Monday, July 27, 2015

August's Swap Sign Up Is Here!

August's ATC Swap Theme is:
"Dress Up"

Friday, August 28, 2015
(I will not accept any ATCs mailed even one day late,
I am very sorry, 
but it is not fair to those who do mail on time.)
To join:
1. read the SWAP INFO page.
2. leave a comment on this post.
3. not necessary,
but it would be lovely if you grab the button above 
for your blog.

Upcoming swap themes 
are listed on this blog's right sidebar.

I hope you are enJOYing an amazing Summer! 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Playing With Halloween Bits And Pieces

There is something so fun and freeing
about creating Halloween pieces.

Is it the silly subject matter?

Or the hidden secrets?

Could it be the bizarre color combinations?

Maybe it's the gross with the lovely?

Whatever it may be,
yesterday afternoon in the studio was a fun time!

Wishing you a Boooo-tiful day!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Two Ways On Tuesday

I have been creating whatever my spirit  moves me to create.

For example,
this sweet Christmas Angel House.

But then,
my spirit moved me to make another.

By changing the image and embellishments,
a Christmas house is now
a Halloween house.

I am trying very hard to look at the potential in all things.
I have been rescuing, reworking, and reinventing
some old furnishings and home decor.
So I suppose,
that may be why the Christmas house
also works as a Halloween house,
at least to my eye.

Wishing that you see all the potential in this new day. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Gift From Faraway

As anyone who follows this blog knows,
I have not been a very consistent blogger this year.

So I apologize, to Dorthe especially,
for taking so long to post these pictured.

This beautiful gift arrive in early June.

I had admired and commented to Dorthe 
about the beautiful snippet rolls she was creating and sharing on her blog

This is the softly colored sweet confection
she gifted to me.

I have a growing collection of Dorthe's 
lovely creations,
each one is a treasure.

Thank you dear Dorthe,
dear friend.

I will be photographing other beautiful gifts 
from art friends.
I hope to have more to share tomorrow.

enJOY a lovely today!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Little Junkin'

These are the little treasures that came home with me 
after a Sunday morning trip to our favorite local flea.

I have been on the hunt for a tiny 
Blessed Mother for months.
The littlest one here
was the perfect fit for the shrine I featured in my last post.

This little lady is in rough shape,
after a good brushing most of the dirt came off,
and she is looking much better now.
She is a bit thread-bare and has a couple of holes
(I haven't quite decided what I should do about them)
but she most certainly is a charmer.

I have been finding these snowflake pins a lot lately,
they make a perfect addition 
to some Christmas pieces I have already started.

Happy treasure hunting!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Working Tiny

Mini Shrine To The
Blessed Mother


Angel In My Pocket

Small Curiosities Shadowbox

Ice Cream Parlor Chair Pincushion

Thought I would pop in and share my latest creations.

Wishing you a beautifully creative week! 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lazy Days Of Summer...Not Quite

I am at it again,
cleaning and purging,
sorting and purging,
purging and purging.

This time,
it is some of my vintage lovelies.

 These Hazel Atlas white crinoline dishes were just listed,

as was this vintage Ball jar filled with
scrumptious vintage silk thread,

 and this service for 6 
milk glass luncheon set.

My 4 sets of vintage
Hazel Atlas blue crinoline sold almost as quickly as I pushed the publish key.

I will probably regret selling these,
but they are in such beautiful condition,
that I hated using them.
Maybe their new owner will not be quite so ridiculous.

All of these items and others can be found at

I hope your Summer days are bright and beautiful.

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