Saturday, November 29, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
A rainbow over Lawrence a couple of weeks ago- I kinda tweaked it to bring out the rainbow more.
Go over to Sally and say hi to everybody particpating today for Blue Monday! http://smilingsally.blogspot.com .
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
This next one is from Cindy Hamlin at http://cindyiscrafty.wordpress.com .
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
This is just a few blocks from where I live- my neighborhood is called Old West Lawrence. It is full of houses that were built from the 1860's through the 1950s(mostly older though). My house is on the very edge of the neighborhood and was built in 1941( it is tiny-750 sq feet and that counts my back laundry room!)
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Yesterday I went to the Baldwin City Maple Leaf Festival-unfortunetly the trees just are not turning yet. However they did have a wonderful quilt show going on and I nabbed a few pictures of pretty quilts. Here is one of the blue ones.
Below is the Rachel Ashwell shabby chic shower curtain I have in my bathroom. I fell in love with it when I saw it. It meant I didn't have to repaint the bathroom and it incorporated the pink and green I have in the rest of the house.
Don't forget to go check out all the ladies particpating today at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ .
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Next is a sweet painted tray at Antique's Plus in Lawrence. I have my eye on this.
This is just a silly little fairy paper doll I made. The template for it can be found at: http://TheEnchantedGallery.com
Don't forget there is plenty more pink to see with the other ladies participating in Beverly's Pink Saturday. Just go to http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
It is supposed to be a tree spirit or a Dryad. I can't wait to see what they do for this next week. Stop by and check out their site-lots of interesting and beautiful things there.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Here is a closeup of the kitty and the orange polkadotted clothespins that tether the kitty to the banner. I have been selling the BOO Banners at a friend's store here in town. If anyone of you would be interested in one leave me a comment on my blog with a way to get in touch with you and we will talk.
These next 3 are my first ATC's I have ever done! I call them Salem's Most Wanted. The one on the left is Helen-(potions Master) the one in the middle is Hepsbah(Head Mistress) and the one on the right is Helga(star pupil). Wendy Eash at http://craftymules.blogspot.com/ hosted a Vintage Halloween ATC event. You should definitly go by and check her out. She makes the most amazing stuff! I still haven't gotten the ones I will be sent yet but you will see them as soon as I do- Thanks for coming by and don't forget to scroll down to my earlier post about the Very Vintage Halloween Swap!
What a fun and fabulous time I have had participating in Heidi's Very Vintage Halloween Swap! I have not had so much fun with Halloween since I was little and it is still weeks away! Well I had Teresa from http://plumwatercottage-evansville.blogspot.com/ for my swap partner. She sent me such fantatic goodies! It was such fun opening each tissue wrapped package( I took it to work to open and show my co-workers cause the postman brought me my package just as I closed the front door to return to work after lunch). Below is all of it together from the Queen of Halloween herself. See the fun BOO in the background?
First up is an adorable little halloween spoon. Don't you just love everything about it?
Next comes a wonderful pair of black earrings( I think Teresa makes these herself and sells them in her etsy shop! Stop by to see if she has a pair for you!).
Below is one of the sweetest little halloween pins I have ever seen. You can't read the writing but it says on top of the hat"Black Cat Fortunes" and on the front it says" Giving away your age".
Not really last at all but last picture here is a glittered up happy witch and her pumpkin. She looks ready for halloween doesn't she!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
The flowers are actually pink even though they look lilac here. I found that a few weeks ago at Locust Street Marketplace. I loved the shabby chic frame.
This next pic is some fun pink at Antiques Plus. They have a whole shabby chic section, Pink and White and a Black and White area too.
I remember someone sharing some sweet little planters recently(but I can't recall who. I hope they see these since I think they are adorable.
Don't forget to go check out Beverly and the rest of the pink ladies at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
When I went for a drive on Sunday I took pictures out by the lake at sunset. Here are 2 of them. I have more on my flikr.com page. I haven't downloaded all of them yet. It takes forever!
After I went to the church I grew up at I still had some time left so I decided to go out to the cemetary. This week on shades of inspiration group at flikr.com instead of colors we are doing pics with either rock paper scissors or a combo of any of those. This little angel is marbel and sits on top of a family plot stone. I think it is really sweet and serene.
Last but not least it is time to announce the winner of my giveaway-It is Kat of Kat Collects!
Kat I need you to send me your address so I can mail out your prize. If I don't hear from you in the next week -by October 7th I will draw a new name on October 8th.
I hope you all have a wonder filled Wednesday.
Monday, September 29, 2008
My dear sister Nancy is always giving me fun vintage items she finds. She likes to go to auctions and tag sales and she often brings me something from them when she finds something she knows I will like. This item has pears in it and I love pear motifs and have them in my kitchen. My grandmother Marie had a pear tree in her backyard and she made wonderful pear butter from those delicious pears. Does anyone have a pear butter recipe? I would love to have one. Since my kitchen is pink and green and this is blue, I keep it in my bathroom instead(it is blue).
Yesterday I also went to our local antique mall to see what I could find. I didn't end up buying anything but I did find this very sweet Holly Hobby record player. I thought you all would enjoy it with it's blue horn and all. I have to admit it really tempted me even though I don't have any records at all.
I love what it said: Start each day on a happy note. I actually have a little portable record player in my basement that was my grandmothers. I used to take all my records over to grandma's house when I would visit her and she would listen to them with me.
Connie at Living Beautifully http://connie-livingbeautifully.blogspot.com/ did a post yesterday where she challanged her readers to do the same. I told Connie I accepted her challange so here goes:
7 Things I plan to do before I die:
1. Visit my friends in other countries-Indonesia, Malaysia, etc.
2. Learn how to draw and paint
3. Learn how to play an instrument
4. Get my home more organised so no one has too much to deal with when I die
5. Learn to fly
6. Do some short-term missions work
7. See my Neices/Nephew's get married and Have children(if they choose)
7 Things I can do:
1. Bake good bread
2. Drive stick shift
3. Make an excellent stir fry
5. Make my neices and nephews laugh
7. Find my way in strange city with a good map.
7 Things I can't do:
1. Jump on a pogo stick
2. Keep an indoor plant alive for more than a year
3.Hold a snake(I just don't want to!)
4. Go up to top of the John Hancock building in Chicago(did it once and almost fainted!)
6. Sing(Wish I could!)
7. Play an instrument
7 things that attract me to my Mister:
I don't have a mister so what would attract me to one:
7 Celebrity Admirations:
1. Robert Duvall
2. Audrey Hepburn
3. Corrie Ten Boom(author)
4. C.S. Lewis ( author)
5. Whoever invented air conditioning
6. Ted Dekker(author)
7 Favorite Foods:
5. Black Walnut Bread
6. Mint anything
Don't forget to go check out everybody else at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/. Thanks so much Sally for hosting this fun event!
I almost forgot-any comments left today count toward my giveaway! I will draw a name tomorrow and announce the winner on Wednesday.