Friday, February 8, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

Today I am taking a break from the Valentines Day Party to do show and tell. Kelli over at There's no place like home is hosting this Show and Tell that I have been trying to do for awhile but I have had issues with the computer and the camera. But thankfully I can finally I kind of my issues resolved and can post photo's. So here is my first show and tell. Here's hoping I can post all these photo's.

This is the before photo of my bookcase that holds part of my Cookbook Collection and my books.(excluding my novels) The top is a bookcase that my parents had while I was growing up. It was stained a honey color. I got it about the time my daughter was in jr. high. We tried doing a crackle technique that didn't turn out too well. It was first painted red then black. We wanted the red to show through. When she went to college I got it back and painted it white. The desk came from my in laws and was also painted black/red. My daughter didn't use them this way with the bookcase on top. I like the look of the bookcase on top.

This last photo is of a cute little antique (I think) shelf filled with some of my favorites. I think you can see them better in this photo. Also photo'd is my flower tin with painted folk art rabitts. It is about 15 years or so old. It complimented a wall paper line that had a border with the rabbits on. In front is a tin cut out of rabbits. I don't know where I got. I love rabbits as you are probably figuring out. Maybe next week I should show them. hmmm.

ok actually it didn't turn out exactly as I wanted but I am going to leave well enough alone.
I have more photo's of my cookbook collection that I will add. But, I am satisfied with the fact that I got these up. I meant for the empty bookcase to be first but it didn't work out that way. I quess I will have to put this post under my dummies at blogging catergory.

I am just happy that I got a show and tell post up. Kelli I hope your proud of me! Ya'll bear with me. Next week I'll do better


Constance said...

First of all, I LOVE the idea of putting these 2 pieces together! Very clever!

Secondly, I LOVE the little elephant pitcher! Too cute!

Lastly, I see a Texas Cookbook on that thar shelf! Are you down here in the Lone Star State as well?

You're no dummy!

Constance said...

DUH! I guess if I looked at your profile I wouldn't have had to ask that question! I'm up in Denton, north of the DFW area!

Susan said...

You did a fine job as far as I can see!! Thanks for showing us your bookcases and cookbooks. I posted books today for my Show & Tell, too. I love the crisp white.

nannykim said...

I like the white and I like the look of it with the desk, nice job. I also like the bunnies ;-)

Hootin' Anni said...

What a great idea putting them both together!!!

My Show n Tell is posted, I do hope you can find time to stop by.

Sondra said...

The two pieces look good together. Sounds like it must have many layers of paint on it! I have some items like that too. Paint it white-paint it black- paint it pink on and on! LOL!

Connie Marie said...

Its nice to have your shelves on top of the desk because you can sit there and look through your cookbooks to find that just right recipe. You have a lot of cookbooks, I bet it's yummy at your house!

Barbara H. said...

I love the bookcase right on the desk -- it makes everything handy!

Sounds like your rabbit collection would make a great show and tell!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Constance said...

Thanks for the visit to my blog as=nd ,eaving a comment. Sadly, I don't quilt but my best friend does. I LOVE going to the fabric stores with her when she is on the hunt. She lives back home in Missouri but one of our favorite places here, is the Old Post Office in old Carrolton and here in denton where I live is Linda's Quilt shop. They just sent me a flyer, they're having a sale!

Constance said...

Have fun sewing your apron! Thanks for the heads up on the fabric stores. Home for us is St Louis. I was born and raised there. Our family is now in St Charles. Our oldest daughter and her family live in Columbia.

Rose of Sharon said...

What a nice little area for you to store your books and sit there and plan your meals! I wish I had that! It looks really great!

Hugs, Sharon

Carrie said...

Looking at your cook book collection reminds me of how many I used ot have. However, in an effort to downsize my books, I sold or traded many cookbooks.
Thanks for commenting on my show and tell.


Welcome to Show & Tell!
I love rabbits too! I collect
the springtime/Easter type.
Thanks for showing your bookcase!

Jessica said...

Hey - I just wanted to let you know I stopped by your show & Tell. You did a great job and I LUV your cookbook collection. I'm sure you can't have too many cookbooks. LOL

Julieann said...

What a great idea putting those two peices together--I really it.


Kelli said...

You did a wonderful job! I love the idea of putting the two pieces together, I really like the white too. Your cookbook collection is great, I love looking for new recipes to try out.

Esther Sunday said...

Great collection! I really like the bookcase on the desk, shakes it up, makes it unique! Love, Esther