And see how quickly HE learned to use it!
Yep, it's Big Daddy toiling away on the old brass & glass table I picked up a while ago. After toiling with harsh chemicals, tiny hand sander, & scrubbing, he went to the tool shop & found THE magic tool for the job and is it looking INNNCREDIBLE! Check it out!
It's almost all complete and looks like absolute NEW! All "we" *wink* need to do is put a good coat of laquer on it and it will look like the day it was born 60+ years ago. Dang, sure wish we could put ME on the grinder & buff me up to look this great! Yes, Big Daddy will get ALL the credit for this one. I'm so excited to see it all back together & when that happens you'll see it too. THANKYOU Big Daddy for your toil & devotion to this project.
Onto other little project's I've managed to finish. First the plain little rattan sleigh I mentioned that needed a festive touch. Here it is before. Cute, but not a bit in the spirit of Christmas
Then, after I'd purchased my 1950's hairspray can holder for my nostalgia room (which I'd never seen one before) I found another one (probably more from the 60's). I was amazed to find this since I never even knew they existed & all of a sudden all these years later, here they are! The gold on this was too gone to be pretty anymore so I got out the old spray can & gave it a pretty new look. Here it is before (please let me explain that I have NO IDEA how to make some of these pics upright but you get the idea anyway. If anyone knows how - PLEASE do let me know). Before
And, these of course aren't projects but a few of my Thanksgiving blessings. My helper, my granddaughter Tessa Belle
Ain't she just the cat's pajamas! ;- )
And a super blessing - a new addition and 4 generations of McCloud girls
L - R: Great grama Joan (the tiny pillar of the Clan McCloud), my neice Melissa, Melissa's mom Cheryl and front & center our newest blessing, 2 week old Piper having a "get me outta here" moment but still absolutely adorable!
Ok, I know this is long, but hang on one more minute, k? I'm going to do a (hopefully) weekly "shout out" for some of my new favorite Etsy stores & crafters. I've decided this is going to be a buy AMERICAN Christmas & except for a few "must have" electronic toys for the kids I'm going to support American crafters locally & nationally as well as local small businesses. My first salute is going to an incredible crafter who is located in eastern Sierra Nevada. His/her shop is called NorseWest. I adore Norse/Celtic jewelry & this person simply does a gorgeous job creating beautiful designs. I made my first Christmas purchase from this shop. This is not what I bought (cause I don't want to ruin the surprise) but a sample of the beautiful creations
So, if you have some time to browse, please do visit this shop & read the profile & you will see the spirit of which these designs are created from. AMERICAN crafters & small business need our help- NOW!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving & DON'T feel as STUFFED as I still do! I shall waddle out now. Thank you for visiting.