Saturday, April 11, 2015
I’ve Lost that Bloggin’ Feeling! Peony Cake
I can’t believe it has been so long since I posted. We had snow right up until Palm Sunday, so it was hard to conjure up bunnies and daffodils while shoveling snow!
I think we are done with that white stuff for this year!
I have many Spring projects to keep me busy. Many of you know I love white wicker, the real kind, the kind I have to paint every year.
I am actually thinking of buying a paint gun, I have been doing some research.
If you have one or used one, any advice on brand, etc? I’d love to hear from you.
My son bought me this rocker in 1990 at a store we had in NY called Pergament. I think he paid $99, a fortune for a teen to spend at that time.
It is still in good shape, and it stays out on the covered porch all winter.
You may remember a few years ago I donated many pieces of my wicker to a yard sale for a charity. I thought I could replace it! It wasn’t so easy, as the plastic variety has taken over.
I was lucky to find this piece last year at a yard sale for a very good price.
It had been gently used in a sunroom, very clean. It was $100 for the chair and ottoman, including the cushions. Believe me, that is cheap!
I found this one at a consignment shop, no cushion and needed a little repair. I believe it was a little over 100.
Now meet the ugly relative. I found it on Craig’s list.
It needs a lot of work! It is sturdy, and it is the exact match to the first one I showed you.
I worked on it with a steel brush a little today. Can’t wait to get it all prepped and ready to paint. I’ll show you when I am done. It needs some repair on the back of the top. I paid $35. I knew I would never find a match again, so I had to get it!
I hope you all had a good Easter. I didn’t host, but brought some of the meal. Some breads…
I made death by chocolate as requested. I made some cupcakes for the kids, and mini black forest cakes for the adults. There were 18 adults and 13 kids for a sit down dinner.
Cute flowered plastic tray is from from Christmas Tree . It was a dollar, so I left it for the hostess to use this summer by the pool. Aren’t I a sport, lol. I did give her other hostess gifts too, don’t worry!
Last month was my only gdau’s bday, so I tried to do an Ombre Cake, peony style.
I have to work on getting 3 different shades. Hard to tell from this picture, but I only did 2. Practice, practice.
That’s about it for me, nothing too exciting here. Hope all is well with you!
I have had a few emails about an April challenge. Cathy from Cathy’s Cupboard Calamity, suggested a whimsical one…Girls Night Out. How about the very end of April , the 29th? I have never had a Girl’s Night Out, so I will have to imagine something wilder than dinner out!
Thanks for stopping by, always love hearing from you!
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Don’t forget to give me your opinions on a paint sprayer, I have a lot of wicker to spray, and using the cans is very tiresome!