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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Paper Embellished Clam & Oyster Shells

 Another blue and white post however this is my all time favorite colors together and seems I always am drawn to blue and white anything
When I do laundry down in  my walk out basement level where I have my Studio I sometimes set at one of my creating art tables and play, play which means trying to create something different.




I started with some oyster shells Cups I brought home from Garibaldi  Oregon last June, It's where the fishing boats comes in and clean and shuck the oysters etc, it's a fish market also.




I left the backs natural on this bunch, some I painted a metallic gold




Of course I washed and scrubbed they left them out in the sun to dry one day before I started painting and I used Mod Podge glue to glue the paper inside of the shells, the paper is some Hallmark drawer liner paper. I buy lots Hallmark paper just to play and create with.



This picture I laid out same as backs of shells in previous picture

I am enjoying the sun today and have watered my flowers and weeds LOL cleaned out the litter box outside and I am TRYING not to eat so much sugar today since I am addicted to sweets.


Litter box and sweets don't belong in same sentence LOL



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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Retirement is Good

I have so enjoyed being home all spring and summer. Well I have run around a lot you know out treasure hunting and out eating with friends a lot,couple trips to St Louis shopping.
I also check on a couple people who need extra assistance.

I have been trying to catch up on blogging today since it's a cloudy rainy day and I seen to set still longer on these days. Otherwise i'm up trying to still clean out drawers and toss things.
I took another car load to a donation center yesterday. You would think after about 5-6 trips my house would be empty, NOT I still have plenty.

 This lamp has needed a switch for over a year I know and I finally made it to West Lakes to get a switch and it took a young man an hour to put it on for me.I have it on my night stand and love it.



Anybody that knows me well knows I love blue and white china and I have put my blue and white made in Stafforshire England in my one kitchen cabinet that has an open front.




I move things around here and there when I find another dish that needs to get in this cabinet . I bought these Spode Spice jars years ago

 


Well I have a few errands to do so should get going. Thanks for stopping by today and always.


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Friday, August 16, 2019

My Break is Almost Over

Well all summer I have been trying to clean my house of clutter and things I have stored away in case some one needs them? Well that stuff is all gone  however my house is still full of what I call my fun treasures.

All these jars are gone and I put my buttons in one huge jar with lid.




I bought 2 beautiful antique monogrammed sheets at an estate sale this summer and had them professionally washed and ironed ,that was an ordeal. Professional services are not as good as they use to be. I think people are running these services not knowing what they are doing, anyway my experience this summer. These are in excellent condition for late 1800



 A lot has happened this spring and summer and a very close friend passed away and it is hard not being able to talk with him as often as we talked. Richard Cottrell
https://myoldhistorichouse.blogspot.com/2015/03/three-for-lunch-in-ladies-parlor-my-old.html

This is just a quick post to let you know I'm still here and ready to get back into blogging again.





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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Rain and Yard Sale

Can you believe all this rain? I think it has rained everyday or every other day since April 1st.

Anyway I have been busy cleaning out my large utility room where I have had stuff saved on shelves for years just in case some one needs it !! Why ?  Well anyway it's going in my drive way and yard in the morning Thursday, for sale or give a way and then in the curb FREE before trash man comes Friday morning.

I hate to throw away good items however i'm tired of saving and cluttering up my house also. This is just first of 3 sales I'll have. Next will be the studio clean out




Well so much for junk LOL Just a couple of pictures for entertainment in between me going on about my de clutter sale again, I think I have done this many times then buy more.
I do need newer kitchen chairs so on the outlook for cute french chairs







Look what the rain has made beautiful in my yard , they are dinner plate size blooms





I'm sure you can relate to my big clean out ? right ?

Friday, May 31, 2019

Pink Transferware

Hello people on dry land

I am in the mood to clean house, meaning dump a bunch of stuff I am saving in case someone needs it ! I am notorious  for saving things in case a friend needs this or that for a project.
I have 3 rooms in my house packed with STUFF for projects, so in a couple weeks it's leaving this house. It will take me that long to clean out drawers and chest of drawers full of paper ephemera and paper scraps like old calendars old books old greeting cards old pictures I have torn out of magazines etc etc
Do you now what I mean ? can you comprehend what i'm talking about? Well anyway that is my plan today.

In mean time I am thinking I will keep all my odd and ends and sets of transferwear  dishes that I dearly love. Just cleaning out paper clutter and old jars which I threw some already in trash last week.I'm sure I'll find more



 This Pink Charlotte transferwear plate is a favorite pattern, I have it in lavender/purple and blue and this pink.
I don't have teapots in this pattern except for a little small square blue one it's like one cup size in the Charlotte pattern which this is.






I am really feeling sorry for a friend who lives in Clarksvile Missouri who's house is surrounded by water and supposedly buy tomorrow evening it will be in his first floor his entire basement is full , he can'e even get within one block to his house. His home is a 1845 beautiful brick house full of authentic period furniture, baby grand piano beautiful marble fireplaces on and on. Richard Cottrell's /Elgin House
It's all up and down the Missouri River towns

Here is the Charlotte pattern emblem on my plates





ps I painted my front steps today and hoping it will dry before rain tomorrow.


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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Pink Peonies Blooms


The wet spring has been perfect for my peonies this year. I have more large blooms than ever before.
I didn't even realize I had pink ones. Just in time for Pink Saturday





I am taking this pretty bouquet to someone this morning. I already have it packed in a travel box.



This one is sitting on my work table in the studio which i'm sure you can tell by the mess around it  or should I say all the creativity around it LOL




Just beautiful if I say so myself. I hope everyone has some in their yards. This is my second favorite first is my Hydrangeas. Do you love peonies also?





I'm going to post these on Beverly's Pink Saturday

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Beautiful Finds

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Oh my I have already had lots fun going to estate sales and resale shops this spring, sure you have also.
I know I need to clean out, sale or give away lots of items around my house because it is getting cluttered around here. I'll just stick some things under my bed ? LOL I bought another complete set of Mason dishes a flowered transferware and just couldn't pass them up for the price of $41 for 76 pieces nothing chipped, however I forgot to get the sugar bowl lid ! Darn,left it on the check out table



Now that I'm not working I can play a lot more in the studio and treasure shopping.I do enjoy arranging things in the studio. I have an idea for rearranging a few pieces of furniture






I still have plants sitting around tin the studio windows that I brought in last fall and not sure it's warm enough to put them outside quite yet.

It's very cool and very cloudy here today so I will be busy inside all day. I need to get some bedding plants out also.
Hope you are having a fun week