I love the jewelry box I brought home from my mother-in-law's home in East Texas. It is lined with red velvet, and you can see the most beautiful patina when you open its lid. I now use it on my display table, as it is a great piece to hold a draped necklace.
Some time ago I bought a small vintage prayer book from Etsy dealer, Max and Ollie's, with thoughts of giving it as a gift. But, once I received it....well I had to keep it.
Yes, it is a show stopper.
Last weekend we continued our search for a piece of property in the country. We are looking in Fayette county, which borders part of Austin county, where I was born and lived the first 18 years of my life. I love this part of Texas. It's beautiful with an abundance of huge live oak trees and gentle rolling hills. We saw much of what I saw everyday as a child (and didn't appreciate). Except this.
The barn, yes, I saw many rusted and abandoned barns growing up. But the corn, not so much. This section of prairie outside of La Grange, is in fact, a huge cornfield. I grew up in the middle of hay meadows and cattle fields. There were a few cotton fields. During my mother and father's childhood almost all the fields not used for livestock, were planted in cotton. But, my grandfather, Rosa's husband & my Dad's father, grew sweet potatoes. The sandy soil on their property in Austin county was perfect for sweet potatoes.
"Old doors open to new opportunities"
Tomorrow, we will drive thru this country once more, passing thru Round Top, on our way to visit my daughter in San Antonio. My daughter and I had decided to celebrate Mother's Day this next weekend, as we had just seen each other at the Art Walk. I will stop in Round Top to visit with Laura Sgovio, a jewelry designer who owns a quaint jewelry store on the historical square. Her shop, SGOVIO, carries her jewelry, along with those of other Texas designer's. Laura and I ended up next to each other at the Art Walk, so we started discussing future jewelry classes, and the possibility of selling my jewelry at her shop. I will let you know how that ALL turns out!
My daughter brought my mother to Fayetteville during the Art Walk. Mom lives in New Ulm, so Melanie decided to pick her up and bring her to the show. They had the best time together. My sister and nephew also came by that afternoon.
That made me oh so happy!