Sunday, July 19, 2009


Here's a close up photograph of my inspiration board from
Jenni's class. I have added two pieces of inspiration,
old photos (even better when they are of family) and
vintage jewelry. Every week we will add more.

I decided to paint my old, gold frame (see last post) with off white paint. I
really like the finished product. I went with textured fabric
for the background.
Since I went with a large frame, I will have quite a bit
of room for several inspiration pieces! Jenni has asked
us to make a "top ten" list of items that we seem to be
most drawn to. I am not sure that I have ten, but
here are a few of mine:
vintage jewelry
vintage buttons
old photographs
vintage wallpaper
old ledger paper
old metal pieces/locks/keys
So, what inspires you??

Sunday, July 12, 2009

An inspiration board and my inspiration....

I am working on an inspiration board for Jenni Bowlin's
class over here. I actually bought this frame months ago
at Jenni's antique booth in Hermitage, Tn.

I love the molding on the top of the frame. It is a bit worn and
I am thinking about painting it first. Here is the before shot
and hopefully, I will have an after shot soon. Jenni says that
if you see something that you love at the flea market or antique
store, but aren't sure what you will do with it, buy it anyway.
The inspiration will come later and that is what happened
with this frame!

I am glad to be home from Florida. We enjoyed 3 nights at
my parents condo, in Ormond Beach, Fl. My parents bought
this condo when I was 14, so it seems like a second home. My
parents moved to Florida about 18 years ago and also have a
house over on the riverside.

Macy and my dad, Jim. We ate pasta most every night leading up
to the track meet in Orlando! Macy competed at Disney's Wide
World of Sports for a national AAU meet.

This is Macy and her track mate and friend Courtney, who will be
running track for Indiana University starting in August!! She is
such a talented young lady.

Macy competed in 3 events and only the top 6 finishers get to move
on to the Junior Olympics in Iowa. She qualified for the 100 hurdles
and the long jump! It was stressful to watch! She worked so hard and
in very hot/muggy weather. She is my inspiration!
Two very happy faces after she qualified! We were thankful
for the overcast skies which allowed for a more tolerable day.
We will be off to Iowa soon and can only hope the weather will
be more pleasant there.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

I believe this vintage post card says it all....the land of the free
and the home of the brave. We do indeed have a wonderful

I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend! I am off
for a few days to visit my parents and to watch my
daughter run track. See you in blogland soon. Kana

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Twenty years ago..

I married this man....Mark. Here we are happily strolling down
the church aisle. Notice the smiles, I think we were very
relieved at this point!

This is one of my favorite photos of my dad and me, just
about to walk down the aisle.

Just in case you are wondering....BIG 80's hair was still in
style in 1989! Mine was tucked into a french braid, but
the bangs were big.
Heading out of the car and into the reception. It rained hard ALL day and
my brother had to carry us from the front of the church around back
to avoid getting wet. Don't you just love the patterned hose??!!
Switching the subject to some beautiful linen fabrics I picked up last
week. They are similar to bark cloth, but with a better price tag.
The button and earrings came from an antique store and are
waiting to be used for some vintage project.
Also picked this up at an antique store. It was a window
panel and the brown and pink linen looks so pretty teamed
up with the pink velvet trim. I believe this may become an
apron. Signing off for now....happy evening!


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I am a wife, mother of 2 and a part-time physical therapist. I love scrapping, stamping, sewing, antiquing and all things vintage.