Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What does this look like to you?

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you see the above photos? One of my associates brought this into work for me to see and photograph for him. He goes for walks in the woods and looks for interesting pieces of wood to carve. This one is a know from a Cypress tree. He cut it off, took it home and left it outside to dry out for a few months. He picked it up recently to carve and immediately realized that he could not carve it, because it was perfect just as it was. How funny that he never saw it when he cut it off. Everyone he has shown it to tells him what they see and every time it is the same thing. Cool, huh?.

I was the lucky winner of JunkinJulie's Giveaway! Yay! Just look at the beautiful items she sent me! Such loveliness was all bundled up in gold tissue paper. So fancy schmancy. She made a very pretty bracelet with vintage buttons, there was a gorgeous brown transferware Staffordshire soap dish, a vintage wrapped box, a wonderful image of two sisters, and some gorgeous buckles. Wow, how generous, huh? I was tickled when I saw it all in person. Julie has a couple of shops she sells through, as well as an etsy shop. Her blog and shop are always full of vintage and antique goodness. She lives on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and dreams of one day visiting Paris. She is a romantic. Have a look around her blog and you'll see what I mean.
Thank you, Julie! I love it all.


  1. Isn't it wonderful when you can find something inspiring in a found treasure. :) Congrats on winning such a lovely giveaway. I would love to do your pay it forward idea; it's the postal system here that gifts me fits and stops me from doing that or even entering giveaways. No guarantee anything will ever arrive. A blogger friend in Illinois sent something the end of September that never arrived. She later told me she had ordered vintage cookie cutters off Etsy just for me, inspired by a post I did over the summer. I just hate that I never received her thoughtful gift. :/ Hope you have a great day. Best wishes, Tammy

  2. Hi Tammy, thanks for dropping by! Congrats on your win, very cool. Take care, Riki

  3. It looks just like the Madonna to me- so cool to find art that mother nature has already finished for you!
    And you lucky girl to win all those treasures! It feels like Christmas when I get stuff like that in my mailbox:)
    BTW, I am planning to do PIF, I'm just waiting until OWOH is over....

  4. Tammy,
    the piece is truly beautifull as is- a nature madonna and child-as no one could never carve the same.
    And wow , what great and lovely things you won.

  5. I see the Madonna - am I right?! Amazing :-)

  6. I love "original" Cypress tree art. Though it is always perfect just as it is found, there is no mistaking the amazing resemblance of this particular piece. Too cool.

  7. Hi Tammy, Thanks for the sweet mention of me in your blog and I'm so glad you are enjoying the things I sent you!!! It's always so fun meeting new people when you have a giveaway! I LOVE blogging (and Etsy too!!) Smiles, Julie

  8. Hi,dear Tammy:-)*

    This wonderful image on the first photo like so much at the woman which is to pray for God,it likes at Maria...this is the first,what i can seeing there,fabulous thing!!!

    Cheers,Love to you,

  9. Wow what a lovely generous bundle of beautiful gifts. The bracelet is stunning. I bet you felt like a kid on Christmas morning receiving this package.

    I think the Cypress wood looks like a statue of the Virgin Mary. I'm curious to know if this is the same as all those people who thought of the same thing.

    Kat :-)

  10. Yes, the Madonna and Child are what people see. It is amazing what Mother Nature has to offer us. I am always amazed by nature. I always think of the sunsets and sunrises as God's painting's for all of us to enjoy.

  11. It's beautiful, looks like a mother holding her child.
    I too am from Charleston!

    Have a great day!


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