You know your kids are almost grown when you don't have to participate in halloween. I spent so many years painting each kid as a cat (they loved cats)...and this year with Katy being a Jr. in high school and Kimber being in 8th grade, hubby and I took the night off and went to see The Departed. It was such an awesome movie. In my opinion, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon were ranked right up there with Jack Nicholson....almost. :) The acting in this movie was mind blowing.... you'll see...if you go see it. :)
Katy opted out of the "trick or treat" thing...Kimber on the other hand stuck with her traditional outing that she has taken with her dad since she was teensy. I was always the door person and kimber and her dad always went out in search for the BIG candy bars. :) The past several years she has taken Lily with them...one year Lily was dressed as Dracula....last year she wore her denim jacket and went as a sunflower...(silk flower pinned to her back)....(lily, of course...you think I'm talking about the human kid? :) This year was a little different, as Kimber's dad has is about to adopt a new dog...Lily was left home.....I don't mean that in a bad way...this year, Mozart, who is a sweetheart, got to go trick or treating with Kimber and her Dad this year....I'm not sure, but I think it's his first time ever. He's 18 months old and the size of a pony! It was funny having him over tonight...lily, who is usually very vocal with new dogs in the house was quiet as a mouse....sniffing away at this mountain of a dog. :)
I've been meaning to post for several days now about the gorgeous, victorian, bohemian garnet pieces I've had for over a year now...I discovered days ago what they were and was SHOCKED! I'd bought a sun tea jar filled with "costume jewelry" at a local thrift store 2 summers ago...sorted through them, pulled out what I liked and put everything else back in the jar (gave it to Tami to sift through)...I'd not even taken 1/4th out and still, I was able to get lots of sterling sliver things, a pair of gorgeous, victorian screw back pearl earrings (large pearl in the center surrounded by little pearls), a bangle bracelet with red stones and pieces of another matching piece...necklace with red stones. I had a hunch that these pieces were old and something special, but it took a year to find out what they were....wanna see?
The necklace was actually in several parts. I roughly attached it so I'd be able to keep all the pieces together. It was a fluke this weekend when I stumbled upon something almost identical on ebay. I learned that what I had were Victorian, Bohemian Garnets from the late 1800's. :) Now, keep in mind, I'd already found lots of sterling and beautiful pearl earrings in this $12.99 sun tea jar...these victorian pieces were icing. :) oxox