Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Comforts of Home~

As a new year approaches, I am reminded of the comfort I have when I look around me and am surrounded by all the treasures I have collected over the years.
What a thrill to find that perfect piece of furniture, or that shiny silver platter, oh...and let's not forget that beautiful piece of lace.
I love the look of all these treasures mixed together on a bedside table or displayed in a cabinet.
To me, this is what makes a house a home...being surrounded by the things that make you happy.

So, I'm sending you my best wishes this evening through these photos...
of things that I love and adore.

Things that don't match but mix well together...

and cream, silver, and all things white....

...and hope that they make you feel comfort and joy as well.

Blessings and Happy New Year to all~


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Made With Love~

I know it's been awhile since my last post, I've just been soooo busy, but you understand that! I hope everyone's Christmas went well and that ya'll got everything ya'll wanted. My family and I had a wonderful Holiday and I'm so looking forward to a little rest and relaxation this coming week...yeah right!

I wanted to share an especially special gift that my husband gave me for Christmas.
This beautiful wheelbarrow cart.
Imagine my surprise!!!
I bought the base (wheel and handles) at a local antique shop and as he was unloading it from my car he asked, "what are you gonna do with this"? I said...(of course) "I want you to put together some kind of a wheelbarrow cart for me in your spare time"...ha!ha!
Well as I would never have expected, he had this wonderful gift waiting for me on Christmas morning...what a treat!
He really is a sweetheart and I know that it was made with love from him to me!
Hugz and Blessings,

Sunday, December 21, 2008


There's only 3 days till Christmas....

and 10 days till we begin a New Year!!

Can you believe another year has flown by....where does the time go?

I have only been involved in the blog world for just a few short I haven't made many friends, but the one's I have made are very dear and sweet to me. Thank you to all who have stopped by and encouraged me to "keep on junkin".

I want to give a very special "Thank You" to Theresa Cano from Garden Antqs were the first to welcome me to "blogland" truly are a sweet gal and may God continue to Bless you and your family always.

There is so much creativeness out there and my wish is that the coming year bring more for all to enjoy!

Have a Very Blessed Christmas,

A Prosperous New Year!

I wanted to share just a few of my pictures since the beginning of this blog...

A sweet Santa ornament...

a white vintage dove....

handmade mini paper cones....

handmade greeting card ornaments....

detail of a pink vintage tree skirt...

handmade crosses....

vintage santa mugs....

photo of my booth....

a hand-painted light bulb ornament....

a vignette from my booth....

a victorian Christmas stocking....

another photo of my booth....

another vintage vignette....

a handmade Christmas apron....

I know, I know, I should have created a slideshow! I'm still learning.

Thanks for being patient with me.



Tuesday, December 16, 2008


The holidays are fast approaching and I am finding myself overwhelmed with the simple task of addressing Christmas cards this year.
Since I work a full time job and have so many other "projects" going on right now there just isn't enough hours in the day to do everything. Well, my creative juices have been flowing more than usual lately and I came up with this simple little "tutorial" on making Greeting Card Ornaments or whatever you want to call them.
All that is needed are some vintage photos you can download off of the web or vintage christmas cards you may already have, some lace, pipe cleaners, ribbon, and a glue stick.
Glue the lace to the photo, punch holes on top corners of your photo, insert your pipe cleaner through holes...a little twist on each end, then last but not least...tie your message tag with ribbon to one side of card.

And the finished product....
A vintage greeting card ornament that anyone would enjoy receiving.
I made these for my co-workers and they loved them!
Super Easy!!!
I like to call this a K.I.S.S. method project.
(keep it simple stupid)
xx00 Lisa

Monday, December 15, 2008

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town~

Christmas is one of my favorite time of year....I love to decorate my home inside and outside, make hot cocoa and sit with my family and watch all the classics on TV like:
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty The Snowman,
and my favorite...Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.
when I saw these precious vintage santa mugs recently at a tag sale....well I just had to have them.

Upon examining the mugs a little closer at home, I noticed that
one of them had the name "Mark" written on the back....wonder who that is.

I thought that made it even more unique....a personalized santa mug.
How sweet!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Handmade Crosses~

I'm trying to be creative...check out the crosses I made the other day out of bailing wire and some colored stones I found in my back yard.
Pretty neat, huh!
Something different for those of you who collect crosses.

They are for sale in my booth...
$16 for large cross~$12 for medium cross~$8 for small cross

Have a Happy Weekend!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!~

All this talk about snow in Texas this week has me
"Dreaming of a White Christmas"!
Just wanted to share a pic of the white "feather-like" trees I made for my booth at the "new" shop in town. I also made the "antique" looking tags and used them as ornaments.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Little Bit Country~

Here's a few more pics of the "new" shop that opened last week.
"A Little Bit Country" is located at
203 N. Virginia Port Lavaca Texas 77979

I just love the mantle the way it is....don't you!

Chippy paint...Shabby but Chic!

Neat seashell wreath....
Would be lovely on the door of a beach cottage in the little coastal town I'm from.
Too Cute!!!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Grand Opening~

As I stated in my profile I manage a booth/space at one of the local antique shops that just opened last Thursday. It's called "A Little Bit Country" and is owned by four ladies who have been in the antique business for quite some of them being my older sister, Frances. The shop is eclectic as far as the merchandise they carry, mainly because all four ladies are different which gives customers a diverse selection of antiques and gifts. Because we live on the coast we also carry alot of nautical items as well. If you are ever in this area, you must stop by and take a look. I'll try to post some more pics of the shop as well as my booth.

Monday, December 08, 2008

New To Blogging~

This is my very first post so you will have to excuse me...I am new to the world of blogging. I'm excited to start this blog and would appreciate any advice and ideas from anyone out there. I'm inspired by anything old and turning it into something unique and fun.