I have been working on something new and I have finally finished one completely to put in my shop! Fun and cottage style hooks for your jewelry or whatever needs a spot.
I'm trying to decided if I should continue with the ribbon up top. It would only be decorative if you wanted to hang heavy items (I put hangers on the back), but I really like it (and I already have holes drilled in 4 of them!).
This one is still in progress and has a totally different feel, more "old world," less cottage-y.
It's a good thing we left for our soccer trip early - and that I remembered my camera. The wildflowers in South Texas are amazing right now! In between Cuero and La Vernia the colors were breathtaking as we drove through today! I wish you could have been there!
I managed to get a bug enjoying the flowers as well!
They're finally here! We won't be able to have them installed for a month or so, but how cool to actually see them! It's so tempting to rip off all the packaging!
How cool to never lose anything in that corner cupboard again!
The lower cabinets and island are simple panels in a dark brown.
A pull-down space for all my sponges and scrubbies in the sink cabinet!
I can't wait to have room for my plates - two doors are going to be so much more practical than three! No more twisting the plates to get them out!
All of the upper cabinets will be a creamy white beadboard with a light brown glazing (built-in dust!)
Look at all this trim - so glad I don't have to figure out where it all goes. Oh, wait, I probably do - I just won't have to actually attach it myself!
For now I just have to imagine them installed! Everything has been ripped out for a while now and I'm excited to see how the kitchen will feel with an island and actual eating area instead of a cramped u-shaped kitchen. Although, I must say I am enjoying the space with only a sink, dishwasher, and fridge.
Countertops will be next and then figuring out the backsplash. I may have to repaint or save up for lots of tile. I don't really like the tile/wall contrast to the left of the venthood. Of course the tile I like is being discontinued so I will be rethinking the whole plan! Any ideas? Oops - almost forgot stools - counter height - and I haven't even started looking yet.
This week has been amazing! My cousin from Sweden (that I have only been in contact with through letter and email) came to visit with her husband and two friends. My great-grandfather and her grandfather were brothers. Thanks to google I have seen photos of the historical marker at the Type Cemetery, but have never made the visit (it's not a very easy place to find!) Armed with some information from an older cousin, we went in search of some history.
Jonas Sunvison, my great -grandfather (my dad's dad's dad).
I have read this part of the inscription many times, but never imagined that Christina Fredrickson was my great-great-great grandmother! My cousin's husband did research not only on my great-grandfather's side of the family, but also some on my great-grandmother's side (so sweet, and so unexpected!).
Also, the gravesite of my great-grandmother's parents, August and Amanda Nyman (Christina's daughter).
Then we made a 3 hour or so drive west to West Sweden (a "ghost town", marked only by the cemetery), quite isolated, but easier to find, where my great-grandparents and their 3-year-old daughter were buried.
My grandparents and father lived in this area until sometime during or after the 1950s drought (1950-1957.)
I love vintage items! Just imagining the history behind an item makes me smile. I reuse everything. My Papa's old chair is my sewing chair, my Gramma's 1920s valentines are framed art, and my Great-grandmother's ruffly pillowcase is a valance in my daughter's room. And those are just my favorite things - I have way more!