Saturday, November 27, 2010

~ Out and About...~

~ My Muslin Rag Wreaths for ETSY of course...~
~ Project in the Making...~

~ Wonderful Old Books on my ETSY...~

~ Fantastic Pr of Lamps Found on One of My Shopping Fits....~

Well, I am the poster child for shopping deprivation. I finally feel good and out I go to shop. Is that an illness as well? I have to say it sure makes me feel better. Slowly adding to my kitchen hutch goodies. Thinking about what Christmas decorations to start with. Would love love love to get a cream colored tree. Where did they all go? Used to be able to find them at Thrift Town or Goodwill. I guess I am not the only one looking for them. Began making muslin rag wreaths again-I do love the natural muslin color. The neighborhood here is already filled with Christmas lights and colors. I love this time of year, especially when one is feeling well.....

Sunday, November 21, 2010

~ Out With The New-In With The Old...~

~ Now it is time to upgrade that out dated light fixture...~
~ Time to collect more treasures to store in this piece...~

~ Before...~

If anyone would have told me that my love for vintage and worn objects would out weigh my love for new goodies, I would have told them they were crazy. Well, I will have to eat those words. I continue to be drawn to the old vintage loved objects whether small or large. Yesterday, my friend Barb decided she needed to make a change in her home which lead to a change in mine. Take out the tall black and brown cabinet in her front door and bring it to Tiina for her boring and empty kitchen wall. Well, although I am a fan of black and natural brown, it just didn't feel right with my colors. In comes the Martha Stewart colors in differing shades of grey. Light on the outside and darker on the inside. Should I stain or not? Hmm....Haven't decided yet, but at least the piece has been painted and distressed. Just in time for Thanksgiving...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

~ Many Thanks...~

~ A Wonderful Surprise From My Friend Barb....~
~ ETSY....~

~ ETSY...~

~ ETSY...~

~ ETSY...~

Thank you so much for the well wishes.....Week 3 has now come and gone and feeling better everyday. Christmas is around the corner-it seems like I just said that, and another year has sailed by. Have been busy trying to figure out this years Thanksgiving dinner. I love to watch cooking shows and buy recipe books-why is it that I never use them? I attempt a new recipe every year. Dessert is the easiest, as everyone never has a problem eliminating a good dessert! Hmmm....Maybe the awesome Lemon Velvet Pie that is in Southern Living Magazine or the Roasted Vegetables that look so good in Better Homes and Gardens. Maybe I will try both!!! The leaves are turning color and the air is cool and crisp. If I am going to have a few "hot flashes" I am glad they are happening at this time of year...

Monday, November 8, 2010

~ 2 Weeks Ago....~

~ ETSY..~

~ ETSY....~

Well, 2 weeks ago today I had my surgery. And I was hoping that once all is said and done that I would feel like a new person. Thankfully, that wish came true. Who would have thought that a hysterectomy could make someone feels sooooo much better. I had alot of friends tell me it would change my life, and they were right!!! Love to you all!!! Big changes coming for me not only with the improvement in my health, but hopefully in the rest of my life. Now all I need is a good job, my father's health to drastically improve, a change of scenery, and my youngest daughter to improve in her behavior. Of course my father's health is the main one so if that is all I can get, I will be totally satisfied with that.....Etsy is doing well (thank goodness) and if no one has tried to do it-what the heck are you waiting for? Sad to be leaving Lone Star Antiques, but hopefully that is only temporary till "other" things get solved. I need to concentrate on family right now-so that is what I will do......