Saturday, August 22, 2009

I am unpacking my mosaic supplies

We are settling in to our new home. I am slowly unpacking my art studio. I do not have a dedicated space at this time. We are all feeling a bit crowded. I have learned that being productive is living to me. I can't wait. I have been playing with clay and mosaic. It feels good. I am taking over the entire house one surface at a time!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"One never knows"

The Pearly King and Queen are charity workers for the people of their area. At one time they had as many as 400 sets of Pearly Monarchy. The moto is "One never knows" Pearly's look after eachother and their community. It's really very nice!

The Pearly King and Queen

My Mom is Irish born and moved to London when she was a teen. I was born in a suburb of Boston. My Mom told us stories of Ireland and England when we were little. The Pearly King and Queen always fascinated me. I have always had the need for adornment. The suits and hats are decorated with pearl buttons. I had a picture in my own head before I ever saw the real thing. Here are some pics

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Yankee Barn Sale, Dublin, NH

Yankee Magazine, headquarters in our town, puts on a Barn Sale every year. I love this!!! The treasures today were numerous. I am sitting here thinking about running back for the vintage ball jars and lightning jars. Wait, maybe I should go back for those flower tins, the red paint was perfectly distressed.

Wanted to share some of my treasure- hand carved mother of pearl buttons for pennies! Gorgeous vintage glass pearls, freshwater pearls, and a few real cultivated pearl strands. I found some amazing vintage book plates.

The food is always good, and the people are so interesting.