Friday, December 20, 2013

My December Daily

For several years I've done the December Daily.
 I've tried several formats, but my favorite is making my own book
 with mat board covers and card stock pages. 

 I don't always write something each day...... I usually have a photograph if nothing else .... I don't stress about it and I often do more than one day at a time.

Merry Christmas! It's almost here!

Friday, December 13, 2013

ThE TrEe!

Those are jingle bell (rusty) picks
that I stuck in the top.
I couldn't resist the 2013 Anthropologie
ornament below.

   I also finally used those button garlands I ordered from Ballard a few years ago!

Are you finished decorating?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Mantle

Second Christmas in this house....

Still figuring out what works for the holidays...

You know that I definitely have enough Christmas stuff!
But I couldn't resist this sparkly garland.... it's like a bunch of hard glitter butterflies...

Keep forgetting to put a candle in the Angel's holder.... Poor thing.... maybe soon....
She is one of my favorite things.
I bought her in the 80's.
My friend Virginia got one, too.
We have always kicked ourselves because we only got one apiece.
I'm sure that was all we thought we could afford.

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Had a few friends over the other night...
It was cold for South Texas...
A few hardy ones wandered out to the fire pit to roast marshmallows.
And to talk....
Nothing like a roaring fire to ignite conversation....

Why is that?

Monday, December 2, 2013

December Blossoms!

I was in the backyard today exclaiming over how much is blooming!
On my way back in, I noticed two other pots with blooms that I didn't take photos of!
what are the chances those lemons make it?
Happy December!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Willie Was Great

Willie Nelson was great! Such a national treasure!
He can still play that guitar like he's 20 years old.
You could feel the love and admiration in the audience for him.
So glad I got to see him live!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Bucket List

Do you have a bucket list?
Are you over 60?
Tuesday night I'm going to see
this guy!
He's 80!
Where do the years go?
Seeing him perform live in Texas has been on my
bucket list the last couple of years
when I realized I had never seen him perform live
and he and I are both "getting up there"!
I'll let ya know how it was!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sewn Together

Sewed the pennants together for my soon to be born grandson's room! I really like it!
Here is the guy on the mantle....
He is sensing his days are numbered as the seasons are changing....

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy November!

Happy November!!!
I took this shot with my iphone out my car window driving away from my daughter's house last night. Would've loved to have had time to stop and use the good camera!
We had two days of rain in this part of Texas....
stopped in time for trick or treating!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Late October

So I have slowed down on my daily house tags.....  made a few for Halloween.....

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Deer Me!

Last night I'm driving across the little bridge to enter my subdivision
and little Miss Deer is taking her sweet time strolling
across in front of me.
So I took a picture with my phone.
(note the nice temperature here in Texas!)
When she got across, I rolled down my window
and spoke to her about the safety issues she
was ignoring.... I often roll my window down
and speak to them...
they think I'm nuts!
Then when I started to upload these shots,
I noticed I've taken some before....
see below...

 Apparently this is the gang that comes home from work after 5 p.m.....
and if I've blogged about this before.....
I'm guessing I can't remember and
the deer are such a part of my daily life I
figure you want to see them, too!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Late to the Party!

I finally signed up for Mary Ann Moss' latest class Sewn!
It's $38 right now.... until Nov 1 at least!

I do love, love, love her classes!

Are you doing it?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Recent Read

I seldom read fiction these days.
Hard for me to find book I REALLY like...
But I did recently read this one and it was really good....
And if you read my blog, I suspect you would like it, too!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Warrenton 2013

 In keeping with the "shopping season" theme.....
Spent yesterday at Texas Antique Week ...
often referred to as Round Top! (Round Top is a small Texas town)
I usually head straight to Warrenton,
which is down the road from  Round Top....
 But yesterday two friends and I kept stopping along the road before we got to Warrenton.
Actually helped us pace ourselves and hold on to a bit of energy.  It was quite hot here in Texas yesterday.
Like that boot chair above?  The toe part slides away like an ottoman. 
Would work as a child's chair.  I can tell you about where it is, if you are interested!
Just some images inside Clutter.....
which is a favorite shop simply because of the way they display things.
I only bought a brass R stencil there
(which I think I might already have)...
 but for $3 I couldn't leave it.
Oh..... I got a blue and white plate there, as well!
I can't remember what I buy!!!

They always have great vintage pages/images for sell, too!
Lots of dishes!
I like this area where they have just all kinds of little goodies
 bagged up and fastened with clothes pins.

And then... close to Excess (in Warrenton)..... I found these....
great, great booth...... the owner is from Atlanta....
I always forget to take more pictures.......... but.... if you love cement planters and quirky stuff....
Some of the heads had open eyes and some didn't.
I bought one for me with filled in eyes (so things don't grow out of it)!
For some reason I loved these metal warriors........
There were about 5 of them standing there.
I asked the maker "who buys these?" 
He said, "Rich people."
They are also in restaurants.
He made some special ones for ZZ Top.

We left just before 8, which is when Junk Gypsy Prom starts...
I think it gets bigger every year!
If you haven't experienced it...
put it on your list and consider
dressing up....

Yesterday I asked my friends...
"Who puts up all these tents?"
If you have attended or want to attend..
you might enjoy this video:
Show Daily Part I

and this one:
 Nikki Cory 2012 Video on Antiques Week

Tomorrow is the last day for this year!


Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Features!

You know we are OFFICIALLY in Shopping Season!!!
is giving away some of her art!
 You do NOT want to miss this!
Roses Under My Pillow! Kiwi Carole's wonderful things!
Ruby Floy! Nathalie's great finds!

Swiss Paper Plus! Margaret's Swiss goodies!