Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I've Fallen...

...off the internet scene. Since we moved to Old Sweetwater I upgraded to the HTC EVO smartphone. It does everything and is very entertaining...provided you're in a good 3G or 4G spot. We're not. Part of our retirement Mission Statement is to live as debt-free as possible, so no cable or internet; besides the *smart* phone would provide internet. Right? Right.

Anyway, until we either get a interior amplifier or I figure out phone posting, I'll be sporatic. I'll visit my sweet bloggy firends when I can. I miss you.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I have *a thing* for crystals. Give a crystal the tiniest amount of light and it'll sparkle its heart out. Old Sweetwater has crystal chandeliers...one for every room though they're not all up yet. This chandelier was an ugly brown kitchen light fixture at our lake community home. I panted it black, then dry-brushed it white to let the details show through. The 70's glass globes were removed and real crystals were draped everywhere! Who has any crystal? Our chandelier; Waterford Pitcher; crystal bracelet online; Silver and crystal chandelier; Winter snow crystals; Vera Wang winter crystal and tulle necklace; Fruit Compote and Crystal Lamp.

Friday, March 4, 2011

War...or Wire (Depending on Where You Live)

Once again we live in an area where people have an accent -- this time it's an Ozark accent. When we lived in Atlanta metro, I enjoyed the southern drawl, but the Ozark's accent is harsher sounding to my ears. *Wire* is pronounced by many here as *war.* Well, no matter how you say it, I adore decorating with it. Chicken wire is my favorite. Here are some examples. Do you have any *war* in your home?