Monday, September 1, 2008

Some wonderful awards, a project or two, and an Old school vacation.....

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http://peekingthruthesunflowers.blogspot.com/
http://thestonerabbit.typepad.com/the_stone_rabbit/ I was lucky enough to have these lovely ladies bestow upon me a few awards. I hope they know that I doooo appreciate the awards. I was busy last week getting ready for our little trip and doing last minute school shopping and didn't get around to posting them. I love each one and feel so thrilled that they thought of me! So thank-you to Kim, Des, and Dana!





In other news...here is where we have been (see down below). Relaxing and taking in the last of the glory of Summer. Lake of the Woods. Yes.. that is the official name of the lake. A resort that has maintained its rustic old school charm. We stayed in cabin #5...an oldy but goody. This 1920's lake resort was featured in http://www.camps-cottages.com/history.htm This is one of my fave decorating books. Love the kitschy nostalgia of this time period. I would have loved to have snatched that little red table. It had a 1950 National Geographic sitting on it. The bedside tables had reading material from that genre as well...old westerns...good ole Zane Grey. The first night...I heard the sound of owls hooting...while it kept me awake....I really relished the sounds they made. I felt honored that they were serenading us. While we didn't do much of anything exciting...we swam...or I should say Hunter swam, ate too much rich food, read, shopped, watched the scenery from our little porch, and ate more rich food( note to thyself to start my walking again and eating healthy), we had fun. I mean who wouldn't want to hang out in a cabin with a wagon wheel lamp & warm wool Pendleton blankets? Good times...thats all I gotta say.








Remember these as a kid? How many times did you plead with your folks.....pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaseeeeese let me have a dime so I can ride the wagon? It's a whopping quarter now. Some things never change. Don't tell Hunter I showed you this. Gotta keep the cool image for your peeps.


My post wouldn't be complete without a little project. I had a before...but the camara ate the pic...I don't know what the heck I did but all my pics disappeared while on vacation the first night. So all I got to give is an after. Sorry folks. I turned it over to show what I did. Last week I went to our monthly St. Vinnies 50% off store wide sale. I found a burgandy crackled candle pillar..or at least I think that was what it was...it really didn't have a place to put a candle safely...Anywhooo than I found a big wooden plate with a lovely folk artish hen with a night cap on...yes I said night cap. She also had a night gown on...it was a ghastly dipiction of a hen gone wrong...From there I sanded the painted image as good as I could and of course yawnnnnnnnnnnn used spray paint to cover both pieces and used my liquid nails to put them together to create a cake stand type thingy ma jig. I have had much envy for those that had those gorgeous Southern living pillars with the twisted stem. WELL this is as close as I got to it. And for 2.00 plus the cost of paint and liquid nails not bad. It will be fun for Halloween and any other whim I might have for it. The other little project is my boo banner. I did it last night. I found a bunch of fun Halloween papers while on leave and had to dig into them last night. I have sooo many paper crafts and other projects roaming in this head for Fall and Halloween I need to start now. It is only 62 degrees here too soooo pretty easy for me to say "green light" ....well I HAD labor Day projects to do...and they are not getting done....it is soo much more fun to hang with you guys! I hope everyone is safe and sound...I have those in my thoughts that are close to Gustav. God Bless, cherry






























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55 comments:

Elise said...

Love your BOO banner!! And what a neat place.
Elise

Rae said...

CONGRATS on all of your well deserved awards! I agree with Elise, I LOVE your BOO banner!!!

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Oh my! I would LOVE to vacation there! And the cake plate/gourd display is just adorable. I always so enjoy seeing your creations...I will definitely have to make a Boo banner!

julie said...

So glad you had a great relaxing vacation! More glad you are back! You know we live to see what you come up with next! Or atleast I do! I love the cake stand you made! I want it! Now I will have to try to copy! Keep showing your fall decor and creations! Julie

dana said...

What fun your lake trips sounds! We used to stay in a place similar to that in Southern Mo. every summer. My kids (adults now) still talk about the fun times at Turkey Creek Ranch! Your projects are wonderful--love em both. I must put my summer decor away and haul out the pumpkins and bats! Dana

Tricia Anne said...

This is just perfect! I have the base to a cheese server (?) and am using the glass top as a cloche. Well I keep thinking about what I can do with the base. Now I know! Will spray it black (of course) and glue a candle stick base to the bottom of it! Ingenious! Thank you for your post and the pictures are great!
Thank you even more for your prayers. I am in MS just north of Stennis by about 30 miles and we are just now getting the last feeder bands of Gustav. We only lost power for 6 hours! Huge blessing. Not so good for those south and west of us. We need to continue praying for them. Sad times.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Our Complete Family said...

