dodging responsibility while becoming inspired by marta…

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how can it be that dodging responsibility has become a responsibility lately…yes…the laundry needs washin, there are dishes in the sink, my car needs attention, there are other millions of things that i need to do, but i had to go to the doctor close to marta’s shop today, so i stopped by for inspiration and conversation….both of which i was very fulfilled. thank you marta for your hospitality. it is very important to me to see what other shop owners and vendors do to keep their spaces current, stocked and displayed. marta spins this philosophy way better than i do. she’s always looking for ways to improve everything she touches. she has amazing displays all the time…fresh, current and unique. her imagination never stops……i HAD to take photos and i have TONS to share.

i also thought about all the vendors in round top today. with imposing clouds looming (really…they were loitering and proximity became and issue with me), i hoped those warrenton folks were staying dry. all i could think about was arek telling me they were probably funnel clouds. i believe they were. i do. i have never seen a sky so angry. texas sky is big and wild. it was an awesome sight today. nobody seemed to notice those angry clouds, but i couldn’t stop staring at them while i was driving home. like the loud drunk in corner everyone either pretends not to notice or ignores. i can’t. i’m too nosy and i don’t want to get hurt.

onward with photos…..sorry this post is boring ron…..let’s see….a quick story for you. zoey made this tower of junk. i didn’t help her. i didn’t even notice she did it until she called for me to take a look. i’m scared we share the same problem…poor girl. a cup, vase, fabric, mirror, and another cup in the cup…stuff stacked in that and all on a wood pedestal….so beautiful. it could be worse…it could have been a tower of broken china, old rusty scissors, large long nails and 7 spiky flower frogs…

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marta photos for those of you that enjoy these as much as i do……her spring displays are coming along and her inventory is changing out as i type….please visit her if you are passing thru….highway 190 in belton/nolanville off g.wilson blvd.   she is open tues-sat and she has layaway!!!!

martabunnies

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martacream

martacreamhats

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martadollpurse

martahatboxes

martagirls

martahatclose

martamilkglass

martastat

martahearts

martabaskets

martachina

martadishes

martacups

martadolls

martahats

martajewels

martashoes

martaspring

martatole

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hope you all enjoy these as much as i do….

i have just a few projects i completed. i have been inspired by dreamy, cream colored pillows and i can’t sew of course, but i did manage to attempt something like this…

martapillowmine

martamypillow

used tea dyed lace and made the little roses above from some ruffle trim.

also made this collage necklace from an old photo, buckle and tea dyed doilies…i hand-stitched most of it, but used glue as well.

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marta….thanks for the lovely ROSES. i put them in this shabby basket i found at a yard sale via brenham……

martabasketflowers

yum….huh???? THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

okay…will try to stay focused for wednesday…i know i can’t be the only one out there that gets distracted by fabulousness, beautiful things, friendship and the awesome power of loving old stuff….oh…i was talking about myself…..it’s all about me ron.

you all take care and thanks for stopping by….

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6 responses to “dodging responsibility while becoming inspired by marta…

  1. Ron

    You were right Sue………..booorrrring………….to me but exciting to others I’m sure. Zoey has the “display disease”. OH, well I’ll teach her to fish one day and her “display disease” will be cured.

    Love ya

    Ron

  2. Love the enamel pins. Great photos. I always worry about the weather when we start getting ready to come down. I can handle the rain…it’s the wind that is troubling to me. I have this fear of the tent and all our stuff ending up in Brenham! Here’s to calm days ahead. Debbie

  3. As always…Marta’s shop is always awesome…wish I lived closer to come see her pretties. Just got out of the hospital…baby tried to come early. I’m going to rest now…had to check your blog first of course!

  4. Great photos Sue! Your sweet Zoe is certainly following in your footsteps! Suzanne:)

  5. That’s a fabulous tower that Zoey built! Talented, just like her Mom!

  6. Amy

    Fabulous indeed. Love it!

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