Saturday, July 31, 2010

Flea Market Sunday Giveaway

Welcome! Come on in and enter my giveaway!
All you've got to do is leave a comment on this post by midnight tonight and you are entered to win all of the items below. These are pieces of my latest flea market finds and I'm going to share them with you. But wait, there's more....
Hope over to lollishops blog and enter all of the other "Flea Market Giveaways" too. I was so excited when I found all of these old bank checks. I love them so much I haven't even put any in my shop. Oh, and I'm throwing in 12" of the most luxurious 2" wide black velvet ribbon (just in time for Halloween crafts)
the lucky winner will also receive some of this vintage Monopoly money in the greatest colors, this fabulous old skeleton key

some vintage Dennison labels and this adorable old rhinestone mushroom pin.

So, what are you waiting for? Leave a comment, I want you to win!!

Have a wonderful Sunday



Friday, July 30, 2010

Giveaway warning!!

Warning! Warning! Warning!
Fabulous items will be given away on Sunday!!

Come back here and enter my "Flea Market" giveaway and then hop on over to Lollishops blog and check out all of the other giveaways. yeah!!! It's like hitting the flea market without leaving the house.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy!!

We have been BUSY!!

We've been going to the beach, the free movies, the pool, water parks, school clothes shopping, school supply shopping, soccer's about to start..... whoo! We are busy but, we are having FUN! Here's a peek at what I'm thinking about.

Can you guess?

It's crazy how fast time flys.

Have a slow and wonderful summer. Hopefully I'll post again soon.



Saturday, July 17, 2010

New Forum

Come visit this new creative forum!

I was recently asked to be a designer on this wonderful new creative forum. It's called "More Paper than Shoes". There are lots of designers making fabulous little projects all the time, come over and visit when you get a chance. Here is my project for today.

Have a lovely weekend,



Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fabulous New Find

Look at all of this yumminess!!

Yesterday I visited this fabulous shop in Huntington Beach, CA. It's called Gramma's Attic. Where have you been all my life??? LOL O.K, so the shop is packed to the rafters with fabulous treasures everywhere. You will literally have to dig through the gorgeousness. I will have to go back at least three more times just to take it all in and by then there will be so much new stuff. Ugh, I guess I'll never be able to take it all in. (I'll just have to keep trying!!) So, I got some vintage Dennison star's, a small pink ruffled glass bowl, and the most luscious black velvet ribbon you'll ever find. (Hoping to have pictures to share soon.) Their prices are super reasonable. Yeah!! Oh ya, and they were voted #1 Antique store in Orange County. whoo hoo!! Why didn't I know about them sooner????

O.K. Enough of my fabulousness commercial, I'm off to the beach with the kiddos!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Feeling Creative

I've been feeling the urge to create jewelry lately.
These are my latest creations.
I made them with rose quartz faceted beads, shell beads, and czech glass beads. I was inspired by this amazing package I received.
This is what I saw when I opened the box.All of these beautifully packaged handmade silver and pink Marie Antoinette charms. Yummy!!
Once unwrapped this is what I had. Who wouldn't be inspired to create??
So, here it is my stunningly beautiful Marie Antoinette charm bracelet. Thanks to the talented artists who created my charms. Now, I'm not sure anymore who made what but here are some links to all of the talented artists:

Our lovely host: Rhonda Thomas, Laurie Wirth @, Holly Moore @, Melanie Hall @, Lillian Mederak (no blog), Blanca Medina @ Magic Moon light Studio, and Terri Gordon.

Thank you lovely ladies for such a fun swap.



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Second Petite Inspiration Box Swap Reveal

A Happy Mistake!!
By some happy mistake I was put into two swap groups. My first group had been in contact, we'd talked a lot, we'd even sent and received our swaps when I received an email from Heather, our lovely hostess, telling me that my partners hadn't heard from me?????????

Well, all's well that ends well. I was put into two groups and of course agreed, who wouldn't? So, this is what my first partner Jayme sent me. I love the colors.Look at all of the amazing goodies. I love the little tin and all of the brass jewelry components. Yummy!!! I can't wait to start creating. I'm so inspired.
So, my second partner Sharon Jankowicz sent me this amazing package. It's definitely not a matchbox. LOL. I'm sooooooo glad I decided to stay in the second group.
Here's a side view of this intricately detailed wooden cigar box. Sharon hammered the velvet ribbon along the bottom and finished the box off with my initials.
This is a shot of the inside lid of the box. WOW!!
O.K, so this is what I see when I open the box. Hey, there's the Matchbox. ha ha. Sharon does embroidery, to say the least, check out her book on embroidered cards.So, here it is after all of that lovliness, the actual matchbox. Stunning!!! Take a look at all the beauty inside, see the fleur de lyse pin, that was her grandmothers!! Can you believe it?! Rhinestones, ribbon and even french soap.
But wait..... inside the matchbox was a little matchbox (of course there was!!) Look at all of the lovely vintage buttons and french franc. There is even a sterling silver vintage "forget me not" heart charm. I feel like I must have some pretty good kharma. Lol!!

Thank you ladies for such a superb swap. Tomorrow I'll show you the pink and silver charm swap that I did with my Marie Antoinette group.



Monday, July 5, 2010

Petite Inspiration Box Swap Reveal #1

The amazing Heather at speckled-egg hosted another of her fabulous
"Petite Inspiration Box Swaps"
The theme this time was "Paris" yeah, my favorite!!

This sophisticated stunner is from Marsha at sassyminidolls my first partner. She did a fabulous job, so elegant. You should check out her blog.Look at all of the goodies that she packed into that little box. Yummy!!! Can you see the hand stamped ribbon and the rusty old key?

This beauty is from the lovely JoAnne at vintagedragonfly my second partner. So frilly and fabulous. Her blog is filled with just as much loveliness.

She made a lavender sachet that now resides in my pillow so that I sleep wonderfully. I love the little posy bouquet. Well, I really love everything.
But, there's more......
I accidentally got put into two groups (yay!!!!)
So, tomorrow I will show you the goodies I got from my second group.
Hope you all had a safe and patriotic 4th.