Friday, July 17, 2009

NEW DISPLAYS

I have been wanting some display cubbies for my home show in November so I can put ornaments and other small items in them instead of baskets and I can also stack them so people don't have to bend down for items so I purchased one at wholesale last month that had 4 sections in it and asked Doug if he could make me some more - well after much objection he went out and bought the wood and made me some yesterday!

But after starting them I decided if he was actually going to do it then I'd put in a suggestion...lol
I had him make them with 3 sections instead of 4 - so if I have larger items it would be easier to use....so he did and here they are unfinished.

I think we're going to paint them with our house trim paint - it's sort of a sandalwood tan with a greenish hint to it. I wanted them done with our dining room trim paint but he thought they would look too much like the house....well duhhhhh, they're going to be showing in the house like the trim....maybe I'll win, not sure - we'll see!

So I ended up with the 2 he made and then the one we bought which he spray painted black and we don't like so it will get painted the same as the others


A couple weeks ago I won a bingo game on A PRIMITIVE JOURNEY forum I belong to...isn't this apron just adorable???? I hung it on the peg of my mitten box and it really looks cute there. Also included were some grungy tags and grungy cheesecloth - both I can use!
And then on the Country Sampler forum I was in a traveling swap box and these are the goodies I chose from the box before sending it along to the next person....I also took a note pad but don't have it now.
I am going to use the tin molds for some tarts or pantry cakes and I'm not sure where the spools are going.

Todays post was a bunch of nothing but I'm trying to stay visible - hopefully I'll have some goodies to post this weekend because I'm going to a craft show in Muskeego at the historical society. I haven't been to a craft show in a couple years....there just aren't many around here.
Have a great day everyone and hope to see some familiar faces here!
Hugs, Karen

32 comments:

  1. I love your cubby's your husband built....They'll look great to use for displays...My DH showed me how to use the power tools so I've been building somethings on my own...It's a work in progress...Have a great day...Trena

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  2. Wow Karen, Those are going to be great for the show. I miss doing show. It been years since I have done a show. I miss meeting all the people.
    Cindy

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  3. Karen,
    Love your hubbies cubbies ~ I just had to say that, LOL. I do love them though & they will be great for display. I so want to learn to work with wood but I have too many irons in the fire already. Have a great weekend.
    hugs,
    Pam

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  4. What an awesome man!!! If I lived closer to you all I would come see your home show in person. How fun would that be! Looking forward to your pictures when you get your cubbies all painted. Love the apron. Have a great weekend! ♥

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  5. There aren't many craft shows around anywhere. We used to do shows back in the early 90's. Some of the bigger shows we did are still around but some of the smaller ones seemed to have faded away. Hubby did a great job with the cubbies.....why was he so reluctant?

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  6. Hi Karen!....the cubbies your hubby's building look fantastic!....good luck with your home show! Janet

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  7. Wow! I love those cubbies! Great job and I sure do wish I could tour your home!

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Oh My! the cubbies are wonderful!

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  9. Oh wow! Doug did an awesome job on the cubbies! Love 'em!

    Great BINGO win and swap goods too!

    Enjoy your weekend, Karen.

    hugs!

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  10. I totally love those cubbies! Looks like your hubby did an awesome job on them!!
    Brenda

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  11. Wonderful cubbies! Can't wait to see them filled for your show this year. I hope you win on the color! Have fun at the craft show and have a great weekend!

    hugs, Linda

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  12. I love the cubbies! I really love black painted pieces, but to show off your goodies, a lighter color is probably better suited. I think they are really, really nice!
    Love your goodies from the traveling swap. I was just reading about that this morning. I have a lot to learn about APP. It sure is a fun place!
    As for craft shows, there are never any around my area. Thank goodness for the internet!
    Have a great weekend!

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  13. Hi Karen~love the cubbies...tell your husband~great job! Have fun at your craft show and a wonderful weekend too!~Kathy

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  14. Karen,
    Love the cubbies....hmmm I'm thinking of all the way I could use some of those!!! Have a fun weekend!
    Anne

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  15. Cobbies are awesome. Remind your hubby that it is your GOOD TASTE that has gotten you where you are now and he will probably agree on any paint color you want. Sounds like you make a good team! Have a good week-end. Hope the back feels better. Sherrie

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  16. Your cubbies are so nice! Your husband did a wonderful job! They will be terrific for your shows!

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  17. You said this post was a bunch of nothing...well you are mistaken.
    I LOVE those display cubbies...I wonder if I can talk Joe into making me some of those!?
    How sweet did you have to talk to persuade Dale?
    Have a great weekend!

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  18. Hi Karen, your hubby is so nice to make those cubby's for you. They'll be great for your displays. You can call them the Hubby Cubby, lol. That little apron is too cute.
    Have a Great day, and have fun at the craft show.
    Hugs, Bren

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  19. Love the cubbies, Karen! Your hubby did a great job!
    Good luck with your craft show!

    Have a great weekend,
    ~Kris~

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  20. Hi Karen,

    The cubbies turned out perfect. Tell hubs he did a great job! They will be perfect for your home shows!
    Enjoy your weekend.

    Prim Blessings,
    Kim

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  21. Karen,

    I love those cubbies.

    Donna

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  22. Karen,

    I love those cubbies.

    Donna

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  23. Hi Karen,
    Love the cubbies...those will be great for your show!!
    Have fun at the craft show. We have a lot around here, but they don't start up until next month and there is one or more every weekend until around the middle of December. I love going to craft shows and I love selling my goodies at them. This year I'm only going to do 3 or 4 shows...and maybe an open house.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    hugs, Cindy

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  24. He does wonderful work!! Dianntha

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  25. Those cubby's look great and very usable! Good wins there lucky girl. Hope you have a great weekend, Dawn

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  26. I loved your blog today...I didn't find it was a bit of nothing. You got yourself some really good goodies from the traveling swap box BUT most of all, those cubies are the greatest. I love how they are so big and you will be able to put lots of things in them. I have seen them before, but they were rather quite small but these ones are nice and big. Can't wait to see them finished. I hope you will win on the color...LOL

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  27. Wow. Those cubbies are really cute. Your husband did a super job. I can hardly wait to see all your beautiful crafts displayed in them.

    I think I'd like to have a set of cubbies just to display stuff in my home. Maybe I can use your hubby to inspire mine.

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  28. My best to you on your show. Those are great cupboards!!!

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  29. I love the cubby's, I am going to show them to dear hubby and see if he can make those...I mean see if he WILL make those...I know that he can. Thanks for sharing them!

    Cathy

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  30. Love your displays Karen! They are going to be great for your shows.
    Hope you had a great time at the craft show :0)
    Kim

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  31. Love the cubbies that hubby built!
    They are going to be great for your shows!
    :)Shan

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Karen