Sunday, September 13, 2009

Early Autumn colours; getting organized; Sunday flea market and fooling around

You can tell, this is going to be a longer post, but don't worry! It is mostly pictures!!

Love the inspiration of those early autumn colours just outside my studio!


interwoven Sedum and Cymbel plant


Hydrangea

Some of my beads - trying to get my supplies organized.


beads by colour

Supply stash

Didn't come away from the flea market with a whole lot today.


assorted buttons

copper washers

Captain, enjoying some fooling around and getting a tummy rub at the same time! Life can be grand...

21 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

Life can be grand indeed. We only have to look and if there's no one around to rub your tummy...you become creative like Captain!!

Gorgeous photos and autumn colours!

Diva Kreszl said...

Love the buttons and copper washers...what great finds! Give 'Captain' a tummy rub for me too!

Silke said...

Hi Renate, Ich habe deinen Blog so vermisst!!!

Wonderful photos - I love the first hints of fall. Here, we are seeing them as well, even though it's still at least 30 degrees Celsius every day. Still, we can feel the air changing...I love fall!

Your Captain has the right idea - play and get your tummy rubbed...

Hugs, Silke

Doreen said...

Renate: As always I love your garden, flea market, bead stash and (especially) Captain pictures. Yes, life is grand!

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Renate, love your photos!! Captain is so handsome, did his paw get better? Have fun organizing, I have been working on the organizing thing but I have a ways to go.

sharon said...

Your photos show us how GRAND life is....and remind us to appreciate that! You have me itching to take some garden photos...I love yours...soooo pretty. Great finds at the flea! Thanks for your sweet comment today! Hugs

The Joy of Nesting said...

What a wonderful day you had today!!

I think Fall is the one season I really miss here. I loved when it would get cool enough to wear sweaters!! But even in the winter it very seldom gets cool enough to wear them. In the evenings maybe a cotton one. Ahhhhh but even Paradise isn't perfect, and life without sweaters is a small price to pay!! :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx

Esther said...

thanks for these beutiful pictures Ren.i love this flower!! and i would like to be a little mouse to run in your studio and bead's boxes... héhéh .. Ho no!! captain will cach me..
romizou!;

Barbara Lewis said...

Wow! You look so organized! Love the pictures of your plants ... the eggplant colors and the green of the leaves. You'd be a millionaire if you lived in the U.S. ... copper washers cost a fortune. I pay $1 a piece for ones that are 1/2 in diameter!

Narrative jewelry said...

How lovely faded roses colors. They are really beaufiful. Hope autumn will stay with these one, don't like orange and brown too much.

Hope you find the way to organize your supplies, not so easy :) But your collection of button is attractive, and what about those copper washers ? Don't try to tidy them up Renate, put them in an envelop and send them to me, no problem, i know what to do with you little guys !!!

And, pleeeaaase, give hundred (and more) kisses to Captain, the lovely grey cat (i'm crazy about cats).

xoxo

Diane said...

Hi Renate!
Great finds for you at the flea market. Captain is a real sweetie.

SummersStudio said...

Hi, Renate. I almost missed this post and I always love your photos, especially of the garden and kitties. Autumn hydrangea are my favourite so they are a special treat for me as I am unable to grow them here. Good luck organizing. Looks like you are well on your way. Give the kitties a tummy rub for me. Hugs, LeAnn

cat said...

Your flea market findings are great even though the pickings were slim!
Love the photos of all your favorite things!
Thanks for sharing!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

OK I want the copper washers!!!! Lust Lust Lust!!

lilylovekin said...

Life is Grand and sometimes it takes nothing more then the simple pleasure of seeing all your beautiful beads organized to make one feel so.

Rosanne said...

Love the garden pictures Renate.
It's turning fall like around here. I love huge pots of mums in every color. Captain looks pretty satisfied and a good tummy rub would make me happy too. Copper washers...I am green with envy on that find.

mairedodd said...

everything looks amazing! and i love tabbies - have 2 myself!... and what a treasure trove of copper washers - i am green right now - have fun with them...

Cindy said...

Hello Renate
I thought I had been by to comment on your great pictures here! One of my favorites is the picture of your great button collection! And I agree with your kitty...sometimes Life can be grand! :-)

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Dear post with the kitty and your findings and prep! I send you love and hope you have your wishes come true! Blessings.

Barbara Lewis said...

Renate: Thanks so much for the information on the washers. But, I don't think these are pure copper, which is certainly fine for some applications ... like what Sharilyn was doing. I bought some from my local auto supply store, went home to enamel them, and in the flame they promptly melted into a drippy silver-colored metal. Nowhere on the container did it indicate that they were copperplated.

Anyway, in the past year copper has doubled in price, which market analysts are attributing to manufacturing in China! I bought a roll of copper about 10 years ago for $50. It weighs a ton! I think it was for metal roofing or gutters. It might be worth $500 now! This is what I've been using to make my enameled pieces.

If your washers are pure copper, you've got a pretty valuable stash there! I love seeing your flea market finds. You get the best stuff!

Barry said...

Please wish Captain a Happy Arrrug on behalf of International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Or Meow, if he prefers.

Your jewelry, by the way, would enhance any pirate Treasure Chest!