Tuesday, February 28, 2012

white boring refrigerator
 half is magical
handles with gold accents
right side
waiting for magic
but first i must stage
the inside of the refrig with
cute food sooo
it can be painted on the outside!!!!
oh, the magic of it all!

preparing side of refrig
for faux tile
recreated (painted) tile back splash
on the antiqued (painted & tea dyed)
side of the refrig
now -
dishwasher looking a little sad
i love my ol' castle
creating & embellishing
for magical home time!

Monday, February 27, 2012

i am
it is looking
so magical
i've primed
the dishwasher
it will soon
be magical, too!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

charming brunch
invitations displayed on a
magical wire tree
what fun it is to plan a party
for celebrating friendships
that mean so much to us
girls (of all ages)
i'm creating & gathering items
for the centerpiece
(watch out!)

how great to plan the menu & then
have volunteers to cook it!
as i frequently get carried away
with the decoration & presentation
& forget about the food...
thank you friends that understand
that about me!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

celebrated a dear friend's birthday today
(known her since I was about 6 years young)
everyone brought a card & tucked it into
this "pocket"
pocket sewn from ladies old dress pattern papers
(had to watch where I put the old!)
printed with a birthday message
birthday magic
some paper ephemera chain
thrown in for additional

Monday, February 20, 2012

working today on creating a vintage party favor
needed to express the celebration of friendships
sewing paper is always an  unexpected
 thing of magic
started out surrounding my work space
with favorite vintage items
inspiration abound!
thinking of a "charming" theme
with charm bracelets
"charming, simply charming"
to begin with!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

the magic of my "office" travels often
to photograph the houses my son builds
i love watching a house being built
is building a custom house on the blog
each step of progress is documented
it's fun for the owners & friends & family
to see what's going on each step of the way
(the bank also uses the blog to keep track)
 i love this wheelbarrow - such a character!
 tools belts - another favorite tools of the trade

see what's going on as brays blessing is being built

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

i started a project this morning
but alas, i forgot to take a picture of the before
so a little history-shades looked
tired & non magical
but after shopping around, i found
that these old fashioned roller shade are
not made anymore
loving everything vintage
i decided to diy & made
them unique & still old to
go in this ol' house

took the shades down, cleaned them
attached some fancy trim with E6000 glue
added a playful tassel
took out the sharpie & ruler
added some words & dots
added a list of herbs that grows
in my kitchen garden
this doors goes from the kitchen
to the herb garden


below - known as the side door
this is the door we come & go
through many times a day
to God be the Glory
great things He has done

and a magic mirror ball that
catches the light - sending
sparkles throughout the den
pure magic
on this cold foggy valentine's day
there is the hope of spring in
the garden

Happy Valentine's Day

Monday, February 13, 2012

It's not my fault
that when I was a baby
I was dropped in a box of
I've been shinin ever since

Thursday, February 9, 2012

old valentine framed
frame old too
 thoughts turn to hearts
these are two of my favorite
made from an old book
garlanded with
ephemera extraordinaire
heart garland

Monday, February 6, 2012

a little box
with party pleasantries
little slips of paper
with reminders
for manners
good party behavior
 little thoughts that
we all need from
time to time
manners make magic