Sunday, May 25, 2014

In Full Swing!

I've had some studio time...woohoo!!

I am in full summer time mode!
Guess I should be with 95 degree temps, huh?

I have been making some lavender sachets...
just love them!!

Is there a more delightful aroma?
I don't think so!!

This one is summer cottage style,
and is made with fabulously soft and
nubby vintage linen from France!!

Fresh.  Clean.  Love!!

The little button is sewn onto
a piece that was a hole...don't
want to waste a bit of this delicious

Then I created some with a coastal,
beachy vibe!

Fun, right?

And a trio using the French linen, natural
linen and Waverly ticking

Just adore these fabrics together

A lovely, nautilus inspired, purchased tag,
with a rhinestone dangle...
true, classic, beach cottage style!

All of these are currently available in 

If any have sold out before you get
to purchase yours, just ask! 
I can make more!!

Have a lovely evening and Memorial Day!
Be sure to give thanks for those who gave all 
for our freedom!!

Sharing with Alice at Sundays At Home!!

Hugs and Joy!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Summer Pretties

It already feels like summer here in central Florida, and I am 100% fine with that.  I adore my home state and it's amazing year round sunshine!!  This morning's walk was just divine...glistening and all!  
{I don't sweat, I glisten! LOL}

I am really feeling summery and beachy, so
I am sharing a few summer pretties from 
different Etsy shops!  Click the links
below the photos for more info!


Love the simple beauty of this wreath from Beach Grass Cottage!
It's been featured in a couple of different popular magazines!

These barefoot sandals from Elvish Things 
are so pretty!

 Monograms are back, and I love
this beach getaway tote from

I haven't ever seen beach towels
like cute!
Found at Rouge and Co.

And we can't forget to think
about those grandies!

How precious is this little beach dress?

Great look for a family beach pic!!
Found at Sew Christi! 

Have a lovely day, my friends!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Birthday Design

Happy Saturday, friends!

Yesterday was my birthday, and at the end of
a lovely day, I slipped quietly into my studio, and made a hanging heart sachet from that wonderful shabby fabric!  

I just love the softness
of the quilted fabric, and how
pale the floral design is.

And the organic lavender I filled them with is just dreamy!
I will be listing these in the shop today!
A limited edition of {3} will be available!

Hope your Saturday is full of joy and laughter!  

Our number 3 daughter is 
treating me to some girl time over lunch
and shopping!  How wonderful is that??


Friday, May 16, 2014

Change & Blissful Whites Wednesday Announcement

Hi sweet friends!

Hope you are having a lovely week!
It is so beautiful here in sunny central Florida!  Life is good, isn't it??

{Love these happy little blossoms on our
lorapedelum shrubs}

And life is full of changes, isn't it?

Well, we have a good bit of change taking place now that is affecting quite a few different areas of our lives.

I will spare you all the boring details, and just let you know that I will no longer be able to host Blissful Whites Wednesday.

Lots of time constraints, and some new direction...but I will still be blogging
as I'm able and tending my shop.

It has been so much fun to see everyone's
beautiful whites!  

If you are interested
in hosting a white party, feel free to do that.  Just please do it using a different 
name than Blissful Whites Wednesday, or the original White Wednesday from Faded Charm.

  And please let me know so I can join in from time to time! 

Have a delightful weekend,
and know that you brighten my world!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What To Make?

I rescued some gorgeous, pale, shabby, quilted, pillow shams from a local thrift shop, and took a few minutes this morning to disassemble one.  

I have to tell you that I absolutely adore this fabric!

The label is from the Simply Shabby line that
Target carries...these beauties originally
sold for $20 each!  Cha ching!!  
Beaucoup savings there!!

Petite flowers on a creamy white
background in such lovely muted shades...

Oh and my gorgeous hydrangeas one of 
our daughters bought me for Mother's Day...
another sigh!

They just make me so happy, and are
definitely my favorite flower with peonies
running a close second!! what to make with this 
fabulous fabric that is so soft and yummy??

Maybe some lovely lavender sachets?
Oh, oh...heart shaped sachets!!!  They would
be sooo pretty!

And maybe some small pillow covers with inserts and ties on the outside!

Ok...I'm getting excited!

And don't you love this awesome vintage inspired basket?

I took Maddy to TJ Maxx, and found this little
darling for only $5.99!!  They have larger sizes, too, for just a few dollars more!

I couldn't resist!!

I hope you have an amazing week, my friends!

If you get a chance to pop over to Creative Home Expressions, my shop is featured this week on Kathy's, "The Artist Behind The Etsy"

Hugs and Joy to You!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Sea Escape

There are so many sayings about
the beach...and they are all true!

My absolute favorite was spoken by
the incredible...Jacques Cousteau

I love this photo I took because if you look
at the waves and the aqua water behind them,
you can almost sense the roll of the sea,
and the magic of it all!  It is truly

Here are a few photos from Tuesday 
at the beach in Daytona!

People were surf fishing, riding bikes, driving along the shore, jogging, walking, and swimming, while people like me were
just taking it all in.

We were going to go swimming, but the life guard stood up and whistled at some swimmers because there was a very large, dark, shadow in the water close to them.  We think it was a manatee, but since no one was sure...we stayed
 right where we were!

Such a gorgeous day!

If you would like to escape for a few
more minutes, I have a DREAMY "By The Sea"
pinterest board that is full of
lovely beach and sea photos!

Hope your weekend is fantastic!!

Happy Mother's Day to all you fabulous Moms out there!!


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Blissful Whites Wednesday!!

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

I am rested and relaxed after my fun
time with my sis
a trip to the beach yesterday!!
Talk about the absolute perfect beach day!!
What a joy! I may share a couple pics in a few days!

But, we're here for the PARTAY, right??

Some lovely links from last week!

Alice, of Thoughts From Alice shared the vintage inspired remodel of her daughter's nursery!

So much to love in there!!

Just sooo lovely!!

shared some of the beautiful whites
that adorn her cozy home!!


Love both the chair and chandy!

Ok...let's see your pretty whites!!
Have a fabulous rest of the week,
and remember to CHOOSE JOY!!


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