Saturday, June 24, 2017

Longing for nature.......

we spent 7 months living on the coast of washington while writing our second book fairy village and loved being so close to nature all of that time. now we are back in city and i find myself missing the quiet beauty of nature all around me. i still have never been to a place where i've truly felt at home though. i think i would feel that in england or france, but in the countryside not the city. i have had beautiful gardens and have felt my spirit go to another place when i have been in beautiful settings in nature, a beautiful retreat for my soul, but i know if i were to walk in the meadows and gardens and pathways in europe, i would feel at home at last.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Wonderful artist, Olivia Irvine

i found this incredible artist recently whose paintings so reflect my interpretation of life, too. i love the soft, ethereal colors she uses and the childlike, fairy tale quality of her work. i've looked at her paintings over and over again, they are so inspiring to me.

Monday, February 06, 2017

winter sadness

i am feeling very sad. i miss our sons and their families. we are so far away from them, i can't believe we moved so far away. i am hoping and trying to move back to the life i had and to have us all together again. i never thought when we were raising our sons that we would only see them a few times a year. it makes me very sad. i am hoping and praying that we can live closer again. i miss them and our granddaughters and their wives, too. they are all very special to me, more than anyone else.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

More pictures of our vintage show booths and our new shop!!

These are some of our booth pictures and photos from our shop.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Would love treasures like these for our new shop!!

we've opened a beautiful new shop by the ocean in Washington state! we're very excited although we're so far away from our sons and their families.....we really miss them!! i wish everyone just lived in the same town!
here are some of the beautiful and unique treasures we'd love to have in our shop! of course, we probably cannot have these exact things but we definitely love this kind of stuff!!

this glass top table is incredible!

love any kind of old bottles like these

adorable old wind up toys

incredible handmade wooden children's car

love old stuffed animals like this one

especially love old tattered books, even when they're falling apart!

love old clocks! this would be an awesome place to rummage through!

old crowns are some of my favorite things. these are so beautiful!

what a great idea. the clasps from antique purses attached to old photos.

i absolutely love old ballet costumes! 

always looking for any kind of nice glass domes like these

antique drums are wonderful! would so love to have one like this!

this glass lamp and carved table would be incredible to have in our shop!!

i think this is called goofus class. love this!

love old hats like this! isn't it amazing?!

love cute little chairs like this

another amazing ballet costume

antique boudoir dolls.....these are especially beautiful

this is such an adorable old toys like these

an incredible old tattered chair

antique millinery supplies are some of my favorite things, too

interesting sculptural hands.....very unique

love this old rusted phone....couldn't be any cuter!

this is such an amazing clock, never seen anything like this

love this unique bird cage, very different

my favorite and blue, these are great

amazing old dollhouse, bird this

adorable little guy.....wish he were in my home. he's so cute

can't wait til we can get some cupolas.....this one is incredible

love these old wire chairs.....wonderful!!

this is very unique....very hard to find but definitely sought after!!! we have one in our shop and it is a favorite of everyone who sees it.

love anything with drawers

this is beautiful.....very old looking

so cute. love puppets, marionettes.....

this has got to be one of my most favorite things.....very sculptural and just makes such a statement!

i love so many different kinds of things.....these are such some of the antiques and vintage treasures i love. i'm always looking for something i've never seen before. so much fun!!