...from whence it came

i feel anxious... i'm not sure why, but i feel like i have to do something! then i realize that this desire for a distraction is some twisted mechanism of my mind... trying to trick me and divert my attention away from something... but what it is exactly, i do not know. ...now, i recognize that i'm immediately drawn to shopping online. then i stop. and i think. is there anything else out there that i couldn't possibly live without? something that i can shove into this already busting-at-the-seams- little-lakehouse in the middle of nowhere!? ...no. there isn't. and i think again, "what if i just accepted that this is the way i am feeling right now and there is nothing wrong with just feeling it?... not trying to medicate or indulge my desire for retail therapy. this is who i am. this is what i am feeling, and the less i resist it, the quicker the feeling will dissipate into the nothingness from whence it came." a few minutes later... it does. so tonight, this is what i give myself... the satisfaction that i was a little bit better (of a person) today, than i was yesterday. that is all i pray for and what i need to strive for. everyday. goodnight. the happy end.


Hark! I am still here!

ok, people... it's been forever! i know; but it has been one hell of a year! we moved to birminham one year ago and today i am still unpacking... only i'm unpacking in MAINE! i cannot tell you how happy i am here despite the lack of commercial shopping, neighbors, the sun, and... well, life as i had otherwise known it! this is going to be one hell of a ride for this texan! but i'm going to love it every single day!!!
at this point. my computers, cameras, and everything electronic is still quite a mess! i have received promises to have me up and running as of last week, but you know how that "honey do" list goes! i have so many pics to post and stories to tell. the fact that this place is so solitary will definitely feed my need blog. so i will be back. :)

anyway, at this point, the only things i have to share are these images i have saved...some of my favorite. cheers!the following is quite beautiful... i adore it! :) i'd love to use it as an invite for a christmas party!

love and be well!!!

the happy end!


a little test...

just added a new app on my phone that will let me fix up pics and post them on my blog! this is sooooo cool! no excuse now for lack of updates!


Birmingham Antiques

all right... i'm finally going to post what i have found living here in birmingham. the scene is quite different than what i'm used to in texas. there are tons of antiques to be had, but the prices are way up there. someone told me that the thing to do here is shop at the salvation army and such, but that was a bust! nooo bueno! :(
truth be told, i haven't really been shopping. i have been working out instead. ...i know-- booo! this place, while wonderfully comfortable and cute, doesn't really inspire the junker in me. every now and then i WILL find something i MUST have, but for the most part, i have learned restraint (somewhat... well, by my standards, though my husband might disagree).
this setee is something i think i really want in maine. :) oh, yeah... did i mention we are moving to maine in late august? probably not... now why i didn't but this stinkin' vanity... i don't know! i am kicking myself right now!!! i've always wanted one just like this! it was probably the price.
i did but this little blue perfume atomizer... is that what they are called?
...and this sweet ironstone pitcher.
i guess it's just the typical antique mall sort of stuff...
except for this one place named "tricia's treasures". i think this place is a designer's haven. they have a collection of about 300 gorgeous gilt antique mirrors... all for sale at very high prices. they have tons of everything or anything you could be looking for-- all piled high and waiting for an eager buyer.
you can see how the ottomans are just stacked on each other at the bottom of the pic here. it was impossible to reach the books, but i made some poor guy make them accessible. ;)
...and below-- the lamp room. there's room after room of stuff! crazy! the happy end!

Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

someone let me know if it's too soon to start dreaming about christmas?!
ever since i was in grade school, i'd start singing bing crosby's melikilikimaka in july. Hobby Lobby seems to be the only other who shares this excitement with me soooo early... and frankly, i think they have ulterior motives. ;)

anyhow, here is the prettitiest of the pretty that i have found and collected while birds have been chirping and hydrangeas blooming.
yes... i'm sure you all do the same. search for christmas stuff alllll yeeeaaaar looong! right?

some of this is old and some are just wannabe's but if i love it.... well, then i love it.

the happy end!

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