Saturday, December 15, 2012

One of My Favorite Things...

Hello!  I disappeared for a few days; sorry about that.  It was a busy week at work.  I'm glad to be home today - catching up the laundry, picking up the house, cooking a little bit, and getting ready for Christmas.

Since I don't have any stitching to share, I thought I'd show you one of my favorite recent purchases.  Two weekends ago I went to a handmade boutique in White Bear Lake and fell in love with this tree made from recycled materials.


Note the rusty old funnel on the bottom, a dowel (perhaps from an old chair?), the star carved out of old wood, and the buttons.  Don't you just love the buttons?

As I get my chores done today, my heart is heavy for all of those affected by the school shooting in Connecticut.  Wishing them healing and peace after such a senseless tragedy.

10 comments:

Margaret said...

Your little tree is so adorable! I love it!

Kate said...

LOVE that tree!!

Nicola said...

I am curious about the sampler on the wall. Could we have a photo.

Ma Teakettle said...

Oh Cathy, I love it!
Hugs
Ma

Laurie in Iowa said...

I love your little tree too!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

i do love the photos of your mum tatting, her work is lovely - the tree you picked up is awesome.

Barb said...

The tree is so cute! As I said on another blog, I am happy to see how sad we are as a nation. It gives me faith in our humanity.

denise said...

love the tree!! denise

Nancy in WI said...

I LOVE that little tree...I'm only an hour from White Bear...wish I could have been there.

Fee said...

Beautiful tree which shows what beauty can come from ugliness. A single candle lit.

Fee