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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.


 Will  have to visit Pink Saturday for sure this week

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

 Hi

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

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Holy Saturday Happy Easter

 Just a few quick Easter egg pictures from around my kitchen. These sugar eggs have a little picture of baby chicks in them .




An old market basket with altered handles full of different eggs . Milk Glass, 3 paper Mache
Foil and a tin eggs




I have cooked today made a blackberry cobbler have my potato salad and cole slaw ready,daughter is cooking meat and coconut cake.My grandsons have colored their eggs for our annual egg hunt tomorrow


These eggs below are recent estate sale finds for $1 each



Happy Easter Peace be With You all



Pink Saturday Party 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Inside Birds

Well I do believe spring has finally came to central Missouri and the birds are happy and so am I.
I still throw out sunflower seeds for my birds year around, just feed them more in the winter then always have water for them

Anyway I bought this embossed cardboard picture frame with birds on it at a shop in Chesterfield Antique Mall at their warehouse sale and I loved it soon as I seen it. Not perfect for you people who want only perfect items LOL See the top left corner.



The colors are good and look at the birds ! it's about a 8 x 10 inch frame. I tried different pictures and different ephemera papers and nothing looked good.



So I started going through drawers of papers I have and seen this music paper and thought, YES the birds are singing, so used this.





I have been outside a lot today, raking my yard dragging out flower pots  from my garden shed and painting an item and haven't completed one project . I have just gone from one thing to another. This is what I usually do I get so excited when I get an idea about something.

A friend said this frame is from around 1910

I have enough energy to get back outside and fill a bag of leaves where I cleaned out my peonies bed. They are coming up beautifully. I'm sure your flowers are also ? Hope you are busy also.




Parties I joined in


Blog Shop @ How Sweet The Sound 

A  Delightsome Life 

French Country Cottage 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Snowy Saturday

I can't believe it has snowed today didn't accumulate to much on ground however it snowed for a long time. Temperatures tonight low 27!!  Rain most of day also.

Our Rivers are really rising here in Missouri, I have a friend on the river in Clarksville whose house is in big danger of serious flooding. It's sad to see a mansion flood.

I worked in my studio off and on all day trying to straighten up work tables and making it look maybe not so cluttered which it is . I rearranged some tables and still need to get more done. This picture is just a shelf.



I also did some baking today ,I made chocolate chip black walnut cookies. They are soooo good . I bake from scratch no mixes most of the time.LOL
 Delicious if I say so myself.

This is a page out of an old Victorian calendar to remind me it is still March  one more day. I think the little girl is so cute and the bunny




My flapper doll waiting to be dressed ,that pink silk is off an old blouse of mine and of course an old lace dollies. I posted these for Pink Saturday . She is sitting in a chair I painted pink several years ago and paint is still good




Also my pink fairy is posted for Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound blog, she is hanging under a shelf




Gosh I'm tired now so must go have cup hot tea and rest a while, hope you are having a good Saturday.
My neighbors just drove in from Tampa Florida and came home to a cold surprise with our snow

 Parties I joined in

Pink Saturday