Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Queen 2010

A big THANK YOU goes out to Linda of Olde Baggs 'N Stuft Shirts for making me Halloween Queen 2010. Linda had her annual Halloween Queen Crown Giveaway and I was the lucky winner. This wonderful crown arrived on time for my Halloween enjoyment. Linda made this crown with scrapbook paper, pages from a Sears catalog, stickers, crepe paper, garland, ribbon, sequins, glitter, foam balls, tulle, rafia ribbon, a copy of a vintage Halloween card, and a lot of love.
Thank you, Linda. This crown will hold a special place right next to all of my Halloween decorations each year.
Here are a couple of close-up photos so you can see all the work that went into this. Isn't it great?


Saturday, October 30, 2010


Thursday, October 28, 2010

It looks like the neighborhood witch is bubbling up some trouble!

Just a few more days......

A greatarrow hand silkscreened greeting card.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Love Filled Visit

Casey and Amanda were able to make the trip from SC and stay Thursday through Saturday. Oh, how wonderful it was to have my loved ones here. It did my heart good. We crammed a lot of eating into a couple of days. We always hit one of our favorite Mexican restaurants when they come to town. This time it was Alejandro's ~ see how happy we all look ~ picture was taken by our server after we ate.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tag Sale Finds

I purchased some great things over the past couple of weekends at tag sales. I've been busy cleaning them and getting them ready to put in my consignment space. Here are pictures of some of the items I found.
Sweet doll
I really like this Revolutionary War soldier/drummer. I'm thinking a collector might be happy with this.

These are cute. After you wind up the little monkey, he walks and clangs the cymbals together.
This little hen lays little plastic eggs when you push down on her. If only having babies was that easy.

This Christmas candle is large - about 3 feet high and lights up. I'm going to use the vintage plastic candelabra in my space as part of my Christmas decor.

This vintage Santa Head lights up and he is in great shape. He just needs someone to love him.

These perfect figurines look like they came right off the shelf of a store.

Kitty and Collie figurines.

Vintage pair of chick salt and pepper shakers. Very cute.
Kissing Angels figurine. Sweet.

Lefton road runner wall pocket. Very nice.

Vintage roosters. These are great.

These vintage roosters are very colorful ~ I like them a lot. I must hurry and put them in my space before they get too attached to my kitchen area.

A pair of vintage Lefton owls. I LOVE the coloring.

These are very old owl wall pockets. Very, very nice.

A sweet small drum table. I'm thinking maybe white paint, distressed.....

Sunday, October 24, 2010


The perfect end to a perfect day !!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Full Harvest Moon

I took these photos a couple of hours ago. What a gorgeous October night it is ~ a beautiful full moon, clear skies and a comfortable cool temperature. I could get lost in this moon ~ it is so bright and magical. This moon is the Full Harvest Moon and it is the largest of the year because it is the closest.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Black Phoebe

I get very excited when I see a new bird in the yard. This guy appeared about a week ago. I had never seen him around before and I had no idea what kind of bird he was. So, I did my usual detective work and he looks like he could be a BLACK PHOEBE. Black Phoebes are black-and-white flycatchers of the Southwest and are almost always near water. I have several water features in my flower gardens, so I guess this is possible. However, if he is a Southwestern bird, he is a long way from home. I saw him in the back yard again the other day, so maybe he will be a regular visitor. I think he's very cute.

If he isn't a Black Phoebe and someone out there knows what he is, please let me know. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Color at the Farmers Market

Sweet little pumpkins.
There is nothing like a quick trip to the Farmers Market to get your taste buds roaring. On a cool, crisp day it is worth the trip just to see the colorful displays of fruits and vegetables. It's difficult to pass by all these goodies without one small purchase.
There are always a few tables with jams, pastries, and arts and crafts, too.

In December, the tables are filled with every kind of greenery imaginable. Some of it is loose to use for your individual wants, but there are wreathes, swags, roping, and trees, made of pine, boxwood, magnolia leaves, and more. It looks beautiful and smells divine.

Be sure to click and enlarge this one. You can get a better look at the colorful corn.

I love Fall.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sweet Pansies

oh, sweet pansies
deep purple
how blessed am i
to gaze upon your
velvet petals
quaking in the breeze
whispering thoughts
of loved ones
making me smile
back at you

Poem and Photos by: audrey

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I thank God for the day you were born ~ for what a gift you are to me.

I love you, Sweetie. Have a wonderful birthday!

♥ audrey

Friday, October 15, 2010

While we are sleeping,

angels have conversations

with our souls.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Few October Gifts

These October gifts come and go quickly. Take full advantage of the beauty of this season. Take a walk and bask in God's goodness. The glorious color will soon disappear and we will then see the whites and silvers of Winter.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Not too long ago, Pam at yoborobo had a Giveaway. She drew this adorable little witch, Lilura, and I was the very lucky winner.

Lilura arrived today and she is SO cute. I will frame her and hang her on my gallery wall.

If you haven't visited Pam's blog, please do. She is one of my sweet blog friends and she has a way with words that WILL make you smile! Pam is multi talented ~ she draws, makes stuffed skellies, critters and monsters, and she writes children's books. She was recently published in Stuffed Magazine. Visit her etsy shop (yoborobo), too. You won't be sorry!

Thanks, Pam. I love Lilura!

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