Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday finds plus an update on Ghost

 

Another Sunday and another trip to a flea market. This time I 'only' found lace doilies and table cloths. This particular piece in the photo above - was given to me for free!! The lady said it has a couple of stains, but if I liked it, I could just take it. How could I resist? Otherwise, it is in perfect condition.


These doilies are much smaller and were all paid for. But gorgeous. All of them.


See?

After the flea market, Max wanted to take a walk down to the woods. I was, as always, fascinated by the different kinds of moss growing underneath the trees.


I pinched a fingerful of some of the different kinds.


This one looks like tiny little faery ferns.


Even tinier moss!


Moss covering a twig.


Yet another kind.


Also found some lichen.

 And some acorns.


 Elderberries, not quite totally ripe.


Found object - a tattered piece of copper I found half buried in the wood road.

A short update on Ghost. Photo taken today. She is starting to look like a cat again. Her fur is coming back in nicely. But everything is still touch and go. The unusual growth in her mouth was getting bigger again. The vet says if we can't reverse this process, we will be not be successful in saving her, because eventually, she will no longer be able to swallow anything. She is not eating too well and has been refusing cat food. Currently, we are giving her cortison. And hoping for the best.

19 comments:

mairedodd said...

whatever ghost's fate might be, she is surely so very fortunate to have you in her life caring for her... making sure she is getting what she needs and love on top of it... if i recall, your fur babies were not happy about it, right? the doilies are beautiful as are the organic finds... i love mosses - can they be in some way that retains color and used in your resin?

SummersStudio said...

I agree with Maire, Ghost is a fortunate cat to have recieved the kindness and care you've given her. She looks so good and healthy now. I hope things will look up for her.

The mosses are all fascinating. We haven't got any here. Or not so many, because it is too dry. I love the feel of moss.

Valerianna said...

Healing blessings for you and Ghost... I know how hard a cat-illness is- good luck to you and her.... and lovely finds in the flea market and fields.

steufel said...

Oh, Renate. Ich drück die Daumen, dass das Kortison anschlägt. Hoffentlich schafft sie das. Und Deine Flohmarktschätze sind wunderschön.

sharon said...

Love your flea market finds and seeing the sun in those photos against the green of the moss!

Ghost is so beautiful, and I am sending all my prayers for her.

Diane said...

I am saying prayers for sweet little Ghost. I hope all turns out well for her! I love your flea market finds....especially the doilies!

lilylovekin said...

Your linens are lovely, they are just the thing needed for a DJ Pettit book. What ever the future of little Ghost I am glad you are there to give her love and care, she is one lucky little cat.

Silke said...

Oh, such gorgeous finds, Renate! And the moss and lichen - I always love finding those! Sending lots of good energy to little Ghost!! Love, Silke

alteredbits said...

your poor sweet kitty! i do hope she pulls through all of this well.

gorgeous finds at the flea market and in the forest. yummy berries, you lucky little thing!!

Wanda..... said...

I do hope all goes well for Ghost.

Diane said...

Oh...poor Ghost. I hope she pulls thru.
I love your fern specimens. They are gorgeous =)
diane
xoxox

SharonP said...

Oh little Ghost, please get well and live a long life with your new loving family.

Narrative jewelry said...

All my thoughts for you sweet Ghost, hope you are getting better and better, you are such a beautiful cat. Thank you dear Renate to be her guardian angel.
Love too the doilies, so pretty.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

All the best to Ghost...she is looking so much better. What wonders you found in the woods...I love a walk through the forest.

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Renate, I hope Ghost pulls through. We are all sending our hugs and kisses. She is so lucky to have your family. Your finds for the weekend are wonderful. I had some luck and will be posting pics soon. Take care, and lots of love, Riki

Beverly Herman said...

Renate I am pulling for Ghost too.
I love seeing the dollies you picked up at the flea market. I use to crochet dollies like that. I made a table with diamonds and butterflies. The edging was scalloped. It took a year for me to crochet. It's all packed up in stored in the closet but I have dollies on the tables.

Cindy said...

Renate, I am coming back to the weekend and seeing what I missed here on your blog. What a beautiful array of moss you collected...I will have to show this to my son, he will be very interested. You have such an eye, to stop and appreciate even the variety of moss in the woods.

Pretty Things said...

I love the acorns!

fanciful devices said...

I love the moss! and those eyes on ghost- a pale, glowing green....