Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hunting and gathering

If you know me, you know one of my most favorite pastimes is scavenging for treasures, junkin, antiquing, whatever you want to call it. Be it an obsession, or a passion, it is a joy that I share with other friends and the prizes are sometimes priceless.

Most recently I scored these precious little Redwing dishes at my favorite Antiques collective, Country Antiques in Travelers Rest SC for my friend Marybeth's birthday. I believe her penchant for lovely dishes is in the running with mine.

On another day of thrifting (I never leave without checking the toy bin) I found this pretty in pink hello kitty bag to add to my collection. She'd make a nice little picnic tote, don't you think?

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Clara's Garden

It's that time of year when everything green and flowering explodes before our eyes with such abundance, it seems that every day brings a new vision of something lovely. It is nearly impossible to keep up with trimming, planting and grooming the outdoor spaces. So we must just stop now and then to enjoy the beauty, the nature around us, the bird songs and the warmth of the sun. The still cool evenings to enjoy the night sounds. Spring is such a blessing to save the soul from the dark days of winter.

Plant some seeds or seedlings, water the soil and watch miracles happen.