Thursday, December 31, 2009


Wishing you all a beautiful, happy and safe new year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Monday I met up with Cammy and Hope for lunch for a little Christmas cheer. It was one of those days I will cherish for a long long time. We met for coffee and then it was off to lunch at The Tasting Room where we exchanged gifts, had some delicious food and leisurely shared each other's company.
Hope's gift to me is simple amazing! A beautiful mug from Anthropologie filled with fun goodies that are so Me. She knows I have a thing for buttons and inside the mug was a beautiful pouch full of old buttons from French General. Also a small box of beads were tucked inside. (Notice the vintage ladybugs beads?)
Hope also made address labels which I absolutely love.

Cammy's gift to me is so wonderful as well--it makes me giddy every time I look at it.
She made this oh so beautiful, amazing stocking from a felted wool sweater and lace with vintage baubles and millinery. I absolutely love the colors--- it has Kelli written all over it!

Inside the stocking I found all of these over the top goodies! Things that make a girl like me happy!

My gifts to Cammy and Hope were scarves that I crocheted in colors they love. I had so much fun working on them. I hope the scarves keep them warm for years to come!
I have all my gifts spread out on the table, just so I can look at them every time I walk by. I love them so much, but most of all, and what really matters, are the wonderful women from which they came.
Thank you Cammy and Hope. Thank you for your gifts, and for your friendship.
I love ya, and Merry Christmas to you both!
And Merry Christmas to each and every one of you. My wish is for all of you to have a very blessed day with the ones you love.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Saturday it snowed and snowed and snowed!

Loved every minute of it!
We did a little sledding, but most of the day was spent inside cozy and warm, watching the beauty outside the window... baking Christmas cookies....

and drinking tea by the fire.

Hope your weekend was just as lovely!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Just wanted to share some of my favorite colors of Christmas with you.
These are a few of the vintage ornaments I have found on recent treasure hunting trips.
They make me happy. What Christmas colors make you smile?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Just wanted let all of you know there will be two new Posie Pockets added to the shop by 6:30 EST Wednesday morning!

There is still time to order before Christmas! Lots of Rosie Posies, wands, crowns and party hats to be had for that special someone! Or treat yourself!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


This is what we woke up to this morning!
A perfect cozy day to play Christmas music and make soup!
Hope you are having a beautiful Saturday as well!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I just wanted to share with you what I did this year to decorate my front door for the season.

I wanted something different than a wreath this year so I unearthed my old skates from the basement. Which by the way, has moved to many places throughout my life since I have had them as a kid. I remember skating on frozen ponds in the cold cold winters of Wisconsin. my brothers and I would clear off the snow with snow shovels and then we would skate until our toes were numb and our ankles soar. They would play hockey while I would pretend I could skate like Dorothy Hamill.
Sigh----I just love remembering happy times, don't you?
Anyway, I think my skates look pretty darn good on my aqua door nestled in a bed of greens.
Now, every time I come home, I see my skates and I smile!
(I'm not sure what I'll do if I get the urge to skate this winter:)

As you open the front door and step inside my entry you will find my latest creative endeavor. Last week I took a break from making Posie Pockets for a couple hours and whipped up this wreath that I have been wanting to do for a while. I saw a photo in the Pottery Barn catalogue as well as a couple photos in a past Somerset Life publication. I was truly inspired. What a great use of beautiful aged pages from an old book.
I made a ring out of cardboard, then, simply rolled pages and glued them onto the base with hot glue. I did that until it was full to my liking. I then added all the fun little details such as, small doilies, buttons, sheet music, seam binding, a sparkly bauble, vintage French post cards and Christmas cards. Voila! Door---decorated---done!

I have other decorations to share in the next week---everything is done! (except for the new stockings I want to stitch)
Wish my shopping was!

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend.