Monday, June 27, 2016
Summer Is Here and yes we have been experiencing
a lot of very warm weather..
It's difficult to get inspired to work in the Studio
when it's so darn warm!
So I usually make a visit or two to my local
and that's where I found
this adorable "Happy Birthday Cake"
I've been collecting Vintage Childrens Books all with
the same color scheme going on
But I was kinda shocked when I went into
Cost Plus and there was a rack full
of re-make Golden Books!
Next time I'm there i'll snap a picture!
I worked on only a couple 4th of July Goodies
with my job yes I don't survive on my crafting
or antiquing.... I've got that "Big Girl" job
I'm a Real Estate Agent!
And I've been very busy and I am so grateful..
But it translates into "Open Houses"
Haven't had a Vacation yet but hubby and I were guest
VIP's to a fun Wine & Food Festival
Once I get a few of the houses I have on the market sold
then I need some beach time!
Hope your all enjoying your Summer!
And finding great Vintage Treasures!
Have a Very Fun 4th of July!
Posted by Diane Mars at 10:38 PM
Friday, April 8, 2016
Kitschy Birthday Kittens
Well now that we've all put away our Easter Goodies..
I've decided to start working on some
Special Birthday Dioramas
I found these wonderful Large Birthday Cake Seals
and thats what started my inspiration....
And then I rummaged through all my jars and boxes
of trinkets in the Studio looking for
all the pretty Pink Birthday bits and bobs...
But after finishing the first two.. I thought
lets add a splash of color ...
This little Grey Kitschy Kitten looks darling
in her Pink & Teal Crepe dress...
And they are all 3 Ready to Party!
I'm hoping to steal a little creative time this weekend
I'll keep you posted
Hope you all have a Wonderful Weekend!
Posted by Diane Mars at 11:24 PM
Thursday, March 24, 2016
I've always been a girly Girl...
the kind of girl that played with dolls
I had Barbie, Ken and Midge
I had Ginny Dolls and Paper Dolls
and a Deluxe Dream Kitchen
Tammy Doll, Penny Brite I even had
one of those Cardboard Tammy Houses!
Oh and let's not forget our Mother collected
Blue Chip stamps and on a Birthday or Christmas
I can't remember which
my sister Carrie and I got a Tin Dollhouse!
But we never had any Nancy Ann Storybook Dolls
That wasn't until I was a young adult
and a dear friend of our Mothers gave us a few..
And that started the Love and a bit of
And now since they are a bit pricey
I look for the orphans...and I like to
add a bit of charm up-cycle them
and give them new Homes...
Now this little girl with the deers has a loose arm
a little tear in her dress and her hair is a bit of a mess
But once I give her maybe a Crown
and add a little Vintage Lace and ribbon
She'll be ready to look for a new home too.
And the weather is starting to change
and then next we will greet Summer ready for Outdoor Dining
visits to the beach and lakes.. hanging around the swimming pool
Long days staying daylight until around 8PM..
Sounding good ugh?
So lets all Celebrate
I am having a Giveaway...
Yes just like the old Blogging Days...
Leave Comment and your name will be in the Hat
And the prize is~
"Ice Cream Sandwiches"
65 Recipes for Incredibly Cool treats!
Hope you all have a Wonderful Easter
and Spring Break~
Posted by Diane Mars at 7:56 PM
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Monday, February 29, 2016
I got the two tubs down from the attic...
mind you I live in a Ranch Style Home in California
built in the 70's no Basement and
no Attic.. that is with the exception of the great
Attic space hubby built in the high ceiling
portion of our two car garage
It's a great storage place it's got that typical
drop down staircase you know the kind and storage galore
So when referring to my"Attic" thats what I'm talking about.
Thinking about it the attic that is it's kind of dangerous
for a person like myself... (Horder...collector)
I can literally stash anything up there like 8 tubs of Christmas
yep you heard that right...
Only 3 for Easter and 1 for Valentines Day
But I have all sorts of other Vintage Goodies to sell
that await me up in this Attic of mine
So what have I been doing you ask?
I've been busy in the evenings working on my Springtime
Keepsakes... burning the midnight oil
And then when the early morning sun shines
through my Studio windows thats when I set up for photographs
a little computer work and into my Etsy shop they go!
I just love working with the pastel colors of Springtime..
I've just kinda skipped St. Patty's Day crafting and have gone
right into Spring. With working as a Realtor it means
my Studio time is limited so that means choices just not
enough time in a day!
Hope you all are making time for some of your
Enough said I'm off to my Mat Pilates Class
Thanks for popping by
Posted by Diane Mars at 4:45 PM