March 31, 2014

Stash ....

A girls gotta have a little (or alot!) of stash, right?
Can you imagine this being yours? I could, easily.
It's not mine, only a photo from a past antique and collectibles show ... I probably have half this amount of trims stashed away. When I see a photo like this I want to spend a day in the studio creating!!

What's in your stash?
Do you squirrel it away ? ... or use it on a regular basis?

Have a happy Monday ... hope you're busy creating with your goods stashed away for play.

March 30, 2014

The notebooks ... and a little mystery

I found these tiny little red notebooks a few years back and haven't been able to part with them. They are so personal. When I read them I feel as though I'm invading a stranger's privacy. 

They contain recipes, addresses, and love notes. Like the page below ... is this the beginning of a love letter? A poem? A song? Who was it for? A girlfriend, a wife, or a mistress? Did the author ever express these feelings or did they go unsaid?

I'll never know ... it wasn't meant for me to know.
That's the charm of these little books ... Not to mention, their fabulously aged patina, rusty springs, and yellowed paper ... It's all part of the mystery.

March 20, 2014

Happy Spring !!

Like many of you, I'm welcoming Spring with open arms!!

I don't dislike winter ... 
I'm simply READY for Spring with it's warmer days, gardening days!

Wishing you a happy and healthy first day of Spring!

March 18, 2014

Key West ... homes and gardens

Have you ever been to the Florida Keys?

Here are some pics from my first taste of this tropical paradise .....


I hope you have enjoyed the homes ... next time I'll share the gardens!!

Do you have a favorite place you like to visit with fabulous homes and gardens?

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