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

13 thoughts on “Three weeks, WOW

  1. Oh Cindy to see those sweet faces together. I just want to kiss their faces. So happy to hear Peanut is doing better. How sweet that Reeses stayed by her side when she was in a lot of pain. Just glad the meds worked and she is on the mend. It is so hard to see them suffer in anyway. I love the pinecones. They are going to look so pretty around your house. It is getting to be that time of year we all are getting ready for decorating. I cannot believe Thanksgiving is coming soon too. This time of year just flies. With Thanksgiving being later this year it will feel like Christmas comes quickly right after. Enjoy getting your Christmas crafts done.

  2. Thanks Kris. Everyday I say to them you’re so cute mommy can’t stand it. Reeses was beside himself especially when she would scream. Thrilled were over the hump.

    She’s almost back to herself. Sassing and talking up a storm.

    Bugs me when Thanksgiving is this late.

    Kisses to Buddy. Reeses and Peanut say woof.



  3. Oh Cindy, it’s so hard to watch them suffer. I’m so glad she’s feeling better, it’s hard to watch when you can’t do anything for them. And sweet faces, indeed. I would mushing them all day long…and yet, you still have time for crafting!! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving feast and I can’t wait to see your holiday decor!! Big holiday hugs!

  4. Cindy, if you get two comments, I apologize. The first one disappeared. I’m so glad she’s feeling better! It’s so tough to watch them in pain, when you can’t do anything for them. And sweet faces indeed. They are totally mushable!! I wouldn’t be able to do anything but snuggle all day. I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and a fabulous feast. I can’t wait to see your decor!!

  5. Cindy I am so sad to hear that your baby was not feeling well. It is so painful to see them suffering. But I’m glad to see that she is on the mend. No one can resist a face like that. Feel better peanut.

  6. Cindy, its so sweet to hear your girl is on the mend!! It is so terrible when our little sweet friends are in pain. And…i love your silver gilding project….so beautiful! Hope your little Peanut is feeling better and better. Xo Lidy

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