Friday, December 28, 2012

Seaside serenity

mid december on the gulf coast
before snowbirds and tourists arrive from the frozen north
warm and serene

the lovely water provided a living biology lab
so much to discover
if one takes the time to really see

it was hard to go back to cold and rain
but by now sarasota will be filled with mega traffic

 and the beaches will be filled with crowds
leaving their footprints in the beautiful white sand

Sunday, December 23, 2012

'God came as a child to change the destiny of all men'

In birth the Light cometh .... In death shining the way to eternal life

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

(magnificent scripture-inspired art cross created by Hunters Crossings --  Etsy)

Thursday, November 29, 2012


While my son was away for a long weekend I did a little chicken-sittin' (aka sittin' and watchin' the chickens).  Introducing (in random order, since I don't remember which is which) Pebbles; Minnie; Bessie; Dixie; Daisy; Daisy Mae; and of course, Foghorn Leghorn (a bit gender-confused since all of these are girl chickens...uh....hens)
They have the coolest abode ever
Quite the ritzy place
It's hypnotizing to watch calming and zen
They even have a rose garden
AND....I just received a text saying that the very FIRST egg was delivered by....DAISY! (one of the white hens)
I don't know much about chickens, but still dream of having a few some day.....along with honey bees, goats, a large cottage garden, vistas of farmland with no houses in sight, and of course, a cool old barn with some hard-working barn cats!

Friday, November 23, 2012

A few projects and a big 'Thanks'

It's easy to adapt a light kit to a large mason jar lid for an instant hanging globe, but take it a step further by adding something fun to the jar for interest (heat resistant preferably--glass, metal or china) like this snow baby (I 'm still  trying to figure out the non-flammable snow for the bottom)
New jewelry hanger made of wire vines in vintage lamp base also works well as a display stand for Christmas or seasonal ornament collection
Vintage slide frames with glass covers let you easily insert photos, quotes, monograms or ?? and embellish with little bits of vintage treasure to use as necklaces or in scrapbook or collage projects
Tin flowers are still blooming around here--even in winter!
My camera is randomely malfunctioning, but this is a rough idea of how the booth looked at the show last weekend.
It was great to finally meet fellow blogger Alexa Lett, visit with Kim Hanauer from Tennessee, and meet lots of other new dealers as well as catch up with those I haven't seen in ages! (I especially enjoyed being set up right next to the pub and the talented blues guitarist who rocked our show!!)
THANK YOU so much to all who came out and stopped by the booth!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Be sure to stop by SASSYTRASH at the REVIVAL OF VINTAGE this coming Saturday and Sunday where we will be showcasing this fabulous new Tailgate Bench!! (and LOTS of other recycled groovies)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Antiques, artistry and adjectives abound at 'The Branch'

from Mary's fun and functional chalkboards....
 to Keren's captivating decor delights....
Debra's multi-media magic....
 and Tim's cleverly creative genius....
Debbie's delightful jewelry and gems.....
Dena's endless rusty relics.....
Shirley's alluring accessories....
John's enchantingly eclectic offerings....

and finally....Lourdes' affordable architectural wares.    I promise to abate abusing alliterated adjectives if you mark your calendar for the Flowery Branch Antiques Market coming up this weekend! (Fri/Sat/Sun) 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Lost in Elbert County......

......and loving every *backroad* mile of it!

 I never cease to be amazed at how scenic -- and historic-- rural Georgia is, and never tire of exploring (and hopefully pickin') areas I haven't traveled through yet.

Somewhere in Elbert County is the charming little town of Bowman - which has a half dozen antique stores and really friendly folks. (If you get out that way be sure to stop in Frog Hollow and visit my new friend Lera - she has very cool stuff!)

I truly was lost after leaving Bowman and was just following the setting sun home when I came across Jimmy Poss's place in Carlton (did a previous post on it)

  I've been trying to get back to his cool shop for a few years.....and there I was!

Had a great time catching up and looking through his vast treasure trove of architectural goodies again!

Found some great stuff on this trip (it's about time!) and even made it home before dark.