Saturday, December 17, 2011

Fun and games....

The Original Round Top Antiques Fair---the show that started it all!

January 14, 15, 2012
Big Red Barn
9AM to 5PM Saturday
10AM 4PM Sunday
Admission $5 Good for all days.

Monday, August 22, 2011

School starts today....

My great-granddaughter, Zoe, starts 7th grade today. Time flies.....

Monday, August 15, 2011

Summer ending.....

Oh, my goodness...where have I been??
Well, I guess a better question would be where have I not been?
Summer is almost over and I am getting back to business.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Christmas fabric....

Look what I found at love this fabric. Does this get you into the Christmas spirit in June, or what?!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jeff Deaver and James Bond....

From Shelfawareness:

"Jeffery Deaver told a crowd gathered at the downtown Manhattan restaurant Imperial No. Nine that when the estate of Ian Fleming had asked if he'd be interested in writing an authorized James Bond novel. "I debated all of five seconds," he joked, and soon after got started on Carte Blanche, which Simon & Schuster released in the U.S. this week. The main challenge, he said, in updating Bond for the 21st century was to retain the flair and panache that Fleming gave Bond in the 1950s while making him a believable figure in a more politically correct contemporary setting. In addition, "I had to make the character work in my type of thriller"--plot-driven, where Fleming placed greater emphasis on character, he explained.

What did Deaver make of the mild controversy that's emerged in the U.K. about Bond being handled by an American thriller writer? "It's an author's job to create credible, living, breathing characters," he said. Bond was just another challenge... and it was just as challenging for me to write about Felix Leiter, the American CIA agent." Deaver did plenty of research for the novel, spending months overseas studying the intricacies of the British intelligence network and the nuances between American and British English. "And the book's been out for three weeks there," he noted, "and nobody has caught me in any slip-ups."--Ron Hogan

Friday, June 10, 2011

I just entered a contest online to win an All-Clad Copper Sauté Pan. To enter the contest, I had to name my favorite kitchen item - well I don't have just one, but the one I use the most is my whisk (all four of them).

What's your favorite kitchen item?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I am a hat lady....

Look what I found on Ebay (no, I am not buying it) - I have soooooooooooooo many hats already. But, next time I make a hat, it may be similar to this one.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I love books....

And magazines are books!

I have quite a few vintage magazines that I prize highly. My oldest one so far is the May, 1888 issue of "The Cottage Hearth". A one-year subscription was $1.50 or 15 cents per issue.

It contains an article by Mary Bartol entitled "The Author of 'Little Women'".

Included is an article "Artful Decoration and Amusement" by A. W. Ombat, which has pictures of a "Frame for Marine Picture' and "Row-Boat Bookshelves". Good design lasts forever.

And the "Latest Styles in Millinery".

Click on the images to enlarge them.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Round Top Fall Festival

Save the dates: September 23rd through October 1st. Can't wait!
Reserve your room/space now.

Edna's Emporium ....

My newest venture is selling "stuff" at an antique mall. I moved into a very small space in August of last year and have just recently enlarged the space. I sell glassware (kitchen and decorative), sewing items, kitchenware, books, hats, and other sundry and wonderful items. It's becoming more and more work - but fun. I work four days each month as part payment for the space, and have met many wonderful people.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Round Top Festival - March/April 2011

My sisters and I went to the Round Top Festival earlier this week ---- did not expect so many wonderful things to look at. We were exhausted after about 6 hours, and had to quit for the day. Did a little exploring the second day, but not much buying. My little Hyundai just does not hold that much. Will have to take a BIG truck next year.
And, of course, I had not taken my camera --- shame on me. But, again I will be better prepared next year.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

I'm back....

I've been gone awhile - trying to keep up with life and work.
But, I've kept up and here I am again.
More news later.

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