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

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Blogging prize, some gifts and vintage finds

I hope everyone had a great week!
I won one of Debra's blog giveaways! Her art work is always fun and whimsical! Please visit her blog You can buy her lovelies at her Etsy shop!
Thank you Debra!

I received a wonderful surprise package in the mail from my sweet friend Paula!

Look at this beautiful vintage rose plate! It will look great in my art studio.
Paula also sent this beautiful vintage greeting card.
What a wonderful addition to my collection!
Just at wonderful package of vintage ephemera for my art and tags!
So much fun!
Paula also me these shabby lovelies! She made the lavender scented heart!
Thank you for my lovelies Paula!
Don and I went to Detroit last week on family business.
I did get a chance to visit one antique store. I found these beautiful books for my vintage book collection.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


This is an altered Bingo card I made for a sweet friend.
Hoping she feels better soon!
I used a vintage greeting card image and added some vintage lace and flowers.
I added the glitter star that was made by Madai.
She makes the most beautiful glitter items!
I participated in a swap in June.
We were to give a wedding photo in the swap.
Here is the wedding photo before.

I altered the photo using some flocked flowers, seam binding, vintage doilie, and a vintage brooch.
I lost the photo images of the vintage items I sent her in the swap.
So I thought I would share some of my creations.

Wishing you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Sharon

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Memories Part II

Here are some photos of my Mom and sisters.
My Mom pasted away in May 1980.
She was always reading a book.
She had beautiful skin...kind that never needed makeup...
peaches and cream skin.
This is my sister Carol.
She, too, is always reading a book.
She is an excellent cook!
This is my sister Debbie.
She is the one that likes to travel the world!
Just missing my family today!

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My Swap Goodies!

Look at all of these wonderful surprises!
My swap partner for the Swap for All Seasons was Nancy at .
If you get a chance, please visit her wonderful blog!

Vintage goodies!

My favorite!
Just at this collage she made using my photo of me and my sister.
She also made a mirror!
Just love them!!!!
Thank you Nancy for all of the beautiful surprises in my swap package!
I really enjoyed getting to know you and reading your blog.

Wishing everyone a beautiful week!
Hugs, Sharon

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Special Order

Just a peek at a special order for Deb ~ Garage Sale Gal.

I had made some tags for a recent swap (which I will post later this week) which I posted a sneak peek on an earlier post. Deb requested a special order for a banner. This special order was fun to create.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tags for some dear friends.

I did get into the my studio Saturday evening.
I wanted to make some tags for some dear friends that I have met both from Etsy and blogland.

I made a couple sets of each of the tags shown.
I used some of my favorite vintage images, vintage lace, vintage buttons, ribbons, and paper flowers.

I love making tags. They are such great miniature pieces of art.
You can display them with vintage buttons and lace on antique plates or bowls.
I have also displayed them on vintage bottles.
Of course they look great for that special gift!

I will be mailing these lovelies out to some of my dear friends next week.
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs, Sharon

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Just a short post today.
I have lots of photos to share with you. I am hoping to post them early next week.

I wanted to thank Nancy my swap partner for a beautiful package that arrived on Friday. She was so generous.

This has been an unbelievable stressful. So I am hoping to relax a little this weekend. Maybe get in the art studio.

Thank you for visiting my blog!
Wishing you a wonderful and creative weekend!
Hugs, Sharon

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A gift...just a peek

Here is a peek at a gift I made a couple weeks ago.
This is for a family member who just loves to cook and collect aprons.
This a flower I made made using a damaged hankie, vintage pearls, and seam binding.
I used vintage linens to make the apron. This is my first attempt at making an apron.
Even though I have sewn for years!

I want to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind words for me.

Wishing you a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sale in my Etsy shop!

I am offering for sale in my Etsy shop for the month of June ~ 25% off all items. Please check out the new vintage finds just listed. If interested, please purchase and I will send you a revised invoice for payment.

Hope your week is going well!