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

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all the best for the New Year!

Cheers, Sharon

Monday, December 28, 2009

Vintage Finds

As promised, here are a few photos of some of my vintage finds for the past few weeks.
This is a group of vintage lace, lace baby cap, and pink baby shirt. I am always looking for vintage lace. I was excited to find a booth with a basket of vintage lace I purchased almost all of them.

I am finding my taste in theme changing lately. I really like the bold colors of the 40s and 50s.
This is a couple of vintage kitchen towels and opalescent hand painted plates.

This photo displays some of the vintage greeting cards I purchased from eBay and at the antique mall this past weekend. I am going to use these images for my hand made gift tags and cards. Please check my Etsy shop for my new Birthday and Valentine's Day handmade gift tags. I hope everyone enjoyed the photos.
Dear Followers, Please don't forget to check back this weekend for my Birthday blog give away!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Upcoming Blog Give Away

I hope everyone had a wonderful and joyful Christmas with family and friends.
Don and I spent a quiet day at home with the fire place burning and watching movies. It was a nice and restful day for us.

The New Year will be approaching next Birthday will be in 2 I thought it would be a nice a time for another blog give away. I have been working on collecting the goodies for this give away for a about a week. I have purchased some wonderful vintage finds the past few weeks. I will share photos of my lucky finds on Monday. I will post my next blog give away on January 1 for a drawing on January 8th my birthday. So please check back for photos

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Sharon

PS The theme for the give away will be retro/40s/50s. I also have added some gift tags to my Etsy shop!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday and all the best for the New Year!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A peek into our home...

I meant to post photos of our home earlier...We kept our Christmas decorating just to the kitchen area this year. We wanted something simple and stress free.
Here is a peek at my Santa collection. I only displayed about a dozen of my Santas this year.

Wishing you all the cheer for the Christmas season and all the best for the New Year!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!
I am taking a blog break for a few weeks, but I will be visiting your blogs. Thank you for visiting my blog this year...and entering my blog give aways!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Swaps

I participated in a couple of holiday swaps. It was fun gathering the vintage and new goodies for both of my swap partners.
My swap partner ~ A Swap for All Seasons Cabinet Card Swap was Joyce at Scrap for Joy. Joyce sent me this wonderful group of goodies. This swap you gave an altered cabinet card. Look at her cabinet card she sent me. Just beautiful! She also sent some wonderful new and vintage items for my art and some chocolate. Thank you so much Joyce!

My second swap partner was Deb at Garage Sale Gal. Her vintage goodies are just the vintage Santa tea towel! Deb made the cutest altered baby shoe! . Just take a look at this adorable shoe! She also sent me some wonderful chocolates! Thank you so much Deb!

Thank you ladies for such a fun time!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Swaps & Home Decor ~ Sneak Peeks!

Here is what arrived at my door this morning! I participated in two holiday swaps. I will share photos of my goodies with you next week.
Here is Sadie checking out the mail!

Sneak peeks at our holiday home decor.

We are going on a long weekend trip to Williamsburg, VA. I will have lots of photos to share next week!
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind words!
Cheers! Sharon

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Vintage Christmas

Vintage Christmas Inspiration!
Beautiful vintage ornaments!
I am not sure where on Flickr I found this wonderful collage.
I spent the morning decorating our kitchen/family rooms. I used all vintage ornaments and mercury beads garland. I have a nice Santa collection. This year we decided to keep the decorating simple...only a few areas of the house, only a few Santas, and a small tree. I will take some photos of the decorated areas and share with you this week.
We have finished our Christmas shopping.
Have you finished your shopping? Have you started your home holiday decorating? I would love to hear about your decorating and shopping ideas!
Hope you have a great week!
Hugs, Sharon

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Holiday Gift Tags

Today Don and I are just relaxing. It is just the two of us for dinner today so we are keeping it low key around the house. Don is reading and watching some football games. I am working on a special order of 50 Christmas gift tags...retro images were requested for this order. I have several CDs with Christmas images of vintage postcards and/or holiday cards. I enhance my images with Photo Shop. I am hoping to have this order completed by Friday evening.
I hope everyone is having a blessed Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

ETSY Vintage Finds & Jewelry Sale

I am having a sale in my ETSY shop until December 1, 2009 on all vintage jewelry and finds...25% off. These items would make some wonderful holiday gifts! Wonderful hostess and office gifts...each item will include a holiday gift tag with your purchase.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

As promised...November Blog Give Away!

