Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tweedledum and Tweedledee, The Ol Gray Mare aint what she used to be, All that glitters is not gold and other fun things !


This is just a fun thing with no story – boring…keep reading my stuff will get a little funner (I don’t think funner is a word….LOL) I purchased this little wall shelf a few years ago. It was white  (sorry forgot the before picture) and I love bead board.  I didn’t love the white. I had a left over scrolly  thing used from my magazine project.



Ta Da ! Easy and now I truely love it ! Tip- use wood glue for scrolly things not hot glue – hot glue will not hold after it dries –


Along comes Tweedledum and Tweedledee: (from Alice and Wonderland)

I purchased Tweedledum and Tweedledee at a garage sale for a buck a piece. The original price tags show $12.99. I know the lady was thinking “Yeah , I am getting rid of these horrid twins” While I was thinking “ I am SO going to re-vamp these litlle dudes and they are going to learn to be on their best behavior !” I had to be careful not to say a word, as she may have not sold them to me…LOL !


Here the twins are getting a coat of paint…I taped up the centers as I planned on painting a lighter color and didn’t want to fight over the black paint..


The monograms are temporary – I want a nice scroll  - but, you get the idea.  I also want some topiary to plant inside…maybe.


  I thought of this ol kiddy song seeing this poor table on its last leg..

Oh, the old gray mare brown table , she ain't what she used to be,
Ain't what she used to be, ain't what she used to be.
The old gray mare brown table, she ain't what she used to be,
Many long years ago.

A trip to Home Depot to purchase a dowel to plug up the legs to get her to stand up again was in order. Thanks to the hubby for sanding them down (they had to be at an angel to fit). Hubbies can be handy at times. I love my hubby.


Sad but, true…this table has seen better days….I used to have a complete set – coffee table and end tables too. As they got worn out I donated them – I am kicking my self now.  As you can see from the top , it is in poor condition. I started to sand and almost forgot to take a picture of the top.        U.G.L.Y.    U.G.L.Y.       U.G.L.Y.


See how pretty it is transformed with some paint !   You can still see the grain in the wood…


Still doing some drying . Got super lucky with a warm rainless day !

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I captured this beauty at the thrift store. I am always looking at them for new but, never like the price or the finish…. I thought of this line….didn’t even know it was from Skakespeare until I GOOGLED it….I LOVE GOOGLE – it makes me seem smart,  LOL !

O hell! what have we here?
A carrion Death, within whose empty eye
There is a written scroll! I'll read the writing.
All that glitters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told:
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold:
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
Had you been as wise as bold,
Young in limbs, in judgment old,
Your answer had not been inscroll'd:
Fare you well; your suit is cold.

048She is a Black beauty now. All that glitters is not gold but, could be something really great ! Don’t cha love it ? It is super heavy and has great detail.

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Hugs ~ Kammy

p.s. I have many more projects up my sleeve – so stay tuned….

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tablescape Thursday – Peony Patch by Paula Deen

When I saw the “Queen of Butter” aka Paula Deen’s Magazine - a couple of months ago, I spotted her dishes called Peony Patch. I tried to google it on line and saw that it was no longer available (why do magazines always do that ?) I was pleased as punch when I went into Tuesday Morning a couple of weeks ago and they had this set of Paula’s dishes marked down from $110.00 to $39.99 ! Of course I bought a set and here it is:





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I just love them…I really want some pink placemats but, couldn’t find any. I bought the napkins at the thrift store to give me some pink.

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Hugs ~ Kammy

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday –Flowers at Sunset

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Playing with my camera at sunset in my front yard .

Hugs ~ Kammy

p.s. This is so short cuz, I just warn myself out for: Met Monday and Thrifty Treasures,Tuesday Teaparty and I have the Tablescape Thursday done – and I work full time – a girl needs her easy posts sometimes..LOL

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Tea Time Tuesday – Beehives and Wildflowers

Time for Tea Time Tuesday hosted by Barb at

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6-7-09 085This is my sons dog Gunner, he wanted to play ball the whole time I was doing my “photo shoot”6-7-09 098 The infamous Mr.Grady Tucker…..wondering what I was doing…he is really nosey !

6-7-09 103 My Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage plates made in Portugal

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My old fashioned wire shopping basket I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby – I just loved it and had to have it !

