We have had an uncharacteristically dry fall & winter here in Northern California. I hate to complain about all of the sun, but I like rainy days. Love them in fact & it saddens me that they have been very few & very far between so far. Never one to lose an opportunity though, I have been taking advantage of the sunshine by painting. Specifically owls.
I found one of these cute little cast iron owl trivets at a thrift store for a quarter over a year & a half ago. I painted it to cover the layers of grime & rust & discovered that it was the cutest thing ever to set my tea on (& it looks so cute on the kitchen wall in between cups of tea).
After that I would just find them everywhere (sadly no more were that cheap) ... estate sales, thrift shops, rummage sales, flea markets ... & was compelled to buy up every last one of them. Like I need that many owl trivets, no matter how cute. Good thing other people thing they're cute too, they sell very well in the shop & I just enjoy sprucing them up in bright colors & taking their picture.
Aren't they just so darling?! Apparently rain is headed our way & it is so chilly outside I wouldn't be surprised if the storm brought some snow as well. I guess I finished up my painting just in time ... we'll keep our fingers crossed.