Saturday, February 27, 2010

Whimsy, Thats me at Cotton Depot in Monroe, GA

Went to Cotton Depot this last Thursday to add more wonderful items to my booth. It was great to see all the shoppers. As cold as it has been it doesn't seem to stop the Antique Lovers. If you are trying to think of a small gift for someone or something small to add to your collection, I may just have it in my booth. It seems that I have been adding to my booth weekly whether it be a piece of furniture or many smalls. I hope you come visit because you won't want to miss out on that special something. If you don't find it in my booth there are many many wonderful dealer with GREAT stuff. It's a wonderful little southern town to visit. We will be looking forward to youcoming to see us soon.

Ella's Booth in Cotton Depot

  My friend Ella was working on her booth this past Thursday so I decided to take some pictures of it. The only thing was when I was ready to leave she wasn't done redoing. Soooo I only got one picture but I'm sure when you stop by, there will be alot of wonderful finds. Just from this one picture you can see the wonderful table that would make a great island in your country kitchen. The pot rack would put the finishing touches to any kitchen. She always has great things in her booth and I am looking forward to seeing the rest of it next time I go to the shop.

Tia's Booth at Cotton Depot

This booth is a must see.  As you can see Tia has a table of vintage sewing items. In one corner of her large booth she has many kitchen items. There is a wonderful yellow wall cabinet that would look great in any room of your home. Tia has these beautiful handmade scarves and gloves that she has made herself. In this brisk weather we are having you not only would be warm and cozy but  very stylish. Come take a look there is plenty more to see.

Tia's booth

  My friend Connie has a wonderful booth at Cotton Depot in Monroe. It's the same place that I am in. She is right across from me. Look for the Tags that says Tia. As you can see she has a wonderful twin bed and matching dresser. The knobs are butterflies so it is perfect for that special little girls room.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Brother and Sister TOGETHERNESS!!!!!!

Today my daughter and her boyfriend came by the house for a visit and to let the BIG dogs play. Dominic and Lexi are brother and sister. As you can see Dominic is a true boy. (much BIGGER) They were so happy to see each other. I hate to say is but a lot of slime was flying around from all the mouthing and biting each other. i think they will both sleep well tonight.They are will be 6 months old at the end of Feb. Dominic is about 84 lbs and Lexi is somewhere in the 70 range. Next time they get together it may have to be outside till they calm down. Oh it was nice to see my daughter and her boyfriend too.LOL!!!!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Breakfast with a true friend

  Thursday I met a good friend of mine for breakfast. Her name is Lisa. We use to be partners at an antique shop for many years. She is a very special friend and a true friend. We haven't seen each other in a couple of months but it didn't matter, we had so much to talk about. I don't think I ever sat for 2 good hrs at breakfast. Lisa knows me so well. (my love for purple) She surprised me with a beautiful purple glass cake plate. It is sitting on my kitchen table with the sun reflecting through it. I love purple and I collect cake plates. It was the perfect gift. We are planning on getting together more often  and I will look forward to that.
  Two other good friends of mine Lynn and Lonnie and I meet every Wednesday morning for coffee. These girls are so sweet and we have so much fun chatting. Then we are off to our painting class which is 3 hrs long. Again more of my wonderful friends Pam and Connie. All of us have a history together. We all  worked together at one time. It's funny how everything falls into place with people that you have something in common with. It is never a dull moment when we are all together.
  I hope that  everyone can find the friendship in the way that I have. I spoke of FRIENDSHIP in an earlier post. It has always meant a lot to me. I am a person that falls deep for my friends and will be a true friend if you are true to me. These girls are so special to me and I believe they have the same idea of friendship that I do. There are many more special  friends  I haven't mentioned  at this time and you know who you are. I thank God for giving me this caring and sensitive personality. I believe it pays to be honest, caring, concerned, loving, and sensitive to peoples feelings. It really isn't hard if you try. It makes you feel so good inside. What would life be without GIRLFRIENDS??????

To all my friends I Love you!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

This is what Valentines Day is all about.

This is my family that brings me joy everyday of my life. We are very close and would do anything for eachother. My Mother is one of the sweetest persons I know and is also alot of fun. She will be 83 in April. I am so proud of her. She still drives, lives alone and does pretty much everythinng for herself. She has 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. My oldest daughter Hilary is a beautiful young lady and has a very handsome boyfriend that we just love. Don't they make a beautiful couple? They are both working full time and going to school. I am so proud of them. Hannah my youngest has graduated early from High School and has worked very hard to do that. She is planning on going to school for photography. She really has the eye for it. Hannah and I have so much fun together and she is a very sweet girl. Last but not least is The love of my life. Wes , my husband of 24 years. We are the perfect pair and I love having him as my best friend and my love. These are the people that make my Valentines Day special.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Atlanta Snow on February 12th

These are pictures from my front steps at 3:00 today. I love the look of the fresh snow. This reminds me of when I was growing up in a small town up in Western New York. We would play for hours outside. Halfway through the day we would come in to get a change of dry clothes and boots.My Mom would make hot chocolate for all my friends. Everyone would come to our house because we had a big pond the would ice over and we would play hockey or just ice skate. Of course in Buffalo the snow was a lot deeper and lasted a lot longer. As I have gotten older I don't care for the cold cold weather as much but every once in awhile it's okay.  I think I would like to go up north one more time in the winter to see how much I really miss it. If you have snow I hope you enjoy it but please be careful if you have to go out in it. Oh and enjoy your Valentines weekend.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pet Portraits for your Special Pet Lover Friends or just for yourself.

  If you are thinking of a special gift for a Pet Lover Friend this is it. Just let me know and your worries are over. I have given many of these to friends and family. Everyone has been so happy to recieve them. When you have a pet that is so much part of the family it's the perfect gift. You can contact me by this blog or on my email:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Time to shop for that someone special.

 Valentines Day is just around the corner. Cotton Depot in Monroe is having a Valentine's Open House on Saturday Feburday 13th. We will have a coffee bar set up and some yummy chocolate treats to go along with it. What a perfect time to bring your better half in and show him some of the vintage items you have been wanting. There are so many wonderful ideas for this holiday. Maybe your Grandmother would like a vintage hanky, or add to someones special collection. There are so many beautiful vintage things to choose from, you might even pick something up for yourself.  We will be looking forward to seeing you on the 13th but feel free to stop in before. Everyday more great finds are added with so many dealers in this wonderful shop. While you are there take a close look at my booth (WHIMSY) because I have a great sale going on that you won't want to miss. Look for the Big Red Hearts. Have a wonderful Feburday and we will be looking forward to your visit.

A few more of my paintings.

Here are a few more of my paintings. The 2 cats are my daughters. Lola is the grey one and Nismo is the black one. The horses were painted for my niece for her birthday. I think she has one more for me to paint and the bird I painted for my Mom for a gift because she had eye surgery last week. I am enjoying painting so much. I find it very relaxing. I am waiting for Lexi our Great Dane puppy to grow up so I can paint her.