Wednesday, September 25, 2013

 The name of the store?
This is the sign they have
in front of each parking 
and now meet

The Owner,
The Designer,
The Lovely...
I was going to Photshop me out
of the picture taking,
Imagine that..
Below are pictures
of her 
in Pinetop, AZ.
It is my favorite shop in AZ.
It is a Boutique.
It is a Scrapbook store.
Enjoy some photos 
she allowed me
to snap
No Manual Practicing Here..
I was too busy 

If there was ever a reason to visit
Pinetop, AZ,
This store is IT!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mother Nature

In just a week and a half,  Mother Nature has 
certainly been transforming our
new Aspens and our Maple tree!

I purchased an iron bed to turn into a 
"flower bed"
at an antique shop in Miami, AZ.
My hubby dug some holes and put the bed in.
We discovered the pegs were not given to me with the bed.
Randy bought some at Ace and secured the bed.
Next spring/summer when we return to Pinetop,
we will place rocks around the bed to hold the
compost, soil, and manure.
Then we will fill it with flowers and hope they live!
 The only thing, so far, that we have had any
luck with up here are roses.
Anyway, I am looking forward to seeing my
new vintage bed transformed.
I gave it a couple of coats of lacquer to help protect
the choppiness of the paint.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Practicing in Manual Mode

 I am practicing Manual mode
on my camera.
I took the first class of Photography 101 from
and I highly recommend it.
I love that it is available to me forever.
I plan to take their second class
but I still need to practice what
is taught in the first class.
Today's post was chosen because of a party hosted by
Funky Junk Interiors. See the link at the end of the post.
I decided to practice photographing my
 yellow vintage door turned shelf
 and my whitevintage door
turned into part of our headboard
in Pinetop...
See all those Pine trees...
We have 28 of them in our front yard.

Side View
Even my husband said he loves seeing the
scrolls on the sides when out in the yard.
The door used to be in our pantry.
Now it is on the deck and holds
dishes I use for Mosaic.
It also holds vintage bottles and a what not here or there,
waiting to be transformed.
This was the first picture I took this morning.
I looked at it and my first thought was
Oh My...
I decided it was sort of
I also could not get enough light
in our Master Bedroom
to showcase the Vintage French Door
Turned into our headboard.
I worked with it just a little in PSE
and I also decided I sort of liked the
graniness ( is that a word?! )
Linking up with the party below!

Friday, September 6, 2013

From Ugly to Pretty

 Remember this photo from the golf course?
The above one, of course!
 Doesn't look much like this, does it?
This is one side of our backyard in Pinetop...
Pretty, yucky, huh?
The backyard has been ignored, in order
to make the front yard more beautiful...
We did not have a vision for the back
We do not entertain here....
but we never would.
The front has all the
entertaining spaces.
 Seeing those aspens
gave me inspiration..
I was sick of looking at this,
 even though it is only seen
outside our bedroom doors.

So, we are on the move...
Nine Aspens now and one Maple
have been planted in the back. New 
gravel placed all over.
We are waiting on pavers that match
the front patio to make a landing
off the back steps and in the side yard, 
a place for the garbage cans.
All those ugly other terra cotta things 
are out of there!
For now, there is a path from the 
steps, to the gate, made with the vintage round
concrete pavers. 
Not sure if we will keep them. I
might mosaic them or we will put
in a paver sidewalk...
Still thinking about this..
And, of course,
one thing leads to another..

The below, along the street,
in the front, has turned into

This ...
 And I could not resist showing
a picture of some of the roses in
full bloom!

 Hope your life is as fragrant and beautiful
as these roses!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

What a Difference 10 Minutes Can Make!

 We were sitting on the deck, 
out front, 
having Happy Hour.
Looking around the sky, 
the next four pictures show what we saw...
Just look at the light on the trees..

About 10 minutes later, 
the sky had turned to the below.

What a difference 10 minutes can make!
Hope you enjoy every 10 minutes of your day!