Monday, February 4, 2008

Puppies, Batteries and Wood

Just a quick note today. We're going over to visit a lady who has Scotty puppies!!! No, we're not making a trip to the White House and I don't think that Miss Beazley is "with puppy". I just needed a picture and I am really fussy about color and hey, our First Lady was wearing PINK! What a perfect combination!!!

On the way, we have to stop to buy batteries for my camera. Then I can start uploading my own pictures. Of course then you won't think my circle of friends is not quite as diverse as it really is!

On another subject, I need some expert advise. Someone (?) put damp newspapers on my oak bar stool. It now has a white blotchy "thing" going on. Short of taking it to a furniture refinisher, does anyone know how to fix it? Sweety and I would be ever so greatfull for your help.


Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Good luck on your blog. As for your bar stools I think I heard once that you can try toothpaste on a white cloth and rub that into it and that should take care of it. But I would try Googling it and see what comes up.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I'm with Chris, google to see how or go to DIY network to see if they offer a tip. OR, call an antique furniture restoration place to see if they have advice. I have used very, very fine steel wool on my wood, go with the grain and then sit the piece in the sun for a while. I also use Brie Wax to bring the luster of the wood back. good luck...

Sentimentally Me said...

Hi Jean! I'm absolutely no help with the booboo, but I wanted to welcome you to the bloggie world. Lucky you to have met Miss Becky and The Doogster ~ he's a cutie pie!

Anonymous said...

hi, just checked your blog after going to De's....nice to see another California blogger! I live in inland Southern California..
you might try mayonnaise for the white spot...its worked many times for me for white spots, we have oak furniture that my husband made and two teen boys who are not very careful..just rub a little in with a paper towel and then rub it off..amazing!

Andi said...

Hi! Love the picture of Laura Bush with her Scottie.

I came by from Becky's blog. You're welcome to stop by my blog anytime. It's private but I will send you an invitation if you'd like to visit.

Enjoy blogging!

Andi said...

You don't list an email on your profile for me to invite you to my blog. If you care to come by it' Andi's Everyday Adventures and you can email me at
and I will send you and invitation.

My brother and sister-in-law have a Scottie.

Rhonda said...

My grandaughter left a wet glass on my table and I, too, was left with the unsightly white ring. I sprayed it down with orange oil and let it sit for a few hours, wiped it down, then repeated the same process a few times. My spot may not have been as severe as yours, but this did the trick.

Rebecca said...

Hi there Miss Jean!
I found you from Becky's blog. I enjoyed my visit to your sweet little blog. Come by and visit me sometime.

Meggie said...

Can't wait to see photos of those cute little puppies.

Auntie Joy said...

You are doing a beautiful job on your blog. We would love to see some of your quilts when you get new batteries!! My cousin lives in Snelling and is constantly quilting... would be fun if you knew each other!!

SweetAnnee said...

Jean.when I first looked today..I was going to
say WOW ..she looks like Laura Bush!!

Can't wait to see your pics!!

and the's the water in the ??sealer??
that caused it..
if you can fine fine steel wool it off..
tis about the only thing that will help..but you'll have to take ALL the sealant off.

Hope it helps..

FourSistersInACottage said...

I am THRILLED that you and Becky have become friends. Isn't it AMAZING the AWESOME WOMEN in Blog-land??? They are all truly a blessing!!!
Love all your pictures!!!
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)
PS...THANK YOU so much for bidding on my auctions, I hope you win the's HUGE)

Nancy said...

I think Laura Bush is a very classy lady. Very cute dog too.

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Miss Jean!
Sorry I have no idea about the newspaper on the stool. I stopped by to say hi and welcome you to blogland, came here via lovely Becky's blog

LAUREN at Faith Fuel said...

That was the perfect photo to post- the colors are delightful! You're an expert blogger already, Miss Jean!

BugnLVoe said...

Ohhhhh take lots of pictures of the Scottie puppies.
Have fun! :-)


Thimbleanna said...

Oh dear Miss Jean -- I've just found you and what a lovely blog you have! Just by the most bizarre coincidence, TheManoftheHouse e-mailed me a document today that contains furniture repair tips and while I don't remember what it said, I do remember that one of the ailments was white rings. It said if it's white, it's repairable as it's just moisture there, but if it's brown, there's permanent damage -- that much I do remember. If you e-mail me, I'll respond back and send the document to you. Welcome to blogland -- you've landed with a pretty pink bang!!!