Friday, February 26, 2010

Sweet Package Delivery

What's this?.... A package for me?.... What could it be?

Hmmmm. birthday isn't until next Friday, so I don't think it's a birthday present...

Let's open it up and see.

Yay! It's the giveaway I won over at my sweet friend Jeanette's blog....Sweet Jeanette. Just click on her blog's name to take you over for a visit. I know she'd love it if you'd stopped by to say hello. But before you go....

Let me just unwrap this little package with the sweet little bow....

It's a beautiful heart shaped pillow and pink bookmark, both hand made especially by her. Awwww, so beautiful and sweet. There were several different pillows and bookmarks to choose from and Jeanette picked these two just for me...And they're absolutely perfect because...I PINK!

Here's a close up of the bookmark ends... Hope, which just happens to be one of my favorite inspirational words and a very sweet and dainty locket. Love it!

Jeanette, thank you for my beautiful and sweet gifts...And most importantly, thank you for being such a kind, thoughtful and sweet friend.


Thank you all for stopping by today. I do hope you enjoyed your visit.

*Wishing you all a fantabulous weekend.*


Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Craft Project & Thrift Store Treasure

Seems like lately I've been busy working on several projects at once, but haven't been able to completely finish a single one...So many ideas, so little time.... I just need to stop starting up new projects and just finish the ones I've got. Anyway, today I wanted to share with you one that I finally completed yesterday. Oh! And I also want to share with you my latest thrift store treasure find. Please, won't you come in and stay a while?

A couple of years ago I found several of these 4x6 frames at a garage sale (canvases included). I've used them all up on different projects and this was my very last one. A little bit of paint and some buttons from my button collection and this is what I made....

I ♥ button art.

Got a little carried away with the picture taking. Here's another view.


And another...

I made that little birdie a while back. Very sweet, don't you agree?

And finally, here's my latest thrift store treasure find....This darling little glass teapot.

Here's a closer look. It is just the sweetest and tiniest teapot I have ever seen. I just had to have it.

I'm so happy you stopped by for a visit. Maybe next time I can make you some tea in my new little teapot... I'll even bake you some goodies. I do hope you come visit again soon. Until next time.

Have a wonderful day.


Hugs and Kisses,

Thursday, February 18, 2010

It's A Cloche Party!!!

I am absolutely thrilled to once again be joining in all the fun over at my sweet friend Marty's blog, A Stroll Thru Life. She is having another one of her highly anticipated Cloche Parties. Yay!

Just click on the button above to take you where all the fun is. Oh! But, before you go, please stay a bit and see what I have to share....

Recently I rearranged our petite cottage living room. As you can see, behind the coffee table I added a bit more seating. I brought our window seat from downstairs...I think it looks cute in it's new home, don't you?

I also redecorated our coffee table. I decided to go with a Paris theme.

And here's my beautiful green glass cloche.
Inside I'm displaying a petite Eiffel Tower, a vintage key and a votive candle holder which I wrapped with a printout of a vintage postcard.

And on the top I tied a black organza bow with yet another vintage key and a Paris inspired tag I made. Tres chic...n'est-ce pas?
And here you can see my little wire cloche, which I created/repurposed from a decorative corset...Click here if you would like to see what it looked like before.

Inside are a couple of pear green votive candles, one of my favorite colors, and a cute little cluster of grapes.
And the top is adorned with a beautiful vintage earring I purchased at a flea market a couple years ago.


I hope you enjoyed your visit with me today. And now, why not run over to Marty's to see what other cloche enthusiasts are sharing.

Wishing everyone a totally awesome weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, February 15, 2010

What A Lovely Surprise!

Hi everyone. I hope you all had a fantabulous Valentine's Day. Sadly my hubby, our daughter and I were all struck with a nasty cold, putting a little damper on things. :-( However, before this cold had a chance to knock us down completely, my hubby managed to do something utterly sweet and I just couldn't wait to share it with all of you.

On Saturday he drove me to a little antique district in the heart of Ocean Beach where one can find cute little shops and antique stores. It was meant to be a surprise, but as soon as I knew where he was taking me, I realized what he was up to. You see, a couple of weeks ago while blog surfing, I came across the blog Cordelia's Cottage. Not only did I meet Ms. Cordelia through her blog, but I also found out that she owned a cute little shop in this same district...Cottage Antiques. (If you would like to visit her blog or site, just click on the blog name or site name.) I was thrilled to finally meet Ms. Cordelia in person, but there was more.....

