Thursday, October 25, 2007

In The Pink

When I got married, Christmas had to be red and green. Not gold or silver . And none of that burgundy that the victorian decorators like. Christmas red and green. Somewhere, somehow, every so slowly , I stepped off the Polar Express . First, I allowed burgundy....went better with the decor , I told myself. Then some gold and silver for sparkle...silver bells afterall! Now it's fullblown pink and aqua. You won't see green except for the tree . And Santa....well he's wearing a very fashionable... ok , girly...PINK! My family tolerates it. My extended family doesn't get it I'm sure. But I'm dreaming of a pink Christmas as many of you are. So here are some things I've been working on with a frenzy that suits the season. Which reminds me, when did a time of calm and quiet, silent nights, become a stampede equal to the running with the bulls?? Well, that's another post.

Monday, October 15, 2007

71 Days til Christmas!

Christmas is coming fast and I know where you can start your shopping. I belong to a talented group of ladies in the Pretty Romantic Homes group. So many talents are represented in this group you are sure to find every sweet and pretty thing you need.....or just want! Some are websites, and others sell on etsy or ebay.

Ele of A Bit of Pink Heaven creates tags, banners, tussie mussies and more.

Amy of Bunny Rose Cottage sews pumpkins, makes paper roses, and cinnamon ornaments.

Katie of Rose Breeze boutique paints beautiful roses and scenes on flea market finds when she
isnn't quilting.

Rhea of Sweet n Shabby Roses uses her painting and sewing talents on ornaments, tags,
collages and flea market finds turned into treasures.

Lorena of 2 Chic Friends is another lovely rose painter, we call her roses "fluffy". She also sews
tea cozies.

Connie of Rose Porch Designs sews, paints, makes templates, but especially likes to decorate
sweet birdhouses.

Celeste of La Rea Rose paints using many styles like Shabby, Tuscan and Tole , in addition to
creating dream tags.

Bertie of Aunt May's Cottage offers lace medallions, victorian and wedding items.

Sharon of Sweet Victorian Rose paints the smallest roses and designs possible on sweet charms
and pins.

Stephanie of Angelic accents offers antique mirrors, china, and Lampe Berger products.

Most of these ladies have beautiful blogs that you could get lost in for hours.....hey! that's a good thing. Come make friends with some of my friends. And don't forget to check out my Etsy and Ebay shops for pillows, painted items , ornaments, tags and more.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Summer's last hooray!

While I work on items for Christmas, I'd like
to show you pictures from our recent trip to
wineries on Lake Erie.

The weather was wonderful , and while I'm not
a big fan of fall, I really enjoyed the beauty of
it all.

Those chairs on the grass will be brought in soon
as winter weather hits hard on Lake Erie. Now
on to Christmas crafting .