Friday, March 18, 2011


When Permelia saw the first apartment
she told me that it didn't speak to her, she
didn't like the apartment. So when she took
the keys back to the landlady - Sherry gave
her another set of keys for her to go see about
the apartment on the end on the bottom floor.
So back we went to the apartment building.
And sure enough when we walked around
the edge of the building there was the
4 Rent sign. Just as Sherry had stated - you had
to enter into it through one set of the french doors.

This place looked interesting to Permelia.
She was starting to like the courtyard
already. Look at her she wore
her hat & her stockings!
Permelia's hands were full so she
laid down her pocketbook so she could
open the door.
Once the door was unlocked, she
pushed open the door.

Ecstatic!! Permelia flew into the doorway.
And what she saw immediately
captivated her. She was in love with the
She didnt waste any time heading straight
for it.
She started opening up the ovens.
She even stuck her head in - just
checking it out, she said.
She fumbled with the stove a little
more before deciding to move on.
By this time I knew that she had
found the right apartment when she
didn't even comment about the awful
sink with the refrigerator below it!
When I asked her about it - she boldly
said that she didnt care what it looked
like. The most important thing to her was
the stove.
She went on to inspect the main room.
Hmmm.....there seems to be some
water damage on lower part of the wall.
She will tell Sherry about that. Surely she
didnt want to get charged for it if she
decided to move later on. Permelia liked
the brick floor.
Coming back into the kitchen area - thats
when she saw the stone fireplace.
Permelia was in love with the apartment.
Permelia decided to look more
closely at the french doors. At least
they open that was good enough for
her. Sherry had explained earlier that
the door knobs didn't align up because
at one time the doors on the left were
replaced with different doors. So the knobs
never got moved. And the last tenant
that lived there had taken off the knobs on
the inside of one of the doors because he
kept it bolted all the time. At this point Permelia
didn't seem to mind at all. She loved the
idea of having a courtyard outside of those
doors. But she was going to Sherry that she
wanted the doorknobs put back on.
Permelia locked everything back up and
said this is her apartment. She picked
up the sign so know one would see it.
I asked her how she was going to pay for
it. Permelia told me flat out that she had
money. She makes her pay check by
selling love spells. I told her - 'hey come
clean'. See Permelia had 2 other twin sisters.
Yes - they were triplets!
All together their names were Permelia, Clotillya,
and Sophillya. Clotillya sadly passed on and
left Permelia and Sophillya guardians of their 2 neice's.
They would be recieving
the inheritance money to take care of them.
Sophillya was bringing them with her on her visit
and together all of them including Sophillya would
live together in this small apartment. But Permelia
said, 'not to worry because they could make it
2 adults & 2 children living in this one
tiny apartment. Has Permelia gone mad!!
by conny

Monday, March 14, 2011

Look at these

fireplace tools and its holder. Dont
you have 1 or 2 of these little sets that
decorate your mini fireplace. Its time to think
outside of the box.

I used to have numerous sets of
these - but I seem to have lost lots of
them. This was the only pieces that I
could find that I owned. When I saw these
again - I looked at them in a new way.
I guess you might say that if it weren't for
my witch needing a wand - I might not would
have recognized this as such. Take your
little Dremel sander & just sand off the unwanted
parts. The metal is soft so it will only take about
a few seconds to cut off those offending

Here are the pieces that I sanded off.
My favorite is the poker - the long one.
2 are the same size since they were the shovels.
And then (what is suppose to be the
little rake) is the smallest. The 2 smallest will
go to Permelia's 2 young neices.
A long time ago I had taken a permanent
marker to the poker. This knocks off what
appears to be a new look. I still do not
know if I want to paint the wands.
The little fireplace stand has 2 uses.
You can use it as a Parasol/Umbrella
stand or you can use it by the front door
to hold their wands. I am going to use the
stand as a wand holder and put a sign above
it saying, "Wands here" or "Park Wands here", with an arrow
pointing down to this stand. I think that will
look so cute.
When you google wands - you will see that
there are many different
sizes. The longest one that I remember
seeing was 13.5 inches long. Permelia's wand
is 3 inches long - so it is equal in size
to real life. Paint these tools or leave as is.
The choice is up to you! I hope that you
can use this idea.
by conny