Monday, May 10, 2010

A bunch of this, a little of that.

It was one of those weekends where it truly was two days of manageable bliss.  No crazy running around to beat the weekend clock.  Perhaps because it was Mother's Day weekend, the "just enjoy the time rather than manage it" kicked in and it became gloriously laid back.

Remember this?  The vintage sunburst clock that you all voted I use lime green paint to refinish it? 
Well it turned out wonderful thanks to you all and my inability to decide on a color. 

I love the bright lime green with the black bead accents. 
This color made the face just pop.

Closeup of the lime green and black.  It's in the store this weekend so I'm anxious to see how long it stays.

The robins have invaded our deck space by building nests in every gutter bend they can find. Why this robin chose the location 4 feet from our screen door, I will never know.
Everytime we go in or out she leaves the nest and sits on the deck edge to see if we will bother her eggs.  Thankfully, it doesn't take her too long to sit and realize we are not going to harm her and then back to the nest she goes.

In my Saturday travels, I came across a late garage sale and came home with this marvelous dresser mirror from a turn of the century oak dresser.  The original shellac has long since dried off.  Got this for a song as they were anxious to sell it as it was 4:00 pm in the day. I hand rubbed oil and beeswax into it and now it has this glorious golden oak patina.  What a lovely piece for over your sofa or wall for a focal mirror.
Oh, and that pair of faded, sea blue chairs you see in the mirror, yup, found those too.

Another one of my "poor man's" sailors valentines.  I just can't resist these silly little things...especially when the price is right - 25 cents.

Had a lovely supper at our new, local Cuban restaurant.  TO DIE TO DIE TO DIE FOR.  Great Cuban sandwiches, a patio to sit out on and fantastic live music.  Sis, my honey and I spent a few hours enjoying the evening with good food and music.

and last but not least...a sign in our local mall that reduces my sister and I to a quivering mass of giggles.  Yes, it says "Girdles".  Why does this make us laugh?  Pantyhose didn't exist in the early 1960s so if you wore stockings you wore a girdle to hold them in place. This silly, little word would set 5 year old sis into a laughing frenzy.  There was just something the way that word tripped off the tongue...well that and it was also a fancy underwear word that struck her funny as a child.  She would laugh and then I would laugh at her.  Fast forward nearly 45 years and the word "girdle" just reduces her to giggles so it is for her that I took this picture.  Laugh away sis as I am laughing as I type this.
I hope you all had as wonderful a weekend as I did.  Blessings. Sea Witch


Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

I absolutely love the clock! The lime green is perfect.
Sweet Robin, your home must radiate peace and love so the birds feel safe there. Have a fab day!

Anonymous said...

You have found such lovely things !! Love the clock and those chairs and mirror are great too.
Such a funny story about your sis !!!!
Have a great day.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh my word what a beautiful mirror!!!! Hang on to that's a beauty! xoxox Susie~

lesapeamusings.blogspot said...

Hi Gurl, I love the sandwich, it looks divine. Ihe clock looks like one my grandmother had in her dining room many moons ago, I love it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and encouraging me, I was feeling down and feeling like I wanted to quit my blog. Long story I'm afraid, as I'm still new to blogland. Anyway thank you for your kind words. Much Love Lisa

Kathleen said...

I feel bad for all the ladies who didn't get to enjoy wearing a girdle. Like.......NOT. Messing with those garters, squeezing into that mass of stretchy whatever. Thank goodness pantyhose came along. Love your chairs and the other goodies you found. I always find myself wishing I could "tresure" hunt with you.
Hugs, Kathleen

Jen said...

Girl, that clock looks amazing!! I would have probably done some tame color but your choice of green is fabulous!! I bet the color just pops on the wall! Love it, Love it, Love it.

Ellie-TheForgottenMuse said...

The clock looks AMAZING! And that mirror you found...gorgeous!

life in red shoes said...

Sounds like you quite the weekend!

lesapeamusings.blogspot said...

Hi, thank you for the great ideas you shared. Have a great day and be safe.

Unknown said...

Sounds like you had a terrific weekend!! How could you go wrong with Robins, great sale finds and yummy cuban food??? The clock looks great as well-I bet it won't be in your shop for long!

annie said...

The clock looks wonderful.
I never would have thought of lime green but it really does make it look great.
Love that mirror too.
Have a wonderful day.

Jacque said...

Good Morning Witch!

Yes, the lime green turned out great on that clock! It won't last long in your booth, I'm sure.

Girdles!!! Yep, I can't believe that I actually wore them! Twiggy I was then--AND wore them just to keep up hose. We were not allowed to wear pants to school! Now, when I actually need the aide of their fat squishing abilities, I don't have the strength to pull one up past my FAT thights to reach my "Bertha butt" ..LOL

Have a great productive week!

Javajune said...

Oh, Oh love the clock and the green is so perfect. The chairs-love but the mirror is awesome. I have yet to make it to a garage sale this year- gotta do it soon. The birds nest-how sweet and the shell wind chime-love. Sounds like you had the perfect day!

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Unknown said...

That shell box is awesome! Reminds me of one I wanted to buy several years back. A Brazilian girl I know said it was bad luck to keep things from the ocean in your house.

Also.. do you live in Florida? Because I haven't seen a Cuban Sandwich that looked this good since I was in Florida back in August. Oh how I wish I could get a decent "Sandwiche' Cubano" in Northern Colorado, but alas.. they're non-existent here =^(