Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Hope everyone's Labor Day Weekend was pleasant. Following my little "asthma bout" I was still coming down from all of the hospital administered drugs so I spent the 3 days not running amuck. LOL. My honey and I spent Saturday visiting a gun club for their trap and skeet setup. Alan used to shoot often but stopped about 8 years ago when he was taking care of his father. Now that he is enjoying his retirement, it seemed like the right hobby to pick up again...especially since my oldest son shot competition trap while at West Point. This would give them the opportunity to shoot trap together. Additionally, I have been wanting to shoot our home defense shotgun, something I have not had the opportunity to do. Had to laugh as I carried out the gun in its case along with my knitting bag. Only this Sea Witch would go to a gun cub to learn how to shoot but knit during the drive there.
Spent Sunday at the Queen of Hearts fixing up the booths. Added a few things to both and moved items around to give both booth's a nice visual refresh.
Moved the furniture and added a few new things.
Lovely pumpkin and beaded black lace gown (new) and a marvelous late Edwardian fur capelet make a great Titanic outfit if you want to dress like Rose.
Have been selling antique tea pots and cups and saucers. Everyone loves a tea party and they look so nice on the walnut parlor table.
Moved the big pieces to give the booth more room. I like to do this often as it brings items to the forefront that may not have been seen previously.
Moved my glass case to the side so it is easier to access.
A 1930-50s display of items. Crazy about the old, pink medicine cabinet. Can be used for so many things.
Have been wanting to get back to making jewelry for a few local shops and finally spent Monday doing just that. Working with chains in various metallics and having a lot of fun with this design theme. I'm really enjoying the execution of these first four pieces.
Believe it or not, these chandelier earrings are light weight.
Like the look of the soft silver and plum beads.
Metallics, poppy red and smoky quartz elements.
Copper and bronze and faux amber make this a fun, fall piece.
So, my three day weekend has ended. It was lovely. Wish I could spend the rest of the week making jewelry and preparing my Halloween items for my antique booths, but no such luck. Gotta return to the present and get back to my 8 to 5 gig, sigh. Have a lovely week all and wishing all the best to you and those you love. Sea Witch