Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!!!

I hope you have a healthy, prosperous, happy-snappy New Year!!!!!

It's snowing here today, and SO pretty outside! Glad I just washed my snowsuit!

Here is one reason I love Chickadees so much...

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They are tiny, but fearless!!!

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My house is finally clean enough to take a few pictures of the mantel, and new fireplace screen.

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Here's our old kitty, Carrot, enjoying the fire last year. We miss him so...

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And here is one of my favorite gifts this year. An old clock that came from an old friend who is no longer with us. My mom had it fixed up, and it chimes on the hour. I love it.

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Below the clock on the shelf is an antique bottle with my father's sunglasses hanging. My sister gave them to me last year at Christmas. I met my father 10 years ago, and he was very sick. He passed rather quickly, and his glasses were his trademark.

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Even though Christmas has turned into a busy and stressful time of year for lots of us, I'm happy to say that there is still some old fashioned sentiment left...

...I think i'll take that with me to the Next Year.

Warmly,
annie ~ la chickadee dee dee

Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Holidays...

Hope you all have a magical holiday season filled with health and happiness!

I love the snow, because it somewhat covers up the unfinished foundation and our temporary steps...

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Pumpernickel is as cozy as a kitten inside this old Oak...

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UH OH...Mr. Frank is on the prowl! Pumpernickel better stay put~!

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Knee Deep!

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Peep Peep!

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Sugar Frosted Please~

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pretty

My Tom-girl in pink...her sister in her birthday suit

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Nature's gifts

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Mr. Bibbles has a list!

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Silly Pic of the brat ~

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As my Deedee has always said, "Stay snug as a bug in a rug"

See you next year!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Sometimes

I look at my unsold items and think...

thank goodness!


Like Estella, who rests quietly in my spare bedroom...gazing upward at the small circle of stars i've painted around the chandelier...

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Or my Bun, who jumps joyfully over his rosehips again and again, enjoying the sun and fresh breeze from the window in my bath.

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And my recent favorite, Izannah with her "fancy" frame. I've hung her in my special cubby, just before the entrance to my bedroom.

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And Mr. Tom, who, still embarrassed by his white foot, hangs on the wall in my loft, next to the pocket window that leads to Estella.

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I've got one of my woodland angels left, and i've decided to keep her. She sits in my overly-decorated bath, humming her mantra, taking in the kaleidoscope of colors from the rose window.

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We just love our window, although I am anxious to paint the side facing the great room to match the wall...

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Another of my bath...

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My Frank

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My new bear

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My stairs

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My painted rugs (did them in a flash while the hubby wasn't home...Paint on the wood floor?????!!!!) Wish I had more!

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My newly decorated mantel

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And when I think that I stood in this house when there weren't any walls...and the roof was open to the stars, and the rain just poured inside...and I think of the nights when I woke and I drove an entire hour just to see the moonlight fall upon "her" and dream of the day i'd live here...

It makes me feel blessed...

And doubly blessed to find such a wonderful, sunshine boy to embellish its every corner...
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Monday, October 29, 2007

AHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Well, I made it through a VERY busy time. Everyone in my family has been feeling a little neglected. I have spoiled them far too much, and when "mommie" is busy, and they don't get her 2 million percent, they miss it!

Today's list...groceries, clean, give extra love, order supplies, mail sold items, update my blog (for Jean), send in my pics and descripts to my first of the month gals on Simply Primitives, Humble Arts and TDIPT Mercantile...blah blah blah. Most importantly, give extra love.

So here are some photos of the Big Show. I met some wonderful gals who know me from the cyber world...what a treasure that was!! Thanks so much for comming!!!!! It made my whole week!~

Here we are before the bell rang the first day. I was not happy to see the other vendors had come back all showered up and dressed to impress. I might have looked like I was in my Jammies! lol My mom and my hubby tell me "you look artsy."

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And here's my mom trying to flee the booth before I take pictures..ha ha! She was a savior for me at this show!

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Almost had a cat fight over these houses...

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And finally on Sunday, I had time to shower.

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Here is my sweet Gleda, who is now living with the most sweet and charming couple. Thank you!

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And Miss Ava Grace...

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Have a happy day!

and don't forget to give extra love!

Hugs
Annie