Wishing everyone a Happy and
Healthy New Year!!!
One recipe for friendship is the right
mixture of commonality and difference.
You've got to have enough in common
so that you understand each other and
enough difference so that there is some-
thing to exchange.
We had to keep things simple
because of our kitten.
Love this box I found at a thrift store.
This little church is from my childhood.
Wonderful tissue paper and
my favorite Christmas wish,
given to me by a dear friend
many years ago. She did the
calligraphy herself. It is my
wish for all of you.
"May you never forget
what is worth remembering
or remember what is
Old Irish toast
Be happy and safe and have
a wonderful Christmas.
Mount St. Helen's
When I was a child we would go
to Mt. St. Helen's and camp. We
would fish on the gorgeous Spirit Lake.
When we moved away I missed my
After returning to the northwest as
an adult, I lived in Portland, OR. when
Mt. St. Helen's blew her top. I saw my
lovely mountain explode and later I saw
the devastation. But I still love her. She
is an old friend, and as an old friend I
see her beauty and the joy she brings to me.
For those of you far away, here she is, all
dressed up in white.
Many more little treasures.
Cute little candle holders. Rulers.
Napkin umbrellas, trivet that expands,
laundry sprinkle bottle, tins.
Colorful box of drawers, cookie cutters
Precious little baby record book, unused.
It has great graphics!
Vintage bottles, pin cushion, bolling pin shaker,
More things are being readied. Many fun
items to peruse.
Please ignore the garage stuff in the background.
I will have my usual eclectic merchandise.
Button jars, tins, paint by number, squeaky toy....
Little blue shelf, game, jar of letters
that hook together.
Great old jacket with U of Oregon colors.
Has a zip hood.
Basket full of $ 1 items. I will also have
a basket of 25 cent items. I am clearing out
so there will be lots of little things for sale.
Sure do hope you can come by. 17 vendors
plus the shop to keep you busy!!
Originally he had a couple of friends to
help him do this. But it poured that day.
So he decides he can do this by himself.
And I am watching him turn the tree from
side to side and cut and dig and then...
He uncovers this poor little guy who was
just trying to do whatever he was doing
underground. I think he is a salamander?
I decided to look at the flowers Our tulips
have just started to bloom.
I just love bulbs of any kind and hope to
plant more this fall.
Turns out the only help he needed was
a little bit from me to get the tree into
the wheelbarrow for the trip to
the front yard. Fortunately it was
mostly a downhill ride!
And he did it!! Now this paperbark maple
will be where it can get more sun and be
a much happier tree. If the deer don't eat it.