Thursday, October 23, 2008

Where have I been?

(WARNING>>>>>>>>LONG POST)...In duress that is where. So many things to do and so little time. I know many of you have had to cut back on computer can easily be a time monster. My house is a mess and there are piles everywhere. I have several awards/tags to share today. The first is from the wonderful and oh so cute she awarded me the kreative blogger award. Go check her out..the girl is smitten with Edward...she made bookmarks...twilight bookmarks..she is a can you not like a Twilight bookmark maker?

I am suppose to name 6 things I value and 6 I do not:

I value and am humbled by our God...WOW. Enough said.

I value my family....they are pretty much my everything.

I value our pets.....I know...but really I consider them apart of our little family unit. Very cheap entertainment.

I value my friends...both real life and on here in our blogosphere. Old and new alike (Kirsten) :) Ms. Rachel :)

I value the fact that in these times...I have a roof over my head and food.......

I value a really good Mexi Mocha....keeps me sane...and energized. I am a simple girl with simple needs.

6 Things I do not Value

RUDE people......rude driving...ARGH

People that talk on cell phones in cars DRIVING..sorry but boy is that a pet peeve of mine.

People that litter...throw things out their cars

That said...people who do not recycle....just plain lazy to me.

Gossip.........grew up in a small town...seen enough of it for a life time. Just keep your mouth shut. IF you can't say anything nice than. don't. say. anything. at. all.

People not open to new experiences...closed minds.

Ok next one is from Ms. Coco.... wonderful blog and decorator....check out her black fireplace surround....what more do you need?

Isn't this the prettiest little the colors! Thanks Coco!

Suppose to name 6 things about myself ............I have been putting this off...I mean I am a pretty BORING humanoid. I was also tagged to list the six things from our Ms. Jackie over at 1)I am not a morning person...I mean REALLY not a morning person...I am a horrid person in the wee morning hours, 2) I am an only child......some think that to be ODD....hmmm...I don't is kinda cool, I have no problem being alone.......but I miss having siblings...especially now. My husband is also an only I guess we make a odd couple AND a darn small family gathering. 3) My name REALLY is CHERRY. NOT sherry but the I wish I had a dollar for everytime that has been said. I have had soooo many people ask me that. 4) Grew up in a very small town....went to the same school my mother did....she had 6 in her grad. 28.Is that what they call a population boom? I think NOT> 5)I would spend hours in my very small bedroom(as a teen).....decorating....little vignettes....wall groupings...than of posters of James Dean...Sting.....latest boy craze...I once drew a HUGE PEACE sign....and hung it on my ceiling...I sooo thought that was clever ...then. Hmmmm. 6) I ADORE old movies....ever since I was Cary Grant "Arsenic and old lace" "Mr. Blandings", Natalie Wood....."This property Condemned", Myrna Loy, John Barrymore, Jimmy Steware-It's a Wonderful Life and the list goes on and on.....that said...I know I was born in the wrong era...have always felt like that. I am pretty old-fashion in some ways...I do NOT own a cell phone. OK have your eyes glazed over? Sorry but you will have to blame the taggers.

This gorgeous award is from Janelle...........have you been over to visit her? Her place is like going warm and cozy. Thanks Janelle!

Ok last but not least....My buddy Kristi...who I have got to talk to on the phone...we go way back.....tooooooo when some of us ladies were on decorating boards....anyone remember those? Are they still out there? Great Impressions??? So funny how things change anyways she tagged me. 6 things I collect

1) milkglass, 2) old English tins, 3) old transferware and ironstone, 4) tole trays...but I never find any cheap ones, 5) old papers and postcards, 6) vintage sewing notions, trims etc. Ok.....I think I covered everything. I collect ohhhh so much more...but we won't go into that. I am oh so heading towards being an old woman with too many cats and tooo many knick knacks. I pass all the awards on to everyone that takes time to visit me..there are sooo m any wonderful creative women out all deserve kudos. Thank-you ladies for the anyone still here? Speaking of collections I love silouettes.....I can't afford them....but love them. I have only acquired a few REAL ones. I love the black/white graphic quality of them. Anyways I had this small funny spot in my hallway..and have been filling it with real and faux silouettes. I took two old German Postcards of a boy and a girl...they look silouettey rofl. I framed them and added vintage black seam binding around them. I lucked out and found George at a garage sale....25 cents. OH where Oh where is Martha? I would love to find her....George is lonely. I thought I would share a small area I messed around with...moved some of my old white pottery here on the black shelf....another collection...seee destined for old knick knack woman..stuffed some Halloween postcards among them.

