This week I acquired two new decorations for the house and I am so tickled with both of them!
My sweet 86 year old neighbor sits and quilts all winter just to keep busy. She doesn't make full size quilts, just throws. She has a chest full of them. She called me over and told me to pick one out and she sewed a little tag on one corner that said to Peggy from Mary Jane with love. I have it on the back of my couch and I will always treasure it. She is such a good neighbor and I love to sit on the porch with her and talk. She is a fiesty ol' girl. And when she was young she was a torch singer with a band! Who would have guessed?
Mom and I passed a corner junk store that is never opened the other day and low and behold it was opened so we turned around and went in for a peek. It was the woman's, brother's store and he must have died and they are going to try to empty it out. I found a picture in there that is so not what I usually would be drawn to, but for some reason I really wanted that picture. Something in it just grabbed me. Not sure if it is the colors or the dog with his head laying on the man's leg. We got in the car to leave and I decided I had to have it and ran back in and ask if she would take $20 and she said yes! Said it had been in her aunts attic for years. It was so filthy! The colors really popped when I got all the grime off of it. The frame is beautiful and I hung it in my bedroom! What do you think of it?
And here's the spider I found swaying in it's web between my lilies this week! Never saw one like this and it is pretty big! The rain and wind has washed him away though
Shhh! Don't tell my husband, but I ordered 5 books on Amazon yesterday:) He says I need them like a hole in the head! I'll tell you about them when they come. Have a great weekend! I'm off to Harbor Springs MI. for the week.