Yesterday I sat here in front of the TV with my container of beads and strung unfinished beads on a strand of jute.
This has become pretty popular of late.
I think it’s the move toward global decorating. I love baskets and anything that brings a bit of texture to my decor.
I needed to get out a bit yesterday, so I went to Tulsa Hills and stopped in at Kirklands. Right by the front door they had these sweater pumpkins half off just for the day.
That made them $6. I just had to have one.
I didn’t want more fall decor to store in my closets, but I just loved this pumpkin. And it isn’t very big. Maybe 7-8 inches across.
The beads you see I have been accumulating from various sources over time. I’m just now getting around to doing something with them.
I got out my roll of jute and tied some knots in the end so the beads would stay put.
Then I simply strung the beads and then tied it off at the other end.
This is such a simple craft and only takes about 10 minutes of your time.
This blue folding table was outside on my patio. After years out in the elements, it is now quite chippy.
I recall I bought this table at Tuesday Morning while living in Texas. I used it outdoors there as well.
I hosed it down (the birds like to hop around on it) and then when it was dry I brought it indoors so I could put a fall display on it.
In a small space room, a table like this works well because you can see through it. It does not take up much vertical space at all. And it also folds up so it stores well.
Another plus was that it is light blue, which doesn’t make the blue hutch look so out of place as the only piece of furniture painted blue anywhere in my apartment.
I’m still debating about painting my kitchen table and little pantry (now yellow) this shade of blue.
I’ve also considered painting each piece different shades of blue. Thoughts? Either way I’ll have to buy paint.
Those of you who are around my age will recall that we bought baskets and such at Pier 1 years and years ago. Baskets were very popular back in the late seventies.
Since decor comes and goes and comes around again, it seems this look is back.
I remember finding flat type basketry and hanging it on my walls. Did you do that?
Yesterday was Charlie’s birthday. He turned 12. I sang him happy birthday.
He does not know he is a senior dog now. He still thinks he’s a puppy barking at every sound and sleeping next to Mom on the couch.
My sweet Charlie boy.
Today he takes his last antibiotic pill and we’ll see what happens in the next couple of days.
Last time and the time before that, I found bloody urine the day or so after he ended the round of antibiotics.
If this happens again, another vet visit is in store for us.