Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween~

Spooky Halloween wishes to all of you
who celebrate it. We just have fun enjoying the kiddos~
{These sweet pumpkins are from my childhood}
Can't wait to see my little
Red Riding Hood
tonight. We had a couple little
ones surprise us last night
and they were so sweet and adorable!
The six year old gave me a hug and attached
herself to me and wanted to stay! Loved it!
But as soon as hubby said,
"I will put her to work"
zoom...she was out the door. lol

I wish you a wonderful evening filled
with candy, and treats...
and no tricks~

Friday, October 30, 2009

Christmas Past ~

I know Christmas is not here yet, {thankfully}
but I wanted to share my glitz and glam
from last year since many of you
have started following my blog since then.
I hope you enjoy ~
I have quite a collection of antique silver ornaments~
My skinny tree...I love it! We got it at Hobby Lobby two years ago on sale for $99 last one no box Now the same tree is $297! I draped the tree with vintage silver glass bead garland ~

I made a lot of my ornaments last year and
embellished them with
german glass glitter for
maximum sparkle and shine~
Mittens I made and embellished with
vintage millinery and glass glitter~

Just couldn't quit making them...

My little touch of
Christmas Past for you today.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Aged Silver ~

My BF gave me all this silver a few weeks ago and
it sat on my buffet just like this until I
could decide what I wanted to do with it~
doesn't it have the most gorgeous patina ~ I was inspired by Janis over at JunkDreams and I embellished a creamer and sugar. I love how they turned out ~ More silverware that I also embellished with words of inspiration~
Lots of crushed glass silver glitter ornaments that
I made to put in my booth.
I am loving silver with a time worn patina...
how about you? Blessings~

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

White Wednesday Destiny ~

These stools were destined to
come home with
me ~
I have never seen such vintage goodness~ I could not believe it when I spied these at a thrift store last Friday. They even great is that ~ Amazing wicker goodness~ They were destined to come home and live with me because this store used to open at noon. So I spent some time at another store waiting. I ended up getting to the thrift about 11:45 and thought I would just wait in the car until it opened. It was already open Apparantly they had changed their opening time to 11 am and they did not call me and let me know! lol As soon as I saw these stools I loved them. I took them to the front and they told me that someone else had them picked up , but then put them back. See... I told you... destined to be at my home ~

These stools have spawned an idea. I want to get rid of our kitchen table and put in a chippy white piece as an island to set these stools at. Hubby even loved that idea. Now the hunt begins for a neat reasonable priced piece ~ Hop on over to Faded Charm and see more White Wednesday goodness~

Oh I forgot to tell you...$3.00 each ! Blessings~

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Booth Setup...I need a long nap ~

I am so tired today! I didn't even crawl out of bed until 9 am
and didn't even want to get up then.
Yesterday was booth set up day.
You would think with such a small booth
that it wouldn't be much, but
I am telling you
between my fibromyalgia and setting
up and running around...
I am one tired puppy today.
We did the booth first, then went for lunch and shopped at a
couple antique stores. Then we made a quick trip home
to print out some photos,
next we headed south about 18 miles to see
someone in the hospital and didn't get home until
after 9 pm.
Tired, tired...tired.
The first four pictures are from hubby's camera.
The rest are from mine.
This shot is from the side.
We first put up three old wooden shutters that
hubby hinged together and added shelves to
on one side
and then the piece of fence went on
the other side
to define my space~
I love how the shelves on the shutters
turned out~ Back of booth. I opted for now to just hang a lace tablecloth that I could put peg board hangers through easily since it has an open weave to it~ We went to a flea market on Saturday and I found this corner shelf for $3.00! I knew right away it would be perfect for my booth~ After we got home and printed out some photos I realized I need to move my lace over to the right, but that will have to wait until I get there again next week ~ Tags, tags, and more tags. They can also be used for ornaments~ My embellished bottles and silver~ Chenille wrapped clothespins to throw in a small bowl~
Gorgeous vintage plate, bottles and candleholders~
Love these trees.
I have a few myself~
Card carosel that I am using for my tags~
Pretties on the corner shelf~
I really did have fun setting this up .
This will be quite an adventure for me.
Looking at more pictures there are some things I need to *fix*...lace etc., but
overall I am satisfied for a first time set up.

Booth is set up at
Hog Creek Antique Mall and you can click on the
name to visit their site.
Have a wonderful day! Blessings~

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Window Through Which We Look ~

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.

