Ugly Tree Forest

Every Fall, the women in my family get together to celebrate ‘Christmas in October’. We spend the day poking around the Christmas wares the local boutiques have displayed, eating decadently, and getting ourselves in the Christmas spirit. This has become a yearly tradition and something we all look forward to as the holiday season approaches. Sometime near the beginning of these outings my sister and I stumbled upon what is quite possibly, one of the ugliest Christmas decorations we have ever laid eyes on. Standing at approximately 10 inches high was, what appeared to be a Christmas tree plastered in …

Christmas Gift

It started out as research. Well, that’s what I told my husband. The reality though, was that I have always been interested in taxidermy and skeleton articulation. And, being unwilling to harm an animal in the name of research I had to practise patience, and wait for nature to run it’s course. Unable to find the right words to properly question my intentions, my husband’s cautious laughter said more than anything he could have spoken. Knowing better than to get between me and my ideas, he stepped aside as I fished a dead bird from our pool. I was upset …

Valentine’s Day Wish List

Mr. T. and I promised each other we would skip the Valentine’s Day gifts this year as we’re heading out on a little holiday here shortly.  We aren’t usually ‘big spenders’ on holidays, but instead spend our savings on groceries we turn into a yummy meal together.  So, in light of us foregoing gifts this year, I did some online ‘shopping’ instead!  Here are some things I would love to give or receive next Valentine’s day 🙂 I’m pretty sure this is one of the neatest hand-crafted things I have seen in a long time.  It is a fingerprint articulated by …

Collections : Yes please!

I’m a collector.  I have a particularly soft spot for all things literature-related.  More specifically Poe related.  I love owning special, one-of-a-kind, items and I would love to add the following items to my collection of unique items! Such a fun idea! .via sweet tea apothecary – etsy. Now if only I could convince my husband to play this game with me… .via red star vintage – etsy. The Shining is one of my favorites. .via cushtea – etsy. I need these.  Yes, need. .via southern shoes – etsy. My Penny Lane asked me to add this to the list. …