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Friday, June 16, 2017

Garden Faces

I have a small little flower bed out back of my house and few flowers in my front yard with  several little faces in both areas.
Lots of blog gals are showing the most beautiful flowers already and my seeds are just up about 2-3 inches now.
I have several big elephant ears planted again this year, last year they were huge and I loved them.
This little angel gets moved around, she is all chippy and sweet and have had her several years now



My smallest dancing girls flower pot has a begonia in it this year, which I like to show off I just love these flower pots, I have let them go chippy chic this year instead of painting all white

My large dancing girls planter full of geraniums behind a make do fence in my flower bed

These are blooming out front of my house and about 3 years ago a neighbor gave me 3 little looked like sticks and they have turned into these beautiful large white blooms


My last little angel who fell off my wood fence and broke and I just couldn't throw her away. I live in an older house and my concrete flower bed has cracks and broken bricks and I just try to disguise it all with pretty flowers in the summer



A friend gave me an entire flat of small plants she had started in her basement last winter and I have them all planted in this heat however a nice rain sure did help night before last, can't wait to see them all blooming
Have a nice cool weekend in your nice air conditioned house, I finally got mine fixed



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Vintage Charm Party
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Shabby Art Boutique
Pink Saturday 
Vintage Show and Tell 
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Blue Glass

As I was home waiting on the air condtion men I was packing dishes for the whatever whenever yard sale I'm having. Some friends are coming over digging through the boxes of goodies before the sale.
I keep finding things I have kept for years and ready to let go. Like lots of glass items.



Like all this blue glass I had setting in my kitchen windows. I'm listing these in my etsy shop
I also removed lots things off my kitchen counters. Can you believe I had 4 wood cutting boards? yardsale.

I already gave away 4 windsor chairs and a catholic prayer kneeler, few little children's books, my neighbor has a new 4 month old granddaughter so I told her to keep the books at her house to read to her little granddaughter.

Well need to get on with things here. So glad I have air condition again it's suppose to be up in 100's heat index next few days maybe longer .

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

She Can Be Yours

I am home today waiting on my air conditioning man which has been an ordeal to get us both available at same time

While i'm home today I am boxing up things I no longer want and decided I don't want this painting any longer.




She is a repo painting and when I found her in St louis once she was happy to come home with me, now she is available to make someone else happy . The frame is 29 x 25 inches on canvas




The pictures itself is 23 1/2 x 19 1/2 approximately



the painting has a white spot /blemish on the dog you can see it below his eyes , looks like whoever painted it either skipped this spot or dropped a tiny bit white paint on the dog?
$50



I am still packing odd dishes in boxes



teapot tea cannister odd blue plates white wood cannister box etc sugar jar





Friday, June 2, 2017

Happy Birthday Norman 102

Tuesday  June 6th will be an old friend's 102nd birthday and I just ordered his special chocolate ganache cake that he loves, I tried to talk him into a white cake white icing, no way.

I go out to his assisted living apartment every Monday and spend most of the day with him. We go out to lunch and do some shopping for him if he needs something. This picture was taken last Monday at a local bar b que restaurant.



Can you imagine living to 102 years old? I'm sure if he knew what all was going on in the world he would be shocked. He just quit reading the local newspaper last year . He still likes watching Cardinal baseball, I call him during the week to tell him when a baseball game is on

Now I am looking for a wine bottle tree to put in my backyard around my one and only flower bed. I use to see these at local nurseries however not now that I want one. I have had lots blue wine bottles given to me and I have emptied a few also LOL This is one window full . Some of the bottles are water bottles.



