Summer Holiday Tour 2017

Summer Holiday Tour 2017

Hello and welcome to Thistle Key Lane's summer holiday tour! Summer is already here, so let's get started freshening up the house to make the warm steamy days ahead more enjoyable. A few weeks ago I made a red, white and blue bandana wreath for the front door, so I thought I would continue the … Continue reading Summer Holiday Tour 2017

French Chairs Update Part II

French Chairs Part II

I love stripes, but I have to admit, stripes are hard! I finally finished the second French Chair as promised and wanted to show you how both chairs look together.  My original plan was to have the chairs match, but I fell in love the striped linen and couldn't resist using it as the main feature … Continue reading French Chairs Part II

Red, White And Blue Bandana Wreath

Red, White And Blue Bandana Wreath

This year I'm planning ahead for July 4th with a red, white and blue bandana wreath, in patriotic colors. Bandana wreaths are quick and easy to create, which makes them one of my favorite holiday crafts. Supplies 1 red bandana 1 blue bandana 2 white bandanas 12" foam form scissors string or ribbon For this … Continue reading Red, White And Blue Bandana Wreath

Updating French Chairs

Updating French Chairs

I almost titled this post "focus on the joy", because it's much more fun to share a positive experience rather than a negative one. Last weekend, I went to Calico Corners needing serious help finding the right fabric to recover two antique French chairs. Lucky me, I met Angelina. After a few minutes of conversing, I could see she was genuinely … Continue reading Updating French Chairs

Summer Watercolor Free Printable

Summer Watercolor Free Printable

As the end of May quickly approaches, I'm thinking about summer vacation possibilities. Feeling landlocked in the middle of Texas, I can't help but dream about beaches, coastal waters and big waves. Yesterday, I painted a watercolor of a sandcastle, hoping that my travels this summer might take me to a beach. I can go south, east or west. I'm not picky! … Continue reading Summer Watercolor Free Printable

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

When I'm craving tea and cookies you'll know about it right here. This weekend I was craving shortbread and decided to use Ina Garten’s shortbread cookie recipe. This is the same recipe I used in the post, Lavender Shortbread Cookies, except this time I baked Earl Grey shortbread. Yum!  The aroma of Earl Grey tea and shortbread is … Continue reading Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies