Sunday, January 29, 2012


 Remember Scooter, formerly known as Benjamin-Thomas-Scooter?

Well, he's all grown up now! He's mostly an outdoor cat, but when it's cold he and Sam like to come in my workroom and snooze the hours away on a 30" square pillow under my work table. If I'm rummaging through boxes Scooter has to come watch and see what I'm doing.

Sam... not so much. He may make a little sound and then roll over and continue dreaming about the mouse that got away. And when it's nice outside, he likes to go out on the porch... and dream some more:

Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

God bless,

Friday, January 27, 2012

Paper Whimsies

I've been working on some paper whimsies for a wedding shower tomorrow.

I can't reveal much today because I want it to be a surprise...

but I'll share everything in a few days once it's over.

Have a blessed weekend!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Photo Story of the World's Longest Yard Sale Pt.3

I completely forgot to show you the rest of the photos from the 2011 World's Longest Yard Sale! The first Photo Story was here, followed by the second installment here. Needless to say, I took LOTS of pictures and had to narrow them down to keep from completely boring you with photos.

The vendors and their modes of transportation were pretty interesting:

Old hardware was not hard to find...
but it was hard to resist:

There was a potter there from Alabama who made face jugs:

There were all kinds of glaze colors and facial expressions. The artist was Mike Williamson and you can find out more about him here. If you visit and comment or make a purchase, tell him Lana from last year's 127 Sale sent you over.

He also made these shown below. Had I seen the white one, I may have had to make another purhase. :)

I think this recycled tin roof art was also at Mike's booth:

I think I found my antique ironstone bowl / wash basin at the Country Boy's Junk booth year before last:

You could find nearly anything there, maybe even a long-lost relative. I loved this portrait and frame, but I think it was pretty expensive. Otherwise, I can't imagine why I didn't buy it!

We felt like we'd traveled around the world by the end of the day...

Burlap coffee sacks ~ I didn't need to start another project so I left each and every one of them behind.

By the time we got to the car, it was looking rainy...

And it's a good thing we left when we did because traffic was beginning to back up on the highway... something that the 127 Sale is well known for:

Jessica and I couldn't pass through the area without stopping here (seen below). Can you guess why???

Mayfield butter pecan ice cream!!! Two scoops, please!!! ;)

What a way to end a day! Slurrrrp!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Vintage Sale

{antique, hand painted, paper fan}

It's that time again and I have gone through more boxes of items to list on the VINTAGE page of my website.

{I think would be lovely with one of Nicol Sayre's dolls sitting in it}

Some things are antique, some are vintage, and some are just odds and ends that I had saved thinking that I may repurpose them someday.

{one of three salt cellars}

And some things just don't fit my decor anymore or I have too many and need to pare down.

{vintage buttocks basket}

{silver and mother of pearl candle snuffer}

{antique / vintage bow ties}

So if you are curious CLICK HERE to see all of the other treasures just waiting to find a new home.

Happy shopping!

Take care and God bless,

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Reminiscing About a Turkey...

I was browsing the "you might like" suggestions at the bottom of my blog posts and found this one about one of the turkeys we used to have. I laughed out loud when I was reminded of how he chased after cars like a dog!
You can read about it here.

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Friends are kind to each other's hopes.
They cherish each other's dreams.


Happy Saturday! :)