more "furniture" into our house. They sat in our driveway for a week or two and he finally had enough. His exact words were " are you gonna let those hillybilly chairs sit there any longer. My response was hillbilly chairs, do you know what a great find those are and they were free! I added them to the front porch and love them. I need to run out and mix the chairs up after looking at the pics, but you get the idea. He still does not get it! But I can bet he will be sitting on one this weekend, kickin' back and relaxin' on the front porch~
P.S. Instead of sitting out on the deck with a fire and the ball game blaring last night, we sat on the front porch~ And it's still driving him crazy. "Bristol I have to sand these chairs down and paint them they look bad. As much as I love your stuff the neigbors don't get it:) But they are super comfortable and they rocked Griffin to sleep"

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mail Call and Some Not so Fresh Flowers

Since I did not have time this week to get fresh flowers I threw these together. So easy and it took me all of 15 minutes. I folded my tea dyed coffee filters in an accordian fold and secured with a wire in the middle. When secure pull out each layer of the fold. I attached a bamboo skewer for the stem. Not so fresh, but oh so pretty~I saw this great idea in Midwest Living to use old mailboxes for storage. I always struggle for a place to put mail and I thought this would do the trick. Not having an old mailbox I went 5 minutes down the road for a black mailbox at Lowes. It worked perfect and will do the job until I find a nice old chippy one~