Sunday, November 25, 2007

Winter Wishes...

I found some inspiration along the way the past few weeks, and decided to make these tiny charms from old family photos to display during the holidays. I'm headed off today to find a little tree or wreath...we'll see what comes along. I especially like them because I know I can 'double up' some use for Valentines as well, and who doesn't love a little efficiency? I was even able to make one out of a tiny copy of my grandparent's wedding certificate!

As I had hoped, I did make it out to one of my favorite antique malls this weekend; although I didn't come home with arm loads as I usually do! I did find this adorable Noel sign, with a gorgeous tag - Winter Wishes.
What are your winter wishes this year?

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Monday, November 19, 2007


Oh my! Is anyone else falling a little behind in their fall scrapping? Gosh this time of year can be really hard to keep up with, huh? I got a little done over the weekend...up to October 31st anyway.

I am determined to escape at some point over the weekend to my favorite antique mall that I haven't been to in ages (or at least it seems). And of course, there are the REST of the holidays coming up. Right now, my kids are blaring just one of the radio stations that is 24 hour holiday music. That should help get me in gear, huh?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

One week 'til Turkey Day

Wow! Is any one else starting to get that crazy holiday too-much-to-do feeling? Of course, it doesn't help the kids any that there is seriously Christmas music on the radio, and I am not even kidding.

Last weekend was my nieces' FIRST birthday, and I made her a little card from an old vintage one I had found.
I really want to make a Christmas banner...has anyone seen any good ones out there?

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Inspired by a vintage charm bracelet I found in aNew York City flea market, I have renewed my love for charm bracelets! I purchased this book, called Charmed Bracelets by Tracey Zabar for just a few dollars from Amazon. It's really lovely. The pictures are gorgeous, and it's well-written. I highly recommend it for your own bookshelf!

"...the most irresistable and alluring thing about a charm bracelet is it's ability to tell a story unique to it's owner. Consider a charm bracelet 'history on a wrist' - there is nothing more personal or symbolic. Laden with tiny figurines, fond remembrances, and sweet forget-me-nots collected over the years, charm bracelets chronicle small moments in a life lived. Truly, to wear one is to wear your history upon your sleeve."

Have a great week!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

So Sorry...I've Been Away!

I was in such a hurry that I didn't even stop to tell you I'd be gone! With all the craziness of Halloween and all that that entails, I neglected to tell you that I'd be on an exciting adventure; without kids! Hubby and I flew down the best city in the world; Charleston, South Carolina for Homecoming weekend at his college. I really love Charleston, and have never been there in the fall. Rest assured, it's just as gorgeous as the spring! I didn't take my camera (on purpose!) and so I have to borrow these images from the internet. If you ever have a chance to go and visit - do!

Who couldn't love this place?!

Make sure you stop and see that beauty that is around you this's there if we take the time to see it.

"Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend...when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present - love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure - the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth." ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach