Sunday, April 27, 2014

Vacay! Fun News!!


I am heading over to west Orlando to spend a week bumming around with my sister whose hubby is here for a convention!!

How fun will that be???

 I have like uh...the best sister ever,
and we always have a blast when we're


We just got some big news from our
#3 daughter, Birdy!!

Little Miss E has a brother or sister on the way!!  YAYYYYYY!!! Another baby to love!

I just love seeing our daughters as Mommies!  It is one of the biggest blessings to me, and fills me with joy!!


There will be no  
Blissful Whites Wednesday  
this week!
I'll be back next week and we will party then!!

Hope your week is wonderful,
and that you make a point to seek the
joy that each new day holds!!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Blissful Whites Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday, Friends!!

Hope your Easter was wonderful!
Ours was fun and joy filled!

Do you have those whites ready??
It's that time!

Here are a few lovely features from 
last week's party!!

My sweet friend, Sandi, of Wayside Treasures,
shared her desire for Spring to come soon with her lovely whites!!

Such a pretty nest, and I love the gate back drop!  And the white brick!!

Sandi is so creative!  These mason jar lid nests are so sweet!

shared her lovely drop cloth curtains!!

Wow...aren't they gorgeous?
The perfect length and soo lovely yet cozy!

I absolutely love everything that can be
done with drop cloths!  I have them in my family room covering my sofa and love seat.  Such a great look!

shared some pretty home accessories!

I would love to be able to "shop" her house"
So much to love!!

And this chair...oh my...I need one like this!

Have a wonderful week, friends,
and share your own special love
and encouragement with someone in need, ok?

Let's see those pretty whites!!



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Best Day!

In the hurry, scurry, and blur of everyday,
do you sometimes feel that life is
a bit of a drudge?

I know, every once in awhile, I do.

BUT then,

I decide I need to refocus...
look around and be reminded of how incredibly BLESSED I am.


This very minute is truly all I know
that I really have.

I decide to be present in it; to
live it, enjoy it, love it, or 
just get through it.

And to CHERISH it as a precious
gift...full of promise, hope, and
all the fullness of life!

Then, even a minute, can be the start
of a BEST DAY!!

I hope this very minute is the start of
a BEST DAY for you!


Know how much joy you add to my minutes!

Have a lovely weekend, and a joy filled Easter!

Blessings and Hugs,

Friday, April 18, 2014

Oh Vintage Yummies!!

 I have been taking photos of some
wonderful vintage and hand made things
for the shop, and just fall more in love
{if that's possible ☺}
with all things vintage when I am working!

Just look at these little beauties!
I adore them...and want to keep
all that I can find!!

The shapes are just fabulous,
aren't they?

And this tag...too much fun to create!
It's sold quickly, but I wanted to share
the vintage laces and buttons

and the dreamy, sea glass, tattered
silk ribbon.

Well, back to work!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
and a joy filled Easter!

He is risen!!
The Light of the World!
The only hope for all of mankind!

Blessings and Hugs,

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Blissful Whites Wednesday!!

Hey Hey!
It's time for Blissful Whites Wednesday!!

We had a lovely party last week, with so
many fun, spring links!

Here are a couple to love!

Ana, at A Petite Cottage, shared her pretty Spring/Easter mantel with white decor
and an inspirational Easter banner!

Just love the white against the old brick
and the banner across the mirror!!

Such a cute wire cloche!!

Rhonda, at A Little Bit French, 
shared a collection of warm whites,
and some of her inspirational creations

She is one talented lady!  And so sweet, too!

Ok, now it's time to link up your
beautiful whites!

Hope you have a delightful rest of
the week, and a blessed Easter!

God's not dead, He is alive!!

No other "god" has ever risen from the dead.
Jesus rising from the dead is a historical fact, and is recorded in many other places...not only the Bible.

If you don't know Him yet, check it all
out for yourself!  You'll be glad you did!

Hugs and Joy to You!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Weekend Happenings!

Happy Sunday!

Did you have a good weekend?
I sure hope so!

Mine was filled with grand babies, some creating, and taking photos of vintage items for my shop!

A few items that will be listed soon...

A fabulous vintage ironstone gravy boat
that is full of crazing and character!

 The perfect way to display small favorite things!

 Lovely English ironstone cups!!

What is not to love about vintage ironstone??

Oh so shabby, and full of vintage goodness, gift tag/hanger!

Soft, and feminine...perfect for Spring or Mother's Day!

I'll be adding these and more to
the shop tonight and tomorrow!

If you see something you love,
let me know, and I'll reserve it
for you!

OH...and the grand babies.....

Love both of their expressions!

They are just too much!!!

Hope your week is full of joy!!!
Hugs and Love,

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Blissful Whites Wednesday!

Happy Blissful Whites Wednesday!

It's great to be able to access my 
blog this week!!

Here are some lovely features from the
last party!

fabulous makeover she did on a pair of
vintage chairs.

Great look!

 Love the distressing she did!

shared some of her lovely white decor
and charming bunny rabbits

 So soft and pretty!

Love those chenille vests!

Ok...let's see your lovely whites!!

Please remember the rules:

*Follow Timewashed
*Link back to the party in your post or sidebar
*Include only your personally owned whites!

Have a fabulous week, 
and remember find the joy in each day!!


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Doily Baskets!

I posted a tutorial HERE a few years ago on how to make delightful bowls, or candle holders out of vintage doilies.

Well, they also make charming little Easter baskets!  And they are sooo easy to make!

I threw this together today on a whim
to show you in case you haven't seen them used
like this.

I simply painted smaller paper mache eggs,
and the wood bird with acrylic paints.

 If you are painting paper mache, I strongly recommend NOT using the cheaper acrylics.  I painted the pink one with the store brand and it took way more coats, and much longer to dry.

 I cut some wings from vintage calico fabric, adhered them with Elmer's glue,
and printed out Easter Joy in the
Jane Austen font

 Add in some colorful straw grass, and
floral elements {found at JoAnn}
and they're just so cute, you'll want
to keep making them!!

They would be pretty place card holders,
plate ornaments, or lined up for a 
whimsical centerpiece.

Have a lovely Sunday,
and splash some of your JOY around!

From My Studio Saturday!

Happy Saturday!!

Hope you have some fun plans for your weekend!!

I have been in my studio and here are some 
of my latest shop additions!

Love this trophy style vintage sugar bowl!
Just filled it with some amazing
lavender!  It really is that color, too!

I absolutely LOVE repurposing
vintage silver plate!!
It just has so much character and charm!

Some great vintage French pages
from a 1st year French text book.

And hot off of my work bench...
a vintage inspired egg holder!

I simply cannot resist vintage
metal stemware!!

Full of vintage goodness

A sweet Spring/Easter inspiration!!

Have a fabulous Saturday, my friends,
and be thankful for this day!

Hugs and Joy to You!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Locked Out!!!

Hello My Friends!

What an off week it has been!
Until today, for some unknown reason,
I was locked out of my blog!!

Don't know how it happened, and don't know why I was able to get back's all just WEIRD!

{love this photo...want to see what's at the top, don't you?}

AND, I have this weird throat thing going on...fever, chills, feeling really cruddy, etc...but I am using some 
natural remedies, and it's almost gone.
Woohoo!  Thank You Lord!

So, I just wanted to let you know why
there was no Blissful Whites Wednesday,
and what happened!!

Things like this really make me consider moving to Wordpress!!

If you made the move from Blogger to Wordpress, can you share why you like Wordpress better?

I hope your week has been wonderful!!

Let me know what I have missed, ok?

Hugs and Joy to You!!

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