Monday, November 30, 2009

Thank You

Thank you so much for all your encouraging words and prayers. I appreciate each and every one of you!
In honor of brighter days, just wanted to send this little bunny your way. Perhaps he can be used on some cute tag or in a collage. I also have "new" ephemera to share so be sure to stop back by soon for some crafty goodness!
On a side note, the recent trunk show at Ornamentea was a huge success ... Thank you to all our loyal customers and friends. We will be back in the spring with more treasures!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas Wishes

Just a post to muse a little on how time flies. I just packed away my Halloween decor and now it's time to put up the Christmas goodies!~

This year is a little different for me than others. It's the first year that I've really struggled consistently with my bi-polar. It seems like a very personal thing to share but I think it's important to not feel ashamed and to help others know they are not alone. Mental illness is just as real as any other disease and it affects thousands of individuals.

My wish for the upcoming year is for things to get back to normal. I long to be my true self and not the quiet, shy person bi-polar has made me. I wish for the meds to be straightened out and for the ability to work consistently without depression. I also want motivation to do the things which I used to enjoy so much... These are my Christmas wishes.

This post is more serious (and revealing) than my normal writings. But sometimes you just run out of things to say and all that's left is the real stuff.

What are your Christmas wishes?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ephemera for Your Holiday Crafting!

Just thought I would share a couple of pieces of my ephemera collection today- These two are some of my favorites! Hopefully you'll be able to use these in your holiday projects...
Up and coming posts include a review of the new location of my favorite store The Pink Poet as well as another entry on a fabulous shop I found in Hawaii! Be sure to check back soon for these articles and more ephemera...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Building Your Nest

One of my favorite things to do in a new locale is to visit antique stores. So, on our recent trip to New Orleans, I stopped in at this wonderfully whimsical establishment called "perch." True happenstance was this encounter! I had no idea such a treasure lie unassumingly on Magazine Street.
Just look at these gorgeous chandeliers ... And the fantastic way they used material to mimic spooky webs for Halloween.

Even though this shot is a little fuzzy, I didn't want to exclude the great color scheme and light fixture.

The displays and arrangement of everything was perfectly eclectic - A very fresh approach to decorating with European antiques.
Perch advertises itself by calling their style "antique-vintage-contemporary interiors." Visit their website and blog here.