Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's Day

"Love isn't something you find.
Love is something that finds you."
                  ~Loretta Young

  I love Valentine's Day - mostly because it is a 'pink' holiday! I exchange valentines with my loved ones and I ADORE seeing what my favourite chocolate shops come up with for this special day. I feel blessed to have so many people around me that I love and who love me! Happy Valentine's Day sweet friends! 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Girly Things

"A girl should be two things:
classy and fabulous."
          ~Coco Chanel

   I am definitely a girly girl. My favourite colour is pink. I wear Chanel perfume and Dior lipstick. I can't throw, kick, catch or dodge a ball with any kind of dexterity. I love romance and I have always been a daydreamer. I'm not saying those are all requirements for "girliness" but together they definitely put me in that category! Today I took a few 'girly' photos with pretty things from my room. I recently upgraded my cell phone and indulged in a Casetify case with artwork by H. Nichols. I love it! Her artwork is so beautiful! You can follow her on Instagram. I was given the beautiful ornate hanger with hooks for Christmas and have been having fun filling it with pretty things. I made the little Victorian style bag out of a beaded lace fragment and embellished it with handmade ribbon rosettes. I also hung one of my ribbon work wreaths and heart ornaments and I love the softness against the vintage gold. I hope everyone has had a happy start to their February!

Friday, January 29, 2016

January Roses

"The rose is a flower of love."

   I have been house bound for most of the month of January. This week was my first time venturing out for something besides a Doctor's appointment. It was a very important errand though. My Mum's birthday is tomorrow! This outing was for a birthday essential: belgian chocolates! While I was out running my 'errand' I found these beautiful billowy roses at my favourite florist. I love the soft pastel colours! They match the wrapping on my Mum's birthday present. A pink box trimmed with re-embroidered lace and a handmade chiffon flower. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend! 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Porcelain, Pearls, and Pink

"Anything is possible with 
sunshine and a little pink."
            ~Lilly Pulitzer

    I am doing a little bit better! Still with a lingering cough and general weakness but definitely better than the past few weeks when I wasn't even able to leave my bed. Thankyou for all of your get well wishes and kind words! Most of all thank you for your patience! I will be moving back into things slowly but I look forward to beginning new projects and going back on the hunt for beautiful treasures for the shop. I haven't been able to really blog this month which was frustrating! I have taken a few photos of some special pieces of china from my collection and a few pretty things from the shop and I hope you enjoy them! The gorgeous Limoges tea set was a present from my Mum for Christmas. I LOVE IT SO MUCH!! It is so dainty and sweet. :) 

I have so many ideas for some handmade jewelry pieces. This is a necklace which I listed this week.

I have been making ribbon work heart ornaments in anticipation of Valentine's Day. I like to keep them up year round!

I found this little pink plate just after Christmas. It is Limoges! I just love the three little girls sitting on the bench.