Sunday, April 25, 2010


We finally got out yesterday to a car club get together and swap meet. It was chilly and rain was threatening, which meant the swap meet was small and there weren't many cars to look at. goodies purchased there, but I was able to convince the DH to take me to Paper Crown in Casady Square. This was my first visit, and it's going to be one of my favorite places! I found quite a few products I've not been able to find at the chain arts and crafts stores and met some nice people. They have fun classes, too.

We ate for the first time at Big Truck Tacos (excellent!) and then visited the Habitat Renovation Station. You never know what you'll find there.

Using a couple of items I purchased at Paper Crown, I finally completed this little project I've been working on for the past week or so. It needs a different frame, but I like the composition. The photo is of five-year-old moi on the left and a former neighbor. Weren't we cute?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Junque Heaven!

On Sunday I went with three good friends to The Rink Gallery in Bethany, OK. OMG! This is one of the best antique malls - if not THE best - I've ever visited. From the moment you drive up you can tell it's special. There's a wealth of fabulous and reasonably priced treasure and plenty of helpful staff to assist but not bother. If that weren't enough, they have live music and snacks on Sunday afternoons. The Rink has been open for several years so I have no idea why it's taken me so long to get there. I'm told the waiting list for booth space is long and opportunities don't come up often.

After shopping, the four of us visited and snacked at one of several chrome and formica dining sets provided for just that purpose. So fun! We had lots of laughs and plan to make it a frequent destination.

I came home with a vintage apron pattern, several pieces of paper ephemera, lace, pompom fringe, several skeins of yarn that will work well for altered art or scrapbooking, a big packet of glassine envelopes, a small bank book with handwritten entries, a big box of miscellaneous hardware and many other things. My special treat was a fun bracelet with turquoise and aged silver beads and charms. Can't wait to go back!

I'm working on another project so I hope to have that posted soon. Have a happy week!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Longing to hit the road

Several weeks now without a road trip and I'm getting anxious. I just know there are lots of great things waiting to be discovered!

It was cool and cloudy today so I stayed in and finished a little project I started last weekend. The majorette photo came from a yard sale, and I used a turquoise oblong "gem" button and a turquoise paillette that I've been hoarding for a while, with some Amy Butler paper as the background and a few other miscellaneous odds and ends thrown in. It's kind of silly but it was fun to do! I have a feeling Miss Majorette will appear in some future projects.

Keep smiling!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

California Dreaming

Due to the weather and allergies, I missed out on a trip to Duncan, OK last weekend. The DH went down for another auto swap meet. I was really looking forward to it as I wanted to visit a junk store there and also a friend's shop. Darn wind!

I did visit a new local thrift store this week where I found several fun little things for future projects, but nothing vintage.

Here's a collage done this week using a photo from our 2007 trip to the West Coast. It was a fabulous trip and I can't get enough of the photos, so I'm always thinking of things I can do with them. The collage features a photo taken at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur.  We drove Highway 1 from Ventura to San Francisco, and it was heavenly! From there we drove up I-5 to Seattle - also fun, but much too far to go in a week.

Until next time!