September 25, 2010

A BITTERSWEET MORNING


Good morning..I am so glad that it is Saturday. This was one of the longest weeks in history..at least to me! Lots of activity going around our homestead, not to mention I "earned" my first speeding ticket on Monday afternoon. I was so nervous I couldn't even get my license out of my wallet!

Anyway..I had been wanting to rearrange my mantle and wall for the fall. I had a mirror hanging for about 2 years and had grown tired of it. I bought a large and medium grapevine wreath (Hobby Lobby has them 1/2 off this week), wired the smaller one inside the larger and then added some beautiful bittersweet vines from my sweet friend Terri, of "Eat Crow Primitives". She gave me a few bunches of it last week at Malabar, but it wasn't quite ready yet. I left it on my backporch till it turned it's wonderful color and stuck it inside the wreath. I also added a little sewing bird box, made by Tina from "Early America the 1815 Shoppe, just for interest. The little covered clock in the middle of the mantle (show in the larger picture) was a gift from my second son Shane and his wife Jennifer on the day they were married. I love that little clock! Plus, they had it engraved. It will always be a treasure.

I am off to sit with my 99 year old grandma this morning, so my mom can get some shopping done and just get out of the house. Granny became ill right before her birthday on Monday and had to be hospitalized, but was released a few days later. She really is to the point where she cannot be left alone anymore..so between my brothers and myself, we are going to help out as much as possible. I hope you all have a wonderful day...it is finally a nice, cool autumn morning here in Michigan! Take care....

10 comments:

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Bobbie,
Your fireplace mantle looks great!
99!! Wow! Hope she gets to feeling better.
:( On the speeding ticket!LOL! YUCK! Have a great weekend!

Lori said...

Bobbie,
Sorry you had a speeding ticket. I would be a nervous wreck too!
Your wreath is fabulous! You are sooo smart!!! Love how you created it and what you put on it. And your mantle is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for showing us. You are so inspiring and I am still looking at that great table!

Joanne said...

Your mantle looks wonderful! Oh my a speeding ticket! Happens to the best of us! 99 - wow that's an accomplishment! Hope your Granny feels better

Joanne said...

Your mantle looks wonderful! Oh my a speeding ticket! Happens to the best of us! 99 - wow that's an accomplishment! Hope your Granny feels better

Rugs and Pugs said...

Bobbie ~
Sorry about the speeding ticket :( Just think how much wool that would have bought. (Now you're really depressed, right?)
The mantle and wreath look wonderful. You definitely have the "knack".
Hugs to Granny at 99! I'm sure your mom appreciates the help from you and your siblings.
Lauren

moosecraft said...

What a beautiful wreath!!! The whole mantel looks gorgeous! Sorry about the speeding ticket... it's funny how those cops do surprise attacks... skeers the begeezers out of me to! LOL! Hugs to your Grammy...

devonaz said...

Your Mantel is beautiful..and no matter how many tickets you get it does not get any easier,,sorry to hear about your ticket..and give granma a hug,,hope you have a blessed weekend,,

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful wreath and the bird is the perfect touch.
I have a twig wreath that needs decorating.

Debbie

Brandi said...

Hi Bobbie, I would love to follow your blog but I didnt see a place too. I really love your prims!
Blessings~ Brandi
sweetlibertymercantile.blogspot.com

Jeanne said...

I just love your mantle - it looks awesome! You are lucky to still have your grandmother around, mine has been gone 30 yrs and I still miss her so much.