Well I finally did it! I took down some more wallpaper border. This time it was in the LR. Its still up on 3 of the walls but this one is gone!!!! And it was replace with a pegrack made by my DH. He disappeared on saturday evening and came back in the house with this an hour later and said this is all that I had to work with so I hope you like it. Well, I love it. I got busy right away painting and sanding and he put it up Sunday for me. Then I had to scour the house for treasures to fill it. The baskets all came from the thrift store, the garland from my BFF-Robyn aka Primlish, and the sweet annie from ebay. So what do you think?
Now on to my new treasure I found today at the Amish store. I was just about finished looking and had to go around the store once more and boy am I glad that I did. I found this stitchery for $8.
Really didn't like the brown and gold frame, but I knew it had potential so I grabbed it and brought it home to work some magic. Since I love blue so much I figured why not!!! And with sandpaper and brush I went to town. And here is the end result.
I love how it came out...look at the picture on the stitchery up close. It is a saltbox home, George and Martha Washington, 2 soldiers and the saying Ye Olden Days. It's a new favorite of mine!!!And here it is up on the wall with a little shelf my dad made when he was in 8th grade shop. A true treasure to me!!!!
Here's the other treasures I found today.
The book I found is called Child Rhymes and was given as a gift to Edith Green from Ruth King for Christmas in 1921. I can only imaagine the joy it must have brought to that little girl.
The illustrations in this book are simply beautiful. Books will always hold a special place in my heart. Must be the teacher in me.
This picture is from the rhyme Little Orphan Annie. Isn't it just the cutest. I can't wait to sit down and read some of these tonight. Hope you all had a wonderful day and enjoyed the weather whatever God blessed you with today!