Sunday, November 13, 2011

" Wonderful Sunday at the Wienee Ranch"

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Sunday! We had a good one at the ranch today. My sweet hubby built me a new shelving unit for my bathroom. We used to have a window in our bathroom before he build onto our home in 2005. So, I have been bugging him to turn that space into a shelves for me to decorate in my bathroom. I saw a picture in a Country Sampler magazine of how I wanted it to look. So, he used a set of vintage kitchen cabinet doors for the back of the shelves. Then he used pieces of rescued barn wood for the shelves!! When he was finished I squealed with delight when I saw it!! The first thing I did was to get out the bottle of Murphy's wood soap and a pan of water. I cleaned the back and the shelves real good. Then the fun part!! Decorating!! I have been collecting things all spring and summer to go on those shelves. I had a set of decorative boxes that had various cute phrases on them. A set of three tin canisters with vintage advertiseing images on them. I have been collecting old bottles for years. My favorites are the sweet little bottle with a giraffe embossed on one side. It is a bottle for a sore throat medicine! How sweet! I also have two different sizes of vintage Listerine bottles. They have Listerine embossed around the top of the bottle and the company name at the bottom of the bottle. I also had an old vintage first aide kit, some old medicine tins and containers. I wish our products were packaged like that today!! Wouldn't that be fun. I am on the search for old soap boxes, more medicine bottles, tins, or containers, and any thing that may have been found in a bathroom back in the old days lol. I am also looking for outhouse accessories for the space too. I really want the shower curtain that has the outhouses on it but can't find it at an reasonable price or if anyone knows where I can get a primitive style shower curtain for less than 50.00 would you please let me know.

I was so touched by the comments left on my post this past Friday!! Thank you girls soo much for those sweet comments and your prayers. Several of you have stated how brave I am, trust me I am not brave at all. I am just to that point in this journey of life that I am tired of being in Pain, tired of not being able to be me anymore!! There is so much that I can not do anymore and it has it effects on me greatly. I struggle with issues of low self esteem, feeling like I do not belong anywhere, that I am not as good as a person any more. I feel bad that my hubby has to go to work every day and I am unable to go. I do what I can around the house. I try to keep my home clean and a welcoming place to come home to. Every task leaves me in more pain than before I started. I am limited to what I can't do. That grabber device is a blessing. It allows me to pick objects off the floor and to reach things on top shelves without having to climb on a stool. But, ladies, please don't call me brave because I am far from it. Most days I am in tears at some point, but I try to keep going and keep doing things and I try to not have to lay down and nap but some days I have no choice. But, I am so thankful for those that have responded to me in a positive way. I am so thankful for your kindness and your concern and most of all your prayers.
I hope you have a wonderful week.
I did put up my little vintage tag tree in my bedroom and put up some of my snowmen collection around in my bedroom. I love the little tags that I have collected for years now. It is such a simple tree but I think it is lovely! I love those old vintage Santa's and angels.

close up of some of the tag ornaments on my vintage tag tree in my bedroom

Mt vintage tag tree in my bedroom. It is decorated with tags made with vintage images of Santas, children, Vintage Christmas postcards, and some paper angel and Santa ornaments that were bought at the Dollar Tree in the early 90s

Vintage paper tag tree in my bedroom

My new shelves in the bathroom! My hubby built this today. The back is made using doors off of a set of vintage kitchen cabinets!! Do you not just love that sweet vintage green paint! The shelves are made out of old barn wood!! It has knot holes in the board!! I love it!! I showed him a picture in a Country Sampler magazine and this is what he built for me!! I am so lucky to have him for my hubby! He shares my love of old vintage items!! He loves to spend a day with me junkin as we call it! Stopping at our favorite antique stores or primitive country shops, out looking at old houses and farms. We love to hunt items at antique stores and junk stores. We also love it when we find something at the antique store that we have that item in our collection and laughing at how much they are selling their item for. I am such a lucky girl!! We have been together since 1980!


Nani said...

Oh Lynn, the shelves are SO sweet! I love old advertising and packaging!

I’m in a similar situation to you. Hubby works, I can’t. Walkers in the house, wheelchair when I go out and my mobility problems have been gradual but only using devices bad this year. I understand frustration that brings on a good cry.
It’s not brave. It’s STRONG. It’s the strength of faith and spirit that keeps you going and lets you find and take advantage of the help you can get. For you, that’s surgery again. And you’ll stay strong because that’s how He made you. If God brings you to it, He’ll see you through it.

Keeping you in my prayers and thoughts.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Our guest bath--where I have shelves in the bathtub, behind a shower curtain--is decorated in antique medicine bottles and tins, razors and shaving mugs, etc. I do love your shelves. Your husband is quite the handyman. Mine is a jack of all trades, master of none. lol

TheCrankyCrow said...

The shelves your hubby made are AWESOME Lynn!! You're a lucky lady!! My hubby would have looked at me and said "What?" You did a great job with the decorating too...I have several old Listerine bottles, bars of soap, etc. too. Right now, no good place to display them, as the only "real" wall is covered in a mirror. (Yup...pure '80's style when we bought it and moved in....) I'm trying to convince my husband how desperately it needs a makeover (come on - the same wallpaper for over 30 years???!), but it "home improvement" isn't high on his priority list. Sigh...Wishing you a great week ahead! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Kim K. said...

Your husband did an amazing job on those shelves. It's so neat to see how you've got them decorated. I'm glad you are in the Christmas spirit with your tag tree.

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and hoping that your upcoming procedure brings you some much needed relief.

Shirley Hatfield said... the new shelves! Who wouldn't be happy with those? =D
Second...Isn't it fun to decorate our bedrooms. I do mine in vintage silver and pink with some aqua. I love all different styles of decorating...sometimes I want to do them all! Have a great morning, friend.

Mary said...

Great idea with the shelves, it really looks great!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I'm sitting here icing my back this morning! Grrrr! I give myself lots of pep talks and i'm sure you do, too!

Your hubs did a great job on the shelves! I've been with my guy since 1980. I count it as a real blessing to have been together this long. ♥

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LOVE those shelves!! Stunning!! I wish I had a bathroom large enough to do that in!
I am a follower now and I added your blog to my blog roll on my regular blog, Debbie-Dabble.