What a great guy! The quilt was a little too bright for my liking so I sent it through a dye bath. It works wonders to prim something up a bit.
I found the metal stars while we were in Utah this summer at a craft store. They were 75% off because they were painted for the 4th of July. I think I got each one for about $2. I spray painted them black (don't you just think spray paint is the best invention?!). I also got the tin lunch pail and the wooden candle holder at the Goodwill store. The candle holder now sports some grubby tapers. And on another fun note--I would like to introduce you to a new friend. A few weeks ago, I heard some ruckus going on just outside the pet door. I went over to see what was going on and our sweet Maggie came through the pet door with something in her mouth. She very tenderly dropped this frog on the floor. Mr. Frog proceeded to hop frantically away, without a doubt thinking he just escaped certain death. Maggie followed, nudged it a little and then let it be. After a short pursuit, I was able to get this bowl over him so we could set him free. Ragan took this picture, all the while asking me if we could keep him. However, he was successfully released back into the wild.