Saturday, February 9, 2013

Seven Things to Do With a Rusty Rake

Those of us who love old houses love them for a variety of reasons. 

My house is old - not as old as some in which I have lived, and older than others. It was built in 1945.

One of the great things about old houses is: finding cool stuff left behind by former occupants. 

Case in point: The old rake head I used as fall door decor recently. (In case you are counting, this is #1.)

The super-cool chippy aqua one was a left-behind as well. It is next in line for a fun bit of re-purposing. I decided to check out Pinterest to find out what other creative souls had done to give their rakes a new life! 

Here are some of my favorite examples:

#2-rake as linen and flower basket holder - from

#3-rake as wine glass storage - from

#4-rake as jewelry organizer - from

#5-rake as photo display area - from

#6-rake as garden tool organizer - from

#7-rake as vintage key display
(found on Pinterest, source unknown)

Word for the Day:
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Etsy Listings and Lost Packages

This ceramic planter is so pretty...

Know anyone who needs a tarnished silverplate oil lamp?

A small white vase for a single flower - lovely.

A wooden lidded box, wrapped in leather and basket fibers.

A tiny milk glass vase. 

Salt and pepper shakers with a graphic of a German map.

I'm listing these on Etsy tonight. Today, I found out a package I shipped overseas almost a month ago has still not arrived. I've had no success tracking it via the number on the label I printed via Etsy's postal service. I emailed a customer service link on the web site, and am waiting for a reply. 

Have you ever had anything like this happen? I've never had a lost package overseas or domestic before. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for what I might do next.

Word for the Day:
Deuteronomy 22:1-3
“You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep going astray and ignore them. You shall take them back to your brother. And if he does not live near you and you do not know who he is, you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall stay with you until your brother seeks it. Then you shall restore it to him. And you shall do the same with his donkey or with his garment, or with any lost thing of your brother's, which he loses and you find; you may not ignore it.