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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

Well did that post title catch your eye, eh?  Did you stop and say, woozers I thought Angela was in her 50's , happily married to Mr. P., and is she not the one with that cute granddaughter, Darbee Rae?  Well, yes you are right on all of the above and actually this post has nothing to do with marriage, or even weddings at all. But I do have something old to share with you.

Since I just told you how old I am, let me say when I got married and started decorating my own house "country" was in.  You know, cows, ducks , those long neck geese.  Well I was the only one of my friends that loved that stuff.  When we got married 2 littlle old ladies from my Daddy's church made me bonnets.  These bonnets have been stored away for years but I could never part with them. Today I found them and brought them out of hiding.
The brim on the beige one is attatched with oodles of buttons.  And age has really done it well.  When I put it away, it was snow white.  Today I didn't even have to stain it.  And here is my Blue, the blue print bonnet.  The stitching on this one is not very good, but that doesn't matter.  These two old ladies have long since gone to meet their maker and these bonnets are special to me.  Look on the inside of the blue one.
There is netting sewn inside.  Never remembered it being there.  Wonder why? Okay there you have something old and blue. Now for something borrowed, blue, and new all in one.  Look at what Mr. P made for me
No, it's not my original idea.  Saw it on Funky Junk Interiors and Susan at Homeroad made one similar but changed her handle.  The borrowed part of my picture is the old brace.  Mr. P. collects old tools and this one actually belonged to my Daddy.  Before we sold the homeplace he took it from Daddy's woodworking shop.  So that makes it even more special.  I had to assure him this  old box was for me and not to sell. It will sit on my craft room table if I ever get it cleaned off enough.  Am I the only one to admit when I am crafting my room stays in one big mess!!!!

Okay, I had a great day at home today.  Got to make a few things and finish up some that have been started for awhile.  I know it's just July, but hey, Sept and my show will be here too soon. 
Got this bowl of pumpkin pods made, priced and ready to go.
Also got all these spooky ghost done .  Sorry about the pitcher.  At the show they will not be displayed this way.  Just didn't have anything to stand them up in inside.  They are made from muslin, painted and the covered in stained cheese cloth.
A little better picture showing the ghost up close. 

So there you have my somethings old, somethings new, one thing borrowed from Mr. P. and somethings blue. And let me add another rare occassion with you.  I have made two post in one day.  WOOHOO!!

Hoping all of you had a great day and are sharing the evening with someone you love.  Tomorrow is another day and we will talk then....  


  1. LOVE, LOVE the box. It's very cute! Like the pumpkins and ghosts too. I am so ready for fall. Missed you today. Looking forward to a day together tomorrow. Love you!

  2. Oh Angela what a cute post!!!
    Have a good 4th and I will be chillin and relaxing.

  3. Hi Angela~

    Love the box!! Wonderful idea!!


  4. O wow I am a old crusty rusty tool collector and that box is TA Die for , and the fact that it is made from borrowed treasures from your Daddy and MrP makes it even more special! I love your ghosts how cute ! I am thrilled you had a good day at home , you needed it ! hugs and prayers lilraggedy angie

  5. Hi Angela! I like your box too! And I love the pumpkins.. want to tell how you make them? I love them!
    xo Susan @ homeroad

  6. I also love love that box! What an awesome idea! That is so sweet about the bonnets! Love your pumpkin pods and ghosts...too cute!


  7. Really creative use of all the parts. OOAK
    adorable ghosts--sure to be a hit.
    Pumpkins, too......★Linda★
    Good to hear you are relaxing some.

  8. Everything looks great. I love the box. I saw that at FJI as well. It looked really fun to make.

  9. Oh Angela....!!! Those ghosties of yours are AWESOME!!! I LOVE them!! I WANT one!! And everything else too - that box is adorable - and so wonderful that Mr. P cares about the old pieces too....My Mr. Crow...not so much....And, no, you're not the only one to admit that when you're crafting your room stays a mess ~ Wish I could use that excuse for the rooms here that are always a mess - and nothing's being crafted!!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  10. Wow Mr.P is talented too..lovin that box, pumpkins, ghosts and bonnets too..
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs Trace

  11. Your post was lovely, Angela.. Loved the story of the old bonnets.. So special to have the box made, too..
    I love the pumpkins... Are they hard to make?

  12. Lots of great pics! LOVE that box! And you filled it up so pretty too :)

  13. What a fun post! The bonnets and box are truly special! Love your goodies you made.. Hugs, Tina

  14. Angela love the box Mr.P crafted for you.It is extra special seeing as how your Daddy's brace bit is the handle.So clever .Love your ghosts,they are adorable !Great job and I hope that you have a terrific 4th !Hugs,Jen

  15. Angela ,I forgot to say how much I love the bonnets .It was great to hear the story behind them.I think I should head on to bed .LOL!Hugs,Jen

  16. Love that toolbox & all your other goodies as well!

  17. You sure had a productive day. Loved reading about it all. I found you through Darbie's momma's place.