Saturday, October 31, 2009


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Friday, October 30, 2009

Daisy, You're Crazy!

I went to visit my husband's family in Las Vegas recently. I love them very much, but I fell deeply in love with my sister-in-law, Ginny's cat, Daisy. She is so sweet, and crazy and she loves pigeons as much as I do, although it's for different reasons. Anyway, I had fun painting this little 5 x 7 (acrylic on canvas board) as a thank you to Ginny who insisted we stay at her darling house. (When my pink house grows up, it wants to be just like hers!)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Past Due Tuesday ~ Old Book

Entitled "Encyclopedia Of Social & Business Forms", this old book, (found at a garage sale in the $1.00 box) was signed by the giver in 1882. The date of publication is not visible, but starts with "187_"!

(You can click on the image to enlarge it)

It is full of engraved plates protected by tissue, but what I love about it most are the great flourished fonts, and the content gives a written glimpse at what was socially acceptable behaviour of the day. (For all you newlyweds unsure of how to behave, please check out "The Duties Of The Wife" section).

According to a reputable bookseller, it's not worth a dime in its condition, but it's very dear to my heart.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Past Due Tuesday ~ Red Hot

I don't cook but my kitchen is red hot! Actually it's green (probably with envy of those who cook well or maybe it's just trying to disguise the unmentionable food gone bad in my fridge!) but I have lots of red accents. You may recognize the red-checked apron from an earlier post when I used it as a window treatment. The darling crochet hot pads were found and given to me by my sister Pat. The other items were all found during my hunts for items I like to sell at the shop, but they came home to roost in my kitchen instead. I've been wanting to use that rusty tool for mixing pie crusts for displaying photos. Hard to explain, but you make a stand of some sort with a wood block so that it stands vertically and slip a photo in the wire. Cuz you KNOW it's not gonna get used for making crusts in my house.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

You'll Gasp, You'll Cry, You'll Scream In Horror!

The Queen Of Scream knows all, sees all. Tonight is the opening event for October at the shop. Usually, we all wear cute little flowered vintage hats, but tonight it's different. A little darker if you will.
Here's my finished crown. My "Queen Of Scream" is surrounded by her trained black widow spiders, who sit on wire spiderwebs, and she is guarded by her two bony henchmen. No sissy pets for them, they each have a cockroach!

The back is tied up with burnt orange lace for a comfortable & adjustable fit! Put it over a black witch hat and POOF! it's a hat!

The Queen has spoken. You may now kiss the dirt upon which my dark soul walks and go shopping at Room With A Past!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Past Due Tuesday ~ (I) Have A Seat

I got this chair about 4 months ago (FOR $12.00 I might add!), and it's been patiently waiting for me to recover it ever since. The fabric currently on it is in great shape, but it's not my taste. I don't think I even sat in it before I snapped it up!

Luckily it's comfy, and I love the detail, so it's a keeper!

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Where Can You Find Magic?

It's all HERE through today. Now get your head out of the stars and GO!