Monday, November 19

Everyone deserves a Second Chance . . .

Oh boy, do I love this store! I so wish that there was a shop like this closer to me. Second Chance Antiques in Omaha. They don't even have a web site. I'd have linked to them if they did. Really, if you can get there, go. I got this stuff there. Nina Bagley has been posting the most wonderful jewelry on her site using old bisque dolls. So funny that I came home with these little treasures, and so sad that I missed her Etsy offerings.My grandfather used to collect promotional pens and pencils. I guess that apple didn't fall too far from the tree. I'm pretty sure he would have snatched up these old bullet pencils.And old cigar tins . . . love them!I bought these thinking that Kiran would enjoy playing with them in a few years.I had a lot of fun visiting with family after Silver Bella, but I also learned a couple of things when I looked through my photos at home.Lauren is going to have very cool hair.And opening the aperture all the way will not necessarily produce the best picture. (Still, Hannah is adorable!)Finished the top of my journal box -- now to the rest of it!

18 comments:

  1. Oh what treasures!!! And great finds from Second Chance too! :-)

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  2. Can you imagine sharing a cage with a bird of paradise? Or living with the goddess of dogs, plants, and stray bits of other people's lives? Or starting each day with someone who lives to create a fourth dimension of light and color?

    I am constantly treated to some miracle in progress as Stiffie weaves scraps of paper, photographs, paints, highly toxic chemicals, and bits of antique anything into unique personal expressions. The amazing thing is that she sees each component as part of a whole, unerringly pairing colors and effects without plan nor sketch.

    I can only create in one plane -- editorial. And the lion's share of what I produce is simply discarded for what it is. Yet most everything Stiffie does is special. I watch her create, following some whole-earth instinct that leads to soft colors, soft emotions, and a soothing effect for all who view her art.

    Her world is dogs, flowers, kids, memories, and memories in the making. I am her witness. No two days are ever the same.

    TLB
    The Lindbergh Baby
    Paramour In Residence

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  3. Wow Leslie the journal top looks magnificent!

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  4. Ooh, I would have loved to spy all those little dollies too. I did find one teeny tiny one at Beth Quinn's vendor booth. And I have been studying Miss Nina B's schtuff very closely, now there is a wonder who's class I'd love to take. I think that should be out next art adventure. hint, hint!

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  5. and Jack! Leslie where did you find this one?! I dare say he needs to start his own blog... or perhaps write a book!

    Happy Thanksgiving you two (and the pooches, and plants, and to your muse as well).

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  6. Amazing finds... I will have to look more carefully next time I am there. Lucky for me, I can go any ol' time I want. Your family is beautiful! Glad you were able to spend some time with them.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Blessings to you and yours!

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  7. looks liek you found some wonderful treasures at Second Chance. Those little dolls are perfect!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. Hi Leslie...I tried to reply to your comment but it didn't give me your e-mail address...so I'm a gonna reply here! :-)

    That moment in the elevator was really awesome for me too, not to mention very sweet and fulfilling. It was with you that I realized a
    suspicion of mine...meeting face to face is merely a formality to the friendships I've formed through blogging. I just got such a sense of familiary from your lovely face and unconditional smile that there was no doubt in my mind that we had met before.
    Totally cool.

    I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

    XO,
    Michelle

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  9. Beautiful...all of it, love the little dolls. My grandmother had many that I used to play with and we don't know what HAPPENED to them!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Jack and your whole family!!!

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  10. oh Leslie - what a beautiful post! Love these golds, creams and blacks with a sprinkle of red - fabulous finds there - oh my those dolls! and the beautiful family...

    AND! - that journal cover - gorgeous!...

    loved talking with you - will have to talk more...

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    ps - could I hire tlb/pir to write lovely comments like that over at my place? (tee hee!) - so sweet...

    xox - eb.

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  11. L -
    Wonderful goodies you got from Second chance but I really really love your journal cover - OMG that is awesome!!!

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  12. L -
    Wonderful goodies you got from Second chance but I really really love your journal cover - OMG that is awesome!!!

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  13. Leslie your Journel Cover is just gorgeous did you use Utee powder??

    I wish I lived near that second chance store I would live there LOL. Looks like you bought some great items
    Jen

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  14. The journal box is gorgeous! The nesting dolls bring back childhood memories. Your children are treasures...so sweet.

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  15. Trust me, she REALLY DOES love that store! ;) Guess I know where to do her Christmas shopping at?

    Dee Dee

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  16. Thanks so much for your comment, I couldn't reply to it so I came to your blog.
    These are AMAZING finds, how lucky you were to find this place!
    Hope you had a wonderful T-day & I look forward to meeting you in VA!
    Leighanna

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  17. Wow, your journal box is awesome!

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