Three weeks, WOW

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?

Our girl Peanut has been on prednisone, pain medication and muscle relaxers for two and half weeks. The first week was scary and heartbreaking hearing her scream. We were very scared and it was heartbreaking.


First few days brother Reeses wouldn’t leave her side

Anyway after almost three weeks she’s on the mend and we visit the vet Saturday to see if she can get weened off her meds.


Getting back to normal.  Those faces!!

This past week I’ve been finishing up a few crafts for Christmas. I  silver leafed many ornaments. It can be a little messy but I found it relaxing, I was surprised.

I purchased Mona Lisa silver leaf sheets from Amazon.  They have improved this brand from years past.  At times when leafing alot of product was wasted.  They have it under the name Mona Lisa Powerball leaf .  The improvements they have made don’t cause a lot of waste.


Important step with leafing is patience and burnishing the leaf enough to get a smooth appearance.


I will be using these balls in vignettes.

Another project I tackled is using silver gilding wax on small pinecones. It went fast and was easy. After I waxed them I spent  time rubbing the excess wax in to the pinecones so no residual wax was left.  This is a very important step to take your time with and not rush.  Reason,  to avoid wax getting on things and to make sure it’s dry. Wax if not rubbed in well can get tacky.



I  plan on using these pinecones in various places.

I’m looking forward to sharing my Christmas decor right after Thanksgiving. 

I will be spending the weekend getting the house ready for Christmas and our Thanksgiving feast we are hosting. 

As soon as the big weekend is over I will be sharing Christmas decor and plans I have for baking and cooking.

I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your friends and family.

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

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