Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sharing Ideas

With so many marvelous blogs it's almost impossible not to find some idea or project you want to try. I discovered Keri's blog recently and love what she does with office supply tags. At she gives great instructions, photos, and supply list for a happy fall banner. Because I love tags myself I had to follow her lead and make one.



Monday, September 26, 2011

Finding Joy in Little Things

This little jar was my one dollar find last week. 

I made a new batch of hand lotion. I put it in this container for easy having to unscrew a top to get to the creamy mixture.   

Even on sale I probably paid too much for this child's miniature cupboard. Condition was damaged and very dirty. I have been cleaning on it but may have to touch up parts of it with paint.

A little cup and saucer help hide the tear in the back.  

I picked up this JOY stand at a yard sale. Not sure I like the black color...may change that.

The greatest joy this weekend was having son Ryan home for a visit. Three years ago he moved to California, and the separation has been hard .

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Summer's End

With the cooler weather a few potted plants are putting on a final display of pretty blooms. But I've seen mums and pumpkins in different locations. Yesterday I was where a court square was decorated with hay bales and pumpkins, but I was too lazy to get my camera from its protective case and snap a few photos. I even stopped at a new antique shop just off the square. I must have been in a weird mood not to take pictures. Anyway I'm ready for crisp air,  gold and rusty red leaves, fall harvest displays, and jeans and jacket attire.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Up and Down

The weekend provided some fine weather for an air show on Saturday. Gee, how I admire the pilots who fly those planes.

 indoor pics of a few favorite things...statues, drippy candles, and pressed leaves and flowers 


Friday, September 16, 2011

Already Friday

Enjoy the weekend!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Checking In

Over the weekend I pulled out my journal from 2001 and read what I had written on September 11th. That day in the classroom came back like it was yesterday. 

Here is that entry:
During the first hour of school Mrs. Newbill came over the intercom to tell us to stay inside the building for our recess periods. She mentioned pollution levels, asthma and breathing difficulties to explain her cancellation of outdoor playtime. At the time I did not know what had happened in America. It was not until 10:10 that I heard the awful news. I had dropped my students off at the library and stopped by the office to pick up Abacus tests.

I returned to my classroom and turned on the radio. Chilling reports about the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

Throughout the day I followed our schedule, the students unaware. Three girls were picked up by parents. The other students wondered why, but it was not revealed to them.

Once I was home television footage and reporting filled in the tragic events. AMERICA UNDER ATTACK was the headline on every main channel.


Yesterday I watched much of the moving memorial coverage on television and was inspired by all those courageous families who lost loved ones on that fateful day.  It caused me to be (and continues to make me) more appreciative of every person, activity, and moment.

My daughter and I were able to share this past Sunday afternoon by enjoying another tour of homes in Central Gardens. 

This house was the biggest and best.
 rear view
A lovely garden scene behind one of the homes.

There were six homes open to the public...each one full of character and style.

I came home to my own place, trying my best not to be jealous of all that I had seen.... archways,  designer kitchens, handsome furniture, gorgeous rugs, artwork, etc. Truthfully it was wonderful to visit, but I was happy to be back at my own address.   

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Displaying Frenzy

Whether at home or at the booth it's nice to make changes. First I'll take you to the booth since Mary brought in some new items. I love her finds, and she likes my things. We could actually  shop in our own booth and be excited.

I've been moving some objects around here at home, too... will probably take me many tries before I come up with something I like.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Food, Friends, and Fun

We had to have our Sunday evening fish fry in the barn due to rain. Today's Labor Day meal for family and friends was at the Community Center. This two-day celebration has been a tradition for many, many years.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Best Buys

I found this metal object at Goodwill...thinking I would offer it at the booth.
But the three-legged stand with all the swirls looked right at home in my
craft corner.

Walmart had lots of new stuff on its scrapbooking aisle. There were bins full of stamps...all marked one dollar. 

I was so proud of my bargain finds, but then I splurged on magazines!
Oh well,  I'm sure you understand when it comes to these two. How I love vintage decorating!  


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