Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Three or More Tuesday

Three or More Tuesday
2nd Time Around Tuesday
hosted by Diane at

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Three or more Tuesday
hosted by Tam at
Gypsy Corner

Her is my second time around:

You know those old brown spice racks you see everywhere?

Why not paint white,

Add some pegs to it,
And turn it into one of these.*

Here is a re purposed 'tool' of some kind,
turned into a mailbox post.

Here is my Three or More:

Covered Bridge Signs

Oregon is known for it's covered bridges.
Many have been preserved.
Theya re no longer used, but are kept up for peole to see,
and anew bridge built beside them for use.

Others, have just faded away into the past,
with only a sign to designate they ever existed.

I was surprised to find 3 of these signs
when I've been out walking lately.
I'm sure i have driven by them a hundred times
over the 38 years we have lived here.
Within a 5 mile radius of my home,
there were once 3 covered bridges!
Now, only splinters of them left.
Some you cannot even see there used to be a bridge.
Time, and weather has taken it's toll,
and new developments have totally erased their existence.

I am so grateful for the bridges that have been saved and restored.
Maybe some day we can go for a drive and see some of them.

In the meantime,
some have been saved,
through photographs or paintings.
This is a painting i did in 1978,
of one of the local bridges.
It was a gift to Scott's Mom.
She passed away in December,
so family has returned it to us now.

Thanks for joining me today.
Be sure to go see what all the other
creative people have listed.
And be sure to thank our wonderful
hostesses for this special day!!!!

Blessings on your day.

Barbara Jean

*See anything you might want?
Email me, or leave a comment,
or go visit the gift shop.

If anyone knows the address of reinvented,
please send it to me.


Lynn said...

Oh, Man?
I love the spice rack-turned hanger upper thing!
I'm going to keep my eye open for one of those. I need one in my laundry room.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Barbara Jean, I love those old covered bridges too! I love your spice racks repurpose! Very clever!


SmilingSally said...

That tool looks like it was an ice pick used when ice boxes were used to preserve food in the days before refrigerators.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

You are very lucky to have so many local covered bridges. After Tam's 3 or More post featuring covered bridges, I googled them in Texas so that we could plan a couple of day trips to visit them. There are only a dozen or so in all of Texas! And most of them are newish. :o(

Happy 3 or More Tuesday!

Chris said...

My husband & I visited some of Oregon's covered bridges several years ago. Beautiful! I'm glad they saved them too. Your painting is very good.

Thanks for sharing.

♥Itajeff♥ @Something To Share said...

The rack is nice, very useful.
Have a nice day


Poppedijne said...

You did wonders with the rack! It is realy nice now and so useful.Love the brigde signs. A kind of bridge we do not know in Belgium.

ClassyChassy said...

I clicked on the word 'gift shop' at the very bottom of your post, and was transferred to a mysterious bible site that was very unusual. Did you intend for that to happen???