Monday, March 22, 2010

Fat Rats

My daughter came for a visit and we have had a great time every minute of her visit. One of the first things we did was to go see Alice in Wonderland 3-D together... or should I say my daughter took me to the movies. I'm so glad she did! My first thought was ... ohhh... what eye candy and inspiration! Second thought... this movie is amazing in all ways! Johnny Depp was the highlight of the movie with all of his subtle quirks... very memorable indeed! I won't go into all the details... I'll just say that this movie was pure magic and if you haven't seen it yet you really should. It inspired a painting for me... will share it soon.

How can you resist this face?  :o)

 On Friday my daughter, Janet and I decided to take a trip up to Red Hook to visit a bead shop and a favorite haunt of ours.... an old barn full of antiques and junk. It was a glorious sunny day and our first taste of spring. It's like someone pushed a button that said "It's Spring now!".

As we approached the storefront for the bead shop we saw a sign that said 'For Rent' and nearly died on the spot thinking that it had closed. Well...... lo' and behold... it was the second to the last day of their closing sale and everything was from 50% to 75% off! OMG... we were so excited! Murphy's Law didn't get us this time! I dropped them off and parked the car .. joined them inside where I could see their eyes bigger than saucers and lots of hyperventilation going on... lol  It really was a beader's paradise... so much inventory.... such beautiful inventory... and oh my the prices! We really did make out like 'Fat Rats' that day! Here is some of our 'haul'.

Higher than kites we left the bead store to have a little picnic and browse the barn for goodies. Unfortunately we didn't do the 'Fat Rat' number there ... it seems their prices have gone sky high and there weren't so many treasures to appeal either. I did however get a little antique doll and some of the old porcelain bird seed feeders.
We spent the remainder of the day full of the bead excitement and laughing until our stomachs hurt so I would have to say it was a perfect day. Oh.. and did I mention the McFlurrys that we treated ourselves to? :oÞ

The rest of the weekend was mostly studio time... me working on my painting and my daughter working diligently on her jewelry pieces.  It's so nice to sit down with your daughter and create together. She's been working on some beautiful new earrings that I think are amazing as well as a new wedding line of necklaces and earrings that sparkle like ice. Her store is Mystikal1981... check it out. :o)
What a great few days with my daughter and best friend.... and it's SPRING!!!

Have a great week...  




Brianne said...

It couldn't have possibly been a better weekend! :)

Denise Aumick said...

Ummmmm...patiently waiting to see your painting, please.....

Janet Baskerville said...

A perfect day with my gal pals!!! ;)

Jeanette Janson said...

Wow, sounds like an amazing day! Sometime good karma just flows in our direction.
Thanks for your nice note yesterday. It is so good to be home : )

Cherie said...

Oooooo I was getting excited reading the anticipation of bragains. I think they did you a favour upping the prices ;) Your daughters jewels are beautiful, what a creative treat it must be for you working together ;) Keep the magic happening. xo

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Happy Springtime Petal!
All lurvely lurvely!:)Love the little doll that you bought-very sweet.

pamelahuntington said...

What a lovely weekend...your daughter's work is
lovely! What a lovely collection of beads you
gals found!
I loved "Alice", too - an amazing little
jewel of a movie!