Friday, February 26, 2010

~ A BUNNY RABBIT QUEEN


The Bunny Rabbit Queen would not be me. I have known a few people who really have a tough time every passing by a bunny and not giving it a good home. Kudos to the wonderful ones who are involved in rabbit rescue!

Although I seldom go through any dry spells or artist's blocks, there are those periods when I could literally stay awake 24 hours and just keep creating. Maybe it is the hint of Spring that came last week. Not today, it's back to cool weather outside. Which is just as perfect for the moment. The outside gardening and weeding can wait.

This is a new print that I have in my shop. I think I should make some note cards with this one, too. They would be so charming. Now this little Bunny could certainly be a Bunny Rabbit Queen.
My heart has been so sad over the tragedy at our SeaWorld. I remember Dawn Brancheau at the Shamu shows. Seeing the footage of her on TV brought back the memories of seeing how much she adored what she did. And how much she loved the animals of the oceans and seas. I am profoundly thankful for those, like Dawn, who dedicate their lives each day to protect animals and the planet as they educate us, and give joy to others while doing so.

See Y'all Soon~

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

~ NO TOYS, NO BUNNIES ... OH NO ..


E
ven though I still love a bunny or two especially around Easter time, I have strict orders from ME not to bring anymore bunnies in the house. I gave away most of the knick knack kind of ones, but kept just a few that wanted to stay here.

However this bunny caught my attention and is so darn cute! Wouldn't she be sweet paint antiqued white with a little bit of chipping to look old and loved ?! And if it was considered a "toy" around here, a puppy would have it chewed up in no time. So go grab one or two, or all of them, so I can't ..... please!


Seeing a toy that is handmade out of wood,
and not from a big country far away,
is such a good thing.

See Y'all Soon~

Friday, February 19, 2010

~ HAPPY WEEKEND


Does an open door showing stacks of stuff drive you crazy?
Me, too.


Lately I have had more than a few stacks of papers waiting for attention. But I spent the last week finishing up the tax returns for us, and Sweet Daughter. I remember trying to figure out all the new tax laws and hoping to get everything right even with a small business long before computers and tax return programs. Sometimes progress is a very good thing. I've had plans for our refund months and months ago. I bet most people do as well.

Hopefully now I can get some de-cluttering going on around this little house. But you know what? If I had a beautiful old library cabinet with books from the 1800's spilling out of the shelves, I would have a hard time "cleaning it up." Maybe I would just stack the books a little bit so they were not falling out ..... and I might shut the doors. But after I admire the beauty.

Have a Great Weekend!
See Y'all Soon~

Sunday, February 14, 2010

~ Winners 2010 One World One Heart!


Thank You!
to each of you who left a comment to enter my
2010 One World One Heart GiveAway.
I really enjoyed seeing old friends and finding new blogs, too. It was another amazing year. I tried very hard to get around to see and comment on each blogger's site who was kind enough to stop by here. With well over 1,000 blogs, it was a wild carpet ride!
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Three winners have been chosen using the random number generator.
All the winners have contacted me, and their art has been mailed & is on the way to a couple of states here in the US, and one going to Indonesia.

The Winners Are:

#236 GeorgiaPeachez, Suzy
#112 Ria
# 83 WondrousStrange

Winners May Choose From Any Of The Three Prints Here:


Today is Sweet Daughter's Birthday!
She took the day off of work so I could spoil her.
It is so special to have a daughter.


See Y'all Soon~

Friday, February 12, 2010

~ Happy Valentine’s Day


Most of my “old” blog friends have heard the story of how I turned down this beautiful set of red transferware dishes that had belonged to my husband’s grandmother. Not once or twice, but a few more than that. It was quite a while ago. Then they were offered to Sweet Daughter, years before she had her own home, and she happily accepted them. A few years after that, I was sorry I had turned them down. They are so pretty, so vintage, and so charming.
Johnson Bros. England, English Chippendale

I kept them for safekeeping for a several years and used them just like I owned them. By now I had come to appreciate "old" things better. So I thought maybe Sweet Daughter would forget about them or decide she didn't want some "old lady" dishes from so long ago. But when she bought her first home, she was quick to take some of the dishes to their new home. I still got to keep some. When she recently had a party, she needed a lot of dishes and the red transferware was called into duty.
It was rather interesting how many of the ladies oohed and aahed over those dishes. A few of them had been collecting the same dishes as well. But what they all loved best was the fact that the dishes had traveled through time and family. They had belonged to Sweet Daughter’s great grandmother and that was special to others. It’s a treasure whether you knew the relative or not to have a continuation of your family in your home.
I was in labor on Valentine’s Day many years ago, and so this weekend is Sweet Daughter’s Birthday Weekend! I’ll make a couple of large heart shaped chocolate chip cookies and something yummy for dinner on Sunday. On Monday we are playing girls’ day out and going to have a nice pedicure and do a little shopping. And I think puppy is going for a bit of grooming, too. I treasure these days so much.
Usually I bring out these lovely old dishes because the red is so perfect on Valentine's Day. This year I'll miss them. Lesson learned.
Hope your weekend is a wonderful one.
Happy Valentine’s Day
~ See Y’all Soon ~

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

~ Still Time To Enter One World One Heart

One World One Heart is open for comments
until Feb 14th.
Here for my blog.
All blogs will be open for comments until 2/14

Please stop by Hearts For Haiti
shop on Etsy and do a little shopping.
And Thank You!
to all of you who have already done so.

As of 10 pm EST 2/8/10 ... raised $28,993.33 (after fees)
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When it gets cold tonight, I will not complain. The thirties without being snowed-in would be a welcome relief to thousands of people. After the doors are locked up for the night, I'll just get out an extra blanket and not even think about complaining one tiny bit.


It would be nice to have Spring come early this year.
I hope it does for all of you who have too much snow.

See Y'all Soon

Friday, February 5, 2010

~ Happy Weekend

One World One Heart GiveAway
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M
y sis called to remind me that she was going to Charleston. Actually she was calling to rub it in that she was there having a wonderful time. It made me think about how much I miss Savannah and Charleston when I haven't been in a while. It was a working-around -the-house vacation this past week. Something that just had to be done, and we did get a few of things accomplished from our very long to-do list. But it would have been more fun to be in Charleston. And I'm really happy that she is there because she adores being in Charleston. A little work, and I hope a lot of play time.



Hope you have a great weekend.
See Y'all Soon~