Monday, November 23, 2009


I have some beautiful painted arches today for my three or more.

While we were on vacation last month,
we had to take a break from our 3 hours at the crater's/antique mall to eat!

The Italian restaurant next door was adorable.

The couple had owned it about 9 years and you could
see they had put their heart and soul into it.

They had done each individual booth to look like a store front..

He cut the wood,

and she painted it.

It was beautiful, and her work was incredible!

We so enjoyed our lunch and our visit.
(and they had a garage sale in the back room!)
The perfect restaurant! =0)

Here is just a bit of something i picked up yesterday at a thrift store.
Just LOOOOVE the color.

Not sure where in the store it is going, but it will find a special place.
And I know the Lord will gather me up some other things to go with it.
He always does. =0)

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Three or More Tuesday

Three or More Tuesday

Thanks for hosting gals!!
You both do such a great job!

Blessings to all, and in case i do not see you,

barbara jean


Natasha said...

Isn't that creative-Some people are really talented aren't they!
Best wishes to you and your family for Thanksgiving too.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Oh, I love that stove!!! That is a piece I would snatch up in a heartbeat! Be sure to post pics when you have your display done.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Jane said...

Good morning, Barbara Jean.
This morning, I read your profile and was touched by your words. In many ways, we are kindred our love of teaching others the crafts and skills we have learned and in our love for the Lord. (Don't have the grandkids, yet...but lots of grand-pups with which to romp and play.)I have truly enjoyed your blog and look forward to many more shared times.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Jane (artfully graced)

Claudia said...

Those arches are so charming! And I love what you found - the color is perfect, Barb!


Hollis said...

Thanks Barbara for all of your very sweet comments! IT truly makes my day! Thanks for sending people over, I love getting to know as many people in the blogging world as I can.

Myrna said...

Hiya Barbara Jean! Thanks for's been awhile since I've popped over here-you have a wonderful blog. I'm gonna come back with a cup of coffee and read your tutorials! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Those areches are just so pretty! She's very talented!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

What fun idea for the restaurant booths and she did a good job painting them. And you're right - a restaurant with a rummage sale in the back? What could be better! :-) Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

pk @ Room Remix

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

What a fun restaurant.