Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Snipets....On the Road Again

Tulip Tree located on the grounds at Shakertown Kentucky

Stone Fence...Shakertown Kentucky...so beautiful

Sheep Shearing...Shakertown Kentucky

" Going " He handles me with such love and care.

" GONE " boy do I feel nekkid.


Shakertown Kentucky...Brick Building

Shakertown Kentucky...Horse Barn

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Saturday Finds~ Two Left Hands on Etsy

Love all the mossies, petal pillows, necktie lady pillows from twolefthands shop on Etsy. Notice all the detail in there faces, the colorful designs, very artistic, I'm drawn to there beauty.

Check out her shop on Etsy:

Thursday, December 18, 2008

June 2008 Street Fair Pictures

~Love this large Cabinet Mr. Pete made for us to sell at our shows. I drew out the plans sitting in church one Sunday morning~ don't tell the pastor I was not listening to his sermon, ok~

~Pictured are various styles of birdhouses, a primitive cupboard, old dolls, a primitive bench, perfect for display.

~Pete's version of a Antique Crock Bench~ more pictures of shelves and birdhouses~

~Birdhouses~ Primitive Cupboard~Early Lighting~ Prairie Dolls~

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Osage Clayworks of Osage Arkansas

Picture of Newt outside of his Shop in Osage Arkansas

Pete and I enjoy meeting other artists-designers during our art show schedule~ after all you do spend many hours together and friendships are made~

We've had the privilege to meet Newt Lale~ potter extraordinaire of Osage Arkansas.

He's a vendor at War Eagle Fair as well, Pete and the other gentlemen spend hours visiting, sharing story's, laughing alot~!

We visited his store on our way home~ being the history buff I enjoyed every minute in his shop, full of eye candy and history.

Check out his shop if you are near Branson Missouri or Eureka Springs Arkansas he's just a tad south~
Link to his shop:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Dapper Dan the Snowman's Kid Brother

Well, really I'm the kid brother to the original Dapper Dan~ I'm just a bit smaller that's all~

Sporting the same top hat, bow tie, and carrot nose~ Both of us are made from stainless steel~

I'll be coming to Etsy very soon~ been to cold to take pictures of me in the snow among the pine trees.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

War Eagle 2008

View from our motel-cabin on Beaver Lake.

The house and barn on the original War Eagle site.

The War Eagle craft show began in 1954 with local artists only then added the states that bordered Arkansas, today they come from all over the United States. Four large tents are erected along with a barn to house the artists~ Concessions with homemade food abound. The middle picture is " Sherman " he pulls our cargo trailer, he loves to hang out along the fence in the shade.

Huge tents filled with artists from around the country
" sherman " hanging out along the fence line~ he pulls our trailer
Vendors tents along the war eagle river

The war eagle mill was constructed in 1830 by Sylvanus Blackburn~ flood washed it away and it was rebuilt. The Union and Confederate Army's used this during the early years of the civil war--it was burned during the end of the war and not replaced until 1873. Today's structure is a reproduction of the 3rd mill constructed in 1973.

It's an active mill grinding mill today, you can purchase items from there gift shops or dine upstairs on the 3rd floor~ Another step back in history moment as you walk inside the mill.

War Eagle Mill and Wooden Bridge

War Eagle Mill

Peaceful and serene river~ simple beauty.

Peaceful and serene is how to describe the war eagle area, love walking along the river or standing on the one lane wooden bridge gazing at the geese-ducks or children playing in the water, fishing too~! A step back in time when life was simple.

View of the River with tents in the background

Looking down over the War Eagle River from the road~ awesome~!

Love traveling the road to War Eagle Arkansas~ a fascinating and nostalgic historic site nestled in the rolling Ozark hills of NW Arkansas. Home of the Mill a most picturesque place in the natural state.

Fall is beautiful in Arkansas~ Love doing the craft show at War Eagle a working mini vacation for us.

In the splendor of Autumn...
Warm days, cool nights, colorful scenery- that's typical of War Eagle in October. Famous fried chicken or barbeque dinners eaten picnic-style along a mill pond reflecting the flamming fall revue and azure sky; that's the stuff of which memories are made.

~Historic War Eagle River One Lane Wooden Bridge~
~ Road to War Eagle~ love this part of the drive~ so beautiful~