Thursday, January 24, 2008


Aren't swaps fun? I was so blessed and spoiled to receive a treasure from my PRH sister swap partner Bertie from Aunt May's Cottage! I was so excited to open my package to find it had the most gorgeous fabric heart box inside. WOW~~ is it stunning. The fabric is gorgeous and the embellishments on it simply beautiful. She even added a Victorian picture to the center lace heart that can be removed if I wanted to add another photo sometime.

But wait, open the box, and what is inside, but about 2 dozen of the most gorgeous ribbon roses also handmade by my dear friend. Each one gathered to perfection in a range of colors from pinks, to blues to gold and dark pink. Oh they are yummy and I have spots around my home already in mind as I enjoy them coming out of the heart.

But now there is more. Inside the package was yards and yards of tulle netting from an antique wedding dress with the puffed edge sleeves from a dress too. Well, you can imagine I thought I truly hit the jackpot or Bertie sent me the wrong box. LOL!! Little did I know that she uses the tulle as her packing material. Well packing or not, I love it and will put it all to good use. She finished the entire presentation with a handmade valentine that I truly love and treasure. I should be so blessed!!
But you can be too, by viewing all of Bertie's pretties at her blog and her website. She has lots of gorgeous treasures just waiting to grace your cottage home. Take a moment and go to my favorite blogger list and click on Aunt May's Cottage. I promise it will be worth the time to visit.

Thank you my sweet Bertie!

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Yes, I know, it has been 3 weeks since I have been here to visit with you, but I have really been busy. Painting furniture in my home for a freshen up of our library/family room and Master Bedroom. I am very pleased at how the decor turned out and more about that later with pics, but for now, I have pictures to share of my new studio designs available in my shops. It is a long post, so I hope you can sit back, enjoy a cup of tea and visit for awhile.

I am starting the season off with a variety of treasures all in pink. The cold drab days of winter need something calm soft and bright, so what better then~~ more pink!

From tea pots to shelf's, trays to trinket boxes, valentines to old sewing machine drawers, everything is beginning to speak spring. Some of these treasures are items I have brought back from past days. Like the sweet bunny plaque hand painted from a design by a dear artist D.Marcum. Trinket boxes and hearts design originals that I featured for the company, Sweet Briar Patch and lastly Paris Chic designs from a study done with one of my favorite designers, Sandra Malone. Much more is on the way and I will share those soon. Off to paint. Have a blessed day!


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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Ms. Beazy and I wish you a Happy New Year!

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I am not sure where this winter scene is located, but it is a reminder that it is Winter and cold for most of the country. Now that the holidays are over, I am glad to be back in the studio to start painting and creating again. So many ideas are swirling in my head and while I was happy for the much needed break, it is time to get back to reality.
The studio is buzzing with my excitement and I am planning new and vintage treasures for the winter and spring holidays on the way. Shabby and so chic, with a twist of fresh ideas are on my agenda. Before long I will be sharing my new treasures here and offered in my eBay shop and etsy boutique. Thank you for stopping by and I wish for you the best year yet with good health, happiness and much love. Happy New Year and Blessings always!

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