Sunday, January 18, 2009

Trying to find my creative side...
















Since I've been working or remodeling the kitchen (house) for over a year, I have not completed an decorating. I have tons of antique goodies that are just packed away waiting for something to inspire me.
I did decide to create an arrangement on top of the fridge. The cabinets above the fridge are wasted space so why not create an arrangement of some of my collections. All of my collections have meaning and memories.

Forbes tea and coffee collection. I have many tins, jars, etc. This collection started 4 years ago when I was searching for items for his 70th birthday. He has worked at Forbes in St. Louis in the 50's before he joined the Army and was deployed to Germany. He had told me that the job at Forbes was the best paying and best place that he had worked. The rest is history.. LOL.. my collection started and has grown. My dad has his own shrine in my house with memories of him that I will keep and share with his great grandkids and great, great grandkids.

The Hazel Atlas good luck jar. Not sure why these caught my eye, but I love shamrocks and I want everyone to have good luck. My grandpa always told me that I was part Irish and part Skunk... :) I rarely find these jars, but have purchased several over the years,and gave to my nieces and nephews. I placed money inside the jar and gave as X-mas or B-day presents...

My sister gave me the can of Spotted dick.. I had never heard of a sponge pudding but this an English item and is very popular in England. She bought it for me because she knew that with my sense of humor, I would think this was funny.. Of course I did and have it displayed..

The jar of grain in the picture is from my dad's farm. The dried okra bouquet I put together today. I was at my mom & dad's back in the fall and went out to the okra patch and picked several dried stalks and brought them into my mom and said.. 'look mom, just like when I was a kid, I picked you a bouquet of flowers.. she laughed and said 'yes you always brought me in weeds', but these were wild flowers to me...:) The yellow flowers are dried from flowers that I bought this year and will again.. Called a paper plant.. I love the flowers and they bloomed all summer long. The grass is out of my front yard too. The guord I grew a few years ago...

I have messes all over my house... but hopefully, I will keep on looking for Martha within me and organize and decorate this place....:)

1 comment:

Shanda said...

I love the arrangment. You did good. I havent went home yet. D is going to have surgery on his ankle this week to remove a bone spur, so I'll have to wait until he heals abit. Maybe by then the garahge sales will start up again. Anytime ya want to come up and go garage saleing, just let me know. I'm always ready. I have a Garmin Sat thing now so no garage sale can hide from us. I made 18.00 in my booth the first week. I was so excited. I havent been over there this week. I need garage sales to find some stuff.