Salvaging Memories

When someone shows up with broken remains of a precious family heirloom, it’s always the same tearful look.

Peggy broke a very unique clay candle holder that her mother (who had since passed) had given her as a gift.

Seems that a chandelier had fallen on it. Maybe she should have called Angie’s List 😉

Here’s what we came up with …

Using the very cool wrought iron, double shelf table that Peggy brought, we cut a piece of concrete backer board for the bottom shelf. That way you can see the finished piece through the glass top and keep it safe from any further damage.

We arranged all of the clay children (as they were on the original piece) in the center and glued the rest of the broken pieces around them. Added a gold veined glass tile for the border and let it dry overnight.

Used a charcoal grout to finish it off, after the mastic dried.

Tears of joy all around!

Doesn’t get much better than this!

Recycled Art
Memories are made of these.

Doorways and Other Distractions

This certainly eases a lot of concerns.

Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was?

Turns out,  the doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses.

Vintage Door

Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what’s known as an event boundary in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next.

Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the new locale.

It’s not aging, it’s the door!

antique door

Whew! That’s good news!

Now go out and have yourself a GREAT Monday!

memory-lapses

The Big Kitchen Renovation of 2012

After a year of historic renovation, the dust still settles everyday it’s just less.

Not for the faint at heart;)-

The kitchen has to one of my favorite rooms … there was so much riding on it.  Read more ….

Blessings to our band of brothers @ Tom Barsness Construction … you guys rock!

Four brothers and each of them with a different area of expertise. Amazing craftsman!

Did what they said they were going to do only better! Over the Top!

Wait until you see the deck!

Remembered to take Before Photos!
Remembered to take Before Photos!

gathered & glued

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