Wednesday, January 4, 2017

WOYWW - Its a New Year with new beginnings!

Good morning, it is hotter than hot here and its only 9h00! Another lovely day. I hope you all stay warm wherever you may be. It is Wednesday which means its time for WOYWW . I am hoping to visit a lot more often this year. 
On my desk (that looks like a tip!) you will see the aftermath of a marathon session playing with my new toys. The Altenew stamps was won in a Fb competition. The stamping tool was a Christmas gift from hubby and the rest? Well I was playing and one thing led to another and then the next time I looked, my desk looked like this. Not my fault at all! LOL
Here are a selection of cards that I made with my new stamps from Altenew. I just love them!
I thought I would share this lovely table with you all. I found it lying in the rain on a pile of rubbish at school about 3 years ago. I asked what they were going to do with it and after some detective work, I was told that it would either become firewood or be thrown away!!!! No Ways! I begged and pleaded until they told me if I could fetch it, I may have it. After some more detective work (asking around and looking at old pictutes) I came to the conclusion that it was one of the original pieces of furniture that was bought when the school was built, 90 years ago! My hubby finally had time during his December holiday to sand it down and restore it. Let me tell you, they don't make furniture like this anymore. All done by hand and very solid. He just needed to replace some dowels and it is good as new. I just LOVE my table and I am so happy that I could rescue it.
 This is a photo of some of the family members that attended Hubby's birthday party on the 26th of Dec. When I look at this crazy lot, I realise just how blessed we are to still have each other.
I wish you all a happy and blessed New Year, filled with lots of creativity and messy desks!

28 comments:

  1. Happy New Year. love the restored table, what a find. Happy family photo, too. Helen #2

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  2. ah family photos,they are wonderful memories, Tertia.
    I love your cards with the Altenew stamps well done.
    I have a set on my wish list been there for ages..

    well done hubby on finishing the wodnerful timber desk too... fancy going to burn it!
    Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #9

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  3. Great looking desk and I love those beautiful cards! Congrats on the new/old table and its restoration. I hate to toss things out and tend to stick them on the curb for people to take if they want them. Resources are limited and we need to recycle! hope you have a Happy New Year! Vickie #12

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  4. Love the cards and that you've had time to play with your new stash. Great table save, my husband saved a chair from a skip once, we still have it. Glad someone is warm as it is decidedly COLD well FREEZING here in the UK. Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year - BJ#13

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  5. Love the cards and that table is stunning....well done you for giving it another life.
    Happy New Year with lots of fun and friendship.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #17

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  6. What a fun group you are - so blessed to have a family like this.
    Can see why you love your new table, hubby did a good job on repairing it for you and now you can look at it and use it.
    Lovely cards - are they the stamps that you stamp three times to get the flower head?
    Hugs, Neet 5 - Happy New Year and thanks for the visit earlier xx

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  7. The table is a great find and your husband has done a brilliant job.Love the cards and the photo is such fun. Anne x #21

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  8. yep, your crazy lot are a daily blessing aren't they..I hope DH had a really happy day. Love the idea of it being a hot day, we're at minus 4 degrees this morning, no great shakes I know, but I yearn for some sunshine warmth! Lovely cards with your new stamps, and more lovely than that, you've had time to get carried away at your craft desk; and I LOVE how the desk finished looking as if you've had a thoroughly good 'session'!

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  9. That table is gorgeous, I agree, that was when they made furniture to last. Wonderful that you could rescue it. Great family photo, and I love the cards. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #3 xxx

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  10. Happy New Year, Tertia. Just LOVE the family photo - they look about as crazy as my lot! What a blessing they are. That table is simply stunning - looks so good there against the wall.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

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  11. You are right - that table is AWESOME!! Talented hubby you have! I'm glad your desk looks like that and that you are having fun with your new stamps - perfect way to start a new year! And what a great family photo! Happy New Year! Lindart #37

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  12. Happy New Year!
    OMG I love your table!!! It's gorgeous.. well rescued and the technical really shows in it.
    Also adored the rosey cards.. sweet :)

    Best wishes from England
    Erika #27

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  13. Happy New Year!
    OMG I love your table!!! It's gorgeous.. well rescued and the technical really shows in it.
    Also adored the rosey cards.. sweet :)

    Best wishes from England
    Erika #27

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  14. The table is just fabulous! Great job on the restoration! And what fun goodies you have on your desk! Love the cards and had a giggle at your family photo! Thanks for the visit!
    Carol N #31

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  15. oh that table is just beautiful :) I love the cards you made too! Thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy #41

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  16. Thanks for your visit earlier, we're not selling just doing up but it seems it is just as stressful as there's going to be a lot of 'doing up'!
    Love the table but that photo is just magic, thank you for sharing with us.
    Have a good week
    Christine #19

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  17. Thanks for visiting. That table is a find. Not only is that wood prized over here but the table is a find. your cards are beautiful and it looks like a fun family festival.
    Monica 34

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  18. Happy New Year and love the table and beautiful new cards
    hugs Nikki
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  19. Gorgeous stamps and I love that piece of furniture. What a lucky find. -6 here today. I scraped my windscreen and then when I got in the car the inside was frozen too! Thanks for stopping by earlier.

    Fiona #24

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  20. OH Wow! that table looks absolutely wonderful, well done you for rescuing it!! I love those cards too, very pretty and stylish. Happy New Year X Annie C #32

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  21. What a happy lot they are. Lovely desk and gorgeous cards. Thanks for the visit to mine, Happy New Year woyww, Angela x 18

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  22. Well done on your FB win and your desk and pix

    Happy WOYWW

    Kathyk
    #14

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  23. Your family looks like a bunch of fun people to hang out with. Your altnew stamps are fabulous and so are the cards you made with them. Happy creating and thanks for the visit earlier. PJ #33

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  24. Lots of nice new things to play with, Tertia, and what a gorgeous table! I've got an old office one that I restored years ago, that was going to be thrown out, and they certainly don't build them as substantial these days. So glad you had such a nice party with the family for your hubby's birthday. Thank you for your visit and I'm glad you like my little album.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #23

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  25. I love that antique school table that you rescued and your husband restored! I also enjoyed your lovely family photo from your husband's b-day party. Happy New Year!

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  26. That old table looks amazing - can't believe they wanted to throw it out! Fun family photo! Thanks so much for visiting! Happy 2017! zsuzsa #24

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  27. Oh such a fab photo of your family - and what a beautiful table you have created - it would have been such a shame to scrap it. All the best to you for 2017 - I hope it's a really good year for you. x Jo

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  28. Ha, I love your family photo - we are the same and would have taken a pic like that too!! That table is fantastic, I could do with something like that for the hall in my new house. And those cards are fab, I love the way you've used that black gingham, very different but really great!
    Hugs, LLJ 15 xxx

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