Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sweet Salvage ~ Green Acres ~ Part I

NOTE: Due to an unfortunate camera malfunction at the Event *Gasp!* some Images in the 'Green Acres' Show Posts have been cribbed from the SWEET SALVAGE Facebook Page... all Credit for those Gorgeous Images goes to the Original Photographer and I take no Credit for their Fabulousness!

Yes, it's True, my New Camera malfunctioned at the Event and put me in Panic Mode!  *LOL*  So there were Images I couldn't capture to Share from the perspective of the Eye of my own Lens.  Thankfully they had been captured by The Sweet Team's Eye of the lens on their coverage, so I've included some of my Favorites, like the above!  Just too breathtaking NOT to... like the Vignette above, which stopped me in my tracks and is Vintage Show Ribbon of a single Hue Valhalla!  WOW!  That's like a Lifetime of Collecting Green Vintage Show Ribbons and an Instant Collection yours for the Having!  I Wish I couldda been 'Having' said Instant Collection, I was Green with Envy!  *Pouting!*

Alas, the pesky Post-Christmas and Post-Family Crisis Budget couldn't be leaner so mostly I had to be a Window Shopper this time around... dammit!  *Winks*  Because the "Green Acres" Themed Event happens to be one of my Favorite Themes since it ushers in the Spring Freshness Vibe to keep the Winter doldrums in check.   Yes, it was a dreary, Cold, rainy inclement weather kinda day Outside, but Inside it was Glorious Springtime Inspiration all around!  Sweet Kim opened the doors early for those of us die hard devotees that had queued up outside in the rain and stood huddled with the courtesy umbrellas.  So the coverage of the Pristine Vignettes was Ideal... well, until the camera went down that is... Le Sigh!

Lucky for me I take a lot of pixs quickly so I still did get a lot of coverage of my own, otherwise I might have gone into Shock from the disappointment and fixated on broken camera rather than Amazing Event!  *LMAO*  Yeah, I'm really OCD that way so I cannot have a distraction play out simultaneously with trying to have a Big Time or my brain explodes and I short circuit!  *Winks*  As it turns out it just wasn't holding a charge so The Young Prince fixed the problem once I got back Home! *whew*  Seriously I was sweating having no good camera as a possibility.  *Gasp!*  I've become quite spoiled with that Wonderful Gift I received from my Sweet Designer Friend Michelle.  This Adorable Vignette and Quote was in fact one of Michelle's, I'd be unanimous about that Factual Statement, which is why I usually break the Rules!  *Smiles*

No wonder I have raised a bunch of offspring that are Rebels and march to the beat of their own Drummer too, we just can't color inside the lines, or fit inside of the box of Conformity, nor do we want to!  *Smiles*  Life is indeed too short to miss the Fun along the Journey.   I was trying valiantly to have Fun this day, but lately delayed Grief has suddenly hit me like a ton of bricks, quite unexpectedly, and I find myself close to tears, anxious and rather nauseous from the weight of Sorrow and the Darkness engulfing me.  Even Spring Fever being satiated couldn't keep the welling up of unpleasant Emotions at bay, so I didn't stay as long as I usually would and cut my 'Me Day' quite short and went Home very early in fact.

The Young Prince was Home Sick again anyway, with extreme Depression and Anxiety, mostly triggered by the Need to have that dreaded Meeting in the Morning about Schedule changes at High School.  But also because the recent back to back passing of both of his Great-Grandmothers has made him Anxious about our Mortality.  He's constantly asking me if I'm Okay and clearly Grandpa isn't on any given day and his Head and Grandpa's is therefore often in a Dark place.   So I didn't Feel comfortable not being here for backup and tho' the Guys did quite well in my absence, and were Surprised I came Home so early, they were relieved I was back to steer the Ship.  So that we didn't have a complete Titanic Moment hitting the iceberg with no Captain aboard.  If the Ship was indeed going down, well, I'm the Captain and all that... my Duty is to go down with it, right?!  {Saluting as I stand at the helm, Dramatically going down...}

Spring reminds me of renewal and New Beginnings, so I'm rather relieved it's on the Horizon, this has been a tough Fall and Winter to get thru with too much Loss and Sorrows piling up during it!   Among other Challenges, which are just reading like a Laundry List and so it's probably no wonder I'm Emotionally Raw and completely spent and quite Shut Down.  In fact, it's been weeks since I've Felt anything Emotionally... and so the intensity of a bunch of Negative uncomfortable Emotion hitting me like a ton of bricks and releasing was unpleasant because you Feel like you might die from the weight crushing your Spirit.  You don't of coarse and the Release is necessary, but I can't crumble into a Hot Mess of not being able to be functional, keep it together and hold it down... Caregivers don't get that Luxury!

