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?~

Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Secret Anniversaries...

of the heart," is what Henry Wadsworth Longfellow called the quiet rituals of everyday life; the personal ceremonies we keep to celebrate the passing of time, or the changing of seasons. They "lend poetry to our days and meaning to our lives." They pay homage to the goodness of "every dayness."

One of the "secret anniversaries" that I keep, a "little holiday...apart", is having tea in the afternoon. (when I can) With the arrival of each new month, I choose a different cup from my collection. These cups affectionately become known by the month they are used.

~This is my Septermber cup ~ It reminds me of the mellow days ahead, the last roses of the season, the warm, rich tone of the change of light.... that is Autumn!

What is a "secret anniversary of the heart" that you keep? Please share!!!!! :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cat's Meow!!!!!!!

Earlier this summer my Fl BFF , Kelley, and I went to Ellenton to visit the Holt's in thier new location. What a treat! Mark and Susie were as gracious as ever. Kelley and I lingered so long that they offered us a cup of afternoon coffee, served in china cups. We sooooo enjoyed our visit and came away with wonderful treasures.

Entre vous..

This is the front room, that Susie has filled with slipcovered furniture. I love the way she fills the windows with lace. sorry its so dark. Hmmmm, I wonder what's up there? Later...
Wouldn't you just love to have this dining room. I neeeeeeed that angel !
A closer look. Wonderful Magnolia Pearl garments were displayed throughout the store. Wish I may...... Getting your beauty rest takes on a whole new meaning in this bedroom. The linens were so yummy!!!! A view of the upstairs kitchen area, with more lace, china, and furniture!!!! View of the table from up stairs. Those slipcovers are made from a cotton gauze material that has such an ethreal quality the camera can not do it justice. This super chippy door was beautiful, but of course, it was sold. Oh! The owner of that bumm shall remain nameless. lol

Another window full of lace; I just loved the doll. But it was NFS, Susie knows a treasure when she see's it. Wouldn't it be nice to ride home on this bike... Meet you later Kelley!!

Thanks Mark and Susie for a delightfilled afternoon!!!!!!