Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Have you ever noticed that life sometimes takes you down a different path than you expected? Sometimes you just have to ponder where it is all going. Kinda like a stream flowing, cascading over the rocks, racing along then slowing down and turning in to a meandering stream finally spilling into the river. Design is like that too.
One has to decide which path is best for them.I take that if you have a style you really like you should follow it. Now can you be influenced by different things or people,yes.
So in the down time I have taken I have drawn a conclusion. Follow the narrow path-be different-be yourself-be more free in design-take more chances-look to nature for inspiration and never be afraid of failure it only makes you stronger.
So to all have a wonderful Summer and may your Junken Trails Happy and Prosperous.I look forward to the shows and visiting the cool blog folk out there.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Once in awhile you get to help someone attain their dream. It is a joyful experience.My friend Kat has always wanted to have a sale in her darling carriage house. We talked and and fantasized about it all Winter long. She has a string of tragedy, I always told her one day she would have her dream. Tomorrow she will. I am so lucky that I got to help. I am posting pictures of her sale. I hope now she can fulfill many other dreams. It will be in Salem,Oregon and advertised in the paper and Craigslist. Happy Junken Trails!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sometimes you just have to evaluate everything.So my hiatus from the blog world. I have been thinking.Which by the way the jury is out on that one. If that is a good or bad thing. What I have discovered is that everyone needs to have the decompression time. I suppose kinda like a seed in the ground or when your computer does the updates.
As the old saying goes time waits for no man. So my return to the blogging.Mainly because of the really cool folks that are in that world. I love to read them and by not keeping up on mine it is kinda like coming to the potluck without a dish.Thanks Lisa and Joy for the encouragement,it was much needed. So I have snapped-out of it.
Monti's Spring Show is quite the event. Had a great time putting the space together. A special shout out to Lynn for helping Judy and me. She is quite the talent and does she have a great eye for design. Thanks.
Colby Cottage had a wonderful set-up, could this be more Spring?
Annie, Fanny, and Abigail had it going on. Primitive heaven.
Debbie and her hubby set-up this darling area. Could it get much cuter? It did!
Thanks again Lynn for the help. Here is a picture of Lynn and Heather setting up their very stylish space.I did not get to see it all finished, but the great thing is this show goes for a month so there will be a lot changes and new merchandise added. Auntie Joy, Vintage Trifles,Molly Mo, Bella Shabby and some of the other great Monti's vendors are there. So you can not go wrong. Sunshine anyone?
Sunday, February 1, 2009
The Pacific Northwest can be a very fickle place to live just when you think maybe that garden could be tilled or even maybe tuck some peas into the ground. Snow shows up in the 15 day forecast. Well then you think I could do an inside project.Hmmmm. Like paint a room so you pull out the swatches and begin the process of trying to figure out which color you could live with for awhile. Well I finally decided that I was suffering from cabin fever and it would probably not be a good idea to pick a color in the dead of Winter. So I rearranged my rooms. Now I am a habitual rearranger I always say it keeps me off a bar stool.
I want to thank Kathy from Colby Cottage for the Lemonade Stand Award. I've never had a blog award so this is new territory for me.Kathy and Marv are super nice people so I am very honored. Thank You.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I was so ready to see the sun. Judy and I headed to Monti's to work on our space. It was great to finally get out from under the gray rock that has been this Winter. I have been accused of being part Iguana because I like it hot. We had fun messing around in our space and left some interesting stuff, I set out some old German die-cuts. They are so much fun anyone that dresses barnyard animals and lets them play flutes has to belong in the junken world. Love the chicken in the hat.
Have to enclose a shot of the worlds biggest mooch and part Iguana too. He has taken over the chair closest to the fire and I don't think we are getting it back till summer.Does he look like he is moving,not likely.He is 18lbs of bad temper. Kitty gets the chair.
Hey a shout out to all that are doing the Clark County Expo,I hope you'all do great! Happy Junken Trails
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wishing you all the Peace and Joy that comes with this Season. To all that have Soldiers,Please tell them thanks for their service.To those that are dealing with that first Christmas without someone important in their life may you have comfort.For you that have a new life or someone new,enjoy each minute with them.I am so glad for the blogging world seeing so many the bright shining faces of wonderful ,creative folks it has been great! Thanks for being part of my life it has been made richer. Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. Hopefully the chains will come off,the roads smooth out and we can all have Happy Junken Trails! Or as Santa would say HOHOHO.