The first picture is a thank you card for a dear friend who hosted DPG & me for dinner at her tres chic loft apartment.
I decided to post these next pictures after seeing some of the dress forms from this post of Tiffany's and seeing a blog friend, Heidi's, "Spreckels" dress form. I don't have a full size dress form but I do collect dress form stamps. The third picture features my three favorites.
Some recent garage sale, flea market, antique store finds. I've decided to collect children's chairs. Not quite sure how I'm going to paint them or what I'll do with them once they're painted (I'm sure Charlie will score one of them) but for now, I just like looking at them and imagining all the children who have sat and played in these chairs.When I was a kid (before electronic games.....heck, before color TV) we would drag the kitchen chairs into the living room and line them up and play train...or bus...or car. Some of my bears decided to go for a ride today.I've been collecting bears for a long time. These are among the most recent additions. My wonderful friend, Pam, has given me three of these four.When I had my back turned for a moment, they must have circled their chairs around to chat...enough train rides for now. This guy with the bell around his neck is one of my favorites. All four of these bears are Boyd's bears. Some day I'll drag my handmade bears and "others" out to show you. Do you see the stenciled ants on my wall???? I don't like real ants in my house but the stenciled kind always make me laugh when someone discovers them for the first time.
While we're on an ant theme.....here are some pictures of the invitation I made for my Book Group Cook Out for this year. I always use ants in some way on my invitaions and this year I found this cute picnic basket stamp at Stamp Fanci. Aren't the ants carrying the chicken drumstick and the olives a hoot? I stamped the basket on patterned scrapbook paper, cut them out and mounted them with dimentional tape for a 3-D look. If you're in the neighborhood next Saturday, stop in!Thanks for visiting today. I will plan some blog candy for my next post. Thanks to all of you who leave a comment, it means so much to know you're out there.
No new pictures of Charlie this time. So I will leave you with this vintage postcard image. (Does anyone know how to turn this image around?)