Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pink Saturday

Good Morning, Hope all is well with you this morning, I thought I would take a little stroll down memory lane and see how many of you also remember these pieces I am showing you. This is called a Rosette and was used in homes years ago. Was mounted on the ceiling or the wall, used a light bulb and had a pull chain to turn it on and off. We had these in our house though not as fancy as this one. I found these in my hunt with the old house. They are porcelain and of course have little pink flowers on them.

I grew up in a family of seven children in the mountains of West Virginia in the same little community I now live in. A Happy home where we all worked in My Dads business and raised a very large garden to help feed our family, Also had farm animals, Cows, hogs and sometimes chickens. I never liked the farm work nor the garden but I am very grateful to my parents now for the way I was taught. We did not have running water nor an inside bathroom. My first bathroom was when Darrell and I married and moved into our first home. I will never forget the way my children reacted when they saw their first outhouse in later years, They called it a little house on the Prairie House as this was the only place they had seen an outhouse. Children today have no idea how easy they have it and most do not appreciate the little things in life such as inside plumbing, turning the faucet on for water or automatic washer and dryer for laundry.
I could go on and on but would be to much for one day. I will share other stories with you later.

The main thing is to know how grateful I am for my Parents and all my brothers and sisters and how grateful I am for the lessons life has taught me.
Be sure you stop over to Bevs blog and take a stroll through all the great blogs today. Just click on the little pink lady on the left and you will be on your way.
Hope you have a very Blessed week and have wonderful memories of your own.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Back in My Studio at Last

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Back in my studio yesterday for the first time since the middle on November, With all the candy making and the holidays I didn't get to do any painting before the holidays and for the month on January, I have spent my days at the computer getting the website up to date and opening the Etsy Shop. Of all the craft I have worked at in my life, decorative painting is my love. I went to my studio yesterday and it was so relaxing to just sit and paint and forget about everything for a while, I like it best when I am working on something I just want to paint and not on something on order. I completed three pieces yesterday. I am a very fast painter which you have to become if you intend to make money at it.

Darrell has been back in his shop the last couple day also. He loves it as much as I love to Paint. He has been working on a toy box for Madison since before the holidays, It is beautiful and I plan to paint some Faeries on it. I will share it with you when we get it finished. Lamps are one of the things we both love and the two below are made from vintage silver teapots. Darrell does the electrical work and then it is my turn, I painted one of these with soft pink roses and the other with hydrangea , These two designs are my best sellers, The other item is a vintage sewing machine drawer with a beautiful hydrangea design on it. You will find these for sale on my website and also on Etsy.

We got up this morning to an Ice storm which covers the states around us. I guess the best thing about being retired is we do not have to leave the house if we don't choose to. Very few advantages to getting old. LOL! Roads are clear now but suppose to get more tonight and tomorrow.
Hope you are staying warm and enjoying your winter and to you in the South, Thank your lucky stars, The older I get the less I like the Winter.
Come visit my website when you get a minute,

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pink Saturday

Good Morning,
I am running a little late this morning, Sleep in as I have a slight cold. Sorry for the delay, I have got to learn how to post and have it come up later.

Going to share the two wonderful little ladies in our life. Our Granddaughters, Miranda is our oldest at 15 and belongs to our Daughter Stacey. Madison is the little one at 3 and belongs to our Son Joseph. They are lucky enough to live next door to each other so they are like sisters, Madison calls Miranda Sis. She of course wants to do everything Miranda does, When they were all home for Christmas they were clowning around for pictures and thought I would share them with you and Madison is trying to do just what Miranda does.

Also to let you know Darrell is doing fine after having the heart stint. Just resting and is in the shop a little so getting back to normal. Thank You God for our Blessings.

Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed week


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Just a little News

So sorry I missed Pink Saturday this week. Had a health emergency with my Hubby. As I have let you know before we live out in the country, pretty far from everything, About 100 miles from our doctors and hospital. On Friday, He came in after going to the Barber with slight chest pain, After a while and a couple baby aspirin I decided to check his blood pressure and it was very high, 190 over 112, he never has blood pressure problems, I told him to get ready as we were going the 100 miles to the hospital. Stopped at a local clinic for her to get his pressure and it was high, she gave him aspirin and told me to take him on. When we got there they put him in the trauma unit, EKG was normal. Blood test showed heart enzymes high so they admitted him, Saturday morning had a heart cath and had to have a stint in for a 95% blockage, This makes him four stints, We have been so lucky and every time got him to the hospital before a heart attack so no damage to the heart. God is so Good to us. We are back home now. He has lung disease so I worry so much about any surgery he may have as it would be hard on his lungs.
Hope to be back in the grove for next Saturday.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

My Lollishop is OPEN

I am here to tell you I have been at this "puter" so much this month that I think my But is Glued to the seat, I have added over 50 new items to my website, about 20 items into Etsy and TODAY I got my lollishop open. Just click on the lollishop picture on the left and it will take you right over for a look and great shopping. The items below are some of what I got listed today. I decided to go with the fanciful creations from our studio for now. Wonderful gifts for Valentines Day, which is so close you can touch it. Between all my shops I have hundries more items to get listed in the coming weeks.

