Saturday, August 19, 2017

Booth Fluffing & Fall cards

I had my duty day last week at Antiques on Mainstreet. After my shift, time to fluff the booth and start adding fall treasures. Much more to come. I just need to price things.

Since FALL is my Favorite season, I made some cards. There were a couple of days that sure felt like fall. I can wait! Winter is way too long. This week the MN State Fair starts. We are going. Have to have my corn dog and cream puff! YUM.

I'm also thinking it's time to put up a little fall on my mantle. Hubby is taking next week off of work. Maybe we will just play all week!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Blogging Friends Craft Day

 Last week, Debbie Kay came for a visit. On Friday, Tammy & Erica came over and we had a craft day. We had a fun time and made Christmas treasures. We are all on instagram now.

Debbie Kay blessed me with all of these goodies. She is very sweet and kind. This is the first time we met and it was like we have been friends for years. We have been blogging friends for 9 years. She lives in CA. We went to estate sales, antique shops, thrift stores, out to eat  and other fun shops.

Tammy came with some crafting goodies to go along with my huge Christmas stash that we used to make some Christmas treasures.


We made the spoolie girl and  Tammy had made the spun head, a mini cloche and fun Santa from a decal that Erica had. We scanned it so she could keep the original.  I haven't finished my Santa, he needs some embellishments.

Erica gave me this fire king cottage cheese bowl that I have wanted for awhile. I LOVE IT! and pretty washi tapes.

It was great fun with these girls who have very kind hearts! THANK YOU, Friends!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Seaside Mantel & Question

I just LOVE the ocean or to be at a lake. There is something about the water that is calming! Since I can't be at seaside mantel will have to do! :)

The green and white fish is for appetizers. Isn't that sweet!

Full shot of the mantel. The lady on the fish I've had for a few years. She is a flower frog. No marking on her.

Do any of you remember "A Swap for All Seasons" blog? It was where we exchanged a card, tag and bits & bobs in a color of the swap. I have been thinking of having one for a few months, starting in August. I will do a special post at the end of the month that will have sign ups. Anyone interested???

I hope you are enjoying the summer. It's going by so fast!

AND... Debbie Kay is coming next week to visit! We have been blogging friends for 8 or 9 years. I will certainly take some photos of our time together.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Mantle for the 4th & Thoughts

Time to decorate the mantle for the 4th of July. It is fun to use new things and vintage treasures.
I made the wreath last year from bandanas. Old blocks are fun to use, vintage pop bottle, pyrex, coffee tin...just use what you have, even an old hankie!  Red, white and blue.

My thoughts about the recent act of violence...IT NEEDS TO STOP! Hate isn't from GOD. Hearts need to turn to Jesus! We can have our opinions, that is America! Hate breeds Hate and it's Time to LOVE, Be Kind, Do Good, Be Peaceful and PRAY!  Pray for those in charge! They need Wisdom from God!


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Recent Finds & Pretty papers

You guys know that I love linens. Bought these at a garage sale. The toy cake carrier I bought at an antique shop for a few dollars. 

Pretty new papers to make cards, one of these days.  I have to be in the "mood" to craft.

Vintage flower seed packets are so cool. I just love the old graphics on them.

The sun has been making an appearance the last couple of days.Hooray! Much yard work to do.

Let's enjoy these spring days. Summer is just around the corner!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother's Day Tea party

Come and pick a hat for the tea...there are many to pick from

You can be a Queen in this photo op.  One of the very talented gals made this. The theme was
The Queen's Tea.

This table is lovely with fresh lilacs.

 Vintage luncheon plates were used here!

Pretty blue and white theme here with bluebirds.

Alice in wonderland is the theme at this table.

There were 19 tables this year. Our speaker spoke of how each teacup is unique and has it's own design and style. Just like how God created us. We are also to share our gift of hospitality. Sharing a cup of tea is a perfect way to do that.

I hope you all had a nice Mom's day. I made an egg bake and had brunch here. After we ate, we sat on the deck and enjoyed the afternoon. It was a very nice day.

Which table do you think I set???


Friday, May 5, 2017

This and That

Flowers left over from a funeral at church and I was blessed to bring them home! HAPPY MAY DAY....a few days late!

Next Saturday is the Tea at church. Theme: Tea with the Queen and I made this for the event. I may redo because the word Crown is a tad off.  I will certainly take photos of some of the table settings. There are 19 tables this year. I will be setting only 1 table this time.

Had a work day at the shop and a guy came in to sell some things. I bought these "OLD" pool balls. They MAY be Bakelite. They are kinda fun and I may keep them for awhile.

The weather is finally AWESOME! Of course that means lawn work time :)  I have allergies suddenly...ugh...guess one is never too old to have them.

In a couple of weeks, having my yearly garage sale. If you are in the area, email me and I will give you all the details!