Tuesday, January 28, 2014

T Stands for WOYWW ????

Confused?  Are you here for T-stand For Tuesday with Elizabeth and Bluebeard? 
OR are you here for WOYWW 243 with Julia at The Stamping Ground?
I really don't like to double post, but technically it is still Tuesday (night) here and I really didn't want to miss a T Stands for Tuesday, BUT I see that Julia has already got her post up for WOYWW.  AND I am bone tired tonight, so here's my FIRST double post.....SORRY Elizabeth and Julia, just too tired to do two tonight. 
So it your here for T then keep reading, IF your here for WOYWW then you cans just scroll down to the WOYWW heading OR if your want to do both go for it!  LOL I'm keeping it short for both!
Let's have tea first.  I set up a little vignette of my tea cup, tonight's tea and two old tea pots  that I brought home when we sold our cabin in the mountains.  We bought the cabin when our boys were quite young and it was furnished,  She didn't take anything but a few personal things.  We got the furniture, dishes and even some canned goods.

Tea tonight is Berry Mint Casses, I did sweeten it a tad with Equil and it is now long gone.  It was divine and I enjoyed drinking it out of a tea cup from my china, which I bought over 40 yrs ago.

The larger one says Tea Kettle on the bottom.
See the little handle looking thingy (and that's a technical term ((grin)) on the right side of the top?  That is a really clever thing.

When the kettle is HOT and you need to check the water inside, you push the wood handle  down it catches the metal thingy and opens the kettle.  The inside has
 really corroded, so we don't drink anything from it!
This kettle I still use. Here it is sitting on our wood burning stove.  We keep water in it during the wood burning season to keep moisture in the air.  If we don't the static electricity gets outrageous!

Now  I have scrubbed both these tea pots till I was blue in the face, but the patina is from many, many years and just refuses to come off.  After this long I have just accepted it and have grown to admire it!

That's my T share for this week :)

If you usually come back for WOYWW, then just keep reading.
It's a short version too.

Betsy is loaded with happy mail.  A new shipment of Rogue Redhead Designs stamps and mounting supplies came today!  WOOT! WOOT!  To the left is my journal 52, note pad and tiny calendar, Kai scissors and right in front is a start at mounting a NEW 1/2 plate soon to be announced.  To the right is some fine glitter from the $$ store and RRD Christmas stamps in the cases.  Note the very large tag standing in the back left??  I had my GD here Monday and introduced her to Washi tape..........she loved it and kept calling it washing tape.....LOL

I have expanded Betsy a little.  I wanted a place to have my lop top for the time DH is hogging this one and I need to use a PC.  From this angle you can see into the hallway.

Here she to the right.  Oh yes the stash is stacked high....LOL

That's a "wrap" for me, I can hardly hold my eyes open.  If you get this far leave me a little commie to let me know you stopped by.  I will do my best to return the visit, this week should be a little slower and less hectic..........I HOPE!
Inky Hugs


  1. Well I don't mind a twofer post for sure! Love the wide shot of your room K, it's large. And full..bliss! Love the cheerful washing tape tag, and am not a little bit jealous of the new RR stamps!
    Even your teapots have a great story, huh - and I'm with you on the Paitna..leave and let it tell it's story; and a great idea to keep one on the thinking on copying that!

  2. Back in the day when I used to have a wood burning stove (before Wichita), I did the same thing. It sure helped keep moisture in the air. With central heat, it can't be done. I've noticed my real wood dries horribly in the winter unless I keep it oiled.

    I recall seeing a tea pot like the one you no longer use. Can't remember where or when, but I thought it was SO clever. Like yours, though, it was corroded so badly one can't drink from it. But it was fun reading your Twofer Tea today.

    With your wide and angled view, is Betsy in a former closet? I see a "loo" close by, too, which is mandatory when you work in mixed media.

    Call it washing tape all you like, I'm still in washi tape envy. Happy WOYWW from #1, but I don't need to tell you, since you visited me while I slept.

  3. No wonder I confuse the days. Washing tape os a great name. Just completed a class where we used washing tape on the edge of the journal pages. it stops them curling.
    Now is it Tuesday or wednesday. Either somewhere in the world!!!!

  4. what a special way to compliment the toasty warmth of your woodstove by adding some humidity to the air in your vintage and cleverly designed kettle!

    fun seeing your ample work space too...


