Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Operation Rescrap

We did a show this past weekend called
It was the first of what I hope will be many more shows.

This beautiful display that greeted you as you entered the show
was created by the very talented ladies at
"Cozy Cottage" at Centerra and Flatirons

Our booth

We were very well received and I was very encouraged.
The show was a unique combination of consignment, craft, furniture and
handmade items .  I LOVE the concept.

A few more artisans:

We had a great time and have plans to this show again
and hopefully many others.  It's the perfect time in our lives to do this and
my husband Jerry is, hands down, the best person to
do a show with.  I couldn't and wouldn't want to, do it by myself.

So thank you honey, for  being the best part of me.

Friday, April 8, 2011


"I love the color pink.
The softest blush of pink,
baby girl pink
bubblegum pink of the 1930s
hot pink of the 60s.
For me, pink represents calmness, sweetness, softness, whimsy,
all things girly and the persevering strength
of women."

These words are written on the inside cover of my altered book
titled "Pink"  pictured above.

I collect things that are pink.

Inside the pink drawer of the button box:

And I have a thing for the 1930s and 40s.  I was born in 1949
and somehow those eras became part of my heart
and soul.

Pink makes me feel pretty.

When I was about 12, I had a pair of pink ballet flats
that I wore until they fell off my feet. 
I put cardboard on the inside when the holes in the
soles appeared and painted them with pink
shoe polish so the cracks in the leather
didn't show as badly.
I'm on a mission to find another pair.

One day my mother gave me a pink and black dress that she had
worn, I'm sure to play dress-up in, and to her horror
I wore it to the park wearing it with my pink ballet flats.
A boy I went to school with looked at me and said,
"Why are you wearing such an old-fashioned dress?"

I looked down at my dress and said
"Because it makes me feel pretty."

It still does.