Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Nostalgia Pulls Cords Of The Past

Mother nature has once again shown her will to create havoc... Ice and snow covered roads have once again closed schools.. We have the grandchildren again today and that will shorten my blogging time... Snow plows are at work, but having quite a fight since ice is below the snow and the temps are still very cold... Why is it when we are shut in that's when our desires are the strongest to hunt for treasures we love. A wonderful trip to lovely shops is so desired today to hunt for treasures I may love... All I really can do today is peer outside and wish... grrrr.... I think cabin fever has set in... Oh my that means a instant attitude adjustment is needed...Loving objects that certainly have fond remembrances and have been handed down till someone doesn't love them anymore and they end up in antique shops or sales till someone like me comes and wants to love them again... It is a personal appeal... Decorate by following your instincts... Marry things that have been divorced by mates and families and they will relate to you and each other... Since I am in once again for the day I will enjoy the squashy chair and soft pillows and maybe this afternoon if the kids and time will allow I will loose myself in some altered art work.. I gifted the altered art memory book to the sweet young lady that will be graduating and traveling on with her next faze of life that we watched play all four years of sports.... She was so suprised by the gift all she kept saying was " It's so cool" It's so cool"... The book did turn out neat and I enjoyed so much creating it for her...
Well since my desires to hunt out treasures are not realistic today I think I will just be content to change a few things around... Make the weather a perfect opportunity to evaluate those stored pieces and see which may make a new look... Loving nostalgia pulls on cords of the past and lovingly shines through memories.... I will gladly and lovingly display and cherish these little objects over a mass produced item produced in a retail store.... The little china wreath can be found on http://www.robomargo.com/chinaswag.html

7 comments:

Queen Bee's Musings said...

I know the feeling. I am craving the search for treasures also. But alas neither can I go out. Do have fun with the grandkids there. Are the best to past time!

Tracy said...

Oh my gosh, Marietta, I SOOOO understand cabin fever. Here's to hoping you get through this batch of nasty stuff and get to spring before you know it! I know my sister teaches for Lakota school and she says they'll be going to school from now until July the way it's going! UGH!!!

Ira said...

How lovely that your book was so well received Marietta, but I didn't expect otherwise :-) Love that china wreath, such a great idea!

Sandi said...

We actually did get out today and went to Shipshewana. Hubby can't work so we went away. He may not have work all week if they don't get the power restored up there. They have called in 90 trucks from Ohio and Indiana to help and it still may not be fully restored until Friday. This too shall pass right?? lol

Diane Costanza said...

I think it is so nice that your young lady loved the mixed media book. It is a wonderful feeling when someone genuinely appreciates your efforts.

Diane

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

After treasure hunting for a few weeks in January, I am taking a break for now to recoop some money and work on some projects. Ice everywhere yesterday but the sun will be out today and melt it all away.~Hugs, Patti

victorian parlor II said...

Marietta,

How I love visiting your blog:). Your words are like poetry and so full of wisdom and comfort. Thanks for bringing a smile to me this day!

Blessings,

Kim