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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Giving new life to a freebie!


When we were in Vermont last month, I found this pot in a pile at a garage sale that was to be thrown out. I don't think it was used as a watering can, because there is no hole on the inside where the spout is. Maybe just some decorative piece.
Eclectic Red Barn: Wrapped in twine watering can

It was very rusty. Some how I managed to delete some pictures including  the picture of what the original pot looked like.  I have never stained a piece of metal, this was my first. I only did the spout and the top. It turned out great. I can't find that picture either. It is a shame, since the staining made a big difference.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Chain " Linky" Climb


Welcome to this month's Chain "Linky" CLIMB. I am so excited to be a co-host this week. Check out the great prizes below. Don't forget to add your family friendly blog posts and then check in with other bloggers to help each other grow your blog. See you in the Climb!



God’s Growing Garden

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Carrot cake on the healthier side


I love carrot cake, but I don't make it too often because of all the calories.  I was so excited when I found this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens that cut the calories off the traditional recipe. Instead of all the oil, you can use mango juice.

As some of you my know, I have mango trees and we had so many mangoes this year. I am always looking for mango recipes, so I am giving this a try.
Eclectic Red Barn: Healthier Mango Carrot Cake - save calories by using mango juice instead of oil

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Old mirror holds surprise!


Last month I found this mirror at a barn sale in Vermont with several other goodies. You can see that post here.
Eclectic Red Barn: Old mirror gets cleaned up and fix Mirror is dated March 21, 1919..

The mirror was so dirty you could not tell what kind of wood it was. The people who had the barn sale, said the mirror was in the house when they  bought the farm. Not sure how old the house was. In addition to being dirty, it needed some work.