This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015


I have finished my living room change around. I changed a few things since I began. I have not even finished going through all my boxes.
I don't know if I should even look, if I look I will want to find a place for the stuff and I really don't want any more clutter.
These are violets. One is made by Norman Brumm, as is the small plate. One was made by "wildflowers" a lady in Glen Arbor who did her own metal and enamel things. She is retired so no more from her. I love Violets
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I made room for all my collections but some are spread around. Only one thing got broken. This plate is by a local artist and the Chickadee is another Norman Brumm.
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I now have several bowls of glass balls around the house. I gathered them all and put in different bowls. Some are in crystal bowls I wanted out on display and some remained in more rustic settings like the wire basket
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As you know, I love glass. I love the glass balls and will no doubt continue to find them. The fish floats I get in antique shops all over the place and have been lucky to find some at yard sales too.
The glass bowl that I bought at Pier 1 is better with a candle in it than the glass balls.
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This shows some of the small balls I have around. They are a danger for little kids but are out of reach for Cooper at the moment
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In the dining room things are much the same except that I took out all the old tins collection and replaced those with cups and saucers and teapots. I am using a couple of the cans in the kitchen but not sure what I will do with the others yet.
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The kitchen so far has not changed really. Neither did the other rooms. Not from what it was before Christmas anyway.
I have really enjoyed doing this. I am able to use some of my collections but still need to find what to do with all that have been removed.
I dread sorting out down in the basement. I will be able to decorate the one room left over since Dan moved


  1. Very pretty. You have a way of making everything look so nice.

  2. It's lovely, Janice. What a nice way to begin the new year.

  3. Really love how everything is looking ;o) So beautiful ;o)


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