Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Wonderful Day!!


Today was my "day off" not sure what "day off " really means in my line of work, there really is no such thing, but after "working" for a couple of hours...it was time to start my "day off". So here is how it went, I had to go to Portland to pick up my pay check, so we made a day of it. My DH and daughter and myself...we stopped off to have breakfast at Panera...LOVE this place!! Then up to the middle of Portland...there is no parking, so I jumped out, and ran in as they drove around the block
This was on a store window...isn't it just the cutest!
Stacey was driving and spotted this cupcake store...we found a parking spot!!! yea!!

Yes, we each bought one!
Are you wondering what I'm working on??? Well, Somerset is having a challenge using a tin can. I had a kit for making paint turn rusty and one for giving it a patina...I wanted to see what would happen when I used both...I love it, I really have no idea what to do with it now.lol
On the drive up and back...I got a lot done. I turned and stuffed 15 little birdies!
I spent last evening adding foil and soldering a bunch of bottles, I found out that if there are little chips on the lip...just tape them up and solder.lol. But the best thing...It's suppose to look rustic!! Yes, finally, I have found something that doesnt need the smooth professional looking solder!! lol

This cup is so neat...this was at Anthropology too, then my battery died.
So, we had a wonderful day, and this cupcake will finish it off just fine!
Martha over at Vintage Trifles is having a giveaway, not just 1 but 3 goodies,
so, scoot on over and take a look and sign up.



Looks like a fun day and some yummy treats. Jusst ove your little birdies. Looks like a new banner?? Nice at any rate.

Pattie said...

Oh if I could live in an Anthropologie store.....:c} You know one of the things I miss most here is being able to window shop for all the eye candy :c{ That and no junking. Laurie if you keep it up you will have enough hours of soldering in to qualify as a journeyman apprendice ;c} It's looking good!!

Pattie :c}
Mazatlan Mexico

vivian said...

HI Laurie, thanks for stopping by my blog! I love when new people come and actually comment!! love your blog! what I really love is that little nest bottle! how sweet that is! Looks like you had a great day I hope tomorrow is just as good!

The Feathered Nest said...

OMGoodness Laurie...that. can. is. WONDERFUL!!! You MADE that happen?? You will think of something incredible to do with it...xxoo, Dawn

just a little bit shabby said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love to antique in Portland. My favorite Monticello?
(I think that is it. on Stark street.) My BFF lives up in the gorge so I get up there fairly
often. Sounds like you had a great day.

Utah Grammie said...

looks like you had a great time-
I love the rusty-patina-ed can. is that a word?? anyway, I like it

Sabii Wabii said...

I would like to invite you to participate in a great project for kids...try...RED!



suzeeeb@hotmail.com said...

There is no way that I would have passed that cupcake stote either ! Sue

suzeeez said...

P.S. .... I love your creations ....especially your little bird in the shoe :o) Sue

Anonymous said...

Laurie, What a great place to visit this morning! Are you sharing the cupcakes? ;-)

Cool tin can...cool bottles and a neat store to visit with you.

We don't have great shops like that here in town. We have to drive for miles and miles. One called The Black Crow in Williamsport, PA is one of our favorites. I'll have to take my camera next time and ask for permission to take pictures. I'm sure she'll say yes if I tell her I'm posting them on my blog - free advertising!


Julie said...

I just love special days like that...and spending it with your friends makes it all that much better!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Those batteries give out at the worst times! I'm glad you got the photos you did. And i think that is the cupcake I'd have chosen too.

Michelle Palmer said...

Just love your blog...thanks for stopping by ours~
It was such a heavy frost the other morning we thought we had snow! We live in Upstate NY...near Lake Ontario~ those "frosty pictures"....

LOVE your creative fun! The bottles are dear~

Anonymous said...

Laurie, I posted a clearer picture of the varnished pumpkin on my blog. It's really easy to see it now!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Love you quaint blogging banner.



The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Laurie! You're so busy! How great your blog is doing too! I still love your birds, but you also have so many other beautiful things now too! You Go Girl!!!