Tuesday, January 12, 2016

little old litehouse

Sometimes an idea will come into your head and until you get it out it's just gonna keep playing thru your mind like an old movie reel.

That 's what this table did to me it kept replaying thru my mind all thru the Holidays

I had purchased these plates about a year ago from the thrift store and the blue charger plates also from a thrift store but they had Pier One tags on them for $19.99 each but were only 2,99 for all three at the thrift store.So I bought them knowing I would use them soon.I envisioned a beachy theme with my love of a Lighthouse. well I had the plates, found the napkin rings,but couldn't find a litehouse to save the life of me.I looked for months and then saw this one in the broken box at Good Will it was so ugly and battered but I knew a little paint would make it at least presentable.

So as soon as it was clear to take away the holiday decor I set on making this table come together and out of my head

Each plate is unique as the Lighthouses on our coasts are all individual and unique and there are no two same lite houses in the Us

Each one is unique because each one had a pacific duty so they made each one different

some guarded our shores, some protected our inner coast ways, some to warn of the shoals that were out there.

but most of them after a few years of playing guardians become obsolete and were shut down

Lighthouses are beautiful to explore and most are museums now. 

I love to find old Lighthouses out on a deserted beach. you can just imagine how tough the life was for the keeper of the light especially during a storm

There would be buoys and shells and all kind of neat treasures around the beach to find

What did they do for hours on end there were no tv s to entertain them, no netflix to watch, no computers or phones to play on?

But yet they kept our shores and coastlines safe and secure.Fisherman coming home  would be welcomed by the beacon of light after a long day at sea.So I made this I guess to honor those who went to sea to protect us and to those who shone a light to bring them home.Shine a light for someone be that source of Joy returning to a safe haven.Have a great week my friends I'll be joining Between naps on the porch,Design Enthusisam,home is where the boat is ,confessions of a serious dyi,and so many great more.love Susie


  1. you are my endless supportor love you back.Susie

  2. you are my endless supportor love you back.Susie

  3. What a great departure from all of the holiday glitz! I love the the beach look you established in creating this table. The plates and the chargers were super deals. Kudos on the great finds.

  4. Candy Thank you for stopping buy.I haven't seen your blog in ages are you still doing It? I have missed you greatly.Susie


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