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Friday, August 17, 2007



Two new "things"........




This is a magic (I'm sure) hammer....it is purple floral and comes from my friend Macrina who got it for me at the Blue Bird Circle Resale shop in Houston. (The shop is mentioned in the mystery novel/altered book, "Journal: The short Life and Mysterious Death of Amy Zoe Mason" by Kristine and Joyce Atkinson ....)





The hammer handle open and contains several screwdrivers.

Just what a gal needs in her art/sewing studio!





This auburn haired mermaid ornament found me again! She was the only mermaid in a Christmas shop in Flagstaff...all ornaments were on sale.

She seems to be playing a lyre...rather similar to angels!





I am trying to buy fewer "things".....but as an indecisive Libra, I waiver!



Most "things" are made in slave labor camps in China under a brutal regime (they executed a person recently for "errors")....and our balance of trade is way out of wack..



Everything for sale where I work is made in China.....and it was getting to be that way with most of the fabrics in my quilt shop (they might be printed elsewhere, but the goods were woven in China).



the good side is that countries who are trading partners may think twice before going to war.....



I think the only place now to find local goods is in re-sale shops!



15 comments:

Kelli said...

I like your purple hammer, Lila! What a fun gift! I also really like your mermaid...she is so pretty!
Kelli

PEA said...

Hello dear Lila:-) I've just caught up with all your latest posts and I so enjoyed hearing all about your son's wedding and seeing all the wonderful pictures...it looked like such a beautiful wedding!! All my best to the new bride and groom:-) That magic hammer looks so neat and I'm sure you'll get lots of use out of it!! xox

Penless Thoughts said...

We have one of those little hammers. They are great!!!
Susan

Mary Timme said...

A purple hammer! I think it may be something we all need! I just like the idea of a purple hammer.

Sara said...

Magic hammers and mermaids - how delightful! There's a story or a painting somewhere in there, I'm sure....

Tammy said...

Hi Lila! I'm a Libra too (have we already discussed this?!) When is your birthday? I also waiver a lot - I like everything!!

Julie Marie said...

Lila,

I read that book! (I recommend it too.) I'll have to go back and check out the reference to the shop.

Every lady should have her own tools.

Love your mermaid.

Julie

LBP said...

I love your hammer! I USED to have one similar. If you have kids or a husband, HIDE IT! It will go away and never be seen again!

Julieann said...

What a neat hammer. The mermaid is so sweet:)

Julieann

Lisa-Oceandreamer-S. said...

I LOVE that mermaid, what a great find! And the hammer, how cool is that! I have a pink suede tool belt I've yet to wear, perhaps I need some floral tools for it! ha!
I read and saw the pictures from your son's wedding - what a wonderful day for all and such a great setting!! I wish them much happiness!!
XOXO

Naturegirl said...

Flagstaff like in Arizona fellow Libra!!
I always can decide on purchasing items that speak to me...take me home!
Imported from China..don't get me started!! We really need to check our labels!

Annie said...

One does worry about the balance of trade, though.

AnnieElf said...

Lila - reading this post is so bittersweet. On the one hand there are all these wonderful things - I have one of those fabulous hammers - and on the other, knowing the conditions under which they are being produced is very disturbing.

Janet said...

I love that hammer and now I have to find one for myself! I'm always sneaking HB's out of his toolbox and then I forget to return it! Oops!!

The mermaid is gorgeous! The colors are so pretty.

Carmen said...

What a wonderful treasures!

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