FFf Eclectic Red Barn

Monday, January 28, 2013

Baskets from the Junk Pile

We have bulk pickup here once a month, where you can put out almost anything. Sometimes you can find some good things. Our neighbor is moving and after having a garage sale, put many items out for bulk pickup. I hate to have items going to landfills when they could be re-purposed.  I find it difficult to pass up good items. I found three planters, a picture frame, she gave me a hutch (needs a lot of work - will see it later), a bed frame(at another house), and a hugh clock face at another house. Great finds - what a week!

First to be finished were the three planters. I have pictures of the two wicker types, but I don't know what happened to the third original picture. 

Blue Wicker Basket with Decoupage prints

Sunday, January 27, 2013

South Beach Dachshund Winterfest

11th Annual South Beach Dachshund Winterfest took place yesterday in South Beach Miami in support of Dachshund Rescue of South Florida. Our doxie, Marina (almost 11 years old)  is a rescue from this organization. She is the best!  We also took our daughter's doxie, Roddy (who is around 7 1/2 months) with us. As you can see, they were ready to go. Sitting in the car, waiting to leave.

Doxie's ready for the 11th Annual Dachshund Winterfest

Friday, January 25, 2013

Sunshine = Beautiful Pink Roses

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you my variegated roses and mentioned I had two other roses beside my barn. Well, today, I want to share with you my pink roses by the barn.

Beautiful Pink Rose

Monday, January 21, 2013

A Cup of Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

A Cup of Chocolate Chip Cookies
Don't you just hate it when you try a new chocolate chip cookie recipe and they are too flat or too crisp and you want them to be chewy?  Well, I have a recipe that will give you those soft chewy cookies that you are looking for. 

Most chocolate chip cookie recipes that I have seen use all butter. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Dollar Chair Make Over

Refinished chair with black leather seat 
Sometimes you find a piece of furniture that's a great price but you don't really need it. Then sometimes you find a piece of furniture that's a great price and you do NEED it. That's what happened to me. 

Our other house north of Orlando, came with a dining room set. Nothing fancy but since I did 't want to buy a new one, we would make it work for now. Only problem was that it only had four chairs. 

I wanted to find two chairs that would work with the  set. They are rather simple, dark wood with black leather covered seats. Shouldn't be too hard to find something that works right? 

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