It's one week after the Presidential election and for this past week, I've been on sensory overload. Whether it be the people I speak with, the fears I'm faced with, or the sensitivity I've been feeling from being around others, it seems that this past week, I've been in a cloud. Whether it be a … Continue reading It’s One Week After that Nasty Awful Day
A few weeks ago a dear friend called and asked if I would be interested in some vintage linens. She was at a yard sale and a friend of hers was getting rid of her things. My friend, through her phone call, described what her friend was selling. A pink cotton tablecloth set, containing gold … Continue reading I Can’t, Just Can’t….
There was a movie (and two books) a while ago called The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. A delightful tale of four women and a pair of jeans. Each woman had a story to tell about her adventures with the jeans, and each came away with a greater experience. Well, so it was with my … Continue reading The Journey of a Hippie Chic Laptop Tote
Working with vintage textiles is such an adventure for me. Many times I come across a piece of vintage embroidery and I remember the year which it was created because it was similar to a piece I stitched way back when. It brings back for me the time spent calming down from a very stressful … Continue reading Life Comes Back in Memories
One of the things I love the most about my online shop, Aunt Mayme's Attic, is the opportunity to stretch my creativity. Sometimes I get hurried, realizing that my shop is a little empty, and I get busy to make a bunch of things. I tell myself that I "need to get XXX amount of … Continue reading Goodbye Sweet Hippie Chic Laptop Tote
Well, it's August, and it's been four years since I opened my shop. I always contemplate changes in August, although it might take me to December to implement them. LOL. So lately I've been thinking, and some have suggested, that I should have a new tagline, also known as a "byline". A tagline is a … Continue reading Help Me With a New Tagline
I'm intensely horrified and deeply saddened with the events over this last week. As an American, I'm ashamed as to how my country is no longer the strong country it was. What was, in my childhood, a proud place to live has now become a battleground over racism and violence. Growing up in California, of … Continue reading This Past Week in Retrospect
Throughout my travels and connections with people, I come across some real gems. "Gems" meaning people who are kind and enthusiastic about what I do. The relationships I've established with them are wonderful and rewarding in such a way that I never experienced before, and I'm so very grateful for them. Just the other day, … Continue reading One of the Things I Truly Love About my “Job”
Now, truly, I don't "farm" purslane ( known to some as watercress, cat's tongue, portulaca, pig weed) as purslane grows wild. It, rather, "grows" on me--quite literally. Every time I try to grow lettuce or peas, the darn stuff takes over, crowding out my seeds, and placing even more nitrogen in my soil. Yes, I've … Continue reading I’ve Often Said I’m a Purslane Farmer
Well, it's been a long weekend. The 75th Annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival has come and gone. And I was there, with bells on my toes. Much of the days were spent talking to people; so many people and so kind. I'd see them walk by the booth and gently smile, as if they were … Continue reading Laurel Festival No. 2, Down!
Today is a sad day. Not only for it being Memorial Day, when we remember our dead. But also a friend died today. He was a good friend of Husband's and he and Husband shared that relationship for longer than we have been married; over 20 years. We all come to the end of our … Continue reading Today, Memorial Day, will have a new member
"Hush, little baby, don't say a word. Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird And if that mockingbird won't sing, Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring And if that diamond ring turns brass, Mama's gonna buy you a looking glass And if that looking glass gets broke, Mama's gonna buy you a billy goat And … Continue reading Hush Little Baby
Winter is again here; after a short Spring break
Well, it's the last day of February and it got up to 63 degrees today. Yes, six three, not the other way around. When I think of all the other Februaries, I'm reminded of over 2 feet of snow, gray skies, and..... more snow. Frigid temperatures over night, in the minus category. But today was … Continue reading I Think I See Spring
Not only do I love the early part of the year because it's cold, snowy and forces me to stay inside where it's warm (but apparently not this year due to El Niño) but it also contains February, a month that is sort of ethereal. What makes February so unique? Is it because of the … Continue reading What I Like About the Early Part of Each Year