Thursday, October 24, 2013

Brimfield never disappoints

Suddenly I felt the urge to finally post pictures of my day at Brimfield back in September. 
Most of them were already loaded so it really only took a few minutes. I was going to watermark them all.  Not sure its worth the time plus these were just taken with my iphone and some I have already shown on Instagram so sorry for repeating them if you follow me. 

Poor fella was all tuckered out. I felt like that by the end of the day too. It's a lot of area to cover but the time goes by fast. I thought I took more pictures of industrial pieces but I really didn't. On the other hand I don't think I spent anytime looking at lace, ribbon, ephemera, jewelry, fabric, buttons or clothing. That is so unusual for me and not easy to break old habits but it was good for me to get out of my comfort zone. I bought those metal bins and a filing cabinet, 2 white pedestal bottoms, an industrial chair,  and gosh I can't even remember now. Oh a cool rusty metal ceiling molding that I still haven't done anything with. Well I guess that's why I only bought one. I thought it would make a great shelf. Now I just need to get George to think it would too....and make it for me. 
    There are plenty of vendors that have great style and a definite look. Many times when you're in one of those booths you could buy one of each. It all calls your name and would fit perfectly anywhere in your home. Then there is that space that you think ......there is nothing here for me.  Then your eye hits that object amongst all the others and everything else falls away.  It's perfect! that's when it gets exciting for me. Like finding that diamond in a box of buttons. Gets my heart pounding.    

Thursday, September 5, 2013

4 months can fly by fast

Just do it! Get it? Hat with Nike logo... come on do a post for pete's sake. 4 months without a word is not what I intended to do. A bit of advice when you "do it" you might want to wash your hands first not like me with dirt under your fingernails.  I hope you've all been well. I have only peaked in on you now and then. It's amazing how much you can get done when you pull yourself away from the computer. I still have my Instagram but it takes very little time and effort. Still not a big fan of facebook and I'm not a tweeter. 

I did garden more this summer which I really enjoyed. I had cleared out the home garden a lot a couple of years ago with plans of changing things around. Suddenly this year things started to come back. I thought well I'll leave it for now and see what happens and then I'll get rid of it. It was mostly different colored phlox and black eyed susan's. It was a pleasant surprise and I think I am going to keep most of it. I still have some work to do on it. As a matter of fact I have a truck load of compost to unload tomorrow morning before I head to Brimfield. I was going to go today but I woke up too late. I'm hoping to find some industrial pieces. We'll see what I come up with. I might do a post of what I see but will definitely share on Instagram. George is quite the dragonfly rustler. He loves rescuing them when they get stuck in the greenhouse. Did you know they can bite?  He calls me over every time he catches one. I think they're very cool but I'm not holding one. It's still a bug to me.  Ok off to bed .......going to dream of vintage loveliness. 

Bonne Nuit!

All photos taken with my phone 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

the good

I hadn't realized until I decided to check the dates that these photos were taken almost 3 weeks ago on March 30th. The daffodil were just starting to peek out and only the crocuses were up. I love that lonely little one that just found it's way under the trees. George was just finishing up some projects. Making some little compartment for lumber out of pallets. I think he would be make a good's in his genes as his great grandfather was a logger. I am sure there were many loggers back in his day.  Anyways I was stalking him watching him work on this beautiful sunny spring day.   The bulk of the planting is done and in different stages of growth. Now it seems there is a lot of moving. Always a lot of moving. Cooling things down and hardening off.  It's fun to look back and see how much things have grown. I actually find myself cutting a lot back already. I am never without my scissors close at hand. My most used tool.  I made up a lot of little succulent mixtures and hopefully won't run out as quickly as I did last year. I'll try to photograph more of them to show you and maybe some flowers. Looking at these photos there isn't much that looks like spring. I am sure blogland is full of spring colors. I haven't had the time to visit like I would like but want to thank you for the wonderful comments. Most of you that write know that this is our crunch time. I so appreciate you understanding.  That was our weeping juniper that broke in the middle from that super snowstorm when we got 30-36". We haven't had the time to take care of it and it makes me a little sad to see it broken but it was getting too big for the space. 

Sadness is the Boston tragedy. I am overwhelmed with grief as I know you are.  I have been trying to listen to NPR for most of it as I haven't been doing much TV watching. The stories are horrific but also very inspiring as you hear of the people that stepped up to help. It's easy to get lost in the hatred, but important to know that humanity is not lost. 

Some wise words to keep in mind from  
From Patton Oswalt on facebook

I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity."
But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem -- one human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in a while, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness.
But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evildoers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you, and we always will."