Sunday, February 28, 2010
And then today, when I again spied it during my weekly Sunday outing to the Wrentham Country Store, I naturally assummed it was meant for me to own :)
It's simply an old vegetable crate that some wonderfully creative person thought to add shelves and a door to, embellish with charming corner and swag appliques, a picture frame and vintage ceramic knob. The best part, of course, is that they had the intuition to paint it white and then distress it just to my liking!
As I didn't quite care for the original picture that was in the frame (which you can view by clicking the Wrentham Country Store website link above and going to the "treasures" tab), I swapped it out with what you see in there now - opting to do without the glass as well.
Once my husband attaches some magnets to the inside of the door to prevent it from accidentally swinging open, the plan is to hang it in our kitchen.
(Remember....you can click on a picture to enlarge it)
Sunday, February 21, 2010
How absolutely perfect was this Valentine's Day gift from my husband. When from behind his back he presented the gift bag with "755 House" stamped on it I knew I was in for a treat. Inside was this decorated tin heart filled with hershey chocolate kisses. I love that he knows just where to shop for me and that he takes pleasure in knowing he's bought me a gift that's sure to bring ooohhs and aaahhs!! Moreover I love that he knows just how to set my heart aflutter - gift or not...
Friday, February 19, 2010
The United States Postal Service's first incarnation was established by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia in 1775. Since then it has grown and changed with America, boldly embracing new technologies to better serve a growing population.
1775 - Benjamin Franklin appointed first Postmaster General
1847 - U.S. postage stamps issued
1855 - Prepayment of postage required
1860 - Pony Express began
1863 - Free city delivery began
1873 - U.S. postal cards issued
1893 - First commemorative stamps issued
1896 - Rural free delivery began
1913 - Parcel Post began
1918 - Scheduled airmail service began
1950 - Residential deliveries reduced to one a day
1963 - ZIP Code inaugurated
1970 - Express Mail began experimentally
1971 - United States Postal Service began operations
1974 - Self-adhesive stamps tested
1983 - ZIP+4 Code began
1992 - Self-adhesive stamps introduced nationwide
1993 - National Postal Museum opened
1994 - Postal Service launched public Internet site
2007 - “Forever” stamp issued
2008 - Competitive pricing for expedited mail began
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
known for their exquisite, large blossoms are perennial favorites and primarily grown for their ornamental value.
Single blooms of the flower are considered "male" and the double varieties "female." The double whites and pinks generally have the strongest odor, with single and red varieties having the least.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
to successfully drying hydrangeas. While it is tempting to cut the hydrangea blossoms for drying at the height of their color, it's best to leave the flowers on the shrub until late summer or early fall as this is when the petals begin to dry out on their own. After cutting, you can finish the drying process by arranging the stems in a vase (without water) or by hanging them upside down (if the stems are thin and weak) to air dry.