Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Symphony


                     To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common....

...........this is to be my symphony.

William Henry Channing

Saw this on another blog and thought it was food for thought

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Putz Churches

This year I have decorated with vintage Putz or glitter churches that I have collected.

Come on in and look inside my new vintage cabinet.

Take an even closer look.

Start at the top shelf:

This is my favorite church. It is the largest. I bought it with some money that I had from my dad. It reminds me of the church that he and my mom displayed every year at Christmas.

I love the red steeples and roofs on these two little churches.

The "stained" glass windows are so nice on this one.

This one shimmers in gold.

This one is wide and not long.

Here's a peek at two other glitter houses that are not vintage but still beautiful.

Another look at the vintage cabinet that houses these special churches. They are proclaiming the reason for the season. Merry Christmas.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sweet Frenchie

Finished this cute little desk and got it into Mossy Oak right away. Bought it at the local flea market for a song. Used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to finish it. It is painted in Old White and highlighted in Duck Egg Blue. I love how it turned out.  I must remember to take before and after pictures……
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