Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Tomorrow, my husband and I are leaving on vacation, we are first flying to see our oldest son and his wife in the Seattle area. They just purchased a new home in Woodinville and moved in today. We will stay in the Seattle area for five days and then all four of us are flying to Alaska. My husband and I are very excited, it has been a dream trip and we are looking forward to all the beautiful sites to see and spending some wonderful time with our son and his new wife, whom we just love. I will be back on July 12th. I hope everyone has a wonderful July 4th weekend, we are planning on seeing the fireworks in Seattle, which are supposed to be wonderful. Thank you for visiting my blog. Hugs, Terri


I won a couple of beautiful giveaways a couple of weeks ago, the first one is from Sarah at http://mysocalledjunkylife.blogspot.com/ it is one of her beautiful cloth flower pins, it is so pretty, so many different layers, I just love it. She has two wonderful Etsy shops, http://www.etsy.com/shop/mysocalledjunkylife and http://www.etsy.com/shop/seraart she makes beautiful jewelry, give her a visit. Thank you so much Sarah. The other giveaway that I won was from Rhonda atwww.alittlebitfrench.blogspot.com she makes french inspired things, I won some beautiful vintage french book pages, I love them and can't wait to create with them. Rhonda also has a beautiful Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/Parisgal56 she has French Friday giveaways, visit her beautiful blog and also her lovely shop. Thank you so much Rhonda. I want to thank you for visiting my blog and have a wonderful week.


Here are the creations I made for the 2010 Spring Bead Swap Party, hosted by Sarah at http://mysocalledjunkylife.blogspot.com/ my partner was Kathleen at http://charmbraceletdiva.blogspot.com/ Kathleen sent me so many things, it was hard to use them all, she sent me lots of beautiful charms that I will use on future bracelets.
I made this necklace, I had the large rhinestone piece, I received this brooch from my mother in law and have been wanting to make something with it, Kathleen sent me the lovely rhinestone ball and lots of beautiful pearls. I also made this bracelet with the lovely beads Kathleen sent me. The last item I made was these beautiful earrings. This was such a fun swap, thank you Kathleen for all the beautiful items you sent me and thank you Sarah for hosting this wonderful swap. Go over to Sarah's blog to link to the others in the swap. Thank you for visiting me today, have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Friday, June 25, 2010


Better late than never, what a wonderful idea, thank you so much Karen. This is the idea of Karen at Some Days Are Diamonds. You can click on the sidebar button and go see everyone who is joining and all their beautiful creations. I had fun making mine and I plan on putting mine on an easel. Once we made our creation with the image, we had to take a picture of ourselves. I used an artist canvas and layered lots of vintage lace and sewed them together. Then I add lots of vintage flowers and jewels. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I decided to join Stephanie for her Wedding Blog Party. I have always loved anything to do with weddings. About 10 years ago I started collecting wedding cake toppers, it made me feel so bad that families would not cherish these vintage cake toppers. I also made the shelves that my cake toppers are on. I made a large shadow box to put things from my wedding in. I love to make shadow boxes for special couples. I made one for my husband and I, it has our wedding invitation and a large G for Gordon. I also made one for my son who was married last July. My husband and I just celebrated our 32nd Wedding Anniversary, and we renewed our vows, you can read about it here: http://designsbyterrigordon.blogspot.com/2010/06/june-10th.html. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, please click on the button to go to all the other blogs that are joining Stephanie for this wonderful party. I really enjoyed this. Thank you Stephanie.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I have just finished a couple of swaps up for the Marie Antionette Mail Art Group. The first one is a swap that I am hosting for the group, it is a Marie Tassel Doll, and this doll is for Dawn and she is going international, she will be on her way to England soon. The other Marie doll is for a Paper Doll Swap with the group, this one is for Denise. I really enjoyed making these, I hope the ladies love them. Thanks for visiting and have a great day. Hugs, Terri


These are some of the items I found while Antique hunting in Wisconsin, it was wonderful, where ever we went, we were finding Antique Malls and stores. I love these two composition doll heads and the owner gave me a great price if I purchased both of them. I also love the china half dolls, they look like Marie Antoinette. I love the antiqued german doll, she was a great price and is 26 inches tall. The next picture I thought I was buying a bag of cloth and lace and it turned out to be a lovely night gown and it was 75% off. I love the vintage pincushion with roses on it and the lovely pearl buttons. I found lots of beautiful crocheted lace, bags of it at 50% off, this is only half of what I bought. For years I have wanted a vintage velvet jewelry box, I have hunted high and low for one, checking Ebay and Etsy all the time and this one was 50% off, it has hand painted flowers inside. The next item is a pincushion and you can hang your scissors on it, love the colors. I also found a bunch of vintage wood cigar boxes and a few vintage glass bottles. The last item is a Pebbles doll. I had this same doll when I was a little girl. My mom is not much of a saver and I don't know what ever happened to her. This one is in really great shape, and it looks like no one put her in the bath tub, her hair is in great shape. The great thing about Wisconsin was a lot of places had wonderful sales, it was really fun. I wish we had more antique malls and stores where I live. Well thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. Hugs, Terri