I’ve been busy making aspic… and founding a faux North Texas Aspic Association (NTAA). Continue reading North Texas Aspic Association
Last year’s tea at The French Room remains a wonderful memory. We decided to make it tradition. Read on for the exciting foods we tried. Continue reading Annual Tradition: Tea at The French Room for Easter
I just completed a new art piece, “Butterfly wings”.
Little tentative one, make haste and take flight with your shiny, gilded wings. While you may damage the wings along your journey you have what it takes to be courageous as a lion yet delicate and beautiful as a rose. Continue reading Little bashful one, make haste and take flight
The Visual Art League of Lewisville has two new exhibits at the Lewisville Grand Theater:
Colors of Spring!
Big Inspiration, Small Works Continue reading Two new exhibits at the Lewisville Grand Theater!
I purchased my first autograph book in 2021 and have been researching the original owner, Ramona Holmes. The little red book is from Paris, Texas in the 1940s. Ramona was meticulous in documenting details, making it relatively easy to research the individuals who signed her book. I know her best friend and her favorite teacher, for instance. It has been awhile since I’ve blogged about Ramona (I have acquired 5 other autograph books… and have many hobbies that compete for my time). But I thought this year would be a good time to resume the Ramona blog series. Continue reading 8th Grade Autograph Book from 1946 – Paris, Texas: Part 3
This book is 136 years old! (Dec 25, 2021 – Dec 25, 1885). I acquired this treasure one week before Christmas. I learned it is 136 years old and was given to Emma Johnson as a Christmas gift from a school teacher! I have been researching for a week, discovering fascinating pieces of history about the people and places tied to this book. Read on for more information. Continue reading Emma Johnson’s Autograph Book from December 25, 1885
Introducing “flourish”, the latest art piece available from Empirical Whimsy. Continue reading flourish
I recently purchased a little red autograph book from Curiosities in Dallas. It belonged to an 8th grader named Ramona Holmes who lived in Paris, Texas in 1946.
I’ve spent some late nights researching the people and places referenced in the book. I was also able to cajole my friend Tore into a day trip to Paris for further research.
This post focuses on a favorite teacher…. Continue reading 8th Grade Autograph Book from 1946 – Paris, Texas: Part 2
This is Part 2 of the ongoing series of a wedding couple who stayed at the Tower Hotel Courts. This blog showcases the wedding ceremony, decor and fashion. Continue reading The Tower Hotel Courts in 1955, Part 2