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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Fun With Sea Shells

I have been playing way to much in the studio and not keeping up with house work. But guess that is ok? A friend and I have been working with our collected sea shells.Some are my grandparents from Florida back from 1960's.
I also used some die cuts I bought years ago from an artist estate sale.I get started on a project and just can't stop however there is lots of glue dying time evolved with these.

This first one is my favorite one



These were really fun to make I'll show a couple

I think this is another one that is my favorite LOL I had a small piece drift wood I added
The backs are shells glued standing up then I embellished them with with trims etc

I added some pearls since pearls do come from our sea shells



I think this little girl is sweet riding in her egg cart, I put glitter around her shell , It was a challenge to get these shells glued to stand up on other shells




Now i'm trying to decorate Easter Eggs, since I love glitter I'm starting with glitter and then will add ribbon trims and rhinestones. I must let them wait for today I have a list of other things to get done. Also since the sun is shinning I can get things accomplished, on cloudy days I just want to sit and eat cookies LOL





Are you working on any projects? I still have cards I want to make for Birthdays etc.I use old papers from calendars and scarp book finds on my cards




Joining  in Pink Saturday today

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Happy Daylight Savings Time

 I have just been piddling around the house and trying to straighten up a few things however keep finding things to play with like these old glass bead flowers. I have been straightening up the peddles. because I had them squashed in a drawer



I even have sun out today on the first day of daylight savings time.

I do hate to hear about the Missouri River above flood stage up north of St Louis .I have a friend who lives in an old mansion and I hate to hear how close the water gets to his house on the river.
There is some wonderful old house along the river towns in Missouri.

I even found these napkins I bought myself back in December and will use them now that I found them in a drawer. I like anything monogrammed I have said this before.




  Just a quick hello I,m going to eat some blueberry scones now I made this afternoon, also need to make a cup hot tea to go with them .

Hope you are having a good Sunday, does everybody change to daylight savings time ?


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,