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.