Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving traditions...

The weekend after Thanksgiving always includes the grandchildren putting up Nana and Papa's Christmas tree. This year, my sister's kids were here and able to help. Here they are. It's a grainy phone pic...but it's clear to me! Awesome kids...each and every one!
(Left to right, Jordan 11, Zach almost 21, Alex 13, and Dan almost 18...
...just crazy to me how quickly they grow up!)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Many thanks for my readers, friends and family.
Without you....there is no point...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Serenity Sunday...week 74

Clark: Since this is Aunt Bethany's 80th Christmas, I think she should lead us in the saying of Grace.
Aunt Bethany: [turns to Lewis] What, dear?
Nora Griswold: Grace!
Aunt Bethany: Grace? She passed away thirty years ago.
Uncle Lewis: They want you to say Grace. [Bethany shakes her head in confusion]
Uncle Lewis: The BLESSING!
Aunt Bethany: [they all pose for prayer] I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands/ One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Clark: Amen.
**I hope that your Thanksgiving turkey turns out better than the GRISWOLDS Christmas turkey! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...keep charity in your prayers and kindness in your heart.
Oh....and PS...SHOP TIL YOU DROP in FRIDAY!!! :-)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Serenity Sunday...week 73

This holiday season...

...please make a point... put charity first...

...think of others as well as your own... what you can to help....

"No act of kindness,
no matter how small,
is ever wasted." - Aesop ...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Make Merry This Holiday Season

Make Merry This Holiday Season
The Colonial Housefitter

Christmas is Near Simple Pleasures are Many
Handmade Santas in Every Nook and Cranny
Plum Pudding Cakes & Twinkle Lites
Feather Trees and Garland

Come Celebrate

Christmas Open House

Friday, November 19th 4pm-8pm
Saturday, November 20th 11am-5pm
Sunday, November 21st 12pm-5pm

The shop will be closed November 18th
November 19th until 4pm to prepare

Holiday Hours
Wednesday – Saturday 11am-5pm
Sundays 12pm-5pm Nov. 21 – Dec. 19th

4538 Apulia Road, Jamesville, NY

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cupboard Doors...check!

The back story:
I have a customer at the antique shop that owns a converted barn. He and his family converted it and then lived in it until a year or so ago. When they became 'empty nester's', Jay and his wife down-sized their household into a condo but kept the converted barn and turned it into a rental/vacation property. The property overlooks beautiful Cazenovia Lake and some very famous paintings have been done by some well known artists over the years. William Boardman in about 1848, painted the view from this vantage point and the folk art painting is very aptly named 'Cazenovia From The West'.

So, after the move to the condo, Jay decided that the 4-door shaker cupboard that they had custom made for the barn/house and had been moved into his new 'office' in the condo, was kind of boring. He asked me if I would do a folk art painting on the inside of the top 2 cupboard doors so that when he left the doors open to showcase his collectibles, there would be something interesting on the inside to look at. The only things he required were that the painting be folk art style, that the outside stiles of the door be painted black to resemble a frame and that there be a couple of animals and birds in the painting. I finished them last night and he'll pick them up tomorrow. The hinged edge of the doors are toward the middle of the picture as I've set them up for the picture.

Mission accomplished!

**By the way, if you're interested in the house, the link above is connected to the realty company that handles the rentals. There are pictures. Jay has travelled the country and searched far and wide to refurnish the barn/house using many antiques and collectibles suited to it's style.


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