Sunday, May 23, 2010


On Tuesday my BFF and I went shopping and to lunch.  She's one of the funniest people I know, and spending time with her always brightens my day.  She treated me to a wonderful Chef Salad at Don's Alley in Del City, followed by a huge piece of coconut cream pie.  In honor of that, I made and sent her this little thank you card, using a snippet from Andie McDowell's pie song from the movie Michael.  She seemed to enjoy the card almost as much as I enjoyed the day!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Out and About

Last Saturday the DH and I went out and about NOT in search of car parts.  We did stop by the Goodwill Store to find "garage jeans" for him.  He ruins everything he wears in the garage, so no point starting out with good clothes.  However, he did find a brand new pair of Levi's so an older pair from his closet will become garage jeans.  I found brand new items, too, including a Liberty of London plate, a paper trimmer, scissors and two packages of K&Company ribbon.  All this for less than $10 (including the jeans.)  Gotta love it.

After lunch we went to The Rink Gallery.  He declared it "not a guy place."  I only bought a hankie and a couple of packets of ephemera, but still had a great time looking.  Here are all my fun finds for the day:

Sunday, May 16, 2010


On May 8 we drove to Chickasha for their Antique Auto Club Swap Meet.  It was a fairly nice day, but there weren't as many vendors as usual.  In spite of that, the DH found a few tools and I was able to find a piece that looks like wood molding but is actually plastic and has great patina, an odometer with green and black numbers, and four tacks with numbers on the heads. I love the plastic piece and the odometer together, and am already thinking of a way to use them. 

The real find came later at one of the local antique malls.  I've been looking for a rattan chair for years but haven't been able to find the rounded-arm, low-to-the-floor style that I want.  What I found is the next best thing - two loveseats, a chair and an ottoman, all in very good condition and so comfy.  The cushions will definitely have to be recovered (I've wrapped one in fabric just to see the effect, but this won't be the fabric I'll use).  One loveseat will remain inside, and the other loveseat, chair and ottoman are on the covered patio.  Shopping for car parts is FUN! 

Friday, May 7, 2010

In a slump

My creativity seems to have deserted me, probably due to working all last week and part of this week and spending hours pulling weeds from our now-lawn service-free lawn.  But I did manage to make a few cards using some House of Three digital images I purchased.  I doubt I'll ever get into digital scrapbooking because I'm such a paper freak, but I do love the ability to download and print images at any time.

I also have to share my peonies.  They have been so beautiful this year - lots of great big blooms - but are now blowing apart in the Oklahoma wind.  I try to keep a huge bouquet in the house from the time they start blooming until they're all gone.  They make me so happy!