She Considers a field, and buys it,
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard
Proverbs 31: 16

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Country Living

Ok, on this Metamorhosis Monday I have to cheat, I have been so scatterbrained this week(checkout the rest of my blog then you will know what I mean), I didn't do anything for Metamorhsis Monday, but I have to participate.
So when I opened up the new Country Living Magazine that came in the mail yesterday I knew what I was going to post about.

For the lady's that don't get this magazine, you have to see this, a center piece fit for high tea, you can fill it with tea bags sugar cubs, mints, and so on.

March 2010 issue of COUNTRY LIVING
I will be on the lookout for a 5 tier candleholder and 5 tea cups without saucers ( if you find them with out saucers they will be cheaper).

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

I Promise To Never Break Your Heart

This is a silver napkin holder to eveyone, but to my husband Jim and I, it's a promise that I will never break his heart.
A couple years ago well about 11 years ago, Jim and I seen in the local papers that there was going to be a very nice auction on Saturday. Jim worked that Saturday so we went to the preview on Friday night. there was so much nice things there I just couldn't pick one so I made a list of things I would want, Jim had his eye on this victorian napkin holder. This is how we would narrow things down that we wanted, we would ask the each other if you didn't have this would it break your heart.
So of course we both had a long list so we had to do the narrow down process, Jim ended up with just one thing on his list and that was this napkin holder.
The next day my son and I went to the auction while Jim was at work ( my son at the time was about 8 months old). I pack up toys, bottles, pampers and all you need for a baby for a day at an auction.
I sat at that auction for 6 hours before that napkin holder went up for sale, ugh!
I got it after 6 hours at an aution with an 8 month old baby, I was not going to leave without that napkin holder after the day I had., even if it cost me $180.00 shhh don't tell.
So I decided not to tell Jim that I got it, I was going to hold it for an anniversary gift. Our anniversary was just a month away.
When I gave it to him there was a note with it, not sure what it said exactly, but something like, you said without this victorian napkin holder
your heart would be broken,
so with this victorian napkin holder
I promise to never break your Heart!

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It all started the other day when sitting at a Doctors appointment with my sister, well it started days before, but it was brought to my attention on this day, that I have been a scatterbrain.
Ok I was sitting at my sister's dr apt. with her, she needed me to go along to take picture's. anyway I was making fun of her choice of socks to wear for a Dr. apt. When she looked down at my shoes and started to laugh. I had put on one black and one brown boot on for the day. Now it was 3:00pm at this point and I left my house at 9:am that moring, I have been all over town with these boots on...and this is just the start of me realizing how scatterbrained I have been. Oh yea, I was supposed to be at the appointment at 1:45 and showed up at 1:15 because I just couldn't remember what time she told me to be there just 1 hour before.
I hope you follow along with this post because I have been all over the place in my head. I have had a headcold that is causing me to scatterbrained. My husband says it's not the cold it's who I am, whatever honey...

earlier in the day my husband and I had to deliver a load of white destressed furniture about a hour away, so I packed some things so I could do some sewing on the way. I sewed one bird with ribbon and forgot to add ribbon to the other two. I'll post about my birds later.

We got to the shop we deliver the furniture to, went in made the delivery, got back into the car and couldn't find my sewing needle, I looked everwhere, except on the side of my jeans where I stuck it before we went into the shop.

That was Wednesday, since that I have missed placed my coffee cup in the house still looking for it, I have fried hardboiled eggs that I just wanted to boil, put the dog in the spare room when company came over so she wouldn't jump on them and forgot I put her in there 5 hours later she got mad and barked, or she would still be in that room, I left the stove on after fixing dinner, when my husband put his plate in the sink thats when he saw the stove was still on. Left the milk sit out for hours on the kitchen counter, when I got home the milk was warm.
I just don't know who much more I can take!
Then I went to the grocery store with a list.
on my list I had bacon and eggs, I came across this coupon on the shelf by the bacon, it said buy two boxes of bacon and get 1$ off eggs, ok I just needed one box of bacon but I'll buy two, bacon is a favorite at our house someone will surly eat it.
Went to the check out ( my husband and I always play this guessing game at the checkout called guess how much we spent, I was 5$ off he was 55$ off, I haven't totally lost it). ok anyway lets get back on track. I checked out, we went to the car, it was cold outside, so I asked my husband for the keys while he loaded up the grocery's, no need for both of us to be cold, so I could start the car. He put the cart away and got in the car, he said where's the keys, I said I don't know you drove, duh, he said I just gave you the keys to start the car, I didn't start the car and I forgot I had the keys.
Then I looked down and saw that I had that stupid coupon in my pocket, I wouldn't have bought that extra bacon pack without the coupon. So I didn't get a dollor off of my eggs and i spent an extra 2.99 that I didn't need to spend, I hate when that happens!!

