Saturday, March 14, 2009

Vintage Curtain Tacks -- A Must Have!

Whenever I'm out shopping tag sales and flea markets I'm always looking for these painted metal curtain tacks. They are so charming. I don't use them for that purpose -- I have always wanted a wall-sized bulletin board and guess what I would stick my important notes up with? You guessed it!!! These are so cool. I'm sending them to my ebay site today so you can buy these for your creative bulletin board. Cheers, Judy

Vintage Hair Ornaments for sale on Ebay this week

Last September I found a bag of handmade antique/vintage hair ornaments. It was an exciting moment. Each one is different and more delightful than the next. Silk fabrics scrunched together with beads and trim added. All are attached to a hairpin...remember these? I'm putting a bunch on ebay today -- check 'em out! These would be fun and easy to make with vintage trims and beads.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Enjoying Amherst College Mead Art Museum for the first time!

My friend, Thelma and I discovered the Mead Art Museum on the campus of Amherst College today. We've lived in this area for many years and this is the first time we visited the museum. It was fabulous. A painting by Georgia O'Keefe, a Rubens, portraits of Charles Lindburgh and his wife, Andrew Wyeth with his magical curtains blowing in the wind, to mention a few.
Pictured: FINE ART Salome, Painting by Henri, Robert 1909, Oil on canvas, American (1865-1929) Canvas: 77 1/4 in x 36 15/16 in; 196.215 cm x 93.8213 cm

We spent an hour looking at fine art, sculpture and a video by William Barnet. I liked his Dream sequence paintings and we watched a video with Barnet narrating. Then off to a new restaurant in downtown Amherst, Mango Mango! I enjoyed my panini with roast beef but the pork chop sandwich was a little dry. But we would definitely try it again.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spices and Herbs Arriving Soon!

I've been meaning to clean out our spice cabinet for a long time -- some of the jars and bags have been in there since 1970! EEK!

Our wonderful neighbors, Deb and Andy, gave us a gift certificate to an online store called Smith and Truslow. I love their website and it was difficult deciding which assortment to buy because they all sounded so delicious. But I went with "Italian Riviera" and I can't wait until they arrive.
Thanks Deb and Andy!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Displayed 31 artist pages in book format!

Hey there!
A small group of artists in Charlotte (began as a meet-up) met in March to see all the pages that were created for a book. I was lucky enough to be asked by my cousin, Dolly (who is part of the group) to contribute a page (well, actually it was 31 pages) so they could make one book to auction off through Ebay for charity and we each were to receive one. Pam, a wonderful artist, had the idea and hosted the Sunday get-together so we could all come together and actually take the pages and put them together and meet all the participating artists. And what a group of fabulous artists! Now once it was completed and I got home, I said to myself, "how do I display it!" After giving this a lot of thought (I just didn't want to lay it on the table because it didn't do it justice.) So -- in my sewing room I found tucked away in the corner an old jewelry display stand about 12 inches tall. It had four little "L" shaped brackets which I unscrewed and discarded. Well, I saved them in my junk drawer (I can't seem to throw away anything, anymore!) The pole part was not glued into the base -- which turned out to be a good thing. Because I just put the pole through the center of the book, stuck it into the base and voila! It is now proudly displayed in my foyer/art gallery space. Thought you'd like to know! :)