Thursday, March 1, 2012

I basically got nothin......

Hi Bloggers, I basically got nothin!  I've been in a real funk lately after dealing with some difficult people.  I started to share my thoughts on this but decided not to make my blog about such things.
I also realized that if I did post on it that I would be handing over my power to someone else.  One thing I will say is this.... 
once hurtful words are said.... they can't be taken back.

So, how about a closer look at some shelves around here.  This one holds my clock collection.  It's in the powder room and the lighting is terrible.
With flash....

Without flash.....
Still going with the Paris blue gray in the living room.
I painted these frames and added images from Graphics Fairy.

I know that many of you love the brown transferware and so do I.
I only have a few pieces and hope to add more.
This is a vingette created on the bookshelves in the living room.

Okay, that's it.
I am planning on going to the auction Friday night and hope to score big time.  If I do, you'll be the first to know.

~~big hugs~~


Petite Michelle Louise said...

well said! waste of time dealing with people with unkind hearts and words!!! I love your clock collection!! sweeet! ;)

Susan@avintagefarmwife said...

I am so sorry that you were hurt by someone's mean words. You are so right the once those words are said, they can't be taken back. Wouldn't the world be a better place if we would all filter what we say? Hope you have a great day. Love your clocks!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

It's amazing how the flash can really ruin a great photo. LOVE the painted frames and the graphics. I have always loved that graphic with the eggs. Never new what to do with it. Frame it like you did! Simple and beautiful. I think the color you painted the frames is perfect.

LuLu Kellogg said...

I feel your pain sweetie. I had something happen not too long ago with harsh and hurtful words. I have forgiven the person but I certainly won't forget. We just have to forge ahead and move on from the nastiness.

I LOVE brown transferware!! It's one of my favorites!

Sending Love!

Lucille said...

First of all, I love everything! I wish I had one of those cute faces to insert. You're so right, Sissy, about the thing of giving power to someone else. You're doing the right thing. You're a strong woman! The vignette with the brown transferware is so pleasant to look at. And your clock arrangement is very nice. Your picture frames are very well done. I always love visiting your blog. You energize me and I love that!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I understand completely, Sissie. We're battling a few demons around here, too. There are so many people who don't know how to use - or don't have - an "edit" button anymore. Their words are hurtful and damaging to relationships. I now live by the mantra that our "friends" understand. Our "acquaintances" never will. And, we're only going to surround ourselves with "friends".

Wishing you a brighter day, my friend.


Grace said...

Oh you are just too sweet to even give anyone a second thought. I have a friend who so negative about everything and has such a nasty sneaky personality and so sad that I try to step away but we have mutual friends who don't get to see this side. We all have our moods but we should all have filters!! lol Love you and all your pretties you share. Hugs Grace OOOOOO

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thank you for my brown and white transferware fix for the day, Sissie! : ) Love the frames ~ I have that egg print in a frame on my dresser. I actually used the frame and the print to help me pick the Duck Egg color for the dresser. That shelf is gorgeous! I love it!

I'm sorry you had a difficult time recently. I know things like that eat me up inside and my anxiety kicks into high gear.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Sissie,
Some folks just don't know how to be nice. You, my dear, are being very gracious about it all! *Curtsies*

That is a cute shelf in your powder room. Love the chippy shutters too. And I LOVE your collection of brown transferware! Wishing you a delightful day filled with sunshine and lovely friends!


Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

goodness, how many times have "I got nothin" I had to take a quick minute to leave this comment because mean people seriously suck. Why is it that women in particular still have the mentality of junior high when you had to be so competitive and hateful to get to the top of the heap. Don't these witches realize there is enough good, enough glory, and enough of everything to go around. Why in the world do they have to take someone else's happy in order to be happy themselves. I think it is because they have never known happiness for whatever reason and if they bring you down to their miserable level then they can at least take joyin the fact you are unhappy as well....whew....can you tell this is something I have strong feelings about....c'mon happy for each other :)

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! I'm so sorry to hear someone said mean things to you. I admire you and appreciate you so much with all of your creativeness and talent. Probably the person who said hateful things was just jealous of you. Just know you have zillions of us who love you and will support you always. And you've just acted in a Biblical way by doing unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Bless you Dear One,
Shelia :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You always have things I'm interested in! I have a few old clocks now...I like the way you've put them together. I have mine on book shelves with old books! May need some more shelves! Hugs! ♥

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Yeah but sometimes it heals to hear nice words from friends we are behind you Sissie!! True, you cannot unring a bell.
Love the clocks on the shelf. BEtsy Speert bought some great studio lights for interior shots to make it look like how the pros do lighting. Hope she will blog on it..if you are interested i will send you link to them.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love your clocks. Wish I could find some here. I hope you have a fun and relaxing time at the auction. I LOVE those!!

