Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bridge Tallies with Buttons for SALE

Please look here for Picasa pics of these adorable Bridge Tallies.

Some have sold, but there are still 8 of them left. They are priced at $2.50 each or 3 for $7.00. Write me for more info.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Creations to Share

Besides Christmasy ideas, I have made a few one of a kind things this past week. I took them to the shop where my items are on consignment, Now and Then. The Game piece is in an old cheese box. I actually added a couple more bits to it after I took this picture.

"JOY" is an ornament with rub on letters on an old Spoon that I bent backwards and fluffed up with lace and black ribbon.

I also took in the little tray with stamps that I made several months ago and showed before.

It is so fun to come up with things to create but without the pressure of trying to crank out huge amounts for a specific sale.

After all, if it ain't fun, why do it?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Girls' Day Out and New Fun Finds

Had a terrific day out with my dear friend Karen yesterday. Flea Market/Antique Sale, Estate Sale, Antique Shop, lunch, Nell Hills. The tree colors in Kansas/Missouri are more gorgeous than usual this year. I told my grandson that one of the things about getting older is that you really love things like the fall leaves changing. Guess I realize how precious each season can be and that this one may be my last. (Not to worry; I am well; I just realize the brevity of life).

Snagged some good finds too. Another darling little cup with kitties! And, a whole box of Bridge Tallies with BUTTONS! So cute with little feathers and bits of this and that with the button faces. I will be reselling these very soon.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Catch it While You Can and a New Treasure

I am such a Fall Girl! And, I am so into enjoying it this very minute. Kansas is turning especially pretty this year.

Look at this darling little children's' dresser I found this weekend at an antique sale. My dear friend Karen sold it to me for a great price. It makes me happy looking at it. I'll NEVER grow up!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Shoe Are Marching Kinda S~l~o~w

I certainly do not feel my 58 years mentally or emotionally, but physically, I think I might be older :) I just do not have the energy and stamina that I once did. Stops a girl from doing a lot of things.

Today I hit one estate sale then went to Wal Mart to stock up. I was whipped after that, so after lunch, just had to take a nap. The competitive feeling you can get from the blog world can be an incentive, but also a pressure. Makes me ponder wanting
to do the things that are most important. It is so easy to get into the trap of wanting to create and make stuff that people will notice. Yes, it is fun, but not the most important thing. For me, taking care of my husband and home and being a big part of my grandkidlets lives are the top priorities.

Who I am here at home and with those I love is most important.

My dear friend Sue, in Michigan, sent me my two newest shoes this week. They are just too cute marching along with the others! My shoes are marching slower these days, but in a more dedicated way, I hope.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Before and After -Decorating a Grandkids' Room

What a whirlwind, helping my friend Dianne with her room and guiding her in making decisions. We decided to go with a bright color palette of primaries in red, blue, green and yellow. As you can see from the before pics, we had some very dark blue paint on the bottom of the walls and a quirky, ugly border at top.

She wanted a reading nook like I have here I sent pics and talked with her husband John on the phone about the specs and he got started on the work before I arrived. He also did all the wall painting for us.The back wall of the nook is fabric that we tacked up.

The wall where all the kids names are done in wooden letters will be added to with each child's hand print when they visit. The white wall next to it is waiting for just the right pieces to add.

We found the darling easel chalkboard for a great price at an antique store. We also found the two sweet puzzles to hang. The vintage apron with is hanging over an ugly intercom that they do not use.

Still to come is a sweet rug that we ordered that will add more color.
Still more fluffing needed but the majority is finished. What a change! And, Dianne loves it. Lights still need to go in each end of the nook, but there should be lots of fun times in this room when the kidlets visit.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Life Goes on Without Blogging

Before my big trip, I was in a good routine of posting every day or two and I am not back into it yet. Settling back into being home and enjoying fluffing things for FALL, my FAVE season!
One of my fond memories will be taking a buggy ride driven by an Amish neighbor where I stayed. There is much good to be said of the Amish way of life. Staying close to home to avoid wanting so much of what the world offers, working hard, helping out your neighbors and loving God.
It does seem that the more you see, the more you want. Many of us love our "stuff" so much. Making it, buying it, arranging it, showing it. It can be a vicious circle, or it can be a way to connect our lives to our homes and in friendship as we share with those around us. All depends on our focus and our motives.
Enjoy your "stuff" today. Just do not let it overwhelm you~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thursday, October 8, 2009

What a Blessed Life!

Back from Indiana with a ton of great memories! Exhausted too! Dianne kept me going non-stop. Just wait until you see the transformation of the grandkids' room that we accomplished. Also, we hosted a wonderful tea party for her friends and went to the button show in Michigan. Worked on a glue book and took a horse and buggy ride with Amish friends. Got a few little goodies at some antique shops too.
I'm a happy girl today; it is one of my very favorite rainy kind of days~~~~~~
I will post some pics as soon as I re-group and rest up a bit.


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