Waiting on Spring

Hi friends,

It’s been bitter cold here for the last month or so.  We’ve had snow, ice and extremely low temperatures for this area, and just when things start looking up, we are getting ready for another blast,  looking on the positive side, we will surely appreciate Spring even more…right?

 

Snow Bunnies

I’m hosting a ladies luncheon in the next couple of weeks, so I’ve been working on a few spring decorations…trying a new DIY project for Easter eggs.  I’ll let you know later how it turns out, but in the meantime, I’m putting away some of my winter d├ęcor and trying to organize closets and etc.

snow Bunnies

In the meantime, I’ve been making these adorable little paper roses for a banner to hang over the dessert table. They’re so much fun to make and I think they will add a little Spring charm.

Snow Bunnies

 

 

Snow Bunnies

After a few days of being housebound, we took a short drive through horse country where I snapped a few photo’s of the horses and deer. 

 

Lexington Horse farm

 

 

deer in snow

 

 

deer

We saw lots of “snow” faces!

 

Albert

This little guy keeps a “snow face.”

Thanks for stopping by today….I hope you have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Love,

Mary

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Little French Table

Happy New Year everyone!

We are spending New Year’s at the lake cottage.

It’s been a lot of fun even though the weather has been anything but pleasant.  I hesitated taking photo’s because it’s rained constantly, the dark grey skies makes it difficult to get very much natural light, but decided to write a post anyway.

The last time we were here, I painted a little side table that we only use only when we have extra company.

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This little table was actually fine before,  but I wanted to lighten it up a bit.

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I first painted it with a regular cream latex paint, but when I started to distress the edges and legs, it peeled off in chunks…even after it was first sanded.  Since that didn’t work, my sister in law, suggested I try painting it with Annie Sloan’s chalk paint. She and my niece have taken chalk painting classes, and have finished several beautiful pieces.

I’m so thankful that she left her brushes and waxes for me to use on this piece.  It can get pricy when you purchase the paint, along with the brushes and waxes.  However, if you have several pieces you want to paint, it’s worth the extra cost.

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If you’re interested in seeing the different colors and finishes, click on Pinterest, also check out this link, and it will show you how to mix the colors to get the look you want.

Photo's of chalk painted table (1 of 34) New Years Eve photo for 2015 blog post This was taken several years ago, at New Years, but it seems I always kept it covered. Even though it’s not perfect,  It’s so much better than the dark, uneven varnish.

It’s perfectly…..imperfect!

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black eyed peas, corned beef and cabbage!

  I grew up in a Southern family eating black-eyed peas and cabbage on New Year's Day.  It was and still is a tradition that is supposed to bring good luck, and financial prosperity in the coming year. One can only hope!

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Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? 

That’s all for today friend. I’ll leave you with one of my favorite Irish Blessings.

May your pockets be heavy and your

heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

~Irish Blessing

wishing you good luck for the new year!

love, Mary

 

 

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