Friday, December 27, 2013

Full Hearts

Hi Sweet Friends!

Hope your hearts are full of the joy of Christmas, and that you are looking forward to 2014 with eyes of hope!  Our Christmas was
just delightful, and I am ready to have
a fabulous New Year!!

  {my centerpiece...had a table cloth and
other greenery around it, but the cats
liked it too much}

All but a few of my photos came our blurry...meh...
{must have messed up my settings when I was beginning to learn manual operation 
of my camera!} 

{didn't get my fresh greenery this
year...couldn't find any that looked good}

Went with white lights this year,
{finally got the ok from the all the girls! LOL!} and the rest is red, white, silver,
and burlap!

I even hung real candy we
did when I was a child.

Made this collage from Christmas day photos!

The grandies are just too much fun!
And both are almost 1 year old!!

Holiday blessings to you all!

Blissful Whites Wednesday will be up and
running the week after New Year's!!

Be Merry, and safe, ok??
Love and Hugs!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Joy!

Hello Friends,
Hope you are well, and are taking some time to savor this glorious holiday season with those
close to you!

I saw this on Facebook, and it moved me to tears.

I wish I had been there when it happened.

Enjoy, sweet friends, and have a wonderfully 

Love to you all!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Transformation~ Wood Holiday Cut Out

The lowly wood cut out is often passed up
by shoppers, but they quickly catch my eye!

I immediately begin to think...
how can I make this look wonderful??

I couldn't pass up these little snowmen.
$.50 each on sale.

I am using them to fill sweet little mini
stockings I made for a custom order.

First, I drill the hole with my dremel.
Ask for hubby's drill if you don't have a dremel.

Then I sand them to get rid 
of any rough edges.  I use
a worn out nail file to get in the hard

Paint with acrylic paint.
My paint color of choice
is usually white.

I applied Martha Stewart clear
fine glitter by covering the snowman
with a thin coat of Elmers glue,
and then sprinkled with glitter.

Then go wild!
Embellish with whatever
strikes your fancy!

And before you know it,

you'll have something that is just
so stinkin' cute that
you'll be grabbing them up by
the handfuls!!! 

Be Inspired Friday over at
Common Ground

Have a fabulous day,
a delightful weekend,
and splash some holiday
joy around your world!!!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

From My Studio

Found a little time to create late last night.
I sure have been having a tough time
getting new things into the shop!

Here are a couple more lovely little pillows
that feature the fabulous pen and ink
artwork of Michelle Palmer!!

Created with charming, oatmeal
colored, hand loomed linen!

Perfect size to tuck into any holiday vignette!!

AND they make charming and unique gifts
for those special ladies in your life!

These are the last two I will
have for sale this season!!

You can find the snowman here,
and the birdy here!

Have a joyful day,
and know that you're a 
blessing to me!!

Big Toasty Hugs From Florida!

Monday, December 9, 2013

It's Happening!

Oh yeah!  
The change is on!

I've told you I am an eclectic soul!
I love a little of almost all
decorating styles!!

Gone are the sparkly, blingy
Christmas decorations!

This year I'm going


and more rustic!
{at least for this year}
Wink, wink!

Here is what I have been playing with...

Very old, large aqua mason jars,full 
of air bubbles and character,
ironstone, shiny brites, candy canes...

so I ask...


ohhh, this is just the beginning!

Throw in a rustic, vintage grape crate,
some greenery, candlelight, touches of red 
and white sprinkled around, a tree in
an antique galvanized bucket and of course, twinkle lights!!

Hopefully, I'll have it done tomorrow,
and can share some more pics!!

Have a lovely week, my friends...
share your love and laughter with
your family, friends, and a few
strangers, ok??

Big Hugs!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Little Vintage Delights!

I absolutely adore vintage buttons...
especially the really unusual ones, or those
that tell you their age by their patina.

These are very vintage glass buttons that 
are just perfectly timewashed!!

They are backed with foil that has
tarnished a bit...LOVE that!!

I was going to use some in
Christmas designs, but couldn't
bring myself to think of parting
with them just yet!
{or maybe ever!}

In the background are a couple of lavender
sachets that are in a set for sale in the 
shop!  The vintage Euro linen has such a great of my very favorite things!!

It is sooo lovely and so versatile!!


Can't wait to get our tree tomorrow!!
Is yours up yet?  There has just been way
too much going on around here!

So looking forward to adding some holiday charm to our home, too!We'll be keeping things simple!

simple. is. good. 

Share some holiday lovin' with the
people you see when you're out and about!
So many are hurting this time of the year!

Love and Hugs,


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Rustic Natural Look

Hello Friends!

A very sweet and talented lady named Marlene, has featured one of my mini stockings on her blog!  How fun!
You can check it out HERE!!
Thanks so much, Marlene!

I love the rustic, earthy, natural look for holiday decor!

I just finished a custom stocking order, and changed up the embellishments for different family members.

This is the top of the stocking for her hubby.

 When you buy handmade, you often have the fun of having decor that no one else has.  This was a one of a kind set, and I hope she'll treasure them for years!

 This is the one for her daughter.
Love the chunky snowman!

I hope you'll each do your part to support
small, cottage businesses this holiday season!

There is so much talent to be found on Etsy!

Here are a few faves of mine!

Have a lovely rest of the week!!
I'll be busy with the shop!!


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