Life has been pretty routine for us lately; even Wisconsin’s weather has cooperated here in the Banana Belt with nary a snowflake falling as yet. North and south of us have gotten layered, but we’re still viewing green grass and leafless trees. Early this month we finally and officially listed our Yuma lot for sale, reducing the price even further to $89,900. Our luck—the bottom has fallen out of the Canadian dollar and they just aren’t traveling and buying like they were before. If anyone knows of anyone however, we are willing to finance the entire thing with 20% down, fully amortized for up to 15 years.
I have a long list of accomplishments which have been hanging fire in my mind for awhile. I completed the burlap valances, which along with the roller shades, is the extent of my window furnishings for this point. Our views are so nice it just seemed a shame to cover the windows with drapes. My décor seems to have morphed into going “lodge look”, and a fabric I’ve long admired is buffalo check. I was leaning towards a black and white for the dining chair cushions I wanted to make but at the last minute decided that red is a wonderful accent color in here against the grey so I ordered red and black instead. I had enough leftover to also make a cover for the rocking chair pad as well. Then one day in Goodwill I came across a few yards of both red & black buffalo check and black fleece of equal size and decided for the $7 cost I would make my own throw rather than buy one. I had fallen in love with some made by Denali which were running $129 online but they can wait. On the same day I also found this vintage cabin tray with an embossed surface.
I got tired of my ordinary looking dumpster dive nightstand in my office so I painted it with light sage chalk paint. I found a wreath in Goodwill which I dismantled; using the berries in my copper pot and the wreath alone on the armoire. I had another twig wreath floating around so decided to gather up a few of the corn husks blowing around our yard from the neighbor’s harvest and made a wreath out of those.
Earlier in the year rummaging around behind the shop, I found a large piece of old ceiling tin. I had the idea I’d like to use it hanging somewhere so I finally managed to get a chunk cut out and inserted into a vintage frame for use in our bedroom. And finally I’m trying my hand at stenciling; using a cabinet door and paint pens I’m attempting a plaque for the kitchen.
I also recently lent my hand to helping out the shelter baking dog treats for a craft sale. We’ve had fantastic sunsets this month and before deer hunting opened last Saturday were able to watch these guys daily in our yard. Now they’ve disappeared.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving; here’s hoping all my readers enjoy a memorable one and stay safe and happy wherever it may find you. Ours will just be the two of us with our four fur babies, but they LOVE turkey!