time traveling at Zoe’s in Forest Park

I found these mannequins at the consignment shop, Zoe’s in Forest Park. Their clothes are wonderful. Every time i visit, i feel as though i am a little girl, going through my grandmother’s closet. There are everyday clothes, business attire & little black dresses. Hidden among the everyday, are very old fancy clothes. Clothes that…

sunlight hits rust

I love when time & the elements change something into art. All photos were taken at Myer’s Plant and Pottery. I love taking photographs at locally owned shops because i am a firm believer in buying local, supporting our neighbors…

Dancing lizards & a crowned frog

I found these two lizards dancing in the darkest corner. I felt as though i was intruding on a very personal moment. It’s obvious they love one another.  I kissed this king. He remained a frog…just in case you wanted to try. And my boyfriend wasn’t the least bit jealous.  Lots of Easter decorations!  And…

decorating for Hanukkah or Chanukah…

without having a good camera. art studio table (Kettler Woodworks bowl from Vermont) the dinosaur is always there, so i’m not making an evolution statement, he holds my toothpicks for art projects.  Kitchen table…somebody has been stealing my (gelt)gold!found this bowl in an antique store, the snow ‘ball’ is from my mom, as are the…

the last Antebellum Mansion in Birmingham, Alabama

The Arlington House has a very cool history. The house is decorated for Christmas this month. Obvious to Southerners, the home is in the South because is has dried cotton turned into Christmas decorations, its the wife & children’s nursery. The wife’s room has dried Okra hanging in her two bedroom windows. There is a…

Christmas decorating circa 1840 in the Deep South

only in the South would they decorate with dried okra & Magnolia leaves. But i love the dried oranges, lemons, apples & cinnamon W/ gingerbread men cookies. I would guess that people smelled pretty nasty living in Birmingham, Alabama. summers are humid & hot down South. hanging dried fruit & cookies would have been a…