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It is here that I will try to share with you my creations, a bit of my home, my gardens and what inspires me.

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Monday, August 26, 2013


It has been a crazy year so far,
and summer has not been much different.
I have been trying to keep up with things, but
I have been failing in most everything.
My hubby has been having medical issues,
and I have not been able to concentrate on much else.
And to everyone who has been asking
about when I will make and post dolls,
I am working on them.
It has been slow going because
I have not been feeling very creative of late.
But I thought I post a few pretty pictures
of flowers we saw on a drive awhile ago.
Soon all this beauty will be gone.
But I am basically an optimist, and hope
that fall will bring better things for our family.

Our butterfly bush is almost finished blooming.
I love watching all the  different butterflies and bees.
Last spring I found these wonderful old
pictures of this absolutely beautiful lady
dressed for the perfect summer day.
If this does not say summer,
I don't know what does!
I wonder who this lovely woman was,
and what her life might have been like.
And with fall approaching soon,
I will enjoy the last warm days of summer.
Please except my apologies for not answering all e-mails,
not visiting blogs lately, and commenting.
I do appreciate hearing from all my friends.
I wish everyone beautiful late summer days.
God bless,

Sunday, August 4, 2013



I have been sort of down in the dumps lately.
This has been a year so far, I wish I could forget.
And to help cheer me up,
hubby and I went antiquing to one of our
favorite antique malls,
Coxsackie Antique Center
in Coxsackie, N.Y.
Here are some things that caught my eye.
This cabinet was so lovely!!!!
Alas, not for my pocketbook.
Loved the patina, and could picture it
with magazines in it...
like my Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazines.
Some day I'll get one....
maybe not quite so big......

They had two chairs there.
I came VERY close to taking them home.
With a little love and paint,
they would have looked lovely in the garden.
What wonderful toys children long ago had to play with!

I have never been to an antique mall where there are
not a some well-loved little doggies
waiting for a new owner to love him or her.

This made us chuckle.
Hubby does not have a man cave,
otherwise it might have come home with us.
This looks like it has been thru many concerts.

Another pretty thing that I fell in love with.

Oh, the lovely patina.......
Maybe if I played the Mega Lottery this week,
I could afford all the things I fell in love with.
But then I would need a bigger house, or two, etc, etc.

This piece of furniture was really neat.
Of course, it was "not for sale".
What a tease!
Could have done without what was in it, (for the most part).
But with books, it would be just wonderful!

Another sweet hound.
Neat for the garden....
This gate is WONDERFUL!!!!
If I play Lotto, maybe I'll be lucky, ha ha.
And I wonder who wore the West Point Uniform.

This guy seems mighty interested in the widow at home.
don't quite know if I trust him.....

Laura, these shutters have your name on them.
It's your blue, love.
Never seen any like this!

Now this is really bizarre, strange, and scary.
Who was the poor guy who had to lug this around?
I lifted it....it was really, really heavy.

 I liked this for the colors.
Another thingy for a man cave.

And this would come in handy
for all the pretty  antique sewing goodies I own.
Not to be....
Here is the wish for the lottery win again.
I MUST buy a ticket this time!
And now for the things I actually did come home with.
Do you remember I was looking for a small vintage
shelf for the little bathroom in my last post?
Well low and behold,
in an antique center that was closing it's doors,
there it was.
I know you are probably thinking
"big deal".
But I had been looking for just something like this,
metal, dainty, not too long, not too deep, low edge, and worn cream color
and of course....vintage....
I bought two for a mere $ 1.50 each.
I am one happy camper.
Now hubby has a clock close by
 while he is getting ready for work.
And of course, I am always looking for things that I could use
for my doll making and to decorate.
I LOVE old textiles!!!
I found wonderful antique linen underskirts.
Two perfect, one with some holes.
No matter, something pretty will be made out of it
for a doll.
The prices were great.

I love tucks and lace......

picots and crochet....

In one bag with a collar,
I found these long black old
women's stockings.
I am definitely thinking Halloween.
And here are some of my other treasures.....

.......lovely trims and goodies.

This little handmade basket is exquisite.
Maybe I'll make a make-do with it.
This embroidered "ribbon" is actually a suspender,
all hand embroidered.
It will become belts to cinch my dollies waists.
One side is in poor condition...so I don't feel
bad cutting it up.
Oh, and those sweet, sweet little shoes.
What little darling wore them once?
As you can see, I had a lovely time.
The "blues" have been banished for now.
I hope you all have wonderful summer days,
filled with fun, love, friendship and adventure.
God bless,