Sunday, November 23, 2008

~ Sunday ~

Of course, I left my post at the Antique Show and Sale to browse around abit, and found more of what I don't need...Nany Drew Books and other vintage mysteries. I even bought a few of the Cherry Ames nurse series - man, that girl could really get around!

I love the picture on the old 'Dana Girl 'covers.

And of course, who can resist a mysterious telephone call?

Still trying to figure out what exactly to do with this couple. They look nothing like me, or my family, I should note. But seeing them in the shop over the summer....well, I couldn't resist. I love her bouquet! Any of youflower buffs know what kind of flowers those are??

As I have said before, when I am determined to find some inspiration I always do, and usually in the strangest places. In church this morning, I pulled a program from a funeral yesterday. It was beautifully done, with a sweet note from the family inside. This picture was on the back. The woman is the one whose life was being remembered. The large sign in the back denotes a ski school, and the caption at the botton says, "See you at the top". I love it!
Have a great week and a wonderful holiday.
Rest and be thankful.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Empowered By So Many

Today, feeling empowered by so many great women. When I first signed up to work the Daughters of the American Revolution Antique Show and Sale, I admit I was feeling a bit over-zealous. It was weeks away, and right up my alley, right? But in the harsh reality of a long week at work, and the bustle of the upcoming holidays, I was a little daunted this morning. But what a great surprise! With my daughter in tow, we dutifully arrived to pitch in in whatever way we could. Now, I'll admit I did NOT don the pantyhose and stockings that I knew these other women would. And I was not wearing a brooch. And I was not 10,000 years old. But what a hoot! Admittedly, I broke the one semi-promise I made to my husband about not coming home with more 'stuff'. But what could be better than spending and afternoon in a gorgeous old home surrounded by antiques, tea cups, and feisty, and dare- I -say fascinating women. And to boot, I found another vintage charm bracelet, a great old locket, and lots of other treasures. Refreshing for the soul.

It reminds me of an idea of Sarah Ban Breathnach's (did I mention this already?) She suggests, "...creating an imaginery council with a group of 'Invisible Counselors,' composed of the people you admire most. At night before you go to sleep, close your eyes and conduct success strategy sessions in which you seek the advice of your heroines.'

How awe-some that these people are often right before our eyes.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

~ Wednesday ~

It's Wednesday, and I have been busy, busy, busy! I'm sure you have been, too. I made my mind up to consciously seek some inspiration this week, and not get too bogged down with the hustle and bustle. Of course, it's always there if you look. I even got a mini amount of crafting in! The key? Here's the hint: tiny matchbooks. More later!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

~ Election Day~

Let us all take a moment to remember all the women

who fought so diligently

that we may have our right to vote today.

"Today, I shall behave as though this day

is the one by which I shall be remembered."-R.A. Tweski

Did you vote?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

~ Sunday ~

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

It turns what we have into enough, and more.

It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.

It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home...
...a stranger into a friend.

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today

and creates a vision for tomorrow."

~Melody Beattie