Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Very Special Birthday Card for Hubs



My hubs received this card from my dear friend MA Evans who lives in Salem, CT. She is by far the best, most creative stamper I have met. We've been friends for a long time, meeting in a stamping group online. Its funny how technology has changed so much and you can make the best of friends without ever having met them at first! She's been down to visit my neck of the woods a few times and it was as if I've known her forever. She fit in like a glove. Hubs loves her, the dog loves her, the kitties love her, heck even Otis wanted to go home with her! He got right in her backpack for the trip home.

She and I both love the whole Tim Holtz grunge look as you can see by her card. You need to look real closely at it as hubs photo has been pasted in the car window. The saying reads:
"AGE TAKES ITS TOLL, please have exact change"
Adorable.
MA EVANS - YOU ROCK!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Little Halloween Love

I wanted to show a little bit of my scary side! I love Halloween, the creepier the better! Although as you can see I have a little bit of cute too.


I found the "spells" stand at Waynesville's Pumpkin Festival last weekend. It's some sort of old tool with a handle on the back side. I plan to change the message with the seasons!

My love of anything old and vintage looking...


The picture on the family room mantle is actually a photo of my dads farm. Well, 1/3 my farm now. He was a pumpkin grower for fun. Pumpkins are so bittersweet for me, sometimes seeing one can just make me cry. Every fall we would gather the gourds and pumpkins for sale at his farm. It was so popular that schools would make Honest John's pumpkin patch an outing. He loved to see the kids exploring the field. Through the years it became quite a family affair. I'll have to dig out some old photos and share them too.


These are all my favorites - I apparently started a little black cat collection! I found this display at a yard sale, it used to be a Pogue's store display. Does anyone local remember Pogue's??? Its sits at the top of the stairs as you come in and is always decorated for the season. It's probably my favorite piece in the house and only cost me $16




Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fun Fall Weekend

In honor of a special landmark birthday for Hubs, we spent a long weekend with our friends in "Little Nashville", Brown County, Indiana. As you can see from this photo of my friend Patty above, the streets and stores were decked out for fall. Needless to say, it was beautiful - in fact, the whole weekend was.






The guys golfed while the girls shopped and enjoyed all the fall decorations.

















I enjoyed seeing the old buildings, some dating in the 1800's.


What a great way to celebrate the beginning of fall!