Monday, August 30, 2010

When the Cat is Away, the Mice Play!

A girl cannot have enough bling! Hubby (the Cat) was out of town when I and the dogs (the Mice) were getting ready for bedtime. When he is out of town, I always turn the TV on in the family room for sound/comfort during the night and it's always QVC or HSN because it is LIVE. As I turned HSN on, there they were...the bling was the Today's Special, designer R.J. Graziano's creation! And 2 Easy Payments! Yes, I took the bait! It is a fun set and matches up great with my Brighton jewelry!
Luckily they were not expensive at all! 15 bracelets in the set!

Posed in front of my collection of vintage glass paperweights!
Have a wOnDeRfUl day!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Feather Duster & Hailey Mae

My little granddaughter Hailey Mae had a sleep~over with me this weekend. She is a darling 8 year old and so domestic! I saw her standing at my studio door with a smile on her face and a feather duster in her hand, then she closed the door. She was in there for quite a while. Taking a peek, she was a busy bee dusting everything and putting things in place. She loves to be in there and has her own little desk to create! After several minutes she came to me and led me to my studio! It was so neat and tidy! She pointed to my dress form and there was the feather duster being held by the "blouse" and tucked in the pocket, a precious reminder of her loving gesture! She got lots of kisses & hugs and a big Popsicle! Fresh and piping hot from my studio and now in my Sassy Sadie Lee Etsy shop!
Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing!

Update: We had her for a month as her wing healed and tail feathers grew back. We then let her go! She flew and soared with delight!

This sweet little wild morning dove has become a part of our family for the time being or longer. I noticed her a couple weeks ago for the first time and many times after as I was gardening. I thought she liked visiting me! Two days ago, I noticed she didn't fly when I approached her, so I scooped her up. She is in good health but cannot fly. Maybe she needs to grow back some feathers to do so. Most of her tail feathers are gone. Her wings are not broken and she is eating & drinking quite well. I temporally put her in my wood birdhouse and will buy her a new cage this week. I went to the feed store to get her seeds and the store owner told me they make wonderful pets. They are very mild, cuddly and make sweet sounds. I will keep you posted on how she does!
For now, she makes everything groovy! 
Wild thing!
UPDATE: We had her for 1 month while her wing healed, then she flew away with delight!
I love how blessings come into our lives.
She was a sweet one!
Have a good life little dove. xox

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Little Guest Bathroom

Here is the little Guest Bathroom I promised to share.
It is right next to the Guest Bedroom I shared in the last post. I am thinking I would like to do some wall papering in here... A hand painted candle.This is a sweet mirror my sister-in-law Sandy made me about 30 years ago.
I cherish it.
I mosaiced this cabinet, tissue box & key holder.
Elyse from Cottage made me the pearl MJ! xox

I love collecting the china to put on my pieces. Isn't this vintage shoe the sweetest?The is the entrance to the "water~room"!

Even the water~tank needs to be "prettied" up!
The bath/shower is to the left and a white lace valance is over the high window.
Thank you for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Our Little Guest Room

I just did a re-do on our little guest room! We have 5 bedrooms but this is our only guest room because the other rooms are being used as a office for hubby, my craft room, a music room and our master bedroom.
I do not have any blue in our home but always wanted to use it, so I used it in the guest room and guest bathroom.
I LOVE the Danish look of blue and yellow. Crisp and fresh.
My inspiration was the plate & linen, then I ran with it! The plate!

The Linen!
Our ceilings in our home are 10 ft. high, so I have some tweaking still!

Love using vintage linens and crystal.
Vintage blue hankies add to a not so blue lamp!

I love this picture! It reminds me of my 3 sisters and myself.
We have many memories camping and sunning at the beach in Santa Barbara, CA.

This sweet dry sink from the 1800's adds more charm!

A child's tea set I used for years with my grandchildren.
The little dresser was used in my hubby's home as a child.
A flame-less candle! Perfect when little ones visit!
Samantha & Charlie are always close by, not wanting to miss a thing!
My next post will be this guest room's bathroom!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Granddaughter Sadie Dawn & a GIVEAWAY!

My 2 year old Granddaughter Sadie is modeling her Mommy's skirt pattern that she created and sales on Etsy. The pattern is called "Sadie Twirl Skirt"! Modeling with her is her sweet friend Ellia.
Sadie is so lucky to have a Mommy who sews for her!
Stephanie said she just finished a new wardrobe for Sadie with bows to match!

My daughter-in-law Stephanie is having a giveaway on her blog that she shares with her twin sister Stacie! They are giving away THREE gifts and one of them is the green twirl skirt Ellia is wearing!!!
If you have a daughter or Granddaughter or you are a Auntie, this giveaway is for you!

Click on this post title and it will lead you to my daughter-in-laws giveaway and sweet sewing blog!
Good luck winning a "Sadie Twirl Skirt"!