Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things: Exhibit C

A very special store where you feel as if you've stepped back in time. Vintage fabrics...
...lots of good old-fashioned acrylic yarn...
...and several walls of vintage ribbons and other trims (check out the selection of bobble trim up there!).
And this is their telephone. No, really, it is!

It's my special hidden place...sorry, can't tell you its name on the Interwebs, 'cause then the secret would be out!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Friday's child is loving and giving. (So true!)

Saturday's child works hard for her living. (Um, not so much, but that's OK!)

The child that's born on the Sabbath day is bonny and blithe and good and gay. (Yep, she's all of those things and much much MUCH more...)Hello!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thursday's Child

...has far to go.

(But first she has to rest up. On my bed.)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday's Child full of woe.

(Because she would like for me and my camera to go away!)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday's Child full of grace.

(She is utterly graceful--most of the time...)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday's Child fair of face.
(The fairest of them all, right Mae Mae?)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tallulah-Palooza Friday


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bookends of Cuteness

Stanley and Tallulah Mae at the park. Stanley is entranced by the bag o'treats seen in the lower right corner, while Tallulah is on SKWERL!!!!!!!! patrol. {Smooches on both of their little doggy heads!}

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Lavender...little lepidopteran...loveliness.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I'm a Card-Carrying Elvis Fanatic and Proud of It!

Today, 34 years, ago, Elvis died...RIP, Elvis Aron.
But he lives on, of course...(and no, that's not my bedroom!)
If you can't make it to the real Graceland in Memphis, hop on down to Holly Springs, Mississippi, to visit Graceland, Too. Above is Paul McLeod, the sole proprietor and um, tour guide. It is an experience like no other, trust me. Poignant, creepy, sad, funny, weird, amazing--all rolled into one.

These photos were taken on our trip 10 years ago to Graceland and Graceland, Too (and the World's Largest Yard Sale on Route 127, from Chattanooga up to the top of Kentucky. It was an epic road trip!)

Monday, August 15, 2011


It's a crane!!! (They'll fall on you, you know...even if you're really not even close to them, run far far away.) Guess who has a deathly fear of cranes? Big ones, small ones, close ones, tall ones...I will drive miles out of my way to avoid driving under one. I'm weird that way!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Tallulah Mae, aka Lady Yawns-a-Lot, the Marchioness of Pinky Tongue, and Duchess OMG How Freakin' Cute.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Nature: It Rocks

Look at these amazing blossoms...the clusters are HUGE.
And really pretty.
Even when they've fallen.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Quite Possibly

...the quirkiest...
...most fabulous thing I've ever bought at an estate sale. And that's some really tough competition--for starters, remember this?

I mean, would you please just look at it! Golden Don Draper and an oversized tiki...what? What award could this possibly be for? (It's made in Honolulu, so it's authentic prize for what, I just don't know...).

Will it stay or will it go? Hmmm...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Really Big Woodie

OK, now, minds out of the gutter, people!

This, apparently, is a woodie!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Epic Fail

I used to love the drive-in theatre, didn't you? It was so fun...

Not anymore: we tried to go to the South Bay Drive-In (cute website, no?) to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Captain America (mostly, for me, it was just a chance to go to a drive-in--unless those apes are wearing Regency-style empire-waisted dresses and walking in an English garden waiting for Mr. Darcy or Mr. Knightly or Henry VIII, not so excited!).

Anyway: we get there; there are three screens, and it's crowded--I, of course, am thinking, "Good for them--they'll survive where so many others haven't."

We drive over to Screen Three and try to park. Not many spaces left, and we had to park in the "truck and SUV" section because we have a small SUV. Every spot we found was A) behind a vehicle where the people had turned the car around and had the back hatch up, blocking the screen; B) behind a car with 4 or 5 or more kids up on top of an already tall SUV, blocking the screen; or C) next to yahoos who had spread out on all sides of their cars as if tailgating, with lawn chairs and coolers and who knows what else, making it very hard to fit your car in next to them. And then there were the people with their bass-heavy stereos turned up to 11.

So we left. Before the movie started. Drove home. Had some ice cream and watched a video.

Le sigh. Damn people (a favorite catch-all phrase in our household!). Try it--you'll find it appropriate in many situations.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

"[She] rose from the table; and advancing to the master, basin and spoon in hand, said: somewhat alarmed at [her] own temerity:

'Please, sir, I want some more.'"

Poor little Tallulah Mae Twist...won't someone please feed this dog!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hold Me, I'm Scared

These clowns are whispering about the lack of interesting blogging here this week {whisper whisper whisper}. Clowns = creepy. Whispering clowns = terrifying.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


I got nothin' today, people.

After enjoying a very lazy and somnolent summer day today, my brain now appears to be on hiatus. So please enjoy this very odd little dog (it's available in my shop if you'd like to give it a nice new home!).

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Pantone on Steroids

Take THAT, Pantone! Mother Nature wins every time...

I actually really really love Pantone--when I used to work with graphic designers, I loved to rifle through their cool sets of color chips.