Saturday, June 30, 2012

Pretty Vignette ~ Pink Saturday!

Pretty Vignette

We recently remodeled our living room and dining room. 
There was a small 3 1/2 foot space that I never knew quite what to do with.....  so, my husband decided to build a pantry.  Above the pantry he built a nook so I could display my vintage china.  
He trimmed it out with fabulous molding and installed an art light at the top.  
I like to change the display with the seasons and holidays.
I collect antique and vintage tea pots (with roses). 
I created a pretty vignette using a few of my favorites.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Sweet Peas ~ Show and Tell Friday

Antique Sweet Pea Painting
with "Friendship" Poem

I love these old prints!  They are so beautiful.
I love the artwork and how the paper turns yellow with age.
I tend to collect floral examples.....  especially those with roses.  
This one is rather special.  It has pretty Sweet Pea's and a lovely friendship poem.  It's signed "P. A. Cornell" and has it's original gilt frame.  So sweet.

"True friendship increases ~
as lifes end approaches.
Just as the shadows lengthen ~
with the suns setting"

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Linking today with

My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Thursday, June 28, 2012

An Angel in my Garden ~ Cottage Garden Party

An Angel in my Garden

I love my gardens! 
I love to garden and find it very relaxing.  I go outside at the crack of dawn and walk around....  the dew still on the grass in the cool of the early morning. 
I have the most wonderful hubby!  He is my hero.
Together we are a great team and have created a very lovely home.
Although he doesn't enjoy gardening as much as I do (planting, pruning & pulling weeds) he is obsessed with the grass.  He keeps our lawn like a golf course.  
We have an area under a big tree in our front yard where the grass doesn't thrive like it should.  It gives my hubby fits.  So.... I decided to landscape it.  I sent my husband to Home Depot for decorative rock and he not only comes back with what he went for..... but, he came home baring gifts!
A Birdbath and a Garden Angel!
It was the perfect size for the small area I had to work with.
I planted a sea of ivy under the big tree then placed a weathered bench and a lovely garden statue under it. 
Happy gardening!

I am linking today with
Tracie @ Fishtail Cottage
Cottage Garden Party #9

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pretty Pieces ~ White Wednesday

I've been meaning to share some of my mosaic art projects with you.  
The pink tray in the first set of pictures was an old tole tray I purchased at a garage sale for $1 along with a shabby pink plate that had a few chips. 
LOL!  I never feel guilty painting or breaking damaged pieces.
I don't like the standard color of grout...... so, I tinted it...... PINK!!  

There is a story behind the Blue Willow tea pot.
I bought four cups and saucers for my mother for Mother's Day.  
When I got them home I discovered the handle was broken on one of the cups and found
a crack in one of the saucers.  
What to do???
I wanted to give her a "Set" so, I decided to take the broken cup and saucer and mosaic a silver tea pot.
Then she would have a pretty "Tea Set".
She loves blue and white and loves my mosaic art pieces.
It turned out to be the perfect (imperfect) gift!
Love you, Mom!

I sell or give away most of my work but I do have several more that I will be sharing.
Hope you have enjoyed the photos.

I am linking with :
The Farmhouse Porch  for Cowgirl Up Tuesdays
Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Faded Charm for White Wednesday!
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pink Lace & Velvet Posies ~ 1930's Charm

1930's Pink Lace Dress
Velvet Posies

I am fasinated with the 1920's, 30's and 40's.  A time when things were grand and elegant.
I love the beautiful dresses, millinery hats and costume jewelry from this era.
I've been collecting these lovely dresses for several years.  
I love them all..... but, try to stay within a pastel shabby chic pallet.  
I am, of course, drawn to the pink ones.... but, do have several creamy white, mint green,
pale blue and soft lavendar ones, too.
I recently picked up this beauty at my favorite antiques shop "The White Rabbit".
It is made of pink lace with a pink satin lining. 
I just love the neckline!  How it drapes over the shoulders and is accented with 
the sweetest pink velvet posies.
I imagine the lady that wore this dress..... happily walking along..... on a bright sunny day.....
wearing a big pink hat!
and.... I only wish I could be there, too.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

All that sparkles! ~ White Wednesday

Rhinestones are a girls best friend!
I love bling!  The more..... the better!
I have an extensive collection of vintage tiaras and crowns.
These beauties add a little sparkle to my life.
I love it in the morning when the sun shines through the lace curtains and the light dances off the rhinestones.  It's almost magical. 
These are just a few of my favorites.

I am linking today with Faded Charm
White Wednesday!