As promised here is my November blog give away. I thought I would add some vintage finds, a wonderful book on kitchen linens, a beautiful "Friends" collage and a gorgeous antique flow blue plate. I hope you find the give away is as fun as I had putting it together!
A beautiful "Friends" collage created by Barbara Jean. Her blog and shop offer some beautiful images of her creations. Her blog is on my side bar...Treasures from the Heart. This photo displays the book and 3 vintage tea towels.
The book is The Kitchen Linens Book by EllynAnne Geisel. She is also the author of The Apron Book.
This beautiful antique flow blue plate has on back
Sam Weller
Astonishes Job Trotter
Chas Dickens
Original Illustrations
R. Seymour & PHIZ
To enter my blog give away...please leave a comment on my blog. If you mention my blog give away on your blog (and let me know) I will enter your name twice for the drawing. The drawing for this lovely give away will be November 2o. I will post the lucky winner on November 21. Of course I will be adding some Christmas holiday gift tags to the give away.
Good luck!
Just a reminder in my Etsy shop...if you purchase 3 listings...the shipping is free. This free shipping offer is only good for US mailings.
Thank you for visiting my blog! I have met so many wonderful blogging friends.
Cheers, Sharon

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Vintage Jewelry Added to ETSY!

I have been busy adding some of my vintage jewelry to my ETSY shop. The items are from my personal collection. I have just so much vintage jewelry so I decided to sell some on ETSY. These beautiful jewelry pieces would be great Christmas gifts or additions to your vintage jewelry collection.
NEWS! Buy 3 items from my shop...your orders will ship FREE. Sorry this is for US sales/shipping only.

Unmarked WEISS Snowflake Brooch
Unmarked WEISS crown ~ tiaraUnmarked WEISS rhinestone leaf brooch I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Please don't forget to visit my ETSY stop for handmade holiday gift tags!

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind words!
Cheers, Sharon

Saturday, October 31, 2009

A peek...

A peek at work in process. This is for one of the holiday swaps I am working on for the holidays.

I hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

vintage finds and new fabric

Today the weather was beautiful here! So I went out to run some errands and stopped by the quilt fabric store and antique shop.
This lovely fabrics will be a Christmas gift for a family member.
This fabric is from the Micheal Miller group. The photo doesn't show the pretty shades of pinks and greens.

These vintage finds are part of some holiday swap projects. WOW! Look at this find. They are in unbelievable condition. Made of wool and cotton.
The weather is suppose start raining here again tonight through Saturday. So I guess I will get some of my holiday projects completed.
I hope everyone is having a great week. Thank you for your visits and kind comments.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Etsy news...TGIF

This is a short post. Where did the week go?
Etsy news...if you purchase 3 listings from my store...shipping is free! Sale is until 11/1/09. This is a great time to start getting some goodies together for the holidays. I know some of you think it is too early for the holiday thing...but I don't think it is too early to get that list going and marking off some things before the hectic schedule starts.
I hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend!
Cheers, Sharon

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I received this as an email today. I thought I would share with you!

I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels... My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, 'This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received.' I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.

Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.The angel then said to me, 'This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them.' I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. 'This is the Acknowledgment Section,' my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed. 'How is it that there is no work going on here?' I asked.'So sad,' the angel sighed. 'After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments.

''How does one acknowledge God's blessings?' I asked.'Simple,' the angel answered. "Just say, Thank you, Lord."

''What blessings should they acknowledge?" I asked. If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness. You are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day. If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation . You are ahead of 700 million people in the world. If you can attend a place of worship without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world. If your parents are still alive and still married are very rare. If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair. Ok, what now? How can I start? If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all. Have a good day, count your blessings, and if you care to, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.

