Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The earth has grown old with its burden of care
But at Christmas it always is young,
The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair
And its soul full of music breaks the air,
When the song of angels is sung. ~ Phillips Brooks

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Big Day for Small Business

November 27, 2010 is the first-ever Small Business Saturday.
A day to come together in support of the small businesses we love - the shops and restaurants that employ our neighbors and reinvest our money close to home, the businesses that are the heartbeat of our communities and local economies.
Take the pledge to support small business. Join the movement!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


...the condition of being rustic.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Murder of Crows

...awaiting Halloween!

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Day at Brimfield

Finally made it to the Brimfield show this year. Thousands of dealers, tons of shoppers and the best junk (aka antiques) anywhere!

Got a bunch of these.

And some milk bottles.

Wish I had a garden...oh, well!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pumpkins for Sale


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

“With fingers weary and worn,
With eyelids heavy and red,
A woman sat in unwomanly rags,
Plying her needle and thread -
Stitch! stitch! stitch!”
~ Thomas Hood 1799-1845

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Determined This Time

I have a bad habit of starting things and not finishing them - like this crocheted afghan I started about 4 years ago.

So now I'm determined to finish it before it starts getting cold and I can actually use it. Yeah, right!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Ideal Job!

"This isn't your grandmother's antiquing. Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wielding homeowner's land. Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person's trash into another's treasure. American Pickers (seen on The History Channel) follows them as they scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and barns, meeting quirky characters and hearing their amazing stories. If you think the antique business is all about upscale boutiques and buttoned-up dealers, this show may change your mind--and teach you a thing or two about American history along the way."