Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sending out some love...

...on this day. Here's my wish for you.

"Sometimes I wish
I were six and my
biggest problem was
what dress to wear."

Hope your day is an easy one.


Friday, June 24, 2011


"One cannot consent to
creep when one feels
the impulse to soar."
Helen Keller
Although creep would best describe
my latest creation,
I'm soaring now that she's completed.
I chose a black pillow for the base of this fabric collage of vintage doilies, vintage trim and this vintage print of a girl in a fabulously embellished butterfly dress. Also added were a few sequins and pink glass beads from the last generation of crafters in the family.

I think it would provide a nice pop of color for any shabby chic setting. Whether on a bed, sofa, or chair she would remind those passing by to release their gypsy soul to new possibilities.

She'll be waiting here...


Monday, June 20, 2011

One step closer...

...to my second trip to the Round Top Antique Show in Texas. My introduction to this huge extravaganza was last spring when I just went for the day. That's when I saw miles and miles and miles of tents and I knew I must come back for the fall show. So with two BFFs, we have booked this charming B&B. Knowing that places fill up fast, I was so delighted to stumble onto this little jewel just 15 miles down the road. Oma's Country Cottage had a few open days in between a California lady that comes every year and another group coming the last weekend of the show. And if you are still looking for a place, I do believe there might be a few days open in the middle of the week.

I thought this blue cottage was the
perfect post for
Blue Monday
at Smiling Sally's

Hope your week is off to a good start...


Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Food for Thought...

painting by Henrie Brown

If you've heard of Magnolia Pearl, you know what a precious lady she is. If you haven't heard of her or don't follow her blog, I would encourage you to stop by every now and then. I just did and her latest post played on the strings of my heart...who is writing on my slate?

Well now that's food for thought.
Another thought I had...
maybe someone else
needs to hear
these words.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Blogging Angels

Here at my place things change... move around... you know, kinda like life.

My outlook on life changes...
moves and morphs...

as my vintage soul explores.

My rose colored glasses from my youth
have changed into...
just plain reading glasses.

But do they have to be plain?

I don't think so!
Here's me looking at you
and wishing wonderful blessings
to my blogging angels
where ever you are.

This little cracked, chipped & faded angel
is joining
White Wednesday
over at
Faded Charm.

Pop your glasses on and
go check it out...


Friday, June 10, 2011


Life has been a bit crazy here,
I'm missing out on posting and visiting.

But I have been gathering
wedding ideas...
I love the romantic shades
in this bouquet.

And also collecting inspiration
to help me finish a pillow project.
I just stumbled onto Angela Lace
a blog
loaded with delicious pinks.

With daughters and grand daughters
she is no stranger to pink!
This cute little covered soap
lacy thingy caught my eye.
and I love the crocheted
pink flowers on
this pillow.

Hope you have time to visit Anglea
and also all the other
Pink Saturday gals.

Wishing a pink cotton-candy
weekend to you all...


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I need more time...

Really!!! My heart tugs every time I run past my crafting table. I have two projects developing and hopefully next week I can complete them. For now...it's off to Texas A&M for their New Student Conference. Our only son, our only child will be heading to college in the Fall (end of August). I told a friend the other day that I wondered if it was possible to jump up and down with joy and cry at the same time. Joy for getting him to this point and launching him out into the world and sadness for the end of childhood.

Samuel is an awesome young man and we are proud parents looking forward to this next chapter in his book of life.