Sunday, June 4, 2017


I just can't seem to sit still - I was supposed to go away this weekend but plans didn't materialize so I tore into some much needed work around here.

See these pictures of the family room beams/baskets??

Here's where they all ended up!

This year I took pictures of the placement before taking them down so the chore of putting it all up again would be a tad easier (on Doug!).  We can switch around a bit but the arrangement works well the way we have it so don't want to mess it up.  I know, some of you probably do this more often - but it really isn't the most fun tasks to do so they get washed once a year come Spring/Summer!

Then inside to get other things is 89 degrees right now and I have had enough of out doors heat - last week I started making more 'eggs' - this time they are a Robin's Egg Blue - aged a bit and then sprinkled with Cinnamon and Cloves - Oh they smell soooo good!  I had a hard time finding the exact color that was in my 'minds eye' so I had to make my own.  Blue plus a bit of Brown and lots of Green and it worked!!

I have ours tucked in with my redware eggs
I will have them for sale on my website later today.

Yesterday we went to Dan DiPaolo's barn sale and found this sweet Bakery sign - found the perfect spot next to the pantry

If you are in the area - here are his open hours

That's all for me this week.
Hope you all had a wonderful and safe holiday last weekend.



  1. Karen, you are one busy woman! Baskets & drieds are a chore but look so nice all hung on the beams.
    Your making eggs faster than hens!!! They look wonderful.
    Have a good week

  2. Love that egg color. I've tried mixing that shade before and it was not easy to get just right. I always loved the basket dipping and drying ritual, but now they are all stored in the attic.

  3. I love the blue. They are just beautiful. That was a clever idea to take a picture. I see you had your energy bar too. I love the sign. What a perfect place for it.

  4. Great job with the eggs !
    Love the idea of taking a pic before moving things around !

  5. Washing baskets--such a worthy labor of love. I love the eggs, and it is a great reminder I still plan on creating some redware eggs from the emu eggs my mother gave me some time back. Thanks for the inspiration first and then the reminder. :-)

  6. Hi Karen,
    Love the lineup of those baskets!! It was very smart to take a picture of it first!!
    The eggs are so pretty and look perfect with your other ones!! Candy bars really do help make the work go faster!! I also have a Bakery sign and just love it!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Heart Hugs~

  7. Love all the baskets. I do the same thing with the pictures. We even do our seasonal decorating from photos. I do change things but at least it gives you a starting point!

  8. My dear friend I love everything so much.
    Sending you big hugs and love x


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