Friday, December 10, 2010

You better not pout...

Krampus is coming to town!
I love this guy. Santa's sidekick in old world Germany and other European countries. He's spanks bad children with sticks... so be good for goodness sake!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Front Porch...

The Front Porch
Jimmy Priest
The front porch holds my memories
dreams, hopes and fears
endless hours I have spent
laughing and shedding tears
The rocking chair stands still
hiding in plain sight
waiting for a companion
to join it through the night
Seeking out laughter and fun
offering good advice
watching children run
giggling and chasing fire flies
The goals of a young boy
the angst of a teen
reflections of a man
how long ago it all seems
Sharing a moment alone
like looking through the glass
at a world that passes by
moving way to fast
A world within a world
where a boy could be king
over lands far away
free from everything
A small breeze passes through
sharing the scents of the night
as I close my weary eyes
listening to the last few cars drive by
The visitors come and go
creating memories for my past
as I sit on the front porch
alone with my thoughts at last

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Vintage Airplane Shoot...

Autumn is flying off to Florida with Kevin tomorrow.
Be safe and have a great trip, I'll miss you!
Autumn's vintage airplane photo shoot with Britt as the model....
I love these!

Friday, June 25, 2010

My new pretties...

I just adore Holly's earrings that she makes from vintage looking findings and old jewelry. I am now the proud owner of 6 pairs. I always get so many compliments when I wear them. They make me feel so pretty. (I can use all the help I can get!)
Holly is such a sweet and generous lady!
Here's a link to her Artfire site Behind The Times.

Here's my other pairs that I already own... I'm thinking I need some purple pretties next.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Vintage Feature

My beautiful and talented daughter Autumn Rose was featured on a vintage style dress maker's blog today. Check it out!

And here is some more of her work in an aol news piece. Her friend Eak was featured in this article and used Autumn's photos of him. He's been to my house before...a very nice fellow.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Photo Collecting...

There are people who will dig for hours on end at antique shops and flea markets for the perfect photo for their collection. My daughter is one of them. She has several different collections going on. I know a few of them are "Sailors from World War II" and "Old carnival/circus photos." We both share a love for old photographs. She's always so excited when she finds a new treasure for her collection and can't wait to share them with me.

Can you figure out what these photos may have in common for a collection.

Pretty easy, huh?

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer Mantel

We honor the seasons at our house as part of our Native American culture. Also because we love nature and it just feels right to honor the gifts that the Great Father has given us in way of animals, the trees and plants, the changing seasons.

One way we embrace the changing seasons is to decorate the mantel.
This summer I've used sunflowers, lemons, a honeycomb, rocks and crystals, peacock feathers, sage and a smudging shell and lots of candles in gold, red and orange.
Some handmade items:
The sun medallion that Noah made (I adore that!) I've also added the gourd bowl I made a few years ago. I left the painting of my mom hanging that Autumn painted. We'll just call her "Mother Earth" for now:)

This weekend we'll have a bonfire in the back yard after the Pow Wow. We'll honor Dad with a prayer. (for Father's Day) we'll also do a Birthday blessing for Kevin. We'll roast marshmallows (just cause they're good!)
I'm also coming up with a strawberry dessert for the Solstice. The Ojibwa use the full moons to mark the months of the year. The month of June is Ode' imini-giizis meaning Strawberry Moon. So I'm thinking Strawberries are perfect! The Summer Solstice is also known as The Rising Day to the Ojibwa. It is a time of renewal, sacred ceremonies, a time to pray for healing medicines, good crops and good harvests.
Hopefully Noah and I will take a nice long quiet walk in the woods on Monday to refresh our souls.
I'd love to hear if you have any plans to celebrate the Summer Solstice!


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