Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pink Saturday 8-7-10

Hello and Welcome to Pink Saturday.

won't keep you long today as there are so many who have joined us to share all the pink. Just click on the little pink lady on the left and scoot on over to Bev, our hostess to visit the other blogs who share all the pink goodness.

I am traveling home to West Virginia this week for a few day so I'll come visit you all when I return next week. Got a few things to do there before school starts for Miranda on the 16. The summer has gone by so fast.

Hope you have a wonderful pink week and God Bless.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rooster Party


Welcome to our second Rooster party and thanks to Barb our hostess at Bella Vista for putting it all together.
Since I am in my Tennessee Home and my roosters are in my West Virginia home I thought I would just take a little ride on the web and show you some of the unusual roosters I have found. There are roosters in so many different mediums that will fit most any decor. I am ammazed at all I could find. These are just a few of my favorites. Hope you enjoy.

Just click on the little rooster on the right and you will be on your way to visit all the wonderful blogs that have joined the party today.

I will be traveling for a few days so I will come visit next week when I return.

Hope you have a wonderful week and God Bless.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Pink Saturday 7-31-2010

Hey, I am up and running again. I have missed joining you for pink Saturday. Just haven't been on the puter much this year. Have got back to painting and crafting some in the last few months. Going to share a beautiful tea service I painted and sold in a local shop here in Tenn. I have painted so many of these over the years but they have all been different designs and I love the way they turn out. Hope you enjoy.

There are so many yard sales, estate sales and auctions here and I am in seventh heaven with them all. I love the hunt. Serving dishes are one of my great weakness. So hard to pass one up. This is two sweet designs I found lately. Both are china, One Austria and one Limoges. Aren't they awesome.

Be sure you skip on over to Bevs place and visit all the beautiful blogs who are with us today. Just click on the pink lady on the right. I will be hunting my favorite to post for next week. Thanks for visiting and I will come see you.

Hope you have a blessed and wonderful week. Be sure to let someone know you love them.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair


The Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair was held in July in Gatlinburg, Tenn. If you have never visited the show, you should really make plans to do so. It has been going on for well over 35 years. Held 10 days in July and 18 days in October. We have been working this show for over 25 years. We did set out last year due to family changes, Wasn't sure I would work it again but as much as I love to paint and Create I had to get back to work. Has been a real challenge getting things to work with moved from West Virginia. We even had one of our storage buildings moved last month. Leaving a 3000 sq. foot home and moving into a 16' wide mobile home has also left me trying to figure out a place to paint. But I have managed. The Next show will open on October 6 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Come visit us. This was my booth this year.

I also met a wonderful lady who runs a shabby chic shop in the Dumplin Valley Flea market here in Tenn. Just off of exit 407 on interstate 40. Piegon Forge, Sevierville Exit. She has been in the market for about 14 years and has a beautiful shop. I have been selling with her since the first of the year. If you are visiting the mountains be sure you stop in for a visit.

I am listing again on Etsy, Be sure you take a look at all the new beauties. Have been working on some very beautiful teacup wreath. This is one you will find on Etsy.

Have been away from my blog for so long and with all the changes I have had to take the time to learn again. Thank to a wonderful puter friend Connie for all her help.

Catch you Later.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Time for an Update

Was November 09 that I posted last. With all the changes in our life I have just not been on the puter very much. Our new baby was on the way then. She was born on November 24 and is Morgan Paige Elaine Mullins. Elaine is in honor of my daughter and her aunt. She is now 8 months old and a joy for our life. A life ends and a new one begins. Our grand children have been the saving grace for both Darrell and I over the past year and a half. Not a day passes without my sweet daughter on my mind. Miranda is turning into a beautiful and wonderful young lady. She will be a junior this year. Will share a couple pictures with you.

this one is Morgan at birth and the next one is now, just taken tonight when I baby sit for Mom and Dad to see a movie.

This is Madison the big sister who will be 5 in a few months, and she is a wonderful big sister.

This one is Miranda who will be 17 in a few months. She has had a busy summer and looking forward to school starting in a couple weeks.

