Friday, October 31, 2008
What is a belly button in this picture...
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Of course, now would be a good time to show you a lot of pictures of my house. But, I don't have much today. Here is one David took in my kitchen.
We'll make this a two-parter. Come back for more pics in the next couple days.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
I had the pleasure of bonding with Miss Talking Trash (Tn'T, Debbie) Saturday. We enjoyed some discussion about faith and religion. Today, Debbie blogged a prayer request. You'll see that I also added the prayer request button to my blog for Baby Witt. I do not know these people, but I do know God. I know that He likes us to talk to Him. I know that He likes us to share Him. I know that He offers peace and comfort and love. And because I find myself loving Debbie, I find myself caring about what she cares about. And if she asks me to talk to God, well, how easy is that? And how powerful and true is He to listen?
It's like a pyramid scheme. Deb asked, and now I am asking you. Will you pray for this family? Maybe by the end of the day, God will have shown Himself through love and blogship to more than we could have ever imagined. Maybe that family, who already feels the strength of God, will feel more comfort and love than before.
Miracles? Well, God gave us Baby Witt and now look. I am talking to you about God and faith and prayer. Witt is a little miracle maker already, eh?
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Margo's contest is over (click on her name to learn how to order your calendar) and a Texas size congrats to my very own Snakelover for having two photographs selected for publication. Suweet! What a treat! Here is David's flickr photostream if you would like to enjoy more of his pics.
Friday, October 24, 2008
That is Bumpkin looking at you. She thinks I got a good deal.
Ah, so, I later emailed the sellers to tell them how pleased I was with the piece and the transaction. Come to find out, Janet and Clyde are antique dealers and they have several booths at Remember This Antiques in McKinney. I haven't made the drive to see their store yet. But, if you do, I am thinking you'll find some good stuff. After all, this piece came from their garage!
Janet inquired if I knew of someone who could resilver the mirror. Let me tell you, as I told Janet, I will not be resilvering the mirror. I like mirrors that look like this. My sister commented that it's not functional. Of course, it is! It reflects light.
The magic of Craigslist, eh? Speaking of which, I need to load up some screen doors and get them to Primitiques for a lady named Jenn. She found me on CL and she needs herself some doors for a craft show. I better get after it!
Tomorrow is the last day to submit your photos for Margo's Photo Contest. Also, tomorrow is like, everything. Bloom and Bee Swanky is having an open house in Waco (I'll be there), The Trinity Antiques District Flea Market is having their shindig off Industrial in Dallas, Red Shed is doing their thing with a big sale.
Happy Friday! ~Mindy
ps. Thanks, Richard!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
No worries, the mirror isn't staying. I'm playing around with that. What do you think? An oversized mirror that covers the area above and below the bar? Just above the bar? Only as wide as the piece? Or is wider ok? Or should I strive for narrower? This is a task! Opinions are needed.
I might be defiling the piece just a bit by placing my necklaces on the linen bar. But, it works!
See the earring holder? That is one of those picture holding tree things that came out a few years ago. I'm not sure I'm crazy about it, but it works for the earrings and keeps 'em organized. I do like that.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
What a day! Mom and I got to meet, eat lunch and visit with the one and only Theresa of Garden Antqs. Talk about treats! Have you any idea what a delightful lady she is? I must confess, I stared at her for over an hour and I cannot begin to guess how old this beauty is. From her childrens' ages and the years she has been married, I am quite convinced that things were happening in her life when she was barely in her two digit years. Seriously. How DO you maintain your youth, Ms. Theresa? Wow! I want in on that secret.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Why do I call him Snakeman? Well his handle on flickr is Snakelover61. Cher dubbed him Snakeman, and I like it!
The Snakeman happens to enjoy photography and he took a few photos this weekend at Primitiques. http://snakelover61.blogspot.com/2008/10/antique-photographer.html Check 'em out. My store looks good through his eyes, too!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I have a new rule. Every time I go to Primitiques, I have to take something from the garage with me (notice the bold and the italics). Surely, you can grasp my commitment here.
Some things out there in the garage are just not to my liking anymore. Come on. Does anyone else need another minnow bucket for a flower arrangement? I've found 2 so far. Took 2 rusty mini bundt pans last week. Today, I forgot to take anything. Twice. Eee gads. Does this mean I have to take 3 things next time I go? I guess so. It's not like my garage can't donate 3 items.
David has influenced another "rule". For every new-to-me item I bring home, I must purge my home of an item of equal or larger size. No, the man doesn't live with me. But, he can see that I need rules.
So, there's a sink in the yard that needs to go. I bought a cute little yard art thing on my birthday trip and I already committed to taking the sink away. I guess I'll load that up with the 3 things from the garage when I head to Primitiques next.
Speaking of my birthday, yes, it is still my birthday month. As additional treats to myself, I have some visits scheduled with some mah-ve-lous women in the next week. I met up with Mayron of Unique Unique Design this past Saturday. Tuesday, I am scheduled to meet Theresa from Garden Antqs in Huntsville. And then the 25th, I am meeting Cher of The Texas Woman in Waco to see none-other-than Theresa from Garden Antqs at Bloom and Bee Swanky. How will my very spirit handle being in the presence of each of these talented, inspirational women? I anticipate myself being a big sponge, soaking up anything they will share with me.
I know. Blogs are useless without pictures. I was going to post another of my experimental pictures, but, my dial-up doesn't feel like sharing tonight. Click on that flickr thing on the right. You can check out all my pics and several taken by David on there. That's a cool gadget, eh?
Happy Week! ~Mindy
Friday, October 17, 2008
These cast iron legs are from an old sink of days gone by. I call this picture "Crossed Legs".
By the way, Margo is sponsoring a photo contest. Click on the button on my page for the details. I'm hoping one of my pics will be chosen for her junk calender. How cool would that be?
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The skull, big spider and dead man's head in the fireplace are real screamers, yes?
And Ellie Mae is sitting on top of the coffin. I bought this real live coffin at an antique store in Terrell years ago. It is one of my spookiest, prized possessions. The inside is lined in a silky type material, under which is straw. I like to think that this was a salesman's sample. What do you think?
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Cher at The Texas Woman sent me this wonderful hat that I enjoyed bookoos on the trip. Somewhere on her blog is a link to her son's company, where this head cover came from. If you love it, move fast. There are limited qualities.
The big, wire basket is to die for (sold). The old apothecary jar will look wonderful with just about anything displayed inside. The only marking on it is "Pat June 11 1895". The finial is heavy. The napkin rings (sold) are silver with cow hair attached. The orangy tin with barbed wire, well, that's self explanatory, people. Cute for the fall weather, eh?
I'm heading up to Primitiques with these goodies today. As is the practice at most eating establishments, first come, first served.
Friday, October 10, 2008
So, along the lines of neglected, but still loved, I am hoping that our blogging relationship will remain intact the next 5 days. I shall be away from the computer Friday through Tuesday. It is yet, another long weekend celebrating my birth. Hoorah! Bandera, Gruene, Salado, y'all watch out, cuz here we come!
Birthday Gifts can be dropped off at the store while I am gone.
Feel free to swing by and buy yourself into a frenzy. When I get back from this buying, birthday trip, I'll fill in all the gaps with new parts and pieces that you can love.
Ahh, the table leg I told you about? First picture, tall, dark piece with fabric draped on it inside the window, furthest left with door knobs at the base. Cool, eh? $15 for an old table leg. Come and get it.