Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cherokee Street: Ruth's Vintage Clothing

St. Louis vintage shop.

Impressive collection of silk scarves. They always catch my eye.

 A few hats of unique form.

How about a vintage beaded clutch?

Ooh, there are hat boxes. 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Individual Teapot - St. Louis Estate Sale

Staffordshire - England. Stackable. $4.25. Can't wait to share it with overnight guests. Keeper.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Trip to Thie Farm

Fresh Eggplant?

Plants to satisfy any Green Thumb's wishes.

Need a red flyer wagon from this fleet to load all those goodies and plants? 

Chatting with this farm worker he instructed me, "If someone asks you if you want to dig sweet potatoes. Say no and walk away".

Nothing like some fresh cherries.

Well, maybe these ginormous blackberries would come close.

Thanks for sharing this experience with me, Sis!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Captivating Gardening History

Redeemed points result in educational gardening books. Oh me! Oh my! It's Christmas in June without spending a dime.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

Amaryllis Etching Artist Discovery

A happenstance today led me to discover that the artist of the Amaryllis etching previously blogged is Nancy Louvier. You can check out e-bay for more of her works. Amaryllis "Triad" is an original and much larger. My investment of 30.00 was a wise choice, but I'm not wanting to sell it. It has a nice home in my bedroom.

Banana Bread Creation

Yum, Yum!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Delphinium Stars at Last

I have worked at growing delphinium more than once from seed to no avail. I gave up and purchased this fabulous delphinium start. It exceeds my expectations in vibrancy of color. Added with a little Russian Sage it's showcased even more.

The spiky Russian Sage set towards the back near the Spirea bush, Salvia on the left and Delphinium on the right are a very pleasing combination. It's going to be an array of feathery lavender and white blossoms next spring! I hope this encourages you to garden a little more....

What's On Your Bookshelf?

Lately, I've been very captivated by reading. Some which happen to be on my shelf or rather our fireplace hearth...
This Momentary Marriage - John Piper
A Bully Father - Joan Patterson
The Buried Book - David Damrosch

Thursday, June 7, 2012

New Twist for Bubble and Squeak

Heard of Bubble and Squeak? What usually goes into mine: cabbage (red and/or green), Yukon Gold potatoes, onion and carrot. You really can't go wrong making Bubble and Squeak. Sausages are a nice compliment sauteed with the vegetables or served on the side. It's right up there with all the other comfort foods.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Amaryllis Etching

Discovered this original etching in a local resale shop for 30.00. I went back three times before deciding to purchase  it. I've searched high and low to find out more about the artist and with no results. I haven't given up...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Quilt in the Making

"Sunshine on Bluebird Lane" is the working name for this quilt top. Not the best photo, but you can get the idea. All the fabrics were mostly given to me. I'm venturing out from more subdued patterns to bolder statements in patchwork design. This is not "Amy" style, but I'm learning a thing or two in the creative process. More to come.

Monday, June 4, 2012

What Goes Together Perfectly?

Why tea of course. 

(Early stages of the latest quilt)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Baby Quilt by Favorite Blogger, Anna

Loving this log cabin version. It's such a fresh interpretation of the classic pattern and the color is soothing, yet energizing. It just happens to be for sale!

Quilting Fever

Sometimes I ache to drop in at my favorite quilt shop. The Ortho office I work for travels to the town several Mondays a month to see patients at a satellite office. The satellite office just happens to be literally just a skip around the alley from this amazing shop. I wonder if I might steal away for two seconds Monday morning to see what's new on display.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Project Organize: Quilting Paraphernalia

A slight upgrade from Betty Gram's Cupboard. This is a Duncan Phyfe china cabinet circa 1940 in fabulous condition. I paid half of what it's worth. Excited to have a more dignified piece with great storage possibilities.