Thursday, November 27, 2014


If armchair shopping is more to your liking that shopping till you're dropping, I just thought I'd mention I put LOTS of items in both my Etsy shops on sale for the next three days.

And what does that photo have to do with shopping?  Absolutely nothing.


Thanksgiving 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!

A very nice great-aunt of mine once mentioned, "There's always something to be thankful for." I think of her words often.

Comments off today-- enjoy your holiday!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wacky Pack Wednesday

A popular Wacky today. I don't buy them often, but Oreos are awfully yummy. They go waaaay back to 1912, and were made as an imitation of the Hydrox cookies which came out in 1908. I didn't know that-- thought it was the other way around. Here is a Wiki link on the Oreo story.

Hmm... cookies and milk.  Sounds good!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Four Letter Word

I left my house yesterday morning in pouring rain. I came home about an hour and a half later to snow.  Remember the lovely, pink sedum I posted on Sunday? This is what it looks like now.

Rhody in her "bun." I never thought of that when I picked this light orange color, but her coat does look a little like a hot dog bun. My sister said I should draw the Oscar Mayer logo on the sides.

Gee, we didn't even make it to Thanksgiving this year before we saw snow. And I know I'm not the only person able to say that this year.

Have a nice Tuesday!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday's Muster #44

Since Thanksgiving is on the horizon, I'm showing the Gurley Thanksgiving candles I have on display in my dining room.  The two turkeys below belonged to my aunt. She always brings me "stuff" when visiting and gave them to me about five years ago. She said she they been hers for years.

The tall Indian girl was an Ebay purchase about three years ago. I lucked in to a great price for some unknown reason.  The two smaller Indians were part of my grandmother's collection. I leave them out all year.

The tall Pilgrim girls were bought with the tall Indian pictured above.  The small Pilgrims were my grandmother's, and why they are so faded I have no idea. Came to me like that.

This box housed the three candles below when I bought it at a thrift store; I like it as much as the candles. Notice it was for "4 small Puritan girls" originally.

How about a holiday cross over? Kind of an odd Valentine. I keep it with the Thanksgiving decor.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Totally Random

I only had a couple posts drafted, and both of those are artsy stuff that I seem to be showing a lot lately.  I wanted to give readers a break from that but really had nothing else to share.  So I went to my photo file from the last four months and just pulled some pictures. Below is the portion of an old, probably 1910s, church group photo. Believe it or not, it contains two of my great-grandmothers, one great-great grandmother, and one great-aunt of mine. I shot it to email to my cousin.

Sedum in my back yard.

A mixed media (watercolor and marker) my daughter did for a school project. The theme was: "The World Would Be A Better Place If..." It was up to the students to finish the sentence. My daughter's idea was, "there were more smiley faces." Nice thought!


Fall trees

And, yes, I started making Valentine cards for the Etsy shop.

Have a nice day!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Collages

I bought a book on collage making. Not scrapbooking type stuff, but old-fashioned collage (and not digital either). I like the card making and all, but would like to get more arty with my work.

Everything I used was cut from a real source such as old magazines, not scanned and copied images. I feel copying is fine in some cases, but don't you think actual pieces are more interesting and meaningful? If old magazine snippets can have meaning, that is.

These are relatively small. 4" x 4" and 3 1/2" x 5" which seem to be functional sizes for me at the moment.

Sort of fun to piece together art. There certainly is a wealth of materials out there.

Thanks for looking!