The Fortune Teller $3
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I love this table runner! ... turning head sideways.
The next great book is Vintage Halloween Collectibles/An Identification and Price Guide 2nd edition.
This book is huge! Loaded with all kinds of goodies for the Vintage Halloween lover. Everything from lanterns, shakers, games, and decorations.
Okay... cracking neck back in place... geesh!
I found both of these books at the library... I high recommend you check them out.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Here are my thrifty finds;
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I wanted to take a leisurely drive to Lake Michigan this summer still. Play in the waves, picnic on the beach. Brad wants to go camping one more time. Just the two of us, much to Noah's dismay. I don't think there is time this summer, but maybe in September we can camp. ~
Even though I hate to see summer come to an end. I absolutely thrive in Autumn! It's really my time of year. I seem to always be in good spirits and find it a time of great inspiration. I love slipping into a soft sweater and jeans, hiking though the colorful woods, pumpkins on my porch steps, hot apple cider, decorating my home, the smell of wood smoke, watching the squirrels getting ready for winter. Autumn will be welcomed!
More free vintage images, help yourself to these bathing beauties.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
A pretty green view from the canoe.
A white goose, so Brad tells me... I kept calling it a duck.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Autumn really loves vintage Halloween...just like her momma!
This is a painted hat box decoupaged with some old vintage Halloween postcard images. A
paper mache skull with vintage crepe paper collar, (I was thinking Shakespere~ish ?)
a vintage postcard image made into a stand-up photo trimmed in vintage silver tinsel garland. I added a flickering electric candle for some glow effect.
I love finding old tinsel, garland, crepe paper at yard sale, flea markets and thrift stores. I'm like a kid in a candy store when I find some!
Autumn was helping Kevin's mom clean out her basement and they sent over a bag of goodies; the hat box and the vintage crepe paper were two of the things in the bag that I used for this piece.
I think I'm about ready to switch gears soon, It's time to get back to some embroidery and I've started knitting my second scarf. Really, we have way too many crochet scarves around here already. I'm going to watch some Youtube tutorials on how to knit hats. I cannot for the life of me learn out of a book... hmmm... I should of been a hands on, interest led homeschooler. Just thing of how much I would know by now! Well, it's never too late, right?
*Also please, oh please let there be no crazy raccoons running around my tent at night!
Monday, August 10, 2009
So... today is our official first day of school.
Friday, August 7, 2009
This is a short film that Autumn made last semister. It didn't feel right to post it at Purple Squirrel but here it's fine. The poor down and out young lady is played by Autumn and the rotten scoundrel boyfriend is played by her real-life boyfriend Kevin... only in real life, he's as sweet as pie and she is diffidently not down and out! Enjoy!
~Dead and Lovely~
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Of course Whimsical Moon should have a post on the full moon! It's always amazes me when we are teaching preschool how wound up the children are on the full moon. We can forecast the full moon by them!
"The Moon is a white strange world, great, white, soft-seeming globe in the night sky, and what she actually communicates to me across space I shall never fully know. But the Moon that pulls the tides, and the Moon that controls the menstrual periods of women, and the Moon that touches the lunatics, she is not the mere dead lump of the astronomist.... When we describe the Moon as dead, we are describing the deadness in ourselves. When we find space so hideously void, we are describing our own unbearable emptiness.." -D.H. Lawrence
Okay... my gyno. doctor told me about the full moon and the effects on woman. I thought he was loopy! That moon needs to stop messing around with me!!!
Full Sturgeon Moon - August
The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon
I just love Native names for the moon!
They dined on mince and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon, The moon, The moon, They danced by the light of the moon. -Edward Lear, "The Owl and the Pussycat"
I want to dance by the light of the moon with a runcible spoon.
As long as the moon shall rise
As long as the river shall flow
As long as the sun shall shine
As long as the grass shall grow
-Native American prayer
"Under the full moon life is all adventure." -Sigurd Olson, The Singing Wilderness