The Barnes and Noble in Lake Grove, Long Island has it! I've checked the magazine aisle of every store I've been to since the magazine was released. Even my kids were helping me look and seemed just as excited to find it yesterday. Wish I had a quiet couple of hours to myself to read it. But that's not going to happen so I will just take it in a little at a time. Just flipping through I can see tons of great ideas and inspiration. Congrats and thanks to all of the writers and contributors for creating such a great new publication!
I wished for it and we got it! A snow day. I just love telling the kids "school's closed!"
I thought the pretty white stuff made a great post for today's White Wednesday over at
Kathleen's Faded Charm Cottage.
The large pic on the left is the view out of my studio where I stay nice and warm! The pic on the top right is my dogwood in the backyard looking pretty. The middle pic on the right is where I have my coffee in the morning next to the fire and the last pic on the bottom is an arrangement of greens in a basket on my front porch.
I'm staying in today and working on more painted eggs.
My first batch went quickly - I thank you for that!
One thing I wish we had more of in my area are Farmers' Markets. I love to buy from local vendors and would definitely love to shop at one every Saturday if I could. Just found this website - www.foodzie.com featured in the March issue of Country Living. Check it out! It features close to 300 independent food growers and makers from around the country. The article describes them as an Etsy site for food. How exciting! Let me know if you've tried anything from them before and I'll share my experiences too.
Join us Friday February 5th for Make Mine Pink Friday
One of a kind treasures give you an opportunity to celebrate your own unique style pretty easily. Whether you prefer fun and whimsical designs, or if you go for nostalgic pieces that add a cozy touch, these exclusive finds delight us like nothing else can because nothing else is exactly like them.
Unexpected treasures like unique antiques rescued from dusty corners, made to look like new and restored to their rightful place of honor with a fun and maybe unique color of paint, always excite me. I can see the potential in just about any old piece I come across. There's something about the thrill of time-worn pieces resurrected with love and care, a little bit of paint and becoming a one of a kind treasures you can't wait to show off. We treasure these pieces of the past, so beautifully preserved and restored, even if they're not a part of our own past.
If you have a more eclectic or whimsical side, the online boutiques on Make Mine Pink have become well known as a place to find wonderful handcrafted designs. You might find one of a kind hand-crafted mermaid earrings, or hand stitched quilts to place on a guest bed, in patterns that could not be replicated even if you tried. Perhaps a needlepoint pillow with an imagined history so rich that Marie Antoinette herself may have perched her feet upon the intricate design of the once foot stool, now pillow. Anything that makes you smile with nostalgia for the past or delight for the fun side of you, must be a treasure. Fairy houses to welcome sweet dreams and special friends, unique accessories made of clay, ribbons, glitter and beads, altered art like Cinderella slippers dressed in handmade roses and trimmed with the prettiest lace are just a few of the things that you'll find at Make Mine Pink.
I find that when we decorate our homes and sprinkle our days with one of a kind treasures like some of the things mentioned, we discover our own distinctive sense of style. We are creating a space that reflects our unique personalities and make room for us to explore new ideas and try new things. Our one of a kind treasures remind us that each one of us is truly one of a kind.