Saturday, October 3, 2015

Beautiful Trip to Bosnia

Well I am back and I think rested after 24 hours on 4 planes back from Medjugorje. We went by tour bus to Split Croatia which is a beautiful city on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. We flew from Split Croatia to Zagard Croatia then to Paris France then to Philadelphia Pennsylvania then to Kansas City after our flight was delayed due to the rain and Hurricane. My friend and I spent the night at my sisters in Kansas City area before we drove home Friday afternoon. I stayed awake till 7pm then crashed LOL
This is me at the Wall City in Dubrovnik Croatia about a 2 hour drive from Medjugorje Bosnia- Hercegovina


This was exciting crossing the Boarder into Bosnia at first of the trip which took 1 hour 45 minutes due to long line of tour buses and cars, they checked each passport of course
It was raining you can tell

This is me on Apparition Hill where The Blessed Mother Mary first appeared to the 6 village teenagers back in 1981 and still appears

It was very hard climbing up the hill seemed to me 2 miles ,I also climbed Cross Mountain where the village people back in 1933 built this huge White Cross over looking the Village of Medjugorje and use to have Mass up there they prayed to God the horrible hail storms would stop because of their crops being damages with the bad storms. The Hail Stopped !

Pope John Paul II shoes, left to Mirjana as a gift he use to visit Medjugorje often . These are in her home in a glass case 

I had just gotten down the mountain when we had to get back to our place where I was staying which was Mirjana's (visionaries)house because she was going to meet with us. I even got my picture with her even though I was sweaty and every bone in my body was hurting after such a hard climb up Cross Mountain. I kept my sunglasses on because I didn't put makeup on that morning due to being told how hard a climb it was and it was very hot and humid that morning

I was thrilled she hugged me , that is my friend Anna taking a picture she is from Columbia Missouri also. The lady who took us is a Bosnian lady her husband is from Split Croatia. Because of our guide knowing Mirjana is why we had such a blessed special tour

These pictures are in the Walled City in Dubrovnik Croatia

This Catholic Church was built in 295 AD

 We had a very short stay in Paris however I managed to purchase me a couple souvenirs

Salt and Pepper shakers shaped like the famous Eiffel Tower
A cute Change purse which I am caring my Rosary in and of course a kitchen magnet
  I know this was a long post however first and last time I will be taking this trip it took over 24 hours and 4 planes changes and 5 passport checks to get home

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Blog Break

I'll be back



Saturday, September 19, 2015

Beautiful Stuff

I just love my old hand made cotton and lace tablecloths and have some hanging on a large rack in my spare bedroom next to the studio.I don't know what this work is called looks like big tatting?

I also like this 1/2 doll Bed Lamp. Her dress was beautiful originally however I still like her with her torn wrinkled old dress on


I have a very busy weekend so must get started sorry I can't chat longer 

Here is my wedding veil hanging on a window in this room with the morning sun coming through 

  Have a great week end 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sweet Projects

 Good Morning

I am in the mood for creating some new projects. I have been going through drawers in the studio and pulling out things that match the ideas in my head. Sometimes that is hard to accomplish.However I keep digging.

I want to make some new altered art greeting cards for one thing. A soft sweet card then  something with red in it. The sun is just coming up through my east windows in the studio why this picture has streaks of morning sunshine across it
Then of course I had to get a picture of my oh so sweet white and cream buttons that I adore, some stored in old whiskey bottles I picked up at yard sales etc.

This is the choice of things for another card with red trims

I have the cutest idea for some Christmas shoes made out of my little baby shoes and broken china pieces. I hope to get a completed picture for you soon .

I had best be going I have to get ready to go with a friend over to Arrow Rock Theatre to see Tammy Wynette and George Jones which I an not a fan of country music especially the old time country music that my Grandmother loved, George Strait was Grandma's favorite.just saying.
Anyway my friend couldn't find anyone else and I knew she really wanted to go,so me being a good friend said yes. So Country here I come LOL 
These actors are sometimes right off Broadway in New York City, they are always wonderful actors.


