Monday, January 30, 2012

Giveaway Winner

Thank you to those who entered my Hot Tea Month Giveaway.  I used, and #3 was the winning comment--that's Sherry at Edie Marie's Attic.  Congratulations, Sherry.  I'll be writing you soon for your address. 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Giveaway Reminder and New Ornament

Just a reminder that there are only a few days left to sign up for my Hot Tea Month Giveaway.  I only have a few entries, so chances are good.  Why not join in for a chance to win a pretty teacup and saucer and some push pins for your home? 
Also, I wanted to share a new ornament that I finished last night.  It wasn't going together...I prayed (yes, I DO pray that my things go together and look nice)...and with the right touches of flowers I was finally satisfied.  Listed it today in my Etsy shop.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Well, my calculator finger is stiff, but the business taxes are finally it's time to start creating again.  (Thanks GraphicsFairy for the sweet image!)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Hot Tea Month Giveaway

As promised, I'm having a giveaway in honor of January--Hot Tea Month.  It certainly has been cold here lately in Wisconsin, and today we are expecting more snow.  This is definitely a day for a hot cup of tea (or two...or three).  I'm giving away a pretty teacup and saucer found on one of my hunts for vintage treasures.   It has pretty scattered bunches of flowers and roses on a white background. 

The package of hot tea is new, of course, and is a yummy red tea that I recently discovered (I take mine with a dollop of honey).   Finally I've made four thumbtacks.  Three are reproduction tea labels and the fourth is a 3-D vintage brass teacup charm with a brown glass cabochon in it to look like it is full of tea. 

Here are the details:  Due to rising postage prices, I'm so sorry to my out-of-country friends, the giveaway this time is for US addresses only.  I will choose a name randomly on Monday, January 30.  Please make sure I can contact you to get your address for shipment; otherwise, I will choose a different name.  You may enter once or up to three times total by doing the following:  1)  Leave a comment below to enter.  2)  Blog about this and leave a separate comment with a link to your blog post below telling me you did so.  3)  Go to my shop--HERE--and tell me something you especially like from there in a separate comment below.  Thanks for entering!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Creating from the Heart: ♥ My Birthday Giveaway! ♥

Check out Melissa's birthday giveaway....

Creating from the Heart: ♥ My Birthday Giveaway! ♥

Tag Book and Box Swap

Jean at Lilac Lane Livery hostessed a tag book swap.  We had to make a pretty box and place inside a tag book.  My partner was the very talented ValeryAnn of It's an Alien Life.  ValeryAnn cracked her wrist during a fall, and I was amazed and pleased that she still held up her end of the deal and came through with creating a book and box despite this.  Many thanks and kudos to you, dear swap partner! She did a wonderful job creating a box and book in pinks and roses and with plenty of tea prints.  I just love it.

Didn't she do a fabulous job?  She included everything I like and enjoy.  Thank you SO much, ValeryAnn!  Below are pictures of what I sent to her.  Jean was very sweet to help me out in showing me what a tag book was.  I sort of guessed on putting it together.  I had bits and pieces of vintage things that I included to give the box and tags interest and texture including buttons, labels, feathers, stamps, lace, etc.  Enjoy!

Thank you also, Jean, for hostessing this fun swap!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hot Tea Month

Yes, January is Hot Tea Month.  I made this Etsy treasury this morning to celebrate that.  To further celebrate, I'll be announcing a giveaway shortly....not sure exactly when...just shortly.  Can you guess it will be tea related?  Until then, relax with a hot cup of tea and please enjoy the treasury and the pretty things these Etsy sellers have to offer (feel free to click on the pictures to see up close anything that you take a particular fancy to). 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hearts and Roses

You know I can't resist hearts and roses--especially guilloche pieces and pink!  I added these to my shop is a rather large guilloche piece.  It was designed as a pendant and could certainly be used as one, but I put it on some ribbon so that it may be seen to be used as an ornament as well.

Then I played some with my new rose beads and made this pretty pin last weekend. I really do like these beads and thought they worked well into this setting.  I love the detail and the rich pink coloring.

Hope you like them too.  Enjoy!