Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sweet friends & finds ~

Friday I was feeling a little blue. I don't know if it was the gloomy Georgia weather (I see a pattern here) or just me and my wonderful hormones, but I just felt a little sad. The boys have been out of school all week and Noah had been invited to go to the Circus in Atlanta with Dennis' mother and sister and all her grandchildren (he had such a fun time!) and Chase was working with his oldest brother Brad. I was home alone but glad the boys had something good to occupy their time. It was Friday, I needed to get busy but just didn't feel up to it.

The phone rang and it was my sweet friend, Dawn (my friend with the soap business). She and our friend Judy invited me out to an early dinner. I jumped at the chance! My husband said he'd be fine so I headed out the door to meet them!

They are such sweeties. Judy and Dawn had dropped by a couple of thrift stores Friday looking for goodies for my artwork! They both keep up with my blog and kind of know the things that I love to create with and well, while we were eating our dinner, they proceeded to give me several wonderful thrifted goodies!!

The amazing little ironstone plates in the photos and a sweet little bird picture and a tiny little Tracy Porter book full of the most wonderful quotes and sayings. I love those you know. I want my artwork to "say" something. I imagine I could just use the images but the words add so much more dimension.

We had a wonderful dinner together. Afterwards we stopped by Ross and Marshall's and found THE MOST AMAZING little eggs for my nests!!! I'll have to speckle them myself but aren't the colors beautiful?

We had a great time together. Thank you both so much sweet friends for thinking of me, you really did make my day!

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

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Today, my husband and I got out for awhile and enjoyed the day together. We stopped at a few stores. I found the most precious puzzle! Have you heard of the children's book, Guess How Much I Love You? It truly is so precious. Well, I found a puzzle by the same name! I'm going to add it to my little shoppe soon if you'd like to purchase it!

And I found the most amazing eggs, speckled and everything!! I want to adorn them for Easter and sell them as well. Eggs are definitely on my mind right now!

We stopped at a new Mellow Mushroom restaurant and had a slice of the most heavenly pizza. I caught a photo of the guy behind the counter tossing the dough!! And these pendant lights were just beautiful!

I wanted to add more items to my shoppe but haven't slowed down enough to. I've decided that I will sell my art in my Etsy store and my little antiques, books and treasured finds in my eCrater store ~ I'll see how things go that way!

I do hope that you're having a wonderful weekend ~ enjoy your days, hug those you love . . .


Gayla said...

Ooooh how heavenly are those little eggs! And don't I love your Enya music... I adore Enya... she soothes my soul. Love your photos of everything. so charming.

SweetAnnee said...

Oh honey..those are WONDERFUL eggs!!
love them
What a sweet friend..


ps I AM keeping my hubby hunk, he's the best!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what fabulous friends to have fun with.
Love the pizza dough photo.

art by naomi said...

Such beautiful finds and kind friends ...... you must feel so blessed.

It's so nice and peaceful here on your blog.

The Plum Tree said...

That was so sweet of Judy and Dawn to look for those things for you. Good shot of the pizza guy too.

Sylvia Anderson said...

What wonderful friends you have...and I love the eggs too!! The photo of the pizza guy is fun, and how nice that you were able to spend some fun time with your hubby too. :)

Lee Weber said...

Looooooooovvvvvvvvveeeeeeee! those eggs- what great finds!! That never happens to me.. sniff sniff!!

Kentucky Bound said...

Time out with your friends, thrifted gifts, shopping AND time spent with your husband all in one weekend? WOW! How much better can it get?

Love the pizza shop picture. Reminds me of "the old days" when pizza making was an art. Love the pendant light too! Kind of reminds me of one of your speckled eggs.


Pink Rufflez said...

Love all your new things - have fun creating -

Lori said...

you stinker:) LOL!!! i have been looking everywhere for eggs like those, they are SO cute!!!

sorry you were feeling blue...hope you are feeling all better now!!!

Tara said...

How nice for you-a serendipitous night out, just when your sould asked for it!
Love the lamp (from the restaurant??)

Lady Em said...

I love those eggs, and all those cool gifts. Mellow Mushroom was started in Athens if I'm right, and they do have some awesome pizza!!
The gloomy Georgia weather makes me blue too. I hibernate with a cup of tea and a book when the weather gets bad.
Love ya'll!!

Heatherly said...

There's nothing better in this world than good friends and awesome thrift store finds! :-) Enjoy them both, they're well deserved.


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see how you decorate the big eggs!


madrekarin said...

Sounds to me like the perfect pick-me-up!! Don't you love it when friends know just what you need?
Friday was a poke-about day for Jim and I. We meandered our way to the Square and stopped in the Plum Tree. I bought your black table and ladder. :) You know they will not look the same when I get done with them. ha ha

Storybook Woods said...

Oh that is sweet finds (and sweet friends !!!) xoxoxoxo Clarice

Katie twinkles said...

Those eggs look delicious. I'd like to start an ETSY shop. I have little time but I have always adored craftwork.
I am unsure how to go about it? any tips?
PS I love the names of your boys...BRad....Chase....Noah.....reminds me of the movies..x

Shop girl said...

Friendship is the medican of life, they hold you up when you are down.
I lunch every Friday with 10 ladies who give me more than words can say. A touch, a hug, a tear, but Oh the laughter.


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