simple is beautiful

Sweet Things

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

    A recent trip to a local thrift store yielded great finds.  Being a fan of all things bamboo, I was happy to find these.  Well, let's just say, four frames at $1 each.  Yes, that makes me smile too.


You know how the story goes....we don't really need another picture or do-dad, but at this price, we can make it work.  After careful consideration, indeed we have a couple of spots, wink-wink, that could use a thing or two.  Free down loadable art and glass cut to fit, ooh, I have gooses bumps at the possibilities.  I don't know, maybe I should just be proud of the price and leave them like this...price tag and all.  LOL, any takers?  OK, my question to you, would you paint the frames or leave them gold?



       While on the same outing, I found this frame.  Not crazy about the color, but with a little paint on the frame, a plywood back, and either cork, chalk paint or magnetic board, this frame could become a fun little something.  
      What would you do with this frame? 
      Please don't mumble something about kindling....
      I'm sort of jumping around here so please stick with me.  
      Today, my aunt came by to bring me a few things from my grandmother's house.  My grandmother loved butterflies and birds.  Realizing this, my mother got busy with the needle work of birds and butterflies on many occasions.


    This is a stool that Mom made back in the 70's.  Up until last year, my grandmother used it daily to prop her feet upon.



    My grandmother passed away a year ago in November and I am very grateful to have a few of her favorite things.



    My aunt also brought a set of china that Memaw worked very hard to collect.



    Funny how the delicate fruit and flower, and the touch of green is exactly what I would choose if I was picking a pattern for myself.

    OK, if I haven't lost you completely at this point, these are some of the needle point pieces that my mother made for Memaw.







     I am grateful for many things in life, but as I grow older I realize that time spent with loved ones is irreplaceable.  My biggest regret is not making the effort to be with family and connect with old friends.

    If there is someone in your life that you haven't seen in a while, take the time to re-connect.  It will be time well spent.
           
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