Monday, November 27, 2006





Hurray! Blogger came through for me...I'm a happy girl. Here are 3 views of my collaged fence post tops. The one I took with the camera so you could see the sides of the picket and the other two I scanned in. The bird is on the back side of the picket and his pretty yellow background is a paper napkin...a simple thing yet a little beauty on its own. Just like life....many simple things, but things of beauty if I view them with a thankful heart. I enjoyed making this soooo much, and am about to create some more for gift giving. I may drill a hole or two at the top of some for a hanger, but I love having this sitting on the bookcase and as you go downstairs I can enjoy the cheerful back and going upstairs....the nostalgic front. I used crackle paint and some wall paper border left over from our newly painted and bordered bathroom. And some embossing...just a little. Also, I had a request for a knitted dish cloth pattern and this Dishcloth Boutique is a rather wonderful site to visit. I like it very much....=). Thought I'd pass it along. Happy Day to You!

"Oh the sheer joy of it! Living with Thee, God of the universe, Lord of a tree. Maker of mountains, Lover of me." Ralph Cushman

18 comments:

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Funny how we get upset when Blogger is not being friendly!!! smile!! I love what you do..It is really pretty. I sent you knitted dish cloth site onto my mother. I have tried to knit but I am better at crocheting. I do love to do that...If you find a good site there I would love to see that..Have a great day. Check out my site. I have been trying to learn how to change things...Sandy

Mrs. Staggs said...

Hi Maggie,
Thank you for your kind comments in Merryville!
What a pretty home that you have. I've enjoyed seeing your "new" cuboard. What a clever idea. It turned out so well and you've arranged everything so nicely.
I love your collages...what a great idea to use fence pickets!

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Nope, Maggie Ann, In answer to your question it is just the same ole' blogger. I am just learning some tricks from Melli at Insanity prevails. Please pray for Miss Lucy. She is still gone!! I love that cat!! Sandy

Ann said...

I love it. I've never tried anything that big but I'm inspired! Where is the picture from? I'm helping my daugther read tonight but after that I'm hoping for some collage time. I'll let you know if I succeed in making anything. Ann

Tracy said...

Wow, those are so cool!! I do enjoy that collage look, and doing it on fence post tops is such a great, original idea!

Saija said...

you are so talented!

really and truly!

Senkyoshi said...

I have really enjoy all the pictures of your lovely home and crafts. It helps me to not feel so far away. :)

Sharon Kay said...

What a clever and wonderful idea and they are so victorian and so pretty. Who would have thought a fence post could look so good. I think your home is just lovely.

Tammy said...

You crafty gals are just an amazement to me...these are great...good job, my friend!
:-D

Deb said...

How clever; your collages are beautiful! Debbie

Mindy said...

Maggie Ann,
I love yur collages! The picket fence is genious! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Blessings to you and yours..

Marie said...

Where do I send my $1 for the waist?

Dawn said...

Hi Maggie Ann ...... Your fence post idea is wonderful! Enjoyable posting as usual!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Hi Maggie Ann!,
Your picket fence collage is a great idea and just charming! The "content" theme, the vintage pic (is that from your vintage magazine?), and the use of Scripture! Delightful combination! I loved the quote too!

Mrs. Mac said...

Gee, you've given me a great idea. I have a wooden ironing board that was removed from a "built-in" cabinet I purchased to convert into a built-in kitchen spice rack ... I could decopauge the board and feature it my new laundryroom on the wall. I hate the thought of just throwing it away as it's very old and full of memories.

Temmy said...

Thank you so much for your comments and info. I am sorry to take so long in responding. It has been a really busy time these last couple of weeks. I love your bookcase idea. I will let you know what we decide to do. I will show pictures too. About the picture... I surely wish I was that talented. As it happened I found that paper at a craft store just as I was giving up and about to walk away. I love your home and can't wait to see more pictures. Temmy

melissa said...

You're awash with comments :) but wanted to say "morning" and wish you a joyful day, you crafty girl, you!

The fenceposts are adorable, and so original. I need to make time to be creative too.

Enjoy your day!

audrey said...

oh wow...i love these. Beautiful collages.