Tuesday, July 15, 2014


"July is the beginning of the year's prime of life...
The long days roll by on greased axles,
laden with tall grass, new-cut and drying in the sun,
the corn knee-high and ready for hoeing,
potatoes, squashes and pumpkins in bloom,
sweet peas climbing up chicken wire to cover the shed wall
with pink, white, red and lavender,
pond lilies starring every spring-fed pool of water
and filling a washtub under the dooryard tree.
The nights are short and the dark is thin and soft,
a-twinkle with  fireflies,
heavy with the heat of the sun 
which has scarcely gone down
when the east begins to brighten,
and rich with the smell of fruit and flowers and swamp
and the sea on the other side of the mountain."
Gladys Hasty Carroll

Monday, July 14, 2014

Porch #1

This is my front porch...
or is it the back porch...
maybe it is actually the side porch!
Anyway it is where I walk in when I
park my car:)

I just love a porch.

Monday, July 7, 2014

New Look in the Booth

I've been working hard to get 
a lot of new items into my booth
at Rusty.
It was a super fun way to create
and I love the little bit country,
little bit rock and roll:)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Chairs with a Story

I was asked by a lovely young bride to redo the seats
on some chairs her parents had given her for
her first apartment with her groom.
The chairs had been in her parents attic.
 So I took off the old seats, tightened the rickety
spindles and legs and recovered them.
I used a monogram that she had on her wedding invite
and put that on the seat.
When the brides mom saw them she told how
once upon a time when she was getting married
she and her groom found these chairs 
at a garage sale and proudly brought them
 to their very first apartment.
They didn't mind that they were a little bedraggled
because they were THEIRS!
Isn't that the neatest thing?
I'm so glad I got to be part of the story...