Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Star survey

Let's be honest, most of my decorating decisions leave the Fella a little perplexed. He is often confused...when two weeks to a month later he notices something new.

This he couldn't miss.

Front porch April 2010

Tobacco stick star

It's a star made of tobacco sticks. Tobacco sticks from my grandparent's tobacco barn. I've seen these at antique and junk stores for prices that make my eyes bug out. Okay- so anything over five dollars makes my eyes bug, but I digress.

My Spring spruce up is in full swing. I finally dug out these old sticks and my trusty hammer and nails and voila- a star. Price- zero. And that folks, is my budget for this year's spruce up.

I think it's a friendly little star. Well, not exactly little.

The Fella is concerned our neighbors (although few and far between) might think we are up to some sort of cult activity.

So, I am taking a survey of experts- that would be you. What do you think of the tobacco stick star?

Note- the front porch is a work in progress. I am scrubbing and painting and rearranging. I will keep you posted on the progress. And that's Mo in the window.

33 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

I'd only worry if the star pointed down as in occult practices. Stars are pretty common here in the Lone Star State.

Amanda Jo said...

I think it's fantastic!!! Actually, I think your whole farm is fantastic!!

Like ladyhawthorne, I'm in Texas and around here stars are everywhere!

Low Tide High Style said...

I love it, it looks perfect on your wonderful porch! I crack up when I see what people are willing to pay for old tobacco sticks too, but that's just because I grew up with them all around! And I also love Mo!

Kat :)

Carrie said...

I think it looks great!

Heidi Ann said...

I think it's great, too!

Journey said...

I think it's very nice and perfect oon your cute porch!!!

Susan S. said...

Very nice! I feel completely out of the loop...I didn't know about Tabacco Sticks!??!? Your porch is look great!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

What a wonderful way to fill an empty space, and to encourage memories. It's just right!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Another YES vote here!

Jackie said...

I don't know anything about tobacco sticks...maybe tobacco isn't grown in Missouri? I don't know...but there are stars everywhere here and I LOVE yours. It's perfect on your porch!

Jackie

Diva Kreszl said...

I love the star! and if it's a cult activity there sure are alot of folks participating :)

CountryBlessings@Lakewood said...

I've seen plenty of stars similar to yours for a hefty price. Good for you for making your own!
Blessings,
Cindy

traci said...

i love the tobacco star!!! keep it definately. looks great. i just love your little porch.

Leslie said...

I think it's wonderful! And I see a lot of home decor items involving stars, so it seems perfectly harmless to me.

Sue said...

Love it! Great idea, I love stars!
I dont know what tobacco sticks are, but they look good!

Cozy Little House said...

Yeah, I was going to say here in Texas you see stars everywhere. I guess it isn't such a common practice everywhere else. I think it's lovely!
Brenda

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Tell hubby that it is a YES! I have never heard of a tobacco stick (another thing learned in blogland...what do you use them for?) Very good craft girl - let it shine!

Theresa said...

I love your star my friend! Love the placement on the porch:) Have a blessed day!

Teri said...

Stars are really a fantastic decorating item. I love your star!

Laurie at The Turner Farm said...

Ok, I had to stop laughing before I could comment, too funny!

I vote yes and I LOVE THE PORCH, THE STAR, I'm swooning over the whole package! On my list for the farmhouse, a farmhouse porch!

JC said...

I think it might be a bit big but I would keep it up and see if it grows on your fella. I like the history of the sticks.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

I'm lovin' it - and I'm a fellow Virginian so I know it'll be OK in the Old Dominion State.

Lynn

Jane said...

I love the star and I love your porch too!
Jane

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

It didn't bring to mind any cult...to me, it's a star and it looks lovely, country...and I have the metal 3-D stars. Kind of the same idea! I love it and think it's clever! Aren't husbands funny!?!
*Ü*
Joni

AtOneWithHim said...

I'm sorry but I think it looks creepy. I like stars, I have stars, I would like more stars... but this one.. I don't know what it is.. it's a little pentagram-ish.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I LOVE it! I might have to copy that idea; remember imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Being from Texas, the lone star state, people decorate with stars quite a lot, so nobody thinks anything negative about it, we just all think "they love Texas".

Linda said...

I love the star and Mo and I would sit on your porch anytime!

Ralphie23 said...

I like it, don't get me wrong but I think it needs a little something extra like maybe if it was wrapped in some pretty vines/flowers or white lights maybe? By itself, it kind of creeps me out. No offense!

Lauren. said...

I love it, it fit's your porch perfectly! Like other people have said, stars are everywhere! In have seen these in a bunch of different shops, I don't think you have anything to worry about!

Rambling Girl said...

Love it! I want one!

Chrissykat said...

I think you're creative and fun and only two people have to like it, you and the fella! I happen to think it's cute and whimsical...but must admit, I think the kitty in the window is cuter! ;)

AngieB said...

OK, I'm following now! And as soon as I finish this comment I'm calling my Dad to see if he's still got some old tobacco sticks in the barn. I hope so, but he's been baling for so long. I already used all his old tobacco cottons to make Halloween ghosts that were that talk of the neighborhood!

Country Girl said...

I think it looks great on your porch. My place not so much, but here where you have it, it's quite nice actually!