Friday, September 30, 2011

missed me?

I think the last time I posted (FOUR MONTHS AGO!!!) I told you that I'd recently started working again. Full time.

I naively thought I would just keep chugging right along, posting here, soldering there.

Silly me.

But I have resurfaced to tell you that I am indeed still designing my jewelry and in fact, I am preparing to leave for California and the wonderful Remnants of the Past Vintage Show.

Here is a small sample of what you will see in Space #20 - Pammy's Attic...

I really hope you are planning on coming to this show - it is on Rachael Ashwell's Top Flea Market lists, and because of the mass of humanity that came last spring, it has moved to the Madonna Expo Center.

By the way, Farm Chicks was amazing.

A record breaker for us.

Oh yeah, and....

I LOVE my job!

I am hoping to share more about that soon.

Until then, thanks for hanging in there while I learn how to spin several  plates at once.

Take care - hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Where have I been? 


Yep, I real job.

More on that later, because it's a really cool opportunity and I don't want to gloss over ANY of it.

But I have also been busy getting ready for Farm Chicks!

Here's a sneak peek on one of the new designs I am very excited about....


10 different sentiments....the PERFECT gift for teachers and grads!


Make sure you come by my booth here... say hi!

Gotta go!


Monday, May 2, 2011


Remnants of the Past Vintage Show (ROTP) was yesterday, and I am usually pretty good about getting around to all my favorite vendors to take photos of their fabulous booths filled with all of their treasures..

However, this time around it was a little different.

You see, Country Living magazine did a great story on ROTP in their April issue, and apparently people actually paid attention to it.

Because immediately after this was taken:

the only picture I got.

....the gate was opened and THIS happened:

And unfortunately this did too:
These were all taken by my husband who braved the traffic snarls and found a place to park.

Attendance tripled from the last show.

Thank you to everyone who came out to see me ~ I loved seeing dear old friends and so enjoyed meeting many new ones.

Thank you Kriste for being such a wonderful support and partner to me...

(I needed you more than ever!)

My deepest gratitude goes to my friend Judy Watkins, who has worked so hard to grow this show into 
the beautiful show it is today.

And I would be remiss if I didn't thank dear friends Judi and Ed who own the property and are the hardest working couple I have ever known.

See you in October at the next show!

Next stop....

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Bliss 2011

Every year, for more years than I can count, our family has celebrated Easter Sunday at the home of our dear friends Judi and Ed.
This is the Dana-Powers house ~ Judi's grandparents built this beautiful home and it has been a vintage wedding venue on the central Coast of California in Nipomo for many years.

But on Easter, Judi and Ed host a buffet and Easter egg hunt that has been a family tradition for generations of family and friends - our family included!

And every year I plan on taking pictures and sharing with you, but as soon as I get there I am overwhelmed with friends and family and FUN, and I forget!

But this year, between Dennis, me, Aleah and some of Judi's own photos, I am able to show you why we make the trek down from Idaho every year....

First, the setting....

C'mon this cute or what?

Free range chickens!

Everywhere you look, around every corner, there is a feast for the eyes.

two of my wee grand-munchkins

Brand new outdoor fireplace in the Secret Garden.

As you've probably guess so far, Judi is a gifted gardener and display artist.

And only she can combine her two passions so beautifully....

roses from a garden her grandfather planted years and years ago....under glass.

Second, the Hunt!

All of the children are sent on a walk down the lane while the adults hide the eggs.

Little ones go first...
my adorable grandson Corban's first hunt.

It is as much fun for the adults as it is for the kids!

My beautiful Karise...

...and her brother, Dresden. I could just eat him up.

Corban finding a treasure. SO cute!

Next, the FOOD!
Judi and Ed provide the turkey and ham and rolls and appetizers and wine and beer and lemonade and...and....and, but everyone brings a dish to share.

Desserts galore!
The buffet.

our hosts Judi and Ed
From the bottom of my heart I say THANK YOU to the most gracious hosts, and hardest working couple I have ever known...

Last, I wanted to share Judi's latest bathroom re-do with you....just because I love it so much!
Who would have thought of painting a bathroom black?


She's amAZing.

OK, I took Karise to powder her nose, and she looked so darn cute in the room, I had to snap a picture.

Indulge me.

And while we're at it....

Who has the most wonderful family in the entire world????

I do.

Come on everybody....look at the camera!
This will be the last family shot for a long, long time. This Easter was especially meaningful for our family because son Dusty and his wife Aleah and the wee Karise and Dresden are moving to London where they will be stationed for the next four years.


By the way, Remnants of the Past is held in the Barn on Judi and Ed's property.

That's this Saturday, in case you hadn't heard.

These photos should compell you to come.

How could you not?

Til next time....