Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Whilst trotting around Bellbuckle antique stores, I began noticing just how many mannequin heads were about.  I began making photographical notes as I walked around.  Some having great personality, some wore blank faces.  Some were painted and some were colored otherwise.  Some were a tad more lifelike than others.  I've included a song to listen to while you look.

Now here's someone striking a pose!

Monday, October 20, 2014

florally speaking

I'm pretty sure I am, or was, a flower child.  
I love plants and flowers and all that goes along with. 
Starting from seed, saving from the dumpster, separating, harvesting, drying, eating.
My world must be filled with green and blooms. 
I said to Shaun this morning, "I can't believe we haven't had a hard frost yet".
Meaning I still have flowers and herbs on my porch steps.
And under the porch and in the garden.
Can you name what each of my plants pictured are?

This color scheme reminds me of something.... the seventies perhaps!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

bellbuckle tn craft fair

As you may or may not know... the annual BellBuckle craft fair is this weekend.  This year (so far) there are eight of us going in two vehicles.  I am so super excited... I've changed my mental outfit three times.  Goodness knows what I will end up wearing that morning.  We are due to have perfect weather starting out a little cool then warming up with partly sunny skies to around seventy degrees.  My sister and I figured that we have been in attendance, apart for maybe one or two years, at the craft fair for at least twenty six years... maybe more.  I know we were going when I was a teenager and, with me turning forty one this Saturday (yyyaaahhh!), that was a good twenty five years ago.  Needless to say... we are pros.  I have my list ready to go of things to look for so I possibly don't come home with only a picture of something I want.  I've got my taste buds all warmed up for the turnip greens and white beans from my favorite food booth.  We already pretty much know where we will park... all we have to do is get Aunt Dea here from Florida and pick up Granny... both of whom are newbies to the BellBuckle TN craft fair.  If you are too I suggest you look it up and head there this Saturday.  It is loads of fun to trot from booth to booth and get lemonade and kettle corn and see what new holiday trends are.... the works I tell ya!!!

Here are pictures form last year of just how much fun we have!  

What can I say?  She loves a good clean port-o-john!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

the reds

I don't know what it is about the color red lately.
Yesterday I mentioned a leaf hunt at the DC and could think of only red leaves.
I am suddenly drawn to it not knowing why because red is not my signature color at all.  
Every time I wear it my face drains of all color.  
So why not just have a look see.. hmm?

Grandeur Over the Knee Boot
Delicious boots from freepeople.
That I would never afford. 

Scrumptious wallpaper from indiansummer blog.

Sun Safe Hat
Even though summer is gone for this year, a good summer hat at a good price
is always welcome... especially the color.... aaahhhhhh.
Found on clearance at shopterrain

Don't know if I could deal with "super skinny" jeans but for sure red skinnies.
Found at H&M

I love the splashes of red, especially the last picture with the roses 
and floral pillow from this post on indiansummer.
Can you tell I have a slight obsession with their blog?

Red and Blue Beaded Tribal Stripe Bracelet
I have a favorite beaded cuff that would look lovely with a 
dab of red on a neighboring bracelet.
Found at

 And here is where the obsession really started..... the velvet mirror at the flea market.
Shoulda, coulda, woulda....

These last few pictures are all original Laurie... taken at the flea market a few weeks ago.

 And let us not forget the chenille bedspread that I seem to have blocked out getting rid of.
I must have been temporarily out of my mind.  
This was my guest room in my house before I married Shaun.
The only evidence is this picture I posted on flickr.

You know those days when you get the mean reds?
 The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
 No. The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?
 Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name!

Isn't it just dreamy?