The rest of  my story about Tammy Wynette  & George Jones show at Arrow Rock  Lyceum Theatre.

The show was a lot better than  I had imagined. It was Tammy Wynette life story and it was wonderful and very entertaining I really enjoyed it 

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

New Antique Lamp

As we have gone from nice cool weather back to HOT weather I am staying inside today and getting a few things done to keep from going in and out the hot weather which I am not a fan of.
Now if there is a wonderful vintage sale or estate sale i'll get right out there.


I am trial packing for my trip to Europe in a couple weeks.I think I have 5 pieces of luggage out and they are all to large for a carry on now. They have changed from 23 inch to 22 inch carry ons on airlines now I am told.
We are told to pack everything we need like change clothes,toiletries,jacket, pajamas in our carry ons due to the fact sometimes every tour group persons luggage does not arrive and you have to make due with what you have with you.
We travel from Philadelphia to Munich Germany then Croatia then to Bosnia, then 3 hour bus ride to our little mountain town.
On our way back we leave Bosnia to Croatia to Paris France then back to Philadelphia then home to Kansas City Mo . I really hope we can be in Paris airport long enough to grab a few souvenirs. We only have 1 hour between planes

Isn't this sweet I found it last week n a resale shop for $8
     Here is a sweet little ironstone pitcher I have moved all around my house and it's back in the kitchen now.
This is what made me bring my little dishes with the roses on them back to the kitchen

 I am putting the lamp and rose dishes on my shabby chic chippy kitchen cabinet, look at the little boy and his dog on the base of this lamp, so sweet, the base is heavy iron

 The white glass shade with roses is not original to this old oil lamp someone electrified it years ago. I made take off the electric part and make it an oil lamp again

I love the glass part where you put the oil for the lamp there is some dried in the bottom which I am going to get cleaned out some how? The red looking stuff.

In this picture you can see where the new electrified part has been added , you can always tell it's been electrified when the electric cord come out from the top of the base.

Stay cool and enjoy your Labor Day weekend

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Jadeite Nesting Bowls

Morning ladies and gentlemen. The weather here is so nice now and I am pricing a few things for my yard sale next Monday. Yes on a Monday my neighbor and I are both home Monday and we are going for it. We have a lot of traffic on our street and we just set things out and cars stop. I will list it on Craigs list also

 Nothing much from my house I just can't sell my vintage items for 50 cents or a dollar. I do much better at the winter Inside Garage sale at a convention center here in town, which is usually early February or March.

As I was looking in cabinets to clean out a few extra pots and pans I spotted my jadeite nesting bowls bowls which I just can't let go of, yet.

I have had these for several years and still like them. and use them once in a while.
This is a shelf just stuffed with odds and ends 

I always like this little bowl with name Rosemary on it since that is my Mom's name. It was a set of little herb bowls . As they say Have a Good Day and enjoy this cooler weather here in Missouri

I always think of Rosemary at Villabarnes also when I see this little bowl 

How do you spell jadite or jadeite ? 

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Friday, August 21, 2015


I am really wanting to make a book of lace and can't seem to get started on it. I have all these ideas running in my head while i'm at work then when I get home I just want to sit in my big chair or lay on the bed and watch the news.
I guess i'm going to have to quit reading the blogs where the stay at home gals are creating beautiful things out of lace and old dollies etc. I just want to leave work and get to work on my lace projects.

I have suit cases full of odds and ends of beautiful vintage  lace so no problem having enough to do a project. I just need a friend to work with to keep the creative juices flowing .

Changing subjects, I'm sending President Jimmy Carter a card to encourage him with his battle with cancer. I'm sure he will get 1000's of cards and mine won't even get read but sending it anyway


I plan on getting a couple projects done this weekend.

I sold my Round Iron bed and need to get the studio straighten up before the gal come over to get the bed. She is driving over from Illinois . My studio has piles for the next yard my neighbor and I are having on a Monday this time? I know crazy but we are both off work on Mondays. Saturday in our neighborhood is not good. During the week there is lots traffic

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