Thursday, August 25, 2016

Antique Brass Bed Frame

I have always wanted an ornate brass bed frame .  I have several of the old iron ones, but I continually kept my eye out for an ornate brass one.  I really would like to have one similar to what the Munsters have in their spiderweb filled bed-room, but those big ornate ones were just too much for my budget. Several years ago I found one that would do.

Everything pictured above was purchased in second hand thrift stores over the years.  

If you are familiar with antique beds, you realize that they are not made for a queen size mattress, so how do you address the dilemma of how to fit a queen sized mattress on a full size frame?

Well, sometimes you just have to improvise.

I suggested we take the cover off the box spring and put the frame together inside the springs.  Hubby used a saws-all and cut jigs in each corner to allow the curves of the bed frame to fit in snugly against the box spring.  We have always used old waterbed drawers under our bed to set the box- spring on so it was a matter of matching everything together before cutting the wood.

We were surprised that it actually went together as easily as it did.  O.k. it really wasn't that easy, but we finally got it together. ( Only breaking off a small piece of the frame.)


Thursday, August 18, 2016

All who wander are not lost

"All who wander are not lost" 
J.R.R. Tolkein

Early this spring a trip to see the new grand baby in Arizona was a good excuse to drag along my vintage trailer.  We spent a few days at Cedar Pockets on the Arizona strip.

new growth on a barrel cactus

Living in the arid southwest, I think cactus flowers are some of the most beautiful.

Simple meals of toasted olive bread, fresh mozerella cheese, drizzled with olive oil, and sunburst tomatoes were easy,quick, staple meals during our travels.  The ingredients keep well in a cooler.

a stack of comfy pillows for relaxing after hiking all day

stopped at the North rim of the Grand Canyon for a few days

rubbed his nose for good luck

Loved this book when I was a kid.  I will have to read it again this winter after the gardens are harvested.
Have you been anywhere exciting or adventurous this summer?