Thursday, October 12, 2017

Town Squares

Fall days are the perfect time to explore old town squares. Since I was in Covington to renew my car tag, this gave me an opportunity to stop by the square. Decorations of autumn flowers, pumpkins, and scarecrows were everywhere.



My favorite kind of sign!





 banners and huge hanging baskets on every lamppost


This sidewalk has long ago good memories for me.






Lots of scarecrow figures all around the square




Thanks for joining me in Covington, TN.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Time Gets Away

A few pictures that I'll explain as I go...



 I opened up a trunk a few weeks ago and rediscovered treasures I had stored.

The small Lane chest with hearts on top was a Mother's Day gift I once ordered and gave to my mother. After some deliberation I made the decision to put it in my booth. As I keep reminding myself, one cannot keep everything from the past.




 Made several cards this week and mailed them yesterday.



For some reason I am drawn to rabbits. The candle box with the rabbit on front belonged to my grandmother Clara Crum. This rabbit candleholder I passed up three different times before giving in. Happy to have it now as one of my newer treasures. One day these things will have other owners. Recycling at its best! I think that's why I like having a booth and enjoy shopping others' booths. Objects get a chance to have new homes.


These rabbits are on a top shelf in my closet. Don't look at the dust!
The figurine on the far right was one I gave to Ryan and Lauren's grandmother Xenia King. She was wonderful to watch and nurture my babies when I returned to work. After her passing that sweet little treasure came back to me.


My collection of globes has dwindled. One vintage lighted globe got broken, and another received too many dents from being dropped. 

 I still like this message from my college collage.
We're All On The Same Ball Of Dirt

It's time for the nations of the world to respect one another and protect this planet that we all share.


I saved some time tonight for blogging. Hope you didn't mind my ramblings.

Time keeps moving. 
It gets away before we can realize all our dreams and plans.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Studio Time


I worked with tiny frames and embellished them with background paper, scraps, or stamps. I used pages from an old shorthand book. I don't know how individuals were able to master shorthand.








I also like to put tags with flower frogs.
These and the small frames above are headed to the booth.


Redid my JOY sign.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Booth Time

I managed to get a few more selections out to Booth #89. It's a new month that will pass all too quickly. This copper bucket speaks autumn to me. But it may get passed over and hang there for months. That's part of the fun of having a booth -seeing what sells. 











Friday, September 29, 2017

Being A Mother

A mother holds her children's hands for a while, their hearts forever.
                                                              -Author Unknown




I think of these words from time to time. I did this week as my son who lives in Oakland, California, was home for a visit. Parenthood is such a great blessing, but it comes with challenges and heartaches as well as precious and incomparable joys. 
 Our stops on Wednesday included Midsouth Marketplace Antiques and Collectibles, Dunkin' Donuts, Plantation Antiques, Goodwill, and 
Tops Bar-B-Q. 






It was wonderful to spend time with Ryan. We talked and shared thoughts and feelings, and I couldn't help but cry some, too. Love my son!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Autumn Mantel

Once more I'm trying to decorate the mantel in our den. Hiding vents is the neverending decorating problem. I shouldn't even complain about them when there are people whose homes have been damaged or lost from recent storms.






In a weird kind of way the placemats are working as covers.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Making Time for...

***Reading  


***Flea Market  Hunting



books, rabbit candlestick, wire letter holder



***Ministry Cards


Letting paint dry on these
  mini pictures (of pink vase with flowers)
before adding messages

***Personal Art

Layering paint onto
 new small canvas

Urn was another recent flea market bargain.

***Decorating

votives in glass containers


This message was displayed in a frame on a studio wall in an Instagram photo.
I framed my own written version for my art room.  

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