This picture came out so vintagey and antique looking. Click on it to enlarge for a better view. It was my afternoon project after returning from the mall. Yes, the mall. I have not missed the place at all! Alas..I had to 'journey' there today to exchange a few things. All in all it wasn't that bad, I took my youngest son along and it was nice to spend some one to one time with him. In the past year I have sort of become anti mall. I didn't even venture to one for Christmas shopping this year. I had more fun going to local shops here and there and bought a few gifts online. Of course the handmade gift was big with my gift giving this year. I suppose the mall does have its' purpose..just not a frequent purpose for me lately.
I also wanted to tell you about a book I am reading..The Ghost Orchid, by Carol Goodman. I have read quite a few of her books, loving the atmospheric quality she gives them...go figure ha? She is well versed in mythology, greek gods and goddesses....and upstate New York, much to my delight. I was tickled when I read in this book a reference to the county I lived in, and as I continue to read the book..it goes into detail, naming the city I live in and its rich history. I also recognize the aritst retreat that the characters are staying at as Yado, in Saratoga. I can't wait to read on and see what else she has to say!