"Hey do you guys want to come get that built in cupboard before we tear this house down?" " Uh, Yeah!!" No hesitation. No, "Let me check with my fellow junkers..." Just Yes! When can we come? I hate to take doors, windows, trim, walls, and built in cupboards before actual demolition. It looks like we just vandalized it if the house stays standing. But if the house is going anyway, we can tackle it!!
We spotted this blue cupboard on a previous visit and loved everything about it. The size (what can I get rid of in my kitchen to make room for this?), the color, the wainscot, the wood drawers, just everything. Except that it was built into the wall.... Was it one piece or two? Would it come out in one piece?
Well, we took on the job to find out!! Even though we really didn't know where to start.
Just a couple of junkers and their new catch?, find?, treasure?! Definitely a treasure!
Harvest time. In the fields, in the garden, in the hive, on the tree. I so look forward to fresh edibles!! And yet so much work. What to do with it all? What can I make with it? Do I can or freeze? Do I make pie or jelly? And then there's beets. Pickle em, cook em, or bake em in to bread. Well here's my favorite way to eat beets.
Don't tell grandma Angie- she pickled every beet she could find. And I loved eating a pickled beet on holidays.But when it comes to opening up a jar and eating them, after one or two, the rest of the jar gets thrown. So I bake em into bread. And it's a sweet bread. A pretty pink bread too.
Grandma Angie had a fruit room to envy. She had jars upon jars of just about everything. Canned meats, pickles, jellies, veggies of every color, wine, fruit sauce, and lard. I loved to go visit and have her send me down to the fruit room for a jar of my favorite sauce to put over ice cream. Juneberry sauce or cherry sauce were my favorites. Spit sauce was my least favorite. Hard to believe she would can chokecherries and make them into a sauce to put over ice cream. And then eat it and spit out all the pits. Once again, don't get me wrong, chokecherries have their place- in jellies and pancake syrup. In wine and liquors. But over ice cream? I vote no. Just goes to show how spoiled I am. Just look at all the butter slathered on that bread. Oh so good!!
Recently I did flowers for a friend's wedding and made floral crowns for her bridesmaids and flower girls. They are so easy and can really be done any time with whatever wildflowers are blooming on any given day. You can make them for a special occasion or just for fun. Have a tea party and leave one on your guests plates. Make them for your grandchildren and play dress up. Take one for a birthday gift. So many options to try them...
3rd- Once little screw is removed from inside the socket the bolt thing will slip off.
4th- Use the bolt thing and the nut you moved in step 2 to reattach the decorative piece to the base. Tighten.
Next see the little screw inside the socket? Unscrew it. Please use a screwdriver, not a pairing knife like I did! Remember I was sorting and cleaning, not planning to re-purpose anything today so no tools on the table (well not the right kind anyway) just a knife!
And boom, you have a bowl stand!
See the tea light in the bottom? This would look really cool for a wedding, but I recommend using the battery operated ones!