Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Salvaged Wood Signs, Romantic, Shabby Paper Collage and Travel Plans

 Hello Everyone..

We're oh so close to all that fall goodness!
Are you looking forward to it?
I think I finally am.
It's hard to say goodbye to the loveliness
that summer brings and I
 like to reflect on the time gone by.

It's been a wonderful summer with many
happy memories made and some work done
along with letting go of some things.

Doesn't each season hold a magic and
uniqueness all it's own?

I hope that your summer has been a 
peaceful and fulfilling time with many happy moments
and adventures along the way.

 with open hearts shall we 
embrace the new season that's upon us?

 Here we come!
Pumpkin goodies...
cozy sweaters and warm, 
crackling, fireside gatherings with family and friends
or what ever delights each of your hearts!

And.... so begins my candle season and 
even MORE twinkle lights!
Don't you just love the warm glow of all those candles
and lights.. and the scents??

Oh MY! 
Farm Fresh Apple
Pecan Pie
Sunny Pumpkin Fields

I've been looking for a place to buy candles in bulk and
good prices in general.
I finally found one.
They also have dripless in many colors
Orange Black and Purple


 I recently enjoyed pulling out some of my
pieces of old wood.
Sign making is a lot fun
and one can be so creative.
I always enjoy seeing what designs people make.
 The first two are a combination 
of stenciled and free hand painting
I am always intimidated by hand painting as I'm just learning.
I drew the flowers on with a white Stabilo pencil. 
It worked very nicely and is easily erasable.

I'm always inspired by Miss Mustard Seed. 
Have you heard of her? 
She's very talented and so kind and helpful
 to share little tips!
Here's  a video that I watched awhile ago..
It was helpful and just fun :)
 Beads strung on a thin wire...
I use them whenever I can for a project.
They're one of my favorite ways to embellish something.
 This was an oak stool that I picked up.
The paper I used was Romance Novel by Prima.
Paper LOVE. 
I often find my papers at Hobby Lobby or
Scrapbook.com for a very good price.
Sometimes half off~
After the glue dried, I sealed it with several 
light coats of Krylon Crystal Clear.

With one of my many rounds of flowers that I planted this year,
(I think I am officially a crazy plant lady now)
came a beautiful rose bush that graces us
with PINK and WHITE roses
at the same time.
It was....
SO very Lovely.
And I finally figured out to care for them.
That's another story.
Liberty wanted a drink..
I love how she looks like a giant dog. 
But it made me think of fairy gardens.
And then I found this little friend on the bird bath.
I'm sure it thought she was a giant!
Do caterpillars have thoughts?

I guess they do in Alice in Wonderland ;)
We've had some beautiful clouds with our season of rain.
I really do enjoy a cloudy day. 
I'm preparing for a trip to our beloved
 Sugartree in Ohio. We leave Friday.
I'm preparing for that and getting a few things done
from my ongoing list. 
It will be wonderful to see my brothers and sisters,
some of our kids and grand kids as well 
as a new grand baby along the way!

Antique shopping
junking... good food and just getting away
and some 
I do love hittin the road.

Willie Nelson CD singin..
On the Road Again

 It's been a great summer but one
of very hard work and I need some 
rest and inspiration.

I wish you the happiest first day of fall.
I will be gone until mid-Oct but will be coming 
and going online. 

Have a lovely week, thank you for coming
and I wish you joyous blessings.



Oh... a little p.s.  here~ 
Do you like the Junk Gypsies?

They have a new book coming out.
You can watch a video about it here and you
can pre-order their book 

I pre-ordered mine several weeks ago.
Can't wait to get it.
Love them girls spirits and the talents that they have.

bye for now..

Joining the lovely party at
Share Your Cup Thursday

Come make some new friends and 
enjoy all  the fun and inspiration~


Roosterhead Designs said...

Hi Tamara,
I really enjoyed this post! and it indeed brightened my day~
Love your signs and the step stool is so smart!! (Prima papers
are some of my fav's: )
I enjoyed the garden pics, flowers, and of course Liberty at the door! ; ) Soo cute~
Thanks for sharing. I am a bit envious and wish I could hide in your car and go to OH too! Missing our family there. Take care and see you in a few weeks! Blessings to you, Karen O

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Tamara,
Love the cute stool and the signs are great. You go girl these are fabulous. Safe travels enjoy your adventure to Ohio.

Summer said...

Wow! The signs are gorgeous ♥


JanVinyard said...

Hi Tamara, Nice post and the sign is great too! Have a blessed day! Janet

Connie said...

Love your signs . . . I'm a sign maker, too. Aren't they just so much fun!
Have a happy weekend.
Connie :)

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Hi Tamara, it sounds like you had a great summer. I love the signs you made, very rustic which is what I love. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful photos and the feeling of Autumn through your words. It's by far the most wonderful time of the year for me also.

Enjoy the rest and relaxation on your vacation and the time spent with your wonderful family. Safe travels!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Autumn is my very favorite season. Your pictures are beautiful.

Jeff LeFevre said...

Loved your post and beautiful pictures! You are SO talented and creative!

Jann Olson said...

Tamara, by now you might be on the road. Hoping you are having a lovely trip! We are embracing fall with rain and cooler temps. Sunshine is returning tomorrow and I'll take a little of both. Love your fun signs and beautiful images! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Summer said...

Love the market sign and cute dog ♥


handmade by amalia said...

A great post, Tamara. Nature, creativity and beauty, and a book recommendation on top. I enjoyed my visit.