Wednesday, October 29, 2008

mirror project

Bought this pink window frame at last springs antique show here at the barn. Had to have it! I decided I needed a mirror on my porch and was investigating tin ceiling material when I remembered this tucked away in my shop. How I love a new project. Had to start immediately.

mirror project



I have had these old window parts for years waiting for a project. I picked the two that matched the dimension of my frame.
My sweet husband putting it all together. It took him about an hour, but I have to say that he has all the tools on hand. He even does it with a beautiful smile!
Mounted on 1/4 inch plywood and sprayed with dark gray auto primer paint so that when it weathers, the gray will show through and tie in with the zinc and gray on my porch . Then its off to my favorite glass store(briscos in Arroyo Grande) with my frame in tow. I had them mount the mirror directly on top of the plywood and caulk it around the edge to keep the weather out. A couple coats of old fashioned milk paint and it's done!

A new mirror for my patio


When the french doors are opened the mirror helps to draw the porch inside making it an extension of our dining room.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Knights anniversary Party

They contra danced the afternoon away to the "Growling Old Geezers String Band".Dinner was provided by Creative Touch Catering. Family and friends serenaded them with songs . A very good time was had by all.
A welcome sign I recently acquired at the antique sale here. It's from a french cafe that would have been placed out on the sidewalk advertising the daily specials.Many thanks to Coco for it.

On display was her wedding dress (I don't think my waist was that small when I was ten!) and his navy uniform.

Saturday was the 50th wedding anniversary of a darling couple. Over 100 of their dear friends and family were in attendance.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Pumpkins by Carol Smithback. They sold like crazy. Everyone loves them. She has a darling unique handwriting that makes them special

Here are the pumpkins all nestled in straw in the back of Carols pickup.

The entrance to the sale in the barn

remnants of the past antique sale

The sale was fabulous! If you missed it The next one is in April. The vendors did a stupendous job of setting up their booths.Each one a work of art. I especially enjoyed the commraderie among the sellers. We had a dinner for them at my home on Friday Evening with wine, appetisers and a casual dinner. A great time for everyone to get to know each other.
I got lots of fun things at the sale which I will be posting later.

Friday, October 17, 2008

remnants of the past antique sale

We are busy preparing for the remnants of the past antique sale. My Friend Judy Watkins puts it on and it is a wonderful event. This is the 3rd one she has had and it keeps getting better and better. All the dealers are hand picked and they bring their best stuff! We are all very exited and having lots of fun getting ready. Hope to see you there.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The begining of my blog

I am unable to resist any longer. I am joining the world of bloggers. My intention is to share ideas from the weddings that take place here at the Dana Powers house and barn. I will also share some of my personal projects , favorite recipes, and life in general for anyone who is interested.