Wednesday, October 13, 2010

mabel's house

at some point each day
i sit down and peruse some of
my favorite blogs.

one that i never miss is mabel's house.

liz posts on all sorts of things: home decor (mostly vintage inspired and thrifty!),
family life, her childhood, food (cooked by her husband, usually), and of course, mabel.
her dog.

she was recently asked, along with three other blogger's, by better homes and garden to
participate in a fall contest. 
i love her latest creation.

liz is a great writer. that's what takes me back each day.
she writes thoughtfully. she is witty. every sentence is robust. she's become
one of my favorite reads in blogland.

so, go check her out. and read through her archives.
i think you'll be hooked, too.


  1. Thank you so much Stacy! I got a little teary eyed reading this, and suspect this is more praise than deserved, but I really appreciate it!


  2. Hey Stacy -question for ya - I'm looking to find something I can turn into a chalk-board type surface but would also like to attach pictures and some decorations to it. Any ideas? Is chalk board paint magnetic? :) I've never used it before.... :) But I just saw a great picture on the girltalk blog and am trying to figure out how they did it. I need something BIG in the living room...

  3. chalboard paint is not magnetic but you can paint your surface with magnetic paint first and then apply chalkboard paint on top. works like a charm.

    as far as surface. . . since you need a large piece i would start with finding a frame you like. hit the thrift stores and see what you can find. remember a coat of paint does wonders so don't let dated gold plating scare you. :) once you have the size you want you can go to hd or lowes and have a section of masonite cut to size. just take in your measurement and you can walk out with the perfect size piece. i like the masonite for it's smoothness and because it's thin. keep in mind you have to buy the whole sheet.

    hope that helps!

  4. Thanks Stacy - I did not know about magnetic paint! Learn something new every day! :) That great!! Thanks a bunch - now to find a frame! :)