Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I have a thing for anchors...

There are a few symbols that always catch my attention
while on the hunt for something special to use in my work.
an anchor is one of those...

How about you?  Do you have a special icon that you gravitate
toward when looking for treasures?
A few others for me are ~
red cross pins
religious medals
let's not forget about
souvenir trinkets
all vintage of course,
all giving a specialness to the piece.

happy treasure hunting!

Have a wonderful weekend!

I have tried to get my items listed as I make them,
but going to the market every week makes that tough.
If ever you see something on the blog or facebook or instagram
and you are interested in it, please contact me so I can make that happen!

(I hope that you will follow me over to fb and instagram
as I have more opportunity to update there more often)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

around the dining room...

I have struggled with getting the house back together after Christmas.
Where to put everything, and the cleaning, oh the cleaning!
The struggle comes from wanting to have a more minimal look to our home, 
and a minimal approach to our life.
So that means edit, edit, edit...

This post is full of pictures so I am going to 
  keep the banter at a minimum and let the photos do the talking for me.

OH, except to tell you how much I love this oil painting 
that I found at a garage sale years ago for only $5.! 
I know, right???
Why was anyone getting rid of this awesome guy?

ok, I'm done now, back to the pictures...

These French linen lavender heart sachets are now available in the shop

I should have turned on the fireplace for you!

I couldn't get myself to put the twinkly lights away, and I'm so glad that I didn't.
They bring such peace and happiness to the room.
I don't know how long things will stay like this because
I haven't been able to get out to the barn to bring in 
some of my favorite treasures!
We have a whole lotta snow over here...

see the deer tracks on the frozen river?

Captain loves the snow!
I hope that you are staying cozy warm these days!

now, on to the bedroom and then the kitchen, 
and the living room could use a makeover too...

Thanks so much for stopping by!