Friday, May 23, 2008


Yesterday was a great day! My sister, Maureen, and my great niece, Trinity who is 7, came over and made me some cupcakes for my birthday.

While they were doing that I thought I would try to finish a project or two. So I gathered up a few things I wanted to paint white and headed outside. I took an old picture frame I got at a thrift store, the cute little cherub statute I won from Debra's Cottage and the cute cupcake holder I won on eBay. I went outside, put the plastic cover over the table and started to spray away.

Just as I finished up the with the frame and cherub statute I heard a loud crack sound! Oh no, the thunder was there. I knew it was just a matter of time before the storm I heard about was overhead. So I grabbed my things and ran inside with them still wet. I only got one coat on the cupcake holder and didn't get to finish it.

One of my gifts from my sister was a big bag of shells. So I thought I would put a candle in the cherub and put a few shells around it. I think it came out pretty cute. I am going to leave it this way for awhile at least.

You can see it in the photo along with the frame. Also in the photo is a small dish/bowl I found at the thrift store. I don't know what it was really used for. Maybe soap??? I thought a few more shells would be nice in there too.

My sister also bought me the box in the photo. I love the colors. It will go perfectly in my new redecorated bedroom.

Since I didn't get the cupcake holder done I didn't put the cupcakes in there. I'll show that to you when the rain goes away and I can finish it.

Don't forget that tomorrow I will draw the name for the winner of my 50th birthday give away. So, if you have not yet signed up, scroll down and leave a post before it's to late.

I won't be drawing the winner for the Cottage Give Away until May 31st so you still have a little time to sign up for that one as well.



Michele said...

I hope the birthday cupcakes were yummy! They sure sound good! I love how you decorated with the shells and the pretty candle. I look forward to seeing the cupcake holder when you get to finish it. I bet that will be super cute, too!


Beth Leintz said...

Love the way you've added shells to your planters- such a pretty detail.

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Good Morning! it sounds like you had a wondeful birthday! Happy Birthday to you!!! Those are lovely treasures. Glad you had a wonderful day.

Karen at Ciderantiques

Flower said...

Happy Birthday!! Do enjoy the rest of your weekend and remember the best is yet to come! 50 is really quite young....:)) Do the things you love!

Debbie Kay said...


I absolutely love the cherub candle holder, totally my style. We had lots of rain too, yuck, can't do much of anything in it. Hope the cupcakes made you smile..


Debbie Kay

Glenda said...

Hi you busy bee.
It's raining here, must have started last night. Oh well we need the water. It's going to be a conservation summer for us here. Already talking about it through our water company.
Wonderful projects you did. Nice to have your family around for your day.
Have a great weekend.

Steve & Joyce Rodli said...

I was wondering how far back info on your brother is and then i realized...DUH!!! scroll on down and check it out yourself! Happy Birthday Joanne. Joyce

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Joanne!
Sounds like you had a great day with your sister. Love the cute box!
Hugs, Sherry