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Remember the red bed for a $1.00

posted by: excessfroufrou on 09.15.2009 at 04:10 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Ok here is the before and after of the $1.00 red bed that I bought at the world's greatest GS. DH made the cutest potting table ever and then I frou-froued it up, recognize the soda can flowers. It is right between my old compost pile and my new greenhouse, it just doesn't get any better than this for me. (I think I may go back and paint the back legs red also, ok so it could be better.) We put new gravel and really got everything spruced up. I am actually looking foward to putting my plants in for the winter, Sept. usually depresses me, but this has kept me busy, for a little while anyway. Syble G sale 1 Photobucket Photobucket


clipped on: 09.17.2009 at 08:24 am    last updated on: 09.17.2009 at 08:24 am

A beginner with TONS of questions

posted by: frizzle on 09.06.2009 at 06:16 am in Stained Glass & Mosaics Forum

Hello all!

So here's the situation.
- I have stained glass (enough to open my own shop - given to me - someone was cleaning out)
-I have tools and foils and whatnots for making the real deal (gifted with the above glass)
-I have 4 old windows (and name given to the guy I got them from, he's going to call me when he has more)

Now, I would like to do GOG on those windows. I am familiar with cutting and grinding the glass, ( I made some stepping stones a few years ago) I can find patterns or make my own designs, I've read this forum for the last 2 weeks about glue and grouting and leading, etc. Here's the questions.

What is whiting used for? That came in the box of the tools.

What do I need to do to the windows themselves to insure the panes won't fall out once the colored glass is added?

To hang the windows after they are finished? Something added to the back or something looped through the framework? I imagine they are super heavy when finished?

What's your favorite kind of grinder to use?

Anything I can wear to protect my fingers from cuts?

That's it for now (I think!)

THanks for helping me!


clipped on: 09.06.2009 at 06:29 am    last updated on: 09.06.2009 at 06:29 am

My new outdoor project. .inspired from this forum

posted by: dbfirewife on 05.25.2008 at 12:11 am in Trash To Treasure Forum

I want to thank who ever posted their outdoor kitchen/planter they built. I loved it and wanted to build one of my own. After pricing old sinks I decided to use an old galvanized dishpan. I am no where near being thru with this project but am so excited at how it is turning out I just could not wait to share. It is made out of old barn doors from the barn at our family farm. I have more items to hang around it and more flowers to plant in old containers. Debbie. .


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RE: Fountains: Show me yours and I'll show you mine (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: jeannespines on 06.05.2008 at 12:21 pm in Garden Junk Forum

Great pics! I love all these ideas also! Cindee, I love the way you used old stuff...the bathtubs & buckets & watering cans...great! I also bought that same "mermaid" last summer...isn't she a beauty!

Here's another fountain I forgot to post...bubbly ball. Have fun creating! Jeanne S.



clipped on: 09.09.2008 at 07:39 am    last updated on: 09.09.2008 at 07:39 am

RE: Favorite garden quotes (Follow-Up #16)

posted by: cziga on 05.12.2008 at 11:54 am in Perennials Forum

One of my favorites:
"Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow"


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RE: Has anyone used colorful tile? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: mitchdesj on 12.24.2007 at 08:04 am in Bathrooms Forum

I did in dd's bathroom; the shower has the colorful tiles in 5 by 5, framed by a row of slate, the floor has the accent pieces, paired with the neutral slate, it has a wow effect.


clipped on: 04.01.2008 at 08:43 pm    last updated on: 04.01.2008 at 08:43 pm

Bedroom inspirations - please post yours!

posted by: oceanna on 01.15.2008 at 06:51 am in Home Decorating Forum


I have a lot of inspiration bedroom photos to post. If you deserve credit for any of them, please speak up and claim it! Where I know the designers, I will say.

First, here are two stunning Art Nouveau style beds:

Next, four Arts & Crafts style pictures (the first two are of one room):

The next one by Ashley Whittaker, designer:

This next three have Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper:

This is the underside of that canopy:

Susan Goldtick designed these nest three Barcelona beds:

Designer Betsy Burnham:

Very old and exactly as it was:


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RE: Darling Baby & Toddler Rooms (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: oceanna on 02.03.2008 at 06:44 am in Home Decorating Forum

Here are a few more...


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Darling Baby & Toddler Rooms

posted by: oceanna on 12.29.2007 at 07:28 am in Home Decorating Forum

What could be more fun than decorating a baby's room? You can really let the creativity flow. Babies benefit immensely from visual stimulation.

Try a wallpaper border:

Or go with wallpaper:


You can buy stencils, or wallies, wallpaper, or wallpaper murals. You can print something off your computer, or use something from a coloring book and project it on the wall, outline it, then paint it. Your library may have some books on how to paint children's murals.

