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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Hope you don't encounter too many creepy crawlers on this halloween.

Watch out for little trick or treaters tonight and make sure you have plenty of chocolate on hand.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tatted Elegance

I just found these beautiful doilies with hand made tatted lace.  Tatting is almost a lost art.  It requires lots of patience and lots of time to create lace like this.

I would love to have someone teach me this beautiful lace making skill.  For now I will appreciate the talents of the woman who made these long ago.

The cameo necklace was also a recent thrifted treasure.

Hope your week is blessed.


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Friday, October 26, 2012

The Collector

Pearly, Shiny, Pretty Stuff.

Come inside we'll share enough.

Collected neither here nor there.

But treasures to be found everywhere.

Once inside I'm sure you'll agree

That this is surely the best place to be.
At least it is for me.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Colors of Fall Vintage Shadow Box

I recently came across a bag of vintage threads and realized they reminded me of the colors of fall.

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."

Albert Camus

Are the leaves changing colors where you live?


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Tuesday, October 16, 2012


These are my words.
They are how I am feeling today.

The retreat went great.  Many hearts and lives were changed.  Thank you for those that kept those attending the retreat in prayer.  So sorry I haven't been able to respond to all your precious comments lately, but I read each and every one.  Be back soon.

XO Danielle

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Apple of My Eye

We were blessed with an abundance of apples from our apple tree this year.  Lots of beautiful green granny smith apples.  I've already used some to bake an apple pie.  I love apple pie with lots of cinnamon don't you?

We are finally starting to get a little fall weather.  Cool mornings and evenings and the leaves on the trees are turning the most gorgeous shades of oranges, reds and yellows.

I am excited to be going on a religious retreat this weekend.  I am sponsoring someone who is just beginning their faith journey.  I thank you if you can pray for the Holy Spirit to touch each life and heart for all those on the retreat.

"Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings."  Psalm 17:8


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Just Sing

I hope that no matter
what everybody else
says, does, thinks,
or tells you who to be

that you will remember
to be true to yourself

and sing your own

You are indeed an original and one of a kind.

Embroidery hoop art just listed in the shop.  Hope you have a great day.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tweaking the Mantle

I know you have seen my fireplace before, but I have added a few things for fall.  Soon the tole tray will have to be taken away when the weather turns cooler and we start having fires in the fireplace again.

The fireplace surround is made up off lots of broken china.  

At night the fireplace mantle glows from the flameless candles.  Have you discovered these candles yet?  They are so realistic and are on a timer so they automatically turn themselves on and off everyday and I don't risk starting my house on fire.

The nights and early mornings are quite crisp and the leaves on the trees are starting to change color.
Now if only the days would get cooler, then it would really feel more like fall.


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