Sunday, September 25, 2011

Home Shows?? Pros and Cons

I'm toying with the idea of doing a home show for Christmas items.  I realize I don't have a lot of time to contemplate this, but since I have depleted my Fall stock I'm going to start concentrating on Christmas.  I just don't want to end up with items that I have to keep storing.  So doing a show I could take orders on items that sell out..................I just don't know.  Has anyone every done this before?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Antiquing Day

Fun day of Antiquing in Arcadia with my mom, Aunt Peggy and Linda.  We started in Punta Gorda at a small shops Harvest Gathering.  Managed to purchase a Ball jar filled with clove scented candle. Then off to Arcadia for the Antique street sales.  All of the shops were open as well.  Picked up a few more items, but wanted much much more.  We had a very nice lunch in a cafe where a gentleman was playing guitar and singing.  It was very nice.  Great Day!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

39 Days till Halloween

Wow how time flies. I just sold my little bear today at work, now I really need to start working on Christmas items.  I seem to do this every year, I think I have time to relax and just sell the fall items and then BOOM it's time to really have some Christmas inventory ready.  One day I will learn....maybe 
Pumpkin Bear

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pumpkin and Crow Table Square

More pictures on my Selling blog

36"X36" Table Square

I love the idea of a table square as an alternative to the table runner. This option gives more room for the art.
36"X36" is all hand painted by me on heavy weight canvas and sealed with several coats of polyurethane.  Just like my table runners and floor cloths, table squares are easy to care for.  Just wipe clean.
$45.00 plus shipping

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Yellow Butterflies

Today my family says our final goodbyes to my grandmother.  She lived a strong and full life for 90 years.  I could never explain to anyone who didn't know her that although she was 90 years old she had the mind and body of someone many years younger.  She loved her family, was a great cook, and pretty lucky when she gambled.  She and my grandfather, who passed away 4 years ago, would travel cross country in the trailer and finally Class A motorhome.  They love life and live a full and happy one.  I know that grandpa is so happy to have her with him once again. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011


It's a very hot and humid morning in SW Florida, but I'm not going to let that take the Fall spirit out of me. This is the time of year that I create a Fall space in my home that takes me to a place in my mind where there is a change of seasons. You would think that I would be okay with the Florida seasons since I've been living it for over 40 years, but I have to work hard not to get this strange?

Right now on my painting table is a table topper that I'm creating. Full moon, crow and pumpkin. I'll post the pictures very soon.

In the meantime, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Work in Progress

Just finished, but will get a better picture tomorrow with more natural lighting.

Here is a before picture, still have a few things to do with this scarecrow.

Labor Day Weekend

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I really am loving having 3 days off. I'm working on a pumpkin scarecrow doll and hope to have some pictures posted before my weekend is over. I'll be back soon...