Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sweet Blossoms for Silver Sunday

Our neighbors behind us just happen to have a huge crepe myrtle
that just happens to hang waaaay over our back fence.
Lucky me.
So now I can enjoy them too.

My silver water pitcher,
 a small silver tray that at one time held our mail,
and my silver wedding hand mirror...

white vintage Sunday gloves
and a crucifix and medal necklace
are all together to enjoy a summer Sunday.

The crepe myrtle's sweet scent fills the late summer air.

Delicate white buds and blossoms

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Friday, August 6, 2010 the Eye of the Beholder

You never know what you'll find at a flea market
estate sale,
or antique mall.

That, to me, is part of the excitement...
looking through boxes,
digging in drawers,
turning over old pages in a dusty book.

What to me holds magic,
can be discarded
by another.

But for just a few dollars
I made them mine.

We found these very old lithograph prints
last year in the back of a furniture booth.

Undoubtedly they had been hidden
in a dresser drawer
for many years.

When found, they were more of a bother than a treasure.

So there they were,
for a tiny fraction of their worth;
divine inspiration...

for me
to find,

Their age is showing...
foxing covers the fragile paper,
but they are timeless.

An unexpected gift
for me.

I'm joining in at the French Cupboard
for Vintage Black Friday.

And if you haven't entered the
Design Your Own Give Away
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Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I'm a Barn Chick

well, sort of...

Here we all are with Karen, strutting our stuff;
showing off the "barn chick" fun.

is calling all Barn Chicks!

This all started when Karen was posting about some of the
wonderful barns in her local area.
Several of us with an affinity to barns thought we should all get
together and have a party.
So that's what all this is about;
showing our local barns that we love to see.

Missouri Barns
images from
Missouri Folklore Society

I grew up in the country
and we had a big old gray barn on the property.

I've always loved the look of them,
all worn and weathered.

But now the old barn is gone,
fallen down amidst time and memories.

So I've had to find my inspiration in the ones I see,
on the way to Spring Creek Antiques and Tea Room in Ozark,
where I have my booth space.

These are the barns I pass each time I go there.

It sets on a very steep hill on the main drag in Ozark.
Can you see the stone foundation?
It's recently been re-sided, but I love it still
Bright Red and Eye catching.

I like to take the back routes.
And enjoy the winding road.

This one is interesting because it's hexagonal,
you know, it has six sides!

They have horses and mules, but didn't see them today.
Hunting for shade I would think.

This is another one, more like the typical Missouri Barn
but smaller.

Now if only I would have had someone there to take my picture...

But since I didn't,
and I don't have the proper Barn Chick attire in "real life",
I decided I'd make a "virtual Barn Chick outfit".

I'm  really lovin' my "get up" here.
Pretty spiffy in my book.

(Those boots are callin' my name)

So join the roundup of all the great local barn flavor,
and head on over to see Karen and all the other chicks at

And if you haven't entered my
Design Your Own Give Away

Now get that straw outta your hair!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Summer Sale at Spring Creek

It's still hot, but I'd dreaming of fall.
I'm already seeing glimpses of leaves changing
and the retail stores have out their fall merchandise.

So I'm having a
Summer Sale at Spring Creek.

Most pieces are 20% off and some have been discounted.

I have a lot of fun things for fall,

So let's make some room!

If you haven't been in this summer
come by for lunch,
enjoy the raspberry tea and chicken salad, in the tea room,

And shop the sale.

I have lots of fun cottage-y items
that are looking for a good home!

And be sure and scroll down to the last post to enter my
 Design Your Own Give Away

Think some cool fall thoughts!


Monday, August 2, 2010

Design Your Own Give Away

What a better way to say thank you to all my great bloggy friends,
 and to introduce you to my new Etsy Store,
than to have a

 "Design Your Own" Give Away

 I've been filling up the store with some unique new pieces
 and I'd love for you to go take a peek and see if there is anything that you'd like.

 And the fun thing is this:
 As the winner, you get to choose up to $45.00 in jewelry,
 or let me put together something special;
 "designed" by you!

Here are just a few of the pieces I've been working on:

And because I don't want to miss even one

I'd like you to meet Irma
 in her new vintage attire.

She's been my muse and model for my new Etsy Store.
I not only want you to see the jewelry,
but how it compliments your clothing and
the graceful way it can be worn.

So thank you Kathleen,
for always having the party that makes Wednesdays so special!
I'm your biggest fan!

Now, for the Give Away:

You can have up to 3 entries!

1. leave a comment letting me know you're a follower.

2. Go take a peek at my new Etsy store,

 and find something you'd love.
Then let me know you've been there with another comment.

3. And for a 3rd entry, blog or link back to the Give Away on your sidebar.

Remember to please leave a separate comment for each entry,
as I go by the corresponding number.

Thanks so much for sharing all the bloggy love!

Deadline is midnight August 16!

Hugs and love to you all,
knowing you makes my life so much better!

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