Friday, September 30, 2011

I have a thing for decorator books and as you can see from the picture I have lots. I ended up with a duplicate, so I'm going to be doing a drawing in Oct. for the one pictured below. Fall is coming and on a cold, rainy evening I love to get my books out and browse through the pages for inspiration.

To win this one you need to email me that y0u want to win and or enter with any purchase at MY FRIENDS AND I.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Click here to find the site that has this darling clipart plus more. Don't ya love it?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

We have a new dealer in MY FRIENDS AND I. She has cute stuff! Her name is Diane and when I can catch her with my camera I will snap a picture.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Remember the post where "BOO" was spelled out in black buttons on a pumpkin? Well here's another wonderful thing to do with buttons. Look at the last. Of course I like it because it's my initial and colorful, but truly I love them all.

C is for CAROL

I saw this today and thought it was a cute ideal. The second picture shows how she put the plate on a platic pipe (I think that's what it is) and attached that to the wall. Maybe glued??? I'm sure if any of you want to do this you could come up with some way to make it work. Let us know if you do this project and how you did it.
The plates here are cute, but I would like vintage ones instead.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

For this and other cute Halloween things you can print click here have fun exploring the site.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

I met Roseann when she became a dealer in MY FRIENDS AND I and even though she's not in the shop any more we have remained friends. She has just gotten a job for a company called Picaboo where you can make the most wonderful books to share on line and to buy.
The picture below is the cover of one she made from pictures of her garden. (she has an amazing yard). If you'd like to see the whole book click here. I think it's wonderful.
When you get to the site, just click on the arrows under the picture. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

You can thank good ol' Martha (Stewart) for this. Isn't she cleaver? Or should I say her paid staff cleaver? Who ever thought this up was really good. I like it alot. How about you? The hats are darling.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I was just snapping some pictures in the shop. Peggy in Space #16 agreed to model the hat bands they have for sell. Soooo cute. (Peggy and the hat!)

Click on picture and you'll be able to see it bigger

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Music at the Plaza Sunday 9-11

Before the music below starts, right at 1:00 there will be a short recognition of 9-11.
Along with a great summer day and music at the Plaza , it's a date we shouldn't forget. Come join us for the last concert of the season.

What's Up Big Band
Sunday, Sept. 11
At the Niles Plaza Amphitheater

What's Up Big Band - 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
A twenty-piece orchestra based in Newark, CA, will be performing "Rat Pack" classics and more!

Tracey Newman & the Reinforcements
Tracy Newman & The Reinforcements - 2:00 pm

Yes, "Tracy Newman" songwriter and Emmy-Award-winning TV writer; with the Reinforcements make a folksy combo featuring award-winning songs full of optimism, humor and insight.

Co-sponsored by: Niles Main Street Association & Golden Spike Music Program. Presented by Mudpuddle Music.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Look to the left!

SEE THAT CROW SINGING? Here's what he's singing about. A $25.00 Gift Certificate drawing in September. Here's how to win it. Email me and say you want to win or enter every time you come in the shop the month of September. EASY!

Don't forget we're on facebook now. Click link to see us there.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The gal who has this blog does the most wonderful art work. I love her birds!
She puts a calendar page for download on the blog each month. Here is what Sept. looks like. If you'd like to go see for yourself and download the page click HERE.