Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!!

There is just something uplifting about red, white and blue in any sort of combination!  Very special when it commemorates the birth of our nation.  We are just getting started decorating for our 4th of July and wanted to share-enjoy!!


Spring Is Here – Finally!!!

And should stick around until summer begins which is even better.  What a difference a few consecutive hours of sunshine makes in the world around you and in the attitudes around you!

In honor of Father’s Day, below is a picture of one of the rare masculine areas in the shop.  (I know, but there are two gentlemen chalk-ware figures on the right….surely they count!)


To fathers everywhere – have the happiest of Sundays and enjoy your children!  This is our son’s first Father’s Day and we thank him and his wife for little Natalie!  Grandchildren are just wonderful!

Sunny June? Still Not……But We Had One Nice Day

After posting on Saturday about the bright spot in the store, Sunday was very nice and I enjoyed it immensely!  I am sorry to report it was a one day event and we are back to not very lovely, so instead of working in the garden on this day off I decided to share new things in the store.

A more tranquil desk set –


A lovely antique dresser and mirror


Beautiful Frenchy dresser

Oriental screen and closeup




Sunny June ………. NOT

Okay..I am a former Alaskan lady and I have embraced the sunshine in Oregon for the past two dozen years and been grateful not to have to shovel the white stuff in the winter anymore.  However, I am now reduced to looking for bright cheerful spots in the shop to approximate the glow from our non-existent sunshine (and complaining loudly and often about the lack of light!).  The most cheerful spot I could find today is below.  I love these colors more and more although I don’t live with them at home.  Pardon me, I think I will have to go upstairs and pretend it is sunny!


And I am still pretending not to notice I have been tagged by a little imp of a friend.

Until she bugs me about it again, I am postponing my answers.