Thank you all so much for taking the time to leave such sweet b'day wishes for me. I am so glad to know you as blogging friends! I had a special fun day and lots of chocolate to top it all off!
Before I show you one of my special b'day gifts, I thought I'd share a couple of pics. This is what my craft room floor looks like.
I am trying to sort out my Fall decor items and got most of them out of storage bags/boxes etc. I'm going to try grouping and placing them as I decorate. Maybe it's just a delusion but I'm trying to be organized!!
It's a sea of orange~
I think I've enough pumpkin critters but I've still to go out this weekend and find some rose hip branches and foliage to add to it.
Now here's my special b'day gift - a new bench/table made especially for me by own dear Dad! I'd hinted (just a little!) that I'd like one. Dad is a carpenter/builder by trade and he's been making a new chicken coop so with left over wood, this is what he put together. Needless to say, I'm thrilled with it!
I still need to sand it down but don't know whether to leave it as is for a rustic look, or to paint it or stain it.
I'd really appreciate you thoughts on it!
The hole in the top is intentional - when my dad served his apprenticeship as a carpenter, he got his own bench as did all joiners and they kept their tools in the base and used the bench to saw and plane timber on and drill holes into the wood. Very often they drilled down in through the bench! I remember Dad's bench very well though he doesn't have it any more since retiring.
Thanks again for all your comments - it's good to know you're there!
Thanks so much!