Life is what you make it

"LIFE should not be a Journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body but RATHER TO SKID IN BROADSIDE, THOROUGHLY USED UP, TOTALLY WORN OUT and LOUDLY PROCLAIMING WOW WHAT A RIDE" many authors

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

Today is my birthday. My husband and sons are making me dinner.  They have a very delictable menu prepared. They even remembered the cake! What awesome guys I have. 

Today was my day to do as I please so I went to Emiline's Antique and Collectibles (Palmetto, Fl.) and made some additions to my booth (#30) and did some rearranging.  It has come a long way. I am still on the hunt for a rug for the floor.
My booth

The Sale

Next week at Scraps of Art starts a month of Christmas in July.  I have 2 different ornament classes next week. You can find out the details here then click on class schedule for July. My classes are Wednesday July 6th and Saturday July 9th.  Hope to see you there.  The background class that was canceled in June is going to be rescheduled in August. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Emiline's Antique and Collectible Dealer 30

I worked at Emiline's yesterday. My hubby helped me secure my locked case to the wall.  My rigging wasn't very good. It is amazing what you can do with a couple of screws , a drill and some brute force. :D

I have sold quite a few things. Very exciting to watch your own stuff be purchased and help wrap to watch it go out the door.  One little girl bought some dog and teddy bear figurines.  I had forgot to reprice those as they were worth more than I had priced them for. Her smile when I wrapped them for her was worth it though.

My booth still needs some big stuff, a carpet , more shelves but I am coming along. I had found a few large things before I left for Tn but while I was gone they sold. A good problem to have I suppose :D
 Here are some pictures.

  Come by and see us sometime.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Great Week

I had a great week last week with my RAs (boys) and GAs (girls) in Tn.  6 leaders took 9 kids to Townsend Tn to do a service oriented Mission trip to put all they have learned about missions into actions.  They also were able to meet people they have helped support.  It was an eventful trip and they were a blessing to us all.  The ages were 8 to 15 and we did not have the first melt down.

Linda, they said "we will take you up on the smores and campfire next time!"

Now I am back home and today is full of laundry and house cleaning so that the rest of the week I can focus on my upcoming classes, art for my booth and organizing that art room of mine.

Hope to see you next week at Scraps of Art.  June's class, backgrounds flip book is next Wednesday.  July's classes for Christmas in July, are the first week in July.  go to for more details.  Scroll down my blog for pictures of the upcoming classes.

Friday, June 10, 2011

July's classes

Well at Scraps of Art, Christmas is in July!  My classes will consist of making ornaments . The snowflake seen here ( we will make 2 per person) and the glass slide ornaments.  Hope to see you at June's background class later this month.

Booth 30

I am working on filling my antique booth at Emilines Antiques and collectibles here in Palmetto.  The pictures are  from when I was first setting up and starting to fill it.  I need to take some updated shots. The decorated bottles are also in my booth.  I plan on filling it with cards, art work, and some jewelry.

It is a start.  I have chalk boards in there now and lots of antiques.  I need a rug and some larger things to not make the booth look so empty.