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Friday, March 30, 2012

Headed for the Promised Land....

Be sure to look for me
working with
amazing folks,
wearing some fun variation on
the fabulous duds below...

{ me and my Magnolia Pearl jacket }

photo courtesy of Jill at  
Haberdashery Boutique, Fredericksburg, TX
where they just so happen to sell MP creations!

See you in Round Top, I hope!

Have a wonderful weekend, and to my lucky
friends attending and selling at the shows,
I will see you soon!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bloggers Luncheon

Hello Friends!

I am super happy to make a special announcement
on behalf of my sweet friends

 My dear friend Carol will be speaking at
a very special luncheon at Royers Cafe
in Round Top, Texas to kick off
Antique Week at Marburger Farm!

Carol will be discussing her design philosophy,
and I was asked to provide the photography
for her special presentation.

Ain't she cute?

Here, courtesy of Bud, is what awaits
the winning blog entry about this event... 

"Dallas Market Center will recognize the best blog entry 
covering the Luncheon and Round Top Antique Week 
with a prize package worth approximately $600. 

We invite the winner to join us in Dallas 
for our summer FINDS Dallas Temp Show (June 21-24) 
featuring Vintage categories across our wholesale campus. 

The Market will feature a bloggers’ lounge on the show floor – 
the perfect place to regroup, relax and do a little blogging from Market! 
The prize package will include a two night hotel stay, 
a $200 gas card, and two restaurant gift certificates for dinner in Dallas."
All the info you need is on the announcement, 
so please be sure to contact Michaela Webb from
Dallas Market Center
for further details...I'm just the happy messenger! 

I'm not sure if I'll be able to sneak away to attend,
as I will be working with the lovely Magnolia Pearl
folks that day, but I do hope you will contact
Michaela for all the details if you wish to attend.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 26, 2012

A New Adventure!

I love a challenge.
Trying something new, fresh, exciting.
Stepping out on a limb.

Three years ago
I tried out an antique mall booth.

Then two years ago,
I set up in Bar W Field with my buddy
Effie to sell at Warrenton.

I've tried to expand and take my photography
to new and fresh places in the past year.

And now...

{ photo courtesy of Amy Gawlik Scarborough 
at Al Gawlik Photography }

A new adventure awaits!

I'll be headed up to Round Top
this weekend to help the fabulous
crew set up their space at Marburger Farm!

I had the privilege of helping out at their
gorgeous fashion show in Fredericksburg last month,
and thought it would be both an adventure
and an honor to do the same at Round Top.
It will be my first time there!

This isn't about going there to take photos,
for the many who have asked.
This is about so much more.

I know it's going to be a lot of hard work,
but it's also going to be a guaranteed blast.
Good times with great people, what's not to love?
It's also going to serve as some emotional healing, I think...
much needed right now.

That's one more check off the ole' bucket list.


Happy Monday!

to see more of Amy's gorgeous photography,
be sure to click on

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Beautiful Saturday

All over Facebook,
my friends are posting about what
a gorgeous day it is in their neck of the woods.

Same here!
Here's the view from my front yard...

My front porch.
The entire exterior of the house is due to be re-painted
this Summer, with the gingerboard trim restored
to its former glory. I can't wait!

How is your beautiful Saturday shaping up
out there in blogland? :-)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I've Been Published Internationally!

Hello Friends!

I am positively giddy to announce that I have had
28 of my photos published in the March issue
of the gorgeous Italian design and decor magazine,
Casa Romantica.

 These photos were all taken for my Romantic Country
magazine shoot of the beautiful homes of
Linda and Ludmil Marcov of Willow Nest
back in January of last year.

Romantic Country only published 11 or so
of my photos,
but Casa Romantica used 28. 

I am so happy for my sweet friends Linda and Ludmil.
Love them to pieces!!!

I also owe a huge debt of gratitude to
the amazing Fifi O'Neill, who not only wrote
the text to this story, but took a chance on hiring me for
this job way back when. Thank you, dear Fifi!

And to my precious friend Carol Spinski,
who recommended me to Fifi for this job in the first place.
You know how much I adore you, Carol!

