Monday, May 26, 2008

May Dazed

Thank you ladies for all the nice comments.. as have been in a creative funk here.. so have been slow to do much or even look at the computer! but finally sat down and typing again..

We were at the cabin last week spring cleaning and threw out my hip.. oh the joys of aging!!Anyways, discovered a delightful lady chiropractor in our area.. so feeling much better and working once again! Guess I had a few other quirks that needed fixing and she did that.. and really do feel much better...Thank you Dr. Judy!!

This Thurs. we are leaving on a 'mini adventure' and will take the camera and share when we get back on Monday or Tuesday..

hmmm birthday is coming up soon and feeling alittle down about that age silly!! I know!! but still...the upside is...Eating Cake!! Lots of Buttercream 'Frosted Cake'...ouch! I can feel my butt growing just thinking about that!

June 1st. is time for new stuff for sale on 'Glitter and Grunge' Here is a peek at some of my stuff....' Fairy Sticks' and 'Miss July 4th'..

Finally !!took pictures of this very sweet swap that 'Vivs-Whimsy' had going..This lovely little dolly is from Jillian of a handpainted doll in her cigar box stage with vintage buttons and my logo.. and was tied up in pretty ribbons...[notice she is holding tiny heads like in my photo of me]..very cool... Thank you Jill.. truly a keepsake!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

New Stuff on Pfattmarket Place

Spring is here and the weather has been great..enjoying the variety of daffodils from the garden.

Yellows with a few doubles in my Depression glasses...see me in my apron in the 2 new pairs of glasses now, so will do pictures of me for next month as its time to update.... Pretty flowers and pretty marbles..

Daffodils with color....and after their beauty has faded they are are thrown in the Compost!! We have had a compost bins for over 30 years! Made from a store display that held plastic play balls.
Some of my Black Gold just added as a top dressing in a barrel planter of mini daylilies and perrenial geraniums and a small spirea... Truly the best thing..will chat more about that later...
I recevied my packet of MiniCards from Moo/Flickr..just love them..will have to do more! Very fast and was amazed how nice they really are!!. Thanks!!! Also got a few magazines ..was a good mail day!

Remember to visit for new treasures on the 10th of every month .

A pretty ad just because its May..

Now for a kinda unusual ad ... Thank you for 'my' dairy would be miserable with out my half and half and other yummy dairy treats!!

Happy Mothers Day to all the soon to be Mom's, the Mom's with little and big kids, and even the empty nest Mom's.. thats the group I am in...Have a wonderful day where ever you are...

Monday, May 5, 2008

New Stuff and Flowers in the Window

Here is a peek at some new pieces for sale will add to my website in a day or 2... and got these neat stitched frames from

' Miss Birdy' will be for sale on May 10th at

A glitter gold top hatted girl trimmed in paper flowers was inspired by the 'Kentucky Derby Swap' at check out the fab winning hat by Sabii.

Yes, our weather turned nice after the mini snow storm... so picked a bunch of daffodils to put on the window sill in the kitchen..well ,going to spend the rest of the day in the garden.. later..

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Snow Day and Last of the Pirate Craze

I was slow getting outside today to do pictures, and the snow had already started turning slushy...

A giant barrel planted in perrenials..

Daffodils and my Anna Belle Hydranga and old Mr. Rabbit has been buried all winter in snow..

More bulbs popping up in spite of the weather.. it did really look kinda pretty out, but was not fun to 'be' outside..

Thursday and Friday we were raking and doing spring cleaning.. but got a surprise on Saturday morning!

Well the robins were taking baths here all we need are some ducks! Guess we don't need to take out the lawn mower ye..!

Droopy daffodils from the heavy wet snow..

Making tracks back into a nice warm house and play on the computer..We even had a toasty fire going..

Last Oct. Jean Paul Gaultier had his 'Spring 2008 Fashion Show' in Paris and Jack Sparrow is alive and well in our hearts and apparently our closets too !! So if you got the 'big bucks' you too can look like this!

See the whole collection at>

Like that belt and all the hats were very cool.. lots of netty skirts, camo prints and corsets..actually pretty cool stuff ...must be fun to dress up in all that stuff..

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Crimson Pirate Intro

Wow! Can't believe I found this on You Tube.. had good music to fire up the story..Nick Cravat, had the hairy chest and beard,but Burt was the smooth talker..loved it as a kid but now it just makes me laugh in good fun..

