Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Parchment Check Inspired

This sweet little bench was inspired by the M-C Parchment Checks:

I bought an old, sturdy maple bench from the 50's:

and I "doodled" it up in checks....

...a little softer than the black and white checks I so often paint.

Let's see what my ol' friend "Craig" can do with this!

Update:  It sold in 2 days!

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Tea for One

Being served a cup of tea from this set would just tickle my fancy!
Especially if I were laying in this lovely bed:
And cookies served from these canisters would just make my day!
(MacKenzie-Childs Farmhouse 2012)

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Friday, July 27, 2012

MacKenzie-Childs Rugs

I think these rugs are to die for:
Almost too pretty to walk on!
(Photos taken in the M-C Farmhouse)
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Little Black and White Checked Table

Here is another little table makeover:
On Friday it looked like this:

So I primed and painted it white, and added my favorite checks:
I trimmed the edges with 18K gold ink:
And it's ready to be listed with my new best friend "Craig"
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Ham Kabobs

This is a quick and easy dinner to "throw" together. Cut some ham slices into wedges:
Skewer the ham wedges with vegetables and pineapple:
Grill until vegetables are tender:
Mmmmm...tasty!
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Friday, July 20, 2012

MacKenzie-Childs Beds

Here are some beds found in the MacKenzie-Childs Farm House:
I love the unique half-round pillows and hope to make some!
The bed linens are just lovely!
And not all of the rooms are feminine...The C-C room is quite masculine:
I think I could live comfortable there!
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale 2012 Part 4

Here are some tables I wanted but couldn't afford:
To die for:
My favorite:
Some day...
I will admit there was some drooling on my part!
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A few things I bought at the M-C Barn Sale...

I found the small canister and the sugar bowl....
and 2 more berry bowls...
...and the Parchment Heart....
...and some "fish" knobs for the guest bathroom...
I also bought the checked vase, 4 more checked dishes, a ceramic dinner plate, napkins, asst. knobs - I think I have enough checked pieces for now...but I am sure I will change my mind when the Barn Sale rolls around in 2013!
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale 2012 Part 3


There is so much to see when you visit the production plant in Aurora and I was able to take some photos of areas that most visitors would never see!

Here are some photos from "behind the scenes" at the Barn Sale this past weekend:

Here is the vegetable garden with Cayuga Lake in the background:
When Victoria and Richard built the production plant and barn they decorated in their wild, whimsical style and it still remains. This is one of the bathroom ceilings in the Barn. Dishes, cups, glassware, etc is attached to the ceiling, the sink was the fish bowl and the countertop wss tiled in a variety of patterns:
The first floor in the back of the Barn has a kitchen, which is all tiled. Even the floor has M-C tiles!

The employee soda/water cart was painted with a local scene of Cayuga Lake:


The second story of the barn stores much of the barn sale items, and trust me, there were so many boxes that the Barn Sale could have gone on for a week!:


Looking up from the 2nd floor through the large circular opening you can see the 3rd floor ceiling:
The 3rd floor used to be a cafe where they served lunches. The booths and serving bar is still there, along with tons of enamelware and more boxes!

A closer look at the ceiling - you name it and it is attached - everything from chairs, bikes, manikins, lamps, dishes, chaises and so on:
It is such a unique ceiling...
and it makes you wonder WHO meticulously attached all these treasures:
This is the side of the main store and the lovely pond:
And the lily pads were in bloom!
I was like a kid in a candy store, peeking around behind the scenes and remembering the ol' days when the Barn was full of life and was not a storage area!

Stop by tomorrow to see more!


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