Friday, June 14, 2013

Pottery Barn Knock Off!






After first seeing this Pottery Barn shelf I was madly in love! However , the whopping price had me rethinking if I really wanted to spend that kind of money , when we had just purchased a darling beach cottage in /Washington,  that needed lots of TLC.  The previous owners had left  a lot of their original furniture which we were grateful for because it allowed  us to concentrate our budget on things like repainting  the exterior which it desperately needed.  
 The second bedroom had an ugly queen size bookshelf  head board that we knew wasn't going to work for us. My husband decided to dismantle the wood for his stock pile for future use. 

When he asked me what I wanted for my birthday, pulled out my pictures of the Pottery Barn Shelves and asked him if he could make some for me.  He reused the wood from the dismantled headboard , Free Yay! Free is always good !  Thing only cost was the dentil molding, which was $35.00  I ended up with four at the beach house  picture below is our master at the Endless Summer , Very first picture is our guest bedroom at our main residence in Oregon. Needless to say I have beach fever .   My husband's pieces mean so much more to me than I could have ever imagined! I love them !!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

New pictures of our little beach place. Love the way things are coming out.  Since the house came fully furnished we will be swapping things out a bit at a time. Have already changed out headboard & footboards in bedrooms.  We will be keeping the livingroom couches for a while they are leather in good shape , would eventually like to go with something a bit more beachy like Pottery Barn couches......



Christian at the jetty by our house


Sunday, February 26, 2012

New Listing On AHA Marketplace

Just listed on http://www.ahaartistsstudio.com/  Hippity Hoppety
Bunny

He is about 13 tall and is all decked out for Easter!  Hop on over and see all of our artists new listings.

                                                   

Sunday, February 19, 2012

BEACH!



New addition to our beach house!  I just love the way this wall came out. The mirror was handmade by seller on Ebay Id saltysurf and it is gorgeous $180.00! Beach sign came from overstock , I used my O-rewards , originally $16,  I paid $5 with free shipping ! YAY!  The shelf....... wait for it , my husband made for me with reclaimed wood we already owned ... FREE!! My contribution was the painting treatment. ~Susan~

Sunday, January 15, 2012

We had visitors !!

On our recent trip to the coast we had several visitors, unexpected , happily received. These wonderful creatures roam freely around the area .  I had a one way conversation with them , they were extremely good listeners.

There were actually four of them , however one of them was camera shy and moved out of frame as I took the picture. Sigh.
As you can see it was a  glorious day at the beach!
My husband Terry in front of the large log that wash up on the sand. The day  was beautiful , only about 45 degrees , since there wasn't any wind it was actually quite comfortable . 


Life is like a day at the beach, sometimes calm and peaceful , other times stormy and challenging . The key is to embrace each day, and thank God you were allowed to spend time there. ~ Susan~

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Accident! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

I was trying out a new Zupfe (braided bread) recipe and apparently my yeast wasn't active anymore . :(  Not wanting to waste the dough I decided to try something else with it. So I cut & rolled into skinny stripes that I twisted into a knots and deep fried them!  One word  brushed with melted butter & garlic salt YUMMY!  They would probably be good dusted with powdered sugar and cinnamon too. The ones pictured here are still virgin so I may split the batch and do one of each favor.  I will be starting my healthy eating again come monday.. .. I'm just saying....  Merry Christmas Everyone!! May it be blessed! Susan


Sunday, December 18, 2011

My favorite Collection

I love the Dickens characters I purchased from The Simpich doll company back in the 80's . Back then it 6 months for them to complete the order as everything was created by the family.  Their shop was a like something right out of a fairytale .  The exterior was a Tudor style and when you stepped inside it was pure magic!  check it out at:

http://simpich.com/museum.html

American Holiday Artists

American Holiday Artists
Ebay Art Group I belong to visit us to see all of our members creations

Phineas Birthday Surprise

Phineas Birthday Surprise
SOLD

Hawaii in early Dec

Hawaii in early Dec
North side of Oahu

Earlier this week

Earlier this week

Old World Santa Glass eyes

Old World Santa Glass eyes
Gourd

Snow Dec 2008

Snow Dec 2008

Snowflake Santa Gourd

Snowflake Santa Gourd
ex large gourd sculpted

Mirek's sculpt

Mirek's sculpt
HUH??

Mirek's updated version

Mirek's updated version

Victorian look Christmas Angels AHA/Adsg folk art Ooak

Victorian look Christmas Angels  AHA/Adsg folk art Ooak

Smoking Pipe & Red/Blk Santa's

Smoking Pipe & Red/Blk Santa's
Gourd Art

Mad Hatters Teapot

Mad Hatters Teapot
Just listed on Ebay

Christmas Snowman

Christmas Snowman

Fall Celebreate 365 is out!!

Fall Celebreate 365 is out!!
Be quick and grab yours! this book is amazing!

Jingle Bell Santa 2008

Jingle Bell Santa 2008