This drum table belonged to Mama G. It was always front and center in the window on Oleander Avenue. After 50 years of marriage and six children, it was a bit worse for wear when we took it home with us. For years I left it alone, calling it Shabby Chic. But I wanted to bring this lovely old table back to life. Marvin found a place to restore it in Huntsville. It is my birthday present and it was worth waiting two months to receive it.
I purchased this in the fabric section at Hobby Lobby. I used it to clean some of the old handkerchief's that had been stored in Mama G's hope chest. I doubted it would work all that well but for $4 I would give it a try. Well I have to say it is a wonder worker. I spilled mustard on a brand new Barn Yard Bees Tee Shirt and I was so mad. You know how hard it is to get mustard stains out of clothing. Well I doused it with Grandma's Spot Remover and lo and behold, it worked like a charm. I am sure there are some stains it cannot remove but now it is in my laundry room, ready for service.
I have been reading Aunt Ruthie's blog for many years now but she has branched out into You Tube. She just released her Summer Home Tour yesterday. Be sure and take 12 minutes of your day to visit her beautiful farm house in Missouri. She has so many good decorating ideas. I wish I had seen them at the beginning of summer as now I am ready to move on to fall. However, I did get some ideas that can be used all year long.
I did a happy dance on Monday when both of my Fancy Floss subscriptions showed up in my mailbox. That Victorian Motto Threads Spooky Hollow Orange, really put me in a Fall Mood. Of course Flamingo Pink is luscious as well. Colour and Cotton included several gold threads which I am sure will be used in a fall stitch sometime in the future.