Monday, November 30, 2009

Winter time, sachets, and apothecary jars

After a short trip to Alabama to my visit my sister and her family for Thanksgiving, I am back home feeling just a teeny bit guilty about all that I ate.....and I'm getting back into a creative mood. Here is a Christmasy bottle embellished with sheet music entitled "Winter Time", green moire ribbon, red beads, white millinery flower, red velvet ribbon and green mini rickrac around the neck of the bottle, a vintage snowflake brooch, with millinery berries and a sparkly white millinery leaf tucked inside.

I also wanted to show you some lovely sachets I got from Sandi's etsy shop. They are filled with lavender buds and they smell wonderful. Sandi is so talented!

While in Tuscaloosa, I visited the American Thrift Store - what fun! When I am "thrifting", I am always on the look for apothecary jars. I just love this one - it is etched with a star design.

I failed to mention the winner of my recent giveaway - June of Laughing with Angels was the winner. I also have a giveaway periodically (every couple of months or so) on my webstore - anyone who signs up for my newsletter is eligible. I will be sending out a newsletter soon - these have been on hold until my new website template was designed. The winner of my December giveaway is Holly of Girls at Heart. I have contacted her and will be posting a picture of her prize on my website tomorrow, Dec. 1st.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Giveaway Announcements

Well, it finally happened...I won my first giveaway and I am so excited! I won a beautiful rose pin from Sandi's giveaway at Wayside Treasures. The pin was made by Erica at Meadow Street - you must hurry on over and look at the gorgeous roses she makes from french ribbon!!

Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway mentioned in my previous post - I'll be choosing a winner tomorrow evening!

Here's another giveaway I just had to announce - Robin's Egg Blues - I love inspiration kits! Linda has 3 items to giveaway, and each is fabulous and includes an inspiration kit which she has assembled. So click on the pic - we only have until Friday 11/20 to enter. Drawing is on Saturday.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Life's little blessings....

Good morning all! Unexpected blessings are one of life's sweet joys. I ran into a friend in a thrift shop this week who had visited my website recently and knows what I love. She had a gift just outside in her car for whenever she saw me - these wonderful jars to embellish and some baubles and bits of jewelry, etc. Can't wait to do something wonderful with these.

Also, I am in the market for vintage "blossom" prints, like this old one I found recently. I saw a perfect one at The Pink Rose Cottage and should have snatched it up right then, but I waited too long as Holly said it sold quickly. If you see any, I'd appreciate a heads-up! I'm going to do a grouping of these in my bedroom.

Still making and listing some holiday items...can you believe Christmas is right upon us? Here's a set of hang tags I've listed. Have a blessed day friends!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A New Look - Template Redesign, and a Giveaway to Celebrate

Thanks to Catherine of Avalon Rose, I now have a new blog template and webstore design to match! I wanted to jazz things up a bit and start afresh. I'm having a giveaway to celebrate (see below). I'm now ready to get some new items listed in time for the holidays.

First I want to share with you a great thrift store find - these lovely creamy white lined drapes - 2 pair - 4 floor-length panels complete with tiebacks - brand new! These are perfect for my bedroom.

And now for the celebratory giveaway - a vintage crochet doily, sweet silver Christmas cardinal, Christmas hang tag, handmade by me, and a pewter snowman spreader for those holiday cheeseballs you'll be making! Just comment on this, or any post until one week from today, Wednesday, 11/18. At 6:00 p.m. on that date, a name will be randomly selected. I'll get these mailed out so that the winner will receive them by Thanksgiving.