Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Christmas is teasing us


The elves are visiting early this season...

                      What a  wonderful time of year!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

China Trip

Whew! I am back safe and sound from a really good trip to the Canton Fair in China. 
I must say I faced challenges at every turn mostly dealing 
with the fact I speak/read/write English
 and not Mandarin. 

My trip mantra was,
 " Attitude is the difference between an adventure and an ordeal."
And wow, did I have quite the adventure!

This is a ginormous event held twice a year.
 Asian manufacturers have showrooms big and small
 for the wholesale buyers from all over the world to see their products.

 I can only share photos from the general areas. 
The showrooms are very protective of their goods and I totally understand and
 respect this.

What to eat was a huge ordeal adventure, but McDonald's french fries are good 
wherever you are...

Cheese pizza is not quite the same there, but to a hungry girl it was yummy!

I am glad to be home and my head is spinning with new ideas!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Miss Bessie


One of my favorite finds from Antique Week was this charming old cow from a 1950's Nativity scene. 

She sits on top of a cool piece that I bought from Seed Box Antiques. 
It was intended to be a kitchen island, but I thought it was better suited to go in our dining room. 
 For Christmas I am planning to fill the bottom with gym baskets full of old Christmas balls and use the top as a buffet.
Oh, and add a bell to Bessie!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Antique Week Time in Texas!

Junk shopping just doesn't get any better than at
 Antique Week in Texas!!

Most areas are open starting Sept.25th  until Oct. 4th.
Below are 3 pics from past shows.

Hope to see you there!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ella Elaine Studio Progress

 I am making some headway in the EE Studio Redo.
Visit my before pics at my Clean-out Post.

Clearing the "path"  was at the top of my to do list. 

New technology and old walls just don't go together for me. 
I found an extra piece of the boards and made it where it would swivel over the outlet.
 (Mr. Ella rolled his eyes at this idea, but I love it:)

After I took the first photo, I thought the thermostat needed to hide under my little nest painting...

The last touch I added was using vintage wallpaper to cover the light switch. 

Now, I have to get back to work! 
More snippets of studio progress soon...