Monday, November 28, 2011

Blog Love

My friend Amyd over at Four Corners Design  surprised me this morning with a Liebster Blog Award!

If you haven't checked out Amyd at Four Corners Design, you have really missed out!  She is not only a great artist, designer and creator with everyday ephemera, she is so sweet and friendly.   Amyd was one of my first blogger friends.   She has great creations on her Etsy shop..Four Corners Design Etsy..take a look, you won't be disappointed!

Liebster’ means ‘favorite’ or ‘dearest’ in German. This award, which originated in Germany, recognizes up and coming bloggers and is meant to showcase bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers. This is all done in the spirit of pay-it-forward.

In accepting this award, I agree to:
  • Thank the person that gave me the award and link back to their blog
  • Copy and paste the award to my blog 
  • Reveal the 5 blogs I have chosen to award and let them know by commenting on their blog

I follow these bloggers for their inspiration, creativity and  humor..
Please check them out!

Ruby Grace

Old Fashioned Kitty

Bead and Needle

Confessions of a junkyard cat

Simple Southern Happiness

Each one of these wonderful bloggers share their passion for creating, designing, cooking, photography and life in general.

Thank you Amyd!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

cool barn, cool cat..

 I have admired this abandoned stone barn near downtown Fort Worth for many years.   The trees are starting to hide it's beauty.

I go by it at least once a week on my way to lunch.   My colleagues and I are always talking about what a great studio or house it would make.    It is all heavy stone with Austin limestone headers and the perfect patina tin roof.    Can you imagine what you could do with it??  If I could only win the lottery....

This is my cat, Trixie, sitting in her favorite spot....right where I am working...
My cards usually come with a few cat hairs......

Sunday, November 13, 2011


 My small town, Granbury, Texas is a town full of American Pride.

We have seen our share of fallen soldiers, from very early wars to 
just several months ago...

Not one soldier is forgotten...

We may be a small town, but our love for our country

is bigger than all of Texas...

God Bless America!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A peaceful, thankful Saturday Afternoon

Sometimes, life throws you a curve ball, the wind gets knocked out of your sail or things are exactly as they appear.   I am very Thankful this cool Saturday afternoon knowing I can survive curve balls and deflated sails.  I am stronger than ever.
All I have to do to be reminded of my simple, joyful life is to look out my window and see these sweet faces!

I have a family that loves me and I love them dearly.   Life is good....

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Great friends, great stuff, a great time!

The Homestead Antique Show was so much fun!  I can't wait to do it again next spring!   I would like to thank my dear friend, Georgia, for inviting me to be in her booth!   She has a astounding eye for cool stuff.  Georgia can make great things  out of anything!  I won't call her a  "picker" (we have a secret joke about that word, let's say it was heard WAY too much,  I think it has taken over the "vintage" word! ..snicker...)

 See that amazing lamp?  She made that from an old screen...very cool!

Here are some of Georgia's great finds

This is the greatest cot, very skinny and long.  A lady
bought it for a couch.   Lucky...
A couple pictures of my jewelry

 I made these tags from the large spoons.  I got several orders for them.

 My good friend Thoma Lou in her fabulous booth..

She has the best in anything white and pretty..

Always smiling, my sweet friend Pam.   She is a seamstress extraordinaire

My friends have booths stocked full of wide ranging  merchandise at Witherspoons Antique Mall in Granbury on Pearl Street.   

A few snaps of other booths


Some of you know the cutie  Dennis of Ruby Grace

not only does he make me laugh and is always happy...

Dennis has exceptional antiques.   You can find Dennis' Ruby Grace at the Lonestar Antique Mall in Fort Worth on Denton Hwy.  Make sure you have lots of time, you will be in there a while!

And last, but not goofy, but most talented friend Alise...(with Georgia).   She is so creative, full of energy and great conversationalist.  

It was a fun time, I did very well for my first show.  I met lots of very nice people, laughed and talked until my throat was sore, found cool stuff for my studio and jewelry, but mostly I spent it with my friends whom I respect and admire!

 Have a Happy Day!