Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Carpe Diem Face

I found this old photo of me today! Wow!  What was I thinking about for this pose? Was I laughing at my matching bonnet/coat ensemble? Was I holding back a sneeze? I'd like to think that I was loving the moment and thinking about seizing the day! Yep, that must be it.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Little Blue Cat

This tiny blue cat planter is a Morton Pottery piece. Known as the "fraidy cat".  He is probably afraid of the cactus stuck in his backside! 

Sunday, January 15, 2012


I love my old dress form!  This latest attire might be a little "out there",  but she needed some "Bling".

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Old Doors

"When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us." Helen Keller

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Angels without wings

I found these little wood carved Cherubs at one of my favorite Antique haunts. However they had no wings. I glued real feathered wings made for dolls on their backs and love how they turned out!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Trial Run

I found this 1900's frame at a local auction and fell in love with its texture and style. I know it is from 1917 since packed inside the back was a yellowed newspaper  dated June 1, 1917. I  thought I would add my first attempt at stenciling on fabric to display it. I need to stretch it and place the back on it. I am keeping the old newspaper for future projects!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Winter Bulbs

I love the contrast of this Amaryllis against the snowy background. I planted it a few weeks ago in a vintage sap bucket and dressed the top with pine cones and cinnamon sticks. This will be the first year that I will try to "winterize" my Christmas bulbs to reuse for next Winter. Wish me luck!

Sunday, January 1, 2012