Friday, April 6, 2012

Birdhouses & Bluebonnets

Hi! I hope everyone is having a nice Spring so far. I thought I would share a picture of my hubby, Stuart's latest birdhouses in our bluebonnet patch. He builds these for a lady that sells at Canton Trades Day. I think they look so pretty sitting in the wagon (hubby built that too) among the bluebonnets!

I wish you all a very Happy Easter!

Until next time...

Monday, January 30, 2012

New Creations

Hi Blogging Friends!

I hope your new year is going good so far! Mine has been going pretty snow, fairly mild temperatures, and I guess I don't have anything to complain about. I'm really happy that February is nearly here! It means we're just a little bit closer to Spring. I can't wait to be able to go outside and plant flowers and see my pretty Texas Bluebonnets bloom! Well, it will be here before we know it.

I have been busy with my new passion (just one of many), making jewelry. I have always had an interest in trying my hand at jewelry making but just never got around to it. So, I decided the new year was a perfect time to try it.

So far I've only made earrings, but I have some ideas for some really cute, kinda funky necklaces. I am planning on going to Canton First Monday Trades Day this week to get some vintage supplies for making the necklaces. I should have some made in a week or two. I will be listing my earrings later today on my website in the Handcrafted Jewelry section.

I also wanted to let y'all know that this Friday, Feb. 3rd, will be the first Pink Friday of the year over at Make Mine Pink. The theme will be "Winter Romance". I'm so excited for Pink Friday to start back up! I hope to see y'all there!

Until next time...

Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year

I just wanted to let y'all know about the sale going on over at Shabby Shan's Cottage! I'm having an out with the old, in with the new sale in the "Tag Sale" section of my website. Check it just might find something that you just can't live without. We've got lots of new items, new product lines (and maybe a couple of new categories on the website) in the works for the New Year, so check back often!

I hope you all have a Happy, Healthy 2012!

Until next time...


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Pink Christmas

Merry Christmas Friends!!! I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season! Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I am happy to say that I am finished except for maybe a few little stocking stuffers. My packages are even wrapped and under the tree! My Mom came over yesterday and helped me get them all wrapped. Wasn't that sweet of her?
I just love Christmas parties...don't you? Well, I thought it would be fun to have a little blog get together here at my house. Come on in and I will share my Christmas decorations with y'all.

Here is a close up of our tree and my sweet vintage pink Santa Clause.

This is my little cabinet that my hubby Stuart built for me out of an old window. I call it my dog cabinet because it is full of my vintage dog figurines.

On the top of my dog cabinet I have my Bethany Lowe snow people, along with a few vintage pieces.

I just had to share a picture of my sweet little Peppi!

Our mantel and hearth

This is my glitter house collection. If you look really close you can see my vintage pink flocked reindeer.

This is my dining room.

I used vintage sheet music for place mats and vintage rhinestone brooches for napkin rings.

I hope you enjoyed our Holiday Home! We don't usually decorate as much as we did this year, but Stuart was in the Christmas spirit, so we decided to put up all of the decorations.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Santa brings you everything you've asked for!

Until next time...

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pink October

Each year many of the boutiques at Make Mine Pink get together to give back to a charitable organization of their choice by holding a Pink October event. This year, because October is also "Domestic Violence Awareness Month," we've decided to hold a special "all pink boutique" and contribute 10% of all sales to The Pink Slipper Project. We hope that you'll stop by and see some of the fabulous PINK merchandise that we'll have for your enjoyment.

The Pink October Boutique will open October 7th and run through October 21st.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Northern Exposure

Happy Monday! Hope everyone is doing good and is safe from Hurricane Irene!

My hubby Stuart and I just returned home from a trip up North to visit family in Minnesota. The weather up there was beautiful! It was such a relief to escape from this terrible Texas heat and drought. We decided to travel a different route than we usually do, so we headed East up along the Missouri River. Our first stop was St. Louis, MO. to see the big arch.

Next we went to Fulton, IL. were we stopped to see this authentic windmill.

It sat right on the Missouri River. It was such a beautiful day! The sky was so blue, and the grass was so green that it looked like Easter grass.

Here is a picture of me and Stuart by the MO River.

Next we went to Galena, IL., which is a lovely little ski resort town. It is the home of President Grant.

Isn't this a beautiful old mansion? I just love the glass sun room on the side! I can just picture myself sitting in there reading a book. If your ever in the Galena, IL area I highly recommend stopping in for a visit! There is a wonderful downtown full of antiques, home decor and quaint restaurants.

I hope you enjoyed the little tour of our trip. I found quite a few treasures to list on my website while we were on our trip. Be sure to check back later in the week for new listings. Also, there will be a new Pink Friday theme over at Make Mine Pink this Friday..."Somewhere in Time". I hope you will visit all of the participating boutiques. I know I will!

Until next time...


Monday, July 11, 2011

Progress is being made!

Hi Everyone! I just thought I would share with you the progress that has been made on my big girl playhouse. It now has a cute little porch and soon it will have a tin roof. We are using vintage wood paned windows, except for one new window in the back that can be opened to let in some fresh air. There will also be a screened door on the front. It is really coming along! I can't wait until it's finished so I can start decorating the inside!

I also would like to remind everyone about the Make Mine Pink Christmas in July. Don't miss out on all of the fun! There are lots of great items being offered at 50% off or more! On July 15th I will be offering this Handmade Cottage Birdhouse at 1/2 price.

It will become available at 6:00 pm central time. I am so pleased with the way this birdhouse turned out! My husband Stuart does a great job on building these birdhouses!

Until next time...