The clutter on this table will hopefully soon be cleaned off. Still waiting on my air condition man to put in a new compressor for my central air. It's to get hot this weekend and I need my air conditioner.

yard sale still in the works





Thursday, May 25, 2017

Once Again

Once again I am going to straighten up the studio and put things in drawers and into my next yard sale. I think I'm ready to pass some things on to others.
Last sale I rid myself of lots of dishes and then just gave boxes of dishes to a church donation center that didn't sale,



I love all my do dads however I'm going for a more straighten up room look. I have treasures and stuff just sitting everywhere as you will see in pictures.
These are little frames I added my rhinestones to. The little china lamp shade is sitting on a sterling shaker



Then this shelf is full of loose beads and old earrings in the larger jars,see the old ladies watches I have collected to make a bracelet and never have gotten one made. The picture of the old gentleman,well I had to decorate him up with rhinestones also and added an old cigar label to bottom of his picture,I liked the colors of the cigar band




Then I have jars and jars of buttons, the colored ones I didn't get a picture of, I'm ready to pass them on also, just getting them sorted and bagged is a big job. I have 2 ladies wanting to have a yard sale soon as possible

The little figures below will be in the yard sale along with table and chairs and lamps which I have way too many of



I keep special magazines and I have 3-4 little book shelves full and I have downsized these before .I don't even have pictures of all the boxes and drawers of paper for card making I am sorting through.
I have found out in previous yard sales of mine, people don't want my stuff they want new items for their homes,that is why I donated so much.
Another lady is bringing more vintage items she has had in her attic for years.

All this stuff will be cleaned out except for my candelabras  I still love them. I even have 2 books of ideas I have kept for years , ideas I never got made LOL



Does anyone need nylon lace? I have drawers and drawers of it also rick rack boxes of this also, seems like other ladies are cleaning out sewing stuff also, etsy is full of it

Oh well just thinking out loud. I am looking forward to this weekend I am going to cook some pork steaks and hamburgers on my grill and hopefully have the enthusiasm to get things cleaned  up in the studio




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Pink Saturday 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New York City

Hi everyone

I still don't have a new printer or computer hooked up however I'm back from a fabulous trip to New York City and surrounding areas.
I love going to New York  I think I could get around all by myself now that I have been there 3 times.

This first picture is outside the 911 Memorial area with two handsome men who you can tell who they are.



It was a very nice day when my girlfriends and I visited the 911 area, it was really cold to me while I was there the last two weeks. The names cut into the metal wall around the waterfall was very well done



This was same day we went to Little Italy for lunch and I love the bakery in that area named Ferrara's I love the pastry named lobster claw a very large light pastry shaped liked a lobster filled with sweet cream custard




One day trip into the city from Long Island on the train , Terry and Judy and I went to crown center also to the 65th floor of the GE building for Sunday brunch at the very famous luxurious restaurant named the Rainbow Room, live music while we dined on the fabulous brunch. Very expensive place for us working people. Our bill for 3 of us including tip was $516.00 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I could have bought my new recliner I need with that much money LOL or a new area rug I want to redo my living room LOL


This was like I said on 65th top floor of building and I looked out over Manhattan , I couldn't look down because it scared me to death LOL



If you look you can see Statue of Liberty, on my first trip to New York we went out to see her and Ellis Island



Then we toured  Theodore Roosevelt's home on Long Island and it was such a nice house
I froze that day because I only wore a pink cardigan and I needed a jacket . This picture is at his grave. At the Visitor's center there was such a wonderful gift shop with copies of all the books he had written. I must get some and read them now.



Then another day we went to Chelsea area and walked the  above ground High Line where they  took an old rail track and planted gardens , very nice and I liked shopping in Chelsea Market area. I bought some wonderful teas.



I know this is lot of pictures and of course I have more because we went up state New York to Hyde Park Culinary Institute of America and had lunch . It was very windy and cool this day. This was with another friend Lorraine , Terry and me




I toured this place also in Pennsylvania !!!!!! QVC . we got to see live studio and shows going on live it was a huge building ,then of course we got to SHOP



I think this is enough for now , if you're not a New York City lover like me this will be to much to read ?
I also went to a high tea party and went into St Patrick's cathedral again on this trip

I really enjoyed this trip and my wonderful hostess Terry my friend who always plans such eventful trips for us .