Lastly...have you guys seen these knarly black trees at Walmart? Only 7.00...I wish I could have gotten another...sooo fun for Halloween. Well long you guys actually read this? rofl, cherry


Shell in your Pocket said...

You deserve them all! What fun!!! I agree..sometimes I just want to roll down my window and yell "Get off the cellphone"!
-Sandy Toes

Darlene said...

Congratulations on your awards and tags!!! Yes, I actually read every word of your blog and sometimes come back and look and read that stalking?

Susie Homemaker said...

I am a collector (hoarder) of many, many things...they make me smile...I love your silhouettes...I have a cousin who does wonderful ones...I want her to do all the grands for me...

Best Wishes,

Susie said...

Congratulations on all your awards:-)

The Berry's Patch said...

Congratulations on your awards!! I'm not a morning person either. I get physically sick if I get up too early.

Shell in your Pocket said...

I have something for you!! I know you just received a bunch of awards...but I just love your blog!!
-Sandy Toes

Kacey said...

Congrats on all of your awards! You are FABULOUS!

Mimi Sue said...

Love those silhouettes I collect them too. When I get my powder room done I'll show you mine. Congrats on all the awards. Mimi

Kaitlyn said...

Oh, fun, awards and tags. You definitely earned them all :) I love the silhouttes, and I have a huge soft spot for milkglass too!

Chris said...

Of course I read it all. I really did want to know where you've been! :) you pronounce your name Cherry like the fruit? ;)

Betsy said...

Very deserving...I spend way too much time on the house needs attention too.

Essential Oil Premier University said...

Congrats on the awards. I'm cutting back on computer time too and increasing my doing time.



M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I feel your pain sister. I've had to take a short breather too, to take back command of my house. (As if that were REALLY possible)In a perfect world all we would do is craft and blog all day. Until then...there is real life to attend to. Love all your beautiful creations Cherry!!
Mary Lou

V and Co. said...

I'M AN ONLY CHILD TOO! see i knew i liked you and now i feel even more connected to you! you deserve all the creative awards out there! congrats!

Esther said...

I too don't have a cell phone, or as we call them, mobile phone. I refuse to get one and we do fine without it.
And I love reading your matter how long.

Marie Reed said...

Your blog design is gorgeous! I love how warm and cozy it is:)

Marie said...

I read every word! I love getting to know bloggers better. :o) I wondered if Cherry was your REAL name. How fun!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Yes we read your stuff and it was fun! You deserve ALL the awards and I look forward to visiting the sites.
We totally understand the need for break time too....Keep up the creativity!

Shannon said...

Congrats on your awards!! Well deserved!

Now I see why you don't like people talking on their phone in the car...because you don't have one. Because if you did....Oh the temptation!!! :) LOL It really does bug me when people cannot drive and talk at the same time. Like my husband. You can always tell when he gets on the phone because for some reason he cannot maintain his current speed. He always ends up slowing WAY down. It is funny. :) I think it has something to do with men not being able to do two things at once. :)

Loved your post!

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Hi Cherry, of course we read all of it! Hahaha, we are interested in your collections because most of us have similar ones....or we think Hey I like that...and then start collecting that. I have enjoyed your vintage Halloween postcards and have found some free ones on the internet that I copied at they have a great selection-that's free! Yippeee.
Blessings, and thanks for your SWEET words on my blog!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Congrats on your awards! It is always fun learning more about bloggin friends!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What fun awards! I love getting to know more about my blog friends through these!! I love that your name is really Cherry -- I have a little something I'd love to mail you if you would e-mail me your address:


Anonymous said...

