Sunday, May 3, 2015

20 Minutes and a Lot of Elbow Grease


A weekend find that I knew was going to take some muscle! A friend had these candleholders in her yard sale. I think many people would look at something like this and say, Nope. I also know there are products that you can just dip silverplate into to clean it, but I'm old-fashioned. I like to clean silver the way my mother did, with Wright's Silver Cream. 


Twenty minutes yielded one beautiful result.



I think I'll wait til tomorrow to do the other two!

















Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.

Another Bright and Beautiful Day

What a difference a few hours of good sleep makes! I was exhausted last night but this morning I was awake early and ready for what's next.

Larry is still sleeping and he can hang in there as long as he wants today. He's worked hard the past week and deserves the rest. I took my tea to the porch, along with our local monthly newspaper. I enjoy this paper because it focuses on what is best and positive in our county--no pics or drug busts, wife beaters, etc, just the things that make this a good place to live. While I know there is plenty of "hard" news out there, I prefer to spend my time reading about people who are shaking things up, and the history articles submitted by Mike Ruben. Makes a fine morning read.


 So, here are a few photos of recent booth work. I realized when I downloaded my photos that I didn't take very many at all--only a few of the Ravenswood booth.

This table and 2 chairs has been in progress for a while. I am happy with the way they came out. I found a bit of blue toile fabric at a thrift store and it was perfect for these chairs. I think it makes a nice breakfast set.




The black hutch was my second major finished project this week. I'm pretty happy with how it came out. And I have my kitchen back! This thing was taking up a lot of space, but I'm painting a dresser in the log room, my usual work area, so I was in the kitchen with this one.


I've had this green chair for a year, and finally got the fabric put on it. It's kinda cool-it folds up.


The dresser moved from Spencer to Ravenswood. We completed the move-out from Spencer on Thursday. It's an amazing lot of work to dismantle a booth, and then to figure out what to do with all the stuff.



This booth seems to be taking on a "shabby" look. Not intentional, but that apparently is the direction I'm going. Sales have been very good so far. I have two separate space in this mall; one is two booths, the other a single. I've been considering making the single more of a primitive focus, but it will take some time to make the shift.




That's all for today. I'm getting ready to make some waffles with strawberries for breakfast, and some good coffee to enjoy on the deck on this beautiful morning. Join me!



Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Done

We're finished, in more ways than one.

All booths are finally rearranged, updated, and whatever else needed to be done.

I can breathe a big sigh of relief.

Now comes the next hard part: sorting all the stuff we took out of various booths and deciding whether to keep, send to auction or to a charity store. But that I can do here, on my own time.

It's been a touch week with lots of furniture moved, stuff packed, van loading and unloading. But my goodness it feels good to say DONE!

I have a few pictures to share of some of what we accomplished. Tomorrow. Right now I am putting my feet up and unwinding. It's Saturday night, but the biggest excitement we'll get into is watching that gorgeous moon rising.



Copyright Susanna Holstein. All rights reserved. No Republication or Redistribution Allowed without attribution to Susanna Holstein.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...