Wednesday, October 6

Our region is blessed with abundant hardwood trees of all types.  The end of fall in western NY is nearing and lots of the leaves have already turned in color.  As they fall and settle down to become the feed for next year's growth, I am drawn to one of my favorite poems.

  Advice From a Tree
Stand tall and proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Embrace with joy of the changing seasons
Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence
Seek nourishment from the good things in life
Let your limbs sway
and dance in the breezes
Remember your roots and
Enjoy the view!
                                          author unknown

Tuesday, October 5

When it's OOAK

A term we constantly use in the antiques business is OOAK - One of a Kind.  I love that concept!  Imagine having a little piece of history that
  • no one else on earth has
  • there cannot possibly be another one
  • someone's personal thought and creation is resting in your hand
  • you have a direct connection to another person through this unique object!
Pretty amazing thoughts!  In honor of the OOAK's in the world, here are a couple of fun examples of what I mean!
My Own OOAK necklace using all vintage components
One of my all time favorite beaded bags - powerful & unique design.

Update:  This little toy was just featured in an Etsy Treasury on a laundry day theme!  How fun!
Good Old Laundry Day with a Hint of Love

papa's home made toy wringer washer for little missy