Tuesday, October 28, 2014

30th Annual Mt Dora Craft Fair


This  past weekend we attended the 30th Annual Mt. Dora, FL Craft Fair. The weather was cool and the day was just right. "Throughout this historic community, the streets come alive with more than 400 talented crafters & artists from all over the country displaying and offering for sale their finest works to the more than 250,000 visitors who are expected to attend this two-day event."


We arrived around 10:00 in the morning, thinking we would beat the crowds. Not so. We had to walk about a mile to get to the center of town where the fair is held. They block off all the streets so the vendors and set up. The next thing I knew, we were wall to wall with people.   

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Spice rack goes to school


While visiting my daughter in LA, we stopped by her school (she teaches 5th grade). I was checking out her classroom and noticed a spice rack. She had purchased it at a garage sale, but her house had a built in spice rack. What to do with it?
Eclectic Red Barn: Heather's Spice rack holds school supplies
She decided to use it for school supplies for the kids.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

California style breakfast


Not really sure if this egg dish is "California style" or not, but that is what my husband called it. I am here in LA visiting my daughter and she spots an egg dish on Pinterest that looks good. We all agreed, but since the only ingredient we had that was in the recipe was eggs, I had to make substitutions for the rest. Funny how adding a few other ingredients and voila a new creation. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Breakfast eggs with tofu, kale, Gruyere, and avocadocado

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fixing messed up paint jobs


Did you ever spray paint something and you got it on something else? Well, I have. It is amazing how far spray paint can fan out. So you try picking at it or use steel wool or your own method to lean it off.
Eclectic Red Barn: Use Krud Kutter to clean up unwanted paint
Look at all the black spray paint that landed on my lamp.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Seeking advice


Short post-seeking some advice. I have had these two green chairs for quite some time. They were painted when I found them and are in great shape.
Eclectic Red Barn: Chippy green children's chairs