ATTN: Acknowledge Dept . Thank you Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message and for giving me so many wonderful people with whom to share it.
I thank God for everything, especially all my family and friends!!

Friday, October 16, 2009


I know I am posting the winner early.
The winner is Julie, Congrats Julie! Please email me at with your mailing address.

I am not having fun this printer died. :( So I purchased a new one...a Kodak. JUNK! So I am returning it to the store on Saturday. Therefore the winner announcement early. If anyone has any suggestions for a nice printer that prints, scans and copies, I would love to hear from you!

I am pretty excited that some of my vintage gift tags have sold!

Hope you are having a great Friday! Sharon


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Don't forget my blog give away!

Please don't forget my blog give away...drawing will be evening of Friday October 15th...with announcing the winner on Saturday.

Also included...Celebrate the Holidays by Scrapbook Trends.
Good luck!

I will be posting a sneak peek at my next blog give away! It will be my best...I promise! It will include vintage items, blogging friends art, and so much more.

So stay tuned.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Etsy Vintage Finds and Destash Listings

Just a short I listed some vintage finds and destash lots of rubber stamps on Etsy today. I am in the process of organizing my studio.

More rain today! But they did finish the screen porch.

Hope you are having a great Monday! Please don't forget to sign up for my blog give away!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Handmade Christmas Gift Tags

Today I made more of my Christmas gift tags. I really do have some other ideas for holiday items...
I will be listing these in my Etsy shop this week.

<We are having a screen porch addition put on our home this week. I am so looking forward to decorating the porch! This is the start of our backyard redesign.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Please don't forget to sign up for my blog give away. I am adding an additional holiday book to the give away ~ Celebrate the Holidays by Scrapbook Trends. This is a wonderful book full of inspiration for cards, tree ornaments, gift bags & tags, and home decor.
Hope you have a great Friday!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Handmade Chritmas Gift Tags

Some of the Christmas gift tags I have been making this week.
I used original vintage Christmas postcards (early 1900s), scanned vintage postcards, rhinestones, ribbons, vintage lace, German die cuts, and vintage music sheets. The new papers and ribbons were:
~ May Arts Pinstripe Green/Red/White (wonderful ribbon!)
~ Deja Views Christmas Wishes Big Dots
~ Deja Views Geometric
~ Mistletoe Holly Leaf Foil

I will be listing these lovelies this week in my Etsy store.
I hope you have a great day!
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind words.
Please don't forget to enter my blog give away!

Monday, October 5, 2009

My Nephew

My nephew David is in the Marines. He is on his first deployment. Please pray for his safe return!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

October Blog Give Away

Fall is here! I really enjoy the fall weather...walks in the afternoon to see all of the changing colors and fall/Halloween decorations for the homes. This is a time to take it slow and enjoy all sights and sounds of the changing season.
I believe it is never too early for start some planning for the Christmas holiday season. There are some already Christmas shopping. I am having a blog give away for October offering some wonderful pages of inspiration and ideas. Maybe a little planning now will allow you to enjoy the Christmas holiday season.

Somerset Holidays & Celebrations magazine and Leisure Arts Creating the Happiest of Holidays

There will be one lucky winner for these wonderful publications. Of course I will be adding some little surprises with these magazines! Please leave a comment on my blog and your name will be entered in the drawing for October 16th. The winner will be announced on October 17th. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such wonderful comments.
I haven't forgotten about an earlier post where I shared a photo of vintage finds. Some of these goodies will be in a November blog give away. I just haven't found all the items I am looking for this give away. I really want an ALL vintage blue theme for this offering. So please be patient with me while I search for new items!
Hope you have a wonderful week!
I am adding an additional holiday book to the give away ~ Celebrate the Holidays by Scrapbook Trends. This is a wonderful book full of inspiration for cards, tree ornaments, gift bags & tags, and home decor.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Etsy ~ New Holiday Tags

Here are some Christmas gift tags I made today. I used original vintage Christmas postcards and embellished with ribbons, rhinestones and new papers.

These will be listed in my Etsy store this afternoon. I love making gift tags using vintage postcards.

Thank you for visiting my blog! Have a great day!