Tuesday, March 22, 2011

a reflection

to live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich;
to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart;
to study hard;
to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never;
in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common ~ this is my symphony

~ william henry channing (1810-1884)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring is here!

My favorite time of year is here!!
I love when the days get warmer and longer.   Everything seems to be waking up from a long, cold winter.

Here in Texas, spring really doesn't last that long.   It has already been 89 degrees!  But, I am pretty sure, we will get down to freezing again before all the trees bud out.   They say when the mesquite tree leaves, then all the freeze warning are over.   I am keeping my eye on the mesquites!

I was in the Tractor Supply Store the other day,  every time about this year, they sell chicks.   It is all I can do not to buy them.  (besides not having a chicken coop and sneaky coyotes and owl on the place!)  I just love to watch them, some of them are running back and forth, trying their wings,   several were in the corner practicing their pecking order.   Maybe one day I will have a nice sturdy, critter proof chicken coop.

The Bluebonnets are starting to come up, they are so beautiful on the side of the road and in the pastures.   My favorite flower!
As a extra surprise,  I was checking my bluebird houses this morning and look what I found!   Four of the most beautiful blue eggs.   I can't wait to watch them hatch out.  Mama was watching me close,  I just took a quick picture with my phone.  I don't want to disturb her much.

and last but not least,  a crazy, feisty calf.  He has no idea why he is running or even where he is running to,  but the morning sun and his strong legs left him little choice.

Happy Spring Everybody!

My Esty Shop is Open!

Monday, March 14, 2011

"some of my favorite things between glass" necklaces

five vintage buttons, antique lace on old silver leaf paper
1"x 3"

vintage watch face on muslin
1"x 1"
pearl vintage button on an old receipt
1"x 1"  

vintage key on damask paper and
vintage looking tape and faux floral button
1"x 3"

Antique crochet flower, vintage button
on printed tea stained muslin
3"x 3"

I am still trying to get my stuff on Etsy.      (thank you "T" of simplesouthernhappiness.blogspot.com  for all your help!)  I am almost ready to take the leap.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I have no idea what I have done to my blog.  I just wanted to tweak it a little and the whole format has changed.   After several hours of trying to get it back to the original design...I have thrown the towel in.  

I really want to design my own template, but right now, I just don't have the patience or time....so I will stick with the off centered header,   super wide blog and skinny borders until I figure it out.

So until I have more time to fool with it, please forgive me for a quack-a-doodle
blog design