Monday, June 28, 2010

It's Almost The 4TH

Hi all!!
Seems like it was just the 4TH of July. How time flies when you are having fun.
My friend Jean in Rhode Island is starting her decorating for the 4TH, so I decided to take a few shots of my decorations so far. Haven't done it all yet, but this is a start.
I am starting out the week, one busy crown maker. I have a lot of orders to get done as well as hosting the 4TH. A lot to do and on top of that I have laryngitis, and a cough. What the heck is that about in the summer?
The last photo is of my yard sale find this past Saturday, in fact it was my only yard sale find of the weekend. Sometimes you know how it is, just not a lot out there. Anyway I do love this rustic red bird house, and the price was right at $3.
Thanks for all the sweet comments about the magazine. You bloggers are the best!!
I had better get back to the crowns.
Have a great week!!
Chat again soon.
PS, for a fun 4TH of July blog party go here

Friday, June 25, 2010

And The Winner Is......

Hi all, and happy Friday!
I'm pleased to announce the winner of my crown giveaway.
The winner is Sissie, of Sissie's Shabby Cottage.
I hope she enjoys the crown.
As you can see the winner was chosen by a very scientific method of throwing the names in a hat. I knew that red top hat would come in handy for something.
My husband was nice enough to pick out the winning name early this morning.
Thank you all for participating in the fun, and for all of your wonderful comments about the magazine article.
Have a very wonderful weekend!!
Chat again soon.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Crown Giveaway!

Hi all!
Still very excited about being in the new issue of Romantic Country, and I appreciate all of your sweet, nice, and happy comments.
I just wanted to post some photos of the little crown that I am giving away this Friday in honor of being in the magazine, and my birthday too!!
So if you haven't left a comment please do so, if you would like to be in the drawing for the crown. If you would like to be in more than once please tell me if you have let others know about the giveaway, and or post on your blog. Just email me, or leave another comment. Email is
Thanks so much!!
Good Luck!
Chat again soon.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Very Excited!!

Hi all!!
It's a very exciting day for me. I have the honor of being in the new issue of Romantic Country Magazine. Turn to page 18 and there I am with my artwork!! Thanks so much to FiFi, Sunday, and Kimberly!!!! They are the best at what they do!
I had so much fun with this, as you can tell. Thanks to Jennifer too!
I want to have a little giveaway, to celebrate the article and my recent birthday.
So please leave a comment, and next Friday I will pick a name to win one of my small gutter screen crowns. Tell everyone to enter, pass it along.
Also if you can pass along my correct email address, as it's wrong in the magazine.
It's Also, if you are in Southern California you can find my work at Diane's shop Sticks N Stones in Agoura Hills.
So just leave a comment and I will put your name in the drawing!!!
Thanks for following my blog. Have a wonderful weekend!
Chat soon,
PS, if you tell someone else to enter my giveaway, please let me know and I will add your name in twice for a second chance to win!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Hi all!
Hope you had a nice week.
We are leaving on a little vacation, so I won't be talking to you or sleeping in my own bed for a few days! It's my birthday weekend, so when I get back I will be having a little birthday giveaway, and another surprise.
Have a lovely weekend!!!
Talk to you soon.
PS, I will miss visiting with all of you.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

My Dream French Farm Table!

Hi all!
Hope you are having a fab Sunday!!
Got up early Saturday morning to go to garage sales with my daughter Amanda!
She has got the garage sale bug as do I.
It was one of those really good days, where there was more good stuff than bad. A lot less exercise equipment, and more cool stuff!
We found a lot of great little items along the way. Amanda picked up a beautiful park bench for her backyard for only $10. I got an old bottle carrier, old books, crystal and silver candy dish all for $6.50. Then we came across this great buffet/sofa table. It matches some of my other pieces, and it was only $40. I called my husband and he whined a tiny bit, but he came an picked it up for me. Amanda's car was already loaded with stuff plus a car seat.
A few more sales, more fun stuff, then the mother lode!!
This great French farm table of my dreams. I have been wanting one for a really long time. It had to be the right one at the right price of course. Amanda said I had better get it, so we walked around to the other side of the table to see the price. I was thinking it was going to be an outrageous price for such a cool table. Not really, it was only $150!! Yay!! Now the thing is pretty huge, and other people were looking it at, but Amanda said you are getting it, and she stood guard while again I called my husband to the rescue. He was really great about it. I told him it was just what I had been wanting. Luckily the top came off so it was a bit easier to fit into our SUV. It was an interesting ride home. Had to leave the back open a bit because the table stuck out of the back. Our warning the door is open bell beeped all the way home. Needless to say it was a long 10 minute ride.
The table I had is a white chippy one with 2 leaves. It now belongs to Amanda. See we trade around a lot. She had a smaller white table which will now go to Craigslist. The sofa table I had before was an old window made into a table which is now on Craigslist.
It was a fun weekend, and big news baby Jake is officially crawling.
Please stay tuned for a giveaway and some other fun!
OK, enough rambling!!
Have a great week!
Chat again soon.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy Thursday!

Hi all, and Happy Thursday!! One day closer to the weekend. This week is flying by.
Here are a few pictures of what I have been working on, plus my pretty hydrangeas!!
Remember my chair that got covered with a drop cloth? Well, here is a lamp I covered with some leftover fabric. I think it's cool!!
My friend at the shop Sticks N Stones asked me to cover a lampshade using of all things this open weave burlap. It's normally used around bottoms of trees and shrubs, and for gardening purposes. It comes in a roll from the hardware store. So I tried it and I think I like the results.
Who knows what else you can use it for, but I like repurposing, don't you?
Here is a little tease about next week, a giveaway is in the works, as well as some other surprises, so stay tuned.
Enjoy your day!!
Chat again soon.
PS, forgot to mention, 2 tiered cupcake cake box was a special order for the cupcakery this week.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Right On Que!

Hi all!
June gloom arrived right on Que here is sunny California.
It's what happens here sometimes in June. I thought I would show you might little miniature fuschia. It's really small, but so cute. It brightens up this gloomy June day. Hope you all had a nice weekend. It feels like Monday on Tuesday today.
Have a great week, and I hope it's sunny where you are.
Chat soon.