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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pewter, pine and patina


  Last week, I redid the shelves above the French doors on the sunporch...then I snapped these photos. It struck me how similar the colors are in each photo ...pewter grey, tobacco brown, and a soft black. This is my favorite color combo...these are the colors in this room. Red...well I will always consider red my favorite color...but this color combo...I go back to it again and again.

...pumpkin pine...

...a noble steed...

...old tin...

...treen match holder...

...whale oil lamps...

...worn leather books...

Enjoy the day,
Robyn




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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Is that a wabbit?


We have a family of rabbits living in our Confederate Jasmine bush. They have raised lots of baby rabbits right here, in our little slice of suburbia. They are a constant source of entertainment for us...at all hours of the day and night. We put food out for the squirrels, and, on occasion, the rabbits join them for an evening snack. When the squirrels got "squirrelly" and raced around, the rabbit...in these photos...jumped a foot off the ground. We were delighted by the show.




...a bluejay dropped by for dessert...

Mostly, they hang out in the backyard and eat the rabbit food we put out for them.

Are you my mother?

...balcony seating...

This wonderful hare can be found on The Mall in Washington, D.C.

Keep your eyes open for critters.

Enjoy the day,
Robyn








Monday, February 27, 2012

4th of July?...already?



It's looking patriotic at my house these days. The folk artist in me is gearing up for the Fourth of July. The wonderful little shop that sells my wares will be having it's Summer Open House in early May. Antiques On Main will be decked out in red, white and blue, and it's front window will be full of wonderful primitive goodes. 

I need to get sewing! I need to finish that rug! I need to get going on my Spring cleaning! 
I need to get off the computer!


Ole Towne  Alexandria, Virginia

Thinking red, white, and blue here...even though I haven't gotten my bunnies out yet. I have, however, managed to nibble on a few chocolate eggs.



Gotta go sew!

Have a great week, but first...

Enjoy the day,
Robyn

Antiques on Main, Dade City, Florida





Friday, February 24, 2012

Help wanted

Remember this?



I've been having trouble getting our name to show up. Last night I jumped up and did this...a technique I learned at a workshop several years ago. What do you think? Too funky?


...making a little progress...


...spending some time here today...

Enjoy the day,
Robyn


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Angels among us...


Here are more New England gravestones...angels. The season of Lent is here. We look forward to Spring...new beginnings, fresh starts, new life. While we wait...prepare...maybe we will entertain angels unawares...


...a neighbor of mine, one I'm not always happy with, blew the leaves off my sidewalk and driveway yesterday...


...after a dinner function on Saturday night, our hostess gave me the floral centerpiece to take home to Annie...



...my daughter made Valentine's Day cards for her favorite people that work at our local grocery market...


They are out there...



...you just have to be aware.


Enjoy the day,
Robyn


Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Birthday, George!



I miss the days when George had a special day all his own. As a student of history, I know George was our first president...and, for the most part, did a good job. As a Virginian myself, there are parts of my state's history that trouble me greatly. That said, Mount Vernon is a wonderful place to visit. Within the last decade, a museum was added to the property and it is spectacular...George's teeth are there!

When people tell me they are going to D.C., I always recommend they go to two places that are often over looked...Ford's Theater and Mount Vernon. I am sure the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument are top spots for visitors to D.C....and they are magnificent...but Ford's Theater and Mount Vernon...these two great men actually walked these sites...and died there as well. They are history!

The silhouette above, along with it's mate Martha, was a wedding present to my parents. They have hung in every house my parents owned...and now hang in mine. I've added a few to the group as well.



And for those of you who have never been there...a few photos of George and Martha's place on the Potomac.



Annie's companion, Clancy, has been with her for twenty one of her 25 years...he goes everywhere she goes!








Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

Enjoy the day,
Robyn

Friday, February 17, 2012

...for the birds


Collections...we all collect something...fishing lures, quilts, stamps, first editions, parking tickets???...most people have enough interest in something to want to gather more than one of that something and call it a collection. One of my collections...early bird tin cookie cutters. I have other cutters too, but the birds have really taken over.


Pea fowls...two of my very favorites...
  the more folky, the better, so I am really drawn to anything with a ruffled edge and a flat back.

...large five inch bird

...close cut flatback

...a robin?


What do you collect? Share with us why that "something" drew you in, and made you want to find more.

Enjoy the day,
Robyn


Monday, February 13, 2012

Red, red and more red


Happy Valentine's Day!..a bit early. Found a few things to share with you in celebration of the day and  in celebration of red. Hope your day will be spent with those you love, and will include the consumption of chocolate.

...dolly by Angela Hillstrom


...tiny doll by Angela Hillstrom



Stephanie  and Art Haber hornbook




Debbie Thibault angel




Annie has requested a trip to Michael's for art supplies, and lunch at Panera Bread...that's how we will be spending our St.Valentine's Day.


Whatever you are doing...

Enjoy the day,
Robyn