I started the washing machin and when it was done I relized I never put the cloths in it, that was this morning.
I just know there is more, I'm feeling a little scatterbrained right now to think of them, oh yea I just remember, this is a good one.
I went to Sam's club today because I needed more tissues, I didn't need just a box I needed a whole skidload of them the way my nose's is running so I went to the place I could buy them by bulk! When I left Sam's the snow was coming down really good by now, a bit blinding
( I'm blaming the snow)
I couldn't find my car, thank God for car alarms. I had to hit the alarm to find it two alise over.
I seem to be keeping myself very busy most of the day, it's just that I don't get anything done.
Ok thats not as bad as what my husband did the other day.
He went to Lowe's useing my van, when he left Lowe's 2 hours later ( why does it take them that long in there, whats up with that) well anyway, he was looking for his truck when he came out of Lowe's and couldn't find it, while in the parking lot he let out some @&%*@^& and a guy heard him, the guy asked whats wrong, my husband said someone stole my truck (at this point I'm laughing so hard already LOL)!! The guy asked my husband did you let the keys in it, so my hubby said no there in my pocked, he pulled the keys out of his pocket and relized he had my van. Can you image how he felt after telling that guy his truck was stolen, yum yum he had to eat some humble pie, and I bet it was bitter! LOL!!
Is it just me? Or could I very well be losing my mind. At what point do I just lock myself inside in fear of doing something or should I say not doing something I should do, I have not however forgotten to pickup my son up from school, I think I'll let that job to my husband for now, but them again this might be wearing off on him some.
I'll be taking it easy until next time,
Scatterbrain aka Melissa

Friday, January 29, 2010

It's A Mantel Party

I've link up to "The Stories from A 2 Z" for her Friday Mantel Party, so stop over to her blog to see more Mantels. .
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Baby It's Cold Outside

How beautiful holly looks glazed with ice and some snow,

The statue that is in my garden just waiting for spring,

I took these pictures in 2009 of things in my back yard covered in snow and ice, looks a bit like a winter wonder land.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Silver Sunday / Silver by Tiffany

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a cople years ago I bought a large vintage server at an aution, when I was taking the drawers out of it to paint the server I found this box in a bottom hidden drawer.
It said "Tiffany & Co. Fith Avenue & 57th Street New York
Sterling Silver Cocktail Swords by Tiffany"
When I opened the box I thought it would be empty, but it wasn't. The box had in it just what it said it did.

Happing Hunting.
God Bless,

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Enchanted Space

I was inspired by a hat.
Warning......Lots of photos ahead.....

I found this new painting tool, it works GREAT to trim out a room. no more paint on the trim and ceiling.

out with the blue in this room and in with the pink, the color I choose to use is called Plaster of Paris.

Woooo so glad the painting is done. I don't mind painting, it's just that I'm very picky on the out come of the job, so it takes me a long time to paint. Patients is something you need to get a good paint job and it's also something I don't have alot of, so for that it makes painting a long job for me.

an antique dresser that I picked up at an auction, for not as much as you are thinking.

I love this vintage doll

Picture frames painted the same white as the furniture and hung above the bed, because I don't have a headboard, now I don't need one.

My yard long rose picture. I love it. found it in this antique frame, the guy that I bought it from said his wife had it for along time hanging in their home.

vintage wicker baby hamper, so sweet in pink.

when I found this antique foot stool it was in real need of a redo. I took off the antique fabric and found hourse hair for the stuffings, had to replace that.

This room has been many different rooms for our family over the years and now it's found it's last redo for a long long time to come.
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