William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910

William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910
The very first Boyd's to live in our home, my husband's great great grandparents..now I know where my youngest son gets his looks from!

June 08, 2011

Good morning! it's a hot and humid day here in Kendal. I've closed up my windows and am trying so hard to not turn on the air conditioner. It's supposed to get up to over 40 with the humidity. I've been so busy outside working on my gardens and getting things tidied up outside that I'm only usually on the computer in the evening. I have managed to hit the thrift shops again and a few yard sales :) I've redone a few pieces and I'm trying to post pics today...internet is slow, go figure, lol. Thought I'd better get on here before any storms hit! Things have been going well around here, busy as ever. School will be out by June 29th. I can't believe how fast time has gone by! I have so many things I want to get done but it seems impossible. My kids have lots of trips coming up, Noah has a trip to see the Toronto Blue Jays, Brynn and Kaedyn have trips to the Bowmanville Zoo and Rhys is going to the Royal Art Mueseum in Toronto to learn about Medieval Times. Can you say my bank account is empty??? Oh well, they will all enjoy themselves immensely! Oh to be a kid again :)
Anyhow, the above pics are of an antique wardrobe that was taken out of our attic years ago and my inlaws used it. I've got it back since they are moving! It's tongue and groove :) And than there's a cabinet that I got at a yardsale which I painted and it will go in our bathroom. I've been waiting for the perfect piece to go in there:) Now I just don't like the heart cutouts in the doors but I'll figure out a way to cover them up! Also an antique plate shelf which I painted and stained( can't go wrong with $2.99 price tag), a wooden magazine rack ($2.99), a little wooden basket and a handmade quilt($2!!). Oh, can't forget this cute wooden toolbox that I am using as a planter outside with pansies in it.
Well, hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far and is having nice weather.

Take care, Trish


  1. Love that cabinet for your bathroom...very cute! Want to let you know that I had a hard time reading your post because the font color & background color are so similar. I always appreciate help along the way and have had helpful comments so I'm just passing this along to you...not to sound mean at all but to make sure you keep building up, you have such nice posts. I'm STILL trying to figure out how to add some email etc. buttons Tammy from a Primitive Place made me and link the info to them LOL Be sure to show us the finished goods!! ~Kriss~

  2. Thanks Kriss for the great advice! Sometimes I'm in such a hurry to post I forget to change the color of my font, lol. I always welcome tips :) I have so much to learn about adding buttons etc. too!I will be sure to post finished goods, now to get my hubby to hand all these things that I have gotten, lol, it could be awhile :( Have a wonderful day!