Thursday, August 30, 2012

Downsizing.... a pain but I don't have to tell those of you who have done it before. We have decided that we need less space and fewer 'pretties' so we are selling some of our collection at .
Just for starters! Giving our blog and forum friends first shot before we go to eBay and then our sale at home in October. If you see something interesting, give me a shout. Items are listed in Newly Added Items Album. Fall is in the air, a bit, lots of good rain from Sir Isaac but anxious for Autumn breezes this way. Thanks for looking. Blessings~

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sandy feet,...Refreshed soul.

There's just something about the ocean. The breeze, the salt in the air, the warmth of the sun, the shadow of the moon. We just returned from a beautiful experience. For me, it is soulful, not just a vacation but a blending of the time spent and the time to come all in the present. A way to unwind. We don't do anything special. Mostly, nothing, but it is a wonderful way to wind down and wind back up for the coming year. Here are a few pictures you might enjoy.
The view from the balcony.
The first sunrise. I always love arising to the beautiful skies over the Atlantic. Hope you enjoyed your tour with me. Frank

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I'm Baaaack,...

...from dipping my feet into the Atlantic. Had a great time on the ocean, great sunset walks with my hubby, great seafood, great fellowship with my aging parents. But,...I'm glad to be home to my bed, my linen sheets, my stuff, the smell of my home, the light through my windows. I am thankful for the opportunity to get away but so thankful to be back home. I added a couple of new things to the Picture Trail. This is one. Thought you might like to see it. A beautiful stoneware heart bowl with a redware type glaze. So perfectly beautiful to me. I'll post more soon. So glad to 'see' you all again!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

It's Been A While!

Hello blog world and friends. I feel ashamed that I have not written in so long. I do hope you can forgive me. I have stopped in from time to time and checked on some of the posts but it has been a whirlwind of a Spring and Summer for me. I have canned and frozen, jarred and pickled, preserved and put up an assortment of delectables we will eat this Winter. Hubby had a few physical problems, me too, but we are on the mend. I am so anxious for cooler weather even though we have had the wettest Summer and a bit cooler temps in a few years. I just simply love the cooler weather and the holidays it brings along with it. I am anxious to get the Autumn decor out and 'push' Summer along a bit. Not much news to write. We have made a few new items for our store.
Paper mache' boxes that we add paper to and then handpaint the wallpaper and distress and finish. I just love how they turn out and they are so handy for stashing away things you don't want seen.
Added a couple of lights to the PT Store. We made the first one, the second is really cool, too.
Rearranged the formal DR and added this wonderful old Walnut dropleaf table. Frank made the make-do chair.
Put my settle that darling hubby built for me from old plantation pine in the Living Room. I think I like it here. That's about it. I do want to tell you that we are involved in restoring an old city gymnasium built in 1935 by the WPA to be used as a theater house and music hall. It will be grand fun when it all comes about. I will post pictures as things really get going. It is on the same city block we live on and already have a musical scheduled for the Autumn of 2013! We are collecting costuming, sets and props pieces and just anticipating the fun that Folk Life Theater will bring to our little town. I hope I didn't bore you sharing the simple things of my life. I'm a country girl with a country heart. Blessings to you all! "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11