So this is my second post, yes, I know. But this one is "The Home Edition". So, well, not "The School Edition". I am no longer "Mrs. Wise". I am Heather. Sitting on a couch. Drinking coffee. And enjoying a fake fireplace. Truly. OH, and eating peach bread from Shady Maple Farm Market (I live 10 minutes from there...).
Mmmmmm. Gingerbread scented candle. Okay. Wait. I need to go heat up my coffee. Again.
My "fake fireplace"!!! Sounds real with surround sound! I told you, Trace...
The owl is staying at home, staring people down as they come up the stairs. The scarecrow is going to school. They are both eBay purchases from the same seller. $5 a piece! I thought that it was a good bargain for homemade items! I thought the scarecrow would be cute for the classroom. I don't like to do seasonal bulletin boards. I like mine to be subject oriented. But, I do like putting little decorations around the room to make it homey. Fall and Christmas are my favorites for decorating!
I got this kitty on eBay as well. This lady is such a wonderful testimony through eBay and so creative. She has a story behind every cat she makes. My cat's name is "Sam". He has an addiction to chili. The story is all about his renovations to his house, and his addiction to making and consuming chili. It is hilarious! I love the part about eating antacids like they were candy! Each cat has a different, charming story and is different in its design. I was loving just going through and reading the stories. When you get a cat, you get the story printed on parchment paper. I think she should put them all together in a book! She also takes the time to write a note BY HAND to tell you about the cat's journey to your house and then ends with sharing God's love and truth. I was just really was amazed by the time and effort she put into each buyers purchase experience. You could really tell she enjoyed what she did!
You have to check her out- Alnalex
God has really been gracious in eBay sales this month. I did stay true to my word and get rid of items to make room for my cat, crow, and apples. It feels good to pass on items that are just sitting or kept in a cabinet. The rest is going toward getting my husband a new iPod since he dropped his (It had also gone through the wash this summer. Yea for rice!!!). It is hard to surprise someone when they handle the finances- "Uh, Honey. What is this payment to Apple?" "Surprise." So, hopefully this will be a surprise. Don't ya'll tell!
Ahh! My crow! I was so excited to be able to purchase a crow from Wendy at Ravenwood Whimzies! He is perfect for the fall decor. I told her about my crow friend, Winston, from school (He is in the previous post). Guess what his tag says? Winston! So sweet!
I am addicted to Granny Trace's apples! They are such cozy bowl fillers. I just love the texture and patterns of wool. I will have to show you all of my husband's grandmother's pinkeeps that she made. I think you will see why I have a great affection for Woolie Apples...
So, I have been working on my pinkeeps. The one is my own design, I guess. It is a pie in a vintage tin. It is onsaburg fabric with cheese cloth "crust" along the edges. For the one, I am only going to slightly tea stain ( Steve said to just do them both lightly. Never! I can't! I am a prim gal!). The other, well, let's just say "well done". The other others are just cute fabric in various vintage containers with vintage buttons. I will take better pictures when I am really done. I will also have questions for finishing them, but I will save that for a later post.
You know the house is cold when you have to keep reheating your coffee every 15 minutes. It is that part of Fall where you don't have to use the air conditioner, but you really don't want to use heat to save money on the electric bill. So, blankets and warm puppies (We have another puppy visiting. My coworker, Anne, has a dog named Lexi. She is visiting. She is a true lap dog. And laptop dog. I will try to take pictures to explain later...).
Okay, so this coffee container has always intrigued me. Why is there a period after 'coffee'? The only thing I can think of is to make a statement, "COFFEE". Like you NEED to drink me. NOW. I don't know. What are your thoughts?
That's it for this weekend!
Thank you for stopping by!
The Teach. Ooops. Heather
Have a blessed weekend!