Thursday, April 14, 2011

Talented Time Travelers in Focus #39


But let's also take a peek at some of the pretties linked by the participants of last week's party.

Grandpas are good for sooo many things—big bear hugs, lots of love, and surprise gifts. 

Christie @ Claremont Avenue has her grandpa to thank for the uniquely decorative piece above.  He presented it to her in its original state—as an old lantern-style light fixture.

Christie tweaked it, to create this unique and stylish candleholder.

One of the unexpected pleasures I've discovered through blogging is the opportunity to learn about other cultures—via my following friends from all over the world.  It's fun to observe the similarities and differences.

For instance, my blogging friend from India @ Adithis' Amma Sews and I both love to sew.  However, while she creates beautiful fashions, I prefer sewing items for my home.

Spring is popping up all over the blogosphere and Sue @ Sullivan and Murphy shared her china hutch all decked out for this much anticipated season. 

But it was the gorgeous transferware and ironstone that stole the show for me.

I'm always game for a good transformation project.  Aren't you?

Well, Lisa @ Recaptured Charm put faith in her transformation skills to bring a tired old piece back to life.  Was it worth it?  I would say so.

And that's a wrap for another fun party.  Now what creative endeavors are you linking this week?


  1. Wow! I'm so glad you enjoyed my lantern refurbish!!! Thank you so much for featuring it... I know my Grandpa is getting a kick out of it's success!

  2. Hi Liz - Your blog is always so inspiring. I awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. Please check out my blog for details.

  3. Great inspiration pics! Thank you for featuring my dresser.

  4. Thanks for the inspiration! and I do love my little grandson, aren't they just the best!

  5. I'm really enjoying browsing around your lovely blog! Thanks for following me. I'm following you right back! Have an awesome week!

  6. Hi! Love the restoration project...I wish I had more time and space!

    Thanks so much for stopping by...your blog is such fun!

    Bella Rosa Antiques

  7. Wonderful inspirational post. Love that dresser.Hugs and please stop by and enter my latest giveaway to win a gorgeous dress.

  8. Hi Liz,
    Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment, I am following you right back. I think you live in the most beautiful part of the world!

  9. Hey there. I'm "re" blogging. After deleting my blog, and staying away, I revived it and came back. Thought I'd stop by and say hey. I still looooove my red bowls and note paper I won in one of your giveaways. And, the heart plate and ... My grandpa had a light fixture that was like a kerosene lamp and a whiskey decanter that was like a lantern. It played "how dry I am". It only had a tiny bit of whiskey in the bottom all the years I saw it, up on a nick-knack shelf. Takes me back! Enjoyed my visit. Jenn


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