Just sharing a bit of happy news from my end!
I have no idea how to locate this magazine in the States,
but as soon as I found out, y'all will be the first to know.

Have a beautiful, dream-filled day!


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There's been a lot of talk of late about
Pinterest, and how it's terms of service
leave a lot to be desired.

Quite frankly, many people are quitting the site
and deleting their accounts, as the TOS clearly say
that if perchance you pin something copyrighted
and the original source so chooses to do so,
they can prosecute you.
And not only will you end up paying your legal fees,
but you'll pay Pinterest's, too.

It's all right there, in black and white,
under the Terms of Service.

For this reason, I have chosen to delete every pin
that is not mine from my boards.
In other words, I am now only pinning my own stuff.

But just so you know,
I give you full permission and welcome all of you
to pin anything you wish from my blog to your
pin boards, without fear of reprisals,
or me dragging you into court.
Because that's not how I roll.

This is a pin-friendly blog.

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To those of you who choose to keep your pin boards
and keep pinning, I am not judging you, nor am I
telling you what to do. I just believe that everyone should
have access to this information, and be able to make
a fully informed choice.

So, having said away anything of mine you
see and like!

You can also follow me on Pinterest
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Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ain't She Sweet?

 Ain't she sweet? 
See her walking down that street.

 Yes I ask you very confidentially, 
ain't she sweet?

 Ain't she nice? Look her over once or twice.
Yes I ask you very confidentially, ain't she nice?

Just cast an eye in her direction, 
oh me oh my, ain't that perfection?

 Yes I ask you very confidentially, 
ain't she sweet?

"She" is Rose Hicks,
and these are some of my unpublished photos
from my Rose Hicks article in  

Have a beautiful, inspiring week!
I certainly plan to!

song lyrics by
Milton Ager and Jack Yellen

feel free to pin any photos in this post

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Six Months Ago

September 13, 2011.

Six months ago today, I lost my dear and precious mom.

The days seem to get easier as time goes on,
but days, like today, are the hard ones.

Birthdays, Christmas, Mother's Day...
and the monthly turning of the page to the 13th...
those are the difficult ones.

It's also the smaller, quieter moments which hit
particularly hard.
Like wanting to just pick up the phone and share
some happy news, some recent success.
She was always my biggest fan.

Treasure those you love.
Let them know and more importantly,
show them while they are still here.

Me: "i love you"
My Mom: "i love you more"

Friday, March 9, 2012

It's Raining, It's Pouring...

....but I'm ready....

My subtle new rain boots.

Think they'll see me coming
when I wear these to the antique shows
at Marburger in a few weeks?  ;-)

Happy Weekend!

I'm back on Pinterest now,
but only pinning my own photos.

Feel free to pin anything of mine,
and to follow me on Pinterest,
click  the big P below...

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or by clicking the link on my sidebar.
I'm adding new photos all the time,
so check back often!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I can't help but share this
silly, happy photo I found
via google images,
it just sums up my life right now...

I am so happy.

I love my life, I love my friends.
I love the sweet little town where I live,
and I love all the amazing new friends I've made there.

I love being a photographer ( albeit part-time ).
I love all the blessings and professional opportunities
coming my way of much exciting news to share!

I love my faith, I love my family, 
I love all my blog buddies and readers.
I am blissfully, sickeningly happy.... 
deal with it, people. Ha!

It's just too darn bad that I'm not
a glow-worm, 'cause right about now,
I'd be lighting up the sky. { via my bum }


Monday, March 5, 2012


I love textures.
But this time I'm not talking about 
the kind you add via Photoshop,
although those are certainly lovely
in their own right.

No, I'm talking about the delightful, dizzying array
of textures to be found
during a stroll through

rusty old film reels

a well -used butcher's block

industrial gears

vintage signs both domestic...

and international

and a much loved, peely chest...

These  are the textures
that make my knees weak.

I have found myself falling more and more
in love with being a photographer in recent

It's a joy that makes me giddy and content,
as I feel a fulfillment and inspiration
which comes from doing something
one truly loves.

Thank you for letting me share a little
of my love with you.


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