  5. Cute tea kettle. I love the owl holding paintbrushes on your desk!! It's so adorable. Lots of fun stuff. Happy WOYWW. LisaDV #87

  6. Betsey is looking wonderful and busy! Love the expansion, and all the goodies surrounding her!
    Lindart #91

  7. Hi Krisha Thank you for popping by. You are right it is time for another video!!!….there is one problem - the desk where I video - next door is in need of the same treatment as the one in my post - Mind you I still have my Tim Holtz tag to do and that always ends in mayhem so I may try the swipe to the left and to the right to clear the decks!!! I loved seeing your T is for Tuesday post. I am not a tea drinker but I love vintage teacups - yours is very elegant. I hope you enjoyed your tea. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 74 x

  8. Hi Krisha, fantastic pics of your room- love it. So much to see. Those old teapots are amazing, its wonderful when something old is still going strong! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #35 xx

  9. Thank you for sharing your tea with us, Krisha. And wow, you got a lot of new Rogue going on there--I see some of the awesome sale stamps in that pile!

    Thank you for stopping by this week, and a very Happy WOYWW to you!
    #21 this week
    with a BIG mess

  10. When we lived in WY and had a wood burning stove we also had a kettle of water on the stove. Looks like you're going to have a bit of fun once you get all those stamps working! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #81

  11. What a lovely, full craft space you have! I have that same Ott light, like the way you decorated the inside. :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #5

  12. I love your kettles. I wish I had a wood burning stove, I just have to be happy with the fireplace. Love the stamps and your craftroom. #3

  13. I have a wood burner in the living room, but don't use it very often. I am saving my fuel for when you undoubtedly end up with power cuts. that is when I shall get my kettle out of the caravan and put that on the top. You have a great space to work in. Thank you for your visit and fortunately the helicopter went somewhere else last night, thank goodness. xx Maggie #2

  14. Those kettles are treasures. I really like the look of those new stamps. Peg R-13

  15. Your desk looks like you are very busy.
    We have a very old kettle like this one, which weighs a ton and is totally rusted, I had never thought of it before. As with yours, it just sits on the wood stove.
    Have a good sleep

  16. Well it was very nice to join you for 'T' as well as 'WOYWW'. Craftily extending eh? You'll be in the hallway next! You made me smile re the oven - I have sold that one, I pay a man to do it!! The focus group was quite interesting but it's hard to get too excited about cleaning products! Thanks for the visit, hope you've caught up on your sleep by now. Cindyx

  17. Gotta get moisture in the air when heating with wood, that's for sure, and there's no better way than with tea. Have fun working with, Betsy, is it? Love that. :)

  18. I used to have a kettle and a t pot like those. I love aluminum and gave away the metal one for an aluminum one that didn't last anytime. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Did I miss the post about the modeling paste? I use a lot and could use the recipe! Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great week. Vickie #111

  19. Interesting little post on the tea kettle and the handle idea is very clever. Always great to see where others craft and I think we all have the same tendency to stack. Lovely of you to leave such nice comments. Have a lovely week.

  20. Such a lovely post wrapping up T for Tues and WOYWW all in one. The kettle is fab, love it and such a good design having the lid open that way.
    Your crafty space is so attractive, spacious, creative and so "usable"! It appears well organised. I too love washing tape! Cute!
    Jo x

  21. Every site I visited (four in fact) said The Four Seasons were responsible for Silence is Golden. Nowhere did I find Simon and Garfunkle listed as having either written or singing this song. I suspect you are thinking of Sounds of Silence by S&G, because I thought (although I could be wrong) S&G wrote all their own songs.

  22. Indeed! The stash is stacked high, but what wonderful stash it is! And look at all that new stash too--great stuff. Have fun playing and enjoy having your laptop nearby. I loved seeing your old teakettles as well. Fun times!

  23. I feel like you did when you left us but I am writing this late morning. So tired.
    Thanks for the lovely shots of your work area, great stash for us to see.
    I didn't make anything as I had done all the samples and just sat there advising with my feet up. Still suffering with the water retention and the breathing.
    Hugs & Thanks for visiting me earlier, sorry I am so late - Neet 50

  24. Your table top composition for T day is adorable. I'd be keeping both tea pots too.

    It looks like you have enough supplies for a craft store. Cute story about washing tape, I'll never be able to call it by its correct name now.