Sunday, February 22, 2015

Banner Up!

This pretty highboy gets a boost.



I used Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. Mustard yellow.
Chippy wonderfulness is the result.

An idea came to me while driving.
(Who says good ideas only come in the shower?)
The painted banner. 

 I fashioned a triangle template from a file folder and traced it onto the dresser with chalk.
I painted the flags with a watered down white latex,
 adding the 'gingham' with a watered down light grey.



I sanded it lightly before painting.
Miss Mustard Seed's paint does the chippiness all by itself, which is why I love it so.
The piece is finished with a coat of hemp oil.


Wouldn't this be adorable in a child's room?
Or, in a washroom to hold guest towels?
What a fun pop of color.

The pretty mirror comes in handy &
balances the bunting beautifully, Baby.

xo jeanne. 


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hello Sunshine.


So much better.
This piece sat for a long time lost and forgotten. Can you imagine?

Rescued and given justice to her curves and details.
Wiping off the dusty years, sanding smooth and airing out... whew.

I say her future is Sunny and Bright.



Such pretty details. 
All I could see is yellow when I picked it up.
I' m glad I went  bold. This piece deserves it!



Do you remember when I started?
It's taken me a bit too long to get it done.
It did take elbow grease for sure and some extra work I simply put off. Guilty.

I've been a busy woman and having a fantastic time living and having fun too.
Busy is good and motivation is too. It feels good to get this one done.
Life, sunny and bright.

Happy.
xo Jeanne


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas from BKB!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Everyone!


From my family to yours.
I created this card using Picasa and Picmonkey.
Picasa for the collage and background. 
Picmonkey for lettering and graphics.

The kids are growing fast and oh so pretty and handsome!
I didn't make it into this picture as I wanted to show off the kids.
Happy is alive and well in our lives.

God bless all of you with 
happiness, health and prosperity in 2015.

Much Love.

xo jeanne.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Thrifting through the holidays.

I can't help myself but to pop into Goodwill throughout the holiday season.  
I pass up the 'Ugly Sweater' display easily.
(I lived through the 80's after all and probably owned a few.)
I have a deep seeded need to keep a lookout for vintage ornaments.
The quest gets me in the mood to decorate.

Sadly, this year no vintage ornaments have flown into my cart,
but a few goodies have found their way in.



A Christmas Card List tin
The original cards are inside.
Before the days of excel spreadsheets and downloading labels.
Even e-cards for that matter.
I think it can have a whole new life holding Christmas tags.

The little chick cup has a new purpose too.
 Keeping my earrings safe for 10 seconds before I lose them.

Then there's this:


I've looked for a year for a large piece of artwork for my apartment.
It started it's life at Marshall's, the tag was still on it.
It eventually found it's way to Goodwill where it was waiting for me.

It instantly made me think of Cheryl, Jenny and Jeanne.
Our Porch Nights live on.
Three lovely ladies, gorgeous.  

I think it looks pretty fantastic with my little metal tree.

xo jeanne. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

bkb & shalavee.

The nicest thing happened while on the riverboat trip.
About an hour after I'd gotten the news that my friend Jenny had passed away,
An email came from a fellow blogger. 
She lives in the area where my mom and I were traveling.
She'd read my vacation post and how would we like to meet?  
How lovely! A much needed surprise.
The gift of friendship.
Amazing.
She is Shalagh of Shalavee. 
She has been a huge support to me and bkb for several years now.
She's been a great cyber buddy, always kind and a real life gal. 
She understands life stumbles, rebuilds and goes on.
She is quite right to call us kindred spirits.
How lucky we were to be able to meet in 'real life!' 



How lucky I was to be able spend time with my mom. 
We ate. We toured. We are now versed on the Revolutionary War.   
We played cards and met wonderful new friends. Darling people.  
The card game tally settled at 5-3, my favor.   
That furniture up there - miniatures from the La Grange Plantation.   
I took a pic of the lady's portrait because I thought it was hilarious. In her time - 
cleavage was alright, but elbows were risqué.  Gasp! Hide those elbows!  

Thank you for your kinds words and thoughts here and on Facebook 
regarding the loss of Jenny.

xo jeanne.





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