Sunday, October 31, 2010


to impress!!

Happy Halloween!

"Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story"
~Mason Cooley~

Thanks, Sue!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Vintage Inspiration Friday

Old, vintage suitcases
have always provided me with plenty of inspiration...

and lately,
they have also provided me with plenty of space
to hide the things I want to take with us to our new home.

As I continue to de-clutter my home
in order to get it ready to be leased,
I will be filling them up
and getting them ready for the big move...

They seem to be a lot sturdier
and they definitely look better than boxes
when displayed in my living room...

They were good for many travelers and immigrants before us,
and they are still perfect for one more trip!
That's why I wanted to share them with you
in this Vintage Inspiration Friday....

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

White Wednesday

For a few days my mind was
completely blank,
completely empty...

Tired of waiting
for Creativity e Inspiration to hit me,
I went out looking for them....

After several attempts
and lots of coffee and TV,

I started to see the light...

The fact that I didn't want to miss
another White Wednesday,
made me force myself to create something....
And I must admit,
I'm happy I did!!

How do YOU deal with the unexpected
lack of inspiration?
Do you wait for it to come back
or do you go out looking for it?
I'd love to know!

Linking also to:
Cheap Chic Home

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vintage Inspiration

The old grain sacks that we all love so much
were the vintage inspiration for these
little pillows I made...

A little softer than the original material,
mine are made of linen,
but with the same charm
and in a budget!

All initials available...

you can order yours with 2 initials if you prefer!

$12.00 each, including shipping in the USA.

What has inspired you lately?
Join the Vintage Inspiration Party
and let everyone know!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

White Wednesday

I was thinking about starting this post like this:

"Fall calls for a little burlap,
and some pretty ruffles..."

But then, I realized that I use
burlap and ruffles all year long!
So I better be quiet and show you, my new table runners....

They measure 72 inches long
very generous size, perfect for even farm tables...

The ruffles are made out of a soft linen,
with raw edges for a more primitive and rustic beauty...

Burlap, linen, ruffles,
some pumpkins and you'll be ready for Fall....

or Winter...
or Summer...
or Spring!

Available now at $32.00 including shipping in the Continental USA
(only a couple more dollars for Canada)
Contact me please, if you are interested
or check Space #135 at Country Roads.

Now, I'm off to visit all the
White Wednesday girls!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A little transformation

When Carol at Country Roads asked me
What are you going to do with those?

I looked at my box of
door knobs
and realized I had no idea.

But it was too late to leave them behind,
I had already fallen in love.

I thought about them for a coupe of hours until
inspiration hit me and I'm happy with results.
What do you think?

Happy Monday!!

"Did you ever stop to think,
and forget to start again?"

~Winnie the Pooh~

Linking up to the "new party on the block"
Project Monday
Up in the attic

Friday, October 8, 2010

A hero

Víctor Perez didn't think twice
about following the truck that matched
the Amber Alert description on Tuesday afternoon.
He didn't think twice
about the fact that the "bad guy"
could be armed and he could be killed.
Víctor Perez just thought about the eight year old girl
that had been kidnapped
and like a real hero, he acted fast.

Víctor Perez will probably
not write a book,
or have a reality tv show,
or dance with the "stars",
he won't even be the new "American Idol".

But to me, Víctor Perez is a hero.

I couldn't find a picture of Víctor Perez to share with you,
but I really wanted you to know about him....
there are not too many Victor Perez's around my kids...
around your kids...

Only heroes like Víctor will risk it all,
in order to save a child,
in order to save the innocent.

We need a lot more Victors in this world!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Still purging...

These three...

are now...

Let me show you...



But who's counting?