Friday, December 28, 2012

Breadman Bakes

Our colder weather has breadman baking up a storm, keeps the house cozy and warm!
The latest loaf of Sourdough, he has learned a technique for getting the best crunchy crust.

Garden Antiques Tablescape

I'm already thinking spring, so I raided the garden shop and created a little table scape to represent spring, right down to the empty bird nest I found in the yard one year.

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The earlier arrangement looking tired!

SPRING is just around the corner.....I hope!

I'm such a boo hoo California wimp when it comes to
 weather, I want it perfect all the time.
The colder weather has kept my pansies holding up longer though!

So cheerful.....

Saturday, December 15, 2012

19th C. Primitive American Bench

It's been a long time since I've come upon a 
 primitive furniture piece that I just had to have.
But, this week, I not only found one but two.
The 8' long bench has boot jack legs and the
backgammon board card table above it, C. 1900 - 1920.
I love the graphics on the old game boards and
have several of the lighter colored ones.


This was nerve wracking, watching Handyman Husband 
climbing the old wooden ladder he modified to fit on the stairs.

Whew, almost there!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Life without my Imac.....

a few days ago I received an email from Apple notifying me that the hard drive on my 27" Imac would need to be replaced and that they would need to keep it 2 or 3 days.
OMG, panic set in, could I live that long without my lifeline to family, friends and the internet?
Suddenly I remembered my long forgotten laptop that had been relegated to the back of the closet along with some old books!
That tiny PC fired right up and saved me! I had thought of selling or donating it, but not now, it's here to stay!