Last weekend, we went to see Lucinda Williams, right here in Lawrence. My Handsome Husband and I are big fans and had hoped to get to Dallas to see her but couldn't make it. Last year we caught her show in Chicago, she is worth a trip to go see. We were thrilled to see she was going to be playing in our own town, at Liberty Hall.
Its an old opera house and I always love to go there to see movies. I never tire of the cool paintings on the walls, its a wonderful old building with lots of history.
Here is a little snippet of one of her songs. It wasn't typical lyrics for her, these were rather upbeat. She usually sings about heartbreak, so "You Were Born to be Loved" was a pleasant surprise for me.
That is such a great sentiment. Sometimes it suits junk too, not just lonely people.
I was at Beth's house the other day, after she had been doing some cleaning and downsizing. As we pulled out of her driveway, this little bride's head was peaking out of the trash and I yelled, "Stop the car!" because it looked so funny, I had to take a picture. But when I got closer, I saw that this baby was not trash-worthy and just needed some love. And I was too taken with the doll to get the photo at the right angle that looked so funny from the car, with her head just peeping over the edge of the can.
Sugarwings was thrilled with my save. In her imaginary world, everyone is about to have love's first kiss and become a bride with a long white dress. She is fascinated by weddings and brides, and keeps a photo of my husband and I on our wedding day by her bedside.
There are so many things that I feel like its my job to save and love. Its an obsession. I'd rather alter, restore, or refurbish something that is ruined or just out of date than do practically anything else.
Like this little birdie. It had seen better days, poor guy had ripped wings, missing feathers and a torn up body.
I glued her and her equally tattered sis back together, gave their tummies and cheeks a blush of pink ink, added fresh white feathers, glued mica to their wings and clear glass glitter to the rest of them. The bright orange beek got camouflaged with silver glitter, for a look that will coordinate better with my Christmas tree where they are going to be nesting.
After that, I replaced thier orange plastic eyes with pearl beads on one and black rhinestones on the other.
There are a few of these crowns for sale in my boutique. They are actually rings and really pretty to wear. I've sold dozens and dozens of them over the years to adorn the fingers of my shoppers.
But, now, I am marking them down to make them a reasonable price to use in projects. I only have a few left, you can find them here if you have a doll or bird or someone else that needs to be shown a little love.
Or if you want one to wear. I wear mine all the time.
ps- there are lots of new things in both shops, and they will be pictured in upcoming posts.
Before I know it, she'll be big enough to join Sugarwings and me at one of our favorite past time, baking. For now, she's pretty happy with being our taste tester.