Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday Ramblings

Josie had given us two words for this week: Faithful and Furniture at Two Shoes Tuesday.
I took a few minutes to look up the words on Google, and there are many antonyms and synonyms in regard to the word 'faithful'. One word of a synonym that sort of stimulated my early morning brain was the thought of being conscientious. There has been a lot of discussion of late of a certain news figure stretching the truth of his adventures in the world of journalism. But he definitely isn't alone in this accusation. One of the words as an antonym of 'faithful' is irresponsible. I'm just thinking that if our news media were dedicated to be conscientious and responsible in the reporting we hear, we would be a lot better off. It is hard for me to watch the news at six or at ten, as I'm suspicious of everything I see and hear. That's pretty sad.

Another synonym is, of course, being dedicated to something.

I'm pretty faithful to our Friday Night Art Walk here in Fredericksburg. We get to wander all over town to the art galleries (there are many), and enjoy a snack and a glass of wine at most of them.  Some are art and antique stores, and in one of these I found this lovely furniture at Larry Jackson's Art and Antiques.
Among the antiques I found these lovely dishes, which I'm sure some of you would love to have for your table. Don't you just love the blue?
Then there is the usual lovely artwork, so I'll share a couple of these from the Hannah Gallery:
One of my favorite shops is the more eclectic Artisans on Main, where one can find all sorts of unusual items:

I'll also link to Sally's Blue Monday with the blue dishes!  Thanks for hosting, ladies!

Linda Kay

38 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Neat treasures. I like the horses in the 4th photo and the last rocking horse.. Have a happy day!

strangelynaked.com said...

There's Friday Night Art Walk every week? That sounds great! Do they also let you take a glass of wine with you from place to place because that might be grounds for me to move to Fredericksburg. Love those antiquities (I don't get to use the word "antiquities" nearly enough in every day life).

Anvilcloud said...

Those Friday Night Walks look like fun, and congrats to your grandson from the post below.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'm off to Artisans.

John's Island said...

I do enjoy photos taken in shops and these are some neat ones. Thanks Linda Kay!

Janie Junebug said...

Yes, I love the blue dishes and the zebra and everything. A Friday night art walk at this time of the year is something WDW might actually do with me, especially with snacks and wine. Jacksonville has Saturday morning art walks during the summer. I never go. I can't bear the heat.

Love,
Janie

Janie Junebug said...

I forgot to say that I feel sorry for Brian Williams. Maybe my sympathy is misplaced, but I've never heard him accused of lying before. I think he let the story get away from him and misspoke or exaggerated a bit. His punishment seems rather severe. If I got in trouble for everything I invent, then I would probably be banned from the internet for life. Of course, I always admit that I lie, but I lie for a good cause: humor. We all need to laugh.

Love,
Janie

Mike said...

Art shows can be fun. Just don't take your wallet.

Gail said...

Lovely pieces and double lovely that you can visit these places often.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the blue dishes, too. It's fun to see so many treasures in one place! Hugs!

Terri B said...

This is something I never get to do, living out in the country. I think I would enjoy art shop hopping, and getting to see all the wonderful paintings. I probably would spend too much money, so probably better off just enjoying them through your photos!

Rebecca said...

Yes, I do love the blue!

TexWisGirl said...

neat artworks, but that chair is very cool!

Cherdo said...

If I lived in your town, Linda, I'd be all over the Friday Night Artwalk. That is a great idea and it looks like you have an abundance of creativity and talent in town.

I love the chicken picture! The zebra rocking horse would definitely find a home in my house.

DeniseinVA said...

That is a beautiful collection Linda Kay. I would love to browse around that shop.

Big Sky Heidi said...

I love to look at art glass and pottery!

Val said...

I brought my daughter to visit Mary Washington University during our college visit summer. Fredricksburg was a lovely town. You are lucky to live in a place rich with history and art. I feel such a connection to old dishes and furniture. I wonder about the people who used them previously and their origins.

biebkriebels said...

That sounds like a nice walk along all the galleries. I always like to brows around in such shops.

Gosia k said...

In my opinion your antigue stores are interesting..

Joyce said...

Pretty dishes are my love language : ) What a wonderful find! As far as the news goes, I guess we all need to be a little skeptical...news figures have embraced celebrity, instead of shying away from it, and it feels like so much of the news is about the people reporting it.

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful "Art" Walks... You pictured some gorgeous things. Love the blue dishes --but then again, I'm partial to BLUE.

I love your area of Texas. I have a granddaughter who is going to Texas State in San Marcos. We visited her last Sept. and I fell in love with the "Hill Country".

Hugs,
Betsy

Old Egg said...

The blue china is beautiful but don't tempt me I have enough 'stuff' now. The Art walks sound like a great idea and probably good for business too.

William Kendall said...

The horse sculptures are what really draw my eyes.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Waht a wonderful place to walk and browse. I love the blue dishes!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I love the chair, Linda!!

Rory Bore said...

That sounds like a very fun walk! Would love to do something like that. and I love little stores and art places like this - especially with local things.
those dishes!! and even the ones that have the purple. very nice.

Josie Two Shoes said...

I am right with you about trusting news reporting, especially at the national and international level. It also seems that so much bad gets reported and we hear so little of the many good things happening here and in the world. I have nearly stopped watching the nightly news on TV for this reason! I like the concept of being faithful to the truth.

Fredericksburg is a lovely little town in the Hill Country. We spent Christmas there once and it was magical. I love the shops too, and come home with fun little treasures and of course also some fudge from one of the candy stores! Antique furniture is wonderful, and was made with such care and an eye toward lasting, as opposed to what the factories crank out now. THank you for sharing your latest Art Walk stops with us. Now I want to come back that way soon!

knitbakecultivate said...

The friday art walk sounds great, what a wonderful idea for a social event. Makes it all the more sweeter with a glass of wine to go with it, sounds like my kind of night out ;)

whiteangel said...

The blue look ok, don't often see that colour blue.

Linda said...

Wonderful treasures and lovely artwork.

keiths ramblings said...

That's one walk I'd love to take!

Amy at love made my home said...

What a lovely way to spend an evening and how great that you can do this every week!! xx

Anita said...

Lovely pics. Richness is evident!
Antiques have their own charm, Linda!

George S Batty said...

You paint a preety good picture yourself. You ords draw toward that walk or is the wind and snacks

Karen S. said...

Oh my all lovely treasures, but your rocking Zebra that is just so very precious.

Janice C said...

The Art Walks sound amazing, I would love them.

Patricia said...

One of the surprise benefits of not having a TV is not watching the news. I don't miss it one bit.

The walks sound like fun. We have something similar about once a month. Always interesting to wander the shops and eateries.

Michelle F said...

Linda Kay,

What a lovely walk.
I especially love the chair and the artwork from the Hannah Gallery.
The horses look almost real.

Thank you for sharing your jaunt with us!

Have a good Tuesday! xoxo

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