Monday, October 29, 2007

A delightful weekend, indeed!

It started Friday afternoon when my mom called to ask if she could come for a weekend visit. Okay! We always have a great time when mom comes over. She's fun and silly and moves at lightening speed. One would never guess she's 66!!

Saturday Bill and I went to the Antique Expo. Mom went shopping. She likes to shop......for shoes. She bought three pairs of shoes. Bill and I bought a farm table, a cabinet with four lead glass windows, a dresser, two old painted cupboards, a sweet little round table, and other assorted pretties. I think we all had a magnificent time shopping for what we like best to shop for!!

I couldn't get a picture of all the furnishings quick enough. Bill already has them packed into the garage with cloth covers for safe keeping. Just know that all the furnishings are wonderfully shabby and chippy and they'll make their debut most likely in late spring. In the meantime, I did take a quick picture of the small items I bought over the weekend. Lovely antique dresses, soft old pillowcases, bits of millinery, a silver baby brush, two reams of old crepe paper, a fabulous wood frame......and other assorted delights!!

Did you know that if you click on the pictures I post, it makes them larger? I just discovered this little bit of information. You probably already knew, didn't you? I'm not always the brightest bulb in the chandelier!

Sunday Bill and I went to a party for our friends Linda and Ludmil Marcov, Willow Nest. Let me tell you, they really know how to throw a most wonderful party!! Their spirit is so welcoming and true. You feel it the moment you enter their beautiful home. They make you feel like the most important person on the planet when you're talking with them. Love, love, love them!!

As for today......I have a gallery opening in just a short bit!! The bear pictured above is just a little sneak peek of the four traditional bears being listed. Cross your fingers my website likes me today and posts everything without a hitch!!

Skipping off to make a pot of tea....

Warmest Monday bear hugs, Aleta


Christine L said...

Oh, Aleta,

Your treasures are incredible.

Once again, it was so nice to meet you last night at Linda and Ludmil's. Yes, they will be missed, but we will now have a perfect reason to visit Fredericksburg and to shop Round Top and to explore their wonderful new area.

It's a good thing you completed the drawing of the bear, for my attempt more resembled a mouse. Your bears are beautiful beyond all measure!

Christine L.

Aleta said...

My dear Christine,
It was lovely meeting you last night too!! Wasn't that the best time?!! I too, think we should take a trip to Texas. A caravan would be loads of fun, don't you think?!!

Thank you for the kind words about my bears, by the way. It's perfectly okay that your drawing somewhat resembled a mouse. We got it all sorted out in the end. ;o)

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

grace said...

ooh aleta, you always find the most beautiful things. i looove that frame. :)
and i really want to see the rest of that bear.

Folksie Linda said...

Glad I was online today and got to take a peek and have first pick!! I love little lizzie... i promise i will give her a good home! Love your bears Aleta, I will have to show my collection on my blog sometime! Hugs, Linda

Vee said...

Yep...we have been admiring all the goodies in jumbo size for awhile now Aleta .. lol......

Louise Peers said...

I am so envious of all the lovely antique and vintage bits nad pieces you pick up Aleta,there is nothing here where I live that sells those sorts of goddies,love the bears in the gallery opening too,
Louise xx

Theresa said...


I love all the goodies you got... especially the Christmas glass ornaments. They just don't make them like that anymore. The furnishings you got sound yummy too... can't wait to see them in future postings.

Big Bear Hugs,


A Thing for Roses said...

Hi Aleta,

I promise, I didn't buy all the flowers at Expo. ha ha Love the stuff you got. What a nice picture it all of it together makes. Simply lovely!