Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Got Galvanized?

If my grandparents were alive today,
I doubt they would believe how
popular anything galvanized has become.

In their day, you fed chickens in it,
or put out the trash in it,
or changed your oil with it,
or used it to hold your mop water...
you didn't decorate with it!

Not only do they have farmhouse charm,
they are still so useful today - 
just used differently than their original purposes.

These are items that are, or have been
in my Etsy shop in the last year.

Galvanized Farmhouse Funnel - Large Metal Dairy Milk Strainer
Available at
Available at

Vintage Galvanized Metal Gas Can
Available at

RESERVED for VintageAuntie - Vintage Galvanized Buckets with Handles - Set of 6 Pails - Instant Collection

RESERVED for Kristin - Vintage Large Galvanized Wash Tubs - Set of 2

Vintage Galvanized Minnow Pail
Available at
Vintage Galvanized Chicken Feeder
Vintage Galvanized Chicken Feeder
Vintage Galvanized Minnow Pail
Available at
RESERVED for 3finegrains - FARMHOUSE Vintage Ball Canning Jar & Galvanized Chicken Poultry Feeder - Display - Candy Jar
Vintage Galvanized Mop Bucket w/Antique Cast Iron and Wood Wringer Attachment
Antique Galvanized Wash Tub on Stand with Drain - Made in St. Louis - PRICE REDUCED
RESERVED for April - Vintage Galvanized Watering Can - Country Living - Water Fountain Ready
Check out these creative ways to repurpose
these gems from the past.
 Repurposed Galvanized Garden Can Table Lamp
(I may have to reconsider selling that minnow bucket!)
recycled light, salvatecture studio, recycled lamp, minnow bucket lamp, reclaimed lighting, reclaimed lamp
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Original Source Unknown - Let me know if you know
galvanized in your home?

Sending a big "THANK YOU" to 

She selected my blog for this award!

There are 3 rules about when you accept this award:
(1) Thank the person who gave you this award and make sure to link back to their blog 

(2) Share 7 things about yourself
(3) Pass this award onto 7 recently discovered blogs

Seven Things About Myself

1)  I've been a homeschooling mom for the past 15 years.
Two of my kids are now in college, 2 still school at home.

2)  When we moved from NM to MO six years ago,
we transported 6 people, 2 dogs, 2 puppies, a miniature horse
and a pregnant cat with us.  It was like something out of
Little House on the Prairie, except we were pulling the horse in a trailer,
instead of the horse pulling us in a cart.

3)  I can't sleep at night without my dvd player on.
The problem with that is I have to wear headphones so I
don't disturb my husband, and I have terrible eyesight,
so I have to wear my glasses also.
Yes,...I sleep with both on!

4)  Put anything to music and I can memorize it - 
Scripture verses, tv commercials, and I 
can still sing all the songs from Schoolhouse Rock.

5)  I'm surprised as heck that my efforts
to sell a few things I no longer needed,
turned into a full-fledged business.
Love it!

6)  Yes, I have a Hispanic surname.
No, I don't speak Spanish...unless you count,
"no comprende".

7)  I was diagnosed with Multiple Schlerosis in 2007.  
Thank God for wonderful medication,
I haven't had another relapse since my initial diagnosis.

I'm passing this award along to these
7 blogs, because each of them have inspired
me with their terrific projects and creativity.
Please visit each one - you'll be glad you did!:

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Sunday - Restyled Sundays


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Knick of Time Tuesday #10

Welcome back to
Knick of Time Tuesday #10

Before we look at some
of the great linkups from last week's party,
don't forget to enter my giveaway
of a Canvas Photo Print from Easy Canvas Prints.
There are only 33 entries right now,
so your chances are great!

Turn a treasured photo into wall art - 
just in time for Christmas!
This giveaway is open until Dec. 3rd
and the winner will be announced on Dec. 4th.

I'd like to welcome those who linked up
for the first time to last week's party.
Some new visitors included:

Rosemary @ Villabarnes
I LOVE her repurpose of a vintage drawer front
into a coat rack.
Isn't that chippy old wood and the keyhole gorgeous?!

Sheet music and book page wreaths are all over blogland,
but I believe this is my favorite one by
Aimee @ Twigg Studios
She provides a tutorial for it also!

As a homeschooler, this charming antique school desk
that was given a 1st grade primer look by
Daena @ Bad Rabbit Vintage
really grabbed my attention.

Look at this vintage treasure that
Junque Magnet stumbled upon.
How fortunate to find a completely unused box full of these
(actually, she got 2 boxes of them!)

If you were featured here this week,
I'd love it if you displayed my
"I Was Featured" button on your blog.
The button is located on my sidebar.

I wish I had space to feature more new visitors - 
there were a lot of charming vintage linkups!

Won't You Join Us This Week?
1. I'd greatly appreciate it if you became a friend & follower of Knick of Time
2. Please only link up your {great} old stuff!
Things you have rescued & revived or
treasures that show the "knicks" that time has left on them.
No food or things made from all new materials.
3. Please post a link back so others can join the party.

Prepare to be Inspired!

Monday, November 28, 2011

No Patience Whatsoever

When I get an idea for a project in my head,
I usually want it finished yesterday.

We're working on a project at our house.
I use the word, "we're" pretty loosely,
because I came up with the inspiration,
but my husband is doing the work.

I can hardly wait until it's finished
and I can show you!

What I can tell you is that it involves
this gorgeous antique cabinet.

