Musings of herb gardening, interior decorating, vintage finds and just the beautiful things in life........

31 March 2010

Lost Things



Enjoy this video I found on Etsy UK.

28 March 2010

The Artist Within.........


In downtown Muncie, Indiana there is a place I LOOOVVVVEEEE to go. 
It's a studio where local artist's can show off their talent and also where non-artists (like moi) can paint pottery.
You can select from all kinds of ceramic pieces.................
(before)
This visit I selected a couple spoon rests.
(after)
And did a monogram to match the burner covers I did last year.
(beginning stage of creativity)
Then I decided to paint a plate with my awesome cats, Gunnar and Grayson.
I only WISH I was that creative and now you see I copied was inspired by a piece in one of their idea books.

After the paint dries, the pottery is glazed and baked in the kiln for three days.
And here is my Cat Plate. 
I must say that I am thrilled on how it turned out as I usually can't draw anything.
This was actually the third time I visited The Artist Within and painted pottery.
Another time I did this teapot and cup.
And when I get to the bottom of my cup of herbal tea..............
It's empty...........M Tea.......for Mandy's tea.........get it?

I'm already thinking about what I will paint next.

25 March 2010

Vintage Eyewear Love

And this crown too!!! .......
which is just the decoration on the glasses case......
 LOVE IT!!!!!


Oh.....and vintage Christian Dior eyewear........to die for!!
Wouldn't you like to wear some of these vintage Tura frames?
I would.

I wonder what is in this vintage case
with the awesome gilded fabric cover?
I could hardly stand it when one of the optometrist's that I work for was 'cleaning' out at home
 and brought these in the office...................
This is just the beginning of this vintage frame style show.

Check these out

Another beauteous eyewear organizer filled with................
Social Lady Frames. 
 A different style & color for attending all those social events of the 1950's.

Pearls today.......flowers tomorrow

Pearls and flowers the day after that......
Wait till you see the next one...........
Butterflies....... and I don't even know what to call this........
This attachment butterfly thingy that is purely
 decorative on the temple!


And, of course, a pretty case with butterflies to match.

Now just when you think you have seen everything..................
Grecian Goddess Glasses!
These temples have Goddess wings..........
Perfect for holding ones hair in place while driving your 1950 pink Cadillac.



This one is actually my favorite.
Pink rhinestone, pearls, and flowers decorate this thingy attached to the temple.  This is only on the left side so it must be for those 1950's assymetric hair-dos...........or meant to be seen just from the drivers side of that pink caddy.

Thes other side isn't so plain either.
I've searched for three nights on the internet and can't find any frames with these thingys on the side.  Anyone know what they might be called?  I've been an optician for 24 years and have never, ever seen anything like these.....even in the movies.

I would love to wear this one as sunglasses.......
.........red lipstick optional.


The End

20 March 2010

SPRING has SPRUNG

HAPPY 1st DAY OF SPRING 2010!!!!!! 
I'm headed outside to start my gardening season for the year.

Enjoy these scenes from the Indianapolis Garden and Patio show that hubby and I went to on my day off this week.