You don't have to have immense talent to make a baby's room really interesting, and it doesn't have to be perfect. Your baby won't be born an art critic! Multiple colors, shapes, horizontals, verticals, diagonals, curves -- all are good for your little one's mental and visual development.

(Please don't tie bows on a crib; baby can choke on them.)


If that doesn't strike your fancy, here are some rooms without murals:

Please post your own pics!


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RE: Great recipe for newbies (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: readinglady on 08.02.2006 at 12:46 am in Harvest Forum

Thanks Marie. Anything with maple syrup in it has to be good.

Per your request, this is from "So Easy to Preserve,"

Spicy Cranberry Salsa

6 cups chopped red onion
4 finely chopped large serrano peppers
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups cider vinegar 5% acidity
1 T. canning salt
1 1/3 cups sugar
6 T. clover honey
12 cups ( approx. 2 3/4 cups)rinsed whole fresh cranberries
Wash and rinse six pint canning jars, keep hot until ready to use. Prepare lids according to manufacturers directions.
Combine all ingredients except cranberries in a large Dutch oven or saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat slightly and boil gently for 5 minutes. Add cranberries, reduce heat, slightly and simmer for 20 minutes.Stir occasionally to prevent scorching. Pour into jars, leave 1/4 inch headspace. Leave saucepot over low heat while filling jars. Remove air bubbles, adjust headspace if needed. Seal with lids, process in water bath canner for 10 minutes. Remove jars from canner and allow to cool undisturbed for 12-24 hours and check for seals.

I haven't tried this Cranberry Salsa, though it sounds great. If you do make it, let us know how it turns out.

Tucker, the rule of thumb for jellied fruit products is 1 added minute per every additional 1000 feet, so another 5 minutes will definitely do it.



clipped on: 11.02.2007 at 10:17 am    last updated on: 11.02.2007 at 10:17 am

Your Greatest Hit Recipes for Leesa

posted by: zabby17 on 07.27.2005 at 06:27 pm in Harvest Forum

OK, Leesa is new here and she is sad that she'd missed out on so many great-sounding recipes because the search engine on GW is not exactly up to par. So I thought I'd share my best ones (there are only a few, I haven't been at this long) that people have often asked for, in a new thread for her, and maybe anyone else, if you have a minute, you could post one or two, even if you already posted it this season, for Leesa and anyone else new?

Here is one for summer fruit jam (peach, apricot, yellow plum --- we're just coming up to these being ripe around here!), and one for a cranberry-apple relish I like for the holidays.



Summer Fruit Jam
[from Foodland Ontario]

Yield: 8 cups

3 c Peaches, peeled & chopped
3 c Apricots, chopped
2 c yellow plums, sliced
2 Tb lemon juice
6 c Sugar

In a Dutch oven, combine 2 c each of the peaches & apricots with the
remaining ingredients excepting the margarine. Mash enough to break
the fruit. Stir in the remaining peaches & apricots.

Bring to a slow boil, stirring. Boil, continuing to stir frequently,
for 20 minutes or until setting point is reached.

Ladle into sterile 250mL (half-pint) canning jars leaving 1/2" headspace. Wipe
rim & seal. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling water bath. Remove,
cool, label & store.

Cranapple Relish
(from _Canadian Living_ magazine)

For each pint of relish:

2 apples
1 1/2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup golden raisins
4 tsp cider vinegar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
dash hot pepper sauce

Peel, core, and chop apples. Chop cranberries coarsely. In heavy saucepan,
stir together apples, cranberries, 3/4 cup water, sugar, onion, raisins, vinegar, cinnamon,
salt, and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer,
stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until thickened and no liquid remains. Ladle into hot sterilized jars and seal. (Or simply refrigerate for up to 3 days.)

* I never bother to chop the cranberries.
* I assumed processing was 20 minutes, like for applesauce.


clipped on: 10.31.2007 at 10:49 am    last updated on: 10.31.2007 at 10:49 am

Apple Chutney Question

posted by: booberry85 on 10.06.2007 at 12:32 pm in Harvest Forum

I think this recipe is Annie's. Is it ok to substitute either dried cherries or dried cranberries for some of the raisins?

8 C chopped apples (I use Northern Spy's)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 XL sweet red pepper, chopped (or 2 med)
1 lb golden raisins
1 lb black raisins
2 jalepenos, chopped
2 Tbsp mustard seeds
4 C apple cider vinegar
2 med onions, chopped
4 C brown sugar
1/4 C fresh ginger, chopped (no need to peel)
2 tsp salt
2 tsp grd allspice
2 tsp grd cinnamon
2 tsp grd cloves
Combine all in a large kettle and bring slowly to a boil, stirring often to keep from sticking. Boil till thick. Pour into hot jars, adjust lids and process in BWB 10 min.
Yield: 12 to 14 half pints (maybe?)


clipped on: 10.31.2007 at 10:46 am    last updated on: 10.31.2007 at 10:46 am

Apple Orange Chutney

posted by: msafirstein on 09.13.2007 at 11:03 am in Harvest Forum

What do you think of this Chutney recipe? Do you think there is to much citrus?

