Thursday, September 26, 2013

Using up Frames

With the downsizing I've been doing I
ended up with stacks of frames from family pictures 
 which I no longer have wall space to display.
So I have been trying to come up with creative uses.
I have made the larger ones into 
chalkboards but the small ones
were a little harder to think up ideas.
Finally I got busy with some paper and 
embellishments and here are some
that I came up with.

So far they have been selling well 
at Rusty G and I'm planning to have
some for the Artisan Fair later this year also.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fall at Rusty Glamour

Suddenly Fall is upon us
and its time to start rushing
towards the holidays!
Here's my space at RG

Monday, September 23, 2013

Wedding #1 Decor

I am in charge of decorating for 3 weddings
this fall, which I love to do 
because it is such a happy time
and so much beauty in all that is done.
( I did have a lot of help!)

 Wedding #1

Sunday, September 15, 2013


It has been a year of goodbyes,
both to people and places.
I have been sorting through memories
in another house, my own, where I spent 
the last 12 years.
We are selling it under difficult personal circumstances
and the sting of pain has come with every
box packed up and the tears roll for 
the memories and hopes I have to let go.

Life teaches us of heaven
if we only watch and see
the pain here but reminders
of the place we'll someday be.

If I can yearn for earthly home
and cry for memories there
then how much more I look beyond
 the cross that's hard to bear.

The rooms may empty of the life
and the walls cry out my pain
but  I can see beyond and know
that heaven soon is gained.

I'll only travel- not so long
and the lights of Home I'll see
and stepping through that open door
what light and warmth there'll be!

Not only sweet familiar rooms
and loved ones gathered close
but the One who built my mansion there
will lead me to them both.

I cannot help my tears and grief
for all that might have been
but my eyes are on the open Door
and the One who lets me in.

Dear home, my home I say goodbye
the porch lights glimmer low
dear Home, my Home I watch and wait
for the glory light to glow!

By Karen Helmes 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Patriot Day Party for 3 Little Boys

My new grandson also has
2 other cousins that were born 
 this summer on his daddy's side
and so we had a meet & greet
for all 3.
Because it was Sept 11
Patriots Day
we did a vintage Americana theme.
A favorite of mine- so all the props
were things I already had in my garage
or house.
These were the invites...
 Dessert Table...
with a quilt made by On the Journey
I found 3 old baseballs
and 3 wooden balls

 Proud Pappa and Grammers with
all 3 beautiful little guys...
 my precious little man...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Easing into Fall

Indian Summer is full upon us
and all the summer flowers have
dropped their heads in sleepy surrender.
Time to think of Fall!