And it also involves these 
tongue and groove wood planks
that were removed from a
historic courthouse that was torn down.
Historic Building Salvage - Turquoise Wood Tongue & Groove Reclaimed Wainscoting - 2 Planks - 43 x 5-3/4 - Photo Backdrop, Prop

I think this project will be one of my
all-time favorite projects!

I 'm not giving the man a moment's peace,
because I can't wait to show it to you and
because I have no patience

Speaking of no patience,
I can't wait to see who will win
a Canvas Photo Print from
Easy Canvas Prints!

You haven't entered to win???
What the heck are you doing here,
when you should be HERE,
getting in on the drawing?!!
Go on.  Go enter!  Shoo!

I can frequently be found
visiting these parties.
Want to add your party to the list? Just let me know! Making The World Cuter Monday
Sunday - Restyled Sundays


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Photo Shoot - a.k.a. Torturing Your Children 16 Times (Canvas Photo GIVEAWAY Reminder)

You'd think it wouldn't be this difficult.

You'd think that out of 16 shots,
I could get ONE good photo.

You'd think we could do this
without wanting to kill each other.

That's what I thought anyway.
I was wrong.

Either the spacing was wrong.
Or the pose was wrong.
(and the big brothers starting shoving each other off the hay bales)
 Or one had their eyes closed and the other
had his eyes WAY too open.
 Or someone had an abnormal smile.
 Or the photo looked crooked.
 Or the attempt at a creative angle didn't work. all.

 This was the last photo I shot.
It's far from perfect,
but I sincerely doubt I can drag them out to try again,
so I may have to go with it.
How in the world do photographers do this for a living?
I'd become a violent person if I had to do this on a daily basis.

I had hoped to turn one of these into a canvas photo print for a gift.
The recipient would probably rather have fruitcake
than any of these photos.

Bah Humbug, ;0)

In their defense (and mine),
the temperature was 38 degrees, but
the wind was blowing so it felt like 28.
I was trying to hurry to get the photos
before their noses turned red.

***Note to self - take photos in October next year.

On a less Scrooge-like note - 
YOU can put one of your better photos on a 
Canvas Photo Print for FREE!
Head over HERE to enter my Giveaway
of a Canvas Photo Print from
Easy Canvas Prints!


Storming the Gates of Heaven

Eleven years ago, I had a very sick,
newborn son who was in the hospital with RSV
(a respiratory virus dangerous to babies).

I was so terrified what might happen to him.
I prayed and prayed many incoherent prayers
that the Lord would heal him, but my fears continued.

What brought me the most comfort and peace
was knowing that there were others praying
for my little son as well.
As a friend of mine said,
"I'm storming the gates of Heaven for him".


He was actively entreating the Lord,
on my son's behalf.
Prior to his words, I was afraid to sleep.
I didn't want to take my eyes off my son -
I felt like I had to be vigilant.

After his words and his prayer *with* me on the phone,
I was able to trust that God was on his throne,
and he was able to watch over my son while I rested.
He loved my son more than I did.

Those words made a lasting impression on me.

Tonight, I spoke via email with a fellow blogger -
one you probably are all familiar with
because she creates such beautiful things.
I didn't tell her I was posting this
(because I didn't know I was going to),
so I won't mention her name.
God knows who she is and that's all that matters.

What I will say is that she needs our prayers.
Not only is she struggling with some
really difficult health issues,
but everything that can go going wrong.
She's weak, weary and worn down.

We've all had those times, haven't we?

I wish I lived near enough to bring her a meal,
or help her finish her projects she needs completed,
or just give her a hug.

Will you join me in,
"storming the gates of Heaven" on her behalf?
If so, please comment below so she
can see how many people are praying with her and for her.

Thanks so much & Blessings,

Saturday, November 26, 2011

GIVEAWAY - Canvas Photo Prints & Shabby Apple Necklace

What's better than
a screamin' deal on Black Friday?

Getting something FREE, of course!
Here's your chance....

The kind folks at 
Easy Canvas Prints
(my newest affiliate)
have offered a FREE 8x10 Canvas Photo Print
to one Knick of Time follower!
(entry details below)

Turn your family photo into a canvas print to 
give as a gift (grandparents love them)...
or keep for yourself!

In addition to photos, you can also
select from their large selection
of artwork, with themes such as 
animals, cow on pasture
nature, Wide Calving Glacier...
destinations, Signpost in London...

and my favorite,...
Eiffel tower musical background... Vintage Microphone...

Easy Canvas Prints is offering 2
great promotions right now.
(click on the photos for these great deals)

1)  Get 25% off your entire order + FREE shipping

2) Order one as a gift and get one FREE
to keep for yourself, 
PLUS FREE shipping!

Canvas prints make meaningful gifts
that are appreciated for many years -
without fighting the holiday crowds.

With prices starting at $29.99,
and FREE shipping,
it's an economical gift as well.

To Enter: (5 possible entries)
Be a new or current follower of Knick of Time & comment

Optional - Follow Knick of Time on Facebook & comment here
Follow Easy Canvas Prints on Facebook & comment here
Twitter, Facebook or Blog about this giveaway & comment here
Visit Easy Canvas Prints, and comment here which art print is your favorite.

A winner will be randomly 
selected on Dec. 3rd!

1)  Open to US followers only.
2)  Must be 18 or older to enter.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made
is hosting a giveaway of a GORGEOUS
pocket watch  necklace!

Make sure you pay her a visit to enter!!!


I can frequently be found visiting these parties. 
Want to add your party to the list? Just let me know! Making The World Cuter Monday
Sunday - Restyled Sundays