Saturday, January 30, 2010

Beautiful Snow on the Bunderosa

Welcome, snow!
Me being a bit dramatic
Snow Woman
Me and my sweet baby girl
My Snow Angel

Birdhouse
Fall covered in snow

My dawgs enjoying the snow
Maple tree berries
Oooh, a tiger in the snow? No, just Tom the cat
View from my back porch
The old hand plow

Monday, January 25, 2010

Friends of Yesterday

Above pic...Classes 76 and 77
Dan (center) with his class of '77


Misti, Dan and Doniema

Me (center) and friends from class of '76

I went to a reception Saturday in honor of a dear friend from my Glenpool days. Dan Hunter is stricken with terminal illness. There was a great turnout of his graduating class of '77, seven of us from the class of '76, and more of his family and friends. So many memories came flooding back.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Charles Faudree



I know, know I'm just a country girl. But I love all things pretty. I could sit for hours with a cup of coffee and a Charles Faudree book. I love his beautiful French Country style! I also have a little part in those gorgeous books. As you all know, I am a seamstress. And while raising my four younguns one was watching me sew. He was paying attention. He sews some of those lovely draperies you see in those CF books. My son Zack is very talented.

Come to Tulsa and visit Charles Faudree's store or you can go to his website:

http://charlesfaudree.com/index.html

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A David Davidson original




As you all have read in my "About Me" section I am an avid thrift store shopper. A few years ago I purchased a framed picture by Renoir at a thrift store. It is just a print of one of his paintings on heavy cardboard. Well, anyway the other day I got it out thinking I might hang it on the wall. I noticed that it had another picture behind it. So I took it all apart and found an original hand painted photograph by well known David Davidson. It even has his signature! David Davidson was a student of Wallace Nutting, the first to ever hand paint photographs in the early 1900's. Mr. Davidson ranks second in that artistic area. I am waiting to hear from an art appraiser what my picture is worth. Kind of a big thing for me.

*Updated Post
Here is my response from the appraiser
Michael Ivankovich, GPPA, MPPA

Dear Kelly .....:

Based upon the digital images and information supplied we can offer you the following information. In our opinion your David Davidson picture...Pine Drive...is an original hand-colored photograph,bearing an original signature and title. In our opinion this is a relatively common Davidson title. Based upon your description and the images provided, we assume the picture to be in undamaged and unblemished condition. This picture was taken in New England and the Paper Label dates it as approximately 1915-1925. In our opinion this picture, in its current condition, would have a current market value of approximately $50-$100.

Cool, huh?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Doodied up towels




I bought some plain chocolate brown towels for my newly painted bathroom. I doodied them up a bit. I love to use a little leopard print on a lot of my things.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Talk about Cabin Fever!

This Oklahoma freeze out is about to do me in. If it doesn't warm up soon I think I am going to go bonkers! I love winter (30 minutes of it to be exact). I am ready for Spring. I want to dig in the dirt. I want to plant new things and scatter my saved flower seeds.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

My new laundry/sewing room!

New LG front load washer and dryer. So glad to get rid of the Maytag!

My hubby did this whole room. You would not believe what it looked like when we moved here. He put down new ceramic tile, new cabinets and countertops and new doors. He also built a huge pantry with wire shelving. It is so wonderful! I actually enjoy doing laundry. No, I won't do yours. LOL!

My sewing area.

My crazy bulletin board covered with vintage pictures from a bust enhancement book!