There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
~ Jane Austen

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a wonderful day with family and friends!
Cheers, Sharon

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Free Images

Here are some free images for your art work or holiday projects.

Today I worked on several Christmas banners, journals, and a shadow box for family holiday gifts. I'll post some photos later this week.
Hope everyone is having a great week!
Cheers, Sharon

Jingle for the Cure...Please join in on the fun!

Just a short post to let you know about a fun and great swap that Deena is hosting for the holidays. You can also donate funds for the cure. To join or read about the swap, please just click on the icon on my sidebar for all of the details.
Hope everyone is having a good week!
Cheers, Sharon

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Winners of my November Blog Give Aways

My DH drew the names for my blog give aways. I took him away from his Saturday football games for this task!
The winner for the vintage inspired santas is Jenny @ Her blog is a great and fun read!
The winner of the vintage lot is Lynn @ Her blog is also a fun blog to read. She has her blog decorated for the Christmas already...very bright and cherry for the holidays!

Thank you to everyone that visited my blog and left such wonderful comments for the Christmas season memories!
Hope you have a great week!
Cheers, Sharon

Thursday, October 2, 2008

New items for Etsy!

These are 2 shabby vintage bottles that I altered. I embellished with vintage rhinestone jewelry, ribbons, velvet leaves, silk flowers, and vintage music papers. I will be listing these cuties in my Etsy shop today.
On Friday I am planning to go to the Pink Palace Craft Fair! This will be my first time attending. So looking forward to the day out!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Blog Banner and Some Peek Photos of Swaps

I made a new Fall blog banner today...playing with Photoshop and old photos of pumpkin patches.
Here are some peeks of my Halloween Swaps. All of these art creations have a special name attached.

This is one my favorite pieces of pottery! I bought this crock at the Harper's Ferry Mountain Heritage Fair back in the late 90s.
While taking some photos of our home today...I just could not pass up this photo shot!
Hope everyone is having a great week!
Cheers, Sharon

Monday, September 15, 2008

New Banner for Etsy Store!

New banner for Etsy store!
Shabby Thanksgiving Banner
with reproduction vintage Thanksgiving postcards.

Thanks for looking!
I want to thank everyone who visited my blog and left kind words and wonderful comments regarding my blog and September's blog give away.

Please visit and take peeks to see my future posting for October's blog give away.

Congratulations to all of the winners for September's Mind Wide Open art contest! Be sure to visit Gail's shop The Shabby Cottage Studio for a wonderful selection of papers and collage sheets.

Hope you have a great week!

Cheers, Sharon

Sunday, September 14, 2008

September Blog Give Away Winner!

Congratulations to Susan, , she has won my September blog give away ~ Thanksgiving Banner. Susan please email me your mail address.
I will be posting in October another blog give away. So please stop by my blog. I love comments!
Please keep Ike hurricane folks in your prayers!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

911...Never Forget

Our prayers for those of 911 and their families. God bless our country!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

September's Blog Give Away News

I hope everyone is doing well this week. Please keep our Gulf Coast folks in your prayers...getting back to normal may take some time.
I am making September's blog give away and will post the photos for your entry over the weekend. This month's theme will be Thanksgiving. I really like how it came out with all the fall colors! So please spread the word about the blog give check back this weekend.

Cheers, Sharon

Friday, August 29, 2008

Have a great and safe holiday weekend!

My wish for you and your family!
We are taking a drive to Franklin, TN to check out the antique malls.
Don't forget to check out Mind Wide Open for September's challenge and new image!
Cheers, Sharon

Friday, August 15, 2008

Happy Friday!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! This post has lots of photos so please be patient for the upload.
Here are some vintage linen hand towels I embellished with vintage lace and buttons. These lovelies will be posted in my Etsy store this weekend.

Here are two photos of our antique window collection. I just love the old windows!

The following photos are some of what I am calling my vintage stash.

This is a shadow box I made using a vintage image, lace, bottle, and jewelry. This is one of the August design projects for the Shabby Cottage Studio.

I am planning on listing a LOT of fabrics from my collection in the next couple of weeks. So please check back often as I will provide information on the listings.
Hope everyone has a great and safe weekend!
Hugs, Sharon

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Vintage Finds

Vintage Finds

Hope everyone has a great week!
Hugs, Sharon

Saturday, August 9, 2008

New Digital Art

This is a photo I altered in Photoshop using a vintage image.
For these digital collages I used digital papers and element by Susan at Raspberry Road Designs. She offers freebies weekly and beautiful digital check out her store! The second digital collage I used an altered photo from Gail Schmidt at Shabby Cottage Studio. Visit her store for wonderful items for your art.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Sharon

Friday, August 8, 2008

WOW...a blog award!

Jann,, awarded me this wonderful blog award! Thank you Jann! I am honored.I have met so many wonderful and inspiring artists and bloggers since I started blogging. I am suppose to award this seven inspiring bloggers. Please visit these wonderful sites (I apologize...I cannot get that link thing to work!):
Debra, (one of my Halloween swap members)
Lisa,, (one of my Halloween swap members)

Back from vacaton...Gulf Shores, AL

Our trip was wonderful! Don had a great time visiting his family. My sister and niece went with on this trip. It was great just to relax and enjoy family! I will be posting some photos of our trip and my vintage finds next week.

I applied/signed up for a new shop ~ LolliShops. I have read about the new website on other artist blogs. So when I received an invite...felt honored. Looking forward to creating some whimsical art for sale!

Hope everyone has a great and safe weekend!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Taking a break...

I am taking a break for a few days to spend time with my family and friends. Looking forward to relaxing and antiquing.

Have a great week!
Hugs, Sharon

Friday, July 25, 2008

As promised...

As promised, here are some photos of my jewelry buy.
The Box

The Jewels

One bag of many...some earrings

Signed and unsigned Weiss

Sorry about the glare in some of my photos. I think I will have to start hinting for a camera that takes better close ups. Any suggestions?

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend!

Hugs, Sharon

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I took a break this evening from reading blogs...
and played with Photoshop.

I will be posting next week a photo of my August blog give away!
So please check back next week.
A special thank you for all of you that have visited my blog and left kind words on my blog.
Hugs, Sharon