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, February 23, 2018


As I try to post on my “GREENPECKS”  ART PAGE on Facebook and they keep begging for money to “ boost” it..... I decided to revisit my BELOVED BLOG started in 2008!  And Happy Anniversary of 10 years on here to ME!! 
Much has happened after downsizing and moving 17 miles down the road to a smaller house and yard! We did lots of changes to our new 1960 cottage on the corner and have settled in.  I got OUT of the Antique business only to return to it in a smaller way, renting two spots in two Antique shops in La Grange on the square, still connecting with old friends and new friends. So I work 7-10 Days a month and really love it! I’ve filled my areas with lots of old great things and sold five quilts this week with the Local Quilt Show coming up!! The BEST PART .... is meeting people!! Always seems to be a Devine appointment of sorts and that BLESSES me mucho! I’ve done some original art and sold it....exciting..... and still have prints and lots of new 5x7 blank greeting cards I’ve created on vellum....still a favorite of customers and friends. I also carry an extensive line of VINTAGE POSTERS .... VERY POPULAR with around 46 different designs to pick from! I saw TWO on the walls of a FIXER UPPER playroom recently built!! Plus I spot them in Decorator magazines ... they have been a huge hit !!
A new thing I’m working on is doing some LARGE PAINTINGS. I’m very excited about this new adventure but it’s foreign to my natural inklings in art creating. Part of the learning is trying soft pastels....practice to combine them with paint eventually. Her are a few sampling’s ... after watching videos of artists I love..... Mystele, Pam Garrison, Alisa Burke and Lynn Whipple with Carla Sonheim . I watch their videos over and over trying to loosen up.....hard for an “over fixer”!!  So ENJOY and BE BLESSED! AND SO GLAD TO BE BACK HERE WITH YOU ON THE BLOG!!!
...... I’m trying to add photos and it’s not working.... I’ll be right back!😜🎨 Well, everything is out dated and I can’t add photos! Soooo ..... I’ll get back to show you some art when I get it figured out!

Monday, November 2, 2015


I CANNOT BELIEVE it's been 11 months since I last posted!!! I DO love blogging but life has taken a few turns!! Adding on a room, bathroom and porch, building a raised garden and planting roses and flowerbeds with herbs to season my food, playing with the growing grandkids, piddling with ART…..miss it, but sooo busy!! How about I just post a BUNCH of pictures of life happenings….life will continue to change and so I focus MORE on the HOPE that is now and what lies ahead………….A sad part of the year ……….I have lost two Art friends this year…..one was a close acquaintence through Bible Study …Frances Macauley….her obituary said…"I've gone to Paradise" …she was ready to join her awesome God fearing husband in Heaven…..and the other .....sooo missed as a friend, we had some memorable times and I loved her and her Folk Art….PJ Hornberger…..not another one like her…..she is at home too now. It is a fact we are ALL destined to eventually die and leave here….do you know where your destination will be? Watch Billy Graham's Heaven on YouTube (28 min) his latest….it might be the difference between true life and true death…..love you all!! 
I AM painting a piece for an adopted daughter….will post it when it is done! It's bright and fun…taken from a class by Alison O'Donohue……

NEXT POST ALL FLOWERS….THEN ALL ART…..that is what I get for waiting so long……too many things to choose from in a whole year!!!!!  …so here is life in general first……...


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 !!