Well, the "Williams Girls" (me, my sister Debbie, and our niece, Tessa) had a weird visit last week. They arrived late afternoon last Sunday to a big, nasty, "Thunder Sleet" occurrence. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. We were iced in until Thursday morning. And, although we managed to enjoy our time together...well, it would have been even more fun if we could have gotten 'out and about.' They left yesterday morning, undoubtedly happy to be going back home. I sure did enjoy seeing them though! Today I went to the Neighborhood market and brought home these beautiful tulips. Pretty....and about as opposite "Thunder Sleet" as you could get. I thought you might enjoy seeing them too! (Thank you, sweet girls, for coming to visit!!)
Love this pretty pink color....and love the weeping tulips no matter what their color. I wanted to say that I actually crocheted that tablecloth one summer when my kids were small...five and six. It took me six weeks....and there has not been another. I'm proud of it. And, you know what, it seems like yesterday!
A close-up of one of the tulips. Don't you think pink and yellow look just great together? I love roses sharing those colors also.
Tessa just graduated from college recently...degrees in ceramics and photography. She made this bottle and I treasure it. Hoping she finds a job and gets to do what she loves....I wish that for everyone, don't you? I found this 6" x 6" canvas at the flea market...recently. It's parked here until I figure out where I really want it. The greens in these items just made it really stand out. And, the sentiment, given past history at my house, made this piece extra meaningful to me.
This is a Kelly Rae Roberts print....I have shown my little collection on the blog before. My daughter has given me several pieces of Kelly Rae's work. (Funny that my daughter's name is Kelly also!) I may show you those again pretty soon...and this one may join the others OR be placed somewhere else in my home or studio...who knows...as you know....my mind changes often. However, I will love this piece where ever it lands here. Remember to breathe deeply....and enjoy the little (and very big) things of life while you are doing it. You never appreciate them until you don't have them any more. By the way, you can visit Kelly Rae and read her blog if you click here.
My daughter and her husband were eating chips with a sandwich week before last. She reached in the bag and pulled this potato chip out. Crazy, huh? Rick said, "Call your mother!" So, they saved it for me. I guess you can find a heart shaped thing just about anywhere!
No kidding...I think it's pretty neat.
One more little thing.....bought this big old spoon at the flea with the intention of doing this very thing....using it as a 'dipper' for a bowl of buttons. This bowl is ten or twelve inches across. Lots of buttons. One of my biggest pleasures...finding them any and everywhere. Wanted some color in the bowl, so added the Christmas red Cardinal salt and pepper shakers I bought at WallyWorld for the holidays. Pretty cute, I do believe. The spoon is extra big...almost like a shovel!
So, there is what I call "a little bit of everything." From flowers, to buttons, to artwork, to potato chips. Never know what you might find at my place! Y'all stay warm, safe, and have some fun. See you soon. Big hugs, pat
PS. Are you as annoyed by the time change as I am?