Well, on this particular Saturday Ms. Cordelia was having a "Valentine's Trunk Show" where several artist would be presenting their beautiful and creative creations. Amongst them....are you ready for this?... was the one and only Ms. Christie Repasy. (Click here to visit her beautiful site) She is someone I have admired for a long time and who I think is a very talented artist...

On this day I found out that not only is she very talented, but she is also very sweet and down to earth. Christie, if you read this, it was an honor and pleasure to meet you. Blessings to you always.

I was also fortunate enough to meet two other artists that day, Ms. Lisa of Vintage Bling and Ms. Rita of Mammabellarte who are also extraordinarily talented and very sweet. (Just click on their blog names to visit these lovely ladies.) If Lisa or Rita read this... it was an absolute pleasure meeting you both.

Oh but wait, there is still more. As if the surprise wasn't enough, my hubby bought me this...

Now, not only does her wonderful artwork hang on my walls, it can also hang around my neck...Isn't he just the sweetest hubby? Anyway, I couldn't wait to share this with you, but I think it's time for me to get back into bed...Hopefully this nasty cold will not last too much longer.

Wishing everyone a wonderful and healthy new week.


Hugs and Kisses,

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

May your Valnetine's Day be filled with the sweetness of love and tons and tons of sweet chocolates....Hee, hee, hee!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone.

Hugs ♥ Kisses,

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thump, Thump!

My heart goes thump, thump for....
My beating heart is filled with my most loved treasures....
and you my dear friends are amongst them.

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine's Day Garden

Happy Monday Everyone!

I do hope you all had a wonderful weekend. For the last couple of days it's been raining here again!.... Wow, but this morning started off oh so bright and sunny. It is such a beautiful day outside that I thought it would be a perfect day to show you my Valentine's Day garden flag.

It was made by yours truly especially for this wonderful month of Love. What do you think?

Oh, but wait a minute.... What do I see?

A pair of love birds have stopped by for a visit. I do hope they're enjoying the teacup bird feeder my hubby and I made...Well I guess it's a bird bath today since it's been raining so much and it's full of water...hee, hee, hee...Now, let's see if we can get a little closer.

Awww! Isn't that the sweetest thing you've ever seen?

I do hope they enjoyed their little visit...Oh, and that you did as well.

Hope you all come and visit again real soon.

Until then.


Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, February 5, 2010

First Kiss

First Kiss




You leaned over and you kissed me
With a passion flowing free

You leaned over and you kissed me
Sparks flew that we could see

You leaned over and you kissed me
A touch so soft and tender

You leaned over and you kissed me
A kiss I would remember

You leaned over and you kissed me
I'm sure I kissed you back

You leaned over and you kissed me
With the fire no kiss should lack

You leaned over and you kissed me
You left me wanting more

You leaned over and you kissed me
My soul you did explore

You leaned over and you kissed me
My heart no longer full of pain

You leaned over and you kissed me
Darling, kiss me once again


Have you kissed your loved one today?

Thank you so much for dropping by.



All pictures above were found through Google Image Search. If any belong to you please let me know so that I may give you proper credit...Thank You.

Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


love (luv) n. 1. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person often symbolized with a heart....
Throughout our petite cottage, love and hearts can be found year around...
Here are some of my favorites....

I know, there are no heart shapes here, but there is tons and tons of love....
love definition: 2. allowing your hubby to add his own decor to your shabby chic, romantic, vintage style cottage.
Thank you everyone for stopping by.
Have a wonderfully blessed day.
Until next time.

Hugs ♥ Kisses,

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ahhh, The Month of Love is Here!


Month of Love!

To celebrate this marvelous month of love I would like to do something a little different...From now until Valentine's Day I will be posting only about all that is love, romance and sweetness. I am so in love with "Love" and I would like to share with you all that fills my heart with this wonderous and magical feeling.

I do hope you enjoy.


Let's begin with the one who fills my heart the most with love, romance and sweetness....

My Knight in Shining Armour...

My true love Romeo...

My Prince Charming...My One and Only....

My Mr. Wonderful!

I love you Sweetie


Happy 1st day of February everyone!

Thank you for stopping by.

Wishing you all a wonderful, love-filled day.


Hugs and Kisses,