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The quilt is really old ( I didn’t make this one) it is a Grandma’s flower garden pattern and there are tons of pieces.

Hugs ~ Kammy

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thrifty Treasures and Met Monday – The Mirror from Snow White, A Tuffet to Sit Upon and Other Tales…….

Do you remember Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ? Here are some famous lines from the film:

Queen: Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?
Magic Mirror: Famed is thy
beauty, Majesty. But hold, a lovely maid I see. Rags cannot hide her gentle grace. Alas, she is more fair than thee.
Queen: Alas for her! Reveal her name.
Magic Mirror: Lips red as the rose. Hair black as ebony.
Skin white as snow.
Queen: Snow White! Kammy !

Ha, ha , ha , ha , ha…..I am now the owner of this fine mirror !

After searching every time I go to a thrift store or garage sale, I found it ! It was $4.99 and a gaudy gold ! In the film, the “Slave of the magic mirror” spoke to the Queen…The Queen is gone and now the mirror speaks to me….Unfortunately it has told me to lose 15 pounds and gosh you are getting old ! The nerve I say ! I though maybe by modernizing it  (the “Slave”) would be pleased and say nice things to me…..You be the judge ….Here are before during and after photos:

6-20-09 089  Please don’t look too close – I was a mess…painting other stuff all day…..I think I need that Fairy Godmother from Cinderella !

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I just taped her up good and sprayed it with one buck spray paint.


I like the way it turned out (hope the “Slave “ in the mirror does too ! See that big cabinet in the mirror ? It is one of my craigslist finds and it will be getting done soon too ! I also have a buffet/sofa table underneath – which really needs a re-do….I have a feeling that I will be working on it in the next couple of days !

Now on to our next project:

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away

Remember this little Nursery Rhyme ? I found this next little “tuffet” at the thrift store for $2.99 – it had good bones and it was very sturdy to sit up,it has a storage area under the top that lifts right out (no hinges) …although at the the time did not look like a “tuffet” but something used in a brothel….Just kidding: Where do you think it was used and for what ? Here are before and after photos:

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Love that Red Vinyl ?????



Remember my magazine rack/table from last week ? See how they look together ! They will be on the floor of course – I just put them on my work table to get a better view ! I used the left over fabric from the magazine rack ,for the tuffet ! I will use my tuffet not for eating curds and whey… What the heck is curds and whey ? Can the curds be like cheese curds – or maybe cheetos – I love cheetos….(Note to self – do not eat cheetos when working with fabric or touch newly painted items…yes,been there done that !)

Next project:

I don’t have a fable, rhyme or anything fun about the last couple of Thrifty/Met Monday treats…..Just my cheapness showing through…I had left over fabric and don’t care to add  more to my fabric stash so I made a little book to record things I  would like to remember about all my Bloggy Friends ….as always you inspire me to get busy and create , Thank You !

6-20-09 096  Started with a 50 cent composition book – I always buy these cuz I like the sturdy covers. They are 50 cents around August of each year.

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Gathered up my fabrics, ribbon  and buttons. Heated up my glue gun – I forgot how I love my glue gun…..I then remembered more then once that it hurts when the glue touches your skin – Ouch !

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I did the inside too – I need to iron out that crease – but , as usual I was too giddy with excitement to get the pictures and get it published on my blog ! Can you relate ????

One more project – cuz it was the easiest -

I found a white lamp for $ 2.99 at the thrift store…Oh and before I forget I have to tell you that my cart was super full – and that was before I emptied out a bunch – cuz I had to be  a little realistic…anyway this little ol man behind me said “looks like you are furnishing an apartment” I said “No, I got the decorator illness!” Then he showed me this swim trunks he was buying for a couple of bucks and he was proud !

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The only thing I had to do was wipe this baby down and cover the electrical part with tape….ten seconds… (please note that the table underneath was white – can you tell I have been using a lot of black lately ??) I also painted the cord black…..I am learning that paint covers everything – plus me – you should see me – especially my feet from all the over spray !


Guess what ? I found the lamp shade for 2 bucks at the same store – so for a whopping FIVE BUCKS I got a nice lamp !

That is enough don’t cha think ????

Hugs ~ Kammy

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