Category Archives: Hobbies

Department Store Vases …Floral Friday

While searching through a few of the storage totes in the basement for a particular picture frame that had been stashed away, I encountered some medium small vases that haven’t been used for anything in ages. All of them had … Continue reading

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Background And Light …Floral Friday

This time of year in much of the Great Plains, we experience more grey, overcast, wet days. Despite the highlights of colorful autumn foliage, the overall atmosphere often feels bleak. With this in mind, I decided to play with background … Continue reading

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Watch Innards

While searching through one of the catch-all shoeboxes in the storage closet, I stumbled across an antique pocket watch that has been needing servicing ever since who knows when. The Ingersoll “Yankee” was manufactured sometime between 1896 and 1925. I … Continue reading

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This Is Frustrating

This post describes a “walking on eggshells” scenario: I boot up the laptop first thing in the morning, then open the home page for email. I click on the inbox icon and the mail list appears; voile’ a blog reader … Continue reading

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Fun With Vases …Floral Friday

For the first projects of the month, we have three thrift store vases that provide a lot of looks and value to cost ratio. All that was required was some elbow grease and a few droplets of detergent in warm … Continue reading

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Three Red Gerberas …Floral Friday

Three smallish vases needed cleaning. One of them was patinaed too much, so it required some quality time with a soft cloth and some Brasso polish. Soon, the trio looked good enough for a picture; so I took one. Then … Continue reading

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Cylindrical …Floral Friday

An adaptable, basic, geometric shape is the simple cylinder. It works well when it is the primary, sole style element of vases. The cylinder is clean, simple, and minimalist. This week, I incorporate three cylindrical containers into the projects. I … Continue reading

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