Thursday, August 5, 2010

Know what drives me crazy?

Putting something down somewhere in this house and then spending a lot of time looking for it just a few minutes later!  That was yesterday!  It was a small tag for a new journal I am doing as well as the embroidery needle to add a few french knots to it.  I finally found the tag on the floor in the closet where I was looking for the needle.  Haven't found the needle yet!  Not good!!

Today I looked all over for a silver bracelet I know is here.  I just cleaned it.  Do you think I can find it??  It will show up, but not right now. I quit looking so I could do a few blogs.  It'll turn up!

Today I want to share with you some things I love that don't drive me crazy -- in my house as well as in a favorite store.

One of my favorite places to visit in Virginia is the Old Lucketts Store in Lucketts, Virginia, a small burg several miles north of Leesburg on Hwy. 15 (a treacherous piece of road, I might add!).  I get emails when they are going to open their Design House.  They are having a big Open House this weekend.
Design House photo
Old Lucketts Store, Lucketts, VA
I just want to sit down and read!  Also featured was this:
Design House photo
Old Lucketts Store, Lucketts, VA
I love turquoise jewelry.  I have some, but I discovered I have more silver bracelets than those with turquoise. 
I also recently saw a picture of Mary Emmerling with a lot of Indian bracelets on both arms as well as a silver dish full of them.  So, in keeping with the picture I saw, I dug out my only silver tray, polished it and added my silver Indian jewelry.  I spent a few minutes looking through the magazines for that picture.  Now, please refer to paragraph 2 above!
Design House photo
Old Lucketts Store, Lucketts, VA
I love these santos.  It took me over a year to acquire the two I have.  Finding them is not easy.  And when you do, they are not cheap.  But, yesterday I found an ad in the latest issue of Somerset Home for Santos Dolls Angels Busts Art here.  Well, where were they when I began looking for these 2+ years ago?
These are my santos draped in rosaries (which I collect) and jewelry.  The angel on the top is in the great room.  The santo just above is in my bedroom.  I made her pointy hat!  Just the right touch!

Last is my entryway niche.  It used to hold a huge flower arrangement which I never liked -- but the decorator did.  Now it is to my liking.
Thanks for visiting.  Hope you enjoyed the pics of the Design House at the Old Lucketts Store as well as a peek into my my house for a look at some of my favorite things.


Sherry Goodloe said...

Oh yes, I enjoyed the photos very MUCH! Now where the heck is my staple gun???? *urrrrgh*

Susan said...

Sounds like you're describing me! I would love to have all the time I look for things to create art! Love your Santos - have you ever been to Santa Fe/Spanish Market? You'll find lots there, but, of course, pricey. (We lived 19 years in Albuquerque and I do miss the three cultures - and the weather!)

Robin said...

I loved you pics and that angel Santos is beautiful!! I also know what you mean about spending time trying to find something you just had....wish I could get that time back, I'd be much younger if I did!!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Judy!
Great stuff! I love that santos.

And yep, I'm ALWAYS misplacing things! I attributed it to being blonde. ;-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lucy - By the Hill said...

Love the pictures and your santos are beautiful. Your home looks lovely and you have a real talent at display.
I had never heard of santos dolls before reading this post! Always learning something in blogland!