Monday, March 29, 2010

Squirrel feeder

This young squirrel decided it was too troublesome to reach into the feeder to eat, so she just climbed inside. I got this photo as she was taking a break for a breath of air.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Round Top, TX

Visit to the annual Round Top Antiques Show with plenty of rural Texas vistas and lots of scary, surreal items to be had.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Rainy day project

After we purchased a large mirror for the dining room and figured out a way to get it installed securely, it seemed that just a tiny bit of decoration swagged from the top of the frame would set everything right. But what? My inspiration, described in an earlier post (March 12), manifested in the sweet beaded garland pictured here. Old beads combined with ordinary twine, cotton string and bits of leftover lace.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Scenes from the rodeo

Cute kids and interesting people everywhere you look, sprinkled with Irish green.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Scenes from the weekend

Birthday brunch with friends, sinfully delicious homemade cake and the sunniest day imaginable.

Friday, March 12, 2010


I have been inspired by the pretty garlands and banners I see in a variety of decorative blogs. So last Christmas, I made an attempt at a starfish garland for one of the trees and was supremely happy with the results. The following project is a variation of the starfish garland theme, but features paper hearts. This soft curtain ( adorned with the sweet garland provides a lovely drape behind the bed.

So, my next mission is to create another garland to adorn the large mirror in the dining room. The heart garland is not the answer for this room. But I am inspired by an old beaded necklace of mine whose clasp broke a few years ago. I was unable to repair it but unable to part with the pretty beads. And now, thankfully, I believe that the lovely beads will return to life. My targeted idea (described below) is in part, inspired by decorative trims pictured at

The results will be far far less elegant than those pictured, but (hopefully) will give my room the touch of homemade elegance that I seek. Work to commence after a quick visit to Home Depot for a roll of rough jute or twine.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Scenes from the weekend

Signs of spring - new tennis balls for the dogs, honeybees and ladybugs.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Coveting - Kate Spade pocketbooks

I'm not one to purchase knockoffs, but I certainly would love to discover a source for purses inspired by these adorable items, that works with my skimpy budget.

Sale at Three Doors

One of my favorite places ever is having a sale!

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