be careful what you wish for.

Last summer I painted several different items like this.

snowy sledLet it snow.  On a sled, a suitcase, a chalkboard.  I don’t know what I was thinking.  You know what they say, be careful what you wish for.

Now my Carriage House looks like this.

snowy carriage houseAccording to Paul Douglas at Kare 11, we have gotten 57″ of snow so far this winter and about 24″ remain on the ground.  Looks like more to me, but he’s talking official measurements.  I prefer to go with 5 or 6 feet on the ground, which is what it feels like.

The lovely shabby park bench that I left out last fall, thinking it would be cute for winter decorating, is completely buried.  There is a fab vintage watering can and a rusty old street sign for “Fountain Ave” under there somewhere.

snow bench

But, I am counting my blessings.  I have the most amazing neighbors, Ken on one side, Karen across the street.  They come over and snow blow my driveway every time.  Just because they are those kind of people.  The kind that help the neighbors out of the goodness of their hearts.  Really, I am lucky to have these people in my life.snowy collage

So, I can just admire the amazing beauty of winter until my nose gets too cold, and then go inside and start painting more furniture.  And on that note, I must return to the dresser that I’m trying to paint in MMS Trophy and getting bleed thru from the orange stain.  I’m going to try Miss Mustard Seed’s method of applying a little wax and trying again.  Wish me luck!

6 thoughts on “be careful what you wish for.

  1. Is it possible to have carriage house envy? The whole scene is beautiful your home,
    the carriage house, the piles of snow, my vision of the bench, watering can and sign.
    Gee whiz you do have some amazing neighbors!


  2. I thought we were having a rough winter in Missouri. Thanks for putting that in perspective. There is no denying the beauty of the snow and how charming it looks in pictures. That’s sort of the way I appreciate it the most. Just to be on the safe side, I would chose a different phrase for next winter.


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