Living Graciously, Artfully, Frugally.

Consciously taking notice of the gifts each day places in our path.

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” R. W. Emerson

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Just made it!
Or maybe not.
For the first time in over 25 years I did nothing to decorate for this spookiest of days.
The spirit just wasn't in me this year.
So a bit of witchiness from the past. I could not let this evening pass without a boo or two. 

Hope your night is filled with sweets and treats.

A trick or two and a boo.

Enjoy the night!

The holidays are on their way!

Stay spooky my friends, P.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Where's Frippery?

Busy busy fall.
Just wanted to check in.

Saturday we set up at the Factory Flea.

What a fabulous event!!!

Creative people.

A lovely fall day.

The industrial space was inspiring.

The crowd was there to shop and meet and enjoy the day.

What an event! I was sad to tear down and head home, 
but there was another vendor show to set up for on Sunday.

                My friend Pam held a fundraiser for local food pantries at her farm on Sunday.

Smaller and more low key but equally creative. I had a blast!

I thought I would leave you with a bit of Halloween horror.
I am working on my upstairs hall (because I don't have enough to do)
It ain't a pretty sight.

Stay tuned!

Have a Happily Haunting weekend, P

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Photos from the Road to the Rural Society Show

Small change of plans due to way too many projects. 
I am taking the rest of October off from the blog.
I will be at the Factory Flea tomorrow, stop by if you are in the area. 
Section two on the left wall from the main entrance in the American Can Lofts.
I will leave you with a taste of autumn in Ohio.
Nothing like October skies.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Rural Society Fall Show

In the interest of keeping to my October plan, I will be posting a photo...
make that several awesome photos...
a day through October. 
The remaining month will be filled with images of the 
Thanks to Page and Pat and all who made this show such a fun and fabulous weekend event.

Can't wait for the Spring Show!
I will also be participating in two local shows this weekend.
The Factory Flea produced by the City Flea, and a small fundraising event for the
new food bank in Cleves, Ohio.
That one will be held at a friend's home in Sunman, Indiana.
Busy busy busy.
Back to work.

"It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction."
Pablo Picasso

Yours in enjoying the seduction of creativity, P.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My Swan Song (or Thrifting is doing me in)

Not actually.
Just the fact that the Rural Society fall show is HERE and I am packing and hauling.
No time for photos. Something has to give.
Back Monday with tales of a wonderful time.
(Or maybe just a photo a day right?)

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Art and Alchemy

Bits and pieces for my upcoming shows.
Check my sidebar to find Frippery this month.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Nature's Lace

Just thought I would check in and ask if you enjoyed the guest post yesterday?
If so I may consider doing that occasionally.
Something from another person's perspective is always refreshing.
Let me know if you have any interest in being a guest as well.

Have a restful Sunday.
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Something Different Today

A guest post for today with lot's of inspiring photo's too.
Today's guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a must-shop resource for beautiful light fixtures. Inspired by the blooming zinnias and marigolds in the garden right now, Susi found interiors that draw upon the bold, bright colors of these two garden favorites. Yellows, golds, oranges, pinks, and fuchsias combine into lively palettes for any room of the home. Enjoy!

Bright Color Interiors


Zinnias are an old fashioned flower like marigolds that have a depth and richness of petals and colors that inspires bright, happy spaces. So incredible!

Bright Color Interiors

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Pale pinks and yellow, swirls of colors seen in certain zinnias are a nice offset to the marigold orange painted cabinet.† Love the riot of colors.

Bright Color Interiors

Home Interior Designs via

Muted shades of zinnias and marigolds color this living room from the marigold yellow sofa to the zinnia-inspired accent pillows in fuchsias and oranges.

Bright Color Interiors

Houzz via

This unabashedly pink and feminine bedroom has lovely, rich accents of marigold and deeper pink and red zinnias in the linens and accessories to balance out the pink walls. Always aware of a room's lighting, we love the tiny wall sconces above the bed.

Bright Color Interiors

Pinterest via

When combined, orange and fuchsia have a vintage feeling to them. This lively marigold sofa is paired with pinks and fuchsias in the rug and throw pillows.

Bright Color Interiors

House and Home via

We love the way that marigolds and zinnias dot the garden with bursts of color. This library has the same feeling. Pinks and orange accents and a yellow sofa pop against the black shelves.

Bright Color Interiors

Ohdeedoh via

The cluster of globes and pompoms resembles a bouquet of marigolds and zinnias fresh from the garden in this kidís room. Orange curtains add more color to the mostly white space.

Bright Color Interiors

Pinterest via

Layers of garden pinks and oranges fill this bedroom: marigold orange and pink and white zinnias in the wallpaper; deep pink zinnia headboards; a marigold yellow lamp that brings even a light fixture into the color palette. All the warm hues work in harmony.

Content provided by Arcadian Lighting, a site that specializes in top quality lighting fixtures at extremely affordable prices. If you like this post, be sure to stop by the Arcadian Lighting blog and say hello!
I have not been compensated in any way for publishing this post.
Just liked the idea of something different.
I really love the orange and fuchsia living room. Delightful!
So what room is your favorite?

"There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world, that is not intended to make us rejoice."
                                                                  John Calvin

Yours in happy hues, P.
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Friday, October 7, 2011

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