So today I added some bling over the white glass shade...not quite enough...and had a brain storm! Took down the small white glass piece hanging over the light and hung a blown glass ornament which I love of a blue heron.
I am happy now!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
I had to share the picture of the beautiful necklace I found Sunday. Made by a Michigan artist, I love the colors as well as the Petosky stone. Her bead work is beautiful around the stone. My favorite thing in my weekend search, although the most expensive...but that is OK, once in a while.
Stopped in a small town and poked around in the stores. Had a terrific lunch and on the way back to the car, saw this purse planter. It called to me so went in the store and found this beautiful necklace with a Petosky stone pendant-LOVE it!
Friday, June 24, 2011
My Mom got through her hip revision surgery yesterday. Today is better for her....and tomorrow will be even better. Life is Good!
I have gotten more obsessed. Today I found another topiary for theo growing collection on my mantle. Sheesh!
But don't they look great?!
I also found more round objects for another collection. I moved the ceramic balls into a glass jar and today found two glass balls which I added to the jar. I think the stress of Mom's health ordeal has turned me into obsessive/compulsive! Or I will blame it on that!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I saw this chair a week ago.
But the lines....and the solid workmanship! It is small and I could use it as a plant stand or for display. Wait, the lake house always needs extra seating!
So....I talked myself into it. I crossed my fingers that it was still there today, and it was! Hurray! Another project to add to my long list. But it is a beauty!
PS Now why are my words in blue?! I really am a rookie at this-LOL!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Mom isn't just my mother....she has been a good friend.
We both love miniatures and started taking classes together thirty five years ago.
Her hands don't seem to cooperate these days but her enthusiasm is still there.
She encourages me to follow my dreams...
She can be as silly as a child and I have pictures to prove it!
In the past, we have traveled to many miniature conventions and shows together.
She attended many Wee Forest Folk events with me; excited by my displays and supportive of my hobby.
Her body isn't allowing that these days.
This week, she is having surgery to eliminate the extreme pain she has had for too long.
She is excited and optimistic.
I am happy for her but my heart is heavy with worry.
Send your good thoughts and prayers her way this Thursday...
and hug your mother.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
There has been an explosion of crayfish-hope they don't nibble on toes!
The flowers on our bank have also gone crazy this year. They have spread and smell wonderful-the bees are buzzing.
Bob the cat is in his element. He hunts all night and catches up on his sleep during the day. He seems to smile more during stays at the lake house.
Life is good.
Friday, June 17, 2011
This week I was invited over to her home to pick up my gift as well as tour her family's new treehouse. Lucky was the big word-her home is filled with wonderful treasures and she took me on a tour of her home, craft room and, last but not least, the treehouse. I must admit that Kim and I are not only blogging friends; her mother, Barb, and I have been friends for many years. Kim has been so encouraging to me in this blogging adventure and I must thank her for her supportive posts!
My gifts included a bouquet of button flowers (made by Kim), a candle (embellished by Kim), a vintage handkerchief, and Jasmine teabags. Everything was delightful and have places of honor in my home. I took a picture to show off my gifts-one of my Teddy bears now has a beautiful kerchief around his neck!
Kim was such a delight to meet and is as lovely as I thought she would be (she is her Mother's daughter!). She allowed me to take a picture of her next to a wonderful miniature house her mother made and hand painted for her. Such a talented family! Kim's daughters are already in training to craft and shop for vintage treasures and are treasures themselves. Josie is celebrating her fifth birthday this month- I love her enthusiasm for super heroes. Emma is into everything purple, especially if Justin Bieber is wearing it. I even met Kim's husband, Chris, the builder extraordinaire. All I can say about the treehouse is WOW! Kim has blogged about it several times so please find a way to visit her blog to see for yourself how terrific it is.
Thanks Kim, Chris, Emma and Josie! It was wonderful meeting you in person and visiting your home (and treehouse!).
PS The bluebird in the last picture is a new acquisition which arrived this week. It was a lucky find after reading a blog and following a link to
Etsy. Lucky me!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
One of my all time favorite red things is my red neon rose. It was hand blown by a craftsman at a neon shop in a town close by. The shop has closed, but I have decided I need another special neon sculpture! I have a neon Christmas tree and a blue man in the moon...but I want a jack o' lantern and I won't give up looking! I showed the rose with the camera's flash and without. I leave this neon light on 24/7 and love the soft glow.
The second red item is one of my favorite Wee Forest Folk mice, riding a cardinal. Gotta love him!
My red Wee Forest Folk display case is the final red item of enchantment. Alice in Wonderland and her buddies are inside, along with a table I made with treats and cups of tea (with lemon, of course!).
Monday, June 13, 2011
Today I went back to a local antique store to see if something I found there many months ago was still available. I have been having dreams
about it...so I was very excited when I was able to buy it! The old cabinet will need some work but will be a great display for damaged mice
that I collect-a 'hospital' of sorts. Love the cool graphics!
The last picture is another 'mouse' related treasure. I decided I needed shade plants in the cement basket next the the back door. When
searching for ideas in a nursery, I narrowed it down to shade perennials and found 'Blue Mouse Ears' hosta plant. Couldn't have found anything more perfect! Another treasure which I will smile about every time I pass by.
Monday, June 6, 2011
We drove to South Carolina this past weekend to surprise our son for his birthday. He shocked us by driving home for Mother's Day weekend (over fifteen hours) so it was payback time!
Surprise is such a small word for the giant grin on his face! I love surprises...when they aren't on me! LOL
After driving there Friday evening and many hugs, we had another surprise....a King snake in his yard. King snakes aren't poisonous so we
(well, most of us) enjoyed watching this amazing creature trying to move a rock out of a hole.
Saturday was spent in the sun. I must admit that the sun does a number on me. I surprised myself when I agreed to sit on the dock and
even go for a jet ski ride with my husband. It can be no surprise that I have decided to start yet another weight loss program after seeing
pictures of myself this weekend....sigh.
Sunday included a visit to Hunting Island where we were yet again surprised with the natural beauty of South Carolina- a light house, a jelly fish and two lovely adults in love (our son and his lady love).
It was a weekend of many surprises, which filled our hearts and senses.
Life is good.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I put on my husband's tall rubber farm boots this afternoon and hiked down into the ravine behind our house. I thought I would be able to take pictures of trilliums but I was a too late. I still took some pictures, walking down the middle of the stream to take a look at the new
house near us. I didn't get far when there was loud crashing noise on the bank-I woke a fawn, who was fleeing through the brush! Not sure who was more startled but I decided I should turn back home. Then I heard someone calling to me...and saw it was Bob-the cat who lives with us. By then, then mosquitoes found me so I started the trek back up to the house. Luckily I didn't lose my boots in the muck!