Friday, December 28, 2012

A very tiny bit of creating going on.....

Well hello friends! I don't know about you but I'm finding it hard to get back into the "swing" of things after a mostly relaxing Christmas!

I am, however, so smitten with this immaculate heart of Mary image that I have all sorts of ideas floating about in my head for it.....and since I'm being lazy around the house recovering from a cold I think I'll just go ahead and make those ideas happen.

I've listed this in my shop but will be making a few other items with this image since I only have one more of these large fluted tins.......
I do hope you all had a restful and fun Christmas! My dh surprised me with a new MacBook Pro computer that I can't wait to start using....he does spoil me so!
In the meantime I'm looking desperately for some new and beautiful decorating books to peruse but so far no luck...what's up with that? I didn't care for Sibella's latest (blasphemy, I know!) but it seemed to be all just photos and not enough content for me.
So I await the new Stampington magazines that are due in a couple of days with my fingers crossed.
In the meantime, if you know of any great new books that are out please let me know! I'm needing one desperately.....

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Our holiday home...........

our decorated tree....for now

love my glitter ornaments

the most special of all, our nativity

religious statues and books

the family room mantle is all about snowmen and women

over my kitchen window

over my stove

a comfy chair in our living room

foyer decor

family room mirror......

I know these photos aren't the's night and I had to use a flash.....even in the daytime it's hard to get a decent photo inside our home! We decorated our tree tonight and are so looking forward to a wonderful holiday.
I hope you all are doing well, take care and give hugs!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I bought this for myself......

I'm a big fan of this artist......have been since college (just the other day.....:)
I remember one year discovering a beautiful calendar by this had all these beautiful paper cuts as if you were looking through a window to a scene on the other side.
I haven't had one of his calendar's in years so I thought it was high time I did!
My dear departed Mom was a huge fan of his as well and when she passed a few years ago I got two books of his art that used to belong to Mom was 100% Swedish and proud of that!

I've been a bit under the weather lately so haven't accomplished a ton, just working on my shop and trying to take it easy.
Hope you're all well and taking some time for yourselves.

Til next time.....

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Fleas aren't always a bad thing..........

shiny brites anyone?

smaller shiny brites

stunning victorian framed print

victorian valentine

another victorian valentine

antique reward of merit card (why are these so very hard to pass up?)

trees I bleached last year, reindeer found today.
The great news is that the flea runs again tomorrow!
And this is but a portion of what I found today, many of these are listed in my Etsy today.....or soon will be.
Happy shopping!