Sunday, July 26, 2009


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Little Johnny Fermo


Each time I go to the Calvary Cemetary here in Tacoma I have to stop and visit Johnny Fermo. I wonder what kind of child was he, did he have a happy life, how devastated his parent's must of been losing him and how is it that he died so young? Does he have any family members that visit?

If not, he has me.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Chair at Barnhouse

Not sure if this was for sale or which booth this came from but I like it. I don't think I would use this for my living room in fact not sure where the perfect place could be but something about it speaks to me.

Monday, July 20, 2009





Sunday, July 19, 2009

Barnhouse Hijinks with Queen Cindy & Jermonne


Barnhouse Bonanza

If you didn't make it to Barnhouse yesterday for the flea market, then you missed out on the most amazing show. Really amazing.

I am so tired so only a few pictures today. I can't imagine how exhausted Joe & Jermonne are. They worked so hard & it showed. Everything was perfect & beautiful.

J&J are the warmest, most giving & considerate hosts. Thank you.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

There's a new man at Barnhouse....

And his name is Dexter. A wonderful warm, loving, soft spoken, big gentle giant of a cow. Isn't he gorgeous?!! Jermonne & Joe have added a few more livestock to their collection. Dexter, 3 cuddley (sp?) kittens (my daughter & nieces thought they should be called Twitter, Myspace & Facebook ha) 2 llamas and a cutest can be goat named Olivia.

My sister, nieces, daughter & I ventured down to see the boys of Barnhouse & discuss the plans for Saturday's HUGE flea market. Egads, it's THIS Saturday!!! I am feeling the pressure!

Besides Dexter pictured, there is my baby girl Maddie holding one of the kittens and where our space will be. I cannot believe the transformation that happens. Sunday the boys were so hard at work. Moving, building, making time for us, etc. It is pure magic how it all transforms into a wonderland. We will be down this Friday to set things up and do some decorating. This is going to be a blast! I see something already I would like to call dibs on pictured on the BH website!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Barnhouse Flea Market & new project

Next week Saturday, July 18th, in Battleground is going to be a mini Woodstock of fleamarkets. The boys of Barnhouse is having a huge fleamarket with over 20 vendors. These are over 20 of the most gifted, talented vendors that you will ever see. They take decorating their booths to a level that you have never seen. There will be a booth competition as well as a bake off. It is going be CRAZY wonderful. Not to mention the unbelievable great finds these vendors have. My stomach literally aches because I can't buy everything!

My sister and I will be there serving food. We will be serving breakfast items, cupcakes, cakes & for lunch, marinated grilled skewered chicken breasts with salsa salad. I am debating on the salad. I am nervous, anxious & excited. I know we will serve great food, just worried about keeping up. I will just keep a Cosmo close by. Ha.

I also have been working on these peat pots. I may have them there to sell as well.
I haven't decided yet.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Rosenthal, Cameron & Taylor

Two of my favorite photographers, Ken Rosenthal, Julia Margaret Cameron & an amazing digital artist, Maggie Taylor.

Barnhouse May 2009

My sister and I visited the Barnhouse boys in May. They were so gracious to ask us to come the night before and have a sleep over along with Cindy (of Queen of Tarte fame). What a treat. Being around Jermonne, Joe & Cindy is always such a delight & inspiration. They are incredibly talented & so much FUN! We came well equipped with some fun in a bottle. We stayed up late preparing the barn for the next day.

The event was hectic, crazy and fun. I have met some fellow bloggers & Sally Jean Alexander who I shamelessly asked if I could be squeezed into one of her upcoming home/studio classes.

In a couple weeks, July 18th to be exact, BH is having a HUGE fleamarket with over 20 vendors. My sister, Carrie (aka Bertha ha) are going to have a food booth. A bit daunting as BH had attended Farm Chicks last month & have a massed even more fans so no doubt they will be venturing to BH on the 18th. I am excited & a bit nervous but most of all, looking forward to be part of the fun. Oh, and this event will be covered for the January 2010 issue of "Somerset Life"!! Cindy is in the current issue! I am bringing my issue on the 18th for an autograph!!

Madeleine and Malina

Maddie and Malina, taken last summer. They have played soccer & baseball together now for 3 going on 4 years.

Maddie has since gotten her hair cut. She wanted it cut short. Tried to talk her out of it but a few other of her soccer buds got their hair cut short so I gave in. She has a cut similar to Posh & Kate (Jon & Kate). Have to say, it is very cute although she went looking like an 11 year old to a 14 year old. :( Why couldn't there be another decade in between 10 & 20 so I could have her small for awhile longer.

I love memory

My computer was driving me nuts. Too slow & uploading images took too long. Purchased some more memory & what a difference!!

Some old photos & new. The new, was at Ruby Beach in May when my sister's boyfriend from England visited. Old one is of a shed at Brown's Point & a infrared picture I took of Maddie in the bath tub when she was about 5.