Tuesday, January 29, 2013

 A few of my Nancy Ann dolls. I love their sweet faces and floral dresses.
 Ballet print
 Heart punch bowl holds some of my millinery flowers.

 My new woodland deer, couldn't resist.
 A sterling wedding basket

 Some of my first attempts to make ribbon roses. Sadly, it is extremely difficult to find the beautiful ribbons they used to make in the 1920s. I have searched high and low so if anyone knows of any great place to shop for ribbons please let me know.
 These ones are make out of a velvet silk, I really love the colors.
 Sorry to have so many pics of me... I just really love this dress at RASCC, it was too expensive so I satisfied my want by snapping a few photos: )

 Some Materials I found at a recent quilt show in Ontario, Ca. I met the author of this book Helen Gibb, such a sweet lady.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

 I love Harney & Sons tea. My favorite is their Paris tea,but I also like the Wedding tea.

 My mom bought me this hanging heart from Urban Outfitters for Christmas and I finally got around to hanging some little things that don't really have a place.

 Valentine card from last year. The XOXO my mom bought me.
 Pretty veils from Rachal Pallas at http://shabbyfrenchforme.blogspot.com/
 New/old Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture crown pillow.

Friday, January 18, 2013

I am currently in New Orleans on a business trip. It has been quite interesting talking with people about Katrina and all of the devastation. Even though its been a long time since, some of the aftermath is still apparent within the city. This is the first time I have been here and the culture is very different from Southern California. I have meet some very nice and helpful people to help me navigate around the city and of course find the antique stores. Sadly, there are not as many left. I had to a least get one Mardi Gras Bead necklace while I was here and of course, one with hearts.
I saw this sweet handmade rose elephant from Thailand at an Anthropologie store and had to take a picture. So cute!
Pushpins from Anthropologie to use on my inspiration board.
 Love the shutters and architecture of this home. I know this is more common on the East coast, but I don't see it that much in the West.
The Scepter up close. I couldn't help but add the picture of me holding it, it makes me feel royal. I have wanted one of these since I was little. I really want to find a cape now!!! I know it sounds silly but I think it would be so fun to walk around in. Forget the prince charming I am the queen of my castle.Lol..I really love the colors too.
A small little painting I found on Magazine street in Louisiana at an antique store. I love the texture and paints coming out of the artwork. I could stare at paintings all day. I have always had a love for art and artists, which started when I was very young and saw some of Van Gough's paintings from the Netherlands at a museum in San Diego.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

 My craft room...I really love this space and can spend all day in here.
Valentine's Candies from my Mom on a heart dish I found in Japan.
 Some jewelry on a little heart dish. Sterling heart charm bracelet from my Mom. I love the little teacups and teapots.

 Some pictures from my recent trip to Orlando, FL., Walt Disney World never gets old. I love the New Fantasyland they are building, parts of it were open. I went on Ariel's grotto, but many of the other rides had really long lines. I also went to Epcot and had a blast. I love to visit the different countries and watch the movies they created for Italy and France. It really makes me want to hop on a plane and fly somewhere.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I have started to pull out some heart things to decorate for Valentine's Day. I love to decorate early, hearts can be used all year long.