By Elizabeth Prata Finally it's cool out in the morning. Days are still warm but the cool morning is refreshing. I opened my front door this morning to take stock of the day. Do you ever do that? Open the door, breathe in, and survey your little kingdom? I did and it was great. I … Continue reading What is that, is it a plastic bag?
By Elizabeth Prata As noted the other day, I obtained some great finds at The Special Store (a estate resale/vintage store near me). I went up there to find fall décor, which I thought I had but did not. Fall/Harvest and Christmas are about the only things I decorate for, I'm not a huge decorating … Continue reading A relaxing weekend
By Elizabeth Prata I love getting pretty things. I love deals. I love seeing quality items and browsing among them. My favorite vintage store has all of it and more. (Friendly staff, and it's nearby). Anyone who haunts vintage shops knows you go with an open mind, not a specific list. You rarely find the … Continue reading Vintage Store Haul- it’s a GOOD one!
By Elizabeth Prata Vignette. EPrata photo Since "the pandemic" I've noticed there are gaps, lulls, logistical problems, employee shortages, and delivery delays for many items, especially in the grocery world. It's gone on long enough that I've settled into an assurance that no matter how short my grocery item list might be, there will be … Continue reading Kroger trip report, weekend plans
By Elizabeth Prata I don't usually go out on Saturdays but I was feeling restless so I drove out to check my mail, look for oversize 1$ tee shirts at The Special Store, and go for a little ride. I like wearing loose tee shirts for my hanging around clothes, to use as an apron … Continue reading A little jaunt up the road and back
By Elizabeth Prata EPrata photo Whenever anything goes wrong, my autistic brain automatically boomerangs to the worst possible outcome and obsesses there. So I have to combat that with purposely pursuing optimism. Here are some things I love: I love my coffee bar I set up each night for the morning's cup of joe. And … Continue reading Some of the little things I love
By Elizabeth Prata I love art. I love beauty. Beauty is part of the trinity of the Good-the True-the Beautiful. I started an art series a few weeks ago by showing my favorite pieces of art I've accumulated. These links are below. So far we've been reviewing hand-colored turn of the last century photography, and … Continue reading Art Series #3: Childe Hassam, American Impressionist
By Elizabeth Prata In 1978 I went to London with some others in my senior class. Yeah, our senior class trip was to Europe...Our family traveled a lot while I was growing up. I lived in Rhode Island, and we took summer trips to the Cape, my father had a condo in Florida, ski trips … Continue reading Art series #2: Persian marquetry, or khatam
By Elizabeth Prata It's July. It's Georgia. It's hot. I love antiquing. There are actually quite a few vintage shops around me, but I love The Special Store. It's 5 miles away and run by some nice Christian ladies. The prices are good. I went on Friday and posted about my finds. A local friend … Continue reading How absolutely gorgeous!
By Elizabeth Prata Well, not really a haul, just three items, but one was needed, one was wanted, and another was unexpected. The two notepads I grabbed at the dollar store. One is for home and the slim one with leaves is for school. I needed tongs. I burned my arm reaching in to my … Continue reading The Special Store Haul