Friday, July 20, 2012

It's a good life

Good morning. It's summertime and the living is super wonderful. Hot -- July hot and humid here.

We are enjoying it though -- spending time NOTICING things.

Like last night's local episode of Animal Planet. We have black snakes at the house - not pets. I found this one eating a rat out by my studio. I'm not afraid of the snakes and find them in my studio fairly often. They are not typically agressive and keep the poisonous ones away. They keep the rats and mice out of the barns too. So they get to stay.

Way back in cold weather we found a trash pile in the woods behind the house. I dug out out several bottles and jars. No telling how long they had been there. Being the super efficient person that I am -- I had these in a tote by the kitchen steps since then. (Please don't judge) One night recently I cleaned them. Oh my there were treasures.

See that atlas strongshoulder jar -- it has a grey cast to it -- from being naturally irradiated. There is not a lid, but the jar is pristine ans the color is amazing. I found one on ebay that is not as clear for 16.99 -- not too bad for dug out of the trash pile.

The smaller jar is a Jumbo Peanut Butter jar - again I found a similar one on ebay for 14.00. Now to decide what to do with these ---- should they stay with me bcause they are cool or should I sell them because they have value?

This is just a fun edit of the picture ------

Now there is no quandry about the bottles above. They will be displayed / altered / sold as inspiration strikes. College Girl snagged these from her future mother-in-law for me. Love that they think of me on that kind of thing. I altered the raw picture using the free tools at

Saturday, the 14th was my birthday and my Mama surprised me with this gallon sized pickle jar FULL of wooden spools. How cool is that? I'm thinking she knows me really well too.

She also gave me this baby food jar full of cloth shirt buttons. These will only be used on very special "perfect" projects. Why? They were my Nanny's. Right now they will sit in my studio and make me happy.

I'm planning the simply simple September series again -- hope you guys will join me for that.

Have a wonderful end of the summer Friday.

Blessings -- Teresa

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