The Old saying that when Mama ain't Happy, ain't nobody Happy can be quite True!  The rest of the crew here totally Panics when I'm clearly struggling and yet sometimes the carefully constructed facade just crumbles like a wonky flimsy Movie Set that can't hold up.  And because the Family Unit has been dropping like flies as Age takes a toll, it creates way too much Anxiety for the Children to be confronted with the Natural Process of the Mortality Issue.  Ain't none of us getting out of this Alive, but to dwell upon that Fact can be sobering and a terrifying Reality Check to Children... well, and some Adults too, if you had a Plan to be an Immortal and get that Wake-Up Call that Sorry, it ain't happening.  *LOL*

Immortality would be too exhausting for moi, so Eternal Rest isn't something I'm actually building up any Fears about myself... in fact, any kind of Rest sounds pretty Good most days.  Opportunities to Rest are so unreliable and sporadic that I take them whenever I can... like the moment I got Home early from the Event.   I still had one in School and the Guys were Calmer once I got Home, so they were just Happy to have me back so early and I didn't therefore Need to be Present in the Moment, so I took a LONG Nap!  I completely missed Dinner, which was Okay since they managed it quite well without me... tho' they were concerned I just couldn't rally myself to eat any of it and went back to sleep for as long as I could.

I say that because the trio, and most especially Prince D, kept waking me up to make sure I wasn't dead or dying and was Okay?  It was a wonder I didn't awake to a mirror being held up in front of my mouth!?   Yes, they've done that in the Past with Grandpa, the Ole' Mirror Test, so now I must be looking like perhaps I might Need it too, so I fully expect to awake to it one day soon!?  *LOL*   I attempt to be a Good Actress for their sakes, I really do... but they are astute with observations and they all know me too well, so the pretenses would be a complete waste of time and so if I'm not winning any Oscar for the performance, I just come Clean and admit, Okay, I'm not doing so well Today, but don't worry, I'll bounce back.  Not bouncing back isn't a Choice or Option really... so it has to be the Outcome... bouncing back.

And I really, really Wanted this to be a Fluffy, Positive and Uplifting Post... and I really, really wanted to be buoyed by this Wonderful Event's Experience since it was really all that and a bag of chips like it always is and delivers... exceeding expectations every Month.   So I Hope the Inspirational Imagery is enough for you for at least this Post anyway my Friends... and I'll try to Fluff up the Story Line in Future Posts if I can muster it?!?   My musterer is rather broken lately tho', so no promises or guarantees since I might not be able to deliver as Faithfully as the Event does?   I just don't know, tho' having the Breakthrough of FEELING something, even tho' it was a totally crappy range of Emotions to Feel, might eventually Help?

I couldn't help but Feel complete Admiration tho' for this Amazing Meerschaum Reliquary Antique Necklace Creation by my Friend Cyndie of 'Vintage Envy', the Detailing of the Carving was over the top Exceptional and Exquisite!  Even tho' my attempt to Capture it was one of the camera failures as it was beginning to malfunction... so I hadda crib Cyndie's much better Image of it to properly Share.  Had Budget permit, this would have come Home with moi for Sure!  It is indeed Divine and whoever can buy it is one Lucky Gal!!!

Okay so what else did I have to leave behind that really chapped my hide and made me Wish I'd Won a Lottery Ticket recently?  *Winks*  Well... THIS Book Shelf with ornately carved Mahogany that my Friend Michelle had in one of her Vignettes!!!   I literally Believe I heard Angelic Hosts Singing when I laid Eyes upon it... OMG, Magnificence and in Dark Wood... I NEED this piece actually, been looking for a good Bookcase like this Vision Forever... and DARK!  Never can locate one when I have the funds Saved up dontcha know... well, I'm Sure you do, I'm certain I'm not the only one that happens to?  *Le Sigh*