Apple Orange Chutney

8-10 large apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 orange, chopped including peel
1 lemon, chopped including peel
1 c. dried apricots, chopped
1 small sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped
2 med sweet onions, chopped
1 c. raisins
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3 c. brown sugar
3 c. cider vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp allspice

Combine all in a large kettle and bring slowly to a boil, stirring often to keep from sticking. Boil till thick. Pour into hot jars, adjust lids and process in BWB 10 min.

Yield: 8 to 10 half pints



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sometimes she smiles down on me....

posted by: Frizzle on 08.17.2005 at 02:54 pm in Old House Forum

you know - when you start working on a project to bring her back to her roots you can almost hear the walls heave a big grateful *sigh*

here's what i did this afternoon... decided to tear out the makeshift closet in the back 1/2 bath to make room for a clawfoot tub....

shot of lovely wood paneling and linoleum (at least this color scheme isn't blinding as some others were)

top of wall - like the original fixture - it's pale yellow

but this -THIS is what made my day so far.... original beadboard on the ceiling! not painted and only a few staples holding up the accustical (sp?) tiles!!

so, are the tiles full of asbestos do you think? they were put up in 1965.... looks like they are just stapled up so they should come down without too much destruction.


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RE: Does anyone NOT fill their tumbled travertine backsplash? (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: yvette123 on 08.08.2006 at 01:06 pm in Kitchens Forum

Filled or Unfilled (hard to do) the look is still rustic -
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


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RE: Drawers or open shelves in closet? (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: meldy_nva on 08.28.2006 at 08:03 am in Organizing the Home Forum

As mentioned in another post, I have converted to transparent drawer-boxes, originally designed as shoe or boot storage, they are perfect for sweatshirts, sweaters, t-shirts, sox, etc. You can see what you have and there is no moving or lifting to get what you want. Clothes are folded vertically and then rolled to fit the drawer... very little wrinkling occurs.

I've had dressser drawers, which inevitably would look like a cyclone hit within a couple days of straightening them [bah, humbug!] - and shelves were even worse for me, since the riffled stuff had a tendency to fall onto the floor and then just get stuffed back any ol' place. I've lived with the drawer-boxes for a couple years now, and wouldn't trade them for anything. If I had it to do over, the only change I would make is to start with, and use only the bigger box- I started with the smaller size which is just a bit too small for the heavy sweatshirts.

Here is a link that might be useful: drawer-boxes


clipped on: 08.29.2006 at 11:45 am    last updated on: 08.29.2006 at 11:46 am

RE: cleaning woes (rant/cry for help) (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: lazygardens on 12.04.2004 at 09:24 am in Cleaning Tips Forum

"I'm trying to dig my way out of this hole of hectic disorganization, clutter and neglected cleaning, but I'm frustrated."

My Mom also worked, and did all that, but I distinctly remember that she DELEGATED ... we shared chores like dishes, vacuuming, LAUNDRY, etc. as soon as we were old enough to handle the equipment.

Try the Organizing forum. And for now, forget about dirt and concentrate on de-cluttering.

On the toy front: announce a NEW RULE! All toys (electronics, book bags, etc.) must be in their owner's room by bedtime or they will vanish when the evil house witch sees them. Then just pick them up and dump them into a storage box somewhere. Eventually they will either learn or run out of toys. Periodically, as a reward, the good housekeeping fairy can restore a toy by leaving it on the owner's bed while they are away. When asked where a toy is, ask this right back "Did you leave it in your room where it belongs?"

On the chore front, kids learn REAL FAST that if they goof off or do a bad job that an adult will take over for them ... don't let them pull that stunt. They stick with it until it is done, to the standards you gave them, and nothing else happens. If you want to see a fast, thorough bathroom cleaning, make gping to the movies something that happen AFTER chores are done to standards.

Give clear, DETAILED instructions, not open-ended instructions that do not have concrete ways to decide if the job is done. "Clean the bathroom" gets you one thing. "Clean the bathroom by ... insert detailed list of tasks here including product and utensil to use ..." gets much better results. If they know that the shower tiles have to be clean, floor mopped, toilet bowl clean, all surfaces dust and spill-free, all clutter returned to the right spot (not just shoved into a drawer or cabinet) and towels laundered and replaced, the chances they will do it all are improved.

Here is a link that might be useful: age-appropriate chore lists


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