Friday, July 31, 2009


This is my very favorite glass paperweight out of 20 or so that I have been collecting for years. This one is in my craftroom sitting on my desk. My desk is a quint little dining room table hubby and I just bought in an antique store in Temecula, CA.
Collecting is so fun! This is only the tip of the iceberg in what I collect! LOL!

What do you collect?
I found some time to make myself a sewing journal! Here is the key to my craftroom! I hope to have the little unveiling soon! I changed rooms recently...bigger room and more sunshine. Just what this gal needs! I promise to share it with you very soon.


Lori said...

your paperweight is so pretty, very colorful and cool...your journal is SO beautiful!!! i collect WAY too many things, and i am the world's worst collector...i am not focused enough to stick with one thing...and amass a real collection of any one thing...

Claudia said...

Hi Maryjane! I used to collect paperweights myself - in fact, I'm not sure where they are! I love yours, its so pretty. I collect egg cups, and McCoy Pottery, and books.

LiLi M. said...

Hello there! I think I discovered you and your blog while reading about the home made detergent, but I'm not sure. I have so many blogs in my reader. I do see Lori up here, I know her too, so perhaps I met you through her blog. Anyhow, I just wanted to pop over to tell you that I love your sewing journal. Great inspiration. I collect button cards as well and I have copied them and use the copies on cards and portfolios, but I haven't used them on art journals (yet!). I collect about anything, but I am not focussed to be complete, I just want to have some stuff that interests me, and then move on to other things. I think it is way easier to tell you what I don't collect; cars, militaria and base ball cards. Cannot wait to see your studio. Have a nice day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! I've never seen one like that! I collect anything beautiful!

Elyse said...

hello my maryjane!

your paperweight is very sweet -- it is like a ball of candy!

what a craft room cliffhanger! i can't wait to see!!! (i will keep the smelling salts handy) :)

when i was little, i had soooo many collections. now i think it's more that i hoard things, like ribbon, glitter, supplies!

i just bought my very first josef original birthday girl (that ol' cape magic) but not sure if a collection will begin. i will have to photograph her soon.


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Maryjane,

Oh your paper weight is the prettiest one I have EVER seen! Just like someone said, it's like a big ball of candy! I collect way too many things. Teacups, gingerbread men, vintage lace, and a lot more!


Libby said...

Stopping by from Sugar Pie Farm House. Your journal is very cute! So is the paper weight :) Great blog :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That is a beautiful paperweight. Unfortunately, I collect EVERYTHING! Can't wait to see your new craft room. laurie

Katmom said...

I am standing on my tipee toes, trying to peek in through the window,,,hurry and finish..I can't stand waiting....I'll bet your new "Creativity" room wil be luscious & pink!

Lorilee said...

The paperweight is so pretty. I have one glass paperweight. I collect just about any thing old!

Linda Stubbs said...

I can't believe how beautiful the paper weight is. You did a wonderful job on your journal. Tooooo cute. I love scrapbooking. I love to collect dishes,sugar and creamers, fabric, books and magazines.

Can't wait to see your sewing room the key is so inviting......... Hurry and fix it up so we can see.

Blessings Maryjane

TattingChic said...

A sewing journal!!! I love it!

I can't wait to see the unveiling of the craft room! :)

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

The question is not "What do you collect?" but "Is there anything you don't collect?" LOL

I love china, tea cups, linens, tea pots, anything tea or party related. I used to collect bunnies and picture frames but I don't have any more room for those!

I can't wait to see you new sewing room! How exciting!

stefanie said...

that paper weight is beautiful, i wonder how they made that

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Maryjane!

I can hardly wait to see your new craftroom! I'm sure it will be wonderful! Love the old key hanging on the door knob.

Thanks to you we are making our own laundry soap and LOVE it! I don't think we'll ever use anything else again!! The best soap we've used for laundry.

Big hugs, sherry

Mimi Sue said...

What a pretty little paperweight. Love the happy colors in it. I collect little chairs, red and yellow pyrex bowls, dishes, fabric, lots and lots of stuff. What Antique store in Temecula? When I go to visit the sweetpeas I'll want to go check it out. Mimi

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Lovely paperweight. I collect bells that were used on animals in Europe. Thus far I've got sheep, horse and goat bells.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Maryjane,

I have enjoyed visiting your beautiful blog.
Your paperweight is pretty and your new sewing room is going to be lovely.


Tiffani said...

hi mom,
i remember those paper weights and the guessing game you and phil played with them! cute sewing journal!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Maryjane,
I collect; teacups, teapots, linens and plates. My most favorite thing to collect is kisses and hugs from my Grandkids and all the sweet pictures they draw for me.
Enjoy your day,

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Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Love that beautiful paperweight. Nice! I collect bunnies. Real ones. :)

Rebecca said...

Hi Maryjane,

I like your sewing journal. When I was little I collected zebras. Now I collect teapots and miniature teasets.

I love the pink ribboned key hanging from the door-knob. Very suspensful and pretty. Can't wait to see your room's unveiling.

Rebecca @ Belle Blog

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a beautiful paperweight!

bj said...

Beautiful paperweight! What a great thing to collect. I, too, am a collector and will share some of my collections over time.
Hey, I need to do a SHOW US WHAT YOU COLLECT and let everyone link up to you and we could have a ......PAR-TEE !! I love blog parties...not everyday parties but those that happen every now and then!
hugs, bj

Nancy Jo said...

I'll be watching to see what you are up to. Your sewing journal is so cute. I would make one but then wouldn't have anything to put it in. Dear Journal, I walked by my sewing machine today. See not so much to write about.
Nancy Jo

Jean Tuthill said...

Your paperweight is beautiful. I had 6 or 7, had a yard sale and they're history now. I collect lots of stuff, but I'm running out of room to store it all when I'm not using it. And I decorate for all the holidays. I love all the stuff I have.

Arlene said...

Hi, love your blog first of all. As for collecting, I love to sew so I collect fabrics, naturally. Ribbons, are a big weakness, I used to collect tea pots and tea cups, but needed to stop that. Also, cookbooks but I slowed that down as well. But collections are fun, I think.

Rebecca said...

Ok Girly! Just can't wait to see what's behind that DOOR! OPEN IT AND LET US IN!

Love your blog!


Sharon Kay said...

Hi Maryjane, so happy to be able to stop over and say hi. Your blog looks so vintage ,I know have you in my favorites. I will be back soon
Sharon K


Ooooh I can't wait to see it!! Love the key hanging on the door it looks so cute! I collect everything, LOL!!

Lisa said...

Love your blog! I found you from Elyse @ Cottage! She is so sweet. I'm so glad I found you. I collect EVERYTHING!!!!! Kitchen stuff mostly. I'm off to look at more of your posts!
Hugs, Lisa

Brenda said...

I surely do want to see it!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Hi Sweet Maryjane. I'm not a collecter of any certain thing - BUT - I love many, many things. But your paperweight reminded me of my mom - she's collected them for years - they are just so beautiful - well, like my sweet mom. And now that I think about it - if I ever wanted a large amount of something - I'd love to have a lot of white ironstone pitchers. Love to put fresh flowers in them - so country. Right now I have about 10 and I love them all. Have a beautiful weekend. Cathy