Sunday, July 11, 2010

Out of town up in the High Country

My BFF Gail invited me up to Payson to stay in their RV for the weekend (beginning last Thursday).  Needless to say, we shopped til we dropped!!  And we did drop on the couch Friday afternoon to catch a nap before dinner!!  It is a little cooler up there and it is a higher altitude.  And it is forest!!  Just refreshing!!

First great find I want to share with you:
I can't resist a good old tinted photo.  This one is of the Sonoran Desert and I couldn't leave it behind.  Especially since the frame is very old.  Price:  $2.00!!  (((smiles)))
Here is the grouping of old tinted photos on the wall of my great room.  I tried a straight-on shot, but there was a big reflection in the large photo of Yosemite.  The tiny photo at the top right is a signed Wallace Nutting.  He was a pioneer in tinting photographs.
Next great find from Chrisy's Cottage in Payson.  Her husband takes photos of the dress forms in her shop and then alters them.  (You should see the dressed forms she has in her shop!  Would knock your socks off!!  Wish I had taken pics!)  I fell in love with this one!  So me!  Petticoats, dress forms, corsets and crowns!!  All the stuff I look for to put in my booth at Merchant Square.  I really don't have much of it at home, however.
Here is where the petticoat picture is going to hang for the time being in my bedroom.  That is the only place in my house that is "girlie".  I play with shabby chic in my booth and that is enough!!  I love it, but not so much in my house.

More tomorrow!!  Found some great things!!!

3 comments:

Robin said...

Great finds Judy!

Shirley said...

some great finds and I really liked the pictures from the previous post. I like the Colorado picture. We have been there and have family living in Colorado Springs and Loveland. Have a great day.

Paris Cowgirl said...

Great finds! You've got quite the eye! We need to get together, but I'm heading for higher country too. Once you get a taste of cooler weather it's just too hard to stay home, especially with the way I am feeling about AZ lately!