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!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Little Bits of Inspiration

A week ago when I hit a few Estate Sales
very late in the Day
I had to pick through what was left..

I found a Box of Gift wrap so I looked through
 and found some great Vintage Papers!
Bits of Vintage Cake decorations
and these 3 vintage children's cookie cutters

And at the second sale I found this Box of Heart
Pie-tins and just loved the time worn hot mitt
also bought a Vintage yellow apron just forgot 
to include in my picture~

And I spent some time in my Studio
working on a couple different Custom Orders

"Birthday Posy Pocket"

And a Birthday Bunny Keepsake
for a Special "2" Year Old

I'm gonna try and delegate a little more Studio Time this Weekend~

And in a few weeks my Mom will be coming for a visit
and we have plans for a Birthday Celebration in her Honor!

Don't you just love this artist I found
a darling little Book called
"A Day of Your Own"
Your Birthday by Alice Low
Illustrated by Lisl Weil

This artist has illustrated many more books~
I'll be keeping my eye out for more~

Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, August 3, 2015

Pastel Christmas Bottlebrush Trees

The other day before heading off to work on Sunday
I did a little Holiday Crafting

I'm working on adding the perfect bling to some
Bottlebrush Trees using pastel mercury glass Beads

My only problem is the shortage of light Pink Beads
If you or anyone you know has a strand they want to sell
or trade for something ...

Please let me know just send me a text
or and e-mail

Thanks for visiting~

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Vintage Linens Amazing Hand Stitching

Hand-Stitched embroidery is one of the oldest
ways to decorate all types of Textiles

Many pieces were Family Heirlooms before they
became collector items~

When you think about it, the handkerchief is a fascinating object—a delicate response to one of the decidedly indelicate aspects of being human. Throughout history it has been considered both an old-fashioned and unhygienic rag, as well as a precisely embroidered symbol of high social standing.

 A handkerchief, it was thought, could contain the magical powers of the user’s tears, and was considered a physical extension of someone’s spiritual being. 

After centuries of popularity, the handkerchief fell out of favor in the 1930's, when paper manufacturer Kimberly-Clark began marketing its Kleenex-brand tissue as a more sanitary means of nose-wiping. 

I have been wondering what kind of Handi-work
we have today that will be treasured
and kept in safe keeping for generations~

Any Ideas?

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Goodbye June Hello July

Just amazing how fast time is flying by!

I have been hitting a few Estate sales..
finding some small treasures...

I've been working with a darling couple
on a hunt to buy their first home
it's taken up most of my weekends..
The good news I have found them a house they will call Home!

Little bits of Vintage Christmas a
A Box of Vintage Cake Decorations asking $3
but it was close to closing offered them $2

Lot's of Happy Goodies!

And we had a couple June Birthdays!
These two Grands 7 and 5 
Where does the time go?

Now this 4th of July Holiday weekend I've been able
to sneak in some Studio Creative Time~

Bought this darling corner shelf $15 Thrift Store Treasure so a 
whole lot of rearranging is going on in my Studio right now...

Hope you're enjoying your 4th...
Hugs from California,