Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
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.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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
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.
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
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!
Monday, June 14, 2010
I've been a little busy planning for summer. Here's our plans as of now... (some of my friends from our Purple Squirrel Homeschool blog may have already heard this.)
This coming weekend is a busy one! The Annual Riverbank Pow Wow is Saturday, Sunday is Father's Day and Monday is Kevin's Birthday (daughter Autumn's boyfriend.) Not to forget, it's also the Summer Solstice! Whew!!!
My son has a few summer camps; Revolutionary War~ Harry Potter and Civil War. Yeah, we attend some strange camps here.
The day after Labor day when all the public school children are headed back to school, we're headed on a holiday at a cottage on Lake Huron. Lovely!
I'm not sure but we'll most like throw in a camping trip here and there.
Oh yes, tennis anyone?
(I don't even play tennis, I just like old tennis rackets. Sort of like my old wooden snow ski's.)
Here's to a summer full of magical delights!~ Catching fireflies, picnics with family and friends, roasting marshmallows, sipping lemonade on the porch, walking the woods hunting for those ever elusive wood sprites!~