Along with all the changes in our life I have decided to sell my website. It now belongs to a local lady here in the Smoky Mountains. I will tell you more about it later. Hope all of you have had a wonderful year so far and I promise to get back in the swing and come visit you and hope you will visit me.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Remember why we Celebrate Christmas

Twas the month before Christmas*
*When all through our land,*
*Not a Christian was praying*
*Nor taking a stand.*
*See the PC Police had taken away,*
*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*
*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*
*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*
*It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*
* December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.*
*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*
*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*
*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*
*Something was changing, something quite odd! *
*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*
*In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*
*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*
* At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.*
*At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*
*You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*
*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*
*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*
*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*
*On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !*
*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*
*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*
*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*
* Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*
*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*
*The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*
*So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'*
*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*
*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*
not Happy Holiday !*
Please, all Christians join together and
wish everyone you meet during the
holidays a
Please remember why we celebrate Christmas,
God Bless
Judy and family

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pink Saturday

Good Morning, Welcome to Pink Saturday. Thought I would share a pair of Ice skates I painted last week. I have painted many of these in the past with all different designs on them but this is my first pink ones. I just added ribbons to hang them up and may just keep them for myself.

I have joined the local painting chapter in Knoxville and now just painting things mostly for myself and one of a kind, I don't think I will ever paint much to sell anymore, I am thinking about closing my website and have started to get rid of a lot of stock. I have a number of items on ebay auctions right now, I have so much stock just not sure with all the changes in our life that I want to continue with it. Will have to decide in the next few months, Check out the listing for some great deals.

Be sure you click on the little pink lady on the left and cruise over to Bevs place and visit all the wonderful blogs that have joined the fun today.
Have a wonderful week and God Bless.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Halloween and waiting for new sister

The holidays are so much fun when you have little ones around, Madison is our four year old. She was a black cat for Halloween and I must say a beautiful one. She and her Mom and Dad had big plans to celebrate with trick or treating and Boo at the Zoo but Mother nature did not cooperate and it came a down pour that lasted the evening and most of the night.
She still had a great time.
We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of her baby sister. As per this weeks doctor visit he says probably on the 22 of this month. Guess we will have a thanksgiving baby. Madison is so excited for her arrival. Her name will be Morgan Page Elaine Mullins. She will have the third name in honor of her Aunt Stacey, my daughter who we lost earlier this year. Time goes by so fast. She has been gone for 8 months now. God takes one life and sends another, We found out just a couple weeks after Stacey passed that Morgan was on the way. She will be her guardian angel. Give your children an extra hug and kiss this evening as you do not know how many more days you will have together. I know in my heart she is in a better place and We will all see each other again someday. Miranda also had planned a big
party for Halloween which also got rained out.

We will let you know when she arrives.
God Bless.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pink Saturday

Good Morning and Welcome to Pink Saturday,
I am sure when Bev started this she nor any of us thought it would grow to what it has, It is hard for me to find the time to visit all who participate as I am sure it is just as hard for you. I try to get to a few new blogs each week. And also try not to keep you to long so you can visit others today.
Just click on the little pink lady of the left and you will be off to visit. Enjoy your trip.

I was out hitting the yard sales last weekend and happened upon a couple of great items so I am sharing them with you.

This sweet little victorian lady on her swing is one beautiful piece.
A wonderful pink opelsant horn of plenty vase.
And a pair of vintage hummel minature plates.
You will find them all for sale on my website along with other new items I have listed this week, Come over for a visit.
Have a wonderful day and God Bless.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Amazing Gel candles

I am finally starting to work on my website again. With all the changes in our life this year it has just got pushed to the back burner, Family is the most important thing in my life. Miranda started school in August in her Sophomore year and after just 4 days in school she came down with Mono. This was my first experience with Mono and like nothing I have ever seen, It littlerly wiped out her energy and she was vomiting a lot. The doctor said there are no meds for this just has to run its course and to let her rest as much as she wanted. They set her up to be home schooled so she would not get behind in her classes, She was out for about 5 weeks. Is back to school now but will take months for her energy level to get back to normal.
The weather here is gorgeous today, Is in the 30ies of the morning but getting up in the 70ies of the day and we have snow on the mountain tops.
The great thing about living here in Tenn. is all the Estate sales we have. Watch for some great merchandise to be added to my web site and to Etsy.
This week I came across a lady who does the most amazing gel candles, They fill your kitchen with the aroma of fresh baked cakes and pies. Her work is the best I have come across. We have limited quanties at this time,
I started listing them on the web site today, Be sure you come by and take a look.
Hope you are enjoying the change of the seasons. We will be traveling home to WV this weekend as we have a long weekend from school . Will love traveling through the mountains with all the fall colors.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pink Saturday Goodies

Pink Saturday is the perfect day to show you some of my latest finds.
One of the things I love about living in Tennessee is there are so many wonderful Estate sales and auctions in our area.
These awesome treasures are from an auction I attended a couple of weeks ago. It is so hard not to spend more than I intended, when at the auction.

