"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

white tuesday

a while ago, i signed up to play "white wednesday" with Kathleen of "faded
charm" ... and i remembered one time to do a white post ... pathetic ... while i
was trying to snap pics of my tree last week, i also took a few pics of some of
my favorite white things so i could play this week ... tomorrow i will be busy
making cookies ... so i thought i would do my post early ... my first pic is an
old cheese box that i filled with some of my most dearly loved things: cabinet
cards, some millinery, old lace on clothespins, and my little miss sweetie:

next is my favorite lamp shade ... i covered it with a fabric remnant from my
mil ... tied it up with a length of wide lace ... and embellished with a millinery
flower and a piece of vintage jewelry that i mounted on a piece of crochet lace
sewed into a circle ... i absolutely love how this looks ...

old spools wrapped in lace ... secured with a simple safety pin ...

and a pretty hankie remnant glued onto a little burlap bag ...

thanks so much for stopping over ... i hope to get around to see the other white
posts while my cookies are in the oven tomorrow ...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

happy thanksgiving

i wanted to wish all of my american blogging friends a very happy and blessed
thanksgiving day ... i am so thankful this day for the friends i have made here,
and for the encouragement and inspiration you have given to me ...

i don't have any cute thanksgiving images to share ... so i thought i would show
you something i made the other day for my Christmas tree using a vintage baby
bootie that i had ... i made two of these ... one is for a friend ... hers is a little bit
different than mine ... and i will wait until she has it before i share it here ...

i hope you all have a beautiful day!

Monday, October 12, 2009

junkin' monday

so, i thought i would have to sit out for another junkin' monday ... this virus i have is just
kicking my rear end ... and i don't feel like doing anything ... but ... my peeps still have to
eat ... so when i went on my grocery store run thursday ... i thought since i was showered,
dressed and in the car, i would drive down the road to one of my favorite shops and see if
there was anything pretty there that caught my eye ... there was ... this oh~so~lovely
vintage glass hankie box all smothered in ribbons:

oh my! isn't it yummy?

the ribbons are deliciously faded and tattered ... just how i like them ...

that's it ... one little purchase ... but it is enough ... i love it so much ...

be sure to stop over to "nice and easy antiques" to see what everyone else
found for their "junkin monday" post!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

shop update mini

i had my felting supplies out today ... and made this:

if i can get my computer to cooperate, i will be listing it here ...

i keep losing my internet signal ... so aggravating ... this is the first time since this morning
i have been able to get on my blog ... it took five attempts to complete this post ... i will be
around to visit you when i can!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

white wednesday

happy wednesday to you! ... i thought i would play "white wednesday" with Kathleen of
"Faded Charm" today ... while i don't have a lot of white things ... i did find more than i
thought i would ... once i really started looking ... and i will share just a few with you today
... i have to spread them out, so i can play in the weeks to come ...

old clothespins wrapped in lace:

carved white ball:

and a peek of my favorite piece by artist and friend Cheryl Kuhn:

thanks for stopping by ... be sure to visit "Faded Charm" for a list of all the girls who are participating ... and have a wonderful white wednesday!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

something for a friend

so, one of my friends asked me to make a little felted something or other for one of their
new friends ... i said i would, my friend is very dear to me, and has helped me out in count~
less ways ... two days ago, i had an email asking the progress of the feltie ... oopsie! i guess
my friend didn't read the fine print in my procrastination policy ... i didn't dare say i had
not even started ...

i don't know if you visited me on my older blog, i had several posts when i waxed poetic
about my love for the nut~cup ... so when i dusted off my poor neglected felting needles
yesterday ... and dragged out my wool roving ... i combined my love of the nut~cup with
the feltie for my friend ... look at her:

i think she is so cute, that i may be inspired to whip up a whole line of little nut~cup
critters ... wouldn't that be sweet? ... i'll let you know if i do ...

Friday, July 24, 2009

french charming

I want to show you the pretty little doll i found on etsy

Oh, my! Isn't she lovely and charming?

I adore everything about her.

She is all that I was looking for.

Don't you love when that happens!

ps: my lovely doll was purchased here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

just a few

pretty little things i found today:

a beautiful hat in pink:

a postcard of a sweet girl looking very proud on her pony:

and a lovely set of peach garters:

i hope something good found you today too.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

road trip to leesburg

What an amazing road trip! We had such an wonderful group of girls, each and every one
of them is so sweet. I really had the best time ever. Let me introduce you:

Front row from left to right:
Hope from Paper Relics
Karla from Karla's Cottage
Beth from Gathering Dust
Stephenie from Just a Little Bit Pink
Robin from Thrifty Miss Priss

Back row from left to right:
Jessica from Such Pretty Things
Pamela from Pamela Janes Studio
Amy from Inspire Company
Heather from Pretty Petals
Andrea from Everyday Beauty

I was not carrying around my camera, so I have to thank Karla for the use of her group
photo and for blocking most of my face out of the pic. Thanks Karla! I owe you one. The
scenery pics were taken from the car. Yes, I am doing that again. Leesburg is the most
charming town, if you ever have the chance to go there you will just fall in love with it.

If you are ever find yourself in Leesburg, Lucketts Store is not to be missed. Now pay
attention, because this actually threw off my car mates and myself. I don't want the same
thing to happen to you. This is Lucketts:

This is not:

This is the side view of Lucketts, just so we are clear:

A little ways down the road is the charming little shop "On A Whim". You will know you
are there when you see the darling pink with polka~dots silo. The owner Donna Troxler is
just as nice as she can be. She is assisted in her shop by her adorable granddaughter, I am
so sorry I didn't get her name.

This shop is a pink lovers dream come true:

Did you ever see a more precious bicycle? I want one!

In a little shop behind On A Whim you will find Prom Dress Heaven. It is TDF, and I wish
I had better pics. Hopefully someone else does.

After shopping we went out for a delicious early supper and gifts were passed around.
From the left: a darling travel folder from Pamela, on top of my folder is the sweet little
bud vase from Robin, the beautiful bag was made by Heather and Stephenie, Karla made
a lovely tag book, and Beth made a crochet towel for everyone. Thanks girls, I love every~
thing so much!

I want to show you a close~up of the travel folder from Pamela. It is the perfect place for
all of us to store the momentos of our trip. Each one was personalized and there is a pocket
for everything. The gorgeous postcard was gifted to us by Hope. Mine will be framed.

About the shopping: It was incredible and I found the most wonderful goodies. I bought a
beauty plate at Lucketts, and it was so funny because Heather and Stephenie bought the
same one. Gloves I found at On A Whim, they are so pretty but they need a deep cleaning:

Paper goodies were found at various places:

I can't go anywhere without buying an old photo. I found a charming book too that
I purchased because I fell in love with the spine:

From On A Whim: a proper lady's hat and the most exquisite gloves:

The glove details are incredibly lovely:

On our drive back home Heather, Stephenie, and I made a few more stops along the way.
I'm pretty sure I found my next pretties in Maryland, but I have no idea of the name of
the antique mall we were visiting. Stephenie was the first to stumble on this booth where I
lost my mind a little bit. These were a bit of a splurge, but I couldn't resist. I bought two of
the sweetest doll hats I have ever seen while out shopping. I am smitten indeed:

The next one is so over~the~top gorgeous and I am really disappointed by my pic. I hope
you can tell how utterly lovely it is in person:

If you made it through the end of my longest post ever, thanks for sticking with me! I hope
you enjoyed my pictures and that I have inspired you to make your own little road trip to
Leesburg. I have to thank Heather for planning this little excursion and for inviting me to
go along. This trip was a dream come true and I enjoyed every minute!

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