I decided that I would show a few things at random every so often amongst the scrapbook pages and other creative things. Actually this large wreath is one I did several years ago. I used to make these and sell them. It has such a cottage garden feeling. This must be timeless, because I have had it hanging on my wall now since 1995 and I still get so many compliments on it.
I love mercury glass, and would like to collect this stuff.
I actually really do like to collect these type of dishes, with scenes on them. I am not sure what this is called, but it might be called toile. If anyone knows please let me know. I have many of these plates with scenes on them. And the clock is a toile design that says Paris on it. My favorite is french country decor.
*Hey here is an update. The dishes that I love to collect are called transferware. Thanks to Diane Knotts. She didn't even know she helped me out on that one.
Hey here is an idea. Place a cast iron door mat in the middle of your table for a great centerpiece mat. These also make the best trivets for hot casseroles.
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!