Now I have got to figure out how to hook up this new printer and wait on Geek squad for my computer hook up

ps. I missed you all




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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Out Shopping

Well it has happened to me now, my printer is on the blink so I'm out shopping for a new computer and printer. My printer says it's not recognized. I have cleaned the cartridges and changed to new ones,still it won't be recognized by the computer? I have had this several years and it does a lot, guess a new one will do a lot also. Do you have any idea what's wrong?
                                            
                                                       
These pictures are old advertising posters for a gentleman's summer suit which is proper for a stroll in the park in the city 1900's.Boy they don't dress like this now. I am shocked what people wear to weddings nowadays also to church. You can tell my age since I think anyone should dress up to attend a wedding.
These posters are about 30 inches x 24  I just zoomed in on the main subjects ,something else in the studio

                                  

After I find my new computer and printer I'll need help setting it all up. I am not good at this. I am one who also hates to pay the Geek Squad but may have to.


I hope to be back soon with all new gadgets and stories. I'll have to close my etsy shop while I reorganize.




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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Spring Hat

I was thinking of looking for a new yard hat for this spring and summer and wondered how this lamp shade would work LOL


It looks great on my glass ladies head in the studio, I even added a black veil under the shade for her to look her best 1960's stylish way.




I am busy putting away a stack of magazines I love and want to keep and changing out things setting around the house..She is sitting on one of my bookcases where I put special magazines.Have a good week end I plan to also.


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Pink Saturday

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tea Cup Exchange





I received my box from my exchange partner for the tea cup exchange on Stephanie's Blog  and  I am thrilled with what all my partner Linda sent me. Check out her blog.
This is such a fulfilling thing to do, I love surprises and this was.


                                                           
Look how sweet she wrapped all my goodies


 Love these little napkins especially since they have the dark blue trim
                                                             
                                                                    

Oh how I wanted to eat this entire box of Godiva Biscuits. I did enjoy the honey spoon in my cup of hot tea. These spoons are wonderful if you have never had any, get some !
                                                       

Then look at this bag of vintage lace behind the honey spoons !! fabulous
                                              
So Nice







Then I just had to have a hot cup of tea in my new beautiful calico cup,since I'm trying very hard not to enjoy sweets I didn't have a fresh scone or sweet bread with my hot tea. I did enjoy the honey spoons she sent me however. Thank you so much Linda for being my surprise partner and thanks to Stephanie for doing this for us all to enjoy.

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Isn't this all wonderful?

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Bernideen's Tea Time
Coastal Charm Party 

Beverly's Blog Shop
Share Your Cup 


PINK Saturday 
Waste Not Wednesday


TeaCup Exchange Reveal






I was just too fast at posting on my tea cup exchange so will try again on the correct date



http://curtainsinmytree.blogspot.com/2017/03/tea-cup-exchange.html

Thanks to all of you who looked at my earlier post

I didn't know how to repost it?I will take any help as how to do this

Janice








Monday, April 10, 2017

Things I like

I'm home from work and yard man is here mowing and the sun is out so it's a good day. All my hydrangeas are coming up and so is my peonies.My yard still looks very bare. I need some flowers blooming for sure. Seems like all the nurseries and Lowes are getting lots bedding plants in. I'm not planting till I get back from a trip.