I Love Darker Furniture, Ebony and Mahogany especially.  But you can rarely Find them since Dark isn't so Trendy and the Masses still pretty much like the Light Colorless Palette or Lighter Natural Woods so that's what is usually Sourced and made available.   And Ornate is also difficult to Find... Simple lines seem to be most Popular, not the over the top Detailing I Die for!  I've got all body parts crossed that nobody else wants to take this Home so that perhaps I have a fighting chance for it in another Show after Mad Savings goes on and I Sell Off a bunch of stuff?   Sorry Michelle... I put my Mojo all over this piece Darling... hadda!  *Winks*

But just in case... since sometimes The Mojo has been known to not be Strong enough... I Photographed the living Hell out of the piece from every perceivable angle... you know, just to Torment myself with later in case it's one that gets away!??!??!  *Le Sigh*   Yeah, I do that to myself too... because the Inspiration and Joy of Finding the Perfect piece, even if I cannot buy it, is just too much to not capture at least some Imagery of thru the Eye of my lens!!!  For Future Reference... like I'm ever gonna Find the Holy Grail again... Right?  *Winks*

So, Yes, I had my Forbidden Lust Affair with several pieces I didn't come Home with... in fact I didn't come Home with anything at all, which is nothing short of Miraculous and made entirely Possible by such 'Miracles' as being too broke.  *LOL*  Yeah, it happens... what can I say, I'm Sure many can relate to having that situation on occasion?  As it is, if I cannot Work a Miracle at the School Meeting in the Morning to switch his Class and get it approved, I've got to somehow pull the Funding for a Musical Instrument each Month out of my ass! For The Young Prince for this semester's mandatory Band switch from Color Guard to playing an Instrument again, lest he get an automatic Fail in the Class!  Big ass Flags and faux Rifles were loaned, Instruments are about twenty five bucks or much more a Month to Rent!  *Ouch!*  I should probably send him with one of the Antique Violins that doesn't work but I use as a Display piece, whaddya think?   *Ha ha ha*

But I'll worry about all of that Tomorrow if I Need to... for Tonight I'm just fixating upon left behind Fabulousness at the Show!  *LOL*   Darned Priorities having to be in Order and all... such as paying Bills, getting Grandkids Raised and paying off The Man's constant Medical Bills really cramps my Style sometimes!!!  *Ha ha ha*  I could be so extravagant otherwise... well, if I still had a Career that is... this forced Retirement fixed income crappola really is annoying too... I Feel I still have such Earning Potential, you know?  Being totally Wasted and frittered away doing unpaid things!  *Bwahahahaha!*

Because Really, I NEED and have been seeking one more small piece of Dark Ornate Furniture for the Informal Dining Room that could hold the other spinning Craft Organizer at proper height... and there it was... dammit!   Michelle had a wealth of Glorious Darkness... and I just Hope all of the Whiteness sitting around it Appealed more to the other Lightness Shoppers so some Darkness remains for moi another time perhaps?  *Winks*  Don't come over to the Dark Side folks 'til I buy up the pieces I Need, Okay?  *Smiles*

In fact when it comes to Ideal Darkness I can become quite Obsessed... since my Friend Kenny has Black Shiplap Old Boards up on one entire Display Background Wall and whenever he gets weary of it... I WANT and NEED it Kenny... gimme a Call, Okay?!!!!  *Bwahahahaha!*   Otherwise I'll have to buy a torch and find some Old Boards for my Project 'Shiplap Wall' and char the crap out of them and that will make The Man mighty Nervous... me with Fire, pyro that I am!  *Ha ha ha*

But it isn't and wasn't all Darkness I was Covering at the Event... even tho' I was Feeling mighty Dark and coming from a rather Dark Place in my Head.  So you Colorless Palette Friends will get some Eye Candy in another of the Post Series, I Promise... there was loads of yummy Lightness as well for you guys!  *Winks*   And I'll try not to delay Posts too long in my Funk... but in case you just cannot wait, the Event for 'Green Acres' Theme runs thru Sunday Afternoon so you've still got three more days to Experience it in the flesh and get yours while there's still some left my Friends!

And I'll end this Post with a Fabulous Creation from my Friend Anne of 'Dos Fannies', a Lovely layered Bohemian Bling Necklace... Divinity!  Yes, the Angelic Hosts are clearly Singing again... *Winks*   And much more to come... eventually... when I get around to it... whenever that is... ????????????


Blessings and Love from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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