We have no pears, they froze and so did all of our other fruit trees. Yes, even apples and plums.
There was hope, our Interlaken grapes were ripening.
There would be enough Champagne Grape Jelly to share with friends and family. Not so. In only 2 days, flies, yes flies have destroyed our entire grape harvest. Have you heard of such a thing? Yellow Jackets and Wasps have had their way with our grapes in the past. But NEVER flies.
So far the only fruit I have canned are Red Currants.
Our root vegetables are doing well.
And we have a fine crop of Sunflowers. So, all is not lost. Have a great remainder of the week my dear Friends, Gina
into something not so ordinary. And, by the way, the faux stone walls are my secret recipe of dry wall compound and sand. Each block hand painted with acrylic paints.
But first, let me tell you. Our doors, for our new house, are very old doors. In fact they are more than 100 years old.
Deseret News But they are not ordinary. They were salvaged from the famous and very elegant Hotel Utah, the Grande Dame of Hotels in the Intermountain West. Now not a Hotel anymore but the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. I remember dining and dancing many beautiful evenings at the rooftop of this venerable hotel. But no more.
The doors were painted white on one side and left natural on the other side, just as you see here, in our bathroom.
They were the doors which opened the many doors to individual rooms of the hotel. Some of the doors still had room numbers attached.
I left the natural wood as is but painted the doors on the white side.
I painted right on the top of the old white paint.
What do you think?
Plain white, natural wood or faux marble? Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week ahead. Gina
Here I share with you my obsession with Italian Renaissance Ceramics. I decided that painting them would not be so difficult. So I set about learning. My blog is about living the simple country life, tales from our travels and, of course, my hand painted ceramics.
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My Fireplace Tiles in House Beautiful
July - August 2010
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