Sunday, September 26, 2010

Another Class at Paper Crown

Last Tuesday I took Jackie Peters' Halloween spools class at Paper Crown.  It was such fun, and Jackie is amazing.  Check out her blog to see the beautiful things she creates on an almost daily basis and all the lovely ways she decorates her home.

The spools are so stinkin' cute I can hardly stand it!  It's a little early for Halloween decor but I just couldn't put them away so I dug out my white cat to join them.  They're 15" and 18"  tall, so you definitely notice them when you walk in. 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Okie Bellas in Duncan

On Saturday, September 11 Chris and I drove to Duncan for a day of shopping and crafting with the Duncan Bellas.  After touring Kerry's and Teresa's beautiful homes and studios and enjoying mimosas, we hit the antique malls before lunch.  After lunch and more shopping, it was on to Sheryl's gorgeous home for a tour and soldering lessons.  All three of these ladies made me realize I need to get on the ball with the decorating.  I used to love it, but as my style changed over the years I pretty much just removed things and didn't really replace them.  Since seeing their truly amazing decor, I've painted a table and shelf and made displays of various things that had been scattered all over the house, so I give them a big thank you for the inspiration.  I still have loads to do but at least I'm working on it now.  I'm also excited to get an old buffet/hutch that my mom is giving me this weekend that she inherited from her uncle.  It should hold loads of craft supplies and I think will alleviate some of the clutter and crowding I have now.

Here's Chris displaying her soldering talent (thanks to Teresa for the pic). 

Just a few of the MANY things I bought that day.

And here's the shelf I painted.  I bought it years ago at a garage sale and it's been on my kitchen counter ever since.  It was hunter green before and kind of blended into the shadows under the cabinet, but just look at it now!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

Hope you had an enjoyable long weekend!  On Saturday after a stop at a local estate sale where I found several pieces of jewelry and a few silver items, we traveled to Purcell via Noble.  We'd not been there to "junque" in over a year and wanted to go somewhere not too far from home as we had a lot planned for the weekend.  In Noble I found a cute Samsonite train case complete with it's original interior plastic tray and mirror.  I also scored a business ledger from 1949, in almost perfect condition with the exception of some mold on the binding (which of course makes the entire book smell a little musty but I'll work on that) and quite a few nice buttons.  In Purcell they were having an antique and craft fair downtown.  We weren't aware of it prior to arriving, but enjoyed discounts offered on our purchases at two of the three antique malls.  I found several hankies, an appointment book, lace, napkins, postcards and photos.  We also stopped by a flea market where we happened upon some old friends we hadn't seen in a while.  After a good visit with them and a nice lunch at Jo's Famous Pizza, we declared it a successful trip and headed home.