Saturday, February 23, 2013


Sometimes waiting is the best course of action. During a difficult period in my life I clung to these words:

"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the Lord."
Psalm 27:14

Corkey and I visited Mother yesterday and tried our best to bring a few smiles to her face. We are realizing more and more that she prefers sleep to us. She is soooo tired. But as long as she recognizes us, talks a little to us, and presses our hands, we know it's been a wonderful visit. On her best days I get a strong hug, and when I say," I love you, Mom" she replies "I love you, too." Precious words.
I have been spending some of my time rearranging items here in the house. I brought the desk organizer from the art room to the guest bedroom. 


I like its side handles, the slot for writing pen, and the dividers. 
That flower frog is waiting for just the right postcard or note. 
Happy Saturday, dear friends, wherever you are.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Warm Hello


We're spending a lazy Saturday inside. We did venture out once today to try a new restaurant for a late breakfast. Pleasantly surprised by the food even if the waitressing was slow. We weren't in a hurry so what did it matter. 
Thought I'd share a few favorite images from the past. Since I've taken so many pictures, it was actually hard to select, but these do have the honor of making me smile. 


Now a few beautiful images obtained from other blogs
 Hope you saw something that made you smile. HAPPY WEEKEND!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Have a Heart


  Have a HAPPY DAY  
knowing that
you are loved!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bargain Hunting

You never know what you will stumble across when treasure hunting. Recently I was at a thrift store that stocks mostly clothes and books. However, on the floor in one corner was a group of framed pictures. The painting below was worth the two dollar price. The fruit basket had been done by a young artist in 1971. Rather than the art subject it was the information on the back that prompted me to buy the oil painting. What was she like? Did she continue to paint or give it up? 

Another find was a Haeger piece of pottery for four dollars.
White and cream pottery pieces are hard to resist. I like them for useful containers and for their beautiful forms. 

Finally at Goodwill among their decorating and craft books was this special treasure. I had no trouble parting with three dollars for this book.  So many exquisite photos and wonderful ideas. Some of them I had clipped and saved from past magazine issues.

If you are a treasure hunter, you already know the fascination and thrill of a trip to the flea market, antique shop , or thrift store.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Lights and Letters

One of my favorite blogs belongs to artist and writer Susan Branch. A visit to her blog is like a relaxing vacation. She captures beauty indoors and outdoors. You always feel so welcome by her observations and comments.

Recently I went there in search of inspiration. And found it! She had taken a glass measuring cup, added a votive, and created a lovely radiance. Well, I looked in my kitchen cabinet for such a cup and duplicated the effect. I took another small glass and lit it up as well with a tealight. Since the Fresh Baked Cookies tealights were scented, the kitchen smelled wonderful.

Another tiny change has to do with this sign.

After using the ANTIQUES sign at the booth for a time, I decided to bring it home. I really didn't want to hang it so I folded it.

I like that I can switch the letters.



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