Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pet Refuge

We only have a few days left of this month and that means the drawing for the pet bed is upon us.  You have a few more days to donate or buy raffle tickets to win the console T.V. pet bed.  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  
Cheryl from Pet Refuge will be at the shop Saturday, at 11:30 to pick a name out of the jar.  If you have any questions about adopting a pet come on in and visit for a while.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Color my World Colorado

After being in one of my favorite places for a spell and seeing all the beautiful colors in nature.  I had a profound feeling that my chosen color palate for my home reflects that place.  Then I started to think of other peoples homes and where they came from, life experiences if you will, and I could see it in there's as well.

Are you a beach person like Heather?  http://simpledaisy.blogspot.com/  or maybe a Prairie Girl?  Or maybe a winter, spring or summer?  All the colors are found in nature.  Where does your heart lie?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Just a note to let you know that I'm back from Colorado with lots of thoughts, and pictures to share but first things first.  Some of you, who are in my contacts got a bogus email from me asking for money for my cousin that needed surgery.  The out pouring of concern is so like you all.  You really are the best customer's in the world!   Unfortunately, my email was taken over by a hacker, and I was the one who unknowingly gave up all the information.

I got an email that looked like an official letter from window's.  It said that I needed to update my password etc and if I didn't my email would be closed.  So I did it.  We had a lap top with us, and my husband told me the next morning that he got an email from me at 5 am, so he knew it wasn't from his sleeping wife!  When I tried to log on, it wouldn't let me, they had totally taken over.  So please be aware of what's going on, and I'm very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rocky Mountain High

Hi gang!  If you had read my previous posts, you Ed and I left on vacation heading West.  Our first stop was in Iowa, Des Moines area. We stayed with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law for a few days on the way to Colorado.  Cheryl took me junking :) and the guys went golfing.  Mike is a teacher and in the summer, for fun teaches drivers ed.  We were talking about how kids need to look 12 seconds ahead.  It's also a good rule for hiking.  Thank goodness Ed was leading because this is what we happened upon in the first 100 yards of leaving the trail head.

This little guy was 4'-5' long. Ed got close enough to take this picture.  Yes, it played a nice little tune with his rattles.  Ed asked, "So, what do you want to do?"  I asked if there was a another way up because if there wasn't, we were going to finish the hike before it even started.  Fortunately, there was another route and it was a great hike.
The wild flowers were in full bloom and every turn yeiled an awesome view.  Other then the snake we only saw birds and bugs, thank you God.

Horse Tooth Mountain, 

almost there

the top! 

Thursday, July 8, 2010


For as long as I can remember I yearned to go to the mountains, and when I was 22 years young,  I packed my bags and moved to Colorado, sight unseen.  The smell of the air, the color of the sky the taste of the mountain streams had me, hook, line and sinker.   They say that you go for the winter , but you stay for the summer, and that's so true.   I skied, hiked, fished, and learned the history.   I would still be there if I hadn't moved even farther away (Hawaii). After having my first child so far from home, it brought me all the way back home.  Now my oldest son Jeramiah (a true mountain man and nature lover from the get go) lives in Glenwood Springs,  Colorado.   I live vicariously through him and even tho it's hard having him so far from home, I can relate to all the reasons why he's there, and loving every minute.   He has a degree in Outdoor Education.  (A degree in playing extreme sports, if you will, and teaching other's how to play!)  This summer he's working at a resort that has a zip line across the Colorado River, and in his spare time he goes to Moab, Utah and slack lines across canyon's.
Tomorrow we leave for our vacation to visit J.D. and visit all the places he loves.  Ed will show me the places that he loved when he lived in Ft. Collins, and I'll share mine in Dillon.  Let the adventure begin!

This is J. D.  See how nicely he blends in...

This month we are featuring Travel as one of our theme's as well,  in a vintage sort of way.  So stop in and let us take you back in time.

I will be doing some posts from the road and sharing special places.  

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Recycled Pets

This month our outreach is for Pet Refuge.http://www.petrefuge.com/.  It's a wonderful program that rescues unwanted pets.  All the volunteers take home lots of animals until someone adopts them.  None of the animals are put down.  Ironically enough, this morning I was reading my green newsletter and the Recycled Pets title caught my eye.  To read more go here http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/226/1/Recycled-pets.html
If you would like to help Pet Refuge you can make a donation or buy a raffle ticket to win a pet bed at junk evolution~Carpenter Gothic.  Or you can adopt a recycled pet!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Lake Trash

This just in... our favorite summer time color.  This piece would be great by the door, full of beach towels in the cubby,  and other quick to grab items for the beach.

the accessories if you please.

There's a bird in this cupboard!

This sweet little greenhouse sold the first night, but we have more parts and pieces to build more.

The island of evolution!

Chalk board (Aunt Barb do you recognize any thing here?)

Beach locker.

side tables in white.
See you on Wednesday!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

We had a great group show up for First Friday last night, and then I got to sit back with friends and watch the fireworks while eating dinner on the river.  It doesn't get better than that.  

The whole shop has been revised and it's full of new colorful collections, from many  different era's.  

To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problems of contentment.

Thanks for putting us in our place!
Char, Linda, & Bernie