He's A Pirate

Another Pirate vid to get you in the mood..great music for the adventer in us all!

Jack Sparrow -

I had posted this awhile back but thought would go with the Swashbuckler Party!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Pirates and Toys

Donna O Brien to have a 'Swashbuckling Day' of Pirates, so here's my twist on that subject..

I loved 'Pirate Movies' as a kid and still as a old first movie crush was Burt Lancaster in 'The Crimson Pirate' and his cute bearded sidekick Nick Cravat.. it was a tie..Dressing as a pirate for Halloween for 3 years in a role till my mom said it was time to be someone else..hmmm ...

Delightful movie my grandson loved it too..

Oh yeah, enjoyed these movies 'The Black Pearl/ Pirates of the Caribbean and At World's End' on all different levels, the music, the costumes, characters, story, locations... and can watch with the whole family..and..I see alot of the 'Crimson Pirate' influence in these movies..

A few other great pirate movies that I have enjoyed:Peter Pan, The Pirate of Penzance, Nate and Hayes, Morgan the Pirate, Capt. Blood,The Buccaneer,Hook, The Black Swan, Blackbeard, Sinbad the Sailor,The Black Pirate,Pirates of Tortuga, Sandokan, Cutthroat Island,and Yellowbeard and almost forgot Waterworld..

He is the classic image of a pirate to me ...crusty but a wee pinch of goodness.. maybe and that crazy little monkey! Oops! forgot to load a image of Davy Jones a very coool Octo-pirate!! Disney did a great job!!
This is a interesting movie and awesome pirate, must have been another inspiration for Johnny Depp..'Blackbeard:Terror At Sea'..
Finally a cool lady pirate from the movie 'Cutthroat Island' [and a girl can never have enough guns apparently]..but her co-star was too bland..too bad..but was still a fun movie.. and a small peek of the 'Crimson Pirate'..
Yeah ! GB would be a de-lish pirate!!
Thursday Scrappy Jessi a show and share of Favorite toys.. so late doing that.. but here I whittled it down to my absolute favorites..

Yep, I had a Barbie in the striped bathing suit and ponytail, 3 actually..even one that had 3 wigs to play with.. and my mom use to make a new outfit everyday for Barbie ,well til my baby brother was born.. I was a only child til I was almost 10 years old.
I grew up in southern California ..and for awhile we lived in a apartment complex that was owned by a wonderful Chinese family, and there was a big fish pond in the center instead of a pool..Was like a fairy land..I loved it..and sometimes they would bring us steamed dumplings and pork fried was a wonderful time..and my cat was a constant companion.. and we got into alot of mischief! I can relate to and looked alot like Eloise, the books are by H. Knight..

Golden books, anything with pictures, my mom used to take me to the library alot and I loved having a library card it opened up the doors to a whole new world....then I had metal roller skates [I was a menace on them]..
Play doh I received some every Christmas til I was 14.. and I still played with it! Paper dolls were what I played with the most..loved using scissors..and when my daughter was little, we spent hours cutting out books of paper dolls..good times in the house on snowy or rainy days..

Found this picture of a cat on Flickr that 'looked' like my best pal 'before' I had baby brothers and a sister..He was a big old tom that let me dress him up feed him cookies and brush him was my shadow when were were outside..hmm.. now I feel rather sad remembering so many years ago and still I get teary....

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Goldfish Aquarium demo, fishbowl with toy

Delightful!! just what I was looking for..just bought,has a variety of fish and bowls to pick from..check it out..

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Ontonagon, Michigan, United States
Self-taught Artist and Collector of Stuff..grew up a city girl now a Happy Country Grandma! Been married 38 years to a loving Husband,we have the best Daughter & 2 sweet grandchildren..We have 2 fat Cats to keep me company, Rufus B. Wolf & Baby Girl! I have a weakness for vintage Rabbits, old holiday decorations, vintage photos and childrens books, old dolls and stuffed critters, primulas and hostas, old roses, transferware,teapots,old tins, barkcloth and toile,watching movies, staying up late, cozy flannel sheets,perfume.. Coffee or Tea with lots of Real Cream..All types of naughty carbs like pies, cakes and fancy pastries, savory breads.. and now digital scrapping and silver jewelry!