Friday, November 30, 2007

sharons friday~

today was my day off and i really didnt have any plans until my dear dear friend sharon emailed me, so me, sharon and our driver~julie headed off to powell, ohio which is just a hop, skip and a jump from where we live..anyway she took us to this fabulous cool shop that used to be a ratty junk shop and now it is this beautifully decorated home store that has some really neat things......i came away with 7 1/2yds of this lucious upholstery fabric that was only $6 dollars a yard~this was a steal and then a few birds nests and a snowy owl...this shop will definitely be on my list of places to visit at least once a and s..sharon knows the coolest places to go and she is a wonderful artist...she has the coolest style and i truly admire her art and love to take classes from her........xox

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

tuesday night~

just hanging out with my girls

Monday, November 26, 2007

saturday surprise

julie & i had the good fortune to be able to attend the opening of misty mawn's gallery showing
at a darling gallery tucked away on a corner in her hometown of erie, pa...we made a day of it
leaving early after a stop at starbucks of course....we were able to spend some time with misty
prior to her show at a totally cool coffee shop...misty is everything you can imagine, she is a beautiful free spirit with a beautiful smile.....and is so passionate about her beautiful paintings
as if they were her little children nuturing them....we just adore her and she made our thanksgiving weekend!!
and we did bring one of her paintings home with us
which we will treasure forever.....
thank~you beautiful misty..

Friday, November 23, 2007

mail surprise~

look what i found in my mailbox today, a small box containing my new calling cards
personally made by the clever and talented heather

arent they totally awesome?

i think that they are brilliant and i am continually

amazed at what she creates for me..

merci! mon ami!


ps...tomorrow another road trip to see the opening reception at a gallery for a totally

talented artist that is loved by many...more details to come..

Thursday, November 22, 2007

black friday~

well, i am one of those "people"who get up the day after thanksgiving to SHOP!

yeah, i said it~SHOP!!! i LOVVVVVEEE to shop and even though i love mySLEEP!!

it has become a ritual, so julie and myself will be getting up at 4AM!! yeah, early i know..

but that is what we we will be at joanns at 5AM when they open the doors and

then we will head over to world market and julie will go get our starbucks....

make mine

a venti nonfact gingerbread latte and julie will be a redeye or blackeye.....

then on to easton to shop until we drop!!! rest for the weary tomorrow...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

giving thanks~

i am thankful for a healthy body, my beautiful daughter, our 7dogs and cat-wilma jolene,a loving roof over our heads and a great job that allows me time off to take my continuing art retreats, my immediate family and my wonderful blogging warms my heart to think of all the wonderful people i have met since blogging and i have some of the most treasured relationships i can think of with several gals i have met since blogging...and finally i am so thankful for julie because she encourages my art and is my biggest supporter and she lets me be me even when i am acting like inner 10yr old........ i really do not know where i would be without her.......okay enough of the sappy crap...i am getting you all and have a safe and happy thanksgiving....... xoxox

Sunday, November 18, 2007

gray sunday~

i was talking to one of my dear dear dear friends yesterday and she inspired me to make this necklace with a little surprise inside the locket.....
i love how this turned out and i just love her too...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

i have a real love of old salt and peppers shakers..i do not like to pay much for them, just around $1 dollar or so, if i just have to have it, maybe $2 or $3...but usually just a buck....well these shakers hold another part of one of my collections, my button collection..i just love old buttons, especially ones that still have bits of the thread still on then & my favorite ~the white buttons..

Saturday, November 10, 2007

faerie jar

this is for a swap i am in with one of my yahoo groups..this faerie jar is super tiny, just
1 3/4inches and it is darling..hope my partner loves it... the below woodland faerie will be delivering it to her soon....

Sunday, November 04, 2007

tree of life necklace

this necklace is finally finished and ready to go to etsy and i love how it turned out.. i bought these lucious pearls in chicago this year..they are a yellowish green color and they are so dreamy...between each pearl is a sterling silver spacer..the tree of life pendant is one that i saw on ruthraes blog..she is such an inspiration to me as well as is held by 2 amber beads, nina knots in sterling silver hold the clasp to open and close....

Friday, November 02, 2007

a few tidbits from the last roadtrip~

i found some great things antiquing in middleton in the town where beth lives...

this dictionary was a find at $2dollars, the $2dollar pink wool baby sweater in pristine condition will look beautiful on my sweet bear from kecia and the pocketwatch=$38dollar

doesnt she look so darn sweet in that baby pink sweater!

this pocket watch was in a locked case that i normally would pass up, i never look in them, but something told me to stop and take a look and that was all she wrote..the owner said the watch must have spoke to me and you just needed to get it...i just love it and it is inscribed on the inside with the owners name...very cool......
of course my purchase at the louis vuitton store, you KNOW i had to buy something from one of my favorite places on michigan avenue....
all in all a wonderful trip chocked full of the best memories...