Thursday, December 31, 2015

So Long Christmas Hello Valentines Day

Well it was a very Nice Holiday Season indeed
 we even had some cold Days here in California
making us all feel like Winter is really here!

I've been spending a few evenings in the Studio
working on some Valentines Day Creations~

I know what your thinking...
How could I just jump from one Holiday to the next
so quickly?

In all honesty it was really hard to put away  
my Vintage Christmas, I love it so much
wouldn't it be fun to have a room that is set-up
with Christmas all year round?

We had lots of gifts under the tree for our Grands..
but sadly we missed 6 of the grands this year.
step-famlies can get complicated ...

 Hubby and I decided this Christmas to gift ourselves
with a couple home improvements..

A "new" kitchen sink and Faucet!

And the other was a new toilet
but I figured you don't want or need to see
that, you'll just have to believe me when I tell
you it's an upgrade!

Today last day of 2015
Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Little Bits of Christmas Around Here

One of my Favorite Toppers
is this Vintage Shiny Brite
Not only is the Topper itself beautiful but
The original Box is just has beautiful!

I picked up this Vintage Kurt Adler Ornament
"The Queen of Christmas"
Not sure if that is her actual name but that's
what I am calling her!
And the larger putz house is a newer one that 
I purchased at Joann's Fabrics this
Holiday Season~

This is a few of my Favorite larger Vintage Putz Houses and 
Vintage Bottlebrush Trees~

We've been working on decorating our
Christmas Tree..

I took a picture of it last night it still has a 
few bare spots and I need to add the tree topper!

The thing is we have had our "Puppy Dog Charlie"
that has been a part of our life for 16 years
getting sicker and sicker by the day..
and we had to make the very hard decision to 
but him down the other day....
I'm at a loss for words...

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Christmas Crafting 2015

I always say I'm going to start 
my Christmas crafting earlier..

Really I do ....
but let me tell you what held me back this year!

It was the weather yes California has been
so dry and hot this year I just couldn't
bring myself to climb up into the attic!

I keep all my Christmas bins in the attic
right above our garage just the thought of
getting up in there was enough to 
keep me making excuses...

It was then that I again challenged myself
for the first few Holiday Goodies I'm going to
create I'll have to use supplies that I already
have access to in my Studio!

These two Pink Kittens were 
a recent find I gave them each a Ribbon
and Mercury Beads and then offered
them for sale in my Etsy Shop
 Happy to say they have found a NEW home!

All of my Holiday Dioramas have been
sold but I am in the Studio today working on a few more

All sorts of Crafting going on around here!

Added a few Pastel holiday Tags to my Shop,
one of my very first orders got lost in 
the mail that hasn't happened in a long time!

Oh yes and working on these
Whimsical Christmas Kitchy Kittens

 I hope I didn't bore with all these pictures
it's really been a bit of a struggle working Real Estate
and keeping my crafting going
but I love them both!

Hope you are having a Wonderful Weekend~

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Latest Michael's Finds

Wanted to take a few minutes
to share the fun finds from
Michael's Crafts this weekend....

Six Hot Pink Trees for a Bargain price!
$2.99 Happy Deals!

We also spotted these two Busts for
photographing my jewelry
the small pink burlap $2.99 and the little larger
grey burlap $4.99...

My Sister and Mom and a niece were in town this week so we
had loads of fun doing Thrift Shopping too!
Hope you had a Wonderful Labor Day...

Great Family Time...making Memories!


Monday, August 24, 2015

DollHouse Real Estate Hartfield Cottage

This week I put the Hartfield Cottage
up for Sale....

I love it's charm...and with the detail
in each room it was a charm to fill with miniatures..

The problem... is the size of my home... it's really very modest in size
and I already have 1 Dollhouse in my living room
and the 4th bedroom was one we had had a border
renting for sometime...
It was kind of necessary after my Cancer surgery and lack of
Insurance at the time we did what we had to do..

When our last roommate moved out we juggled
our finances and have had the house to ourselves...

And that's where the Hartfield Cottage has been
I have Family coming from Oregon for 
a visit and the extra/ guest room is filled... with Vintage delights

I'm having to make some decisions..
And this piece of Real Estate has been "SOLD"

all the furniture and dollies have been packed away...
Hartfield Cottage has been un-assembled and ready
to ship to Kansas...

Once I re-figure things around here who knows
maybe I'll run across another Dollhouse in my Travels~

Oh and FYI 2 Years Cancer Free!!