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I'm on a spending freeze because we put an offer in on a house in Newfoundland and now I'm pinching every penny for the downpayment I wasn't expecting to have to come up with until we sold our house next spring.
I just walked around seeing if inspiration struck for ideas for our new home. I was really inspired by the above dresser converted into a bench; if I find a dresser that would work for this project at a garage sale next spring I will be having Wayne help me make one!
And I really enjoyed this trailer converted into a food stand, though not the cookie dough that I bought from them.
Other trailers were turned into little shops featuring handmade soaps or Christmas ornaments.
It would have been so easy to pick up a few things to buy but I restrained myself and just took photographs, telling myself that the pictures would inspire creativity at a later date.
|This booth had black and white accents on everything|
Here's a great idea, take sawn off wood pieces and toss them on the table as a centerpiece with scraps of paper and pinecones in a glass jar.
I already know that when we build our cabin in St. Leonard's that I want a few Wisconsin themed items to make any friends that come to visit feel at home. I'm thinking a stencil on a piece of wood would provide all kinds of opportunity for creativity, though this metal cutout was very tempting.
I was also drawn to the booth of ceramic tile art that evoked that Prairie style feeling Frank Lloyd Wright is famous for.
And while I'm happy to be moving to Canada next year, I am still and will still be an American with questions in her heart about the future of democracy in this country.
Here is a quote from Steve Schmidt on the most recent episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher".
"Fascism did not rise in the 30's because it was strong, it rose because democracy was weak." Wise words from a Republican, folks!