Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pumpkin Art

We don't do Halloween at our house but we do love pumpkins! Amanda and I finally got around to painting some of our home-grown pumpkins today while we watched Alias.  We had to harvest them early and store them in the barn because the deer were having early morning pumpkin feasts. Hopefully, they won't like the paint smell or the thumb-tacks used for the fancy swirles.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


I am loving all of these silhouette ideas over at Le Papier Studio.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Remember These?

Remember in my last post I mentioned a great estate sale that we stumbled upon on our way to Steptoe? Well this is one of the fun things that we found. Actually, Terry went down to the basement before I did and when he came back up he told me I would go "ga ga" over the basement contents. Sure enough, while I was going ga ga over an entire table of mismatched silver, he found the motherload of Raffiaware in a storage room. I haven't counted, but these pictures show maybe a third of what we brought home. To make the deal even sweeter, the set included the pitcher and ice bucket with lid! Score!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Steptoe Butte

My husband and I realized late Friday evening that neither one of us had any pressing obligations planned for Saturday. Let me tell you, this is odd. Usually we both have a long list of to-do's and have-to's and if one of us is even remotely free for a Saturday the other is usually not.

Something that we both love to do is get in the car and just go somewhere that we have never been before. We only had one day so our destination needed to be close. Terry has always wanted to drive to the top of Steptoe Butte and had been close on numerous occasions but never had the time to stop. So we headed out Saturday morning and the first thing we came across was a fabulous estate sale {more on that tomorrow} and after driving through the rolling hills of the Palouse area we came to Steptoe Butte. I did forget my camera which always makes me furious but I googled these images and now we can't wait to go back in the spring. It's a short drive to the top and as you can see the reward is amazing. If you are in really great shape you can hike to the top making the view even more rewarding. Most of these photos were taken by Chip Phillips who, if you google, has many beautiful photos of the Pacific Northwest.

Monday, October 5, 2009

We are exhausted but......

The Mad Hatter Vintage Market was a spectacular success! Amanda and I had a wonderful time selling our treasures and making new friends. Our mad hats are off to Gladys and Celia of June Bug for all their hard work and amazing attention to detail. The grange looked magical and the food was outstanding {thanks Shari and Lynn}. You can find the names of all the vendors over at June Bug and links to some of their blogs. Special thanks to our new friends Becky and Holly from All That Glitter for the fun and the new treasures that we took home and to Celeste from Chaps for all the encouragement.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Vintage Market

Of all the work it takes to get ready for a show this is our favorite part....actually setting up the space and seeing what we were dreaming in our head become a beautiful reality.  To some it might seem like an organized mess but we love each item and hope that they all have a Happy Ending in someone's home. The Vintage Market is being held today from 4 to 9pm and tomorrow from 9am to 6pm at the Five Mile Grange...admission is $4.  Amanda and I will have photos of the whole show posted later on my blog and on hers!