For a little update from the mountains, it is blue cold here right now. So glad to be in the house where it is warm, Darrell had some minor surgery this month so has been recuperating very nicely and is back in the shop today. He was working on a toy box for Madison before Christmas to go with her table and chairs, We plan to visit Tennessee the first week of Feb. and want to take it to her. Will share it with you when finished, I plan to paint it to match the table.

Hope you are staying in where it is warm, This is one of the times I am glad Darrell is retired and doesn't have to get out in the cold, There is a little advantage to getting old. LOL! BUT!
not many.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Early Pink Saturday Jan 10

Hey! I decided to post a little early this week. Got so much going on and have a few minutes tonight. This has been one fast week, Darrell had some minor surgery to repair some damage that was done to his nose as a child so we spent the day on Tuesday at the Hospital and back today for a check up. As I have told you before we live really out in the country, so we are about 100 miles from the hospital and our Doctors so when we have to go it takes a whole day. You just learn to deal with it . We do live in "Almost Heaven" LOL!
I spent the rest of the time this week getting my shop opened on Etsy and joined a couple more chat groups to network. Anyone who doesn't do the website or is on the computer would believe all the time it takes to get it all done, It is very hard to find time to work on product. You all know what I am talking about.
This first picture is just a few of the items we have been adding to the website in the new year, so much more to come.
We have had a wonderful jeweler to join us, For now we will be featuring her custom designed watches, We will be adding these to our sites this week. Some wonderful designs and of Course Pink. We will add more of her work as the weeks pass. Come check it out.

This last picture is a beautiful vintage tea service we have hand painted with gorgeous pink roses. I have a real hard time finding complete sets in great condition. This is the first one I have had in a while.

Be sure you jump on over to Bevs blog to visit all the blogs that are participating in this weeks Pink Saturday. Click on the little pink lady on the left and you will be on your way.
Hope you have a blessed Week

Saturday, January 3, 2009

First Pink Saturday of 2009

Good Morning,
Sure glad to return to Pink Saturday, have been to busy the last couple weeks to get in.
Hope you had a wonderful holiday, Our was wonderful, big family and all. Usually people get to slow down in January but for me it is just as busy as before the holidays. Can't wait to get on to new things. Have been working on my website at vintagetochic, open an Etsy store and going to open the Lollishop this week, Be sure and stop in to browse.
Decided my pink this week would be a sweet little table and chairs Darrell and I made for Madison, our granddaughter for Christmas, She is three and this Christmas was amazing for her, and for us to watch her, We have she and Miranda who is 15. They grow up so fast. We decided to make it on the practical side so she can get some good use out of it and then in a few years we will doll it up for her, Drawing is one on her favorite things to do. Later I will share a drawing she gave me for Christmas. Darrell built the set from Oak so it will last for many generations to come. I painted one chair pink and one lavender and did the table to match. On the top I painted her A,B,C, and numbers and of course her name.
Bev is hopeing to have a record number to participate this week so skip on over to her blog and visit as many as you can. The little pink lady of the left will take you right over.
My wish for all of you is a wonderful and prosperous new year and many good memories with family and friends.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Gifts from Bloggers and Friends

Hello to All.
First I want to wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous new year, 2008 has been a wonderful year for my family and I know 2009 will be even better, I never understand why some people get so down when the new year rolls around, For me it is a wonderful new start.
I always have so many new ideals rolling around in my head and can't wait to get them started.
Darrell and I usually plan a home project for the first couple of month and this year is no different, We are planning to paint and redo a couple of bedrooms. Will let you follow along with us.
Have so many wonderful things in the works for the website so be sure you come by and visit.
Also will be opening a shop on Etsy and one on Lollishops and joining the Friday Flea Market sales. Great new beginnings.
This was my first year to blog and to join chat groups on line and I must tell you it has been amazing, I have made many wonderful new virtual friends and love conversing with all of you and taking a little glimpse into each others homes.
The gifts below are from some great friends and fellow bloggers. I love each piece and will enjoy them for years to come.
This first group of goodies came from Melissa in ID. She was my swap partner in the Snowflakes and Sparkles Swap. I love it all. Her blog is

This vision of pink came from Cami in Texas, She was my partner in the Vintage Christmas Swap. Received a beautiful set of pink dinner napkins in this group and in another swap I got a set of napkin rings that match perfectly.

All these goodies, and of course in pink Came from Victoria who was my partner in our Shabby Lane Swap. A wonderful group of sellers. Beautiful and the sachet smells wonderful. A gorgeous addition to my bathroom.

This one Came form Louise in NM. She sent me the wonderful napkin rings. Also in this group I got the most beautiful Christmas Banner and Darrell packed it away in our Christmas decoration before I got a picture, I will treasure it for years to come and think of her each time I get it out.

This group of goodies came from our PRH group. A wonderful group of ladies I have become acquainted with this year and enjoy chatting with. I was even able to meet 2 of them ( Shirl and Jen) who also live in West Virginia. It is great to be able to put a face with someone you have met on line. Steph sent me the beautiful frame and Christmas ornaments, Katie sent me a hand painted book marker that is perfect for my bible, A beautiful pair of earrings from Lorena,
The sweetest little jingle bell rock from Vickie, and a beautiful little Victorian calender from Karen. I sure hope I have not forgotten anyone.
Going to spend the next few days working on the puter and getting my website up dated and new merchandise on.
Again I Hope everyone has a wonderful and prosperous new year.