Oh my goodness you guys had a BLAST on your getaway it sounds like! Good for you!!! The white gourds are lovely. I love your creation they are displayed on/in, too. Very neato! The banner...all I can say is, "I want that in my house!" Love, love, love all you've done. And congrats on your awards, too! xo Les

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by & also for your well wishes.

You said you think you found my site throught Wendy. Funny, cause I'm pretty sure I just subscribed to your site this past weekend. Not sure how I found you, but instantly fell in love with all of your wonderful projects.

Speaking of projects, I really love these. I'll have to make my own BOO banner. I have tons of scrapbook paper. Just love it. Keep up the great work. Hope you'll visit my little home on the internet often. :) Sure is nice to "meet" ya!

Wendy said...

Love the autumn and halloween decor! AND, I'm flattered that you added to me to your blog roll...funny thing, I was going to ask you the same question. Just haven't gotten around to updating it yet. If it's okay, I'll add you as well!

Darlene said...

I bet y'all had a grand time on your vacation getaway.

I LOVE the pillar and the BOO banner...you are just so creative. I can't wait to copy...I mean flatter you!!! I bet you feel like making Fall decorations with the weather at 62 gosh I am ready for those kinds of temps.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Wow, great vacation photos. What a flash from the past!!

Thank you for sharing those with us.

Blessings,

Sher

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Sounds like a lovely vacation! I love your white/cream gourds & pumpkins! Very serene and pretty. That's great if you want to add me to your list :).

Blessings,
Stacey

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

What a fun place to spend the last bit of summer at! :)
And I LOVE the Boo banner you made! SO cute! And the cake stand you made, well, it's amazing! You are so clever! :)

Have a great night! :)

nikkicrumpet said...

Very cute Boo banner. Loved the picture of "the really cool guy" on the horse ride lol. And your vacation looked like loads of fun. The fabric on those curtains was very cool! Have a wonderful evening and a terrific Tuesday

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

What a great vacation, and an equally amazing crafty project (or 2, or 3...:)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

LOVING the boo banner! I saw fancy glitter letters today that I was thinking of buying for a totally sparkly boo banner. I'm going to think about...Now that I see yours I may just go traditional (as if there's a traditional boo, LOL. ;-)

Lake of the Woods...So aptly named. I would love to rest my head there!

Marie said...

What a fun resort! So CAMPY! lol LOOOOOVE your Boo banner. I am so stealing that. :o)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi,
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog!

Congrats on all your awards!
And wow! what a beautiful place to vacation. I must say, I'm a little jealous. I visited the Pacific North coast for the first time last year and I'm dying to go back.
Everything is so gorgeous, lush, and green. And that cabin is so cute!

Kimberly :)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Me again (LOL)
I just had to comment on the cute pictures of your Riley.
Such a cutie.
We have a chocolate lab, our sweet Ubu, who love the water, too. Aren't just the best dogs?!

Kimberly :)

Barbara said...

Love this! So cute! It's funny I've started thinking about Christmas already, but not Halloween. I suppose I should given both some thought

Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog!

Bella Casa said...

I need a BOO Banner! lol Love your cloche, too! :)

Bella

Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, I really like that spot. So nice. I love your BOO. Too cute.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I have to say, usually I am drawn to the project photos (which I still am) but today I was so drawn to your vacation photos! That looks like the most perfect place to relax and spend time with family. I hope it was as wonderful as it looks!
Carrie

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Cherry, I am thrilled that you found my blog and left me that lovely comment. I have enjoyed reading your blog too. Your stay at The Lake of the Woods looked wonderful. That's the sort of place we would enjoy as a family. I also love all your crafts and home ideas. I am new to blogging and so very happy to have found a friend in Oregon. Best Wishes from rainy England.
Lindsay

BittersweetPunkin said...

Your vacation pics are great and I love the gourds under the cloche! Great idea!
hugs,
robin

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

The boo banner is cute--and I love your gourd display--so creative and cute!!

~ Sarah

Shannon said...

That looks like such a great place!

I love your banner and pedestal!! So creative, as usual!!

Gretchen said...

That looks like the perfect place to vacation.

Your BOO banner is sooo cute I may have to copy it.

Gretchen

The Whitfields said...

Thanks Cherry!

The Berry's Patch said...

What a great retreat. We are camping next weekend but it won't be as nice as that cabin.

Congratulations on your awards! Your projects turned out perfect!!!

Brandee :-)

Crossroads Cottage said...

