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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Just Checking In

Hi You'all

I have finished my first two weeks working full 40 hour weeks and I''m pooped LOL

I can't say I have enjoyed any of this new part of my life but things can always be worst?

I'm so glad to be home Saturday and Sunday's to drink lots coffee and eat cookies on my patio.

Just a few pictures around my house of blue items that I love



Just is one of 4 plates I found at a local resale shop once





I  will keep you posted on my progress or no progress LOL My cat sure misses me being gone all day

Sunday, August 6, 2017

It's Time To Tell You

It's time I tell you all I am going back to work 40 hours a week !!!!so won't be blogging much. Not as much as I would like to anyway.

I got laid off from my part time job I have had the last 10 years. Job reduction at the University of Missouri, maybe you have seen this on the news, I think 412 people have lost their jobs here in Columbia Missouri so far.
I was lucky enough to get another position at University Hospital here in Columbia . I do my orientation tomorrow . Going from 24 hours a week to 40 hours a week will definitely cutting into my play time




At my previous job I could be on the the computer all day as long as I answered the phone when a call came in.I was very good at overlapping for you that are familiar with the work phrase


This will be hard working 5 days a week after not doing that since 2002 !!!!

I'll be checking in time to time, keep blogging


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Summer Wreath

Here is my newest summer wreath made by Bernideen at Bernideen Tea Time Cottage . At my yard sale this last Friday Bernideen and her husband stopped by and she noticed my huge now turned summer green my white big some people call them snowballs however they are a type of hydrangeas.

Anyway she said cut me some and I will make your a wreath if you want one, well of course I wanted one


Oh and she made it just overnight,I talked with her Saturday and she said bring me one more extra large bloom and i can finish your wreath. I  went right out and cut one and went over and watched her cut this huge bloom and hot glue it on a natural grapevine wreath.

I just love the color and how she made it



Here is the artist Bernideen in pink  and me in her tea room and art room



She has really been a treasure to meet and keep me inspired to keep working with treasures creating works of art



Parties I joined in


Pink Saturday 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Vintage Flatware

On my last trip to Hyde Park New York my friends and I took a tour to the Culinary Institute of America and had a wonderful lunch there.
Out on the grounds was a wonderful fish statue and from a distance was just a fish. However when you got up close to it wow it was made out of old silverware really amazing to me


It is 12 foot long sturgeon made out of 700 knives 400 forks and 600 spoons took the artist 300 hours to complete. Eyes were made out of glass. I couldn't get a complete picture with my iphone. This is one of the fins pictured below
 It was very impressive and fun to see named Old Diamondsides by John F Sendelbach
 Wonder how he accumulated all the vintage flatware? maybe went to lots flea markets?

It was quite the place to visit , I went with my friends from Long Island Terry and Loriene

It is so hot here that I am just coming home from work and staying inside, I have been watering my flowers either after sundown or 6 am. I am planning a nice relaxing weekend inside maybe eating a quart of ice cream LOL


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Studio Stuff

Well we had a good 4th July and then it rained most of the 5th so that was good for my flowers and everyone else flowers.

I am really still trying to declutter by eliminating stuff in my studio and have passed lots on to others however still more to find another home for.

I was remembering when I bought this very old basket at an auction years ago. An elderly lady had died and family was eliminating  her old treasures and I brought this basket home . It's a very close up picture not showing it's actual size of about a peck



Isn't it just awful when you're cleaning out a room you make such a huge mess? or anyway my rooms i'm cleaning are a mess. A friend came over to help me change out a room size rug in my bedroom and I was really worried about all the dust and and dust bunnies that would be seen but just one little bunch of cat fur came blowing across the floor LOL

I'll be off in a couple weeks so I hope to have time to finish up all my rearranging


Linky parties I'm joining in

My Thrift Store Addiction 
The Friday Flea 
Shabby Art Boutique 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Pink Boxes

Hi There

I'm like a bug in hot ashes I have lots going on today however wanted to do a post for Pink Saturday




I love decorative flower boxes and especially these that I picked up at yard sales and flea markets




 I have mostly card making papers in these boxes


Hope you all a wonderful weekend i'm going out to set on my patio for a while before my next project for this day. I'm staying home hopefully all weekend



Pink Saturday

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Paint Update

Well here it is Sunday afternoon and I didn't get my painting done yesterday, instead I went to visit my 4 grandsons before they left on a trip.

I did get before pictures of a table that matches my vintage lawn furniture( 1978 actually).
There is always another paint day if not ,it doesn't really matter then




I have several sea shells I have collected from coast to coast outside setting around my patio
This one is an abalone shells I added vintage earrings to and I found some matching beads






Then a cute little iron bird bath setting in my lilies
 Guess I'll go fix me a glass of good oh southern sweet tea






I joined in these linky parties

Classic Homemaking