Friday, March 23, 2012

Time for a change

I have enjoyed blogging, but it may be time for a rest. I'm undecided about the future of Bits and Pieces. For now I'm taking a break. Take care!

 xo, Sandy

Monday, March 19, 2012

Page after Page

If you need some fresh ideas and great inspiration, this is the magazine.
You'll find page after page of decorating ideas.  

Friday, March 16, 2012

Warm month...warm thoughts

Hello. It is like summertime. Way too warm for the middle of March. However, it's nice to be outside with no need for a jacket. Our yard received its first mowing this week. Potted plants got some attention from my clippers. Happy to see new growth from last summer's vinca and spike plants.

I'm fond of this Victorian greeting card with its inside sentiment.


Spring by Frederick Walker

Daffodils are the happy flowers of spring and are seen in lots of places now.
Our yard has a few patches. There are abandoned ones on the roadside.  There are clusters around trees. There are rows and rows  of them. Daffodils are such a welcome sign of spring.

I've been making a few magnets over in the studio since I've sold down the number I had at the booth.


Visits to my mother are frequent but are becoming sadder and sadder. I hate what Alzheimer's has taken from her.

I remind myself to cherish this time with her even though my real true Mom is already gone. But her smile and voice are precious to me. We end every visit  with a hug and a kiss and the words "I love you."     

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sunny Saturday

Although it was beautiful outside, I decided to spend a couple of hours inside an antique mall. Sometimes the urge to treasure hunt is too strong. I came away with two unexpected small finds.  

This little Mary Engelbreit teabag holder or spoon rest was marked down from three dollars to one dollar. I liked the cheery colors.

I haven't seen one of these in such a long time. I actually used one a few times in the early days of my career. The vintage chalk holder bought back some sweet memories. I thought it would work as a display rack so I gave in to the $12 asking price. That's my mom and me in the black and white school photos. An old green schoolbook came in handy behind us.  

I am still enjoying the silver compote. I moved it to the top of the refrigerator to display the pitcher you see. When you enter the back door and step into the kitchen, these objects greet you from their high perch.  


Also up there are these old mixing bowls in two of my favorite colors.

Happy Weekend! 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Almost Overlooked

This was my one little find while browsing the other day. The magnet on the back was so strong that I had a tough time taking the silverware piece down to pay for it. I didn't mind the one dollar price at all because I wanted that "R." 

Some silver polish took away the darkened tarnish to reveal a very pretty magnet for my studio board.  

I am feeling blessed because our area escaped the recent storms and tornadoes. I cannot imagine what devastation and loss some parts have experienced.  So thankful to have family and home. Thankful, too, for this blog format that gives us a chance to share some time. 


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