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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.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

While You Were Out Shopping, Junkin' or Just Resting

There was some serious work going on here at the homeplace this Saturday.  Yes it is only 3 weeks until our big craft show , so today was a work day  even though it was the weekend.  Holly and Darbee Rae came early in their work clothes to help me and the mister work on a few projects.  

We wasted no time getting started.  The kitchen was turned into a work station.  Here are pictures of the table.


Yes, I know you could all guess what we were going to be doing, huh??   I had a great helper this morning.  Darbee couldn't wait to help in any way she could.  So what did I do?   Cover everything close to where she was going to be working in plastic. {smile}

She became a pro at playing working with the cinnamon.  She rolled all the candles after Holly dipped them.   You see I protected my coffee machine, huh?  Couldn't do with something happening to that.!!

Want to see the finished results ?  You know we couldn't just make grungy candles , right ?  We made some Prim Lighting Ornaments for the Christmas tree!! Don't you think my little helper did a great job rolling them in the mixture??

All that is left to do is put the prim tag and price them.  I think we ended up with
3 dozen.  Of course Holly and I have to have some for our tree this year also.

Then we tried our luck with some pantry cakes made from wax.  We had ordered the black dye from the internet and we were thrilled with the results. From this.....

To this!!

Waiting on these to cure a little before packaging them up for the show.  We will be doing some larger ones like these later. 

After all this Holly and I were tired but Darbee Rae,,,,, well she was just getting started.  She helped Papa drill holes in another project waiting on me next week.

And then off she went outside to help Papa work on his big project of the day,.

This is a trellis  Mr. P. made from old ladders.  Darbee is helping him put a waterproof sealant  on it.  Don't you just love her "shop shirt ?" It's an old one of Papa's and she has to wear it everytime she goes in the shop.  After all,, those" girly" clothes don't need to get dirty.    Papa says tonight the trellis will last forever.  She sure knew how to waste  apply the stain. {giggle}

So today there were lots of projects completed here at the homeplace.  A big thank you to Holly and Darbee Rae for all your help. 

Tonight as you visit , I am so sorry there is not cake or a pie to go along with the coffee.  But this Nana and Papa are two tired folks.   Did I tell you how thankful I am to have help today?  But we are never to tired for you to stop in and say hello.  

Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday and will have a blessed Sunday.  Please  leave a comment so I will know you stopped by.

Until next time........


  1. We had so much fun today and I love my goodies I brought home with me. Love you both very much. So thankful for the memories made-especially for Darbee. She will always cherish these special times.

  2. What a wonderful way to spend a day. Love all your goodies. What did you dip the candles in before using the cinnamon? Your results looked great. Loved the pantry cakes also.


  3. Lots of beautiful goodies glad to see you back creatively :0) and it looks to me like you had the best helper ever ! Have a great evening !hugs lil raggedy angie

  4. Angela what a fun filled creative day. Sweet little Darbee is a worker. Love you candles and pantry cakes and the trellis is GREAT!!!

  5. Love those grungy candles...:)) Seeing Darbee working so diligently with her Papa reminds me when my son was her age so many years ago... I love seeing an Adult showing a child with hands on and allowing them to help with the project! Darbee will remember these precious times with you and Papa forever:)) I must ask, what is the Ladder Trellis for? K

  6. It all looks great! And looks like everyone had fun as well. Sounds like a great day! Blessings~Sara

  7. Sweet memories for Darbee! I remember my times with my Grandma and Grandpa..truly special to me. Glad you had help. Love the wax tarts and the Christmas ornaments. You should have no trouble selling them. I wish I could come to the show. You and your daughter are always doing something fun. I love to come here and see what you are up to. Tell the Mr. that I admire the garden trellis made from old ladders. It is going to be so nice. Good job.

  8. good for you! hope you sell a million, each one packed with Darbee smiles & joy!

  9. What great memories you all made...while getting ready for your show!! I have 2 months until my big show.

  10. What a fun time you are having getting ready for the sale! Making lovely things & lovely memories at the same time : ) Oh how I wish I could come to the show & buy one of everything you have to offer!

  11. Looks like you girls got lots accomplished.I bet your house smelled yummy.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  12. Oh, I so want that table! I've been looking for something like that for many moons....Wish you were closer to Nod.... I LOVE those little candle ornaments!! I'll take a dozen or so! And your tarts came out perfect!! I've been so tempted to try my hand at the wax things, but I'd have to "Darbee" proof my entire house, and me along with it. Wishing you luck as you pull things together these last few weeks before your show. Truly appreciate your taking the time to share with us what you're creating....Wishing you a beautiful day.....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  13. You didn't just make show goodies, you made special memories. Not only for Darbee, but for you one day too. don't ask me how I know that as my grands are grown.lol I am still having fun with Mollie and Andrew.Looks like you had a successful day, even with all of your"help"

  14. Nothing better than makin and creatin with your two fav girls.
    SO fun.
    Love it all.


  15. You all were busy little beavers! Love those prim candles and pantry cakes! Take care, Janice

  16. I think your Darbee Rae is a great and adorable helper. That's the best kind of help. My little guy has been helping shell peas. :)

    Your prim light ornaments are wonderful as are your tarts! Love them!

    Love that trellis created with the ladders! Great idea!

    Have a great day, Angela!

  17. Holy COW!!!! Look at you go!! one busy gal! I have beeswax... really need to try the pantry cakes, what is the easiest way to get them out ? I heard to spray them with pam? oLM

  18. Your candles and wax tarts look great! Looks like you all had a lot of fun!