Thursday, March 23, 2017

Quick and Inexpensive Necklace Display

Here's my quick and inexpensive necklace display rack. I purchased the white-washed board and mini easel at wally world. Some of my leaf pendants and sea glass pendants are hanging from the hooks. The board can hold up to ten necklaces at a time.

I also obtained these clear plastic sticky hooks at wally world. When I transport the display to the farmer's market, I'll place a piece of painter's tape across the necklaces to keep them from sliding and getting tangled.

Gary had a piano hinge in his stash (it can be purchased at a building supply store) and he attached the hinge to the back of the board with a piece of plywood I had in my studio.

If the display sits on a tablecloth it doesn't slide open. If it was placed on a slippery surface it might slide open. In that case a small chain to keep it from opening completely could be used. This display took less than half an hour to put together. The supplies were very inexpensive as well. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Wildflower Seeds


Who doesn't like a field full of wildflowers? I decided to splurge on some seeds for two slightly barren sections in my yard.

One quarter pound of seed for $7.95. Much less expensive than buying individual seed packets.


Since the seeds are very small I plan to mix them with sand and then broadcast them over the ground. To simulate the freeze and thaw of winter I can also put them in the freezer in a plastic bag and then take them out and repeat several times. I'll check the seed company website to see if this process has already been done with these seeds. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Last night I watched the film The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, 2009, starring Robin Wright, Alan Arkin, and Mike Binder. The film didn't receive the best of reviews but I enjoyed it and so did Gary. It did receive Outstanding Achievement in Casting (low budget) and was nominated for best woman screenwriter. A few of Pippa's life experiences reflected some of my own. Oh, there is a brief scene where Pippa takes a pottery class and doesn't follow the teacher's instructions, that could be me in certain circumstnaces. Ha. Anyway I recommend seeing the film. 

After three days of bitter cold I believe we'll be warming up to a more normal Spring time weather pattern. Unfortunately I think all the fruit blossoms may be lost. This afternoon I saw a pair of bluebirds looking for a nest, love is in the air. I must remember to take down the birdhouse on the back wall it's reachable by my cat and I don't want disaster to strike the young couple. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fixer Upper Joanna Gaines Commissions Pottery Wall Pockets

Today on an old episode of Fixer Upper, Joanna Gaines commissioned a local potter to make a group of wall pockets for the bedroom of the home she and Chip were remodeling.

They look good in a group. These photos aren't the greatest; it's not easy taking a photo of a TV screen.

Even one wall pocket would be nice hanging on the wall. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.