Sunday, January 23, 2011

shabby chic china

i love it, don't you? especially the art deco influence! i have several different partial sets that i use at the cottage. i love to mix up the patterns! these pieces were found on a trip we took last fall - no markings on them, probably 1920 -1930s - shabbiliciously chic!

this is for sale in my shop
thanks for stopping in and hope y'all have a fab week ahead!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

evie and ilene...

...who are they, you might grandmothers! evie (evelyn) was a "well-to-do" socialite who lived in a big house on Peachtree Street in Atlanta in the 1920s. she spent her time at dances and running around with her girlfriends in flapper dresses. ilene was a farm girl, the daughter of hard-working irish farmers. she spent her days working on the farm and attending barn dances and the ocassional movie with her brood of brothers as chaperones. they have both been gone from this planet a while now and i still miss them! so i opened another etsy shop and named it after them! yep, i am nuts, and you don't have to wonder, just know it! i cannot sit still and it is fun, so why not! here are a few items from evie and ilene...

thanks for stopping in and hope y'all have a fab week!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Time to Make The Pillows...

... since we are sort of "snowed-in". Georgia just shuts down when the snow and ice come - the last time it was like this was 1993, on my birthday. I will never forget it - Mr. CatNap got in his four-wheel drive and went to pick up my birthday cake from a friend who made it for me! birthday or cake today, but I am thankful for the stacks of sacks that I have in my studio, so I have had my nose down to my faithful Singer and my pedal to the metal (well, really, it is carpet) and have cranked out a few more for the shop. Hope everyone is staying warm! And thanks for stopping in today!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

It's Soup Time Pillows...

...I fell in love with this fabric - it is so fun and unusual. It was left over from an order that was made for the Museum of Modern Art. So, as you would expect of me, I made some pillows and aren't they fab! I love the vibrancy and fun they add to my living room. I made enough to share - hope y'all have a wonderful week, stay warm and have a cup of soup!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


-(bekahjennings made this wonderful banner)-
Wow! It's finally here, but on the other hand, where did 2010 go? And it went so quickly! Time for a fresh beginning, kind of like cleaning out your sock drawer, but on a bit larger scale! No resolutions for me, not really, have lived long enough to know that they soon fade, usually in about two weeks. BUT, the 8 pounds I gained between Thanksgiving and today have got to go, so back to my regular eating and no more indulging on whatever looks good, eat it! And lushing with my beloved red wine - time to put on my thinking cap and forge ahead into tax season. I will be very busy at my real job, and will emerge April 16th tired, but with lots of ideas for pillows and jewelry! I wish you all the very best that 2011 has to offer - and oh yeah, maybe I will make just one small resolution and that is to stop and smell the roses more, enjoy my granddaughters just a wee bit more and spend time listening to my husband a little more, even when he talks about things that I have no interest in - kind of like Charlie Brown listening to his teacher... wah wah wah - I think you get the idea. I'll just slow down a bit and not make a job out of everything that I do, even my hobbies! Well, good luck to me with that! LOL!!! The stripes of a tiger do not come off, but maybe I can get mine to fade a bit! Thanks for stopping in and reading and all my best to you! xoxo c