Friday, January 28, 2011

Faith Hope & Cherrytea Tea Cup Swap

I joined Sharon's Faith Hope & Cherrytea Tea Cup Swap and my partner was Liz Lichenstein, it was wonderful to met the lovely Liz. This is the beautiful tea cup that she sent me, I love it, I love how unique the saucer is, I have never seen one like this. The tea cup is made in Germany. I have to say that her package was wrapped so beautifully, it was like Christmas all over again and it was such a treat. Look at all the beautiful things she sent to me, she made this beautiful lace pocket, which has the most beautiful lace on it. She also made me this beautiful mosiac box, it is so pretty, she sent me lace napkins, teacup note cards and a vintage book about entertaining, which I can't wait to read. She also gave me two of the most beautiful tea strainers that I have ever seen. She also sent me this beautiful strawberry pin cushion and beautiful pink sugar and this lovely silver teaspoon. I feel so lucky to have met you Liz. She does not have a blog, but you can find her on flickr here she also has a beautiful Etsy shop:
Thank you so much Liz, I love everything and it was such a pleasure to meet you. Thank you so much Sharon for hosting this most wonderful swap, it has been so much fun. I will be mailing your box off to you Liz on Monday and I will post pictures next week of what I sent Liz, after she receives her package. Thank you so much for visiting me today and have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Terri

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


The first picture is of the flowers that I swapped and received from the Quarterly Ribbon/Cloth Flower Swap that I host with the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group. Thank you Holly, Jody, Mary, Julie Anne and Martica. Everyone's flowers were so beautiful and all so different. The second picture is of the flowers that I made for the swap.

I also did a barter with my friend Dawn, she is part of the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group and lives in England, this is what she sent me, she is such a talented artist, these are her own paintings of Marie, she put them on Canvas and cotton for me, sent me these beautiful papers and also a beautiful bookmark. She has a wonderful Etsy shop , you really need to visit, she makes beautiful things. The second picture is some of the stamped images on cloth that I sent her. Thank you so much Dawn, I can't wait to create with your beautiful images.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Hello and Welcome to my blog today, well it is Tea Cup Tuesday again. I want to thank Terri and Martha for hosting this wonderful event each week. We visited our son at the University of Michigan on Saturday and we went to the wonderful Treasure Mart, I love that place, it was full of wonderful things, lots and lots of beautiful teacups and the prices are fabulous, all under $10.00. So many to pick from, I won't tell you how many I purchased, but these are two of them. They are very simple in color, but the cups have such a beautiful shape and they are embossed. They are both made in Germany, I really have not had time to look into these cups. Please click on the teacup on my sidebar and visit all the other beautiful tea cups today. Thanks again for visiting me today and I hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Monday, January 24, 2011


Hello, Thank you so much for visiting me today. In our group, The Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group, Rella, our wonderful owner started a new group where we can barter with other members for supplies or whatever we want to barter. I did a couple of barters with two lovely ladies. The first barter was with Jody Jara, I met her awhile ago, she is so nice and has since joined our wonderful Marie Group. She is the sweetest lady, she has become a wonderful friend. She has a beautiful blog Home and Heart. The first and second picture is what she sent to me and the third picture is what I sent to her. The bracelet is just so beautiful and I love the beautiful bookmark and the beautiful heart pin. I really think I got the better end of the deal. Thank you so much Jody, I will treasure your beautiful creations.

The second barter I did was with Wanda Buxton, she just joined our Marie Group, she sent me some beautiful things, lovely vintage laces, ribbon, buttons, all the things that I love to create with. The second and third picture is what I sent her. Thank you so much Wanda, I love everything. I can't wait to create. Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Sunday, January 23, 2011


One thing I have to say is that I have such wonderful friends in the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group and also in blog land, I have never met these beautiful ladies in person, I hope to some day. I know we would just have a wonderful time together. It was a rough week for me, my Aunt Harriett passed away last week, she was my last Aunt alive on my father's side. Then came these wonderful gifts from my friends. The order that I am showing is the order that I received them. This beautiful dress form is from Debi Huntsman, she is just the sweetest person and I just love her. I did not join this swap and had wished I had after I seen her beautiful dress forms, so look what came in the mail, I just love it Debi you are the nicest person. I will treasure your beautiful work. She has the most beautiful blog, just click on her name and you will see what I mean. Thank you so much Debi.

I received this beautiful Valentines card and 2011 Calender from my friend Wendy Robinson, she sent me a Calender last year and I just loved it, the size was perfect and so beautiful, I loved using it all year, so when I got another, I was just thrilled. Wendy's work is just beautiful. She does not have a blog but you have to look at her beautiful work in flickr

And lastly I received these beautiful French ledger sheets from Rhonda. She is just the most sweetest person, she was having surgery just over a week ago and she sent me these. Can you imagine. These are the most beautiful sheets I have seen. I don't want to use them, but she sells them in her wonderful Etsy shop, which is closed right now while she is recovering. I can't wait to create with these lovely sheets, thank you so much Rhonda.

Monday, January 17, 2011


I wanted to share with you today a couple of Charlotte Heart Angel Dolls that I have made for my Etsy shop. I got the idea one night when I was laying in bed and could not sleep. I really enjoyed making them and love how they turned out. I will be adding them to my shop later today. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Here's wishing you a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Monday, January 10, 2011


We are having a Valentine Gala on the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group to celebrate Valentines, we had one for Halloween and oh we had so much fun. I am hosting a Cloth Valentine Heart Contest on the site. Each person will create a heart from the same pattern, but they can use what ever material and trims and colors they want their own heart to be. I love hearts so I really enjoyed making this example to show them. Mine will not be entered in the contest, but I am so excited, it will be so wonderful to see what others will create. I hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for visiting me today. Hugs, Terri

Saturday, January 8, 2011


The Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group had a wonderful charm swap, hosted by the lovely Rhonda. We make 25 charms and mail them to Rhonda and she swaps them out and you receive 25 charms back, they are just beautiful. This charm swap was red with antique brass. I love the color combination and I have always loved red. Once I received my charms I decided to make a necklace and also a bracelet, here they are. Thank you ladies. Thanks for visiting me today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Terri

Thursday, January 6, 2011


When I was young and having my children, I did not care what sex they were as long as they were healthy, and I was truly blessed with two healthy son's. But what woman does not secretly want to have a daughter. My next thought was that my wonderful son's would find wonderful ladies, and yes, my husband and I must have done something right, I have one daughter in law and one that will be in the near future. I think of these ladies as my daughters, they are just wonderful and I love them so much. We always have such a wonderful time together. I wanted to make them something for Christmas this year, so I decided to make them each a necklace. The first one is for Nicole. I found this wonderful pendant and the initials were G N, but these vintage pendants were made to put your initials in them, so I was able to change it to N G. The other necklace was for Chrissy, she loves blue so I bought this wonderful vintage dress clip and made her's. They both loved them and it was such a treat to give my "daughters" these gifts. Thanks for visiting me today and have a lovely week. Hugs, Terri