Saturday, May 19, 2012

My Day With Buttons, Pearls and Lace

Yesterday was the kind of a day that was filled with a little of this and a little of that...weeding, cleaning and laundry chores, with the latter part of my day playing around with some buttons, pearls, pins and lace. I had some cute little, canvas bags, and a tiny, vintage, glass bottle that I was dying to "Glam" so, this is how they turned out...

Sweet and Shabby, my version of "Shabby Glam!"

Canvas, lace and pearls, "oh my!" 

 The little, vintage, glass bottle looks pretty sweet with the addition of "glam"...don't you think?

Then just when I thought I was done...I spied a little, honey brown, picnic basket, sitting in a pile of "things to sell." It was screaming for some attention, too, so, out of the pile it came and with some whitewash paint and stuff from my stash of  "glam"....VOILA...a "Glamorous" basket she became!

And now, it's time to get myself into the kitchen and cook my man somethin' simple....turkey, brie and cranberry wraps with some nice battered rings on the side, I think he'll like that!

Next time maybe I'll post some "Designer Glitz!"

'Til next time....

Have a Happy Day!


***Items in this post are now listed for purchasing @ JPdesignedcreations 

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Beautiful Day!

Mother's Day was a beautiful day filled with LOVE from my girls and relaxing in our
 "garden cafe."

We finally finished our spring clean up, so it was a pleasure to enjoy the "back to normal" sounds of the waterfall and beautiful garden surroundings. We will now look forward to many more, fun gatherings, for the next several months, with our family and friends!

The pergola was a perfect place for my photo shoot the other day. I was able to get some great shots of my beautiful, estate sale finds. I love the way the leaves cast such beautiful shadows in the shaded area beneath the pergola!

This entire set of 18th century, porcelain "necessities" can, now, be yours, through my store 

Next post
My Day with Ribbons and Lace

 Til next time...Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Purple and Some Great Photography!

It's been a long, few days for me and to unwind I've been browsing some sites of beautiful photography, hoping to pick up some tips for improving mine.

This is one that I hope to be able to achieve and make newbies like me green with envy...
It's Perfection!

Then this one, in particular, caught my eye since I just adore the color purple, lavender and candles.
 It just looks so calming and peaceful. Now, I really can't wait for my lavender to bloom to harvest so I can make a bunch of these for myself and maybe a few "special" friends!
 And now the one that makes my heart pitter patter, even more is this, incredible, lush landscape of purple, purple and more  purple...the garden of my dreams!
So, with that thought, I bid you adieu for tomorrow is another day and I have more fun things to, I'll say goodnight and bid you adieu for I've some peaceful "dreaming" to do!!!