Thursday, September 30, 2010

Saving the best...

for Clara!

Remember my Altered People project?
Well, I didn't show you this piece before...

because I saved it for my Sister
and didn't want to ruin the surprise...

She received it today
and she says she likes it...

Aren't they just beautiful girls?
The one on the right actually
looks like Clara when she was a little girl,
that's why when I saw it,
I knew she was meant for my sister!

She decorates for Halloween
(she is not like me!)
and I think the girls will feel perfectly at home there!

This week I will photograph her decor and share it with you,
just in case you need some Vintage Inspiration,
in the meantime,
visit Debra at Common Ground!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

White Wednesday

To do list...
Inspiring Words...
Grocery lists...

When there is so much to remember...

that's why a big blackboard
is definitely better!....

I'm glad I worked on this piece last week because
Mrs. Heat decided to visit Southern California and she is not going anywhere...
The pumpkins, crows and witches that have been embellishing
stores and homes for a couple of weeks now
are totally confused...

In the meantime,
we drink lots of water,
stay away from cooking
and bring the fans out of retirement!

For lots more of yummy, chippy, dreamy, vintage white goodness
visit Kathleen and all the White Wednesday Girls!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Altered people

Sometimes I feel really bad because
families sell their ancestors pictures.

And sometimes...
I'm really glad they do!

I had so much fun making these!....

Antique pictures of strangers are my
Vintage Inspiration for today

What can I say?...


Are you ready yet?

All available at my
Country Roads Space
$15.00 each

Visit Debra at Common Ground for more Vintage Inspiration!

Linking also to:
The French Cupboard
Autumn Art Party

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

White Wednesday

A little bird told me...

it's time to work on Halloween!

Not much black and orange on my work table...
but I found some
dictionary pages..
a couple of crows...
some vintage trims...

and of course some glitter...

I think these vintage photograph holders
are liking their new look.

and open...

And I love the fact that they are mostly white,
so I can share them with all the White Wednesday Girls!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


I seem to have trouble changing my seasonal decor.
My home has a summery look all year round,
pale blues
and hints of yellow here and there.

The occasional pumpkin is displayed for a few days
for about 3 weeks each year
the seashells around the house
share their space with the Christmas decorations,
but that is as far as I go.

I'm not a Fall person,
that means I have to dig down
in order to come up with some Fall decorations for my space at Country Roads.
This week will be dedicated to that, I promise....

Winter is an etching,
spring a watercolor,
summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all.
~Stanley Horowitz~

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Vintage Friday Inspiration

She was priced really well
and I knew I could make some money off her.

But a second look
made me think twice about it...

I'm not sure if it was because of her blue eyes...

or the fact that her arms are too short for her body...

or the tiny buttons on her boots....

or even her age...

but she is my Vintage Inspiration for today.

And she is not going anywhere!!

For more Vintage Friday Inspiration,
Debra at Common Ground!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

White Wednesday

I tried to get rid of "it" a few times...
but every time I looked at it"
all I saw was a missing eye
and a big open mouth pleading for help.

I know I might have lost it,
but look... don't you see the same?

It's OK...
you don't need to respond...

In any case,
"it" got her makeover and this is She now...
New dress,
new makeup...

and a whole new life!

Just in time for another
White Wednesday!

"The most important thing in communication
is to hear what isn't being said."
~Peter F. Drucker~

Linking also this week to:
The DIY Show Off
Cheap Chic Home

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday Morning....

Busy weekend we had...
busy and fun!!

The rest of the family
is already in school or fighting traffic
My morning includes
some paper work,
some recycling,
some painting,
some laundry,

a few hours all to myself...

I better go and make the most out of it...
What is your Monday looking like??

Friday, September 10, 2010


We survived
the first three days of school...
how many more felt?????

The downstairs bathroom is finished
(water leak inside the wall)
new wall,
new floor,
new paint,
dust everywhere....

My Husband an I played tennis...
I didn't know it was possible
for all my muscles to hurt at the same time.

I'm looking forward to the rest of today.
and fabrics...lots of colors...
I see more rosettes in my future!!

After all....

"Weekends don't count
unless you spend them doing something completely pointless"
~Bill Watterson~

So go ahead...
enjoy your weekend and don't forget
to do something completely pointless!!!