March 17, 2019

Two Weddings & A Farm Table

It's Been a Little While

Absolutely, mind blowing that my last post was 3 1/2 years ago. 
Times flies when you get busy with stuff.  Both of our daughters were married in 2017, we got another sweet grandchild and a step grandchild.  I had 6 months of health issues. And, just life happened. Ya'll know exactly what I'm talking about. 
I don't know if I will post monthly, weekly, daily (ha, don't see that happening!) but I am going 
to make it less than 3.5 years!  

So, let's see. What have I been up to besides all of the things that I mentioned already?  Still crafting and sewing and creating at Blue Creek Home - always, will as long as I can hold a paint brush and glue gun!

G-Man and I have a large, double booth and two single booths at Angels Antiques and Flea Mall in Opelika, AL. We are having fun but working very hard.  He goes to auctions and I junk locally and watch the close larger city ads for furniture and other good junk!  He started making farmhouse tables and benches a little over a year ago (never made anything besides a little box in middle school shop class) before this.  He watched a lot of You tube videos, played in the every growing sweat shop (aka our garage!) and spent the day with my brother, a gifted carpenter, who shared with him his own  design for the benches. I am proud of G-Man and very happy to say that we cannot keep farmhouse table sets on the floor.  To date we have sold over 20 sets! 

 Farm Tables

G-Man built a new apron and attached legs to this
this incredible table top - formerly an old table in a 
Sunday School Class
THIS ONE STAYED AT BLUE CREEK HOME

and here is one of his original farm tables & benches
Ha! no idea when I made the line on the photo!


I paint all of the furniture that we get except for the rare piece that even I won't touch with a paint brush. Everyone who flips furniture knows it is hard hard work. BUT, it is one of those things that is so exciting - you get to see the payoff for your blood, sweat and tears in a fairly short time. 

I talked about the two weddings we had in 2017.  Two daughters-two weddings-less than 2 months apart!  It was grueling but they both were beautiful - a backyard wedding and a farmhouse wedding.
I will post just a few photos of the weddings here and not try to play mad catch up all at once.



Alex and Travis- Mitchell's Alabama  Lawn Wedding 



oldest daughter, Alexandra

found the dress

I arranged all of her flowers


beautiful backyard venue
an walking Alex down the aisle



Me...crying my eyes out! 
Daughter Caroline hanging on to me and
her finance, Matt

beautifully blended family 


grandson Mason and daughter Caroline
at the reception

the happy couple
first son in law - Travis Mitchell

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Caroline and Matt - Cain's Tennessee Barn Wedding

found the dress

the venue


grandson Mason escorting me
and I'm escorting granddaughter Lyla
because this little flower girl wouldn't go 
down the aisle alone!!!


 
G-Man walking Caroline down the aisle




the reception

 the goats were a huge hit with the kids!

the happy couple
son in law #2 Matt Cain


So, this is just a tiny bit of what has been going on in my life! 
We were very blessed to get two fine Christian men for our 
sons in law.  We also got a sweet granddaughter as well.
I will be back!

Rhonda




September 28, 2015

New Look For Old Lamps


I am forever changing the decor in every room in my house. Lately, something about the master bedroom has been bothering me.  Well, it's nice enough, but I've never really pulled it together like I knew I could.
I stood and looked over the room trying to decide exactly what needed to be done. The bed is fine, the dresser...fine, sofa...fine, highboy...fine...bench...fine, curtains...fine, night stands..fine.  So, after going over all of these in my head, I was actually wondering what else was missing. LAMPS - that's it.  I love lamps and the ones I'm using are nice but I've had them forever!
I made it a point to look for lamps when I was out and about junking and fleaing. I saw so many huge ceramic lamps with the shiny brass bases and plain old shades. It's a real shame that I didn't see a vision with those, but nope...no can do!!!
Sadly, I realized that my lamps would have to be purchased at a 'real' store for a high $$$$ price.
I had one more shop to check before I headed to the mall.  Low and Behold - there they were, just waiting on me. I guess no one else saw their beauty as they were pretty gaudy sitting up real high on a shelf. I stood on tiptoes to get one and whoah! it was so heavy that I almost didn't get it stopped before it went on down.  The price was $24.99 - not too bad. If I had to pay per pound, they would be much more!  I got a store employ to get the other one down and we headed to the check out.  Barely noticeable was an area that had been chipped but someone had cleverly painted the area with matching gold paint. "Oh my, look at that, this one is broken!" I declared.  The sweet girl waiting on me said, "how about $19.00 for this one?"  YeS!  So, out I went with my gaudy, soon to be beautiful, lamps for $44.00.  Not too bad. 

Here is one in all of it's black and gold glory


I love the shape 

And, I love the base


 But, lets make her even better!
I used several products to create her new finish
and of course it included Annie Sloan Paint!








 They truly look like concrete
and I LOVE them now. 

Thanks for coming over today.
Rhonda

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September 10, 2015

Fall Decorating Early


Happy Fall Y'all

I don't think I am alone in starting my Fall decorating before Fall actually arrives!! It is still quite warm HOT here in Central Alabama! And, I am so ready for cool relief - hopefully, it's just around the corner

Great Room
You have probably seen this backdrop a lot but I
am still in love with the old oak mirror frame filled 
with antique, white, ironstone platters.


   I got two of these grapevine cornucopias at a thrift shop.


 Love these stacked pumpkins in a metal pot




 The large cloche holds three tree sections and 
a vintage set that includes two canoes and 
three straw women carrying supplies


 This is so special to me!
Two year old Mason was picking his pun'kin from the pumpkin patch 
They grow up way too fast!


 The staircase in the foyer is dressed in a 
faux leaf swag with a simple burlap bow

We won't buy real pumpkins for a couple of weeks so that they will last through the season - maybe! 

I will be adding more decor as Halloween nears and I really want a pretty fall wreath for the front door.  Should I buy one ready to hang or make it myself???


Rhonda

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August 21, 2015

Creating Crowns


I LOVE CROWNS!!!

Ever since I got an antique Infant of Prague wearing a gorgeous crown, I have had a real soft spot for pretty crowns.  They can be quite expensive so I decided do some research and start playing around at crown making. I was hooked with my very first one.  



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One year later, I am proud and humbled to have so many of my little crowns in homes across the nation.  












                  


















       
Thanks for taking my crown tour!  You can purchase my crowns from my booth at Angels Antiques and Flea Mall    
or in my Etsy Shop - Blue Creek Home     

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Have a great weekend
Rhonda