Sunday, October 07, 2012

Why Didn't I Think Of That First?

The Cranky Queen & one of her more "artsy" than "junky" gal pals, Jester Gina, took a royal ride to B'ham to attend one of the neatest little art shows called HANDMADE.  Each year this event is held at an artist's home (usually outside in a quaint neighborhood with terraced lawn & an inviting home that just screams eclectic&cool).This year was no exception!
The Queen adores salvaged architecture! This cross was calling her name. Love the old wood & mortise lock
Made from an old chair piece

We both bought a salvaged relic cross    
  Why didn't I think of this idea 1st?

The Queen was "Cranky No More" when she spotted this little bench tucked away in the backyard!  It is good to be Queen!
 Made from both old and new rulers and yard sticks...
 Cranky King will be making a few of these salvageable "smarties"~
The base was an old piano bench....
This is Gina & I a couple of summers ago...good friends

 After having an awesome day at the art event, Mr. Mailman left me a package sent all the way from Illinois! My kind 1st cousin, Countess Kathryn, sent me a BIG box of lovelies...It is good to be Queen...
 Filled with wonderful linenware, hand towels, tablecloths & more
Beautiful, Vibrant Colors...Makes my head spin thinking of how I am going to "re-purpose" these!
Thrift Store Finds That She "picked" for me...
Kathryn is the nicest, sweetest soul! She always has a big smile on her face...very talented in cooking & sewing...She loves family & I am blessed to call her family!

Stay close, all of my blog friends...Next Post~Fall Decor~Royal Style...



  1. I love that yardstick bench! And the cross-oh my-I love crosses too! Be sure and share what you do with those pretty linens.

  2. I don’t even know how I stopped up here, but I believed this post was great. I do not realize who you might be however definitely you’re going to a well-known blogger should you are not already. Cheers!

  3. Glad you enjoyed everything;) Love ya Tia:)

    p.s. Thanks for making me royalty:)