Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mark Your Calendars - January Events!

It was hard to even type the word "January" - seems so strange! 

January 3rd - 6th
First Monday Trade Days
Canton, Texas

January 12th & 13th
Brenham Mid-Winter Antiques Show
Presented by Rural Texas Antiques Shows
Knights of Columbus Hall
Brenham, Texas

January 18th & 19th
The Big Red Barn Winter Show
Round Top, Texas

January 18th - 20th
Third Monday Trade Days
US 380 - 2 miles west of US 75
McKinney, Texas

January 18th - 20th
Fredericksburg Trade Days
at Sunday Farms
Fredericksburg, Texas

January 19th & 20th
City-Wide Garage Sale
Palmer Events Center
Austin, Texas

January 19th & 20th
Buchanan's Market
2460 S. Stemmons Frwy.
Lewisville, Texas

Some venues have not posted 2013 dates yet - please check back for updates!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Light in the Darkness

Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38

when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.

their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.

they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.

they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.

...they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.

"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.

"this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."

when what to their wondering eyes did appear,

but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.

He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.

then He opened His arms and He called them by name.

and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring

those children all flew into the arms of their King

and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,

one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.

and as if He could read all the questions she had

He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."

then He looked down on earth, the world far below

He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe

then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,

"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"

"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"

"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"

then He and the children stood up without a sound.

"come now my children, let me show you around."

excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.

all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.

and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,

"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A new reflection in the master bedroom

Hi friends.  Back in February, I shared with you the fireplace in our master bedroom that I painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  You can see the post here.  I recently found a mirror that is so perfect for the fireplace - it's hard to believe they were not painted at the same time.  The mirror is very large, has lots of character with some missing mercury and has wonderful details in the wood surround.

I tried to show the finishes here - hard to see but they are seriously identical. 

Don't you just love it when you find the perfect addition?!