What Have I Been Doing?
For months I’ve been under the impression that, because of some changes in Picasa,
I could not post pictures in my blog. I’ve missed it so much and have even stopped
taking photos except for those that I need for business. Tonight I sat down to try
one last time and, somehow…magically, it all fell into place.
Writing the blog has always been something I have done just to please myself, kind
of like keeping a journal. I never really know if anyone sees me here and that is just
fine. But, with no recent written record, I wonder what exactly I have been
doing since the last time I posted.
Well, there’s this.
Does it look like Ken does all the really hard work?
It’s true. It’s a well known fact that all I do is point.
And, he’s not just a pair of strong arms either. His re-purposing skills are legendary.
The lockers (above) are a case in point. (This, and many other items in this post,
are on offer at the Hudson Supermarket).
The industrial cart (above) will probably become a small sofa.
The factory table (above) is my most favorite Brimfield purchase. We will
let it sit outside so most of the grease can bake off. The sun, a
bottle of purple stuff and some sand paper will turn this into a fabulous
Another Brimfield favorite, an International tractor grill… soon to be
a piece of sculpture, with the addition of a wooden stand.
Oh, and more prizes! The zinc tub, sporting just the right amount
of old white paint. The two tall spool boxes leaning on the wall are
from the Scalamandre workshop. The iron sign, “On the Avenue,” is
made of pipe and full of holes. It was originally attached to a gas line
and stood in front of a Manhattan restaurant back in the days when
there were no rules prohibiting flaming signs on public streets.
Another of Ken’s beautiful pieces (above).
Oh, now I see some more Brimfield favorites. The blue grey bench! The French baskets:
goose, truffle, egg, feather, and a stack of 7 for rising bread dough.
One time, a friend said “oh Stephanie, EVERYTHING is your favorite!”
I cannot disagree as I look at this huge ball of string, big enough to
fill a chair, and think “it’s my favorite!”
And, just one last favorite…a grain-sack-covered friend, warming up in the best way
possible on a chilly Brimfield morning.
Looking back at what I’ve been doing for the last few months, I have to think
it has been time well spent.