This beautiful Victorian design was made in occupied Japan.
I was lucky enough to get two of this wonderful lady . A true Victorian beauty.

All of these pieces will be for sale in the coming days on my website and Etsy. It has been so hard to get back to business on my website with all the changes in our life this year. I plan to have it all back on track by the first of the year. My customers have been so wonderful and understanding.
Be sure you travel over to visit Bev and all the wonderful blog who have joined our party today. Click on the little pink lady on the left and you will be on your way.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Join the fun and Pink Saturday

Good Morning, The fall has arrived here in Tennessee and the mountains are beginning to change. I will share the beautiful colors with you as the month goes along but this week I had the pleasure of attending a decorative painting seminar.
Our local chapter, The rocky top chapter, brought in a professional teacher for us to paint with.
She is Lynn Deptula, from Grand Rapids Michigan. The class was wonderful, We spent two day with her at a beautiful little church in Wears Valley.

There were app. 15 ladies each day.

These are the two projects I painted. As most of you know I have been painting for about 30 years and I love it.

You can visit Lynne at her website if you are a painter or you just want to see some beautiful merchandise.
Hope you enjoy you tour of all the beautiful blogs who have joined us today. Just click on the little pink lady on the left and you will vist our host Beverly and be on your way.
Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Happy Birthday and Pink Saturday

What better way to celebrate pink Saturday than with a beautiful little girl all dressed in Pink, Madison Brooke turned four years old on the 19 of Sept. She is our granddaughter from our son Joseph and his wife Michelle.
She along with Miranda are the joy in our life. We are very lucky to get to spend lots of time with her as she lives next door to us in Tenn.

She had a party of Saturday, on Friday night we took her to J.C. Pennies studio to have pictures made. She loves posing for the camera as you can see. Her doll was dressed in the same outfit as she. She comes to my house many times in the day to get ice cream cones, Of course this is what Mamaw is for. Grand Children are the great joy in our life.

She had a few friends over on Saturday for a party. Her favorite toy right now are pet shop pets. She carries them in a little bag everywhere she goes and has a name for each one. The wonderful parts is she will have a sister born in December, They plan to call her Morgan. This will make us three beautiful girls, Miranda, Madison, and Morgan.
A couple weeks ago we were all traveling home from W.V and when we arrived in our drive way. I just looked up and said Thank You Lord and Madison said you are welcome Mamaw. So Sweet.

Be sure you skip over to Bevs place and visit all the blogs in our pink Saturday line up today. Click on the little pink lady on the left and you will be on your way.
Hope you all have a blessed week.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Very sorry for the delay, My life has changed so much and this thing with a teenager is keeping me very busy, always someplace to go or something to do. I am sure most of you know what it is like.
I am so pleased to say we had 112 entrants for the give away. Thank you to all who entered, left a beautiful comment and linked back to my blog.
I am amazed at how many wonderful new friends I have met through the blogs and my website, It is a pleasure to visit all the wonderful blogs and have you visit me.
It is wonderful to have so many people to share with. We are all so much alike across this wonderful world.
Well! I should get to the good stuff and tell you who the winner is of all the beautiful gifts,
The lucky lady is Jennifer from Jennifers petal palace. She was just the sixth entry. I am so glad, as she is also one of the buddies in our group called Pretty Romantic homes.
Her package will be on the way this week.
Congratulations Jenn.
Thank you to all the sweet ladies who entered my give away, I love doing this so come by real often and we will have another real soon. Plans for a big one for Christmas.

Hope you all have a wonderful week and come visit me again real soon.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday

Talk about Pink, This is the ultimate in pink luxury, A pink Thunderbird, I'm not sure of the model. I have a hard time telling a volkswagon from a Cadillac. LOL! We had a car show in town, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., last weekend. Called Shades of the past. You could see every kind of car you can imagine. Isn't if funny how cars bring back a specific memory from our past. Years ago, there were not many car companies so you could tell which one you were looking by just a glance, except me of course, now there are so many different companies, they just all look alike.

These are a few of the others we saw. The first car Darrell and I purchased after we were married was a 1968 Camaro super sport. Gold and black convertible, Do I wish we had that car now. If I ever hit the lottery I will find one to purchase. lol!

The first car we purchased for our son in 1997 was a 1987 transam. At the time it had been garage kept and was in mint condition with very low mileage. He still has it and plans to keep it. hopefully someday he will be able to restore it. Of course being a teenager he put a few dents in it.
This weekend there is another show and it is the rod run.
Enjoy you tour through the pink today. Just click on the pink lady of the left and visit Bev. our hostess and you will be on your way.