We been making these christmas cookies ever since my oldest children were little. Now we make it a day. We had my youngest 2 girls, my daughter, my 3 grandsons, and my 2 sweet daughters-in-laws(is that right?).
I love my new rocker... so perfect for sitting by the fire... I found this at one of my favorite local "shabby chic" shops. It was already painted-so I didn't have to be the "bad" guy:) I've been into antiques for so long that it is hard for me to paint "true" antiques.
The "painting season" is officiallly over-with daytime highs of 42 degrees-my outside painting days are over until spring (unless we figure out some way to rig up a indoor spray booth) so I will turn my attention to my neglected house. My girls are reminding me that we decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. YIKES! So here is my "before " picture...I hope to be back next week with a Christmas Parlor.
1. I've been married to my highschool sweetheart for over 27 years. 2.We are currently restoring our 6th old house. It truly is a labor of love. 3.I LOVE antiques and have been collecting for years-I tell my DH to forget getting me diamonds-oak will be work much better! 4.I LOVE rose dishes-in fact, my boys had quite the time teasing me about how I could possibly use another one but I just can't pass them by. 5.My favorite dessert is blackberry pie made by my own in-house chef (DD) 6.My favorite movie is "The Importance of Being Earnest" with Colin Firth. 7.I'm happiest with a paintbrush in hand. I just have to have a project going.
Welcome~I'm Rene'. I am a forty-something wife, homeschooling mom, and grandmother. I'm learning to walk in *grace* more and more each day. I am a daughter of my King.
I live in a 100-year old farmhouse which we just might finish renovating someday. But is is still my home sweet home. Most days you will find me here working on all of my *projects*.
I do business as *Miss Gracie's*. I love all things vintage but I also love to take old, outdated, worn items and give them new life.
Here you will find bits and pieces of my life...from grandbabies, to shopkeeping, to my walk with God.
My home. My passions. My heart.
I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit.