Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
And time for a quick giveaway - a pink and green collection - a lovely ceramic bud vase, pack of pretty notecards, glass votive with handpainted roses, wide green grosgrain ribbon, and two wooden knobs with handpainted pink roses. Enter by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 12/10, and I will draw the winner and announce on Saturday. At that time, I'll post a second giveaway of pretties!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Blue Giveaway: Doni.
Pink Giveaway: Kim.
Congrats! and I will be shipping these right out to you. I do so love to host giveaways - but the only downside is I have to draw a name when I want to give a prize to all!!
I wanted to show you some recent tag sale finds- crewel and embroidery samplers. It amazes me that ladies took the time to actually sit down and do these. I have a difficult time finding a minute to sit down to sew on a button! But what a remedy for stress it must be, to sit quietly and stitch..... Enjoy, my friends.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
It has been much too long since I have had a blog giveaway. I like to keep it simple -just comment to enter! Tell me if you prefer the blue prize or pink prize.
The last pic is my recent upcycle project. I took an old silverplate tray and bonded it to an ANCIENT wooden lamp base that I picked up long ago at a junk sale, painted the entire thing with French Lilac paint. Doesn't it make a lovely birdbath or birdfeeder for the garden?
Comment by noon on Friday, Sept. 10th, and I will announce the 2 winners on Saturday. For now, I'm off to visit you and see what you are up to!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
I'll be listing some of my spools today or tomorrow. Stampington's GreenCraft August issue hits the shelves on 8/01. My spools are featured for sure, and I get a complimentary copy! Yay, can't wait. This little spool is painted black and has a vintage image of kids popping a little kiss. Text word "kiss" is cut from a vintage book. A large black faceted button adorns the top. This one was so fun to do.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
The inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person,
Having neither to weigh thoughts,
Nor measure words -- but pouring them
All right out -- just as they are --
Chaff and grain together --
Certain that a faithful hand will
Take and sift them --
Keep what is worth keeping --
and with the breath of kindness
Blow the rest away.
I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend, sharing it with family and friends!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Are you fond of the "farmstyle" or "farm chic" look? It's really catching on. When I saw this cute little chickenwire basket, I knew it would fit right in.
And I found these french candy or mint tins yesterday. They are newer, but the candies are imported from France. The village of Flavigny is a village in France is the sole producer of the anise based candies and were originally manufactured by monks. Flavigny is also the location of the filming of the movie Chocolat.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Let us cherish the good days while they are here, and be on our knees in thanks each and every day.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Here's my latest upcycle - You've seen the pedestal plates made by bonding a plate to a candleholder? Well, here are some unique pedestal jars I made by bonding a glass base (candleholder) to vintage jars.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
And next is a set of my "Beauties in Blue" tags. I'm listing them in my webstore. I have tons of buttons, vintage lace, and trinkets and baubles that I have been collecting for years, and I love to use them to create with. When I spy any of those at tag sales or flea markets, they're mine!!!