I'm hooking up with Suzan at Old Grey Mare for Project Genesis. If you haven't already, head on over and take some time to read about it. Suzan is an amazing advocate for keeping our planet healthy, has a wealth of information and if she doesn't inspire you....nothing will! I know I have a long way to go to live as 'Green' as I would like....it's a process. It makes us do things we aren't 'used' to. Change is good, and there's so many 'simple and easy' things we can all do.
One thing that I am totally sold on is "Composting". I can remember searching for information about composting. There's entire books about the subject:
Check out this book....all 1007 pages!
If I have one gardening book, I have 25 and most of them have information about composting.
I have a folder with magazine articles about composting, and how to build a 'fancy' way to keep it intact!
"Composting: Make It or Buy It?"
"How to Bake Compost"
"Layering Green and Brown"
"Build Your Perfect Compost Bin"
Well, I say "phooey" on all that....it's just way to complicated for my simple little country mind!
So, here's "Composting Susie's Way":
1. Know what to compost (now you may want to read up on this a bit, but here's the condensed version)
Several years back, my husband and I were antiquing in Tennessee and stopped by our favorite shop in Bell Buckle, Phillips General Store. If you ever have the opportunity to go there, I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Anyway, the first thing I saw when I entered was this sign. I think my heart skipped a beat or two. I gotta have it, I thought. You see, I collect antique signs, love gardening and all things floral....and....my Grandfather's name was 'Winfield'. We also gave our son the middle name of Winfield to honor my Grandfather!
I'm joining French Cupboard for Vintage Black Friday. This is the first time I've linked here, but I wanted to show off share my wonderful sign!
I've decided to bring my latest CL find in to house the television. It's not often that you find an old cupboard that will fit a large tv.
The current tv cupboard is great (I got it from Shelley, Sweet Pea Home), but an enclosed cupboard will be the best thing. And, I already have a new place in mind for the current one..
So here's my question.....The 'legs' on the cupboard are in pretty bad shape and completely uneven. So should I just try to 'even' out the legs or just cut them off completely? Is there any advantage to having legs if height is not an issue? It would be one less place for those dreaded 'dust balls' to hide without legs!
For example, this cupboard has about 2" legs......
See the dust?
These are both Southern pieces, and my guess would be that they had legs to protect the cupboard from water damage. Back in the day, women would just toss a bucket of water on the floor and mop it up. You'll see water marks on a lot of old farm tables!
So now, if I bring in this cupboard.......
I'll have to move this hanging cupboard (also from Shelley)......
which I just redecorated last night........
I had to display my new letters, found in an Etsy shop here
Now what to do with the stuff I took out?
Keep it? Sell?
Some of it did go here:
(some of this stuff isn't in the above pic...I change it around often)
I'm already exhausted just thinking about it all!
I'll definitely have to 'make nice' to my husband this weekend!
Did I happen to mention that the cupboard was $50.00?
Somebody pinch me! I just happened to take a quick look this afternoon on Craigslist and saw a 'primitive cupboard' for sale.
I immediately sent an email with my number. He called a few minutes later. He said, "now you saw the picture right?......It's pretty rough and needs a little work". I said "yea, I'd like to come by and look at it".
"I'll probably just use it in my carport for garden junk", I said.
Be still my heart!!!
These things just don't happen to me!
But lately, I guess I've been in the right place at the right time.....
Found this neat old door at the thrift store. "How much", I asked. "Hummm......how about $7.45", he said.
"I guess I'll take it"!
Sorry, couldn't get a good pic for some reason.
The 'window' in the door unlatches at the top and folds down! I've never seen a door like this before!
How cute is that?
Picked up this loot over the weekend!
Neat old crate, white chippy frame, white wire bicycle basket ($1.00), corbel, and an old white stoneware bowl ($2.00). The awesome 'tackle box' was purchased on Etsy at Finders 4 Keepers and had just arrived in the mail!
Also, check out this cute wrapping/craft paper from the Dollar Tree. It's like brown craft paper with a washed white floral...... (I bought a bunch)
Oh, and faux moss rocks, cotton flour sack towels, little bird and some nice fragrance oils!
Well, that's all I got for now. Feeling pretty happy tonight! I'm linking up with Kathleen at Faded Charm for Wonderful White Wednesday! Stop by now.....