Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wild Child - Tamed!

    Back in June I was just starting to revamp furniture and sell them as consignments at the Old Paris Flea Market.  This was my first big piece and I was so excited about it.  I also just started blogging (this was my 6th post - see "Wild Child Desk") and I was so stoked that I got over 20 hits!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Soft Black

 I don't keep many of the pieces I find at garage sales and thrift stores, they are mostly for resale.  I picked up this side table for $7 a few months ago and had no thought of keeping it.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bonsai in the Styx

This is our version of a Bonsai.  It is a cedar tree that started out as a sapling about 33 years ago.  Back then we were dirt poor and really couldn't afford any kind of landscaping for our new home, so we used what was all around us.  We tried transplanting trillium, lupines, blue spruce, ferns, and cedars.  We moved rocks (still moving rocks),  sawed down trees so we could see the forest thru the trees, planted a lawn and strawberries.  Some things worked and others didn't, but when you are young and poor it is all good.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Things Found

     Sometimes decorating is not about painting, or sanding, or reupholstering something.  It can be as simple as finding just the right thing for a space.  As I said in my first post, I live in the styx of North Idaho.  My view out my family room is our lawn, a few fruit trees, and then forest for miles.