Saturday, March 31, 2012

Another Time

Don't you just love looking at the inside of a watch or clock?
The gears and intricacy of it are fascinating.
One of my sweet customers, Lora saw my post about
this necklace I made for myself out of a watch movement and
asked if I'd create one for her.
I added a little organza ribbon to her chain to
give it a more feminine look.  I've got a whole jar full
of various watch faces and parts, and I love them so
much that it makes me indecisive about
what to do with them.  It was nice
to have something specific to use one for.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Giving Them a Home - Adopted Ancestors

I've added some new "ancestors" in the shop this week.
I love decorating with antique photographs.  
They add a lot of charm to a vintage vignette.
Each is unique and it's fun to image who the people
are in the photos and envision the lives they led.

This photo is of Phillip Fengel & "wife".
I envision them as hard-working German immigrants,
getting a photograph taken that they could display in their home place.
There was a large German immigrant population in the 
town where this photo was taken, so it's possible.
It's fun to wonder...
 I love this photo of a group of women.  
I'm guessing they were related, as their "body language"
seems relaxed and comfortable with each other.
 Another wonderful photo of a young couple.
I love her dress and spectacles.
 This is a photo from the 20's.
What was it like to live in that era, I wonder.
I'm not crazy about the hair styles back then,
but her clothes are wonderful and she looks to have been
a stylish gal.
It's a little sad that old photos don't remain with
the family heirs, but I think those people would
be glad to know that someone brought their
photo home, loves it and gives it a good home.

Do you have any "adopted relatives" that have
made their way into your home?


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Antique Graphics Wednesday - Sheet Music

Today's stunning images come from a cover page of 
antique sheet music from the late 1800's.
Here it is in its original form.

 Here it is with all the text removed, so you can
use it for other purposes and perhaps add your own text.

Just right-click, save and have fun with these images at your leisure.
My growing collection of graphics can all be found HERE.

If you haven't yet entered the giveaway for this stunning
necklace from Sassy Cass Jems, you can go HERE to enter.
Don't miss out - it's a beauty!  It could be your lucky day!
Garden cluster necklace


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

And the Winner Is...

We have a winner of the Bird's Nest Necklace & Earrings set 
The winner is:
Congratulations, Cindy!  Click on the typewriter on my sidebar to 
send me your mailing address so Mindie can ship your prize.
I have another beautiful giveaway starting this evening,
from Sassy Cass Jems, so don't forget to come back then!
Garden cluster necklace

Monday, March 26, 2012

Knick of Time Tuesday #27 {Vintage Style Link Party}

Fasten your seat belts, because this week's features are amazing!
All are vintage style, with a TON of creativity.  You gals are G.O.O.D!
Ellen @ Creative Passages created this gorgeous bunting from vintage doilies.  
It is stunning in its simplicity.  Makes you want to snatch up every
doily you see in a thrift store, doesn't it?
Bonnie @ City Home Country Home created this beautiful rag rug.
  My hat's off to you - I'm so impressed!
Lynn @ Trash to Treasure Art creates the most beautiful necklaces from old perfume bottles and bits and pieces of salvaged jewelry.  Gorgeous and so unique!  
Most churches host banquets with lovely decorations, 
but this one decorated by Susan @ Second Chances by Susan is the best I've seen yet.  
The theme was Mississippi Riverboat Cruise and it looks
like it was so much fun.
And who could resist the adorable entertainment at the banquet?
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Good Pickin's

I would loved to have filled my van on our trip to Springfield, MO,
but 4 people & their luggage meant I had to somewhat limit myself.
I tried to mainly purchase for my shop, but I did pick up a few things for myself.

This old tape measure is my favorite find of the week.  
I don't know what I'll do with it yet, but I'm sure I'll think of something.
 I also got this old barn pulley that we'll probably use in our kitchen.
These lovely old coffee jars will also go in my kitchen.
These old, wooden dominoes are unusually thick.
They are available HERE.
This terrific, shabby bird cage is available HERE.
These trivets are adorable.  I think they'd be perfect
as small dry erase boards.  
They are also available HERE.
I'm not sure what this originally was, but I plan to paint it and turn it into an earring holder.
I love old brushes.  I think they make great stands for old photos.
This rusty, old bicycle seat has been around the block and back a few times.
I was tempted to keep it, but don't really know where
I'd go with it, so it's listed HERE.
I love this old drill and worn wooden spoon.
I plan to keep them both.
I was on the lookout for vintage wire baskets and found 2 of them.
The funny thing is, when we got home, my husband starting cleaning
out the garage and discovered I have one just like this that I'd 
forgotten about.  I bought it right before we moved and it got
boxed up before I could start using it.
Since returning home, I've been cleaning & organizing my office & workshop,
which had become a disaster over the winter.  Now that basketball season is over for us, I'm looking forward to staying home more often and hopefully accomplishing a lot.

Don't forget to come back later this evening for Knick of Time Tuesday!

And a reminder that today is the last day to enter the giveaway
for this lovely Bird's Nest Necklace and Earrings Set
by Mindie of TLC Creations (and Bacon Time blog).
Go HERE to enter.
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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sonday - The Trip to Bountiful

On my top 10 list of favorite films is,
"The Trip to Bountiful".
It's a heartwarming film made in 1985, starring Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn and Rebecca De Mornay.  Geraldine Page won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Carrie Watts in this film.

Set in the 40's, it's the story of an old woman in her twilight years, whose dream before she dies is to visit her old home place in Bountiful, Texas (a fictional place).

I don't want to spoil it for you, if you decide to watch this film but let me tell you, I do think you'll be blessed by it.  I love the portrayal of this old woman who trusts in Christ and shares her faith in a frank and honest way, yet the movie doesn't portray her as a saint.  She has faults, questions and weakness, as we all do.

The film opens with the hymn, "Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling", sung by Cynthia Clawson.
It might be a stretch to say she has the voice of an angel,
but I don't think it would be a big stretch.

Geraldine Page passed away in 1987,
but what a treasure is left behind to remember her by.

I do want to warn you that there is a bit of swearing in this film,
but it's brief and I believe you'll be blessed by this show despite that.

Hope your day is bountifully blessed,

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Huntin' & Fishing'

No trip to Springfield, MO would be complete without visiting Bass Pro Shops.
They have all my favorite things there,
but they wouldn't let me buy a single thing I wanted...

old bottles
old suitcases
old jars
old chippy corbels
old cobblers tools
old clocks
old doors
and old windows
Oh  yeah....they carry fishing stuff too. :0)
Springfield Photos
I just wish they'd be less stingy about selling their displays.