“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Memory of Trees

    Do you know what today is?  Yes, the day of the Royal Wedding, but what else? It is Arbor Day. The day to remember and celebrate trees.  Here are a few things to think about or do to celebrate.
  1. Hug your favorite tree.
  2. Listen to Enyas "The Memory of Trees".
  3. Remember we owe everything to trees.
  4. They built our homes, our bridges, our wagons, our boats, our paper, and pencils.
  5. Trees keep us warm.
  6. They let us bring them inside and decorate them.
  7. Trees clean our air.
  8. They are home and food for wildlife.
  9. They provide food for us.
  10. Trees are beautiful to look at.
  11. They give us shade.
  12. We picnic under them, or read books, or take a nap.
  13. People have carved hearts in their bark.
  14. We sit or sleep on them.
  15. We eat our meals on them.
  16. We should love and care for them.
  17. Plant a tree in your yard or neighborhood.

Hunting for Vintage and Cute!

I was in a really big state with lots of road time and tiny towns in between. Grass is starting to get green but there were still banks of snow in the tree lines and in the shaded areas. Spring is oh-so-slow this year. Here are some of the cute things I found while out on my treasure hunt.

A Pig with a Beret
Sweet Little Chick Cream Pitcher

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Just Pretend the Sun is Shining...

Just pretend, 'cause that's all we can do until mother nature is done with the rain and the wind and the sorrow.  Here is a pretty image for you to look at until we see the sun again.

A Walk in the Sun

"I only went out for a walk, 
and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, 
for going out, I found, was really going in."
John Muir (1838-1914) Scotland/USA

A Nice Break from the Clouds

Miss Kitty Washes Clothes

Little Pig Piggy Bank

New Paper Mache Project
 I had to leave the state to find some sunshine. It was a nice break and I found some cute vintage items to add to my shop. I also finally have some embroidered towels ready for sale.  The paper mache project will be an animal of some kind. Come back for more!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Age Old Question Answered!!!

Sad Little Eggs

Soon To Be Happy Little Chicks

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Well, I have the answer, the egg of course! Ok, in this case anyway. These two cute little chicks were made from some sad looking old styrofoam easter eggs. They were found in a box of old ornaments at a garage sale. The best part the box of stuff was almost free! I now look at junk and think, what could I make out of this?

Finished Chicks