Friday, March 30, 2018


I think in my case it took getting older to understand the importance of Good Friday. Wishing all a wonderful day and Happy Easter.

Saturday, March 24, 2018


Three sweet boys

A piece of pottery for a few quarters

 One more candle votive for the how they look 
in the evening 

Smearing paint around on a journal page

Getting a ministry card ready to mail 

Flowers making their return

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Rabbits and Lambs

A few seasonal things are coming out of hiding.

The flat green basket holds a collection of wood, tin, and plastic eggs.
Many of these were once in my children's Easter baskets.
I have this egg display on the seat of the hall tree in the front entry.

One guest bedroom gets almost all of the Easter decorations by using the dresser, writing desk, and side table.

 This child's cabinet gets used once again.
It's holding miniature children's books, old blocks, and sweet lambs. 

A flower frog holds the drawing that Nicolas once did.
The rabbits are a Teena Flanner design. The larger rabbits 
up above were also a Teena Flanner design.

Another favorite for this time of year, 
using marble eggs

Some decorations stay on a closet shelf...
bittersweet reminders of when my children were very young.

Time is going forward. It seems to go faster every year.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

A Few Thoughts

I enjoy coffee in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon. My maternal grandmother would let me take sips from her coffee cup when I was a youngster. She's to blame for my early exposure. Oddly my mother hated the taste of coffee and never drank it.

I live in a house that is outdated in several ways. My husband refuses to change the kitchen which has knotty pine cabinets and walls. Therefore, I use green to add some color.

Green has been my favorite color for most of my life. It was my mother's, too.
And my daughter also likes green.

I think writers have a marvelous gift. How do authors come up with their amazing storylines? Just finished this one. Very, very good.

My new sketchbook came with this cover. My plan is to fill the white pages with color. I need to carve out more time for ART.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Mystery Photo

It was the wood inlay of the two dollar frame that caught my eye. But I was to learn that inside was a vintage photo wrapped in clear plastic. How lovely are the unknown mother and baby! I've decided to leave their picture in the frame and just enjoy the mystery photo.

Another two dollar find that day was a small chair with a green woven seat. I may have started a collection of miniature chairs without meaning to because this latest one makes four. I also like that it's possible to display something else on a chair seat.

 It is the quest that fascinates and keeps me returning to antique malls. You never know what you might find. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

My Kind of Day

It was good to have an antiquing day. It's easy to spend hours looking around inside Sheffield Antiques Mall in Collierville. 

Aisle after aisle with booths having new and old treasures
Collierville landmark

Here are views of just a few items on display.

     a wood box with leather latch                                                             

brick molds

primitive wood chest

wonderful art of Gary Gibson

This was my favorite item of old wood mail sorter from a hotel.
Too bad I had to leave it behind. This often happens when there are lovely and unique items out of my price range. However, I selected four less expensive items - tiny clock, simple wood cross, green pitcher, and the small wood
  box pictured above.


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