Friday, January 30, 2009

Sorting Through My Snow Days

This winter we have either had extreme cold or a lot of snow. Instead of wasting the utilities I put a sign on my antique mall door that I am open by phone calls. It has been 3 days so far. The weather is horrible for business but great for sorting and cleaning out.
I was really excited because I found some of my old art work! It had been missing for quite some time. I put them up so they would be safe~they were so safe I couldn't find them, lol.
I decided to play show and tell. These were all done years ago~back then I didn't really appreciate my work. I do now that I am older, even if they aren't perfect there was a lot of time involved. The china painted pieces won awards and so did still life water color. The drawing of the little girl was a self portrait~you know when you have to take an old photo then draw yourself? It was a trip down memory lane for me. Maybe I will paint and draw again someday......

Don't forget about Friday Flea Market
I added some cute vintage Valentine's!
~~Have a wonderful weekend!~~

Friday, January 23, 2009

Pink Roses......

These are the beautiful pink roses my attached man brought to me one evening for no reason. What a nice surprise to see so many! he usually brings me one occasionally. I have always said I would rather get a single rose more often than a large bunch only once a year. So this was a great surprise! So cheery in the winter.
Did anyone make it the big Barnes and Noble sale?? I love buying new books to read especially when they are 75% off the marked down price!!
I have been super busy with a lot of my winter projects so far this month. I will share some of those later on.
What does everyone do in the winter to make it pass faster? I am SO jealous of those of you that don't have to deal with the winter!!
Keep cozy!!

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Brrrrrrr! Jack Frost Has Moved In

It is SO cold here! -15 and my windows in the antique mall are totally frozen up. I look like I live in an igloo. I know blow a fan on it, well all I get is a teeny little porthole to peek out of. Today I put a sign up that I was open by phone call only. I stayed in the apartment and stayed warm and hopefully not catch a cold! You can't even see my

Valentine display from the road anymore, lol. Only one more day of this deep freeze and that is a good thing! Owning an old building isn't all it is cracked up to be:-)

My friend Linda gave me this award~~Thank you my dear friend!
here is the description of the award~These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon's of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these kind writers. When you pass the award along please include these guidelines. I am to choose eight friends to share this with.

All my blogger friends are special but rules are rules so...... am passing this award on to~Dena~Susan~Mary~Shabby in the City~Granny Panty Chic~
Sweet Nothings~Dolly~Nora Lee

I thought I would share some photos of my 7 ft cabinet mostly full of my vintage little girl's toys. I love all these and most are all before my time I still love them all. I worked on an estate a few years back and bought loads of antiques out of the house. I told the people if they decided to sell this cabinet I would like to buy it~I offered $50 for it and they said it was too much and sold to me for $25! They were super nice people. It was already painted the cool aqua green too! It is in the entrance to my apartment. I get to look at all that fun stuff everyday:-) I tried to get pics of each side of the shelves but I missed a couple. I decided to post these photos today because they are so colorful in this blah winter with no color!
**I gave up trying to get these photos in any order.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

***Happy 2009!***

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I find it so hard to believe that it is already 2009~~
Does anyone have winter projects that they are working on? I am already making Valentine's Day items and keeping busy on
Etsy. Don't you just love that site??!!
I use my winter months here in Indiana for my cozy nesting time. I like to get in my flannel pants after work and stay in. I think it makes the winter fly by when you enjoy it! Mig
ht as well make the most of the dreary cold winter months~ not like spring will come any sooner being miserable:-)

This is a dish of fun little inspiring things that I keep in my studio. I spilled the entire dish the other day and when I picked it all up this how it turned out.

I finished this lamp shade right before Christmas~~ it is vintage rose fabric on an neat old lamp. I have it for sale in my antique store. A friend of mine~Kathy (a blog spy) loves it but can seem to make up her mind if she is going to buy it or not, lol. She does enjoy reading everyone's blogs and we chat about how much fun everyone is here in blogland. I am trying to get her to start a blog because she has tons of yummy antiques, barkcloth, pink roses, etc!!

Hope everyone is happy and well~Blessings to all in the new year!