Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday

 
 
I hope your Easter Sunday
is filled with glorious rejoicing

The tomb is still empty. HE is not here;
 HE has risen! He's risen, He's not here... Luke 24:6



Friday, April 18, 2014

Who Won French Friday Giveaway?

A once a month chance to win a little something
Each month you take a chance
It touches my heart that so many of you
leave a comment and a compliment!

CONGRATULATIONS TO
Jackie
of Pretty Ragged Threads blog

Jackie, please email me and we can get this sweet bottle in your hands!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Much Needed Garden Time

 With all our busy plans this week,
I will try to sneak some garden time in this weekend.
I can smell the orange blossoms and blooming jasmine in our yard.
 Taking photos outside is much better 
than in this studio
 Here's to sprucing up my patio
and
grabbing a few spring weather moments



Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Sunday Morning Sunrise

 This morning's sunrise slid right into my studio,
as it peeked through my drapes.
The rays of light bounced off my work table,
as I grabbed my camera to share with you.
***
There is nothing like true sunlight
that sparkles and glimmers in a magical way
A fresh day with so many projects to do
but taking time enjoy the peaceful moment that surrounds me.
 May your Sunday quiet your mind
 May your Sunday refresh your soul
 Taking this time to be thankful and grateful
Wishing all of you a blessed day.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Le Petit Grey Dey Thursdey

 Oh, I found the sweetest French online shop...
 I thought for Grey Dey Thursdey
I would alter my images in grey hues
and
share what I recently bought at Petite Details
You can visit this wonderful shop
at
 The shop owner is Shannon and her blog is Petite Details
She shares her vintage French finds with the world
 Keepin' it grey, vintage & French
Join Michelle and friends
at
to receive your grey fix!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Simple Collections of the Chipped & Worn

 
 Simple collections of 
the chipped and worn
 More are in the making...
 I found some time to create
after we returned home from a trip to Illinois
Long flights and tight schedules
were not on my stress free journey
but quality family time was!
This tiny silk portrait was all I brought back.
Just one quick trip to one antique store was all we needed.
It's never good when you walk in an antique store
and people walking out say "we bought all the good stuff"
***
We spent most the time keeping warm & cozy by the fire
(it's still so cold in the Midwest)
and indulging in many many card games.
Warm memories once again.
That's what is new with moi!
***
with
Becky and friends 

Friday, April 4, 2014

French Friday Giveaway

 
This French themed altered vintage bottle
 was created just for you!
She's petite - measuring a mere 4 inches tall
I've adorned her with vintage laces and
 a vintage child's bracelet with locket
Cree avec l'amour
Created with Love
Un peu Francais
A Little French
***
Simply leave a comment - that's it!
You must be a follower of my blog to win.
Winning name to be announced Friday, April 18th
****
Have a fantastic weekend!
A very special bonjour to all my new followers.

Friday, March 21, 2014

A Corner Collection & French Friday Giveaway Winner

A little corner of my worktable
that seems to collect the newly purchased, 
the recently painted and left over props
 World Market was my shopping choice
and
I grabbed a few new white dishes, napkins and a framed print
 Mixing whites and creams 
 Soon, I will put these pieces away but for now...
they gather the morning sunlight quite naturally
An ever changing worktable
that allows me to capture a simple moment
 Gathering happiness, however small it be
***
NOW...for that winning name

CONGRATULATIONS
TO
SUE CHESLEY

Your name was randomly chosen
by Random Number Generator.com
#25

Please email me your address and your
Journal de Paris inspiration kit
will be on it's way to you.
***
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Learning to Exhale

A few treasures on my worktable 
that help remind me to take some time to unwind
I promised myself that this would be the year
that I would manage my time more wisely
See the beauty of life in it's simplest form,
to enjoy what is in front of me
Stop this madness of constantly rushing around,
pushing to do more each day
I cannot tell you how many times last year
I lost something, forgot something
or
was simply so unorganized, it made me want to cry!
I realized it only meant that
with working full time and creating full time,
there had to be more down time.
You know it's true
but it's so hard to do
Don't they give crowns to those who "do it all"?
Nah, I don't think so.
 
Even though I might close my shops more often,
I will always share what I'm creating right here.
For right here is truly my passion
Rusty Metal Crowns from Rosemary of Villabarnes
Big sigh and I'm ready to conquer less stress!
It already feels so good.
I will see everyone on Friday for the giveaway announcement!