~ vintage table and chairs ~
This do it myself (DIM - haha) project has been on my to do list for a while. We have two chairs that are vintage, gently swivel and rock and are a delight to the body. When we got them, there were already old and painted bright yellow, matching their cushions. Shortly after they came to the farm, I painted them sage green and they've been sage green for more than fifteen years. Recently, I decided the chairs and a round, thirty-six inch table should all be painted black. The table, also vintage and bought for a song almost twenty-five years ago, was then painted white but, along with the chairs, I painted everything sage green. We've enjoyed the sage green color but it was time, some say past time (smile), for a change. The paint is quite dry on the table but I was in a hurry to take photos and will probably give it another top coat just to make sure the sage green doesn't shine through.
~ a trifle tired but still serviceable ~
Dave and I have enjoyed many pleasant hours sitting in these chairs, at the round table, as we gazed down the valley. As whim dictates, I move the chairs and table from back porch to front porch and back again and it's all due to the comfort level of these chairs. I wish I had two more!
~ wildflowers picked alongside the mountain road ~Lately, mornings have been extremely foggy, so much so, visibility is less than one hundred feet and driving is slow going. The McCoy vase I've had so long I can't remember any details...whether I bought it or someone gave it to me...it's my favorite though and, generally, there are always flowers in it. Today they are wild Queen Anne's lace, wild sweet pea and a few fern leaves. Perhaps there are those who would decry such an arrangement, because preferring roses, orchids or other hot house type flowers. Around here, we prefer the untamed beauty of nature because it fits our lifestyle and wild flowers are sturdy and have been around much longer than we. The flower arrangement follows us around - sun room to kitchen to back porch to front porch. That vase is so well traveled the next step will be to apply for a passport!
The Shabby Chic Cottage is hosting a Thursday DIY party and
It's time to feed the crowd, man and beastie alike, so will say good-bye for now. We've passed the high point of the year and are slowly sliding toward shorter days. Yes, I do notice these things. It's hard not to when I'm awake and out of bed before the sun rises and I begrudge the shortening of sun light. God forgive me but I do.
Blessings ~ DIM projects (are there any other kind?) ~ breathing deeply of pure, clean air ~ sunshine and clouds in the sky ~ sturdy, beautiful furniture ~ wildflowers ~