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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Seek the Treasure







 Wesley's birthday present arrived today from Yolande Clark!!!!
I can't show you the whole thing yet, because Wes is reading my blog, but here is a little tease until I give it to her :)

Yolande is in Canada and Wesley was a little souvenir we brought back from a climbing trip in Alberta 19 years ago, so it seemed fitting to get this for her.
It is beyond amazing and I just love it. This will be the first year since Wesley was born that we won't be together on her birthday, so me and this little treasure might just spend the day together crying.....
Wes, you are going to love this, and yes there are other things so you will have some surprise! xo
 I went searching for treasure and birthday gifts today and found a lady that had a stall full of rusty architectural treasures and a guy that had tables full of little tiny things. I brought home keys, drawer pulls, another glass door knob and all sorts of rusty things. These drawer pulls are going to be so great on my pieces!!!!!!! The architectural lady's prices were a bit more than I usually want to pay, but, hey, she was out there trying to make a living selling her wares just like I am, so I figured what the hell, I should support a fellow self employed female! I asked her how I could get in touch with her if I wanted to get more things from her. She gave me her name, Deb and a phone number. Ha, no etsy, no store, no website, I just got a phone number.... and I will probably be calling her!


In other treasure seeking news, Gerry and I have started looking for some property. And here we found our dream land..... pond, apple, peach, fig, pear, and nut trees, huge garden space, a resident duck and a next door neighbor that has sheep and goats that she raises and sells the wool!!!!! Could this be more perfect? Well, yes it could. The house is ugly. But should I let this stop me from wanting to live here? Maybe I could just stay outside all the time, which is what would happen because judging from the amount of fruit trees I might become an apple picker instead of a potter! And after all, I used to decorate showrooms for manufacturers of some of the ugliest furniture on the planet and made it look like a million bucks. I can make something from nothing, but why, just this once, couldn't we find a house I  like instead of a house I have to re do. Anyway, stay tuned.... we might be moving... who knows!

11 comments:

Laura Farrow said...

that eyeball door knocker is killin' me! cool stuff!

Tracey Broome said...

hey! I just sent you an email!
WTF, eyeball door knocker? I gotta go back and look at what you are seeing :)
It's a drawer pull, fool !!

Tracey Broome said...

Oh yeah.... it does look like an eyeball hahaha!!!!

Anna M. Branner said...

Got your email. And this picture really shows the beauty of the property. Is the house THAT bad?

Tracey Broome said...

It needs some help.... Unless you just spend all your time looking out the window:)

Hollis Engley said...

That place looks pretty damn cool ... even with a house in need of redoing.

Patricia Griffin said...

How fun! A move!... Can you move your studio too? Is it moveable?

cookingwithgas said...

HEY! Sunday am catch up! That is a wonderful piece of property- email me I want to know where it is and how close you are moving to me!
Wonderful treasures! I hope we get a day soon.

Susan Wells said...

Pond looks Dreamy!!

Tracey Broome said...

Pretty damn cool for sure, studio will have to stay behind whenever and wherever we go,but there will be another waiting somewhere.... Maybe by a dreamy pond:)

angela walford said...

haaa you are seriously mad, don't get settled with a great work space or anything...its movin time