Tuesday, June 28, 2011

An Afternoon at the Booth

My friend Mary and I worked on the upstairs booth by adding two shelf units to our small space and by changing displays. It was so much fun to see what new items she had found or made.  


I can't speak for Mary, but I know I am tired tonight from all that we did. I'll probably dream of booth #89 and how we can cram more "treasures" into 5.5 x 10.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011


With Father's Day, Lester's surprise arrival from CA, and Garrett's birthday all coming on the same weekend, it has been busy at our house. 

father and son

 Uncle Lester with nephew

This evening the house is quiet after all the comings and goings this past weekend. I am about to put my feet up, relax, and read.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

On the Road

Tuesday my husband and I hit the road and headed to Savannah, Tennessee, to see our friend Carla. We three talked most of the time but also enjoyed stops at a flea market, restaurant, and bookstore.

Below is the only trinket I bought at the flea market. The bird paperweight was only two dollars so how could I resist.

We talked a lot about Muril and the good times we once shared. We visited his gravesite... missing his presence but feeling it, too. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Kids'art is the best!

Lauren had this pottery cup and saucer for me upon her return from a business trip to Poland and Morocco. 

I hung this sign from Tuesday Morning in Bits and Pieces booth. 

This command is a good one. 

Monday afternoon a storm cell brought very high winds and a downpour .   

Friday, June 10, 2011


When you can't be there, daydreaming helps.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sentiment Stand

On Monday I bought a little something at Tuesday Morning for our 22nd anniversary that is today. I thought it was different, and at our ages the sentiment was appropriate. We realize that the years are passing faster than we want them to and that we must cherish whatever time we have. On the tag that came with the gift item was this message about the product.

Lost and Found is a collection that brings back to life a time of simpler traditions and inspired moments in our history. Composed from old vintage "finds" and creatively assembled into inspirations for the home, Lost and Found captures the feeling of heritage, sentiments and traditions into our everyday living. It is a reminder in our daily lives to embrace our history and retell our stories. What may have been lost in time, is now found and relived in inspiration, shaping our future and reminding us of the core values and traditions that are the foundation of our lives.

On our bedroom dresser there is some of our family's history...from our parents' long ago portraits to the more recent decorative keepsake ball from Pennee and Lester's outdoor wedding. To this mix I added the sentiment stand.
May it remind us to enjoy and love growing old together.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ballerina, Book, and Beautiful Things

Hello. The hot weather continues. Not much happening around here. I did enjoy a day of browsing with a good friend at several favorite places - Hobby Lobby, Tuesday Morning, and Antique Gallery. 

This bronze ballerina was certainly an eye-catcher!  

When you stop and think about it, there are so many manmade objects to choose from...way beyond 1000.

When I was a little girl I would watch my mom use this book. Today I possess the well- worn copy and treasure it for the memories. It is taped down the spine, and the green cover has water stains. But it serves as a reminder of the beautiful things found in words...and in our memories. 

the most beautiful thing in my garden right now...my mother shared her lilies with me a few years back...


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