Looks like you had a great vacation. What a cute little place! I can't believe that summer is almost over - very saddening, although I must admit that I'm a bit excited that fall decor is making it's way out - and your boo banner is super cute! :)

Mimi Sue said...

Love that little tag on the cloche. Is that how you spell it?
Anyway such a cute project. Love that little resort. Takes me back to the early 60's and summer trips around northern Calif. Playing hundreds of hands of old maid with my sister. Such fun, and making memories. Mimi

Reynie said...

I love the place you stayed. The red door and the red planter are such vibrant fun colors! And the project turned out great! Love the seashells.

Michelle said...

Hi there Cherry,
Congrats on the awards. Your getaway weekend looks like so much fun. Your halloween decorates are wonderful - I put mine out this weekend too :)

Michelle

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I really love and appreciate the projects that make and share !! Thank you. Looks like you had a nice time on your vacation. I enjoy making cards, so I do Love paper :)
I should try to make different things, your BOO banner is sweet.
Warmly, Deb

Mrs. B said...

Congratulations on your awards! Your vacation looks like lots of fun! And that Boo banner is just so cute! I really like the gourd pedestal too!

Nikki said...

Cute banner, and I love all of the touches of white for fall.

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

Hi! Saw you over on Seven Clown Circus. I love that pic of the lake with the trees. Sounds like an ideal spot for a vacation. Great pics, too.

Joy said...

Oh, you're putting up even more decorations! Now I'M the one feeling the peer pressure.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Cherry,
I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and said "Hi"
I love the little cabin you went to for vacation... So quaint! (My kind of place)
I really love your blog and put it in my favorites. I'm so happy you left a comment so I could come visit you.
God Bless You,
Robin~♥

Angie said...

Congrats on your well-deserved awards! Your vacation spot looks like the kind of place I'd love to go to. Great pictures! Your BOO banner is adorable and the fall arrangement is one I'm going to TRY to copy. We'll see how I do!

Sandy Toes said...

I love the glass votive with the ribbon! So cute. I always stop and look at those at the store but yet to get one! The ribbon is the special touch! Cute banner

-Sandy Toes

sandra/tx said...

You always have such fun projects! I love the little cloche/table, and the banner is cute too.

Your vacation sounds like a lot of fun. I've always wanted a woodsy cabin to decorate.

The IKEA Ektorp sofas are a great deal. I have them in my living room, which doesn't get daily use. I'm not sure I'd put them in a well-used room, unless they were all I was on a tight budget. They're not super-cushy, as I think most people would want.

Victoria said...

Oh my I absolutely LOVE your BOO banner!

Cristin said...

Thanks for your sweet comment!

Love your blog...and I'm happy to see that fall decorations are out in full force! My favorite time of year...

Tara said...

Well it looks like you had a nice vacation! I love the projects you have been working on, too - especially the cake stand w/gourds. I just got out my fall decorations last night. Maybe I can recreate yours?

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Congrats on the awards and I love the boo banner and the project!

Manuela

Kacey Randolph said...

Yeah you and all of your FAB awards! The place you went for your trip looks awesome! The print on the curtains is just to die for - that kitshcy camping print. Love it. I bet it was a lot of fun! And you want to hear something really bad? The rides at the mall are a DOLLAR! Yep - a whole dollar. Crazy. Ha! Ha!

Love all the fun projects too. I have to do some fun Fall projects after the twinkies' birthday projects are finished! :o)

Bristol said...

love the boo banner~ The vacation looks fun
Bristol

Rosemary said...

Hi Cherry,
Sorry, no I didn't get your email about the wand. Email me again and let me know what you want.
Love your Boo Banner, and congrats on the awards!!
Rosemary

My Maine Cottage said...

Oh your vacation looked wonderful! Love that your diving right into the fall season too! Keep it coming, I love looking!! :-)

Back Through Time said...

I have done some of those banners before, aren't they fun?!
Have a wonderful weekend
Michelle

kari and kijsa said...

What a great resort! SOunds like a wonderful and relaxing adventure!
Love your fall decorations- that cloche and tag are fabulous!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Trisha said...

I love it all. The vacation, the cake plate, the boo! I really am trying to be more creative..I would have walked right past a tacky goose wearing nightgown wooden plate. It is gorgeous.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi there again! :)
You asked me a question on my comments section, and I couldn't find an email address for you. I hope you don't mind if I answer you here; I'll do it on my comments section too, to make sure you get this!

I'm really REALLY touched that you would want to use my song...that makes my day! :)
You absolutely may do that!

Have a great weekend!