Friday, November 27, 2009

Shopping in your Jammies this Weekend?

I am! I am not one to fight the crowds, wait in line, sit in traffic...
Too stressful for me. I will do some online shopping this weekend as well as some much needed organizing in the playroom...(that will take most of the weekend).

So, to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas Shop Hop going on at Make Mine Pink, starting today I have marked everything in my shop 10 - 50% OFF. Oh and all products in my Etsy shop have been marked 10% off too.

If you'd like to join in on some fun and prizes over at Make Mine Pink, just click on the graphic below.

I'm so excited, one of my floral garlands (pictured above) has been chosen as a prize this year!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to You!

I have so much to be thankful for - family, friends, health...(and the bittersweet vine I just discovered growing in my yard).

But this year's highlight is my mom's milestone...5 years breast cancer free!
For that I am most thankful.

Hope you all have a great one!

Oh and it's White Wednesday at Kathleen's Faded Charm. Hop on over for some white inspiration.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Trash to Treasure-End Table

It was a great weekend. The weather was good. Lots of leaves were bagged and I got one piece of furniture out of the garage. This cute little table was at the curb (of someone I know actually-Hi Rita!). I picked it up a couple of years ago and finally got it sanded, primed and painted.

Here it is in it's new home...the basement.

The best part about this project is I didn't buy a thing! The primer, we had. The red paint was left over from the boys furniture. The basket was in a closet full of things that found a new home. And the knob was a spare knob from our kitchen in our first home. Love that!

Here is a closeup of the finish. I basically stopped painting after one coat of paint. I just loved the look of the brushstrokes.

Even Bella enjoyed being outside and just laying in the pile of leaves.

There are so many GREAT blog link parties out there for projects like these. So I'm linking up to the following. Make sure you stop by for some more DIY inspiration!

The very talented Jen at Sanctuary Art is also having a before and after party.

It's also Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage.
And let's not forget the Frugalicious Friday projects at Finding Fabulous!

And Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special

You can also see more of my before and after projects HERE.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Have a Great Weekend!

This weekend my plans include to complete just one piece of furniture patiently waiting in my garage! I know my husband will appreciate it.

Monday, November 16, 2009

I'm Getting in the Mood...

Creating this festive piece has gotten me in the mood today. I'm not playing the music yet, but maybe I'll think about doing some shopping, decorating....
How about you? Are you in the Christmas mood yet?

I'm not one to do much before Thanksgiving because I like to enjoy that one too. We LOVE Thanksgiving food and this year we're thinking about going into the city (NYC that is) for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. We always watch it on TV but I would love to take the kids in to see it in person. I know it's going to be crazy, but that's ok. Have you been? I'd love to hear about it.

Click HERE for more info on creating your own Holiday cones like the ones shown in the pic above.
Click HERE to visit more Holiday Inspiration at Melissa's blog The Inspired Room.

It's a Tassel Party

It's So Very Cheri is hosting a tassel party today. Here are a sample of some of mine. I love making these little pieces of art!

This is my newest one...

Using silk blossoms, metal findings and crystals...
Decoupage and german glass glitter...
Hand painted, my favorite ones to work on...
More with rose blossoms and metal filagree...
Hand painted...
Hand painted and chandelier crystals...
Tassels make the best gifts especially for those who have "everything". Hope I've inspired you to create some of your own special tassels. I also sell my little creations on my website or etsy shop. I don't have many available right now as they sell pretty quickly but I'm working hard on making some more so check back if you "need" a tassel of your own!

Don't forget to stop by the Tassel Show and Tell party for more inspiration!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Favorite Tea!

Sweet Coconut Thai - Chai Tea... Love it! And when I went over to the Celestial site I found this one - Chocolate Caramel Enchantment Chai - I have never seen this one in my supermarket - the search begins!

So, I'm enjoying my Chai by the fire - that I'm actually supposed to be tending to. My honey started it for me before he went to do the nightly sports and dance driving because I don't start fires and I'm not to good at keeping them going either - mostly because I forget - I'm easily distracted.

Isn't this a pretty fireplace? It's not mine, I found it on the Country Living site. Mine isn't as pretty, it has one of those black stove inserts - but it sure keeps the house warm!

Anyway, speaking of the "Comforts of Home", it happens to be the theme for tomorrow's shopping event at Make Mine Pink. Maybe I'll even mark down some of my products for this so very fun weekly event. See my listings HERE on Friday! Or late tonight...but that's a secret...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Embossed Wallpaper

I love this stuff. I bought this huge roll years ago and I'm still not tired of creating with it! That's unusual for me.

It's such a pretty and simple background between glass for a sepia or black and white photo. I'd love to do a collection of these on a wall.

Here is the shape I use to make my holiday cones (to be added to my shop this week)...filled with creamy white glittered hydrangeas, and fastened with an old white button from grandma's collection (yes, I'm still creating with them- I still have cookie tins full!)

Don't forget to visit some more White Wednesday pics at Kathleen's Faded Charm Cottage.

This post is also participating in Kimba's DIY day - click on the graphic for more do-it-yourself ideas!
Also posting to Today's Creative Blog

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Let it be a Handmade Holiday

I love what the girls at Frenchie and Flea are doing.

They will be promoting a Handmade Holiday season by featuring Etsy artists and vintage sellers.

I also pledge to buy Handmade or Vintage this Holiday Season.

Don't you agree it makes the Holidays that much more special?

I also pledge to create new and exciting Holiday decor for sale in my Etsy shop and website - I've got lots of ideas in my sketchbook and in the works.

When at the gift show this year, I wasn't inspired to order any of the Holiday Decor the vendors were offering.

Hope I can keep up with production!

Click on the graphic below to meet some new sellers the girls will be introducing beginning Monday...

Oh yea, there are giveaways involved too!

I'm excited!