Friday, January 18, 2013

Happy 70th Birthday, Janis!!!

That’s right Janis Joplin would have turned 70 on January 19th!!!!   Can you even believe it?


Her version of  “Bobby McGee” is still the anthem of the Woodstock generation…There was no one like her…no voice like hers…no connection like hers…never will be.

Look at this wonderful picture of her laughing and happy in her wild Peter Max style Porsche.


I used this picture for our Itty Bitty Book club Mod Generation project and I found myself singing “Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz” the whole time I was working on the pages. I miss her sad, harsh blues and wish she had lived much, much longer.  I wish she were celebrating with her fans this Saturday.

Wonder what she would have been like…She would get a kick out of seeing her style coming back into the stores.

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I really think she would fit right in…Letterman would have her on his show Friday night and she would have us all in stitches with her stories.

But Janis isn’t here to celebrate her 70th birthday…So I’ll just sing a few verses on the birthday song to her and wipe a tear from the corner of my eye…and remember her forever young…forever 27.

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Now that I have laid that bummer of a post on you, you probably need a “happy fix” so head over to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound  to see whose posting happy Pink Saturday news.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Missing Pink Saturday Visits

I’ve missed posting for several months of Pink Saturdays…I’ve been “lurking” on the sidelines visiting but rarely commenting…so this Saturday I’m stepping out of the Internet shadows and posting again. While I’ve been out of touch, I have not been idle. One of my projects was this altered book that I repurposed. I layered pearls, shells, and old jewelry pieces on the front. It looks like a beachcombers dream.

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When I make a Pocket Journal, I fold the interior pages to create pockets…

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The pockets hold pictures and tags. This book was a discarded library book about Starfish. It was from the 60’s and the colors were primarily browns. I added strips of recycled tissues in shades of aqua and purples. It’s not exactly Pink, but the purples are a close cousin so I’m posting this book today.

I love making the tags…

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They are stamped and tied with fibers and tiny shells…

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Adding the details to the tags is really fun…

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It’s fun to go through my stashes of ephemera and yarns and beads and bits and then actually use some of that Junque!

Now to post this and start visiting my old favorites again. My very favorite, of course, is Beverly at How Sweet the Sound Thanks so much for stopping by…drop a line and I’ll pay you a blog visit.

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.


I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.