Thursday, October 31, 2013

All Hallow's Eve....


It’s the “Witching Hour”.....





Happy All Hallow’s Eve!

Happy Halloween....

I can't wait for the little ghouls and goblins to get here...

Happy Halloween Mes Amies!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Grey Dey Thursdey # 9.....

Please allow me this shameless "plug"....

Woo hoo! 
Congrats to the Boston Red Sox on their World Series Win!!

Happy Grey Dey Thursdey Mes Amies!
I hope you're feeling “grey” todey?
Me?
I'm going "greige" and 
sharing photos I took this past Spring at the serenely beautiful St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.... 




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1.  You don't need to be a "follower" to participate. ALL are welcome!

2. Post anything in grey or "shades" of grey  (I would hate to have to delete your Post so kindly respect this rule. "Merci")

3. If it's not something you've created or own, then please give credit to its' original source.

4. Kindly link back
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Let's add a little "grey to our deys!"

"Merci" for joining in.....

Monday, October 28, 2013

Got Soup?

It was a “chicken soup” kind of day for me today. Ever have them? You don't have the sniffles and the sun is shining but you’re still feeling a bit “down?” 
You need the kind of comfort that only a bowl of hot chicken soup can give you. 
Well, it never disappoints... 
look what warmed me up besides all that chicken noodle goodness...

...put a small smile on my face when I really needed one.
Oh... and...when the "boy" who bagged your groceries calls you "Miss" and not "Ma'am"...
well, your day just got a whole lot better! 

The Winner of "Handcrafted"....

The winner of the 2013 Issue of "Handcrafted" can be found sharing her inspiration with us all right here....


"Merci" to all who entered!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sweet Sentiments...

 It was a very crisp Autumn morning here in New England, and quite possibly my last chance to go to my favorite Outdoor Flea Market, so I put on these...
....and headed out. 

The early morning rain kept many a vendor and treasure hunter snug in their beds. 
My finds were few but they were precious nevertheless....

...a single piece of cutlery with my initial on it....


...two petite & delicate Meakin butter pats....



...and two sweet books that I purchased simply because their “inscriptions” delighted me so....
To my Little One:
"Our noblest thoughts, our dearest
sentiments, the choicest echoes of the soul
~ how good it is to follow up their
trail of play as it winds through the
lives of others! If misery loves
company, happiness must die without
it. Blessed, love, the thought & that
in our supreme happiness we are not
alone. 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~With many
many happy returns of the day."
Your Own"






To Harrie
“As I love nature, as I love gleaming stubble, and flowing waters, and morning and evening, and summer and winter, and all things beautiful, I love you my friend on this day~~~Your Birthday.” ~Thoreau
Etta
~1917

Sigh....to go back to a time when the gifting of a book was cherished for not only the words that lay within but for the sentiments sent along with them. 

~*~Linking to Blissful Whites Wednesday~*~





Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ten Things You Might Not Know About Me....

  1. I have the SAME thing for breakfast EVERY day....”boring” I know...
  2. I keep a very clean and tidy home but I have a room off of the basement that would make an episode of “Hoarders” look tame....(Oh yes I do!)...
  3. In college, I blew my 4.0 streak when I got a “D” in “Intro to Music”....I couldn't play Hop Scotch Buns on the recorder to save my life...(or my GPA!)... 
  4. I am never, EVER late for anything but I am the ultimate "procrastinator"...(hey, I work better under pressure)...
  5. I ate McDonald’s “Happy Meals” well into adult-hood....tee...hee....
  6. My favorite time to go to the beach during the summer is after 5:00 pm when everyone else has left OR...during the winter when it's too cold for ANYONE to go at all...(except "moi" of course)....
  7. The first time I ever tasted alcohol of ANY kind was on my 21st birthday...
  8. I started collecting rocks when I was quite little and still do....they just "speak" to me....
  9. I once told a neighborhood mean girl that there was no Santa Claus after I saw her torment (for the gazillionth time) the boy up the street who was very overweight and had a disformity...her mom called my mom...blah, blah, blah....(it was worth being punished for). Oh and..for the "record", we were in 6th grade!
  10. The toolbox in the garage is mine....



Julie ~ "Moi" ~ Suzanne
C'est "Moi"...the "angel" in the middle.

Now YOUR turn...
What "Ten" things don't we know about YOU?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Grey Dey Thursdey #8......

Happy Grey Dey Thursdey Mes Amies!


I’ve been dreaming in “Grey” these days.....



...of sleeping surrounded by the cool and calming color...




...that calls my name in sweet reverie.






My “chambre” is in need of a makeover...




...so I took to Pinterest for some grey dey inspiration....










...stay tuned for more of my 
“Chambre Makeover Inspiration Board."
"Doux Rêve!"
("Sweet Dreams!")


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(I would appreciate it if you would kindly add this button to your sidebar)


A few simple rules so that we all enjoy this weekly gathering....

1.  You don't need to be a "follower" to participate. ALL are welcome!

2. Post anything in grey or "shades" of grey  (I would hate to have to delete your Post so kindly respect this rule. "Merci")

3. If it's not something you've created or own, then please give credit to its' original source.

4. Kindly link back
to this post or place the blog button on your sidebar with a direct link.  

Let's add a little "grey to our deys!"

"Merci" for joining in.....



Monday, October 21, 2013

"Handcrafted Volume 9" Giveaway....

It always surprises me to see some of my "creations" in the pages of a magazine. To think that someone finds them "worthy"truly humbles me. There are so many very talented and creative artists out there. So when I received word that my "Inspiration Holders"  (originally featured in the Autumn 2011 issue of Somerset Life) would be included in Stampington's annual issue of "Handcrafted", I was beyond humbled.  

~Cover page necklaces by Becky Shander~

These doorknob Inspiration Holders were my very first publication and will always bring me back to that "over-the-moon" feeling I felt when I saw them on the cover of Somerset Life...






 Becky has several pieces in this issue...
no surprise there, she is an amazingly talented artist.



 Monica Sabolla Gruppo's sweet hand-stitched bags were amongst the lovely pages as well as....

....the always inspiring creations of Abby Bastedo. 
Ladies...I am honored to be in your company. 

A very heartfelt "merci" to Christen Olivarez and the staff at Stampington for making this humble creative heart so happy once again.



 Now for the Giveaway......

In keeping with my past "publication celebrations",
I am offering up a copy of this issue as a celebratory giveaway!

All you need to do is leave ONE comment on this post to win this tres beau issue of Handcrafted.
You MUST be a current follower as of 10/20 to win!

The winner's name will be drawn on October 28th.
Bonne Chance!