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

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Doily Lampshade

How are you doing today?  It's another hot sunny day here.  A great day to hide in my studio and create something.  A basket full of doilies and an old lampshade (with the silk barely hanging on by a thread) becomes a project.  I just ripped out the silk and dug through my collection of doilies.

I had no real plan, just layer on the pretty.

I found these lovelies out junking.  Just look at this sweet picture of a bride (I'm guessing circa 1920's).

A sweet piece of floral barkcloth nabbed for $2.50 and a set of rusty and crusty doorknobs with key plates just $2.00.   The framed bridal picture set me back a whopping $1.79

Hope you are surviving the heat but having fun.


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Monday, July 25, 2011

I Won

Something just arrived in the mail for me.
 A package for me?  How exciting!
I won this darling soldered necklace from

I love the image and the little seahorse.
This beautiful necklace even has tiny little seashells dangling from a branch.
Lynn also sent the most gorgeous
handmade card with it.

Look at the back of it.

It is wonderful Lynn.
 Thank you so much.
 I just love it.

Lynn is a talented artist and makes many wonderful things.
You should go check out her blog and her etsy where she sells some of her creations.

What are you waiting for?
Go check Lynn's blog out now.


Saturday, July 23, 2011


A few wise words about life
from one wise woman.

"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it."

Happy Sunday.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Weighing In

I went to an estate sale today
and this vintage scale came home with me.

Perfect for weighing
my crocheted potholders.

Wow, I'm close to 1 1/2 pounds
of potholders.

Do you think I have enough?

Small little joys
make me a happy girl.


Monday, July 18, 2011

How Are You Today?

Are you feeling . . . . .

How are you feeling today?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sweet Find

I found this sweet little sewing box
at the thrift the other day.

It opens to reveal quite a bit of storage.
I just love the color blue inside.

I can't decide if I want to use this
to store my

craft supplies
office supplies


just use it as a sewing box.

What would you use it for?


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Monday, July 11, 2011

Roy G. Biv

Remember in school
when we learned about
the colors in the rainbow?

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green,
Blue, Indigo, Violet.


I wish you a
embellished day!


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Happy Weekend!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

You Light Up My Life

My new lamp

It didn't always look like this.

 Here is the before

Cost of lamp $1.50
Cost of shade $1.50

Fabric scraps and buttons (I already had) to create lots and lots of flowers.

A few prisms. . .

... and I had a fun
new (to me)lamp.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth of July

Wishing you a wonderful
fourth of July!

Hope you are enjoying the holiday.

Will you be watching some fireworks?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Pretty in Pink

Petite pink roses
Pink milk glass
Pink little bird

All of which are
Pretty in Pink.