Thursday, 18 December 2014

George .. Dresser And Cristmas Wreath Thriftiness..

 Hello there ...
Well.. yes .. a very busy day here today.

But first of all .. thank you for all the nice comments about George .. I will pass them on to him.

He is indeed a light Sussex .. he was raised .. from an egg ... by my Aunt who lives over the hill ..
There were a few cockerels in the batch .. and of course they needed re homing ... 
more than one in a run and they fight like crazy.
When she first asked if we could take one I said unfortunately .. No .. we had our dear old Rocky ..

Ancient as he was .. he still saw himself as a gladiator .. and there would have been trouble.

Sadly we lost Rocky .. as age takes us all .. he just faded away.

George was still looking for a home so we offered to take him.
He is quite at home and romancing the Girls ... who knows what spring may bring!

The weather today was awful .. so Hubby P decided to work at home rather than try and trade ...
He has so much to do ... there is always so much to do..

 More bits of the rustic pine dresser .. ready to be fitted..

 A glittery Hubby P trying the doors for size ...
He's not always just so shiny .. the flash on the camera caught the fluorescent strips on his 'allovers'....!

Dresser is coming on nicely ... I have found some nice rustic .. make do and mend-y type handles for the doors ... 
 Hubby P made them from spoons years ago.

I do love a handmade thrifty thing!

Speaking of which ... I found this in a box of house clearance stuff.

 Quite pretty in itself ... but I thought it would look quite nice as a wreath ... 
with a bit of greenery around it.
I had a foray into the wet garden and pulled a handful of branches from the manky looking leylandi tree in the hedge .. 
and a couple of sprigs of Ivy from off the wall ...
 nothing fancy at all ...its all I could find really.

 I fastened them around the pine cone 'wreath' with sewing cotton and a needle ... and yes ..
 you guessed it .. because it twas all I could find.

A few bits of bright ribbon added a burst of colour ... 
and I thought .. well that will do.

After all its just going outside to brighten up the doorway .. 
it will get blown about by the wind.. and rained on ...
 it will be fine.

A fine Thrifty Thing .. twill do us nicely ..!

Take care .. Bye for now x