Monday, June 28, 2010

sparkly french inspired tags...ooh-la-la

this is what I've been creating....

sparkly french inspired tags...

hand-stamped and embellished with glitter and rhinestones...


take a look here to see where I'm linking up to this week...

happy days,

stunning sunset

my gorgeous giveaway print arrived today, isn't it stunning

I love it!!

thanks so much to Nellie of McCarthy Designs

happy days,

Thursday, June 24, 2010

white ruffles for sale!

first of all, thank you for all the wonderful comments on my white ruffle table runner and tray transformation, you ladies are the best!

now for the good news...

for those of you in love with dreamy white ruffles but you can't/won't/don't have time to sew, this runner is now listed in my etsy store here (or see my side bar)

and i'm willing to make up custom sizings, just convo me on etsy and let me know:-)

yup, now I gotta make myself another one
more ruffles, yay!!

happy days,

Sunday, June 20, 2010

white ruffle love...

today i get to show you two of my favorite projects...

first up, i'd been searching for a sturdy wooden tray, i could picture exactly how it would look, but do you think I could find it!!

i wanted something simple * sturdy * shapely

well, I guess Janis got tired of hearing me go on about my elusive tray, she dug this out of her basement for me

gotta admit, it was pretty scary, but you could see it had good bones

i can't even show you the back, remember back when you would take a blob of paint and blow through a straw and it would streak all over...

well that's what the back looked like, in bright red paint

sanded it for-evah with my supa-dupa mouse sander
(this is after a ton of sanding) 

those tole painted flowers were super gloopy!

then primed and painted it with pure white gloss

now I'm not usually a gloss girl, but somehow my tray was always going to be white gloss

didn't it turn out great, I just love it

simple * sturdy * shapely

but after a couple days on my kitchen table something was missing, none of my runners seemed just right

I KNOW!!!!! Some ruffle love needed...

so i sewed up this cute white muslin table runner with two ruffles on either side

and i'm loving it even more now

here it is wafting in the breeze

not forgetting my two little birdies - seeing all those birdies in blogland i needed some of my own

this pair were a pretty ugly brown, but for 80c and a little white paint


so, before

 and after

check out the parties i'm linking up to - so many fab ideas out there!

happy days,

Friday, June 18, 2010

vintage picnic goodies

i promised I'd show you some of my other vintage treasures gathered over the last few weeks

so here is my little vintage picnic I put together

come take a look with me...

vintage metal picnic basket, all rusty on the top, such neat handles

with a buttercup yellow apron tucked inside...

and see my kodak brownie camera, passed one of these up a couple months ago and vowed not to pass up the next one up I came across!

vintage red checked thermos, in great condition

and what picnic would be complete without a bowl of fresh sweet strawberries

in one of my favorite vintage china bowls, I paid 25c for it because it has a chip, but I just love the color so much

all laid out on an old coffee sack, with a jar of friendly nasturtiums

click here to see which parties I'm linking up to!

happy picnic days,

Thursday, June 17, 2010

vintage treasures...

it's always a big thrill when I go thrifting/garage saleing and find vintage treasures...

like this framed photo of a cute little girl with her dolly

 these colorful vintage cotton spools

and these all-leather child's skates (for 50c!!), they're gonna look so cute hanging on my sleigh come winter...

I have more to show you, but I'm saving them for another "themed" post, just as soon as I have sunshine long enough to take a photo!!

what are your favorite vintage finds?

I'm linking up to Thrifty Thursday

happy days,

Sunday, June 13, 2010

sparkly gems

i picked up this huge glass hurricane for a steal a while back (at a thrift store of course!)

and decided to fill the base with decorative sand...

did I mention it is huge, I could barely see the first bag of sand I poured in there

time for another plan...

so I discovered these fake sparkly jewels at Michaels

used my coupons to buy two packs, just love them

nestled a big fat candle in the middle

and finished it off with a long strip of my stamped french fabric (still loooving those stamps!)

doesn't it look pretty!

Take a look here for the parties I'm linking up to!

happy days,

linky love

don't know about you gals, but I'm finding it tricky to get linked up to all those lovely linky parties each week, so to simplify my life I'm going to try and track them all here in one spot

if any of you have a better idea, I'd loooove to hear it...

(it's kinda still under construction, so be patient with me)
so here goes:



Keeping It Simple

Sumo Sweet Stuff

The Girl Creative


BWS tips button



All Thingz Related



BWS tips button

Tuesday Talent Show




Beyond The Picket Fence


Get your craft on Thurs.


Etsy Originals



The Girl Creative

Decor Mamma


New Friend Fridays

First Friday of the month


6 Inches of Ribbon

Join us Saturdays at for the weekend wrap up party!

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