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Showing posts from November, 2016

You've Come a Long Way Baby - Kitchen Reveal

It's been quite the journey... From brown, dusty, and outdated (with an ugly wallpaper border thrown in): To painted, a chalkboard wall, and the upper cabinet removed from over the bar: (I still love my chalkboard wall!) To now with its granite counters, beadboard backsplash, and new paint on the lower cabinets. We still need to do the ceiling but with the weather cooling off, we need to work outside (there's a wedding we need to get ready for!). So for now the kitchen is done and I love it. The stove side - I left the upper cabinets closed on this side. Sometimes stuff needs to be hidden from view- ha! Love my chicken rug! I adore my under cabinet lights! New jar canisters with red lids. *more love* On the sink side I had previously removed the upper cabinet doors but there was no backing to the cabinets - just wallboard. So Bruce added the beadboard to the backs. He's my hero! Each section had to be cut to fit and of course, t

What's New in the Tin Roof Art Studio Shop

I've been a busy bee, painting and painting. My shop is full of all kind of new goodies - please let me show you around! And if you're coming over from Jemma's blog and her " Etsy Christmas Shops Features ", welcome! My shop is not an Etsy shop - you find it right here on the blog under the Pages headings - Tin Roof Studio Artwork For Sale . You don't have to go to a separate link and it's easy for me to keep it updated! Here's a peek at what's new! First up, is my Rustic Christmas collection: These are small acrylic paintings (from 2.5" x 3.5" to 4" x 5" canvases) mounted on a piece of rustic board, ready to display on a small stand or propped among Christmas greenery. Next, are the Christmas Collection paintings. They are larger in size- 4"x6" to 11"x14" and are oil paintings: Then are two new Christmas Card Collections. There is only one set of each of these so get them before they're go

Jack Frost Was Here

Jack Frost visited us yesterday morning. Not a big deal for some of you but here we've been warmer than usual. It hasn't felt or looked like Fall very much. Finally, a cold front blew in and Sunday morning we woke up to a chilly 32 degrees and frost on the ground! The sun glittered off the frost before melting it away. It was quite beautiful. Because of the warm weather, the trees haven't changed much. But I still managed to find a few colorful leaves- As we walked around the farm, I reflected on how much I had to be thankful for - and my heart overflowed. I hope each one of you have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving. _________________________________________________________________________________ I'll have several new things in the shop on Friday. I hope you'll come back and check it out. Also, next week I'll be sharing the kitchen reveal and then the following week, I'm joining several talented

X Marks The Spot

There's a very special spot at the farm.  It's where I'd build a house if we were to do so:  It's the spot where the view is breathtaking: Springtime view from top of hill with Dogwood and yellow flowers in bloom Fall view from beyond the hill looking back  It's down one hill and up another: Looking back toward the pond and beyond It's just past the sometimes pond: Where the branches from the two large trees intertwine: And now... Now it's where two very special and dear to my heart people will exchange wedding vows next year. It's my favorite spot and they picked it. The backside of the hill Megan and Dylan, I'm glad you chose this spot. Here's to making it even more beautiful than it already is.

55 - Oh My!

This past Spring during my nephew's wedding reception, I told my twin sister we needed to start planning a birthday trip for our 55th year. I wanted to go to Disney World. We had a year to plan and save for the trip. She kindly informed me we turned 55 this November, not next. Wait!! What?!? Oh darn. I was still back in 2015. I hadn't made it to 2016 yet. So no Disney but we did go to Canton First Monday Trade Days. It's as fun if not funner (that's a word, right?). I love shopping the flea market area of Canton and so does Theresa. We had a blast and found plenty of treasures. Theresa found the large flower pots she wanted - on sale even!! I love transferware and this "Friendly Village" bowl had to come home with me: Pyrex is another thing I've fallen in love with. I added these containers to my collection. I just love the green and white design! I've been wanting an old typewriter. This one was just waiting for me to