Thursday, March 28, 2013

Things I Love Thursdays: Spring Babies

I must confess, I am a Flickr junkie. I love all things Flickr. One of my favorite groups is called TILT, which stands for Things I Love Thursdays. This group is all about spreading Flickr love.  The premise is simple, pick a topic of your choice, select photo's and created a mosaic. Share. The love you ask? The pictures cannot be your own, you must select photo's from others. I use Big Huge Labs Mosaic Maker to create my masterpiece.

If you want to join in the fun, sign up for a Flickr account, search the groups and join in.

Things I Love Thursdays -- Springtime Babies.

Mosaic includes photos from these talented Flickr Photographers:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy Easter

My daughter and I each have our own distinctive style. 

Crayon and basic Easter egg dye.

Where she's influenced by Tim Burton

Monday, March 25, 2013

Vintage Rail Travel Themed Dresser

A fictional railroad line departs at 5:30.
All aboard! Sorry about that, couldn't resist. :)
Both my father-in-law and my grandfather worked for the railroad and we have inherited many of their memento's, from pay stubs, Pullman wool blankets, to railroad lanterns. When I came across this Winter Resort poster I knew instantly our guest bedroom had its theme. I purchased two versions of Winter Resort from Cafe Press and couldn't be happier with their quality. In lieu of framing them, I plan to decoupage them to wood slats so they appear as old signage.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Signs of Spring

Spring has finally arrived--the calendar informed us of this fabulous occasion yesterday. In St. Louis,  we are still stuffing ourselves into winter coats and snow is falling in the counties south of us. To honor the new season, and to remind myself that yes, spring is here, I'm posting a photo taken in May a few years ago.  So on this chilly overcast spring day, these hanging baskets of Petunias, Marigolds, Lantanas and Geraniums can warm this gardeners heart.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

End Table Redo

My daughter bought this end table at the Salvation Army store to use in her gallery show, Beautiful Blight, last May. After the show it ended up in our garage, as the piece isn't even wood, my hubby was ready to donate it to charity. I liked the lines of the table and decided it would be perfect for our guest bedroom makeover.

I painted the entire piece in Annie Sloan's Duck Egg Blue. For the handle I painted in Old White, highlighted in Pure White and added some Duck Egg Blue details.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Happy Pi Day!

Today is all about Pi, or the mathematical constant π. The American Pie Council has adopted the date as National Pie Day,
as in pi(e). I'm not a mathematician, but I do love pie.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Top of my list, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. This pie brings back memories of my childhood, my Nana baked this concoction to its sweet and tartiest best. Unfortunately I don't have her recipe--I'm unsure if she even required one--here is Eating Well's version of Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.

Happy PIE Day All!