Dick and I have made some big changes for the year to come!! We are downsizing to free us up to do the things we have always wanted to do ..... that is.... free to travel, spend more time together, follow His lead for new adventures, no more retail store after 27 years, more time with kids, but still MORE ART and probably some sewing classes for girls ..... that is a dream right now ..... but the ART won't stop, it will be here on the blog as soon as we finish remodeling our NEW/OLD smaller home about 20 miles away. SO STAY TUNED ... we'll be having a big sale and beautiful house and property SALE in the SUMMER!! MORE FREEDOM ON IT'S WAY!!! WooHoo!!! And THANKS for all your support the last twenty seven years in my shop!!!

Friday, December 26, 2014


Yes, I am amazed that I haven't blogged since early Fall!! So involved with room addition, new plumbing, new bathroom and washroom, plus a a porch on the back to observe the birds and breathe the fresh air!! I got to be the contractor with an intelligent young man's help finding contractors....and all went well!! The inspector and I became well acquainted with one another through all the inspection processes!! I think I got an A !!
Anyway, just to let you know we are well and had a low key Christmas here after traveling early to share all the gifts with grand kids. Here are a few views from Walnut Street (and the kids in our lives), even though we didn't decorate much but know and cherish the real meaning of Christmas .... and we celebrate that all year! The birth and resurrection of a Savior, JESUS CHRIST .... our Savior that gives HOPE, PEACE and LOVE in this chaotic world. I pray you experience HIS SPIRIT that lives forever!! Enjoy the little details from here! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! And BLESSINGS!!!
All the grand-girls got totally loaded wooden art easel carry boxes!! Peyton is my artist!
Old restored chandelier....decked out.
Old trellises we brought from the Round Top place.....and farm.

Lit up gingerbread house and bright eyes for the season!!
Eli in the Elf shoes and hat Grand dad and I wore upon arrival!!
We bought Elena a pet dog!! Dad says no pets yet but ZOOMIE DOG was a hit with this one!!!!
Our pretty Olivia is growing in beauty and character....a curling iron and headbands hand made for her beautiful hair!!
Little Katty with her surprises!! How she loves Christmas!!
Tito....the dimples show his pleasure at getting what he wanted!! A great kid!!
Pilar, getting her birthday which is near Christmas....she is singing Happy Birthday with all of us as we visited to take their gifts!! Precious adopted family!
Mom's old vases and some antique cups from the local area with a sparkly bird perched for Christmas cheer!
Old treasures from GaGa...
Isn't he cute!?  Got him and the others on Varagesale!! My stuff is still packed!
Love SNOWGLOBES!!! This was a Dollar Store treasure!
Sequined snowman from an Estate sale recently.
Estate sale Christmas scene and little trees from Dollar store!
Old tatting in glass looked like a snow flake....from estate sale.
Adam Maeroff's fabulous painting with a little Christmas in front!
Our grans!!
Keri's Kookies local friend and linen from an antique shop here....made in Spain!!

Goodies from local lumberyard store!! They have a great gift shop!!
Old glass Christmas balls from the ICE PLANT ANTIQUES in town.
Angel announces the coming Savior to the shepherds!!
A beautiful tin of goodies from new friends & many others brought home made goodies !!