Monday, June 29, 2015

A Part of Me

I know that when I walk into my studio....
I will find a part of me
 My studio has evolved through the years
and what I love about it the most....
is the unexpected vignette,
that little space that always changes with my mood
Here is where I create
and
here is where I find peace after a hectic day
Wrapping orders or creating
-this is all a part of me-
Surrounded by vintage and antique pieces
that simply creates it's own beauty
It took me years to get here
and I'm good with that

Finding a little beauty in life
-that will always be a part of me-


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer Designs

Summer has arrived...
I gather my straw basket, cushions
and
pretty flowers for the table
 poolside
***
At our house
during summer months
we live at our pool
towels, flip flops, floating chairs...
scattered around
with wet bathing suits
  Bright and colorful Summer
you are here
 and
here is where you will find me
 As the sun moves around during the day
we get different areas of shade....blessed shade
****
Welcome Summer Designs
Life is a bit different
the days are longer
dinners lighter
floating in water calmer
****
I hope you are enjoying this special
Father's Day Sunday


Friday, June 12, 2015

French Friday Winner & Sneak Peek


Congratulations
to
Christine Kiehl
****
Please send me an email
(link on sidebar)
and your
French Friday Giveaway
will be on it's way to you!
****
Many heartfelt thanks 
for all of your lovely comments!
***
If you didn't win this month,
I do have some lovely sets
coming to my etsy shop today!



and a sneak peek
at a creation
I like to call
"A Jar of Heaven"
 A vintage jar full of religious treasures

Happy Friday Everyone!


Friday, June 5, 2015

French Friday Giveaway *A French Supply Kit*

 Welcome to French Friday Giveaway
 A chance to win
 a little bit of France
from my studio
 This month's giveaway is bound to please
 A collection of scraps, images, ephemera
 and bits of collected treasures
 Just wait until you open those envelopes
they are filled to the brim
Giveaway is for my blog followers
Winner to be announced on June 12th
 Simply leave a comment
 that you are interested in this giveaway
 A French Supply Kit
for your next project
 Best of Luck to everyone
and
thank you 
for stopping by
 and 
for all of your sweet comments!!


Friday, May 29, 2015

The Joy of Collecting

 Often my dresser top has collected all different pieces
and 
for that moment, I get to enjoy them
(grab my camera)

Not in a drawer

Not put away


 Don't hide your timeless pieces
Leave a few out and enjoy them

Not only will you have a feast your eyes
you will tickle your senses



Saturday, May 23, 2015

In the Blink of an Eye

In the blink of an eye....
these cool days and soft rains
will all be gone
Keeping our windows open for the breezes,
will soon be a faded memory
I'm truly not an outdoor type of gal....
I don't go camping
and
I don't hang around outside very much, I never did.
I'm a true city gal, a walk in the park is fine by me.
But who can resist these fabulous days of cool mornings
and 
not spend time in the yard?
I've created a shabby garden area just for me
and
I'm hoping the spiders and bugs hate the smell of lavender.
Because I'm that gal who bees and mosquitoes just love.
Sending me back indoors.
In a blink of an eye summer will be here
and 
hopefully that creative muse will return.
For right now, it's flowers, cook outs and wine on the deck!


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day Mom
I just love this picture of my Mother.
Her sweet smile and her sweet face
melt my heart.
We live about 5 states away from each other
but it feels like further than that.
I will be seeing you in July, Mom!! 
***
I hope all of you are enjoying your special day
and
are surrounded by those you love.
****
A peek at some new treasures...



In my Etsy shop
I will be listing more treasures through the week.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Vintage French Themed Treasures

Coming to the shop next month 
 Delicious creamy white vintage creations & supplies

 Hopefully, you will find something that you cannot live without

 Everyone has that soft spot, that weakness
 If this velvet bird doesn't just quite do it.....
 
perhaps these petite bundles do
 My Etsy shop re-opens May 7th
as I am busy re-stocking new items
 Stop by and grab a treasure or two