Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WildHare Antique & Art Market (formerly known as FleaMarket!)

Question of the day: Do you have a wild hare (hair) to do something fun next month? Answer of the day: Why Yes, yes I do as a matter of fact!!!

"Me too" And I thought that y'all would want to do something too. So, I have gone ahead and made a plan!!! It's a good one!!! Keep these dates in mind while we talk: October 21, 22, and 23... I have rented Don Aslett's Museum of Clean for the WildHare Antique & Art Market!!! Of course, I haven't rented the whole museum......but the event center at the Musuem! It is a great space in a great location. And, we are going to shake things up a bit in our new venue....

For starters, we are going to be open on Friday night, October 21st from 7:00 - 10:00 PM. Admission for early entry into the WildHare Market will be $5.00. (Of course, you will be able to buy! Did you think I would just bring you in to tease you?) Amy from The Fish Off The Old Block will be there having a Wine, French Lemonade, Cheese, and Chocolate tasting. (There will be a separate charge for this.) We'll have music, some give-aways, meet and greet with many of the antique dealers in town and lots from out-of-town. You will finally be able to meet some of the dealers in town who normally just sell on line......I've coaxed them out of their comfort zones and they will be selling at the Market!!! Yippeeeee.

Saturday the Market will be open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

General admission is $1.00 with kids 12/under in for free with an adult.
Food and beverages will be available all weekend for purchase...from Gourmet Cupcakes to Dutch oven burritos!! And there are two restaurants across the street.

I think that this is going to be a great show. I've heard of some of the items that dealers are bringing!!! Can't wait. In fact, I have picked up a few things already from the dealers just by going into their shops to visit about the Market!!!

Asletts are planning on doing some tours of the museum for those interested. I will post times as we get closer to opening night.....

I sure hope to see you all there!!!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

These lovely men gave me the "Shirts Off Their Backs" for the Cure

My quilt project has taken on a life of its own.

Thank goodness....otherwise how could I keep up with it all?

I love these men.......they are good and they are generous.........and they are happy to be able to be a part of this quilt of stories. Stories of desperation........stories of hope........stories of loss.......stories of healing. We won't know all of their stories and I don't think that is important anyway. They know their stories.

But now they know that their stories will be around for a long, long time. Woven into a quilt of patches from the shirts off their backs. I love it....I wish that I could keep it. It will be made with some of my own tears and prayers too. There must be a rule that I can't win it?!! Conflict of interest? It wouldn't look good would it? How about my husband? Can he win it?

Enough of that....these are my new favorite guys:
Mark Dahlquist
Dave Croshaw
Brad Frasure
Todd Payne
Don Aslett
Bill Vickers
Brad Collins
Earl Pixton
Ryan Cameron
Corey Snow
Scott Harris
Dave Stanley
Stacey Rogers
Gary McCurdy
Billy Isley
Matt Romriell
Orrin Hatch
Eldon Payne
Todd Blackinton
Robb Heikens
David Allen
Mayor Steve England
Keith Morrison
Mayor Brian Blad
John Marshall
Gordon Nielson
Jay Hildebrandt
Mike Sanders
Dr. Jeremy Hodge
Governor Butch Otter
Matt Kirby
Kip Wilkins
Randy Bishop
Rick Eskelson
Edgar Malepeai
Greg Smith
Roger Chase
Lawrence Wasden
Gene Crawford
Richard Ashcraft
Larry Orchard
Glenn Marshall
Rick Parker
Raul Cano
Alec Cano
Matt Gittens
Noah Marshall-Spreier
Dick Conroy
Jim Nelson
Steve Cunningham
Fred Davies
Dr. Peter Fediay
Jim Rasa
Jerry Hodge
Mike Atha
Larry Nelson
Gary Miller
Jim Johnston
Matt Davenport
Paul Meske
Jeff Gibbons
Jeff Hampsten
Walter Kirchner
Ernie Naftzger
Jim Trent
Ken Bernt
Linda Enloe
Gene Westwood
Richard Albright
Phil Lamprecht
Kirk Kirkham
Steven Adams
Ryan Skillings
Ron Lewis
Randy Sarjeant
Tony Baum (gave his favorite shirt)
Bob Bloxham
Arthur Vailas
Scott Cornelison
Bob Cornelison
Paul Smith
Randy Dixon
Bud Cornelison
Ben Call
and two anonymous
Whew.......that's a lot of shirts............Some gave three or four!!!!

This might be a big quilt!!!!

I hope that you win it!! Someone has might as well be you!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Would You Give The Shirt Off Your Back for the Cure?

FINALLY!!! I have had an inspiration! And.....I think that it is a good one. And so far about 65 men agree with me!!!

As you are fixers.....problem solvers! The problem with this cancer thing is that our men can't fix it...and they feel helpless. I saw it in my own home when we were losing a beautiful and vibrant daughter to cancer. My husband was a wreck wanting to "fix it" and he couldn't find a way. He would have "given the shirt off his back!"

I am asking men to donate the "shirts off their backs" for my fund raiser for the Relay for Life this summer. I am making a quilt out of blocks cut from the shirts and then I will be selling raffle tickets through mid July and will be drawing the winner at Relay for Life at Century High School. This project has really taken on a life of its own and I am blown away by the men who have donated and the stories that they tell of cancer. In their own lives or the lives of someone that they love. Some have cried....some have laughed, but they are all pleased to play a small part in something that will be a profound statement of their love and desire to help find a cure for the dreadful disease.

