Saturday, December 31, 2011

annual ritual of renewal: 2012 . . . ready or not!!!!

"Pensive" . . . pretty much sums it up for me at the end of

2011, which was a year of trials for many 

friends, family & acquaintances.

I'm certainly not alone in this experience.  There is plenty of

evidence from your blogs, Facebook, etc., that 

this has been the norm rather than

the exception.  Wish I had

a crystal ball . . . .

But, really, how do you prepare for the future? moment.  

Live NOW, fully!

I find this very hard to do--even with conscious

practice.  My thoughts veer off into 

next week, next month, etc.

Spiny critters these

thoughts are!

I wish to take nothing for granted.  I'm grateful for each

and every one of you who has blessed my life

in 2011 . . . .  My life has been fulfilled

by your kind comments, support

of my business and sharing!!

It's just not possible to sum up all the precious, happy moments

we've all shared in 2011 . . . but, be assured, I reflect

on them all with great joy and hope that we'll

be together again in 2012!!!!!!!

As 2012 knocks on my door . . . I'm answering with great hope and

optimism . . . and I hope you do too!  HAPPY NEW YEAR

to all of our friends and family near and far!!!  May

blessings keep you safe and happy, and 

may strength and hope be your

friends in times of need.

We're all truly the

same.  Let us

be kind!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas update . . . Pacific Galleries

What resonates in your heart for Christmas?  For me, it's always

been anything ANGEL!  When joining the "Blue Birds"

(pre-"Campfire Girl") as a child, I was elated when

the troop selected my idea of "Angels" as our

troop name . . . Blue Bird Angels!

I've also always had a thing for anything "candle" . . . and

frequently drew candles on my home-made

Christmas cards to family & friends.

These tiny village houses and little gnomes filled my

heart with wonder . . . I loved staring at

the tree for hours--still do!!!

The all-out elegance of the season is reflected (quite literally)

in the mirrored-mosaics on this hand-carved

deer . . . GIANT champagne bottle

needs no explanation,

right?  Of course

it's empty!

The silver horn is a Boy Scouts Bugle.  The antler, meat-carving

set on the left has sterling cuffs; the carved-bone set on the

right is made to look like elk-hooves!!!!!!!

The heavy, standing crucifix is so

unique . . . enamelware

over cast iron!

There are hanging metal baskets for your porch greenery,

as well as wicker baskets that work very 

well for small, live trees--or

 fill with pinecones for

the fireplace.

Le Poulet is only one of several gorgeous

taxidermy birds in my booth.

Perfect *winter* decor

for months to


Imagine snuggling by the fire in this gorgeous,

antique wing chair--I love the

exaggerated lines!!

A gift for that someone who has absolutely EVERYTHING?

How about this vintage "Ride RUDY" mercantile

amusement ride????  Please come visit my

booth--Madison Park 14--at Pacific

Galleries in Seattle.  I'll keep

adding  even  MORE

holiday decor . . . 


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

~ ~ ~ Christmas at 2nd Saturdayz in Seattle ~ ~ ~

The final . . . and BEST . . . 2nd Saturdayz Urban Market of 2011

will be absolutely, gorgeously WONDROUS!!!

Ormolulu will have two booths, filled to

the brim with Christmas-y delights!

We'll have it all . . . vintage tinsel trees, chunky

glass containers for your ornaments, 

mercury glass, dolls and doll

furniture . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . galvanized bins, crushed velvet and

crocheted spreads (PERFECT for  tree

skirts!!!), cherubs, angels, santas,

ornaments, jewelry .  . . . .

. . . . . . . old toys, reindeer, Mary & Joseph

and JESUS (stunning vintage religious

relics!), white wings . . . . . .

. . . . . . French taxidermy, chandeliers (always!),

stools, antique red wagon, bells . . . . 

So, be an ANGEL . . . please come out and support

 hard-working, passionate, independent 

businesses such as this!

We live to please you . . . and we live BY pleasing you!!!!!

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Well--are you coming????
Please, say . . .

Happy Holidays!!!!!