One of my favorite movies of all time is The Incredible Mr. Limpet. It’s the story of a bookkeeper who turns into a cartoon fish when he falls into the ocean. He ends up helping the Navy during WWII. It stars Don Knotts as Mr. Limpet and first came out in 1964.
While at dinner the other night I found a fish that totally reminded me of Mr. Limpet as the fish.
Do you see his face? The only thing missing are his spectacles!
I love old movies, but maybe not for the reasons that you might think. I love to see all the decorations and props from the past. All of the mid-century furnishings, cars, architecture. All of it! Do you ever feel like you were born in the wrong century? That’s exactly how I feel sometimes. I totally have a mid-century soul.
I don’t know about you but I think it’s time to step back in time for a couple of hours. I’m thinking a good Doris Day movie will fill the bill.
♥ Terrie ♥
If you are like me, you probably have a few ugly planters sitting around. They could be out in the garage, in the potting shed, up in the attic, or wherever it is that you stash those things that you’re just not quite ready to get rid of yet. Well don’t throw those ugly planters away! You can make them pretty again. Here’s the one that I did the other day…
This planter was an ugly blast from the past. Probably a huge hit back in the late eighties or early nineties when salmon pink was all the rage, but not so much today.
Holding true to myself, I got all excited to get this project going that I forgot to take the before picture. But really, I’m actually saving you from a very ugly sight.
I started off by spray painting the entire pot a nice earthy shade of green. Continuing on with the country theme, I Mod Podged the bottom 2/3rds with burlap. For the finishing touch I found a stencil of a cute tractor that I sponge painted on to the burlap after the Mod Podge had dried. I used a nice brown shade from Martha Stewart’s line of acrylic craft paint.
This beautiful planter is destined for the office. I’ve got a root bound plant that has been begging for a new home. I’m sure it’s going to love the new digs.
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Yesterday I had the chance to go to my very first ever fiber fair. I had never heard of a fiber fair so I wasn’t entirely sure what I would find. I asked my DH to drive me out to the fair but I kept having to explain to him that it was NOT fiberware, I guess he had never heard of one either. We were pleasantly surprised and I was very pleased! There was vendor after vendor with booths full of yarn and
pre-yarn fiber waiting to become yarn. The colors were so vibrant and from all spectrum’s of the rainbow.
I’ve wanted to learn how to spin my own yarn so I walked away with 7 oz. of some wonderful fiber. I was warned that it’s really fun and very addictive. I can’t wait to see how true that is.
I was watching part of the process of getting the fiber ready to be spun, which is done with a special type of brush looking thing, and is called carding. This machine takes the place of this and makes it much easier.
It was pretty interesting watching how this was done and how they added in the colored fiber to make some really incredible combinations.
The fair held in a quaint little town called Carlton. One of the buildings had this cute mural on the side of it.
On the other side of the street was an old grain elevator. They had cleaned it up and added a cute sign to the side.
Doesn’t that sound like a wonderful place to live? Definitely a nice place to visit.
On the way home we took the long way and went across the river on the ferry.
All in all it was a very nice day, thanks for sharing it with me.
Do you spin your own yarn, how about some advice for a newbie just starting out?
♥ Terrie ♥
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As you can see I’ve moved from Blogger to wordpress. I’ve got quite a bit of a learning curve, but I love to learn, so bring it on!
The last few months have been a whirlwind of changes at the 9 to 5 which has not afforded me the time to really keep up this blog but things are finally starting to settle back to normal levels.
I’m so excited because now I have some time to some housekeeping. Some changes I’ve been wanting to do and some new skills I’ve been wanting to acquire.
Please stick around and see what lovelies are to come.
I’m open to suggestions if you have any ideas on what you would like to see.
<3 Terrie <3
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I took this picture of my Christmas tree last night because I knew that that I would be taking it down today. It’s a little sad to see it go and know that the season of magic and silent nights is over.
The nice thing about the new year holiday is that it’s a great time for new beginnings. Well, this year I vow to hold the spirit of Christmas in my heart all year round and cherish even more silent nights!
I am looking forward to this upcoming year. I’m going to live it to the fullest, be more creative, live it simpler and with more abandon.
Here’s to a magical 2013!
♥ Terrie ♥