I hope you see this post. . . I LOVE your decorations. SO beautiful and creative. I would love to know (if you don't mind sharing) what kind of glitter and where you found it - for the candy corn cones. They are just adorable. Thanks for sharing! :-)

kathy said...

YES we do read it !!lol - totally have to visit everyday -
can we say addicted -- so my November resolution -visit briefly -- BUT GO create -- I am spending too much time looking and not creating - Kathy - ga

Ashlie said...

I love silhouettes too! I have a great pic of my husband and our black lab silhouetted against the sunrise while fishing. Makes me smile every time I look at it! I love your white pottery and old cards. Very cute!

Lindsay-ann said...

Congratulations on all your awards Cherry. You really do deserve them. I have enjoyed reading your posts today and catching up with your news. I am an only child too! I love the box you made with the beautiful bird on top.
Have a lovely weekend.

Ms. Tee said...

Congratulations on all the awards - you definitely deserve them. :)
I loved reading about you - I am so not a morning person, either! And it's fun to find out about your name - how cute. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

Mindy said...

I have the same tree (except I took my tag off-tee hee hee) and I thought it was only $3 until I got up to the check out! Grrrrrr I hate when that happens but I still got it of course.

Rachel Berry said...

I feel you on the less computer time thing. It does and CAN eat the time away and quickly.
So I'm the youngest of 6 kids can we still be friends? ;) Congrats on your awards your so darn crafty you deserve them like nobody else!

AJ said...

I'm an only child as well and grew up in a veeery small town. I also graduated from the same school as my mother AND grandfather. I so know about the gossip!!! Not pretty!
Love what you did with your hallway. And I just about bought the same spooky tree.
Must know what a Mexi Mocha is!!! And how is the job situation over your way?! Still not good here!

Jean said...

Cherry, I thought I would tell you that my best friend and I do not have a cell phone either. I thought we were the only ones in this land without one. I really enjoy your blog and you deserve the awards.
Have a wonderful evening.
Jean in Virginia

Kelly said...

You deserve it all and more!
Yup, I read every single word and believe it or not. We have a thing or two in common.

One is: I am not a morning person either, my rule is: DO NOT BUG, TALK, or TOUCH me til I have had my shower.

I enjoy your blog so much that I check yours every single day to see if there is a new one out or not. :)

Jenni said...

Congratulations on your awards! It is fun to learn more about you, too! Okay, I too LOVE old movies, so does my husband. Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart are two of our absolute faves! ( Have you ever seen The Philadelphia Story? So funny!) And I totally know how you feel~ I swear sometimes I was supposed to be born in the 1940's instead! But... what would we do with our computers? :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

Rachel Ann said...

Not only do I read your posts...I am constantly inspired to make crafty things! I am an avid scrapbooker...but you are pushing me to create new things. I admit I made some Halloween banners this week!

I LOVE, LOVE the silhouette wall you did...way fab!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I actually read it! I love the silhouettes! Why don't you nab some off the 'net, print them and cut them out? I mean it won't even have to be black until you cut it out on black paper. I did a scotty dog once that was so cute!

Pam @ Frippery said...

I had the same horse and buggy sillhouette. It had a light wood frame that I painted black. I sold it at the Springfield antique show. Darn, I've got to hunt for another one. Love the grouping.

trish said...

Hi Cherry!
What fun to read. I enjoy getting to know you better. I love Arsenic & Old Lace and of course It's A Wonderful Life! :o) I am right there with you on all the things you love as well as dislike. It is the hardest thing here in the sticks, to not recycle! I was knit together doing that! I do save my cans and turn them in for $ ... so I suppose I am still recycling, even if it is just a little. :o)
Your awards are perfect for your blog! You have such a lovely place to come and visit at. You have the nicest pictures and always a joy to read your thoughts.
Have a wonderful evening.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
Ps. Where people thought your name was Sherry, others assumed my name was Patricia! I always say, "Nope, that was my mom's name." It really was. :o)

Anonymous said...

Happy Halloween Cherry!
Just wanted to tell you how adorable YOU and your blog are.... I'm so happy for you that you have found this venue to share your amazing talents with others - you are a treasure and I love visiting you here in Blogland!