Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mixed Media Collage and Photos

 Good morning, friends! I just had to take a photo of the sun coming up over the hill this morning. Remember to thank God for it. I stepped outside to take it and oh...the smell of Fall is in the air. After taking photos of the sunflowers and the little birds the other day it inspired me to make this...
 This was so fun to make. I used old book papers, music paper and a piece of paper with french writing on it for the background. I also used acrylics, charcoal and ink. I wanted to sit a bird in the pot but couldn't find the right one. Maybe I will later.

 I'm SO glad that you can double click on the photos again!
I found this darling photo at an antique store and had to have it and I wanted to share it with you. The back of it was written on. The little boy and girl are named Harold and Genevieve Russell and written beside their names it said "deceased". Children of John Russell, brother of Emma Russell-Davenport. It also has the name and address of Mrs. Markert Russell, 623 West Main St., Cherokee, GA. I wonder if there are any family members left? If I was part of this family, I would want this photo, wouldn't you?

Thank you for visiting today. If any of you know, Katherine at Chatelet, please pray for her as she has been very sick. Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends.

Blessings and love,

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blackberry Junction

 Hello again, friends! My daughter, grandson and I went to the Blackberry Junction show in Albany so I thought I would share some pics with you. If you live in the Albany, Oregon area it's at 635 Water St. It will be open until the 24th from 10-6! They have something for everyone.  I would tell you to double click on the pics to get a better view but I don't think we can anymore. Which really ticks me off. Why can't they leave things alone? I liked it the way it was. You get use to something and then they go a change it.

Aren't these purses the cutest? I love them! One of each please!
They were selling letters in a bag. I bought a couple. And my pics aren't in order, I don't know why. So bear with me please.

They had so much Halloween-ie stuff and Autumnal stuff. I love Autumn!
I could just see myself bringing this home. My lawnmower cat (Buddy) would have mowed this down in no time.
A vendor named Julie made these pillows. She always has some great ideas and does beautiful work.
Here's a closer view of the goodies on her pillows.

She made this little bird pin cushion out of a salt shaker.
Yes, this is a rat. I don't think I want one thank you.

         I love this can-can slip lampshade.
               Altered dolls.
Deacon posing in front of a cabinet. He wanted to go home.

This tray came home with me. Now it's loaded with all my little goodies.
I love this acorn napkins rings. I bought 8 for Thanksgiving dinner.

A cute little notebook with a tin type photo. Sweet.
I thought this was a cute saying on this little sign.

This photo should have been way towards the top of the post.Stupid blogger. Yes. These are my Ss'.
They had lots of beautiful plants. Do you see that awesome barn door at the back right? I want that. I wasn't for sale! Thanks for teasing me!
Hi Nikki! Deacon's playing with an old telephone. He LOVES the phones!
The screen sitting behind this dresser was so darned cute! It had french pictures on it.
  How do you like these chairs? There's Deacon's phone sitting there on the table.
           Cute legs!

I so wish you could double click on this. Well, if you want to go through the trouble you can click on the photo and save it and THEN look at it as large as you want. Yeah, sure you really want to do that, right? These were so pretty close up.
            They really were.

I wanted this cubby for my craft room! But what if I move and it doesn't fit?

Well, I hope you enjoyed shopping! If you live around Albany, go check Blackberry out!

 Are you working on any holiday crafts? I would love to hear. And if you don't want to leave a comment on my blog, my email button is on the side. Just click and write! Have a wonderful weekend.


Before and After

Hello dear friends! I thought I would share a few before and after shots of the front of our house and a few things that are growing in our yard!

This the wonderful muddy mess before. We had to dig up all the sprinkler system as "someone" had poked holes in quite a few of the pipes. It looked like pitch fork holes.
Isn't it lovely?
The shrubs WILL get bigger. But it is definitely low maintenance now. If we were staying here I would add more flowers and a little tree on the right corner. 
     We now working on the backyard.
The sunflowers are from the seeds that I feed the birds. I let them grow for the bees.
               Rose of Sharon.
Sweet cherry tomatoes! Yum! See Sissie? She loves to smell them!
A little rose that was given to me by my Step-Mom. I love it and it will keep moving with me.
Another rose that I bought last summer and it blooms ALL summer until we get our first frost. I love it.
          Black-eyed Susan.
 A pretty "Stella" Lilly that smells divine.
They love the sunflower seeds...
She is sitting there patiently waiting her turn.
I leave you with a pretty a pretty setting sun. The colors remind me of Fall.

I hope you are enjoying your changing season. Are you busy crafting for the Holidays? I would love to hear about it.