The next morning while they are eating breakfast,
the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.
"That laundry is not very clean", she said. "She doesn't know
how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap".

Her husband looked on , but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang out her wash to dry,
the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see
a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband,
"Look, she has learned to wash correctly.
I wonder who has taught her this".

The husband said, " I got up early this morning
and cleaned our windows".

And so it is with life.
What we see when watching others
depends on the purity of the window through
which we look.

Blessings ~

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Momentous Decision ~

Making the decision to have a child ~
it's momentous.
It is to decide forever to have your heart
go walking outside your body.
~Elizabeth Stone
This is my sweetie grandson
youngest one
born August 5th
our 32nd wedding anniversary
nice gift ...don't you think ?

My daughter and her family made a quick trip
down here last Saturday and this is Joshua
sleeping in grandma's arms.
Isn't he such a little doll? His mommy tells me he is just the
best baby ever. I think God knew she needed a easy going
baby the third time around as her
second one ...also a little guy
is so full of energy. I don't think he
ever slows down.

I just had to share our little bundle of love
with you today.
I would say the saying above applies to grandparents also.
My heart walks outside my body constantly
with my little sweeties. I love them all so much!

Have a truly blessed Sunday~

Friday, October 23, 2009

What if ....

By nature, I tend to be a worry wart , but God has been
helping me lately to put things in His hands and not worry
so much about things that I can't control anyways.
I thought I was doing pretty good until last night
when a family situation arose that I can't even
begin to control. I had a good cry fest and
got up to this devotion in my email today.
Just what I needed ~

"Jesus calls us to a way of living that gives no thought for
tomorrow and puts our future wholly into His hands.
He tells us,
not to be be anxious or troubled about tomorrow.
When you think about it, most of our anxieties are
about what might happen tomorrow.
We're constantly harrassed by two little words: What if ?
What if the economy fails and I lose my job?
How will I pay the mortgage?
How will my family be able to survive?
And what if I lose my health insurance?
If I get sick or have to be hospitalized
we will be ruined. Or,
What if my faith fails me in trying times?
We all have a thousand "What if "anxieties.

God tells us not to worry about these what if's and
that He will take care of us no matter what happens.
{and I love this next part}
We gladly give all our yesterdays to the Lord,
turning over past sins. We trust Him for forgiveness
of all our past failures, doubts, and fears.
So, why don't we do the same with
our tomorrows.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pie Anyone ??

Coconut Cream Pie ...
Our struggling little church received a new pastor
{and wife} this summer and we are seeing very positive
results in the short time since they arrived. {YAY!}

One of their new ideas is to have a free lunch
one Sunday a month for anyone who wants to come.
Members of our church have embraced this idea
wholeheartedly and we have seen several new faces
in the short time that we have been doing this outreach.
Unemployment is high in our area and there are
so many people out there hurting who can
use a good home cooked meal.
Praying that we will continue to see
positive results and that these people will realize
that there truly is a God above who cares for them.

Okay , back to the pie. Someone brought an
cream of coconut pie to one of the dinners.
It tasted like it was homemade.
surely it had to be.
but no... I found out who brought it and that it was a
frozen pie
purchased at the grocery store.
I went right out the next week and
purchased one. Yep, no restraint here with this gal !
Have I ever told you that...
I love coconut??

{Marie Callendar pie in case you are wondering}

Very thankful for the blessings in my life today~

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

White Wednesday Blessings ~

I love photos from underneath objects, don't you ~
this candleholder hangs in a corner of my living room.
it has five candleholders on it and
it was a goodwill find last year for $3.00 ~
a vintage white rose and ribbon
that I added to an old basket ~ I love embellishing old things for new use ~
my bargain of the day {last week}
$1.00 for this basket at an antique mall ~
I wonder what the little girl was like
who wore this dress~
Good Morning Blessings~

This morning when I wakened
and saw the sun above,
I softy said, "Good morning, Lord
Bless everyone I love".
Right away I thought of you
and said a loving prayer
that He would bless you specially,
and keep you free from care.
I thought of all the happiness
a day could hold in store,
I wished it all for you because
No one deserves it more.

Kathleen from Faded Charm
hosts White Wednesday every week
so check out her blog for all the participants. I don't get to as many of them as I would like because
of my slow internet, but there are
many lovely ones!