"A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you."— Elbert Hubbard

Ever so true-- there are those special people, girlfriends, who love you no matter what.... the ones you can call at three a.m., obsess about the smallest detail get into trouble with, get out of trouble with, make you cry, the ones you can call when the goat gets in the house and the ones that make you laugh until you pee your pants, the ones where you can years without talking and pick up at the same spot, the ones you call when the shite hits the fan and those you just want to have a giggle with, those are the friends that count. The ones who you call when the dog is greeting the UPS man - with your underwear in their mouth, the ones who help celebrate your 29th birthday ; for the 7th time- the ones that hold the secrets that you don't even know about, the ones that make the memories, the ones that know your soul. Hold on to them. -- because they are rare and precious and love you just the way you are.

smooches caitie


"All that is gold does not glitter,

"All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,

A light from the shadows shall spring;

Renewed shall be blade that was broken,

The crownless again shall be king."

— J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)

Fortune teller free clip art

Free clip art
Odd little piece of fortune telling history
Part of an antique postcard-- great for collages, odd ephemera pieces, halloween
smooches .......caitie

ETSY "Begin at the beginning

Etsy front page number EIGHT-- my lovely little Opera glasses- tres fabu!!!!


summer......... walt whitman

Press close, bare-bosomed Night! Press close, magnetic,

nourishing Night!

Night of south winds! Night of the large, few stars!

Still, nodding Night! Mad, naked, Summer Night!

~Walt Whitman


Our deepest fear................Marianne Williamson

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of all. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of all that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."— Marianne Williamson

I love LOVE love this quote.......... bravo miss marianne!!!!


My sweet little vintage cow.......... on the front page
I am so proud of her!!!
smooches caitie



Dominoes July 13th................ by caitie

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Amy Sedaris..... the amazing.........

"I think it's good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone."— Amy Sedaris
Get out. Meet people. Join a ceramics class.
smooches caitie


When a night school ceramics class goes horribly, horribly wrong.......

Sometimes the best intentions go awry
Note to self- pay attention in class

tee hee- smooches caitie
and no, sadly, I can not claim that I make this charming piece


Albert Einstein...................

"There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
 The other is as though everything is a miracle."—
Albert Einstein

Etsy Item on front page........ yea!!!

I am SO SO SO incredibly happy to have my little vintage yellow rubber mouse featured on the front page of Etsy.... what an honor..... this is the SIXTH time one of my items have been featured on the front page and each time it is exciting and thrilling as it was the very first time one of my items was featured... so cool, and a big shout out to CutOutAndCollect who put this treasury together....... smooches caitie


"The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept."

— George Carlin


Quote E.B. WHITE.....................

"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."

— E.B. White

I see London I see France.........

These are a few of my new inspirational international antique groupings that I have for sale at cowgirl caities on etsy
                                    Cartier Brisson lavender from PARIS

Cream Twist from London Flea Market

JP Coats threads from US

Lace from London

Bow lace pieces from London

Unity soft thread Made in BRITIAN

Pearls from Paris
Silver string,Blue FLOSSO, lingire thread blue/silver, blue wooden spool thread, H hankey, two yards of blue and white ribbon- from london

blue crochet flowers, 4 glass crystals from a chandelier, embroydered butterfly, silver lace- from paris

Flower bits and Mirror from the North end of the Mississippi

Teapot- I do not know where this appeared from- must be magic

Just as it should be......
Packs International goody groupings $20-$26

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If a site reappears, so will we. If the criminals move overseas, we will follow

Oddly charming..............Every once in a while I like to watch a movie online...... the movie starts, you can see a movie screen and hear people talking in a wonderful colorful  foreign language, the movie is blury and out of focus, and people are constantly getting up and down and you can see them moving around, sound is terrible and sometimes in russian,the picture goes from crystal clear to totally pixilated in seconds flat and then back again.  Its like seing a movie in a theater and I find something oddly charming about it...........  I thought these movies being posted was illegal but then why were the sites so professional, and up for so long, and offering a huge variety........ these times they are a changing.......

 --  a HUGE PIRACY SEIZURE BY THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND OTHER AGENCIES--- I was wondering when they were going to do something.......... they siezed the sites, the bank accounts and the properties of 9 sites........ and even though I am for freedom of speech I do believe in intellectual property ..... I do think this whole seizure is incredibly  interesting.

"If a site reappears, so will we.
If the criminals move overseas, we will follow"

John Morton, Immigration and Customs Enforcement 

I love this very clear susinct, powerful quote.