. ~ digital collage above by filigree moon ~ .

December 6, 2010

~ Back to Blogland ~

Simply a quick hello.
Great to see you!

Not quite equipped to share new photos,
however very happy to share a
fabulous book to look forward to
in the new year.

Debuts Spring 2011.
By Fifi.

Looking forward to sharing even more.
Especially a lovely winning from
a recent giveaway.

Glad tidings, friends!

October 18, 2010

~ TAG....You're It! ~

A brief intermission from hibernation to mention a fun game of
Crazy Quilt Tag at

Pat generously shares a multitude of
crazy quilting inspiration,
and just pure beauty on her blog.
You could, and I do, spend hours perusing her blog.
Beautiful photos and creations abound!
Pat also has an ArtFire shop and an
Etsy shop, where she sells
beautiful kits and hand dyed silk ribbons.
The kits are perfect for trying your hand
at crazy quilting....very affordable too!

So...TAG!  You're IT!
Take a moment,
 run to visit Pat,
and join in for
a game of
Crazy Quilt Tag!

October 4, 2010

~ Hibernation ~

This old bear is wearing too many hats.

Time for hibernation.
Still reading, just not writing.

And taking care of business.
Back later!

September 20, 2010

~ Autumn ~

Fabulous Fall days are not far away.
Wine colored spider mums in 
deep red Mason's Vista.
Twinkling metallic pumpkins and gourds.
Mum's the word around here...
and, though the first day of
Fall is Wednesday,
temperatures soar into the 90s.
Hints of Fall indoors...
beg Autumn's cool breezes outdoors...
and seasonally
colorful foliage and flora.
Texas is ready for Fall!
Are you?

September 5, 2010

~ This and That ~

After a couple of days with "cooler", 90 degree weather,
I spent a quick bit of time assembling more of
my treasures to stock the shelves of
my Etsy shoppe.
This sweet cherub on dolphin sits atop
a marble base and carries a
pressed glass bowl for
calling cards, keys, buttons, soap,
or any variety of smaller collections.
My hand painted and glitter swirled pumpkins.
In rich shades of Autumn.
Cinnamon colored glitter on copper.
Olive glitter swirls on olive metallic.
A sweet vintage Hummel style Japan collectible.
A rusty, very vintage, porcelain knob door latch.
A Victorian etched gold and mother of pearl
dipping pen with traces of ink on the nib.
Such formality!
Vintage milk glass crab cake dish.
Art nouveau style vase, marked Japan.
Vintage bird spring clip.
And vintage Betty Boop appliqued pin cushion.
All making their way to my Etsy shoppe.
Special sale prices on select items too!

Have a great week!

August 23, 2010

~ Precariously Placed Pearls ~

Today ~ 
 I gathered a few goodies from my
trove of treasures,
along with my lil bisque model
and had a little photo shoot for Etsy.
Starring ~
beautiful silk satin flapper era garters.
Stunning, gigantic
vintage carved shell buttons.
Pretty blue-green, gilt Spode transferware,
in miniature ~ the cup is just over 2"...
...a few of my own creations...
earrings of pearlescent purple freshwater pearls,
Czech glass leaves in
cranberry glass with white core,
and wee Czech plum crystals,
harlequin-shaped freshwater pearls,
awash in purple, gold, and copper.
And co-starring...
Victorian quadruple silverplate
 sugar and creamer,
with gorgeous etching and raised details,
And brought to you by...
brightly hued pottery?
Ummmm...I think the
116 degree heat index is getting to me.

Gotta go.

Oh, do go visit Fabulous Fifi's blog for
refreshing photos and a chance to win
her uber "cool" giveaway!

August 15, 2010

~ Refresh ~

Summer.  Pause.  Refresh.
Thankfully, create a respite...
from the wrath of Summer.

Dappled light and shade,
a breeze of billowing lace.
Fluffy, cotton clouds.
Diversions to invigorate our creative muse.
A little "Parisian" levity.
Perhaps dreams of beach waves.
Or lakeside splendor.
Channeling gardens adrift in a sea of color.
Summoning the cool,
crisp breezes of Autumn.
A dash of Fall color and festivity.
Soon, Summer will give way to Fall.

New listings added to Etsy today.
More additions to follow.

Have a splendid week!