Serendipity (ser'en-dip'-e-ti) :Is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Friday, January 28, 2011

.69 cents and a little inspiration

I found a little bag of these today.

 vintagey and well used clothespins.

And what else did I find?

This cute red and white twine, perfect for Valentines day.  Found it at the dollar store.

Red and white twine and vintage clothespins, perfect to display these fabric flower corsages I created. 

I have a corsage for one of you too!

If you are a follower of mine then all you have to do is leave a comment.
If you want two chances then post this giveaway on your sidebar and let me know in a separate comment that you did.

This little drawing will take place Wednesday Feb. 2.  The winner should receive her corsage well in time for V-day.  Good luck!

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Family Journal

I was so excited to win one of
birthday giveaways.  I received these items in the mail recently and I just have to share.

An altered keepsake journal (which I adore),  antique sheet music,  and an altered art book plus some paper and handmade little nest tag.  I think handmade gifts are some of the best kind of gifts, don't you?

I can't wait to make some
of these altered book projects.

Thank you so much Connie!

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Window Shopping

Lately I have been wishing for a new modern skinny flatscreen TV.  I am probably one of the last ones out there to get on the bus and throw out that old big fat outdated television.   And while I'm dreaming about my new TV,
I'll need to look at
I had no idea that there were vintage inspired, cottagey and cute furniture quality pieces out there.

Which one is your favorite?

You can find these and more (here).

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Studio part 3

The tour continues . . . . .

I found this filing drawers piece at an estate sale for very little money.  It originally came from a local Sam Hill hardware store.

It needs a lot of work love but I will fix it up eventually.

Every drawer is lined with these wonderful dated records.

This picture is special to me.
 The little girl is my grandmother.
 Also pictured is my great grandma and great-great grandma.

I love chandeliers and try to put one where ever I can.

I just wanted to say how much I appreciate each and every one of you, my followers friends.  I have gotten to know some of you and really do love you.  Thank you friends and thank you to all my newest friends.  I appreciate you too.  You all ROCK!  This whole blogging thing has been so much fun for me.  There are other like minded people out there that just get me and just get the whole thrifting/junking/crafting/etc.etc.
Do you know what I mean?

Hope you enjoyed the tour.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Studio part 2

More from my studio.
Please come in and stay awhile.
Click twice on pictures to enlarge.

A bunch of junk, huh?  But I love some good junk.  I know lots of you do too so I am not alone in this loving the junk thing. 

I am a saver.
I am a recycler.
I am sentimental.
I am not a hoarder.
I am not a hoarder.
I am not a hoarder.
Do you believe me yet?

I've got a few more pictures to share with you so please come back.


Aren't You Adorable?

Can you see
what's hiding in this picture?

Here's a closer look

Know what these little beasts are?

They run in family packs.
Their favorite treat is tulip bulbs (and I sadly have no more tulips in the front yard).
They can be destructive and agressive.

They are called Javelinas
pronounced (have-a-leena)
a type of wild boar.

Only a face a mother could love?

I still think they are cute.

Friday, January 21, 2011

My Studio

So many of you suggested I call my creative zone my "studio"
so I think I will.
 Welcome to my studio.

One of my favorite things in my studio is this funky shadow box table that I created out of an antique five panel door.

I used to have this door as my headboard.  The wheels are always turning in my head.  I imagined it as a table.  I cut out the three middle panels of the door and my husband built a drawer for the shadowbox effect.  I found the curvy metal legs at Ikea and had a piece of glass cut for the top.

What I ended up with is a
one-of-a-kind table that I can change out the inside treasures on a whim.

Stay tuned for the rest of the studio tour.

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Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

White Inspiration

I thought I would show you a few things around my craft room, or should I say "studio"?  What would you call "the room where you spend hours and make stuff" room?  Somehow studio sounds so much more sophisticated.  Anyway, here is some stuff from the room in which I create in.

Having these things out were I can see them inspires me to create.

I have many "instant relatives"
that I've acquired.

Bits and bobs and things that
make me smile.

Thank you for stopping by.

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