Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Costume Jewelry

Oh How I love old costume jewelry from years ago. Maybe 1920-1970's maybe just all costume jewelry.

I got this pin once from an auction and love the coral face cameo. It is a large pin and I did wear it couple times on jackets then back when altered art jewelry got popular I added it to my favorite rhinestone necklace I purchased once in Portland Oregon at the Expo antique show, which had to be in early 1990's? I didn't damage the pin any, I was careful not to damage the rhinestone necklace or the cameo. It can easily be taken apart.

I was looking though a glass door cabinet I have lots small treasure stored in and this was laying so beautifully on top of an old antique glass travel jar with a sterling lid.
The little rose buds are 14k the bow sterling !

 Guess I could have cleaned it before taking these pictures , I love it

We still have snow and ice and I like everyone else is waiting patiently on warm spring weather. We have no choice but to wait patiently. In the mean time I am inside playing with old jewelry and rearranging one of my dish cabinets with lots odds and end of dishes covered in roses.

Have you noticed instead of business saying have a nice day, they are saying have a wonderful  day? I have noticed it a few places , just a thought.

Joining in these parties and gatherings

How Sweet The Sound Blog Shop
Let's Add Sprinkles 

PINK Saturday 

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Home Sweet Home

It's still icy and very cold here, however the sun is out this morning. I am staying in and making Valentine cards and a pot of soup, also trying to find things LOL as usual,always looking for something. Don't You?

In my what I call my home office I have lots empty large gold frames on a wall and have smaller frames inside of them,most are very old chippy frames which I like a lot. Thought I would show a few for this post

I don't follow  instruction on how to make your home pretty I just do what I like and stick it all together LOL  I love Charles Faudree the designer and would love to have one of his french kitchens he designed years ago he passed away however I'm always looking for his large table top books

I found this round star burst frame once in a resale shop for $1

This picture below is a newer frame 1990's.I still love my red walls in my office, they need  repainted I had a painter paint it several years ago and now it's looking sort of french, you know like the paint is rubbing off in areas

These frames are mostly wood

Since it's close to Valentine's I'll post this sweet little picture which is a piece of toile material I framed

Also the sheep is out of the same piece of material.I have them hanging inside of a larger frame

I am glad to be home this morning and working on a couple projects before I have to get out and about,hope your Saturday is good also.

Joining in on a few parties

Pink Saturday

Between Naps On The Porch 

How Sweet The Sound Blog Shop 

I decided to add my Valentine I made from a Dollar Tree Chalkboard heart
I had to add my rhinestones of course and notice the feather on my rooster tail,more french  toile pattern which I love

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Cold Winters Day

Hi everybody

Just a quick update on what I have been up to with my local blog girlfriends.

Yesterday we went around to local shops here and there.Like local Kent's florist and a couple resale shops here in town. We had planned to go into St Louis however was to get freezing rain so I didn't want to be out on the interstate driving home in  with freezing rain so we stayed in town.

I am putting things out for Valentines already since I have been fininding things in drawers and boxes . I don't have all my things in one place which I am working on getting organized once more. I get it all organized then mess it all up again.

I think this little tree is a Nicole Sayre and i know the birds are Wendy Addison which I have loved her things for years. I am working on making a large glitter star like she put up a video once how to make them

  These little clip on feather and glitter birds I got yesterday at a shop in town where Christmas was 65% off, both birds were like $4.55
I got an adorable felt tree at another store for $3.90

Above my purple beaded heart

A little Valentine vignette

This is a wonderful jug/pitcher i found at a resale shop $3.00 !!!!! i couldn't grab it up fast  enough
I think it's a gallon size marked made in Portugal

I'm going to head out to Dollar Tree to get a couple valentine things for friends

Thursday, December 27, 2018

2019 Coming Soon

 It's hard to believe how fast time is going by. Or am I the only one who thinks this?

My family had such a fun Christmas Day, and hope your  family did also.

My friend made me some new headers and I am trying them out, these are pictures Bernideen took of my tree.The Stars I have hanging in the studio over some baby dresses on an antiques coat rack

Happy New Year eat black eyed peas and greens for the New Years Day meal

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Almost Christmas

Slap me if I pull out any more Christmas decorations LOL
I have so many and like them all there is no way to get them all out at once.

I use to have Christmas parties and decorated 5 trees LOL not any more, maybe when I fully retire I can get it all out again.

I hope you are ready for Christmas Day. I have already had one family Christmas party and ready for the next.

I have really enjoyed visiting all your blogs and seeing your decorations. I have also enjoyed your comments on my blog all year,THANKS

I'm of to bake a cake and some more cookies now,

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Bottle Brush Trees

These are from last year or year before however i'm learning a new computer system.I bought myself.
My son in law has helped show me how to use certain things like picture folders etc.

This little shoe is one of my favorites .

Well I need more practice because I can't get pictures posted I want posted.
 I need to take a break and go have me a bowl of blackberry cobbler with huge scoop of vanilla  ice cream. Then try again later or tomorrow LOL 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Excuse me while I practice on updating my header. I haven't changed my header since I first started blogging in August 2010

So far can't get all three pictures across
 I use blogger and any help will be appreciated

My Friend Bernideen  Helped ! She also made this header for me. Thank You Bernideen

I joined in these parties

My Thrift Store Addiction Vintage Charm