Robin said...

Just looking for some kind words to offer after nasty words were given to you. I think you definitely chose to keep your power by not writing about it--good for you, sometimes that is sooo hard, but in the end it makes me feel more powerful and kind. May you have a wonderful day with wonderful people surrounding you!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have been in such a funk myself! I don't know what to do. The sun is out today so maybe that will pep me up some. Hope you feel better and don't give your power to someone...hugs to you! Linda

Michelle said...

You're one of the SWEETEST bloggers out there! Love everything you do:)

Sandy said...

Oh, I just want to eat up the clock cuteness. I love them..dark or light pic, they are fantastic. I have a affection for clocks too. tic tock!
Sticks and stones can......well, you know the rest. I know exactly where you are at and it's NOT worth the effort to talk about.
No power given there.
Have a lovely lovely day playing with all your beautiful things....
Just wanted to let you know you are not alone.
Smile bright...dream big.

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Sissie,

You are a lovely lady and I am sorry to hear someone has hurt you. I hope that someday they will be able to find some peace in their own lives and be gracious enough to be kind.
I love the silk flowers you found with the script on them. I have some sepia tone petals with script..but prefer the ones you found for a spring time arrangement.
I also love the brown transfer ware! I have a small collection of two items!! Lol

Love and Laughter,


Debra @ Common Ground said...

Lovin' your brown transferware, Sissie! and oh gosh, the clocks! You have a great attitude, don't let someone else's miserable"ness" bring you down! xoxo

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Love each picture and the Paris Grey painted frames (that is the colour I use a lot too). What a great job on the shutters, they look worn and vintage. I love Graphics Fairy. I've framed several of her coloured pictures, love the eggs and her Christmas Santas too.Nice clock collection, not easy to find in my area. Sorry that there are mean mouthed people and that they hurt you. You are an artist both with your collections and your photos and love your words too.

Melissa said...

Love your egg and bird pictures from Graphics Fairy. I have been downloading bunches of things from her site and the beautiful eggs are one of many beautiful images I've enjoyed.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Sissie! I love the clocks, I only have two, one that reminds me of my mom and the other from Target:)
I always feel that the person who says mean things has very low self esteem in the first place so I just ignore because I refuse to go to their level of thinking. You were so right in not posting about it Sissie♥


Cindy said...

Sometimes i wonder if people realize the impact of the things they say and do. Bad words and bad energy can be like a physical blow to the body. I'm sorry you got slammed like that.
Your shelf is darling with all the little clocks. Each one with it's unique little personality is so charming in all grouped together like that...
anyway, i know you may be grappling with the whole thing that happened... i think many of us can empathize...


Mari said...

Ohhhh sweet Sissie, I know how ya feel, people could be soooo unkind, I tip my hat to you, for not giving them any power over you ;-)
Your clock collection is so yummy delicious....haha....


Lululiz said...

What an adorable clock collection! Good luck at the auction, I hope you find lots of lovely goodies.

Dorthe said...

Dear sweet Sissie, don`t let someone -not nice person spoil your beautiful way of blogging or make you feel sad, They are not worth it!!!
Your blue - gray frames and images looks wonderful, and I love all your clocks.
Hugs and love, Dorthe

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sorry to hear you've had such an un-kind experience! A friend of mine always says (apologies in advance) "don't let the bastards get you down!". Take care:@)

Diane said...

awww. Don't let them get to you. You are far to sweet and have such endearing friends to lift your spirits!


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Words do hurt! Some people engage their mouth before their brains! Try to shake it off and know that you are loved and supported by your fans! I have a small antique clock collection too...I think they look great when grouped together!~Hugs, Patti

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Sissy, poop on difficult people. It is not you, they are mean people to everyone, the butcher the baker and the candle stick maker...It must be a crummy life to go around upsetting people!


Nancy said...

You have so many fun things in your home, Sissie! Love the clock collection...very neat!


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