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Friday, July 27, 2012

Beautiful Table Setting

Love this table setting!

I love it when my customers send me a picture of what they've done with something they've purchased from me!

Donna had purchased vintage Royal Quban floral bread and butter plates from   my china shop (you can see one of them on the right).  

I love the gorgeous flower centerpieces!  I also loved that she has an eclectic mix of vintage china and the layer of plates/chargers!

Truly inspiring! Thanks Donna!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

My First Car Show!

Love this yellow car!  
I just went to my first car show!  I don't know much about old cars.  What I do know is I love certain colors and styles.

Cool blue car!

 I did see some cute Studebakers and Thunderbirds, oh, and a cute old corvette!

This was my favorite!

 I loved the shade of blue on this old car!  That's the owner of the car in the picture.  He said he wouldn't have bought this car if it was black, because it would look like a hearse!  I think he said this was  1941 car.

Vroom Vroom!!

I need this car!  
They just don't make them like they used to!

 I'm so glad I finally went to a car show!  This was a pretty small one, so hopefully I'll find a larger one to check out soon, and maybe I'll actually remember the names of the cars!

I want to find one with old trucks.  My friend Laura has the cutest one for her twitter avatar!

Happy weekend!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My Fancy Photography Studio

I'm sure you've all been wondering where I've been, since I haven't posted since July 4th!  You missed me, right!? :)

My fancy photography studio 

 I thought I'd share my lovely photography studio with you!  Yep, this little spot is where I take most of my pictures for my Etsy shop stuff!

The best place for good natural lighting

 I first lay a piece of wood down and then my poster board.  We bought the cute wainscoting board at Home Depot.  

I also used to use a light box that my daughter Lindsey made for me (for jewelry), but I've found it works just as well to use my fancy photography studio!

My daughter Katherine even used it to photography her yummy salad and blondies she made (from white beans!).

Oh, and my camera is a cheap but perfect Canon Powershot!

Since starting my Etsy shops, I've developed a real love of photography!  I still have quite a ways to go to be totally happy with my pictures, but it's coming along!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!  

I hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July!  I'll be watching fireworks safe and sound at home, on tv (yes I'm kind of boring!)!

 Never was too crazy about the crowds~!  Especially crowds of people that are blowing off fireworks!

Proudly wave your flag!  
 Westlake has a nice parade on the 4th of July, which should be traveling passed (it's not past right?) our house later this morning!  That's when the city brings out their finest service trucks!

Enjoy your holiday!


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Featured Etsy Shop - Quotation Marks

Quotation Marks
This unique Etsy shop is called Quotation Marks!  The shop owner is Farrell, and she makes the prettiest scarves!

Little Darling
 Here comes the sun!  This bright and cheery scarf in inspired by the Beatles song!

Do Not Worry
 Wrap yourself in comforting works...do not worry!

Farrell says "we think everyone should surround themselves with their favorite words the way you'd surround yourself with close friends.  Our number one goal is to provide you with your new favorite quote on your new favorite accessory."

Be sure to check out this wonderful Etsy shop!  I'm sure you will find something special for you or a friend!  Oh, and Farrell can create custom orders too!

Happy shoppping!