Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October

October is by far my favorite month of the year. I'll bet I am not alone on this.

I've worked and worked some more, and found a few hours to do some things I enjoy.

Like drive down dirt roads in rural Georgia in the fall....


That one is in Taliaferro County, Georgia - we were on a
 mission to find my husband's great-great-great-great grandfather's grave.
 And we found it! He fought in the Revolutionary War. 

On the way home we passed this old church....


Antioch Baptist c. 1899.  One of my favorite local websites is Historic Rural Churches of Georgia and they write about the history of this church here: Antioch Baptist.

October means cotton in Georgia...


Perhaps I should slow down, literally and figuratively, and smell the roses cotton?


Much like my life, it's all a blur due to a much too fast pace.

The cotton has been my muse this month ...



 I spent a day in Louisiana for work. On the back road between Baton Rouge and the NOLA airport, I passed this stunner....



And a few other pretty shots out my car window along this stretch of this South...







It's sugar cane season in Louisiana, if you were wondering.


I hope you are enjoying your October. 

Have a great day!



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Friday, October 10, 2014

Prattville Flea Market Finds and Historic Homes in Alabama

I traveled to Alabama for work, yesterday. This time to Prattville, Alabama. My meeting was delayed, so I was forced to go into three flea markets and Goodwill.  The last stop was the charm. I spent a whopping $2.74 while shopping. That may be a record.

Here is my haul...


I found this Crate and Barrel mold/vase thingy that has a nice shape for my bookshelves....



I also found a Santa mug that looks vintage enough to fit right into my vintage Santa mug collection.



Do you see the prices on those? Just making sure you understand my impressive flea market shopping abilities. This particular store was J & G Flea Market & Antique on E. Main Street. Prattville Pickers also had a nice selection of antique furniture, back in the rear of the store.

Here is a Greek Revivial home-turned-museum in Prattville that you may have seen on my Instagram feed, yesterday...



I took the back roads part of the way. I'm sure you are not surprised.

Here is my route...



I accidentally turned onto "Airport Road" near Coosada and realized I wanted the old roads, not the new roads through the area. (I'm always looking for the older homes, and they tend to be on the original routes through an area - probably not on a street named "Airport Road".) I turned off Airport Road and happened upon a beautiful lane with moss covered oak trees. This house was on that short street....



The Elms circa 1836

I drove through several charming towns. Here is a church in Wetumpka...



Downtown Wetumpka

Mansion Street in Wetumpa...



Passed cotton fields that will be harvested in the next week or so...


  Perhaps I should have slowed down a bit? 



I did not get out of the car for these two photos, either. This church and home were next door to each other in the small town of Notasulga, Alabama. The sun was just about to set.


Traveling is always an adventure.

Have a great weekend.


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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

It's Fall!


I've been busy painting a bit.


These little mini's are 6"x6" and are $35 each plus $5 shipping.




This last cotton field is a bigger painting that I haven't quite finished tweaking...




Enjoy this October day!!




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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Favorite Hymn and Art



I have this beautiful letterpress card as a reminder in my hallway....


Isn't that beautiful? 

I took a few paintings to Plain Jane Designs, this past weekend....


These are little 6"x6" paintings. 


Found time to paint this one.....


I absolutely love autumn in Georgia. More cotton to come. Trying to get my time better organized so that I can paint a little more often! It is quite the blood pressure reducer for me.

Hope you are having a great week!

(If you follow me on instagram, this post may remind you of my pictures, lately.) 



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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

What Kind of Chair is This?

I mentioned in my last post that we cleaned out my Mom's attic and house and held a yard sale. (Thank you for all the nice comments regarding my Mother, by the way -the sentiments were very much appreciated).

While digging, we found these chairs in her attic.....


The left one is a rocker. Oh, and just ignore the yard sale paraphernalia. "No" the "Advanced Aerobic" vinyl album did not sell. What kind of crazies came to this sale and didn't want an aerobics album to listen to? Geeez, and only one buck..

Back to the chairs...


They have wooden wing backs. I cannot tell when they were constructed or what type of chair they are. I just keep picturing them in a fishing camp or mountain lodge, somewhere. I googled and googled and discovered a chair called a Monterrey Winged Back Chair...


Close to the same style. 

The chairs also resemble a paddle arm chair...



And are similar in style to this chair...


My mom once owned some old, brick apartment buildings built in the 1920's and I am fairly certain these chairs were in the storage shed of that apartment complex. That does not mean the chairs are that old, however, it does mean she must have seen some value in them as they were never used in our home, yet she saved them, anyway. 

I think they are cute. I just need a nice cabin. Or a place in the mountains...



or the Adirondacks. They have a rustic look. That particular chair is a rocker. 

Here is the back design...



The wood used on the chair reminds me of a 1970's state park cabin. The style makes me think of something more grand. Like maybe in the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone....


Oh, my, do I need a vacation...


The chairs did not sell. (If the shoppers we encountered on Saturday weren't willing to see the value of a vinyl aerobics album, do your really think they noticed these incredible chairs?)

Please let me know what kind of chairs these are. Or perhaps the decade in which they were constructed.  Many thanks!



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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Staging the House

I spent this past week cleaning out my mom's attic, closets, cupboards, and drawers. No fun. We miss her, dearly. We had a successful yard sale and placed her home on the market to sell. Hopefully it will sell quickly. 



I clipped some of my Annabelle hydrangeas and placed them in her bathroom.




The realtors suggested adding a rug to her bathroom.



I found that one on Craigslist for $50 - just the right size with the right amount of green to compliment her bedroom. I checked to make sure the owners were non-smokers, too -just a helpful hint for 'ya.  (I also wanted to ask if they were part of ISIS, but took my 15 year old son with me for protection, instead of quizzing them on their beheading beliefs.)

A quick trip to Target provided this cute door mat .....



Much more up to date than the old one. 

And I bought these roses at TJMaxx ....



They are prettier in person.  I am not a fake flower buyer, therefore, you KNOW these roses must be attractive, if I purchased them!

The worst part of all of this is that I know my mom would have loved the updates.   
That's life.


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