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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pearls and Lace Thursday #9

Hand Painted Beauty
I'm just enthralled right now with the way this Hand Painted brooch looks.
It is a very old piece with an etched name on the back.
I fell in love with it the first time I saw it, back a number of months ago at a local Antique shop. The lady who had this in her case has shown it to me so many times over the last months, and now one day when she wasn't even there, I went by and finally bought it.

The pearls seem to just set it off and make it pop. I just love the way the pictures turned out.
I had so much fun making this little vignette so I could hopefully catch its beauty and share it with you all.

I'm sure that it's only the first of hopefully many more that I will be adding to my new favorite collection! I sure hope I'll be able to find some more!!!
Come and join me with your own post of your beauties!!!
We'd love to see what you love!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Heart was Pounding!!

THE Garage Sale Find of the Century!
Pearls. LOTS of pearls.
Not real of course, but WHO CARES!!!

I was alone in the back room of the small town's church sale. The whole table was loaded with tons of old jewelry, mostly plastic earrings and beads, but atop the piles were the PEARLS~!!!
LOTS of them~!!! My mouth went dry and my heart began to pound.
I looked around and there was no one else in the room....Could I get them all in my hands before someone else walked and wanted some???? Would I have time to go through all the little boxes to find any more special finds???
I almost died....there were so many, and the prices were AWESOME!
I loaded my hands, my arms, and dug to my heart's content.
No one else came in the room!!! I could look at everything and make sure I didn't miss anything.
My heart almost couldn't take it. I decided as I finished looking at every single bit available that I wouldn't be able to make it through the rest of the sale if I didn't give my finds to the cashier to begin tallying up.
I took the handfuls of Treasures to her and asked her to please start totalling it up. She smiled a huge smile at me and began!!!
I went back into the room and was finally able to concentrate on what else was in the room.
After the final adding was done, I purchased my Treasures and floated across the parking lot to my very hot car.
I floated home, and had an absolutly wonderful time looking through the treasure more carefully. How fun~!

Just wanted to tempt y'all so you'd join me for Pearls and Lace Thursday
coming up tomorrow evening!!!
Get out your pearls and laces ladies and come join the fun. I have a new find to show off
and will be using these lovley pearls to show it off!!!
You'll want to join in the fun and show off your own pearls and jewels too.
Rhinestones, Pearls, Garnets and Sapphires,
Brooches, Earrings, Necklaces and Bracelets,
Get it out and show it off!!!
I'll have Mr. Linky ready to go Wednesday night, so get your posts ready and tell your friends!!
But most important,
I'm joining up with Kathleen over at Faded Charm for her
White Wednesday!!!
Come join in the fun!http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/2010/06/white-wednesday-54.html

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pearls and Lace Thursday #8

Pearls and Lace Thursday #8
I know it's been a while, and yet sometimes we can't always make things happen.
BUT, today I can, so I'm posting the 8th version of Pearls and Lace Thursday!
I hope you will all find something fun to see, and that you'll join me!

There are times I choose NOT to visit a garage sale. It just doesn't look 'good' enough, so I'll drive on by. Not so in this case. Looks really were deceiving!!

Not only the pearl choker, but the small silver brush were hiding there patiently waiting for me to find and rescue them! What fun!

And knowing there is buried treasure awaiting me in almost every sale I pass, it's SO hard to pass them up when I have to be somewhere else!!!
Why don't people just call me up the day before and tell me all the goodies they have and I'd be so happy to take so much off their hands!!! If you live near me and are having a sale,
(wink, wink!)

Join me below using the Linky and be sure and check out everyone else!

Monday, June 14, 2010

New Life!

We have new puppies to show you! Our red brindle Rosie and our English cream Crescendo are proud to announce their newest babies.
Welcome to Petal and Thorn!

They arrived on May 18th and will be ready for their new homes the middle of July. It looks right now as if they will be shaded creams.
Our Miniature Dachshund puppies are for sale, so if you are interested, please give us a holler!
You can also see our website at www.bachndachs.com
Feel free to contact me anytime.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

And now, "AMEN".

Sometimes I pray and when I reach the end of my prayer for that time, I think 'amen', but then I change my mind and leave it open-ended...because I know I'll be praying more as the moments go by. Why actually end my prayers? I think as I go through tough times that I'm more aware of the fact that I pray all day long. Those prayers might only be a few words, or even a quick sentence, but it seems I'm always going to the Father many times during the day.

As I write this, it has been exactly one week to the minute that my dear birth-mother was taken Home to be with her Lord. I was at her side, and I wouldn't have been any other place on the face of the earth. She gave life to me, and I was able to be with her in death. We shared a bond that can only be described as 'unique'.

The weeks before her death were difficult. She fought cancer for a number of months. The ending was difficult. But GOD gets the glory because she confessed Jesus as her Saviour. The prayers I prayed all during the days before and since her passing have been open-ended...with no 'Amen' to finalize them.

Tonight, just now, I've been able to say "Amen". It's not morbid, it's just a chapter of prayer that is now closed. But don't think the prayers have stopped! No, they're just beginning. I have so many people to pray for still. As I think of all the people who have been touched by this woman, I know that I have a responsibility to pray for them. As I realize my own position in this world, my 'unique' position, I know God has put me in this place for a purpose.

What is your purpose? Are you in a time of open prayer? Does the 'amen' seems futile because you're still running a race? Persevere to the end, knowing that God is in control, God will give you grace, and God will give you strength. When the "Amen" comes, it's a time of praise even though there's pain. It's a time of newness, for the old has passed away. It's a time of purpose because He will guide you to the next place. We are to glorify HIM in all things.

My prayers are that you will be blessed,



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