Tuesday, September 17, 2013

texas y'all


Overheard:
"It's Texas girl, bleach it blonde and make it big!"

I don't know about that. I abandoned boxed perms and aquanet years ago...but I do appreciate that Texas likes anything grand!
So off to Round top I go.

Myself and two sisters are headed to the lonestar state.
The three of us make up the trio
A kinship of art of fashion.
I busy myself with the painting end of things while sisters Melody Elizabeth and Marie Pendley create marvelous jewelry and accessories.
I mean stunningly marvelous stuff, stuff that you will steal from your best friend and never return.
Stuff that will dazzle strangers into asking "where did you get that??!"


Catch us at:
The Arbor Antiques Field
Tent B
Sept. 25-Oct 5th.
Round Top, Texas
and get it while it's hot.

jennifer lanne

jennifer lanne




Melody, Me and Marie

Lipstick Queen 36x48

*b*ringing in the sheaves




The other day I had the tune of  "*B*ringing in the Sheaves" stuck in my head. Where did this little ditty come from I thought to myself? And what are sheaves and why in the world would I want to ring them in?
Had a good giggle when I finally realized where it came from. Going way back into the memory banks folks...
If you grew up in the 80's and were a big fan of good old wholesome, godfearing t.v. you may remember.
And to the googling cheaters out there you will find more than one entry (I know this as I am a googling cheater myself).
Spoiler alert:
Little House on the Prairie...
Yup, big fan.
Grew up on it..
(It wasn't until years later when Dr. Quinn came along that my Saturday nights felt fulfilled.)
So I fell into the googling abyss of finding out it may be "bringing" not "ringing" and other useless facts.
Also to learn that it was this spiritual time of harvest and greens and joyfulness.
I can get on board with that.

So in honor of sheaves I dedicated photos in this post of all things green and lovely.
Painted or grown




my hodge podge studio doors




nothing like looking down the length of a fence


love this cabbage rose...from a vintage pillow


looking out the barn loft door


the chicken gallery


the fern garden


this is in a friend's barn...oh that green chippy door!



Too late in the season for these babies to ripen esp. with frost warnings....so looks like fried green tomatoes tonight!