Thankfully.....I am part of a lovely group of women who are quilters!! The Queen Bees is a group of like-minded women who get together once a month for dinner and sewing....We are also always there for one of our "girls" and emergency meetings are scheduled. So, guess what? An emergency meeting is being scheduled and I am enlisting their help. We will be cutting and sewing and talking and laughing and the quilt will be a piece that anyone would be proud to have in their home.

The list of donators is extensive and I can't begin to list them here for fear of leaving someone out, but trust me when I say that we have great men here in Pocatello and throughout Idaho who have quite literally, "given the shirts off their backs" for us. They will all be listed on the quilt and some of the letters that have been written about their stories will also be included. It is heart warming for me. It will be heart warming for you too......

If you are interested in donating a shirt I will be at the Red Lion in Pocatello for their Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday. Or you can call me....or write me and I will be happy to pick them up. The more the merrier......

Hopefully I will be at several locations throughout the early summer selling the tickets. Farmer's Market.....Art Walk on First Fridays of June and July.....L and K Carpeting....and anywhere else that I can land a spot. Let me know if you have any good ideas of where to sell.....

My mind is reeling and I am thinking that this quilt idea would be good for almost any fund raiser.....hmmmmmmm......maybe I will go global....anyone know Oprah or Ellen?

Have a great day and remember.....give the shirt off your back for someone today!

Friday, February 25, 2011

To Live A Creative Life, we must Lose Our Fear of Being Wrong!!!

In February I was lucky enough to be able to spend a few days in San Diego. (I wish that I was there now and out of this snow....I have been freezing for weeks now.) It was my granddaughter's first birthday so I had fun times with my kids and my kid's kids! There is really nothing to compare with how good it feels to be with grandkids......they are so smart...funny....and kind! It was even fun to see my ex-husband and his wife who by the way is a way better choice for him than I was!!!! Anyway...I digress........

I happen to think that I have great kids and they have great spouses. Each unique.....and there is so much I admire in each of them. Today I am going to focus on my son-in-law who is a sweet and gentle southern man/boy......He is also very talented. He makes me want to be more creative and more ambitious in being creative. I always come home from their house thinking that I can be an artist! Hence the title of my blog, "To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong!" Their home is filled with original artwork that he has created. I love every piece and really, I am shameless about telling him that I want everything when he tires of it!!! I was the lucky recipient of a piece of his artwork for Christmas and I love it everyday.....I don't have it hung in the perfect place yet, but I have it hung where I can see it every time I walk into the kitchen....which must be a zillion times a day. (Actually, just knowing where to hang one's art work is a talent in itself.) So while I was there.....he was painting a painting.......the next night he disappeared and was in the garage framing it. They went from having a blank wall one night to having an original painting framed and hanging on the wall the next night. I couldn't believe it. I would seriously still be planning the whole thing.....Of course, besides talent....which he is brimming over with....he has youth on his side!! I might be able to claim a bit of talent, but I will never again be able to claim youth! Well.....with all of that being said: I ordered a stencil this morning and I am going to paint the ceiling in my treehouse/office/studio. That's enough talent for this girl for one day!!! Sure love Jason though and what he can do.......just wait until he sees my ceiling though.

Looking forward to my WildHare Antique Sale and FleaMarket coming up March 19th and 20th. I have lots of new dealers and I am excited to see what they bring!! I usually come home with a truck load of treasures......this spring will undoubtedly be the same for me......Can't wait to see you all there!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Finally.....a minute to call my own. They are few and far between these days which is just the way I like it. I'd rather be mad busy than sitting around and wondering what to do. None of those days for me! During these weeks since the holidays, I have been back at the Jackson House getting it ready for another estate sale! If you didn't make it out to 5111 Whitaker Road last fall, you really must find the time to come to this one. We will be holding the sale February 11, 12, & 13 from 9 - 5 each day. Special sales each day. You never know what we might put on sale and when......but they will be scheduled all weekend long and you won't want to miss them. At some point during the weekend everything will be specially priced. There are items that you will not have seen before, items that we found lurking in closets and behind books and even under the bed......Really, this is an unbelievable opportunity to add to your existing collections or start a new one. If you have been dreaming about something that you wished you would have purchased.....or if you have heard about this sale, but were unable to attend.......this is your chance to make some wonderful purchases. It will be fun to see you again......make sure you find me and say hello. It is my favorite part of the sale, when I get to see old friends.......

In between now and then I am also having our little Ryley and Ben for a couple of days....and then I am squeezing in a quick trip to San Diego to celebrate the first birthday of our littlest grand daughter, Lilian Georgia Broughton.......Can't wait to see her and as a bonus, I get to spend some time with our other "smalls" Ryan, Tucker, and Ila........Oh.......and their parents too!! It will be a grand time and I can hardly wait. Taking a suitcase full of stuff for the party.......Nanas don't travel light......

Also in the works is the Spring WildHare FleaMarket and Antique Sale. Held at Bannock County Fairgrounds March 19th and 20th......but more to come about that at a later date!!!