Tuesday, September 24, 2013

When A Chair Is More Than A Chair

When the light filtered through this window, I knew I wanted this picture. Only after I had snapped the picture did I realize that the light also revealed spider webs and dust. But no matter...it is the chair that's most important.
You see, this rocker belonged to my father's mother. My dad bequeathed it to me when I was expecting my first child. I was blessed to rock first my son and then my daughter in it. The wide seat and tall back made it very comfortable. A couple of spindles have broken away from the arm.
The old rocker stays in a bedroom that my mother no longer occupies. It is retired from service for the time being.  It provokes special memories and keeps its tenure. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Relaxation for me is time over in the studio. Below are  simple and relaxing projects.  
The salt dough ornaments did not turn out as well as I had hoped...maybe by the time I do several more batches...?

I bought this decorative box to put in my booth, but when silver polish did not help a couple of places on the lid, I decided to decoupage the top with a magazine clipping. The box is now holding my calligraphy pens.


A bit of scrapbook paper, a black magic marker, and a cutout date from a magazine contributed to this sweet frame that highlights our wedding year.
A free gift from nature yielded this last project.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013


I was surprised when September rolled around, and now this lovely month is passing quickly. This has been the fastest year in all my recollection. My weekly plans don't get off the ground before the weekend reappears. Life seems to be moving at an incredible speed. Home provides some sense of stability in this fast-paced world, offering peace and quiet to apprehensive nerves. Walking through the house this week I noticed an ample supply of cobwebs. One window cleaning required a stepstool, giving me a glance into my house I don't often see. From this location there's actually a view from one end of the house to the other.

Once upon a time I had large collections of tins, baskets, crocks, and magnets. I've reduced those to just a few in each category.  The other day I bought a $1 bag of magnets  to price and sell in my booth. One was chosen to stay on the side of my own refrigerator...the sweet little watering can.

Above the microwave is one of my favorite collections.
There's no more room left up there so eleven is it!
Have you tuned into The Million Second Quiz? Now those contestants have to have a head full of trivia! The range of questions covers many topics from past as well as current events. I struggle with many of the answers just like I do during the afternoon game show of Jeopardy. How do individuals retain all those facts and tidbits of information? I certainly feel dumb because they are so smart. Oh, well, it's fun when you know the answer.

Friday, September 13, 2013

It's beginning to feel like autumn

And because of that, I'm putting out a few fall decorations. Although I've had them for years, I continue to love them just as I do this season.
Our West Tennessee corner of the world is expecting a glorious fall weekend.
Feeling very blessed.

Monday, September 9, 2013

A Few Notes

When there is a computer problem, I admit I don't know how to fix it. Therefore, I'm very appreciative of others who know what to do. A guy from the telephone company solved our connection problem. It's good to be back online. 

I love this picture that shows four generations. The little one on my grandmother's lap is now all grownup. Her birthday is today. Can't believe she's 32!  

I liked this quote so much I decided to put it on a canvas.

Before I go here are a few quotes from the great advice page in my simple journaling notebook. 


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Treasures, Old and New

I dug these out of a storage trunk. They were used in my first apartment in the seventies. Even back then I loved the color brown. 

This brown jar was bought recently at Goodwill for one dollar. I was buying it to put in my booth, but then I started to like the two owls.

Now the two owls have replaced the three vases on the mantel. I am never satisfied with that mantel! Maybe one of these days I will find the right art and accessories to hide those awful vents and center outlet.
I bought this hanging plaque for the message. I plan to change the ribbon to red and hang it on the Christmas tree.
The wooden blocks were sold with the wooden scoop so I couldn't resist the two together.
For now I have the scoop resting on a highchair in the dining room.
Thanks for coming by.
Let's hope that September will linger so we can enjoy her cooler days, football games, flea market adventures, and craft fairs. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Cake for Breakfast

Good morning to a
new day, a new month.
It's my husband's birthday, and I'm hoping he'll take a day of rest. He has worked all week getting ready for tonight's and tomorrow's Labor Day activities. It's an annual tradition. Everybody compliments the delicious barbecue that is served. Friends and family are invited to the "Bring a Dish" gathering.    



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