Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Happy Halloween To All

 Well it's almost here. Halloween has always been a  favorite time of the year for me.  Unfortunately this year I haven't had much time to put into decorating,  

The city that I live in has just gone down hill and the crime rate as escalated dramatically over the years so there isn't much decorating or celebration now, but on a lighter note I'm house hunting and in the next six months  the fur kids and I will be relocating to a new area.


A few weeks ago one of my customers sent me these beautiful flowers at work. I just loved them and the fragrance of the roses was just so beautiful. I also found an amazing mahogany tall chest from about 1830-1840.  I will get some pictures added here soon. I'm still trying to find the perfect place for it but it is a large piece so I'm having to do some rearranging which is slow with a full time job and my back issues but things are looking better and hopefully they have a treatment that will help with the back pain. That will be amazing and perhaps  things will get back to normal around here. 

Stay safe and enjoy Halloween. I will be back soon,

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Is it Autumn?

Just over a week ago we still had temperatures in the triple digits.  I longed for Autumn and hoped it would arrive soon. And then it came for a couple of days but then it became rainy and the highs were in the low 60's and it seemed like winter had so quickly replaced those few pleasant autumn days
Now we've once again had a few pleasant days and but next week the colder air will come again. It is time for pumpkins and witches and long dark nights. Sweet warm evenings by the fire and the holidays coming fast. How does time slip away so quickly,

I'm still getting used to this windows 10. I can't say that I like it but I am getting better with it.
I have so many projects going right now and still working full time so I honestly haven't but my best effort into it. I'm still having problems loading pictures into my blog but hopefully I will have it figured out soon.

Enjoy the harvest season and I will be back soon with new from the Mysticwood.

Sunday, September 15, 2019



I finally have figured out how to get pictures posted again. I will be back soon with lots of news and new pictures.  I've been visiting all of my favorite blogs and some new ones. I'm looking forward to logging again. See you soon. Happy Autumn! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Hello; I hope 2019 is bringing a bright a fresh new beginning for everyone. We had a lovely week week last week with warm and delightful days but this week began with a cold, foggy drizzle and while it is a little depressing I've a little taste of  spring last week so I am holding on to that.

I haven't posted in a while and the reason is that while we had a close and sweet family Christmas; we also had some sorrows. Our beloved little Rocky left us the night before Christmas Eve. There was no warning, he just seemed to have a stoke in my lap and a sad little goodbye. Needless to say we were all heart broken. Our sweet little four pound baby filled our hearts with love in abundance and we miss him more than I can say.

The day after Christmas my sister in law passed away. We were all shocked and heart broken. She had remarried to a wonderful man and we were very happy for them both; they had many years together but she was still part of my family  much like my own sister and we will miss her and it is heart breaking to let her go.

Less than two weeks after Christmas, my Daughter and Grand daughter's baby Jasper left us. He was only three and a half years old and in perfect health or so we thought. He was running and jumped to catch a piece of paper carried by the wind and feel dead. It seems he had a genetic heart problem that had not been detected. My dear daughter and grand daughters were devastated, just as we were losing Rocky.

And so we move on, sadly but thankful for the time, love and sweet memories that we have and we look to spring with the light of hope and new beginnings.

Blessed Be 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

It's That Time of the Year

Hello everyone,
I hope you are enjoying the hustle and bustle of Christmas. These  are pictures of some of the trees that I usually put up each year. They are all in various stages of  completion this year but they are moving along. 

I added several large pieces of furniture to my house over this past year and I may not have room for them all this year but we will see how that turns out. 

Last Sunday morning we woke to about 6 inches of perfect, fluffy, beautiful snow. It didn't last long but it was wonderful. The fur kids really enjoyed it except for the kitties; they choose to ride it out with no playing and romping. They settled down by the fire and slept through it all. The dogs had a blast romping and rolling in it until they were tired and then they settled down for a nice warm nap as well. Let's see? I was the one that didn't get the nap. 

I never realized how much going back to work full time would interfere with my decorating but it does. The truth is I am just getting old and don't have the energy that I once had. But I still keep trying. I'm still not quite old enough that I want to give up the fun stuff. 
I will be back soon to show you the progress of this years decorating. Stay safe and warm and enjoy this beautiful season of peace on earth.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

October Catching Up

I've just been having a delightful time now once again having terrible luck with uploading new pictures to my computer. Bottom line " I Hate Windows 10".  I never had this problem before; but it's been ongoing for two years now so since I've spent the last two hours trying to get my pictures with little to no progress I will just go with what I have.

The picture above is a huge dough bowl that I was fortunate to find this summer at the 301 endless yard sale.  I really enjoy that sale; we spend two days traveling from one end on NC to the other shopping and looking and discovering so many new things. This dough bowl is four feet long; my plan is to fill it with autumn gourds, flowers and pumpkins. I remember these being used when I was a child. The women would cook large meals for the family and farm workers and these dough bowls could make a lot of biscuits.  

 Another absolutely amazing find was this old firkin.  When I moved to Rocky Mount as a child there was a BBQ restaurant just down the road a few blocks. It was operated by Mr. Bob Melton and though it's been gone for many years it still has the reputation of having the best Eastern NC BBQ. It sat right by the river and you could dine while looking out over the Tar River. This old bucket had belonged to Bob Melton's family;  it came from the family farm and it was used to measure sugar for the sweet iced tea that all we Southerners just can't get enough of. I've brought it home and you can still smell the sugar.  

Another great find at a different sale was a group of stained glass windows from an old local church  that had been torn down many years ago. This isn't a good picture but it's the best windows 10 would let me load.

Finally I was able to down load a couple of pictures of my latest treasure. I've always wanted an old Hoosier Cabinet and here she is. She's in her temporary space in this picture and I've since done some decorating but haven't been able to get those pictures. I learned to cook standing beside my granny in front of one like this.   

I was also able to get one picture of my grand doggie Jasper on his velvet chaise lounge. No; we don't spoil them much.

And finally I want to post this amazing gift. Many years ago my stepfather ran for city council. I can't remember the year but it would have been in the 60's. When mother's house flooded during Floyd so many years ago almost all of our pictures were destroyed. A few weeks ago a dear friend stopped by my work place at lunch time. He owns and operates The Hot Dog Stand, another local landmark and also owns the building that used to be my dad's Barber Shop. He found this poster and brought it to me and I can never say how happy it made me.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week and I will be back soon. 

Friday, October 26, 2018

A Tiny Bit of Autumn

It's just a tiny bit of autumn but it has greatly improved my mood. It's a rainy, cold and blustery day here but the colors of the last harvest are soothing. It puts me in the mood for the quiet season to begin.     
I have a lot planned for the weekend which includes decorating, cleaning and rearranging some things to make room for the last two cupboards that bought. I'm hoping to get it all done so I can finally post pictures next week.
                                I've also added a huge new dough bowl and some quilts and linens that I haven't had a chance to arrange and photograph so I'm going to make every effort to to that over this weekend. After I went back to work full time about two years ago I just have been off track and I'm felling like I just want a whole weekend to play house; like when I was a little girl and get all of my toys in order. Of course I don't have the energy that little girl had but I'm still going to play.
I hope everyone has a pleasant and fun weekend; and remember Halloween is coming. 

Happy Halloween To All

 Well it's almost here. Halloween has always been a  favorite time of the year for me.  Unfortunately this year I haven't had muc...