Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Special Day

When three dear friends from high school days get together, it's special, very special. These days we reside in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Florida but manage to have periodic reunions. Here we are...not exactly school girls anymore but happy to be our present age.

I was about to take a picture of Mary and Nancy when a kind gentleman offered to take the three of us.

We made it to several antique/flea market/junk shops. The shop above was one of our favorites, and it certainly wasn't junky. Lovely art, unique furniture, and decorative accents filled this building on the square in Hernando, Mississippi. 

Happy Birthday, Nancy! We wish you many more.
Thanks, Mary, for lunch, driving, and showing us a good time.  

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Antiquing Day

My feet were tired last night. I guess my eyes should have been, too, because of all the browsing I did at four antique/flea market places. Even though I had my camera with me, I didn't take the time to snap pictures except for this one outside one shop...the greens and lavenders were such a pretty combination.

P.S. My bargain finds, a large glass cloche and a soft gold glass lamp shade, were at Bojo's. How I will miss that place!

Monday, March 28, 2011

So True

I still find each day
too short for all the
thoughts I want to 
think, all the walks I
want to take, all the
books I want to read,
and all the friends I
want to see.
-John Burroughs

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tag Themes


Although the tags are simple, they carry such strong messages.
Hurrah for rubber stamps
beautiful thoughts!! 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Little White Church

My husband and I attend this little white church. He has been going to it since he was a small boy. Some of his ancestors helped establish it in 1896. We were married here on a sunny June day in 1989. Recently I was asked to help with the card ministry. Thus I've been doing a lot of cutting and pasting these past two days.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Browsing Bonanza

I have fond memories of treasure hunting at this special place. Hate that it is closing at the end of May. It has been a Memphis business for decades.

books galore    

I opened one school reader and saw this drawing on the inside front cover.
Where is Laurie now? Did she continue to draw?

This chalk drawing was something I definitely liked

as well as this old mirror adorned with acorns and leaves. 

I wondered how many places this battered old doll had been.

Although there were countless items of interest to tempt the pocketbook, I chose three old postcards and a couple of rubber stamps.

Oh, the beauty of long ago penmanship!

Hopefully I can visit Bojo's another time or two before it closes its doors. With many booths having markdowns, it is calling to me to come again. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Moving forward

I find myself thinking about the tragic events in Japan and the tremendous courage of the people. Their ability to carry on calmly and with such determination is amazing. My everyday worries and exasperations seem ridiculous compared to theirs. I feel so blessed to move about my home and see familiar objects that are soothing to me...and maybe to you.  

Friday, March 11, 2011

Where did the week go?

All I know is that this week passed quickly, and I feel I could have used my time more wisely. 

Be kind to yourself and have a wonderful weekend. I'll try to do the same. Catch you later. 

Monday, March 7, 2011


I like to post even when there's not much happening in my corner of the world. This morning as I stepped out of the dentist office, I saw this lovely tree in bloom.
Then it was on to my mother's care facility. She is forgetting more and more and is often confused. I cherish the fact that she knows me , and we still have sweet exchanges and hugs.

With the past few days having been rainy and cloudy, I have been inside going through old photos, cards, and other things. I came across a small collection that I had stored inside a ceramic bowl... you know "out of sight, out of mind" assortment.

I really am not sure about the age or purpose of these little figurines. They may have been carnival prizes or souvenirs. I like the backside of the couple best because of their embrace. My favorite is the child on the sled with the tiny heart on the chest.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


It felt great today due to sunshine, clear skies, and light jacket temperatures.

I had a few errands to do in the town where my mother used to live.  Remember this photo from a few posts back...

Well, today I was able to park my car and get a picture of it from the front.

I have admired this house for years...always looking at it and wondering about the builder, its present owner, and the inside. Sometimes it's hard to explain the feelings that certain houses evoke. I just know I love the style of this particular house. I think to live there would be a piece of heaven.

Buttercups I saw over and over on my drive - arranged in long rows, planted in clumps, or scattered randomly here and there. If ever there was a flower that makes you smile and think of spring and sunshine, that is the buttercup.      

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Everyday Items

wooden caddy to hold art tags...
seller's tag called it a remote control holder

initial tag arrived in the mail from friend Mary...
always love her surprises 

 wire rack supports ribbons

after Christmas sale item became my studio wastebasket

snacks in plain view

a jar worth having

need to fill this one

 due to limited kitchen space these are hidden away in a cabinet

stack of Country Home magazines 

great message on their spines

one new, one old...both offer inspiration


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