I have a few more yummy pictures of my little shopping excursion last week:
And the best for last!
It's hard to tell from the picture, but the tree is actually pink, with all vintage ornaments. It was quite a bit bigger than the other trees pictured, and priced at $500. Sigh. A girl can dream, can't she?
Friday Freebies all week long!! Yes, folks tune in every day this week until next Friday for a cute little freebie!
I was just at Home Depot when I got a blogging inspiration. Wha? You see, in Southern California we don't have snow. Well, actually, it did snow once for about ten minutes around 25 years ago. Short-lived flurries. Pfft.
But what we do have here are fabulously gorgeous poinsettias!! They are grown in San Diego's North County by a grower who supplies about 90% of the world's (yes, the WORLD'S) commercial poinsettias! So they're everywhere in every variety of red, and they're big and beautiful and healthy and lush!
Salmon pink and red!
Candy cane red and white!
Okay, let's talk about this horror. Spray painting LIVE poinsettias with gold paint and glitter?!
These pics were taken with my iphone, I didn't take my camera to Home Depot because I didn't expect there to be a picture taking opportunity, LOL!
Here's a pretty lady sporting a poinsettia for you:
Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving, we certainly did. I do LOVE Thanksgiving! But, here comes Christmas! I'm forgoing fighting the crowds at the malls today, and I'm hoping to deck the halls with holly this weekend. Not literally. But at least put the tree up and get started decorating it. I've acquired quite a few new Christmassy items this year, I'm anxious to see how it all goes together. Here's a Friday Freebie to get you going for Christmas:
Click, then right click and save ;) Thanks for stopping by!
Yes I am behind on my Friday freebies. And you're going to get one today.
But if you like my images, you may be pleased to hear that I am offering a Blog Special on my collage sheets! I even have a coupon code!! You can click here to go to my Etsy shoppe, or click on the sidebar, "My Etsy". My shoppe is also called Over the Rainebeau and I have lots of new holiday collage sheets in themes of White Christmas, Blue Santa, O Christmas Tree, Pink Retro Christmas, Shabby Chic Christmas, I'll have a Blue Christmas, and so it goes. If you make a purchase, you must use the coupon code BLOG20 when making your Paypal payment and you will automatically receive a 20% discount!! This offer is only good on collage sheets purchased from Over the Rainebeau.
And here is a tempting little sample: (Click, then right click and save)
Wishing you all a happy, safe, peaceful Thanksgiving!!
And I am thankful for ANYONE who stops by and reads my blog!! :)
Well, I feel like I'm cheating on Thanksgiving this year. I seem to be going right into Christmas, which is probably just about right, since it takes me days to decorate. But I do love Thanksgiving...OK, I promise to give it at least three days of my undivided attention--two for cooking and one for eating. OK, four days, two for cooking and two for eating! But after that, it's ALL Christmas ALL the time!
I have been diligently listing new collage sheets and fairy slippers in my etsy shoppes, here's a sneak peek: And here's a little freebie from one of my collage sheets:
I trust that you all had a happy Halloween. I'm packing the Halloween decs away, although I will miss them, I had a blast creating for Halloween this year. I loved doing Kari's "Best Halloween Ever" and "Sweet and Sinister Swap", if she does it again next year, I highly recommend it!
I wanted to share a picture of the birthday cake composed of flowers my daughter sent me, deliciously flowery and worthy of Marie herself!
Marti and I have been busily creating fairy/Marie Antoinette slippers and were featured in the current issue of Stamper's Sampler. It's a bittersweet affair though, as Marti wasn't credited with the slippers she created. So here is a picture of the spread, with credits for the slippers each of us created:
And we were featured in another Etsy treasury, included with some wonderful Marie delights, which you can view here:
As promised, here is a pic of the lovely goodies that I received from Pam: There's a cute, "stuft prim" black cat, some terrific ephemera for more crafting, some sinister skull ornaments all glittered up, some fabulous buttons at least one of which I want to make into a ring, a really cute altered tin filled with black candies, and I love how she altered that silver tray!! Thanks so much, Pam, I love it!
I have had so much fun doing Kari's Sweet and Sinister Swap this year! It's a private blog with lots of fun seasonal tutorials and also a swap with a black and white theme. We're to include at least one handmade item, one vintage item, one home decor item, something sinister and something sweet! All in BLACK AND WHITE! I just love themes and challenges, it makes you focus on things you may not have picked up on otherwise. I was assigned a sweet :) partner, Pam, and had lots of fun making, collecting and gathering things for her Sweet and Sinister package, here's a peek at what I sent to her: Just to be sinister and suspenseful ;), I'll post the lovely goodies she sent to me...tomorrow!
Well, late again. Maybe I should just change it to Frequent Freebie ;)
Here's a Halloween cutie for you: Click, then right click and save ;)
Last Sunday, San Diego's Little Italy
held a Festa for Columbus Day Weekend, complete with large models of the Pinta, Nina and Santa Maria, gondola and gondoliers, and a Gesso Italiano--Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Contest! There were some amazing ones, here's a sample: A little bit sad to think that they are just so much dust now. Ephemeral beauty. Still there was Italian music, wonderful food, and arts and crafts for sale. Just a terrific day!