Monday, August 25, 2008

Autumn's Calling

The mornings are a bit cooler here in middle Tennessee. The Black Walnut leaves are starting to drop from the trees. The turkeys are coming out of the woods. It's foggy in the morning. I can smell Autumn. It's just a matter of time until the Equinox is here. Can you hear it? Autumn's calling.
Until next time.....

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Don't Play With Your Food

One of the good things about being a 'grown up' is that no one can tell you not to play with your food.
We're knee deep in tomatoes, beans, okra and tomatillos right now. Might as well play with some of it.
Until next time.....

Thursday, August 7, 2008

EVST SALE August 8-17

And that stands for Etsy Vintage Street Team. We're having our first sale and it starts tonight at midnight. Here's the scoop:

Etsy Vintage Street Team $12.00 and under SALE August 8-17.You can find sale items from our participating team members by using Etsy's pull down search menu, click on "All Items: Tags and Titles" and search for EVSTsale.

I'm participating in both my shops and have an EVST SALE section set aside. I've already reduced prices. Plus, don't forget that there's free shipping in my jewelry shop for the month of August.
I have to say that there are some incredible vintage pieces on our team! I was adding favorites to our team shop on Etsy. I felt like a kid in a candy store. I'll be shopping. Will you?
Until next time.....

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Spider Webs

I love looking at spider webs! There are as many varieties of webs as there are spiders. August seems to be spider web month in Tennessee. Maybe it's due to the foggy mornings that we have this time of year. The webs stand out and glisten in the fog.
We were up at Crystal Lake and saw the most amazing spider webs. I don't know what kind of spiders built them, but take a look.
The first one was in a pine tree. All the pines and cedars had them floating on their branches. With the sun coming up over the mountain and the mist rising from the lake, it was a magical sight indeed.

The second one was built in an abandoned bluebird house. This web was pretty creepy, yet cool, looking. And I saw the spider. He was huge!

One of my favorite beads are glass spider web lace beads. They were made in Japan in the 40's and 50's in the Cherry Brand neighborhoods. The artisans would trade the beads for food and goods. I've been collecting them for years. I have them for sale in both shops. You can buy the beads to design your own jewelry or you can buy finished pieces in my jewelry shop. Come check them out and own a piece of history.
Until next time.....


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