Honey's Treasures

Honey's Treasures

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

From a Pile of Heap Coffee Table

We found these old gold mining cart axles and Michael made a coffee table out of those and an old pile of wood leftover from a house construction.

It's Christmas Time

Beautiful Christmas decorations from Pottery World in Sacramento.   Glistening white.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday Dinking with Don and Pam

Had a very nice lunch in Occidental at Howard's Station Cafe with Ken and Cyndi.  Wonderful food, busy place hopping with people.

From there we headed over to visit our friends camping on the coast at Doran State Beach.  We took a back road and spotted this lovely scene:

and ran into some sheep blocking the way.  Cute.

Who me?

Yes, you!
What fun we had goofing off with our friends around the campfire and getting a little crazy as usual.  ;)

Craft Fair Day

A fun day!  Met lots of lovely people who loved our little happy goats and bird houses.   A big thank you to our friends, Don and Pam, for coming out and helping with our set up and take down.  Sweet. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Here's the new project, River Rock Candle Holders:

Here's the new jewelry boxes, aren't they pretty?

Daisy Valentine Jewelry Box

Romeo and Juliet Jewelry Box

Romeo and Juliet Jewelry Box

Another Valentine Jewelry Box

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Almost Ready!

I need to work one more day on the new project.  Should be done tomorrow, take pictures on Thursday and upload to the shop!  I'm really pleased with how they are turning out.  ;)

Oh, tomorrow; new jewelry boxes coming...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunshiny Warm Day

Painted polka dots on goats in the driveway in the sunshine.  Worked on three new jewelry boxes.  Worked some more on the top secret thingy.  Hint: has to do with candles.  ;)

It's gonna be pretty.  Should be done tomorrow or the next day with them.  There are six of them to start with.

Oh, check out our new chalkboard/write on wipe off boards.  Aren't they fun?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Something new.

We're working on a brand new design of something for the household.  It's fun, it's shabby, it's functional, it's got a purpose, it's decorative, it's unique, it's our own design, it's top secret.  :)

Coming soon to Etsy.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Painting Day

We had Angelina and Aiden, our grandchildren, over for the afternoon.  Hired them to help us out by getting the goats painted and ready for the upcoming craft fair in Sacramento. 


Loading up the brush

Working on the blue goats

Doing a very good job!  Thank you!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Saturday's Adventure with the Metzger's

Sharyn and Greg arrive bright and early.  First stop, estate sale in Napa.  Not much there, ended up with a cute little ceramic rooster.  We didn't get far before we all decided that we're hungry.  Unscheduled stop, Buttercream Bakery for breakfast.   Everything was all decorated so pretty.

All dressed up with a tinsel bow on top.

Vanilla and Chocolate cupcakes with swirls and sprinkles.

The cutest cupcakes.

Pink and Yellow with a Cherry on Top!

Fresh doughnuts, get your fresh doughnuts here.

Wait!!  Who's that I spy?

Is it???  Yes, is him.  Mr. Incognito
After our bellies were all full, we headed to the Petaluma Recycle Waste Station to hunt for treasures.  I found a very old Montgomery Ward table with an original price of $3.98 on the bottom.  It's solid wood.  I'm going to sand it down and repaint and make it shabby and cute.  Got a really cool chair and some other things as well.  Great stop!

Cannot come to Petaluma without stopping at Janet's place, The Find.  Michael has some things on consignment there and she's pretty much sold everything and needing us to bring her more goats, blue herons, potting tables and some other birds and things.  Janet is so talented and such a hard worker.  If you're ever in Petaluma, be sure to stop by The Find.  Just as we were leaving a man came walking down the street holding the reigns of two mules.  Aren't they so cute?

Back on the road and headed to our original destination for the day:  San Rafael.  Sharyn heard from a friend that the thrift stores over there are fabulous and we just had to check them out for ourselves.  Sure enough, they are pretty good stops.  Found a wonderful floor lamp, solid wood.  Missing a shade.  Not sure what I'm going to do to finish it off once I do my magic on it.  Still pondering....

Now I must say, it's way past noon by now, so what do we gotta do?
Sol Food, LOVE the decor!  That's old doors and shutters lined up along the walls.

Yep, that's them!  Sharyn and Greg.

And who's this girl?

The motley group.
If you're ever in San Rafael, stop by Sol Food.  It's good Caribbean food.  I must warn you, the line was out the door but it went fast and we got a table as soon as we placed our order.  Yes, you place your order and pay, then get a table.  They have a huge and attentive wait staff.  The decor is gorgeous, as are the colors.  Till our next adventure...now it's back to work.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Friday!

I think this is one of our last days of really nice weather.  Gloriously warm and comfortable, able to have the doors and windows open for fresh air.  Supposed to start raining on Sunday.  I love the rain.  I love stormy weather.  I want some rain boots and this year I plan on getting a pair.  Just one pair.  Perhaps with polka dots.  Or flowers.  Something fun.  Gotta have a little fun, right?

Maybe I'll just go jump in some raked up leaves when I get my new rain boots.

Speaking of more serious things.  Someone I love has this dreadful disease called Alzheimer's.  It's truly frightening to see her go through this and I wish there was something I could do to make it go away.  It's changed my relationship forever with people that I love and care about.  I don't want to go into details because it's private and not pleasant to think about.  But I do think about it even though I try not to. 

And it hurts.

So...I keep myself busy because life must go on or it will drive you crazy and make you depressed thinking of the people and things you cannot fix.  So...I stay active.  Creating, doing, living, loving.  Always thinking and dreaming.  Brainstorming of new ideas and new things to try or make or do.   

We have a day of fun planned this weekend and after that, it's back to work.  I will be sure to bring my camera this time to get pictures.  Oh, I did get one of the things on my list done.  Made a huge batch of stew and put a bunch in the freezer.  I love having my freezer stocked full of soups, stews, chili, spaghetti sauce and such.  Makes it so easy to prepare a meal for when you don't feel like cooking.  Homemade chicken pot pies, too!

  Dandelion Weed Note Cards.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My to do list...

1.  Wash car
2.  Do a deep cleaning of the inside of trailer (has been on my list for some time now)
3.  Make big pot of chili beans to divide up for freezer
4.  Make big pot of spaghetti sauce to divide up for freezer
5.  Make big pot of soup to divide up for freezer
6.  Make new candle holders that are tucked away in my mind
7.  Take a new jewelry making class
8.  Work on some more jewelry boxes
9.  Make a big batch of cookies to eat!
10.  Still thinking...

I don't know when or how all these things will be completed, certainly not in this order if you know me.  ;)