Thursday, April 12, 2012


As you all have probably noticed I haven't spent much time blogging lately.  My life has been so busy something has to receive less time and attention.  I decided to open a second antique booth in another small town close to Kansas City.  Keeping two booths stocked and pretty is very time consuming and I also have to find things to add to my booths.  One thing I have found while doing this is I love to adopt and restore orphan furniture. My youngest son has been aiding and abetting me in my quest by picking up curb side finds.  So I am not the only one responsible for all the adoptees on the front porch.

Since the only place I have store all this bounty is my front porch it now looks like a used furniture store.  With some pieces half finished and the rest waiting for my attention.

Really, they all do have potential for being beautiful, useful pieces that someone is going to love.  At least that is what I have been telling my hubby.  I thought he would he glad I am now adopting furniture instead of dogs.  At least you don't have to feed them or take them to vet.

I know it's hard to see the beauty in this piece.  But remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Before it became furniture storage my front porch used to be decorated for every season.
 Spring saw her decked out in lime green.

On the 4th of July she shined.

In fall the oranges and golds glowed in the autum sunshine.

Some days I wonder if I am sane cluttering up my front porch  So I will be back soon to share some of my finished pieces with you and we can decide together. 


Chatty Crone said...

Phew you go girl! That is a lot of work. I'm proud of you. GOOD LUCK! sandie

nancygrayce said...

That is a lot of work! I love those wicker chair decorated for 4th of July! I'm sure you find a lot of treasures! Maybe hubby needs to build you a little shop out back! :)

Sallie ( said...

You are so talented -- I'm sure you'll find good homes for all your adoptees! And I am glad to know that it is something fun that is keeping you away from blogging and not anything serious.