Sunday, July 31, 2011

New camera

My husband and I just got this camera from our son-in-law this weekend so we have been practicing. a little bit. For me it is very complicated so I will have to take a class. I have always had trouble just using a basic litlle "point and shoot". These are my first attempts. I know i have a long way to go but I look forward to learning something new.Now maybe I'll collect pictures of old junk instead of having to own it. It would sure cut down on the unmanagable clutter around here.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Copy Cat

As I said, while in OKC I visited some great shops full of great stuff. I couldn't wait to get home and try a few things myself. The first picture is a chest I saw in Okc. The second picture Is what I did when I got home. I used a lace tablecloth to get the effect. I put it in my little booth and it sold in less than a week. It is always nice when someone appreciates what you do.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Recently My husband and I went to OKC for a visit. While he was busy eith work I was able to steal away to some of the cities most creative and inspiring shops. I came home ready to create and hope that I might gain a few fans back here in western Pa. I took ALOT of pictures. I will share bits and pieces along the way. I Love the french provincial dresser at the top . I just bought 3 FP pieces that I am trying to figure out what to do with. I'm hoping to get the creative juices flowing. Tomorrow will be sanding and painting day.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fireworks and ice cream

Last night we had a great time in New Castle Pa at the Fireworks Festival. We scouted out the perfect spot earlier that day, not sure if it really would work out or not.Turns out it was great! We had a wonderful view of the town and the fireworks . Best of all before they started we strolled through one of  NC's renovated neighborhoods on our way to get ice cream. This is a beautiful town to me and in its day it must have been very prosperous. There are some breathtaking old mansions with great architecture. The Festival is the weekend after the 4th if you love fireworks it is a must see.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Keeping Cool

If only you could bottle a cold winter day and use it in July.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth!

Have a safe and happy fourth. I am off to do a little holiday junk'n.