Sunday, November 29, 2009

Come To My Etsy Shop

Ah, here you have found some of my favorite things!

I have been busy dedicating more time to my etsy shop, so please stop on
by (click on the link to the right of this page) for vintage jewelry and
other good things.

I added many items over this weekend and will continue to do so!

I have always had a fondness for vintage jewelry, especially since I was young and my grandma wore
a brooch every time we visited. One of my fond memories was looking over her
collection with her. My sister and I inherited most of that jewelry and I do believe that was when
the "official" passion began.

I never grow tired of looking for or looking at jewelry. I particularly love the Art Nouveau and Art Deco period
jewelry. They are little works of art.

I'm not just into jewelry though... I love ALL vintage things.

Please do stop in at my shop and take a gander!


Friday, November 27, 2009

See No, Hear No, Speak No

The monkeys on my desk serve as a gentle reminder...

Speak No Evil.

Hear No Evil.

See No Evil.

But especially SPEAK no evil, lest I become one of the above.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Give Thanks!

So, now you see what an odd bird I can be
what with creating sculptures of turkeys
on my refrigerator...

* oh the things I do for fun! *

Seriously, I like to take the magnetic letters and not just make
sentences with them, but also form a shape. With all pun intended, we
pluck the words from the shape and make sentences. Remember my Turkey Rocher? Kindof like making
stuffing from the turkey, eh?

Things I am thankful for:

my family
good health & good imagination
living in beautiful Oregon
our freedom and the ability to believe in what we want to believe in

and finally...

for the four people who read my blog. Bless you!

a Thanksgiving poem:

A turkey is a funny bird, it's legs go wobble, wobble.
It only knows but one word; gobble, gobble, gobble!


Sunday, November 22, 2009


Do you like vintage sewing items?

Do they remind you of your sweet Grandma who used to make your
pajamas and dresses by hand?

Do you like delicate lace?

And old vintage baskets with interesting baubles on top?

If you do, then stop on by my ebay shop to see some
fun vintage sewing items sure to bring back
a fond memory or two.

See my items at:



happy holiday shopping!

Slice of Life

VARIETY IS THE SLICE OF LIFE the way, the pizza above was by DiGiourno, not delivery, and VERY delicious!

If you enjoy manipulating your photos,
like I did with the pizza/life one above, go to


for lots of fun and imagination!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Antique Mall In Albany

leather journal made in France
(I want)

the most beautiful mannequin I've ever seen

gorgeous blue dishes

pink canisters took my sister Kitty back in time

just a sampling of the great stuff at our newest antique mall in downtown Albany

Monday, November 16, 2009

Random In Black & White

Ah, those days when everything was in
black and white...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

In Creative, Not Academic Pursuit

Inspiration photo, above.

(sorry, I do not know who the photo belongs to)

As I near the end of my second college term, I needed a break! I have the inspiration
photo on my desktop as I have been searching for the right container to hold all
the mother of pearl buttons I already have.

FINALLY, I found it. At GoodWill for $2.99. As you see above, I have filled it with some of
my buttons. This jar is much larger than the inspiration one.

So, late last night, after I finished my homework, I decided to sort out buttons and put
them in the jar. I'm very happy with the end result.

While I do enjoy expanding my brain, my soul insists I continue creative pursuits as well.

Now that that's done.... back to homework!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Veterans Day

It's a grand old flag

A grand old country

that celebrates our young

Celebrates our diversity

Preserves our heritage

Protects life and home

Peace, hope and love for those and what we hold dear

In thanks and appreciation for those who would give their lives
to make sure we enjoy peace, hope and love

To that one lady who stands by herself and thanks EVERY vet who walks by her

to those who never make it home

and to those who do, like the men and women above


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Late 1800's Antique Barn

In Jacksonville, there is a wonderful
old barn that was built before 1900, maybe long before. It now houses antiques, but
the architecture is just a marvel. My eyes were not on the antiques, but of the structure itself.

You can see the light shine through the cracks of the boards. (see picture two next to Pepsi sign)

Some of the old tools they used are still hanging from the rafters. It may have cracks, but the barn is strong as an ox.

When I did finally take my eyes away from the building, it was to notice a painting of a woman on one of the walls.

There, in the shop, is an elderly woman, working near the big pot-bellied wood stove. I asked her if that keeps her warm in the winter with the gaps in the wood and all. She says no, laughs and says she just stays home! (lol) I also say I notice she looks a lot like the (younger) woman in the painting. She says, yes, it is her.

It seems that woman is nearly as old as this building!

She goes on to tell me some history of the building, but foolish me, I did not write it down and the memory is not what it used to be.

You can't miss this corner barn located in Jacksonville, Oregon if you love old barns or antiques.

And old ladies!