December 31, 2012

Joyeux Noel

Holiday Greetings to all my Wonderful Blog Friends~ ~ ~

I am in love with my flocked Silver and White tree.

 Wishing you Shining Days and Nights
Filled with the Peace and Joy

Of this Blessed Season.
May 2013 Be Your Best and Happiest Year Ever.

I am so looking forward to it.
See you all in the New Year.
~ ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~ ~
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October 23, 2012


Hello Friends~ ~ ~
I found this great little server and it is perfect for the small space I have.  The above picture is the finished color after I painted it with ASCP in Scandavian Pink first then Cream and a mix of cream and olive to make a sage color over the pink.  I did a sort of stippling over the pink with the cream and sage.
 The finish after waxing looks amazing.  Here is a close up.

 I love how the pink pokes out here and there.  I was careful not to fill in all the spots with the stippled colors.  The finished color looks like leather or suede.

The below picture is the beginning of the process.  Have you tried ASCP in Scandavian Pink yet.  I love the old world shade of pink that it is.



This pic above is the stippling that I did with the Cream and the Sage color that I mixed up.  It looks just awful till you first wax it with clear wax then with the dark wax to really blend the colors.  Then I wax it again with clear wax to further remove some of the dark wax.  I did not use the dark wax until I mixed it with a lot of the clear wax to tone the shade of brown that it is down to a lighter brown.  This technique works the best for me and makes it easier to remove most of the dark wax.

 After each waxing I let the wax dry overnight before I buffed it to a shine.  I'm not sure if you have to wait that long but it just worked for me.   Now scroll back up to the top picture to see the finished server again.  What a difference.  This technique is not for everyone but for just one piece here or there I love it. 
I am off to the garage to finish painting my new/old bedroom suite.  Gotta love this ASCP !

Sorry about the spacing of this post but I have yet to understand how to load my pictures.  If I attempt to move them around after loading I get big spaces.  I am at my wits end.  If you have suggestions I would love to hear them.
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July 5, 2012

July 4th. Picnic

Hello Friends~ ~ ~
I was looking for a creative way to set up my picnic table.

Instead of a centerpiece I did an arrangement at one end of the table.
First I covered the table with a French Provencial cloth.

 I placed the napkins in an old crock.
You can purchase great big colorful napkins at Ikea.

 The silver in blue ball jars. . .
 The glasses in my Pottery Barn carrier. . .
 and the white dinner plates stacked all at one end of the table
under the old oak tree.
Everyone helped themselves from the bounty and found a place to sit under the wonderful oak tree.
The shaded coolness was appreciated by all.
Hope you are enjoying your holiday week.

TIP:  A centerpiece doesn't have to be in the center of the table.
Think outside the box and have fun!

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Happy 4th. Of July Week~ ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~ ~

June 13, 2012

A Little Of This And That

Hello Friends~ ~ ~
Sharing some of the fun things I have seen and been doing this Spring.
How do you like this Beetle?  Isn't she a Gem?

Saw her for sale on the way home from the beach.
She is PINK so she has to be a girl, right?

There was a red one too.
I can't stand it how  cute they are.
I love my silver Beetle but this is amazing.
Think I'm A little to old to be seen driving it but it sure does pull at my heartstrings.

While at Ocean City, MD I found this candy shop on the boardwalk.
Their candy is hand made and I purchased a pound of dark chocolate caramels

With sea salt on top! I highly recommend this candy.

Last fall Mom and I took clippings (slips) from our gernaniums.  They were first put into water till they grew roots.  Then we potted them into tin cans, just like Grandma used to do, and grew them on the window sills all winter.
They are now planted in the garden and doing well.
Pictures to follow.

This is a close up of Moms pride and Joy.  A lamp she got right after she and Daddy got married many years ago.  Actually there were two matching lamps but Daddy broke one of them many years ago but he blamed it forever on the cat.  So funny.  Daddy was quite a character.  Miss him very much and honor him this Fathers Day.

Wishing all of you a lovely Fathers Day.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

February 22, 2012

She's Gone . . .

I have some sad news. Our Dear little Caramel is gone. . .over the Rainbow Bridge. She was hit by a car last week. She died immediately. Small Blessing. The incident was witnessed by a neighbor who stopped to assist. The woman who hit her was devistated are we.

She was born here and was with us for 7 short months. I cannot believe she is gone. She had the sweetest spirit and will be missed for as long as I live.

Her brother Licorice misses her so much. They were a tag team and were always together. He seems quiet and a little lost.

In the bag together. . .playing.

I am so grateful to have Licorice.

We know that we take a chance by letting them be inside and outside kittens. They were born outside and are not happy being inside all the time. They slept on the bed at night. . .together but now there is only one. She is so missed.

Thanks for listening. I thought you would like to know.

~ ~Ahrisha~ ~