Thursday, April 28, 2016

Color Combinations

Such a beautiful day!  
 Outside I'm loving purple and pink .

Inside I'm into blues and greens.

This planter came from Hobby Lobby, thanks to a Christmas gift card I wanted to use up. Not sure what kind of houseplant will go into it. 

These books were picked from a Goodwill Bargain Center pile because of the colors and handsome spines.

I had the nest with brown eggs, but found the gray bird on a recent thrifting day.

April has been the perfect month for colors.
Wish the flowers could last forever.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Painting Pleasures

making progress on my flower painting

another small canvas that was fun to do

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


One friend told me she rarely changes her decor. Once she finds a place for something there it stays. Sometimes I leave objects in the same place, but usually I tend to try out new locations. 

Brass owl came down from his high perch on the architectural piece to hide behind the letter S on a desktop. Squirrel moved from an end table to the piano. Green plates left the top of the refrigerator to be a part of the hutch. Moving objects is my indoor pastime.

There's a person I follow on Instagram. 
She has a bamboo-look brass tray that she uses in her decorating.
I was so happy to spot one at Goodwill.  It was very tarnished.
I was pleasantly surprised to uncover the letter C in the center.
Now to add the right pieces to create an interesting vignette.

If you want to see beautiful things and a unique decorating style visit Megillicutti on Instagram. Melissa Parks is a Chicago area vintage and antiques dealer. I look forward to her every post.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Pleasurable Hours

This picture turned out better than I thought it would because I was so far away from the church. I was sitting in Corkey's truck this morning waiting on him to buy a lawnmower belt. Through the windshield my trusty Kodak Easy Share  C613 came through for me. Next we had a relaxing late breakfast at IHOP. After that we headed in different directions.

You probably know where I headed. Yes, you guessed it. To a flea market.  
I found a few things for the booth and a couple of items for myself.

I liked the color of these books and the fake eyeglasses decoration.

I have been going through some old journals and bookmarking certain passages. It is amazing to find details I had completely forgotten. One such example is the foot locker in the picture below. It belonged to my dad. I had written about using gold leaf to bring out the hardware on it.

By the way everything on the foot locker are pieces I acquired when flea marketing at different times and places. 

Before I close two more photos because I still love my desk, and the book  by Susan Branch is wonderful. She writes in diary form and illustrates the pages with her drawings and photos.

Oh, I wish I could visit England! 
I don't have a bucket list, but if I did England would be on it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Flower Greeting


 Good Morning!

Good Afternoon!
 I'm working on this new canvas.  Have more details and layers to add. 

Tonight I watched the documentary "Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper" for the second time. Fascinating material. Historical events, art, fashion, glamour, tragedies, personal letters and family pictures, heartfelt conversation - it's all there. 

So much happens in a person's life, and you don't have to be rich and famous to have a unique life. 

Time for lights out on another day.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

A Borrowed Idea

Creative journaling pages as well as art techniques are abundant on Pinterest . I came across one that I really liked by Caitlin Dundon. She showed a mixed media collage sample and recommended "Put a Bird on It." I borrowed her idea and decided to use  letters and a bird image to fill a painted canvas.

I'm fond of the color green.
I guess that's why I have green bottles on a windowsill.
Spring and green do go together.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Fairy House Tradition

This time both Nicolas and Lucas worked on the fairy home. Lucas kept me company in the garden for a longer time so he ended up in these photos. 

Not one fairy sighting, but a healthy bee came by. Our cat Spice also checked out what was happening.

 A few days ago we thought Spice was gone for good. She had slipped into the storage shed without our knowledge and had spent several nights there locked inside. She captured a couple of mice during her stay and proved to be okay after her confinement. 


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