Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I have another shoe story for you.... I found these little hand carved dutch shoes known as "klompen" in a little antique store in a verrrry small town in Alabama. I was just going to purchase one, but the crusty, old proprietor insisted rather brusquely, I might add, that I must have two. I replied, "I only need one." "Every shoe needs its mate", he insisted as he pointed out another shoe, saying that it matched. I did not think so, but I will let you be the judge. I relented and agreed to get both, afterall who can argue with someone's grandpa. After dickering back and forth, I paid a whopping three dollars for the pair, and as I was feeling rather impudent did so all in change.

I paired them with a vintage Christmas poscard that LuLu, of Lulu Redstar Antiques so graciously gave me when I visited her booth at Scotts in November. They all have an honored place on our fireplace mantel.

Just a couple more Christmas pictures...

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

This holiday season ....

has been bountiful in challenges for our family, with a job lay off and three car accidents in two weeks, leaving us with limited funds and transportation.

~ But, most importantly this season has been bountiful in the blessings of our wonderful

children pitching in to help their parents cope.

~ Also, a sweet mother who brings Christmas with her from, of all places, Florida.

~ And friends, who bless us with their prayers, gifts, and presence. ~

~ What shines brightest for us this season are not the problems, but the blessings! ~

~ The bountiful goodness of God's grace, mercy, love, provision, and peace. ~

~ I wish you a Bountiful Holiday Season full to the brim with joy and love! ~

A College Graduate!

Our baby daughter, graduated college last Saturday, with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing!
In a sea on graduates, Jen, your face shines out.
We are so proud of you, Jennifer, and blessed to have you as our daughter!

Friday, December 4, 2009

It's a shoe thing!

The women in our family have an extreme affection for shoes, so I thought I would share a few posts about them.

This child's shoe was rescued from a dumpster, the mate was nowhere to be found. However, we did find the button hook in an old silk and lace bag, that was sadly falling apart.

This shoe "thing" has been passed down for three generations, from my mother to myself, and from me to my three daughters. We all lovvvvvvvvve shoes!
It's been said,"With the right pair of shoes you can do anything!" Does that include getting ready for Christmas in less than a month? EEEEEEK!

In this busy season, think I'll put my comfy shoes on!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

November Workshop...Belles Etoile

Patrica Mallory hosted our workshop once again at her shop, Refind~Maison~Jardin, in Powder Springs. We had a great time creating, talking, and shopping. Our project this month was a Wendy Addison inspired star.

Tracing our stars after we had folded them into shape.
Placing our stars on the backing,then...
glueing our stars to the backing

Sarah Jane Bell, from dear jane is a belle etoile herself. Thanks for coming all the way from Fl.
Carefully, carefully setting the eyelettes.

Kelley Bell, the quintessential party planning diva, won the door prize.

After we giddily glittered our stars voila! Sept belles etoile!
. Ladies you are all stars in our crown!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

~Just teasing~

Twinkle~ vintage german glass glitter, "it's a good thing"!!!!

Twinkle~ crystal, silver, and rhinestone are too!

Three more days until our next workshop. Can't wait!!!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

November Workshop

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio's next workshop will be held November 12, 2009 at 6pm. It will be held at Refind in Powder Springs. We are going to make a Wendy Addison inspired Christmas star with vintage glass glitter. Spaces are filling fast so please let us know is you want to be there.
Call us at 770-289-0709 or
Pat at Refind at 770-222-6438.
This is going to be a great time so don't miss out.
Here are some photos or our other workshops!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A cup of tea....

in the "October" cup...

is just the thing to sit a minute and contemplate these mellow days.

Just like the leaves changing colors, life has away of changing and dazzling you!

Selah... I will think calmly and appreciate the bountiful goodness of these days, and have an oatmeal cookie while I'm at it.


Monday, October 19, 2009

My latest creation...

is a top hat for a lady, who is" tops" in my book!
Chartotte Malone and her wonderful mother, Margo, threw a great birthday party for my friend Pat Mallory today. Charlotte made beautiful name tags for all the ladies who attended the party. Of course they were personalized . This is Pat's

My contribution was a birthday top hat for the birthday girl, aka junk queen!

Pat wears it well!
Hope you have had a happy birthday Pat!!!!!!! May you have a blessed and prosperous year.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Is not officially here until the arrival of candy corn!!!!!!

This year a humble angel bears the sweet treat. Yummmm

Thursday, October 1, 2009


This October, may showers of blessing rain down upon you.....
And may you have great joy playing in the puddles!!!!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Little French General...

I have been working on this Le Petit Francais General hat this weekend. It would be perfect for a little boy's party!

"the little", is stamped on tiny tags and the star is covered with black glass glitter.

A closer look at the French General banner; it's glittered in white gold as well as the feather.

A real feather plume would look great too!

The hat is also sprinkled with clear german glass glitter. Glitter makes everything look better!

Do you love it dear jane?

Monday, September 21, 2009

What I've been up to...

lately is knitting!
I have been enthralled with lace this season! This scarf is made from an ecru alpaca-silk blend yarn. It is sooooooo deliciously soft.
A little closer view. And a blue one!
Flower detail.
Ohh.... and we've been making these!
Sorry it's so foggy.

~What do you think?~