small and spectacular

It didn't ALWAYS look like this!
It began with this box that caught my eye a l-o-n-g time ago
at a garage sale or thrift store.
It sat on a shelf.
until my slow process of sorting and down-sizing began.
I found some wooden pegs which my talented husband turned into legs.
He inserted shelves and painted the entire piece,
and the transformation was complete!
Small and spectacular, it is a fine showcase for miniatures.

scene in a magazine

Between church and Pizza Hut today,
we spent some time at Barnes and Noble.
A look at the photos I snapped from a stack of magazines
is an indicator of my current style preferences.

Color, tons of unique accessories,
brick, old wood, gilded mirrors,
interesting patterns, books comfy seating, and paintings...

it pays to wait

Several years ago, my husband and I struck up a friendship with an elderly couple
who frequented Borders Bookstore almost as much as us!
The gentleman was an artist.  We attended one of his shows in Portland, IN.
The couple met in Chicago where both worked as young adults.
While there, he painted a series of Chicago scenes.
He gifted us with two prints.
I've been looking for proper frames for a long time
(at a bargain price, of course).
Friday I stopped at a thrift store on the way to visit my mother and dad.
Imagine my delight to purchase two frames at only thirty cents each.
And THIS, too.  At an equally pleasing price!
Good things really DO come to those who wait.
"The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him."
Lamentations 3:25

here today; gone tomorrow

 We have meetings today with purchasers for these items.  
They sold on a local Facebook site.
This means some extra cash AND some extra room!
Encouraged by my success,
I've gathered and washed up a bunch of blue crocks.
I think I'll post them and see what happens.