Monday, May 24, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Written by: Joyce Lucas,
Thursday, May 13, 2010
One of my favorite things is Dad's old pocket watch. The hands of time are still moving, although a little slower than before. I remember him pulling the watch from his pocket so many times. Then there is Grandma's unfinished needlepoint. It’s wrapped in tissue and sitting at the bottom of an old wooden chest. Her fingers now lie still, but I remember the long chats we had while I watched as she stitched her beautiful designs. Having these treasures nearby makes me feel as if they are still near.
Even the heirlooms and antiques I find at the flea market have special meaning for me. The old French perfume bottles that line my bedroom shelf were perhaps a gift to an elegant lady from a doting admirer or loving husband. A collection of antique silver spoons that I use on special occasions, were perhaps a gift to a young bride. A cozy quilt stitched from well-loved clothing inspires me to imagine the garments the squares of fabric came from, and the people who once wore them.
Written by: Joyce Lucas,
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Day two of our weekend getaway didn't disappoint. We hand ended up in Eugene and decided to spend the day exploring the antique stores there, saw a movie and enjoyed seeing a different part of our beautiful state.
I have a new favorite place now! Ruthie B's in Springfield Oregon. Oh my gosh....this place was amazing! We had lunch here which was amazing all by itself, but add in the atmosphere, our cute server and it was such a fun time! Guests are seated all over the store in themed display rooms. It so reminded me of how we display at our antique show.
We sat in the Red, White and Blue room and was served by the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. And the food...well it was amazing! It was just a blast! It certainly ended our little getaway in style and made for a very special weekend together! I highly recommend just getting away from it all once in a while!
Monday, May 10, 2010
I'm a firm believer that sometimes you just have to get away...get out of town...change the pace and well, just breath. My husband and I pretty much on a whim decided to run away for a couple of days. We are lucky to live within an hours or so drive of the coast which is always a great place to spend time! We had such a good time stopping where we wanted to stop, eating what we wanted to eat! We love to visit Antique stores together.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I’ve been a huge fan of pink for a very long time now. But all of a sudden, it seems that everywhere I look, I see more and more pink. I remember when pink was a color that was pretty much reserved for little girls' dresses and women's boudoirs. But now, one of my very favorite colors is being used in home décor and accessories of all kinds. I have to say, I am really enjoying the fact that pink is a color that will no longer be ignored.In some homes, pink is finding its way into every little nook. You'll see a pink slipcover on the living room sofa, pink drapes on the windows, pink knick-knacks on the shelves. For me, my love of pink is satisfied with just a touch here and there. A vase of pale pink flowers on the table, a pink framed mirror hanging in the powder room or an antique pink teapot brought out for tea parties with the girls.Mixing the various shades of pink can create a feminine and warm feeling in any room. But a single pink piece in an all white room can capture just as much attention. Even when it's used subtly, like pink tatting on white towels, a pink cushion on a favorite chair, pink always catches the eye.What is it about pink that makes us love it so? Perhaps pink is so attractive to us because it can be used in any theme, from feminine to chic, from romantic to modern. Or perhaps we're drawn to pink because it's the color of play and delight.Whatever reason that pink catches your fancy, you’ll be delighted with what you’ll find at Make Mine Pink. While Make Mine Pink is about so much more than just the color pink, you will find plenty of pink here!
written by: Joyce Lucas,