Monday, October 31, 2011

Little Beauties!

Happy Monday!!

Just had to share this photo with
you today!

These are our two grandies in their
costumes for the Fall Festival!

Little Hannah is five months old now! 
WOW!!  How time has flown by!

She is a little rosebush!
Sam made her outfit and I love it!

Emily is 6 now and wanted to be a little
lady bug! 

She is also a proud bug sis!!
Oh how these little beauties fill their
Nana's heart with JOY and delight!!

And to see our Samantha blossom into motherhood,
and do such a wonderful job with these two...
truly one of my greatest joys!


You know, dear friends,
we have to be so careful how we
spend our days. 

God is still teaching me about how very important
my role as wife, mother and Nana is.

We only have so much time here, and He wants 
each of us to carefully weigh other pursuits and where 
they fit into our lives against these most important privileges
He has blessed us with.

I am 53 years old and still learning every day!
 I have never been
more thankful for the joys of family life, and the time
He has given me with my wonderful husband, daughters, 
son-in-love, and grandies!  

My goal and heart's desire is
 to leave behind me a legacy of love for God,
family, and have the knowledge, when I breathe my last breath,
that I did the best I could possibly do with the opportunities
granted by God to impact the lives of our family's future
generations, so they can touch the lives of others with 
His love.

Have a fabulous week!
I will announce my giveaway by Friday!!

Hugs and love to all of you!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Simple Rustic Elegance

Happy Saturday!

Whatcha up to?

I am working with pumpkins again!!

I had a store in California contact me
desiring to carry some of my pumpkins!
That's just so cool.  Now they will be in 
three retail shops~the other two in Texas.

I finished making the pumpkins only to realize
that I had made them in white velvet instead of ivory!

My customer needed the ivory, so I will be
making them today.  

I decided to embellish a few of the white and 
add them to the shop.  Here is one of them...

They are simple, but elegant, with a little rustic
in the mix~a look I just love!

They're a nice size too...perfect for
most any vignette!

Hope your weekend is fabulous!

Because of my mistake, my
weekend will be mostly a working one!!

That's ok, though!!
God is good all the time!

Hugs and joy to you!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Creative Bliss

In the past few days I have been getting a wee bit

My creative mojo kind of just left the building!

Nothing was turning out the way I saw it in my 
head, and just when I was about to throw in the
towel, I hit gold!

Or should I say silver mercury glass??!!

I adore vintage mercury glass, and bottle brush
Christmas trees...

so I married them along with some other
sweet elements, and this is what
I ended up with...

{Is that angels I hear singing?}

Some of you out there know just what I'm talking
about, don't you?  I was thinking that I might never be
able to make something I like again!!

Sooo glad I was wrong!
Thank You, Lord!!!

It looks just like what I had envisioned!

And I LOVE it!

I will have a full line of these in my Christmas Collection
in several different sizes and styles!

How fun will a whole bunch of them look together?

Christmas will hit Junk to Joy Shop
next week!!!

Wishing you success in all of your creative and not so
creative endeavors!!

If any of you have something you have done that
helps you get your mojo back, I would love to hear about it!!

I'm linking to White Wednesday with Kathleen
over at Faded Charm!  Join the party!!

Have a fabulous week!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Stealin' Away

What a wonderful Friday!

I am definitely getting my fall on!!

And today it started with, of all things,


 I have barely gotten to the beach since spring, 
and for this beach bum, that is just WRONG, I tell ya!!
So... since I could go beach it for awhile,
hit Hob Lob on the way back...I DID just that!!

As you can see, there isn't a soul in the water.
And the life guard is wearing a hoodie!

That is because it was in the upper 60's
{yes we Floridians are thin blooded!}
and the water was about 74 degrees. you can also see...
it was an absolutely GORGEOUS day at South Daytona Beach!

I looovvee the color of the water!!

And of course, the adorable shore birds!!  

 I do not know this family, but simply couldn't
resist snapping this charming pic of them walking 
to the water!!

Doesn't it just thrill you to think that when God
made the world...
He made it for us to enjoy!!!???

He was thinking of you and me all the while,
and I am always refreshed and filled
with awe and wonder when I am surrounded 
with His incredible creation!!!

The sand was so glitter had been sprinkled all over!!

Have a fabulous weekend, and splash some joy around!


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Shabby Fun!

Well, my pumpkin making has slowed down a
bit, which is giving me an opportunity to do some
of my other favorite things, like making
gift tags!

I have been playing with some
coffee and tea staining on tags
and embellishments.

Here is the first tag I've finished!

It has a little winter/holiday feel to it, but can 
be used for any occasion!

The button is handmade clay, and was
created by a delightful young Christian girl, who has
her own Etsy shop.  Isn't it charming??

Her shop is Dolly Madison and can be 
found here

I also embellished a lighter kraft
gift bag, and hand stamped 
the tissue paper so it coordinates with
the doily on the bag.

What do you think?
I am considering adding a line of
embellished bags and tags to my
shop.  They would sell for $10-$12 a set,
complete with coordinating tissue, and
in different styles.

Let me ask you...

Would you purchase a set like
this for a special gift??

Please do tell!!
Feedback is always a good thing!

I am joining in on
White Wednesday over
at Faded Charm!!

Have a lovely day!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

White Fall~~White Wednesday

Hi Everyone!

Happy White Wednesday!!

I am sharing a little fall vignette I put together.

A sweet white fall tray~~that I love!

There are a few favorite things, like the ironstone 
dish, the sweet Automne pumpkin I added to my collection 
this year from Cloth and Patina, some lovely
sea pottery, mercury glass beads, and vintage buttons!!

I also love the vintage marmalade crock,
but it was purchased for the shop, and will
be listed soon!

I have the beginnings of a vintage carded button 
collection that I add to when I can!  Just adore them,
and love that they are being preserved in their original

Sea pottery is another favorite thing...pottery shards
that have been tossed and softened by the salt water
and sand...

Just delightful!

Another blossoming collection!

And these lovely escutcheons will soon be 
transformed into Christmas decor!!  I'll show you
when I'm finished with them! 

 Just LOVE old door hardware and keys!!  JOY!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you'll go check out all the other loveliness

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Full Heart

This simple thought expresses
the fullness of my heart today.

Thank you, Lord, for the breath
of life and this new day!

Help this child of Yours please you in
all she thinks, says and does.
In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fall~~Beach Cottage Style

Happy Monday!!
Hope all is well with you and yours!!

A touch of fall has hit central  Florida with
lows in the 50's!!

To celebrate fall in my state,
which has so much coastal area to
enjoy, I just had to create a
sea inspired pumpkin!

It is a lovely sea mist green/gray velvet, and is
embellished with sparkly, stringy fibers,
and a real drift wood stem!
A charming vintage rhinestone button finishes it off
with a touch of elegance!
A sweet compliment to any beach cottage decor, or beachy vignette!!
Now available in the shop!!

Have a fantastic week,
and be watching for more pumpkins
and fresh picked
vintage arriving in the shop,
for the announcement
of Junk to Joy Shop's 1 year anniversary
"French Farmhouse Giveaway"!


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