                                                        


I was going through lots of my buttons and I really like this old lamp part and the vintage looking tag I bought from a shop closing up near Kansas City Mo. I took them out in the sun for a picture of them. My house is dark in the afternoon due to large trees around my house and the west side neighbor's  house hides my house from the late afternoon sun . My next house will be lots windows facing east to west not north ans south



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Blog Shop 
Coastal Charm 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

St Louis Tea Room

Hello I don't have the pictures of my visit to Mary Ann's Tea Room in St Louis however sweet Bernideen's Tea Time  does on her blog. It was such a wonderful place to have lunch. It use to be an old greenhouse where we set for lunch Bernideen tells all this on her blog

I want to show some Bunnies I like since it's close to easter. I was walking downtown on my break and seen this sweet Bunny in the window of my favorite store ( Tululahs ) .I think it's a Bethany Lowe or Nicole Sayre It's about 2 feet tall Love it.
                                                                      

Then here is a couple little cards I have placed in a wire flower frog on one of my shelves in my  studio of fun things


It's still raining here, we are about to mold it's been raining so much after our dry winter with no snow or rain. It's even to wet to mow the yard which really needs it already


Linky Parties I joined in


Rosemary Lane 

My Thrift Store Addiction 
Pink Saturday 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April's Fools Day

 How many of you play tricks on friends and family on April Fools Day? I have in the past now seems I can't think something up that they wouldn't believe if I said it LOL


How about if I said i'm getting married and wearing these vintage high heels from the 1960's ?
Believe it ?                                        
                                                                   




or these ?



Well of course i'm not getting married just needed something pink for Pink Saturday on Beverly's blog for Pink Saturday

Happy April 1st


PINK SATURDAY 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Back in 2013


Just ran across a post I did  in 2013 where I was wondering why ladies quit blogging with no explanations. I'm having hot tea and doing this post before I start another yard cleaning day outside

http://curtainsinmytree.blogspot.com/2013/10/animals.html


I am getting lots done,yard work most of yesterday and had help with little grandsons ages 6 and 9.




I had a chandelier outside hanging in a tree over the patio and took it down since all the crystals was blown off ,guess the birds carried them off?

Friday, March 17, 2017

Still on Break

Hi Y'all I'm still taking another week or so for a break, trying to get lots done. I wish I was sewing up these gorgeous pillows however i'm not


                                   
                                                               

Happy St Patrick's Day

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Quit Blogging ?

I have always wondered why ladies quit blogging after so many years and lots post? I have had several bloggers who I loved their blogs just quit, no explanations why. I wish they would say, I'm tired of writing post, or I just don't have anything else to say,or i'm into something else now. Just say something, you know write a goodbye post, let us down easy.

I started blogging for entertainment, I was a widow at 60, my kids all live away from me two in Oregon, My sisters are busy with their families.My married girlfriends have their husbands, some still have college kids at home. I'm home alone with my male cat Shirlee. I blog, feed birds, feed stray cat. Visit an old man in a assisted living complex at a senior village. I use to shop a lot until cost of living like health insurance and personal  property taxes have gone up considerably. I go mass sometimes 2-3 times a week.  Am I whining? LOL yes I am

I need to take up new interest, like walking and exercising and lifting weights to get some muscle tone back, if possible at my age ? I once read where a lady at age 70 started doing this and had excellent success and of course she looked great again.

In the spring I work in my flower beds a lot and that really takes a lot of my time which I thoroughly enjoy digging in the dirt and seeing the results during blooming season.


I am just taking a BREAK for a while. I will be back




Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bird House

I am one to feed birds all winter and last year continued feeding them a lot in the summer.I have mentioned before I have a heated birdbath for the birds to drink out of when it's below freezing. However this last week it has been in 70's.

          This is a ceramic bird house I found online and loved it and thought I had to have it.   It's my indoor bird house                                                      
This would be so cute hanging out on a screened in porch, since I don't have one I just move it around the house . I have a lot of blue and white dishes and ceramic flower pots to sort of match this also. I am rearranging today as I dust.

It's still a nice day here in central Missouri. My flower beds are bone dry the dirt is like sawdust so I got my water hose out of the garden shed and watered my dirt LOL in my beds. It did sprinkle a little last night not enough to help this dry spell we are in .
I am home doing house work so must get back to it . Thanks for checking my stories out. Wouldn't a huge bird house like this be fabulous ?


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