Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I am ever on the hunt for pretty containers for my
supply of vintage buttons and bling. This pretty
jewlery box was found at the Nashville flea market,
earlier this year.
I chose to house watch findings in this smaller box.
A closer look at the detail on this pocket watch. I may
use this one for a christmas ornament.
This must be the big sister to the small round box.
It is really pretty with the dear on top and the key
works, just in case I need to lock up my treasures.
I so love to find the old rhinestone buttons and seem to
never have enough.
A closer look at all of the pretties. Hope
everyone is enjoying the wonderful fall weather.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
JoAnne made this pretty fabric covered box, layered with tulle and a lovely flower.
This "witchy" tag is a wonderful piece of art!
Such a lot of lovely black and white items can make
it into a small box.
I so love the frozen Charlotte and the old spool wrapped
with lace. Notice the black cat bead!
JoAnne even managed to squeeze in a couple of old
photos and stamped muslin.
Myrna altered this box with vintage music paper,a small crocheted doily and flower...so pretty.
Once again, so many pretties all in one box!
I love the tiny photo of the baby and my mini stamped
clothes pin. Another weakness, bling and a double strand.
A girl can never have too many pendants or vintage buttons!
Here's my version of the black and white box. Seems
that Myrna and I had a similar decorating idea. I sugared
my vintage music paper and then made 2 lace flowers, with
a pretty black rhinestone button.
I really had fun gathering the items for the boxes. Velvet
black and white leaves, flowers, and even a small jar of
black glass glitter. Thanks to Heather for hosting this fun swap.Thanks also to my wonderful and creative partners, JoAnne and Myrna!
We were able to make it for Parent's weekend to see our
sweet Macy....she is very happy at college and we had
a great weekend visit!!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
We now return to Phillips General Store open house. Spooky
indeed.....but a lovely type of spooky.
Even spiders look grand with old paper for a back drop.
Black and white decorated books make a wonderful
The "witch" is in and with this beautiful old paper
hat, she will be very popular with us creative types!
Check out the detail on her shoes....I want a pair!
Back inside, here is a cute Halloween teddy from Bethany
Lowe. The store owner, Billy, said that Bethany used
to come to his store to purchase vintage items for
inspiration. She has attended this Halloween open
house several times before.
Cute vintage inspired blocks from Bethany Lowe.
Of course, we must have Halloween candy.
Just a couple of bites. Happy decorating!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I had the pleasure of attending Phillips General Store's
Halloween showing last night. This lovely old antique
store is located in Bell Buckle, TN, not far from Nashville.
It truly was a Halloween feast for the eyes. The store
was closed all week to prepare the store and the windows.
Every year they host this event and even have a small
show in the window, sorta like community theatre.
Here I am with Cousin It.....very hairy!
Here's the wonderful host, Billy Phillips, aka Gomez Adams.
Please note his lovely bouquet of dead flowers.
The show was very cute and the actors did a great job.
Here's Mortica Adams with Uncle Fester.
Jason makes a handsome Uncle Fester. He is not really
an actor, but a wonderful vintage inspired designer.
His real name is Jason Parker Counce and he makes all
types of vintage holiday goodies!
Don't you just love his Halloween handiwork? I had to have
a couple of his pieces and will share them with you later.
He makes these small scented sachets. Love all of
these pretties in the violin case!
A sparkling Halloween costume for this dapper fellow.
Love these off white pumpkins.
More of Jason's work, these owls come in different colors and
textures of fabric....very cute for fall decorating. Stay tuned,
I will share photos of the windows soon!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
She has been away at college for almost 3 weeks. Here's the
before shot of the fully loaded car!
Macy and her roomate Madeline decided on a black and
white color scheme. Macy's accent color is yellow.
She LOVES penguins, so I found this cute one at Joann's.
I broke out the ole sewing machine and made the 2 smaller
pillows. The one on the right is circles of black linen
and it is really cute in person.
Madeline's accent color is pink. She had a cute
headboard and matching pillow made. The room
looks really nice!
This lamp was pink and white before I sanded, painted and
pommed it up. Good as new for the dorm room!
All smiles after a day of hard work. Notice the pretty black
and white damask curtain and a bit of art for the wall.
Macy and Madeline were very pleased with the finished room.
There were no tears shed when we left...just look how happy
she is!! But....we do miss her!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I have missed blogging, but have kept up with everyone's
blog. I have been short on time the last 3 months and
also had my computer break down and we went without
for about 1 month. I was able to squeeze in some
I attended my friend Kim's Christmas in July. It was a
great day filled with creating, eating, visiting with friends
and being spoiled by Kim. Don't you love my cupcake plate...
Kim made it from a candle holder and a vintage plate!
I actually met Kim at Silver Bella last year and so
glad that I did! She hosts monthly creative get togethers
at her beautiful home and she only lives 30 minutes from
me. We plan to room together at Silver Bella this year.
This pretty handmade flower was adorning a box of supplies and goodies.
A beautiful project of Kim's, the flower fairy ball. I will
show mine later. It was fun to make!
Kim is showing us her version of Pam Garrison's Lineage
of Love. We all made our own version.
Now, some highlights of what has kept me busy. We did
manage a family vacation to my parents in Florida.
Macy's graduation was a great day and the ceremony
was lovely! She won Female Athlete of the Year.
Here's the happy graduate with her Grams and Granddaddy,
This is the night before at her graduation party. Five other
girls and Macy had the party together. We rented a historical
home and it was really beautiful!
All 6 girls and their moms. This was a huge undertaking, but
well worth it! So many friends, teachers and family members
attended. We even had a Java bar, serving coffee and smoothies.
This photo was earlier in the day at the Baccalaureate service.
I did manage to scrapbook several pages for her senior
album. This is her friend Katerine and they are
attending college together.
A solo page of Macy and yes I did sneak in some vintage
wallpaper and some seam binding!
Other events that kept me busy and away from blogging include,
my son's 8th grade celebration.
I was able to meet up with Suzanne Duda at the Nashville Flea
Market. She and her daughter came up for the day and it was
great to see them!
Of course, track kept us very busy and we all enjoyed Macy's
last high school season. Kyle was in a back brace due to a
fracture and unable to play baseball this year.
The Prom was another busy event.
Macy and her date Connor. They had a wonderful time.
Soooo as you can see, I have been very busy. I am
hoping that things will slow down and I can return
to blogging and more creating.