Tuesday, October 10, 2017

My Hooking Chair...a new look

So, my hooking chair has a new look. Gone is the mantle...replaced with a lovely old worn pumpkin pine chest...and a black painted shelf. 

I'm loving the colors...love this color combo...black and mustard...perfect this time of year.

I've sprinkled the shelves with some of my favorite things and fall folk art. Here, on one shelf, sits the tiniest Schneeman pumpkin head doll...smiling among the pewter whale oil lamps.

Pumpkin Tyme...Ole Raggs U.S.A., Angela Hillstrom from an original drawing by Lori Brechlin. I have to admit this fine fellow is one of my very favorite pieces. The detail on this little guy is unbelievable. I'm so happy he lives here with us.

Another creation of Angela's is this sweet little witch. Can you see the detail in her shoes and socks?

A few pieces of Shooner redware and some old leather books...I'm looking forward to changing up the shelf to reflect the season.

I'm liking my new hooking corner. Now if I could just get myself into that chair to hook!


We made a trip to Orlando last week for a quick meeting. The Gaylord Palms is a huge resort that is enclosed in a biosphere kinda thing. I took this pic sitting on our balcony. Yes, that's a ship out there...a restaurant, actually. Years ago Annie and I enjoyed a grouper sandwich right there on it's deck. There are huge fish swimming in that aqua blue water. All of this is inside...and air conditioned!

Because of the hurricane, and the many cancelations in Florida hotels, our large group was able to book the rooms and conference rooms needed for our meeting. We practically had the place to ourselves! I hope the Eggs Benedict I enjoyed on this balcony helped their bottom line.

Florida continues to recover from Irma. We have friends who dealt with trees through their roofs and one family who is still using a canoe to get in and out of their home. The arrival of the pumpkins for the Youth Group Pumpkin Patch at the church on the corner of our street...it signaled things were getting back to normal. A welcome yearly adventure is our trip to the patch with the wagon. All is well in suburbia. 

Hope you are all enjoying this wonderful time of year!

Enjoy the day,