Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I got an email from Lori at http://katiesrosecottage.blogspot.com/ and she told me I won her beautiful giveaway. It arrived yesterday, a beautiful pendant necklace and beautiful matching earrings, it is so pretty and more so in person, it just sparkles. I just love it. She has a wonderful web site and sells beautiful jewelry, take a look http://www.katiesrosecottagedesigns.com/ . Thank you so much Lori and I will treasure your beautiful work. I am going to wear it on Easter.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
This is another favorite of mine, I say that but, I think they are all my favorites. This one is also a demitasse "half cup" tea cup. When my husband and I were first married, he had to go on a business trip to New Orleans and this beautiful cup is what he brought me back. The cup is small, but really decorated and I love how it looks like hearts in the pattern, it was made by Royal Albert, England and the name is Lady Hamilton. Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog today. Click on the Tea Cup Tuesday badge to see the other beautiful teacups. Thank you Terri and Martha.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
These are the shoes I received from the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group Shoe Swap hosted by Terri Heinz. This was a really fun swap and Terri did such a wonderful tutorial showing us all how to make these beautiful shoes, you can go to her blog to see her wonderful tutorial: http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/. This was a 3 for 3 swap, we all made three shoes and received three and they were filled with beautiful trims. I received one from Kris Dickinson, Cathy Bluteau, and Terri Heinz. I also had won a giveaway from Debi at: http://lifeinmystudio.blogspot.com/ and received a beautiful shoe from her. They all look so pretty together. I love them all. The bottom picture is another shoe I made for the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group, a swap for one shoe that had to have a cake on it, this swap was hosted by Rebecca and this shoe is for Denise, I hope she likes it. I have to fill it with goodies and get it off to her. Thank you for visiting my blog and have a wonderful day.
Well, I started late today, busy getting some things done. I started collecting tea cups when I was 16 years old and my Mom collected regular tea cups, so I started collecting demitasse "half cup" tea cups, I loved the small size. The one I am going to share with you today is one of my favorite ones, it is a french demitasse tea cup. The markings on the bottom are CFH GDM FRANCE, which is made by the Charles Field Haviland Limoges Company. I don't know the age of it, but I love the green color and all the gold details on it. I have had this cup and saucer for years, I remember that I purchased it at an Antique Store. The green paint on it looks almost like it was airbrushed. Thank you for visiting my blog today. Have a wonderful Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Here are two cuffs that I made, one is for a swap with the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group and is for Ineke, the other cuff is for my friend Debi at http://lifeinmystudio.blogspot.com/ she sent me this beautiful cuff, so I wanted to make one for her. I love the cuff she made, I love the roses and who does not love rhinestones. Thank you so much Debi. I hope Ineke and Debi like their cuffs, they were fun to make. Enjoy.
Monday, March 15, 2010
This is the second week for Martha's & Terri's Tea Cup Tuesday, but it is the first week for me. Terri is a great friend that I met through the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group and Martha is a very nice lady who I met through Terri. I have been collecting tea cups since I was a teenager and my Mom also collects Teacups. The one I am going to share with you today is very special. When my husband and I got married we did not register to get china and after 10 years of marriage, for Christmas my husband picked out a place setting and gave it to me with the understanding that I could pick out any one I wanted, but I loved the one he picked so I got a 12 place setting of this beautiful china. It is Noritake, and the name is Rothchild. I know that it is not real old, but I love the vintage look and colors. It is so pretty at Easter time. Thank you Martha and Terri, this has been fun.
These pages are for a 4 x 4 book swap for the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group. It is hosted by a wonderful lady Rhonda, who makes all the 4 x 4 books so special. I really enjoyed making these, I hope the ladies like them. The Marie image is from: http://www.etsy.com/shop/frenchkissed.
The teacup image is from Karen at The Graphics Fairy: http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/2010/03/free-antique-clip-art-pen-flourished.html. She has free art every day.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I am hosting a Amour Banner Swap with the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group. Each person is to make 5 banners, spelling out Amour and decorate them in pinks and blues. I will then swap them out and we each will have a lovely banner.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
I received a really nice award from Lynn at trashtotreasureart.blogspot.com/, The Sunshine Award - We really all need some sunshine today! There are lots of blogs that I love. It is so hard to just list a few. I am to pass this on to 6 people. Here are the 6 blogs that I picked:
Debi at lifeinmystudio.blogspot.com/
Karen at mydesertcottage.blogspot.com/
Terri at artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/
Kim at tabithalenox.blogspot.com/
Rhonda at rhondamum.blogspot.com
carmelina at creativecarmelina.blogspot.com
So here are the guidelines
Please share some sunshine with your fellow friends by:
Placing the Sunshine image on your blog or within your post.
Pass the award onto six bloggers
Link the nominees within your post.
Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
We are having a bird cage swap in our Marie Antoinete Mail Art Group. I made one for Dee and made an extra for myself. This swap was hosted by Melanie. I really enjoyed making these. Thought I would share them with you. The Marie images are digital collage sheets from http://www.cassiscreations.etsy.com/. Cassandra has lots of beautiful collage sheets for sale, these were really fun to work with.