My "Little Room" as we call it is really starting to take on the look I have envisioned.
YES, I can survive in the room now!
Celestina gave me that beautiful cup and saucer and I'm still enjoying the tea from my friend Debbie Ray.
Found this cute vintage clock and spray painted it the color I wanted. Added a little doily and a tea cup that my Motherinlove had given me and I just love it.
Since I chose to accent with shades of red this beautiful hat box that Celestina painted for me was perfect filled with roses.
I had picked up this material as I thought at first I would make my curtains. Well, I actually picked up several different patterns and colors but I kept going back to this print with these colors. They went so well in my new room. So, I decided to not make the curtains, I actually bought curtains and I will show them to you later but I did have a chair that I wanted to cover and this would be my pattern and colors.
I've had this old chair for a long time and of course when I bought it at a yard sale for $5 I had all intentions of painting it and covering the seat. NEVER HAPPENED!
I loved the way the back of chair was designed.
So we got busy cleaning it up, sanding it a bit and painting it.
BLACK makes everything look sharp doesn't it?
Then we got busy covering the seat.
And I love the transformation!
By this time I was ready to enjoy a diet coke sitting on my cute mug rug that my friend Vicky made for me. Oh yes, the colors go great!
Then we celebrated my daughter Kristy's birthday with a good old fish fry! Don't know though what I like the best...the hush puppies or the cheese grits! Fish was yummy too.
For her cake I decided to make cookie dough brownies.
Topped with chocolate frosting, dark and white chocolate morsels.
Good grief, I guarantee you there's 500 calories per bite! LOL!
Then to end our day of fun we harvested a cabbage! My granddaughter Mallory participated with her school in a Bonnie Plant cabbage competition. Cabbage has to be weighed with the leaves on. A picture taken of the child with cabbage and of course all information filled out on a form to submit. You can go online and read all about it. http://bonniecabbageprogram.com/
However, Nana and Papa, that would be me and my man.....planted her cabbage at our home and for 9 weeks we so tenderly cared for this thing! She was so proud too.
And y'all know I had to plant some pretties by it along with her little garden sign!
I had heard that a local feed store would weigh the cabbage for you so I called them to see how they had done the weighing of the cabbage. Once you dug up the cabbage then all the dirt possible needed to be shaken off before weighing. The weight counted with leaves but for fun the cabbage could be weighed as well with no leaves to see how much the head only weighed. So, out came the John Deere scales which went up to 22 lbs so I knew we had the cabbage covered.
And the result was 12.25 lbs!
With every single leaf picked away that was not eatable the head of the cabbage weighed 6.25 lbs.
Yes, our girl was quiet proud.
So was Nana and Papa!
Cabbage anyone????? Let's see, cold slaw, stewed cabbage, fried cabbage, sauteed cabbage, cabbage soup, grilled cabbage and well...cabbage!
After 9 weeks I felt I had given birth to a cabbage! What we don't do for the grands.
See here...I am glad we got to dig this thing up finally. We have babied that thing, fought the worms, picked bad leaves off, watered it more than the well holds, (lol) fertilized it with a kiss and laid hands on it and prayed over it to simply MAKE IT cause it belonged to grandchild! I would have NEVER done all that for me no cabbage! LOL!
Yep, I've had a pretty productive weekend I should say.
I'll leave you with this today my friends,
In making others happy we will be happy too, for the happiness you give away returns to shine on you.
"Make thy face shine upon thy servant, and teach me thy statutes. Psalm 119:135
Hugs and blessings, Cindy